Maynard Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Learn about Your AC Options from the Maynard Man

Monday, 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 Shares: How to Know if your AC Is Frozen

Monday, 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

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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 Answers: “What Does the R-22 Phaseout Mean for My AC?”

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The Maynard Man knows that your air conditioner is no small investment. So you want to make sure it lasts for as long as possible and works as efficiently as possible throughout its lifespan.

This isn’t possible though, if you have a refrigerant leak. If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it’s very likely it uses an outdated type of refrigerant—R-22. What’s wrong with this?

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End-Of-Season AC Care Tips from The Maynard

Monday, August 26th, 2019
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It’s true, you may still be using your air conditioner for another month or so, but The Maynard Man likes to make sure our customers are prepared.

With the official end of summer a handful of weeks away, temperatures will begin to cool and it will soon be time to breathe a sigh of relief, open those windows, and enjoy the breeze until winter comes.

Before that happens, we want to make sure you’re not neglecting any central AC services in Nashville that could lead to a malfunctioning cooling system next year. What can you do to weatherize your AC?

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

Monday, 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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Signs That It’s Time for Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, 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?”

Monday, 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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