Maynard Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Signs from The Maynard Man that Your Furnace Needs Help

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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As the heating season comes to a close, you may not be thinking very much about your heater, beyond thinking about turning it off for the season.

But here’s the thing…ignoring your furnace this time of the year can be a mistake. We all know that a cold spell could still hit us and you also want your furnace to be in great shape for you next year.

Of course, if you had maintenance done by The Maynard Man this past fall, you likely have little to worry about. But if you skipped maintenance or if you have an older furnace (10+ years old), then you’ll want to pay attention to the following signs, and give The Maynard Man a call, because you likely need professional repairs!

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The Maynard Man Asks: What Kind of Shape Are Your Furnace Ducts In?

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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The Maynard Man wants to know… how often do you think about the state of your ductwork? If you’re like most homeowners, probably not very much! This is understandable–after all, your air ducts are mostly out of sight, and therefore out of mind.

As long as you still have airflow from your central furnace or air conditioner, everything’s fine, right? Well–not necessarily. If you have reduced airflow, uneven heating or cooling, or notice excessive dust buildup coming from your system through the room vents, there’s a chance that something could actually be wrong with your air ducts, and this leads to not only equipment defects, but also indoor air quality issues too.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team for duct sealing to resolve these issues. Read on as we uncover some signs that you could be in need of professional duct sealing services.

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The Maynard Man Wants You To Know This About Your Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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If you’re like many homeowners in the Nashville area, then you have a gas-powered furnace in your home to keep your family warm. This is a great choice–both powerful and cost-effective! Today’s furnace models have higher efficiency ratings than ever before, with the highest annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating being 98%!

In addition to efficiency, you should always be able to rely on furnace safety in your home too. This isn’t to say that gas-powered furnaces are dangerous by nature. However, if you don’ take care of your system the right way, it can become harmful. Why?

Because of something called the heat exchanger. It’s not the heat exchanger that causes potential harm, but rather a damaged heat exchanger that can cause problems. Read on to learn more!

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Heating Efficiency Tips from The Maynard Man

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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With the holiday season all wrapped up–pun intended–you’re probably ready to start saving money, right?

The Maynard Man agrees, this is a great priority to have! And we’re here to help you make that happen.

There are actually several steps you can make to improve your energy usage and subsequent efficiency in your home, without sacrificing comfort or very much time. We’re here to help you do just that.

Read on as we uncover some secrets to using your heating system in an energy-efficient way!

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The Maynard Man Says It’s Time for a Tune-Up!

Saturday, October 30th, 2021
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Folks who aren’t Nashville natives may think that it’s always warm here, even during winter. However, even though we don’t experience consistently cold winters like our neighbors on the east coast or in the north, we do have chilly temperatures during the winter! And this is why it’s so important that you invest in routine professional heating maintenance.

The Maynard Man is here to encourage you to get this service done, but also to point out just why it’s so important. Read on!

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What The Maynard Man Needs You to Know about Gas Furnace Heat Exchangers

Monday, 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 danger.

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.

Make sure to read this related article to learn more about signs that you need furnace repairs!

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The Maynard Man Helps You Save on Heating

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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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 anyway.

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 costs.

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This Is When The Maynard Man Says You Should Replace Your Furnace

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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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 a 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. We are a trusted and reputable contractor for furnace services in Nashville, and we want to help you make the right decision!

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.

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3 Signs from the Maynard Man That You Need Heating Repair

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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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!

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Heed These 5 Furnace Care Tips from The Maynard Man

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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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.

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