Maynard Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Tips from The Maynard Man for Helping Your AC Work More Efficiently

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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The Maynard Man understands that homeowners would like to do whatever they can to save money. And, of course, in the summertime a large majority of that money goes toward their cooling costs. Actually, HVAC systems typically make up half of all energy use within a home.

And no, turning off your air conditioner isn’t the only way to use less energy, nor does it make much sense. Because after all, you want to maintain your household’s comfort too, right? We get it! Read on as we uncover some tips on how you can use your air conditioner more efficiently without sacrificing your comfort.

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Do You Need to Call The Maynard Man for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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There are a number of things that can go wrong with a home comfort system. Sometimes it’s due to natural wear and tear. Other times, it can be a manufacturer defect, or even from an extenuating circumstance like bad weather affecting the outdoor unit.

But when it comes down to it, if the problems afflicting your air conditioner are becoming more and more common, costing you way too much money, and are paired with an aging system, it’s likely time to call The Maynard Man and start exploring your AC replacement options.

Wonder if that’s the case for you? Read on to learn some of the signs.

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The Maynard Man Shares the Details on Going Ductless

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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The Maynard Man is here again with some helpful tips for homeowners who just want to stay cool this summer.

Chances are, if you’ve come across this blog post, you’re considering an air conditioner replacement. And this time of the year is when powerful air conditioning is needed the most, so we imagine you’re in a bit of a rush to get a new system!

However, this is one of those purchases you never want to rush into. Doing so could leave you with an inefficient system that may die on you years before its time. Plus, what if you don’t need a whole new air conditioner, you just need to expand some cooling power?

Well then, you would do well to consider the installation of a ductless cooling system. Read on to learn why!

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The Maynard Man Shares These Signs of an AC in Need of Repair

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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The Maynard Man is always here to help! Whether you’re seeking your first centralized air conditioning system for installation, need a replacement, want to schedule maintenance, or have a cooling system in disrepair, we’re the team to call.

The problem is, oftentimes, homeowners and household occupants don’t know when their air conditioner is in disrepair. Unless you schedule maintenance on a regular, annual basis (which you should be doing), it can be hard to know when your air conditioner needs service. That is, if you don’t know what signs to watch for.

So, what signs should you watch for that an air conditioner needs repair? We’ll dive into this below!

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Noises The Maynard Man Doesn’t Want Your AC to Make

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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The Maynard Man cares about Nashville residents. At Maynard, we want our customers to be comfortable and healthy in their homes, at a reasonable cost.

The best way to ensure this is the case is to properly take care of your air conditioner. This starts with first having your air conditioner professionally installed. After that, you need the same trustworthy team to keep your air conditioner well maintained and address repair needs.

But what if you don’t know you have any repair needs? Unfortunately, this doesn’t have to be your reality. There are signs you can watch for–or rather, listen for–that indicate you need AC repairs. Strange noises are one of those signs! Read on to learn what noises qualify as strange, and a reason to call The Maynard Man.

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The Maynard Man Responds: Is Ice Ever Normal To See on an Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 14th, 2021
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The Maynard Man has seen just about everything when it comes to air conditioning systems. Whatever repair need a homeowner has, it’s one that we can manage!

So, let’s say you’ve noticed your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be providing the cooled air you expect. You go to investigate and you see something a bit strange: ice has formed on your air conditioner, probably on the evaporator coil.

Now, The Maynard Man gets it—many people think this is an okay sight. After all, your air conditioner chills air, right? Well … not quite, Read on as we uncover why ice is a problem and not something you should see on your AC system.

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The Maynard Man Shares the Steps of AC Maintenance

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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The Maynard Man here! If you’ve been following our blog, then you know how often we talk about maintenance. This is because it’s such an important service! It helps your air conditioner work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. But what actually happens during this service? We’ll answer that below.

In the meantime, we’ll note that we aren’t sharing these steps so you can attempt maintenance on your own. While you can help maintain your system by changing out your air filter every 1–3 months to ensure proper airflow, there’s a lot more to it than simply that. When The Maynard Man and team come out to tune up your air conditioner, we will:

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The Maynard Man Asks: How Are Your Ducts Doing?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Do you happen to know what kind of shape your HVAC ductwork is in? If you don’t, not to worry! You’re not alone—with air ducts often being installed in attics, crawlspaces, and even behind drywall, they’re “out of sight and out of mind.” So, The Maynard Man wouldn’t expect you to be keeping an eye on yours. Or thinking about them much at all.

Unfortunately, however, this lack of awareness can lead to problems. Your HVAC ductwork is designed to bring the air that’s being cooled (or heated) from your comfort systems into your living space to keep you and your family comfortable and healthy.

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The Maynard Man Asks: Is It Time for an AC Upgrade?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Summer is right around the corner. The Maynard Man can tell you that now is the best time to make sure your AC system is in good shape and ready to get you through the season with ease.

Of course, if you don’t think it’s in great shape, and/or it’s aging, then now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade. After all, the last thing you need is to be without an air conditioning system any longer than you need to be in the middle of one of the hottest months of the year, right?

Read on as we uncover come of the signs that it’s time to call The Maynard Man for an AC upgrade.

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The Maynard Man Explains Short-Cycling and Why it’s Bad News for Your AC

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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The Maynard Man wants you to use your air conditioner as effectively and efficiently as possible. But if your system is short-cycling, this is not going to be the case.

Short cycling serves as a symptom of a problem within your air conditioner, as well as the cause of more problems. In some cases, a simple adjustment or two from our professionals is enough to solve the problem. In many cases though, this issue requires extensive professional repairs from trained and experienced HVAC technicians.

Short-cycling is definitely one of those things that shouldn’t be ignored. Otherwise, you might find yourself buying a new air conditioner out of necessity, a lot sooner than you should have had to.

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