Maynard Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

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.

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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 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.

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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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A Maynard Man Reminder: Have You Scheduled Your Heating Tune-Up?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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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!

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Don’t Throw Money in the Fire: Save with These Heating Efficiency Tips from the Maynard Man!

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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As we soldier through the coldest part of the year and use our heaters to keep us comfortable on a minute-by-minute basis, it’s important to think about how you can improve your home energy efficiency. The Maynard Man insists; it is possible to be both comfortable and cost-efficient this winter.

You just need to know how to use your heater the right way! The good news is, we’re here with some tips to help you do just that. Not that there’s a wrong way to use your heater, but there are certainly things you can do to help the system operate better, last longer, and ease the strain on your wallet. Read on as we uncover some heating efficiency truths.

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The Maynard Man Says: It May Be Time for a New Furnace Installation If…

Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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The Maynard Man knows, the last thing you want to face in the dead of winter is a completely broken down furnace. You’ll be without comfort, of course. You’ll also be faced with the inconvenience of trying to find a new system and have it installed when technicians are busy with emergency service calls—making it harder to schedule your services.

If you suspect you might have a furnace problem, or your heating system gave you some troubles last year and you’re not sure it’s up to the task of filling your living space with warmth this winter, now is the best time to address the problem!

If it hasn’t had a tune-up yet, we’ll get you on our schedule ASAP once you call us. If your furnace needs a repair, call The Maynard Man. If your furnace is on its last leg, we’ll serve your replacement needs. For the latter, how do you know if it’s really time? Read on to discover some telltale signs that your furnace is about to call it quits. 

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The Maynard Man Says: Stay Safe! Schedule Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Today

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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The Maynard Man here! Nighttime temperatures have already begun to drop a bit and with the official start of fall here, it’s time for homeowners to turn their attention from their cooling efforts to getting their heaters prepped for winter.

What does this mean? It means ensuring that your heater is well maintained! Why does this matter? Because of your safety. This is especially true with a gas-powered heater. Over the years, your heater accumulates wear and tear, and without routine maintenance this means the heat exchangers can accumulate damage, leaving you with cracked components.

A cracked heat exchanger will allow dangerous gasses—namely, carbon monoxide—to leak out and into your living space. This is a hazardous and harmful substance that can make homeowners very ill and can even be fatal in large amounts. Safety isn’t the only reason you should invest in annual heating maintenance, though! Read on to learn all the ways you’ll benefit.

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Heed These Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, February 11th, 2019
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If you’re like many homeowners in our area, then you may very well be using a furnace as your heating system of choice. Since the furnace is the most common type of residential heating system out there—ahead of boilers and heat pumps—it’s the one we get the most calls about. Furnaces can provide powerful heating and reliable performance, but just like any other complex mechanical system, furnaces can malfunction and as a result require professional furnace repairs in Nashville, TN.

Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team to get those services, but we know that some furnace problems can be tricky to find for the untrained eye. We’d like to help you detect problems early on, so you can get our technicians out to help you before you’re stuck with a completely malfunctioning or broken down heater when you need it the most. After all, winter isn’t over quite yet! If you notice any of the following signs, please make sure your next step is giving us a call.

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