Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

3 Benefits of Heat Pumps

January 13th, 2020

ductless-blowerAre you considering a new heating system? Whether you are thinking about installing a completely new type of heater, or just replacing your previous one, we believe there is something to be said for heat pumps in Charlottesville, VA. Heat pumps epitomize the idea of being small but mighty because they offer big home comfort solutions in a package that takes up far less space than other heating systems.

Heat pumps are truly wonderful systems that can keep your indoor climate ideal all year round. Want to know more about the benefits of theses systems? Just keep reading!

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Celebrating 35 Years of Exceptional Service

January 6th, 2020

serviceMack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning is officially 35 years old!

Since opening our doors in 1985, our team has been proud to provide the reliable HVAC services needed within Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding areas. We have grown from a team of two all the way to becoming a team of 30 people with 20 of our trucks on the road. While Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning found its start in new construction services, our service offerings have expanded as well to include everything from installations and replacements to repairs and maintenance of a variety of home comfort systems.

We’ve only made it this long because of our dedication to hard work and customer satisfaction. Thanks to our focus on providing service and support to our customers, our family-owned business has survived, grown, and thrived since the 80s.

Of course, without our fantastic customers we wouldn’t be here in the first place. We give our thanks to everyone who has called us for their home comfort needs over the past 35 years. We look forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Contact us for the reliable service that we are known for!

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The Most Important Furnace Repair for Your Health

December 30th, 2019

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Your furnace requires upkeep. It is a simple fact, but one worth stating. Why? Because repairs are a part of that upkeep!

When you need reliable furnace repair in Charlottesville, VA, you know it is best to turn to the professionals. But did you know that some furnace repair needs are more urgent than others?

This doesn’t mean it is a good idea to put off repair needs when they arise. But it does mean that there is at least one repair that may pop up that goes beyond simply keeping your furnace in working shape. That is because the issue causing this repair need  can threaten the health and safety of everyone in your home.

We are, of course, talking about the dangers associated with a cracked heat exchanger.

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How to Help Your HVAC Through Winter

December 16th, 2019

cozy-holiday-seasonThe temperature has dropped and the holidays are here. We know there is plenty to do right now and probably a lot to prepare for, but we have to ask: is your HVAC in Charlottesville, VA ready for the coming months? Yes, we know that the weather here in Virginia doesn’t get quite as frigid as it might up north, but we still rely on our heating systems pretty heavily this time of the year. The last thing anyone wants around the holidays is a heater that gives up the ghost in the middle of the winter.

With that said, we want to let you know that there are some additional steps you can take to keep your heater in good condition this season. Incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine can help improve your heater’s efficiency and facilitate its job, while saving you money too.

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3 Signs Your Boiler’s Broken

December 2nd, 2019

broken-heater-no-warmth-cold-womanOkay let us clarify. When we say “broken” we don’t mean unusable. When it comes to a boiler or any type of heating system, broken usually refers to a system in need of repairs. This means that your boiler isn’t operating the way it is supposed because something within your heating system causing problems.

So, the question here is, what is causing your boiler’s issues? There are, of course, multiple problems that could create the need for boiler repair in Orange, VA. And, while there are signs to watch for that could indicate one issue or another, you will normally need the help of a trained HVAC technician to truly identify exactly what’s wrong.

We get that you will want to understand what indicators you should be watching for before you call a pro, though. That is why we’ve provided three keys signs that will tell you when you boiler is in need of repair.

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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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