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The Maynard Man Asks: Do You Need Duct Cleaning?

May 16th, 2022
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The Maynard Man doesn’t expect the average homeowner to know very much about the air ducts snaking their way through their homes. This makes sense. After all, ductwork is hidden from view for a reason–it’s really not that attractive.

And the truth is, you shouldn’t have to think about the state of your ductwork too often. However, it’s important to give them some attention every now and then–especially if they’re dirty.

The Maynard Man provides professional duct cleaning services to keep your HVAC systems running as efficiently as possible, and to improve your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more!

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The Maynard Man’s Secret for Detecting Leaks

May 2nd, 2022
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There is a certain household problem that can happen at any time and, if not caught quickly, can cause quite a bit of property damage. What is this problem? A plumbing leak!

Leaks are oftentimes insidious. They can sneak up on homeowners, and not even make themselves known until severe damage has already happened. Fortunately, The Maynard Man is here to help.

Below, we’ve shared some leak detection secrets. To find the exact location and cause of your leak, you’ll want to call on our plumbers. However, it’s wise to know what indicators to watch out for that you actually have a leak, so you know when to call us. Read on!

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Let The Maynard Man Help Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

April 18th, 2022
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The Maynard Man wants to know, what kind of water heater do you have in your home?

Homeowners with the conventional storage tank water heater tend to understand pretty quickly that their systems need maintenance on occasion. They’re very large and noticeable, taking up a big of space in a garage or utility closet.

If you have a tankless system, though, you might not realize that maintenance is essential, even without the large tank. Why is this? Well, because of scaling.

Not to worry if you don’t know what this means, The Maynard Man is here to help! Read on as we uncover why scaling is bad for a tankless water heater and therefore why maintenance is so important!

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The Maynard Man Says What’s Happening When a Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

April 4th, 2022
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The time to switch our heat pumps from heating mode to cooling mode for the season is just around the corner. When that time comes, you’ll want to easily switch modes so your heat pump system will start cooling your living space as effectively as it heated it this past winter.

The Maynard Man wishes that we could guarantee your heat pump would always work flawlessly, but the fact is that sometimes your heat pump may run into trouble, particularly if you haven’t kept up with biannual maintenance for the system or if your heat pump is aging.

One of the ways a heat pump can “misbehave” is by failing to switch modes. If this happens, please give The Maynard Man a call right away! In the meantime, read on to learn what may be going on with your heat pump.

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The Maynard Man Shares 3 Times It’s Time to Call for Emergency Plumbing

March 21st, 2022
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The Maynard Man knows, that no plumbing problem ever happens, or at least makes itself apparent, at a convenient time. So it makes sense that you want to have your plumbing issues fixed ASAP. But does this mean you have to inconvenience your own schedule to make that happen?

Actually, not all the time. There are some instances where a plumbing issue really is urgent, and therefore you should give The Maynard Man a call. In some cases, however, your plumbing need could probably wait. So, how do you know the difference? Read on to find out!

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Signs from The Maynard Man that Your Furnace Needs Help

March 7th, 2022
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As the heating season comes to a close, you may not be thinking very much about your heater, beyond thinking about turning it off for the season.

But here’s the thing…ignoring your furnace this time of the year can be a mistake. We all know that a cold spell could still hit us and you also want your furnace to be in great shape for you next year.

Of course, if you had maintenance done by The Maynard Man this past fall, you likely have little to worry about. But if you skipped maintenance or if you have an older furnace (10+ years old), then you’ll want to pay attention to the following signs, and give The Maynard Man a call, because you likely need professional repairs!

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The Maynard Man Asks: What Kind of Shape Are Your Furnace Ducts In?

February 21st, 2022
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The Maynard Man wants to know… how often do you think about the state of your ductwork? If you’re like most homeowners, probably not very much! This is understandable–after all, your air ducts are mostly out of sight, and therefore out of mind.

As long as you still have airflow from your central furnace or air conditioner, everything’s fine, right? Well–not necessarily. If you have reduced airflow, uneven heating or cooling, or notice excessive dust buildup coming from your system through the room vents, there’s a chance that something could actually be wrong with your air ducts, and this leads to not only equipment defects, but also indoor air quality issues too.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team for duct sealing to resolve these issues. Read on as we uncover some signs that you could be in need of professional duct sealing services.

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The Maynard Man Wants You To Know This About Your Furnace Heat Exchanger

February 7th, 2022
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If you’re like many homeowners in the Nashville area, then you have a gas-powered furnace in your home to keep your family warm. This is a great choice–both powerful and cost-effective! Today’s furnace models have higher efficiency ratings than ever before, with the highest annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating being 98%!

In addition to efficiency, you should always be able to rely on furnace safety in your home too. This isn’t to say that gas-powered furnaces are dangerous by nature. However, if you don’ take care of your system the right way, it can become harmful. Why?

Because of something called the heat exchanger. It’s not the heat exchanger that causes potential harm, but rather a damaged heat exchanger that can cause problems. Read on to learn more!

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Heating Efficiency Tips from The Maynard Man

January 24th, 2022
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With the holiday season all wrapped up–pun intended–you’re probably ready to start saving money, right?

The Maynard Man agrees, this is a great priority to have! And we’re here to help you make that happen.

There are actually several steps you can make to improve your energy usage and subsequent efficiency in your home, without sacrificing comfort or very much time. We’re here to help you do just that.

Read on as we uncover some secrets to using your heating system in an energy-efficient way!

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The Maynard Man Shares Signs of a Failing Water Heater

January 10th, 2022
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The Maynard Man wants you to know that we’re always here whenever you have a home comfort need. The problem is, homeowners don’t always know when they need service!

Some of the signs that a system needs repairs can be subtle, and a water heater is no different. These systems are durable and long-lasting as a result, but they do still require regular maintenance to stay in good shape, and professional repairs.

Read on as we uncover some of the signs that your water heater is failing, and needs repair (or even replacement).

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