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Humidity, Your Heater, And You

November 18th, 2019

ductless-blowerZap!

Ouch, that static shock doesn’t seem like much—but it sure can hurt. The air has been extremely dry lately thanks to the cool temperatures in Palmyra, and you may have noticed the side effects like the increased static and chilly air. Lately, it’s seemed to be much colder than the thermostat says, and you can’t seem to warm your home up enough to feel comfortable. Even if you can, the dry air would still make you feel a little too similar to a tanned hide.

If only there was a way to bring a little humidity into your home to help balance things out!

Thankfully there is. If you are curious about how humidity can help increase your comfort and allow you to more easily heat your home, and how we can help set you up with a system that uses humidity and heat together, read on.

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Keep Cozy This Season With Heater Maintenance

November 4th, 2019

fall-plying-in-leaves-cold-weatherThe shorts and sunhats are out and the flannels and sweatpants have made their debut. The fire is going, the windows are closed up and the blankets are ready for whenever someone might need to curl up with a good book and a warm drink.

It is fall and the weather has decided to agree at long last. It is the season of enjoying the cold because it helps us appreciate how warm and cozy we can get. But keeping warm in fall and throughout winter gets tricky when your heater is on the fritz. Thankfully there is a way to avoid having problems with your HVAC heating system: maintenance.

We know it might sound silly but we promise it pays off. Let us explain why maintenance is well worth it.

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Choosing an AC System That Works Best for You

October 21st, 2019

ductless-blowerDid your current air conditioner break down? Or are you moving into a new home and want to get an AC system that works best for you?

Whether you are in the market for a new air conditioning unit voluntarily or by necessity, having to decide on what to get can be a little tough. Should you go with a traditional central air conditioner, a ductless mini split, or a heat pump? And what the heck is a dual fuel system?

Don’t worry—you aren’t alone in this journey. The team at Mack Morris  Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you and we can give you the information you need to decide what type of cooling system will best meet your needs.

For guidance, please read on. If you already know what you want to go for, contact us at any time!

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When to Call It Quits on Your AC Unit

October 7th, 2019

AC-topviewLet’s say that when you moved into your current home it came with a new air conditioning unit. You have relied on this system time and again to keep you safe from sweltering summer weather. It is almost like a part of your family in a way. This can make the decision to replace your AC a little harder than normal. However, this is a necessary choice you will need to make.

We know that replacing your cooling unit is harder on your wallet than on your emotions. It is a costly decision. This is why we want you to be able to make the informed choice about when your AC needs to be retired so you know the expense is justified.

When the time comes for a new air conditioner, make sure you call the professionals at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to learn what your options for a new unit are. In the meantime, keep reading to learn when to call it quits on your cooling system.

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What The Heck Is That Sound Coming From My AC?

September 23rd, 2019

Birds chirping, bees buzzing, rain pouring, and waves crashing are all sounds that we like to hear. But sadly, there are plenty of sounds that most of us hate: construction at 7 a.m., alarm clocks, nails on a chalkboard, and oh, of course, all the possible strange noises that might come from your air conditioner.

You see, your air conditioner is not inherently noisy. In fact, the only sound you should ever hear coming from your system is the sound of air gently whooshing through the vents. Therefore, if you hear anything, you know, anything that doesn’t quite qualify as “background noise,” it’s definitely time to call in a pro for air conditioning repair in Charlottesville, VA.

Below, we have listed some of the noises you definitely don’t want to hear coming from your AC. Keep reading to find out more.

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It’s Time to Dust the Cobwebs Off Your Heater!

September 9th, 2019

Yes, yes, we know … letting go of summer certainly isn’t easy, but just think of all the fun fall festivities you’ve got ahead of you. There’s apple picking, raking leaves, football games, and warm sweaters. Oh, and of course, turning on your heater.

You want to make sure that your heater is in good working condition–well before the autumn season actually begins. But to do that, you are going to have to schedule your HVAC services in Palmyra, VA with a professional, specifically your maintenance services. There are plenty of benefits of investing in annual maintenance services, and below we have outlined a few of them for you. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Your Most Common AC Repairs

August 26th, 2019

Here’s the thing: things happen! And when something’s wrong with your air conditioner, it can seem like the end of the world, as an AC in disrepair can leave you feeling pretty uncomfortable! And if that wasn’t enough, a broken AC can leave you with an empty wallet, too! Surely then, the best thing you can do is call for professional air conditioning service in Charlottesville, VA.

There are a number of things that can go wrong with your air conditioner, and below, we’ve listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call for repairs at the first sign of trouble!

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How Can You Tell That Your AC Is in Good Hands?

August 12th, 2019

When the time comes to schedule your air conditioning services, you want to be absolutely certain that you’ve hired a professional for the job, whether that be for an installation, a replacement, some repairs, or a maintenance visit.

But, here’s the thing: what separates a qualified HVAC technician from just a plain, old handyman? You’d be surprised to find out that many homeowners don’t quite understand the difference. So, for your convenience, we have listed some of the tell-tale signs that you’ve found yourself a pro. Keep reading below to find out more.

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Help! My AC Keeps Turning On and Off!

July 29th, 2019

On, off, on, off! It seems like a never-ending cycle! And although this issue may seem more annoying than anything, it is actually quite a BIG problem. It’s called short-cycling, and it is perhaps the worst enemy of air conditioners all over the country! Why? Because not only will it increase wear and tear on your AC, but it will also leave you with an empty wallet as your cooling costs start to rise!

Here’s the thing: many homeowners don’t really understand what short-cycling is and why it might be happening, so below, we have outlined some of the reasons why your system might be short-cycling. That way, you can avoid the issue altogether! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more. (And of course, remember to schedule your HVAC services in Charlottesville, VA with us!)

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Here’s Why Prompt AC Repairs Matter

July 15th, 2019

A broken down air conditioner in the middle of summer can spell all sorts of trouble, especially for YOU! And trust us, if you are looking for a not so sweaty summer this year, it is probably in your best interest to schedule your repairs sooner rather than later.

When it comes to your air conditioning, you really don’t want to wait to schedule your repairs. We understand that the cost of repairing your system doesn’t always come cheap, but waiting will only lead to even costlier repair bills! In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should never hold off on air conditioning repair in Charlottesville, VA, and below, we have listed a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more. 

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