Indoor Air Analysis

Fact of the day, 1 out of every 6 people who suffer from allergies does so because of a direct relationship to the fungi and bacteria in their duct system.

Your home may have many sources of pollutants that could affect your families health, comfort, and/or safety. So, how healthy is your air inside your home? 

You can find out today with an indoor air analysis done! Call 731-668-7492 to schedule your air analysis today! 

Giving Back to School

As many of you know we have been giving back 1% of residential ticket sales a non-profit charity or school of choice. Here is a quick reminder to mention your favorite school next time you call so we can give 1% to them because this is only for a limited time! Also, make sure to check back at the beginning of each month to find out the ranking and the amount that the schools and non-profit charities will be receiving. 

Giving Back to Non-Profit Charities

Good morning y’all! As many of you know we have been giving back 1% of residential ticket sales to a non-profit charity or school of choice. Here is a quick reminder to mention your favorite non-profit charity next time you call so we can give 1% to them! Also, make sure to tune back at the beginning of each month to find out the ranking and the amount that the schools and non-profit charities will be receiving. 

5 Tips to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat

Most of this week have been under a heat advisory, and it will continue through this weekend. So this mean hot hot hot outside, and you need tips on how to beat the heat for your special four-legged friend. Here are 5 great tips with links to recipes and items to help your furry friend beat the heat this summer. If you have any other great tip, please comment below! 

This website has several great frozen treat recipes to try!

This website has several great frozen treat recipes to try!

Freezing the dog toys will also keep your pup busy for hours!

Freezing the dog toys will also keep your pup busy for hours!

 Tip #4 get a cooling pad and most cooling pads are pressure or weight activated cooling gel keeps your pet comfortable for hours, no need to freeze or chill!

 Tip #4 get a cooling pad and most cooling pads are pressure or weight activated cooling gel keeps your pet comfortable for hours, no need to freeze or chill!

Grooming and brushing your dog regularly is the best way to keep your dog cool and not have hair all over the place

Grooming and brushing your dog regularly is the best way to keep your dog cool and not have hair all over the place

Our New Marketing Plan

Hey y’all! I wanted to give a little intro about who is behind McCoy’s Heating & Air marketing. My name is Larissa and I am the marketing coordinator for McCoy’s! I just graduated from Union University, so this is my first big girl job. We are changing it up a bit in the way we go about our marketing and social media presence. You will notice that our ads will be changing and adding a promo code to them. If you see or hear the promo code make sure to mention it when you call us (PS you will find out about specials and sales we have going on)! Also, we will be changing who we will be advertising with so you might start seeing/hearing us where you didn’t before. Furthermore, we want more of our customers on our social media so please like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and soon Pinterest. I might even do a prize if we reach to a 1,000 likes/follow!! Now our social media has been boring in the past so I get why you didn’t want to follow but now it will have recipes, tips, decor/crafts, activities and more. Well that’s it folks so tune in next time to find out HVAC and plumbing tips plus what’s going on around here!

Reliable Technology: York® LX Series Packaged Units

For simplicity and reliability, LX Series packaged units employ proven controls to simplify operation and ensure reliability. Information on unit status, start-up and operating temperatures simplifies installation and troubleshooting for contractors while ensuring optimum performance and energy savings for homeowners.

Pre-Service Checklist

Reduce service costs by reviewing this checklist of issues.

Before calling your York® Dealer for service, take a moment to make sure you're prepared for the appointment. Here are a few things to do in preparation for your service appointment:
 

Review the troubleshooting guide and be prepared to explain the issues that you're experiencing.

  • Check your air filter. A dirty air filter is a common cause of problems.
  • Write down the model numbers of all your York® products.
  • Know how long ago your problem began.
  • Make sure the system is accessible – remove anything blocking your products.
  • Keep pets in a separate room so they don't get overly excited.
  • Arrange for an adult (18 or over) to be home to allow entry to your home.
  • Provide a phone number to receive a call from the technicians to confirm the service visit.
  • If you rent your home, get your landlord's permission to have your system serviced.
  • If you discover your heat pump or air conditioner is frozen, shut it off to allow it to thaw before the technician arrives.

Replacing Existing Equipment

According to the rule of thumb, you know you need to replace your HVAC or furnace when the cost of repairs approaches 30% of the value of your heating or cooling system.

That’s because a new system can be 50% more efficient if the existing unit is more than 12 years old. With new equipment, the utility savings start paying you back immediately. Plus, you may avoid costly repair bills in the years ahead.

Learn why remodeling your home may affect your heating and cooling requirements.

How a Replacement Pays You Back

Advancements in central heating and cooling technology are improving energy efficiency as much as 7% per year. So replacing a heat pump , air conditioner or furnace that is more than 10 years old may be a smart move. Our highest efficiency York® systems can cut your heating and cooling bills in half, depending on the efficiency of your old system.

Comfort is a Consideration, Too

An uncomfortable home can be a sign of improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation. Dust, pollen and mold spores can invade your house from leaky ducts that pull dirty air from attics, crawl spaces and basements. Sealing your ducts may be a solution — as well as adding air cleaning equipment. Either way, a properly installed system, ductwork, coils and filters can save money — and your health.

Easy Serviceability: York® LX Series Packaged Units

With new LX Series packaged units, major components -- compressor, refrigeration controls and blower -- are all accessible from the front, and the evaporator coil slides out for easy cleaning. Plus, standardized parts mean contractors carry fewer replacement parts on the service truck, and homeowners get a simpler design that runs reliably season after season.

Maintenance Tips

Enjoy the full potential of your York® product and extend its useful life with these helpful maintenance tips.

Although mechanical heating and cooling equipment is complex, there are some basic preventive maintenance procedures that you can perform to keep your system running at its best. (If your air conditioner or heat pump is more than 10 years old or your furnace is more than 12 years, call your York® Dealer to see how much you can reduce your utility bills with today’s more energy efficient equipment.)

Indoor Air Quality Equipment Maintenance

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for changing (or cleaning) air filters in air handlers/furnaces and other home comfort equipment. Some air cleaners require only an annual filter change, while others need more frequent replacement.
  • Maintaining proper humidity levels can greatly reduce airborne allergens. Make sure pans and coils of humidification/dehumidification unit are clean and free of debris.
  • Regularly clean your return grills to prevent dust and debris from accumulating in ducts and clogging filters.
  • Examine ducts around air handler for holes, loose tape or separated sections that might allow air infiltration.
  • Make sure air system is balanced to avoid negative air pressure from pulling pollens and allergens into home. Consider using a dedicated ventilation system to introduce filtered outside air to create positive pressure with clean air.

Air Handler Maintenance

  • Examine ducts around air handler for holes, loose tape or separated sections that might leak air.
  • Replace your air handler filter once a month to reduce airflow restrictions and wasted energy.

    Air Conditioner Maintenance/Heat Pump Maintenance

    • Clean dust or move objects away from the grates that supply air into each room. Do the same to the large return grate, usually in a hallway, to ensure proper air flow.
    • Clear leaves and debris from the system’s outdoor condenser unit grille. If the interior unit is dirty, contact your contractor to perform a power wash that will not bend the fins of the grille.
    • Examine ducts in attic or crawl space for holes, loose tape or separated sections that might leak air.
    • Trim shrubbery to allow at least two feet of clearance from the unit.
    • Set the thermostat mode to cooling (and heating for heat pumps) to make sure it’s working. Contact the dealer for service if you hear any unusual noises.
    • Replace your air handler filter once a month to reduce airflow restrictions and wasted energy.
    • Make sure condensate line is clear to allow liquid runoff.
    • Set up annual checkup of your system.

    Gas Furnace Maintenance

    • Confirm that the furnace runs completely through a normal cycle from start-up to shut-down. Look at the thermostat reading to confirm that the system shuts off when reaching the high temperature setpoint. (If otherwise, you have a short cycling problem requiring a service call.)
    • Clean dust or move objects away from the grates that supply air into each room and the large return grate, usually in a hallway, to ensure proper air flow.
    • Make sure obstacles are cleared away from the furnace and the safety switch on the furnace door.
    • Check the vent connections for the exhaust pipe and chimney for rust or gaps.
    • Make sure your CO2 monitor is operating properly and that it has fresh batteries.
    • Replace furnace filters annually.

    How to air seal attic plumbing pipe

    In this Vine-style video learn how to identify a plumbing pipe/plumbing vent in your attic and seal leaks surrounding it. Plumbing pipes and plumbing vents that penetrate your attic floor can have gaps around them and leak air making your home less energy efficient. By sealing these gaps, you can save money, save energy, make your home more comfortable, and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change. And, it’s easy to do yourself.

    Here are the steps to seal the leaks around your plumbing pipes/plumbing vents:

    1. Carefully enter your attic (for safety you may want to lay a piece of plywood across the floor joists to stand or kneel on) and identify the plumbing pipe (vent). The pipe will be made of either plastic or cast iron – and it shouldn’t be hot to the touch! If it is, it’s a flue and not the pipe you want to seal!
    2. Once the pipe is identified, push back the existing insulation around it.
    3. Once the existing insulation is pushed aside, look for gaps between the pipe and attic floor.
    4. If the gaps are large, stuff fiberglass insulation into the gaps so the spray foam does not fall in.
    5. Then, apply spray foam over the gaps around the pipe and let the foam dry and cure for at least 30 minutes.
    6. Once the foam is dried, replace existing insulation over foam.
    7. You’re done with this step! Now there are a couple of other things you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency:
    - Make sure you have enough insulation in your attic; learn how to measure your insulation : https://youtu.be/mrkqiRY3drU?list=PLM...
    - Determine how much R-value you need for where you live : http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c...
    - Check for other air leaks : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
    Not enough insulation in your attic? Time to install more. Not sure if you can handle the job yourself? Watch this video to find out if you should DIY or hire a contractor: https://youtu.be/EAviffw4SFk?list=PLM...

    Want to save money? Be sure to check for any ENERGY STAR partner rebates offered in your area: http://www.energystar.gov/rebate-finder

    Take the ENERGY STAR pledge and track your energy efficient improvements at My ENERGY STAR: https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/m...

    Subscribe to the ENERGY STAR channel for more ideas to save energy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_...

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    YORK® Home Comfort: Introducing YORK® LX Residential Split System Launch

    There’s a fine line between attention to detail and obsession. The new YORK® LX Series residential split systems cross that line to bring you the most durable, serviceable and cost-effective range in our history. We’ve invested more than 125,000 hours of research, design and testing to make the LX series the easiest you’ll ever work with. Watch the expert engineering and advanced manufacturing processes that went into creating our most innovative product line yet.

    Award-Winning Products

    The fact that York® products are built right has been recognized by many prestigious industry awards. That's because our innovative design and user friendly features help save energy, ensure sustainability and simplify maintenance.

    Good Housekeeping Seal

    Good Housekeeping Seal Since 2005
    Most York® Residential Products
    This recognized emblem of assurance is given to York® products backed by Good Housekeeping magazine's Consumer Policy. The policy promises a refund or replacement for defective products within two years of being sold by an authorized dealer. It's the kind of recognition you expect from a product that delivers the quality you deserve.

    Best Buy Award

    A Consumers Digest Best Buy
    Affinity™ YP9C Gas Furnace
    For 50 years, people have trusted Consumers Digest magazine to identify outstanding values in a complex marketplace. That's why we're proud that a Consumers Digest Award was awarded to the York® Affinity™ YP9C 33-inch modulating gas furnace. It's the kind of recognition that shows that our high quality means high value for you.

    AHR Expo Innovation Award

    2009 AHR Expo Innovation Award
    Affinity™ YP9C Gas Furnace
    We took the top award among critical heating and cooling professionals: The 98% AFUE performance and modulating design of the Affinity™ YP9C gas furnace won the heating category of the prestigious 2009 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition.

    ACH&R News Dealer Design Gold Award

    2009 ACH&R News Dealer Design - Gold Award
    Affinity™ 33-inch Modulating Gas Furnaces
    This award is given by leading dealers to products that provide all the features contractors desire in a gas furnace — in this case, including 33-inch height for installation in tight spaces and a variable-speed fan in non-condensing 80% AFUE models.

    ACH&R News Dealer Design - Silver Award

    2009 ACH&R News Dealer Design - Silver Award
    Affinity™ Horizontal Discharge Condensing Unit
    York® quality and innovation win again in our slim 2.5- to 5-ton horizontal discharge models. This design features compact MicroChannel Coil technology to create a narrow profile that fits practically anywhere.

    How to measure attic insulation

    In this vine style video learn how to measure your attic insulation; having the right amount of attic insulation in your home will save money, save energy, make your home more comfortable, and reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change.

    Adding insulation to the attic is generally a moderately difficult do it yourself (DIY) project, but the benefits can be substantial. The first step is to determine if you attic has enough insulation for where you live; start by measuring your attic insulation levels – in general, if you can see your joists, you need more insulation. With the right information and a quick look around your attic you’ll be able to make energy efficient improvements that help improve the energy efficiency of your home.

    Here are the steps for measuring your attic insulation level:
    1. Insert a ruler or a yardstick into your insulation, record the depth
    2. If the insulation is uneven across the attic, take multiple measurements and average them
    3. Take a photo of your attic insulation levels for your records and we’d love for you to share them with us at on social media (see below for links)
    4. Determine how much R-value and insulation you need for where you live: https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?...
    5. Still want to know more on how to measure your attic insulation and want some personal instruction, learn more from ENERGY STAR’s Doug Anderson in this video: https://youtu.be/1i1vEkPz27E?list=PLM...

    Have the right levels of insulation? Way to go! Now be sure to check for air leaks, watch the other videos in our Rule Your Attic series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    Not enough insulation in your attic? Time to install more. Not sure if you can handle the job yourself? Watch this video to find out if you should DIY or hire a contractor: https://youtu.be/EAviffw4SFk?list=PLM...

    And be sure to check for any ENERGY STAR partner rebates offered in your area: http://www.energystar.gov/rebate-finder

    Take the ENERGY STAR pledge and track your energy efficient improvements at My ENERGY STAR: https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/m...

    Subscribe to the ENERGY STAR channel for more ideas to save energy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_...

    Visit us on social media…
    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/energystar
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/energystar
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    Federal Tax Credits: Geothermal Heat Pumps

    Geothermal heat pumps are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but use the ground instead of outside air to provide heating, air conditioning and, in most cases, hot water.  Because they use the earth's natural heat, they are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available.

    Requirements

    Must meet the requirements of the ENERGY STAR program which are in effect at the time of the expenditure.  Tax credits includes installation costs.

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    Definitions: 

    • COP (Coefficient Of Performance) - of a heat pump is the ratio of the change in heat at the "output" (the water reservoir of interest) to the supplied work.
    • EER (Energy Efficient Ratio) - The higher the EER rating, the more energy efficient the equipment is. This can result in lower energy costs. This DOE site can show how to calculate potential energy costs savings of a more efficient unit.

    More Information

    Is there a tax credit for geothermal heat pumps?

    Yes, geothermal heat pumps can qualify for a tax credit

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    When is it time to replace?

    Certain telltale signs indicate it's time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if:

    Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

    Consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.

    Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old.

    Consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified furnace, which is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. If you have a boiler, consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified boiler that is 5% more efficient than a new, standard model.

    Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up.

    Your cooling or heating equipment my have become less efficient.

    Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.

    Improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause.

    No one is home for long periods of the day and you do not have a programmable thermostat.

    Install a programmable thermostat or have a good contractor install one and instruct you on its use — to start saving energy and money while they're away or sleeping.

    Your home has humidity problems.

    Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer.

    Your home has excessive dust.

    Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution.

    Your heating or cooling system is noisy.

    You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.

    Your score on the Home Energy Yardstick is below five.

    That means your energy use at home is above average and you're probably paying more than you need to on energy bills.

    Information about Furnaces, Boilers, Heat Pumps, and Air Conditioners that have earned the ENERGY STAR.