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The Maynard Man Shares the Steps of AC Maintenance

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?

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 Says: Don’t Let Your IAQ Get You Down This Season!

May 3rd, 2021

Were you aware that without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, the air within your home can actually be more polluted than that outdoors? Fortunately, you have The Maynard Man on your side to help you remedy this.

The thing is, modern homes have been built very “tightly.” This is to disallow air from escaping out of the home, or entering the home from outside, through drafts and cracks. This is great news for HVAC efficiency, but not so much when it comes to indoor air quality.

If you are an allergy or asthma sufferer, you can find yourself faced with contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen, and even pet dander—with no way of effectively filtering them out.

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

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

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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The Maynard Man Shares a Refrigerant Myth

March 22nd, 2021
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If you use a traditional central air conditioner, ductless system, or heat pump, then this blog post is for you. Why’s that? Because there is an important component that runs through these systems—refrigerant.

Refrigerant is the chemical actually responsible for transferring heat in order to bring you cooling. Not sure you understand? Not to worry, that’s why The Maynard Man is here!

We get a lot of customers who don’t really understand how air conditioners really work. They do not “generate” cooling like a heater generates warmth. Instead, they pull hot air from your home, and the refrigerant process involves compressing and condensing that expels the hot air outdoors and brings chilled air indoors.

So, you get it—refrigerant is important. You know what else is important? Knowing when you have a refrigerant leak. Read on to learn more!

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The Maynard Man Says: It’s Time for an AC Tune-Up!

March 8th, 2021
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The Maynard Man here with a summertime tip.

“Wait, temperatures are still in the low 70’s, why are we talking about summer already?”

Well because if you don’t start thinking about summer now, you could be stuck with a malfunctioning, inefficient, or even completely broken down air conditioner when summer does come. And nobody wants that, right?

That’s why you should consider picking up your phone and calling The Maynard Man to schedule your next air conditioner tune-up. Tune-ups allow our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it in your HVAC systems. This helps the system to work more efficiently and effectively, plus avoid sudden, emergency breakdowns. Read on to learn more!

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Are Your Ducts Leaking? Here’s Why That Matters

February 22nd, 2021
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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 in!

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.

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

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

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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