Maynard Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

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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The Maynard Man Wants You to Breathe Easier This Spring!

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Spring will be turning into summer faster than we realize, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the little bit of it that’s left. When spending so much time indoors lately, this means ensuring the air you breath keeps you healthy and comfortable.

The Maynard Man has some tips to share with you below to ensure this is the case.

Poor indoor air quality, no matter the time of year or current circumstances, is a significant health concern. In addition to the risk of virus transmission, pollutants like pollen, dust, and smoke can get trapped in your home. This causes allergies and asthma symptoms to flare up, and can even make a healthy person ill.

Long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality can even produce chronic symptoms like fatigue, headaches, brain fog, and respiratory irritation. If you’re not already thinking about how you can improve your indoor air quality, now is the time to consider this!

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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 Shares the Many Benefits of Home Automation

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Even just a decade or so ago, fully automated homes may have seemed like a thing of science fiction. But they’re here now! In fact, it’s possible to have an almost fully automated home. Imagine how convenient this would be. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it at all. You can live it, by contacting The Maynard Man for professional smart home services in Nashville.

Read on as The Maynard Man uncovers where we can help you automate your home, and share the benefits of doing so!

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