November 30th, 2020
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.
November 16th, 2020
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!
November 2nd, 2020
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.
October 19th, 2020
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!
October 5th, 2020
Do you happen to know what’s in your water? Many homeowners aren’t well informed. True, it may be something relatively harmless like magnesium or calcium. But even these minerals can do harm to your actual plumbing system.
Know the signs that your water may be contaminated and need water testing, so you’re not caught by surprise when your plumbing system suffers, or by becoming ill. The Maynard Man has shared below some of the top signs you need water testing, and subsequently need to have a water treatment system professionally installed.
September 21st, 2020
When you hear “water heater” what is it that you envision? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a storage tank full of water inside your garage or a closet that has pipes and gauges sticking out of it. You probably don’t know how it all works, but rely on it heavily anyway day in and day out.
What about when your water heater gets older though, and its performance or efficiency starts declining with age? What do you do then? Sometimes repairs may help it get by a little longer, but if rust and corrosion have settled in, it’s time to replace. Your instinct is likely to just upgrade to a newer storage tank system if you already have one in place, but this isn’t your only option.
Read on as we explore the differences, in addition to the pros and cons, of both tank and tankless water heaters.
September 7th, 2020
In just a couple of months, we won’t have a need for our AC systems anymore and will be ready to turn our attention to heating maintenance. In the meantime though, that doesn’t mean you should just forget all about your cooling system! There are steps you can take now to care for your AC to ensure that next spring, you’ll have a fully functional and efficiently working air conditioner.
Read on as The Maynard Man shares some tips on how to appropriately shut down your AC for fall!
August 24th, 2020
Imagine this scenario: You go to use a sink in the bathroom, and it’s slow to drain. It also smells a little funky. You reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it in, and walk away. Later that day, you go to use another sink in your house and have the same problem–should you trust that bottle of drain cleaner again, or is something more sinister going on?
The Maynard Man wants you to know that your drain problems could very well be spelling out a sewer line blockage or leak. When multiple drains throughout your home start backing up and/or emitting foul odors, it’s a serious sign that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s 1 of 6 signs we’re about to share below that you have some sewer line trouble and it’s time to call in a professional Nashville plumber!
August 10th, 2020
The last thing you need as we progress through summer is an unexpected AC breakdown! If you have your air conditioner routinely maintained, you likely don’t need to worry about this. Maintenance allows your HVAC pro to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust components in your AC that need it. It also helps to spot small repair needs before they become bigger emergencies.
The Maynard Man knows that sometimes homeowners skip maintenance, or wait too long for a tune-up. You might also have an aging system and maintenance can only go so far. So how do you spot repairs then?
You can start by looking or listening for these 5 signs of AC disrepair!
July 27th, 2020
Not many people use wells these days–they get their water from a city water main. So, you might assume that this water is as clean as it can be, since it goes through a heavy treatment process before it even enters the pipes.
We’re not here to alarm anyone, but The Maynard Man does need to clear up one thing. You can absolutely still have unhealthy water coming from your taps, even if you are relying on a municipal supply! There’s always a chance of trace contaminants making their way into and through the miles of pipes it takes to get from the water treatment plant to your home.
Fortunately, this can be tackled with the right water treatment system in place. Read on as we uncover a few signs for you to watch out for. These indicate that you’re in need of a solid water treatment solution.