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Are Your Ducts Leaking? Here’s Why That Matters

February 22nd, 2021
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If you have a central heating or air conditioning system in your home, then it likely relies on a system of ductwork to do its job. With ductwork often hidden behind walls, in crawlspaces, or even up the attic, it can be hard to know when there’s a problem. This is where The Maynard Man comes in!

We don’t expect you to go and check on your ducts yourself. First off, they’re not easy to access. Secondly, you don’t have the tools and you likely don’t have the training to know what you’re looking for. There are signs that your ducts are leaking, and we’ll get to that below. In the meantime, read on as we uncover how duct leaks happen and why that’s a problem.

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What The Maynard Man Needs You to Know about Gas Furnace Heat Exchangers

February 8th, 2021

The Maynard Man may be known as “The Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy Expert,” but we care about your safety, too. That’s not to say that if you have a gas furnace, you’re inherently in danger. If you don’t take proper care of that gas furnace, however, the system itself could become a danger.

Look, we know you want to keep warm in your home, and we want to help you achieve that comfort. But part of the responsibility of having a gas furnace or any gas-powered appliance for that matter, is having it properly maintained. Professional heating maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the components of your system, checking for any repair needs in the process.

As your furnace ages, it’s more prone to certain repair needs, like a cracked heat exchanger. Read on as we dive further into this and why a damaged heat exchanger is a big deal.

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The Maynard Man Helps You Save on Heating

January 25th, 2021
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The Maynard Man wants you to be satisfied with the level of comfort in your home. This is why we provide exceptional HVAC services and more. Whether temperatures are bitterly cold or sweltering hot, we have the solutions you need.

But improving your comfort is about much more than temperature. It’s about how much you’re paying for that comfort, your indoor air quality, and your overall quality of life! If you’re not doing everything possible to make sure your heater use is efficient, then you’re paying too much for comfort that’s not up to par anyway.

The Maynard Man is here to help! We’ve provided some tips to help you improve heating efficiency and start saving more on those pesky energy costs.

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Tips from the Maynard Man on Water Heater Woes

January 11th, 2021
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What’s the one thing you absolutely can’t go without inside your home? If you’re like many Nashville area residents, you may have answered, “my HVAC system” or “My TV!”

These are reasonable answers. But The Maynard Man would like you to consider one particular unsung hero to your household—the water heater.

Think about all the work this system goes through. It’s constantly running, 24/7, 365 days a year. It allows you to clean, do laundry, and take long showers with nothing but comfort.

Yet, far too many people take this for granted—until something goes wrong.

The Maynard Man understands these water heater woes, and is here to help when something goes wrong! But how do you know if something is amiss with your water heater? Read on to find out!

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The Maynard Man’s 5 Tips to Find a Plumbing Leak

December 28th, 2020
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In our previous blog post, The Maynard Man uncovered some of the things you should watch out for with your plumbing system during the winter. One plumbing problem we didn’t mention but can happen any time of the year is a leak. Leaks are oftentimes insidious—sneaking up on homeowners and not making themselves known until severe damage has already been done.

The Maynard Man is here to help! We’ve provided some leak detection tips below for any homeowner. To pinpoint the exact cause and location of your leak, you’ll want to give our team a call. But it’s a good idea to know what signs to watch out for that you have a leak so that you know to give our team a call right away! Read on as we uncover 5 tips to finding signs of a plumbing leak.

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The Maynard Man Shares Tips to Protect Your Plumbing This Winter

December 14th, 2020
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There’s no denying that winters get pretty chilly around here! The question is, what are you going to do about it? No, we don’t expect you to play Mother Nature and magically change the temperature outside. But you can absolutely take steps to protect your home as the weather gets chillier. One often overlooked part of that home is your plumbing system.

The Maynard Man is here to share with you everything that could potentially go amiss with your home’s plumbing system this winter. We’ll also share some helpful advice about how you can avoid these problems altogether. Read on…

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This Is When The Maynard Man Says You Should Replace Your Furnace

November 30th, 2020
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Furnaces don’t last forever, unfortunately. If yours is well cared for—meaning, properly maintained every year and repaired as needed—then it should theoretically last about 15 years. Beyond that point, it’s time to consider replacement. But age is not the only factor to consider, though it is a big one. The Maynard Man is here to share some signs that it may be time to consider a furnace upgrade for your household.

The thing about furnaces, especially gas-powered systems, is that the older they get and the more wear and tear they accumulate, the more dangerous and inefficient they can become. That’s not to say furnaces are inherently dangerous—they’re not! But with natural gas and the potential for CO exposure, they certainly can become so. Read on, as we uncover some serious signs that it’s time for a furnace upgrade.

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3 Signs from the Maynard Man That You Need Heating Repair

November 16th, 2020
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Hearing that you need heating repairs can send chills up your spine—especially in the dead of winter! Let’s face it, nobody wants to face expensive repair needs. But there is two ways you can bring down the expense.

The first way is to ensure you schedule annual heating maintenance with The Maynard Man (biannual if you have a year-round heat pump system). The second way is to give us a call at the first sign that you even need a repair.

During your maintenance session, we’ll be able to alert you to any small repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away. But there will always be those rare cases that repair needs crop up between tune-ups, and for that reason it’s important for you to know the 3 most common indicators that yours is in trouble. We’ve listed these below!

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Heed These 5 Furnace Care Tips from The Maynard Man

November 2nd, 2020
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If the last couple of weeks have been any indication, temperatures can change quite suddenly and quite drastically in the fall. With temperatures having dropped about 20°, particularly at night, it’s vital that you have a fully functional and efficiently operating furnace. This can only be the case, though, if you take good care of it.

Fortunately, The Maynard Man is here to help you! Read on as we uncover some of our top furnace care tips.

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A Maynard Man Reminder: Have You Scheduled Your Heating Tune-Up?

October 19th, 2020
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The Maynard Man wants to know, have you scheduled your heating tune-up yet? Sure, temperatures are relatively mild for now. But with nighttime temps dipping into the 40’s, soon enough you’re going to want your furnace, or heat pump system working on an hourly basis.

Of course, you can’t reliably expect it to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible if you skip maintenance! Maintenance tune-ups give our staff the opportunity to fully inspect your heater. With this inspection, we look for components that need adjusting. We also clean the system thoroughly, and alert you to repair needs. Taking care of these repair needs now ensures your heater will be well-equipped to keep you comfortable all winter long.

Read on as The Maynard Man uncovers why routine professional heating tune-ups are so vital!

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