Maynard Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

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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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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How to Tell You Need Water Testing: Tips from The Maynard Man

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Do you happen to know what’s in your water? Many homeowners aren’t well informed. True, it may be something relatively harmless like magnesium or calcium. But even these minerals can do harm to your actual plumbing system.

Know the signs that your water may be contaminated and need water testing, so you’re not caught by surprise when your plumbing system suffers, or by becoming ill. The Maynard Man has shared below some of the top signs you need water testing, and subsequently need to have a water treatment system professionally installed.

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Ask the Maynard Man! Should You Install a Tank or Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, September 21st, 2020

When you hear “water heater” what is it that you envision? If you’re like most people, it’s probably a storage tank full of water inside your garage or a closet that has pipes and gauges sticking out of it. You probably don’t know how it all works, but rely on it heavily anyway day in and day out.

What about when your water heater gets older though, and its performance or efficiency starts declining with age? What do you do then? Sometimes repairs may help it get by a little longer, but if rust and corrosion have settled in, it’s time to replace. Your instinct is likely to just upgrade to a newer storage tank system if you already have one in place, but this isn’t your only option.

Read on as we explore the differences, in addition to the pros and cons, of both tank and tankless water heaters.

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6 Signs of Sewer Line Trouble, From The Maynard Man

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: You go to use a sink in the bathroom, and it’s slow to drain. It also smells a little funky. You reach for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it in, and walk away. Later that day, you go to use another sink in your house and have the same problem–should you trust that bottle of drain cleaner again, or is something more sinister going on?

The Maynard Man wants you to know that your drain problems could very well be spelling out a sewer line blockage or leak. When multiple drains throughout your home start backing up and/or emitting foul odors, it’s a serious sign that you shouldn’t ignore. It’s 1 of 6 signs we’re about to share below that you have some sewer line trouble and it’s time to call in a professional Nashville plumber!

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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 Answers: “How Do I Test My Sump Pump?”

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Keeping your home comfort systems in good shape throughout the years takes a lot of work. In almost all cases, we recommend you hire a pro. Sump pump services aren’t an exception, however, there are certainly steps we think you should take on your own to test your sump pump each season to make sure yours is operable. Taking these steps can be the difference between a flooded home and a carefree home this summer.

Many homeowners read this and wonder, “how do I test my sump pump?” The Maynard Man is here to guide you! Read on as we uncover some fairly simple steps for you to follow. If you get stumped, please don’t hesitate to call our team.

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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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The Maynard Man Answers “Why Should You Avoid Store-Bought Drain Cleaners?”

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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No matter what drainpipe we’re talking about, there is a very good chance that at some point, you’ll deal with a clog. Whether it’s hair in the bathroom, food particles in the kitchen, or waste backup in the sewer line, your plumbing is naturally susceptible.

Of course, you can help prevent drain clogs in your home! But, it’s not by using store-bought, liquid drain cleaner.

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