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Do You Need Water Treatment? The Maynard Man Can Help!

July 27th, 2020
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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.

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Learn about Your AC Options from the Maynard Man

July 13th, 2020
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If it’s mid-July and you’ve found yourself shopping for an air conditioner in the Nashville area, we’re going to guess that you’re in a bit of a rush to find a new one! Understandable. But, this is one purchase you really shouldn’t make in haste.

Investing in an air conditioner is a decision that requires a lot of thought. The cooling system must be properly sized for your home, professionally installed to avoid mistakes, and should match the specific needs of your household—should you even stick with the same type of air conditioner?

The Maynard Man is here to provide some guidance to that last point. Read on as we uncover the benefits of the various AC installation options we provide.

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The Maynard Man Answers: “How Do I Test My Sump Pump?”

June 29th, 2020
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Keeping your home comfort systems in good shape throughout the years takes a lot of work. In almost all cases, we recommend you hire a pro. Sump pump services aren’t an exception, however, there are certainly steps we think you should take on your own to test your sump pump each season to make sure yours is operable. Taking these steps can be the difference between a flooded home and a carefree home this summer.

Many homeowners read this and wonder, “how do I test my sump pump?” The Maynard Man is here to guide you! Read on as we uncover some fairly simple steps for you to follow. If you get stumped, please don’t hesitate to call our team.

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The Maynard Man Shares: How to Know if your AC Is Frozen

June 15th, 2020
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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!

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The Maynard Man Explains Why Your AC is Short-Cycling

June 1st, 2020
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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.

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The Maynard Man Answers “Why Should You Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners?”

May 18th, 2020
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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.

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The Maynard Man Wants You to Breathe Easier This Spring!

May 4th, 2020
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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!

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Ask the Maynard Man: “Is My AC Ready for Replacement This Year?”

April 20th, 2020
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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.

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The Maynard Man Shares What Goes Into Your AC Tune-Up

April 6th, 2020
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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.

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The Maynard Man Shares the Many Benefits of Home Automation

March 23rd, 2020
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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!

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