Maynard Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

The Maynard Man Asks: Do You Need Duct Cleaning?

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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The Maynard Man doesn’t expect the average homeowner to know very much about the air ducts snaking their way through their homes. This makes sense. After all, ductwork is hidden from view for a reason–it’s really not that attractive.

And the truth is, you shouldn’t have to think about the state of your ductwork too often. However, it’s important to give them some attention every now and then–especially if they’re dirty.

The Maynard Man provides professional duct cleaning services to keep your HVAC systems running as efficiently as possible, and to improve your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more!

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Let The Maynard Man Help Maintain Your Tankless Water Heater

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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The Maynard Man wants to know, what kind of water heater do you have in your home?

Homeowners with the conventional storage tank water heater tend to understand pretty quickly that their systems need maintenance on occasion. They’re very large and noticeable, taking up a big of space in a garage or utility closet.

If you have a tankless system, though, you might not realize that maintenance is essential, even without the large tank. Why is this? Well, because of scaling.

Not to worry if you don’t know what this means, The Maynard Man is here to help! Read on as we uncover why scaling is bad for a tankless water heater and therefore why maintenance is so important!

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The Maynard Man Says What’s Happening When a Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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The time to switch our heat pumps from heating mode to cooling mode for the season is just around the corner. When that time comes, you’ll want to easily switch modes so your heat pump system will start cooling your living space as effectively as it heated it this past winter.

The Maynard Man wishes that we could guarantee your heat pump would always work flawlessly, but the fact is that sometimes your heat pump may run into trouble, particularly if you haven’t kept up with biannual maintenance for the system or if your heat pump is aging.

One of the ways a heat pump can “misbehave” is by failing to switch modes. If this happens, please give The Maynard Man a call right away! In the meantime, read on to learn what may be going on with your heat pump.

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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 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 Shares Signs of a Failing Water Heater

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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The Maynard Man wants you to know that we’re always here whenever you have a home comfort need. The problem is, homeowners don’t always know when they need service!

Some of the signs that a system needs repairs can be subtle, and a water heater is no different. These systems are durable and long-lasting as a result, but they do still require regular maintenance to stay in good shape, and professional repairs.

Read on as we uncover some of the signs that your water heater is failing, and needs repair (or even replacement).

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The Maynard Man Shares: How to Spot a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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There is one plumbing problem that can happen in your home any time of the year, and that’s a leak. Leaks can be pretty sneaky–surprising homeowners and not making themselves apparent until severe damage has already occurred to your plumbing system and property.

Fortunately, The Maynard Man is here to help. While you’ll want to call us for professional leak detection if you suspect a leak, there are some things you can watch and listen for to help you determine if there is a leak happening. Read on to learn more.

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The Maynard Man Shares This #1 Electrical Tip for the Holiday Season

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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It’s that time of year again–the time where many homeowners delight in decorating their homes for the holiday. You’ve probably already seen some houses in your neighborhood decked out with a few strings of white lights, or maybe even really elaborate displays.

Decorating your home with holiday lights is a festive way to make your home and your street look seasonal and fun. However, we want you to keep in mind that no matter how many lights you plan to add to your home to brighten the season, you’ll want to take some proper precautions to avoid problems like shorting out your electrical system, triggering a potential electrical fire, or even cause a tripping hazard with loose cords.

Read on as we uncover some top tips for holiday light safety!

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Leading Holiday Plumbing Tips from The Maynard Man

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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Did you know that the most likely time for The Maynard Man to get a call about plumbing services is during the holidays! Yup, it’s our busiest time of year—but we won’t say favorite time of year, because we don’t want you to suffer the consequences of plumbing in disrepair.

If you don’t properly prepare, however, you could find yourself in hot water—or actually, without it—this holiday season, and up to your elbows in other plumbing problems as well.

Read on to learn about the common holiday plumbing problems we get called for and tips on how to avoid them.

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