February 22nd, 2021
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
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.
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
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.
January 25th, 2021
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
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
January 11th, 2021
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!
December 28th, 2020
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.
December 14th, 2020
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…
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!