Maynard Blog

Ask the Maynard Man: Is It Ever Too Late to Maintain My AC System?

June 3rd, 2019
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When it comes to your AC, you should schedule a maintenance tune-up with a professional and trusted Nashville air conditioning contractor—The Maynard Man, once a year.

Through our Maynard Healthy Home Plus Plan, we provide our residential clients 4 annual maintenance inspections: one each for their cooling and heating systems, as well as one each for their electrical and plumbing systems.

This isn’t just a minor suggestion, or a luxury service. It’s how you’re going to squeeze the most efficiency from your home comfort systems, reduce repair needs, and help these systems last as long as possible.

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Know the Signs of Dirty Ducts

May 20th, 2019
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Have you ever had professional air duct cleaning done in your home? Now may be the time to do so. Duct cleaning is a task best left to professionals.  At Maynard, we provide thorough and effective duct cleaning services for your indoor air quality and HVAC performance needs.

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Achieve Cleaner Air This Season

May 6th, 2019
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Indoor air quality is about more than just the temperature of your living space. Temperature is important, but to breathe better air in your home, you may need air filtration and air purification services.

Homeowners often believe that the air filter within their HVAC system is enough to reduce pollutants and allergens. This air filter is in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself. You will need to change it every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and level of contaminants in your home. For comprehensive indoor air quality improvement, we encourage you to consider the professional installation of an air filtration system or air purifier.

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Signs That It’s Time for Air Conditioning Replacement

April 22nd, 2019
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Summer will be here before we know it, which means that right now is a great time to check if your air conditioning system is up to the task of getting you through the season. If the system you’re using now isn’t up to this task, it’s better to upgrade it now than to wait for it to just fully break down on you—especially since that’s most likely to happen at the peak of summer heat.

You shouldn’t be without an air conditioner any longer than you need to be in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year!

Keep reading for some signs that it is, in fact, time to replace your air conditioner.

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“What Does it Mean for My Air Conditioner to Run in Short Bursts?”

April 8th, 2019
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Well, it means your system is short-cycling, but is that a bad thing? Well, yes. There is never a circumstance in which short-cycling is normal. It’s a sign that your air conditioner is not functioning as it should be. In fact, it could mean that your cooling system is in need of major work. However, it’s not always indicative of a serious problem. So why worry about it?

Because, while your air conditioner might not break down entirely right away, and even if the issue is relatively simple to fix, continuing to run a short-cycling HVAC system is going to negatively impact that system and you in a number of ways! We really can’t stress this enough—no problem, minor or not, should be ignored. Keep reading to learn more about what causes this symptom, and the toll that short-cycling takes on your system.

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How to Boost Your AC Efficiency This Summer

March 25th, 2019
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You won’t meet a lot of longtime Nashville residents who aren’t painfully aware of how hot and humid our summer climate is, and how vital air conditioning is to the comfort of our homes and buildings. Air conditioning is necessary for comfort sure, but it’s vital to making your living space even bearable over the summer.

But do you use your air conditioner as efficiently as you can each year? The good news is, you can make some small changes in your home and with your cooling practices that can boost AC efficiency, and as a result save energy and subsequent money, as well.

How so? Read on!

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Have You Scheduled Your Spring AC Tune-Up Yet?

March 11th, 2019
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Temperatures are staying cool for now, but if you’ve lived in the Nashville area for even just a year, you know that when summer comes, it hits hard, and you want to make sure that your air conditioner is very well prepared. One of the most important things you can do to ensure this is the case is to schedule preventive maintenance.

Routine professional maintenance ensures that your AC system is ready for the added strain of summer. Delaying or skipping maintenance will make it more likely that you’ll be facing problems by the end of the cooling season or before. Keep reading to learn more about this service and its benefits.

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Duct Leakage: Why it’s a Problem for Your HVAC Systems

February 25th, 2019
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Both your central heating and air conditioning systems rely on a system of air ducts to do their job. These systems cool or heat the air, and then blow that air through the ductwork to the various rooms in your home. They’re typically located behind walls, in your attic, or other out-of-sight areas so they can do their job as unobtrusively as possible.

This is great, however it makes it difficult to spot when problems, like leaks, occur. The good news is that the HVAC professionals on our team can address the problem of leaking ducts quickly and efficiently. Before we can do that though, you of course need to be able to spot the signs that something is amiss to begin with (or just give us a call for duct testing services).

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Heed These Signs You Need Furnace Repair

February 11th, 2019
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If you’re like many homeowners in our area, then you may very well be using a furnace as your heating system of choice. Since the furnace is the most common type of residential heating system out there—ahead of boilers and heat pumps—it’s the one we get the most calls about. Furnaces can provide powerful heating and reliable performance, but just like any other complex mechanical system, furnaces can malfunction and as a result require professional furnace repairs in Nashville, TN.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team to get those services, but we know that some furnace problems can be tricky to find for the untrained eye. We’d like to help you detect problems early on, so you can get our technicians out to help you before you’re stuck with a completely malfunctioning or broken down heater when you need it the most. After all, winter isn’t over quite yet! If you notice any of the following signs, please make sure your next step is giving us a call.

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Did You Skip Your Furnace Tune-Up? It’s Not Too Late!

January 28th, 2019
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If we had to guess, we’d assume that you have no trouble maintaining your car a couple times a year. It’s an important investment, after all. It’s probably one that you can’t imagine being without for very long, so you want to take care of, right? Besides, without routine tune-ups, it can’t remain safe to operate.

Well, this logic needs to be applied to your heating system, too. This is especially true in regards to a gas-powered furnace. But many homeowners still neglect this and skip their furnace tune-up. Your heating system needs love and care though! In the form of a quality Nashville maintenance program. Be sure to schedule your maintenance, and in the meantime, check out the reasons why tune-ups are so important.

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