Veteran-founded McWilliams Heating, Cooling and Plumbing shares summer cooling strategies

As Texas summers continue to heat up, keeping the home cool and comfortable is a top priority for many Texans.

To combat rising temperatures, Houston HVAC contractor McWilliams Heating, Cooling and Plumbing is offering tips on keeping residences in top shape.

McWilliams Heating, Cooling and Plumbing is a 50-year-old, veteran-founded business that offers HVAC, plumbing and generator services with no overtime fees from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

“Our motto, ‘We’re not comfortable until you are,’ extends not only to our customers, but also to our team and the communities in which we serve. Our top-notch team is professional, reliable and knowledgeable,” marketing strategist Stacy Dicks said.

Unlike other states, Texas summers are uniquely characterized by their intensity and longevity.

Key aspects that make Texas summers stand out:

  • High temperatures: Temperatures regularly soar well above 90 F and can even surpass 100 F for days on end.
  • Humidity: While not as humid as some other regions, Texas still experiences significant humidity, particularly in coastal areas of Houston and Galveston. The combination of heat and humidity can make it feel even hotter, contributing to the discomfort.
  • Drought: Texas summers often bring prolonged periods of drought. With limited rainfall and high evaporation rates due to the heat, water scarcity becomes a significant concern for agriculture, landscaping and water resources.
  • Thunderstorms: Despite the dryness, Texas experiences frequent thunderstorms during the summer months, especially in the afternoon and evening. These storms can bring heavy rainfall, lightning, and gusty winds, providing temporary relief from the heat but also posing risks of flooding and property damage.
  • Air conditioning: Given the extreme temperatures, air conditioning is essential in Texas during the summer. Homes, businesses, and vehicles are equipped with powerful AC systems to provide relief from the heat, allowing people to function comfortably indoors.

With all these key aspects, keeping a house cool can be essential for a multitude of reasons, including health and comfort; productivity and sleep quality; preservation of property; energy efficiency; prevention of mold and mildew; and comfort of pets.

“Overall, maintaining a cool indoor environment during Texas summers is crucial for your health, comfort, property preservation, energy efficiency and the well-being of your pets,” Dicks said.

To help combat any issues that arise with warmer temperatures, McWilliams Heating, Cooling and Plumbing offers solutions for indoor air quality, dehumidification, air conditioning repair and energy-efficient air conditioning replacement options.

Other services include air conditioning installation and maintenance, along with heating, HVAC and plumbing services.

How to keep systems in top shape:

  • Regular maintenance: Schedule annual HVAC maintenance with a professional technician before the summer season begins.
  • Change air filters: Regularly replace your HVAC system’s air filters, ideally every one to three months, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Programmable thermostat: Install a programmable or smart thermostat to regulate indoor temperatures more effectively.
  • Seal air leaks: Seal any gaps or leaks around doors, windows, ductwork and vents to prevent cool air from escaping and hot air from entering your home.
  • Use ceiling fans: Utilize ceiling fans to complement your HVAC system.
  • Shade windows: Install blinds, curtains, or shades on windows to block out sunlight and reduce solar heat gain.
  • Control humidity: Maintain optimal indoor humidity levels to prevent mold and mildew growth, dust mites, and other moisture-related issues. Use dehumidifiers in damp areas like bathrooms and consider using air conditioners equipped with humidity control features.

Interested in making sure your AC system is ready for summer? Call 346-620-0221 or visit to schedule an appointment.

The above story was produced by Community Impact’s Senior Multi Platform Journalist Sierra Rozen with information solely provided by the local business as part of its “sponsored content” purchase through our advertising team.