June 15th, 2020
You might have read this blog title and thought to yourself,
“An AC cools, isn’t ice normal?”
Unfortunately, it definitely is not. Ice is never used in
the cooling process, and is not an effective way to cool the home. Rather,
electricity and refrigerant is used to pull heat out from your home, and blow
cooled air from the refrigerant process back in through your vents.
If you do discover
ice on your air conditioner, a.k.a a frozen air conditioner, it’s time to call
The Maynard Man. But how do you know if your AC is, in fact, frozen? Read on!
June 1st, 2020
If you’ve never heard of short-cycling, you’re fortunate!
Short-cycling is the name of the process in which an HVAC system rapidly shuts
off and turns back on, rather than going through regular cycles. This is both a
symptom of a problem and a problem itself!
You may be able to make a few simple adjustments to fix this
issue, but if the root cause is serious, then you need The Maynard Man! Unless
you address and eliminate short-cycling, your air conditioner can require more
repairs and even break down a lot sooner than it would have otherwise.
May 18th, 2020
No matter what drainpipe we’re talking about, there is a
very good chance that at some point, you’ll deal with a clog. Whether it’s hair
in the bathroom, food particles in the kitchen, or waste backup in the sewer
line, your plumbing is naturally susceptible.
Of course, you can help prevent drain clogs in your home! But,
it’s not by using store-bought, liquid drain cleaner.
May 4th, 2020
Spring will be turning into summer faster than we realize,
but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the little bit of it that’s left. When
spending so much time indoors lately, this means ensuring the air you breath
keeps you healthy and comfortable.
The Maynard Man has some tips to share with you below to
ensure this is the case.
Poor indoor air quality, no matter the time of year or
current circumstances, is a significant health concern. In addition to the risk
of virus transmission, pollutants like pollen, dust, and smoke can get trapped
in your home. This causes allergies and asthma symptoms to flare up, and can
even make a healthy person ill.
Long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality can even
produce chronic symptoms like fatigue, headaches, brain fog, and respiratory
irritation. If you’re not already thinking about how you can improve your
indoor air quality, now is the time to consider this!
April 20th, 2020
With temperatures still in the mild range and other pressing
matters on our minds, it may seem strange to see a blog post about air
conditioners. Still though, summer will be here before we know it. You deserve
optimal comfort inside your home. If you have an aging air conditioner or a
cooling system in disrepair, managing these needs now will save you both time and money later.
The Maynard Man often gets asked how to tell if an air
conditioner needs replacement. After all, sometimes it can get by with another
repair. The short answer to this question is, “it depends.” It truly does
depend, on a number of factors. Read below as The Maynard Man outlines some
questions to ask yourself to determine what your next best step might be.
April 6th, 2020
Homeowners across the nation and beyond are understandably concerned with their health and safety during this season. We are staying updated and are committed to keeping our customers and employees up to date as well, on guidelines and precautions our community is taking during this time.
As we continue to learn and share information, we also want to ensure our customers are doing everything they can to maintain optimal comfort in their homes, too. That said, this is the time of year that the Maynard Man recommends scheduling a spring AC tune-up.
March 23rd, 2020
Even just a decade or so ago, fully automated homes may have seemed like a thing of science fiction. But they’re here now! In fact, it’s possible to have an almost fully automated home. Imagine how convenient this would be. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it at all. You can live it, by contacting The Maynard Man for professional smart home services in Nashville.
Read on as The Maynard Man uncovers where we can help you
automate your home, and share the benefits of doing so!
February 24th, 2020
We don’t expect our customers to have x-ray vision and know
what’s going on with the plumbing system behind their walls and beneath their
floors. Our plumbers don’t have that either! What we do have are the right
tools and methods to handle a variety of plumbing problems and to inspect your
plumbing to make sure it’s healthy.
Do you have a clog forming? What’s the source of that clog?
Is corrosion occurring, or do you already have a leak—maybe multiple leaks? Read
on as we uncover how we can answer these questions and help you achieve a
healthy plumbing system in 2 simple steps.
February 10th, 2020
As easy as it is to blame power surges on storms, the fact
is that storms are only a small part of the problem. Power surges occur when
there is an increased demand for energy and it causes a sudden spike in the
flow of electricity. This spike can destroy electrical circuitry throughout
your home—damaging appliances and other important electronic equipment.
Storm season plays a role, but power surges can occur from
something seemingly benign, like your powerful furnace cycling on. The Maynard
Man is here to tell you about the risks these power surges bring to your home!
January 20th, 2020
Ever heard the phrase, “You’re in hot water now”? The
Maynard Man is here to tell you…that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
In fact, we use hot water every day, multiple times a day—which
is often taken for granted. It’s essential for showering, bathing, and cleaning.
But we can’t enjoy the convenience of this without an efficient and effective
If you find yourself or a member of your family constantly
complaining about taking cold showers—it may not mean that your water heater
isn’t working right. To stay in hot water, you may simply need an upgrade.