Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Don’t Ignore Low Refrigerant Levels

July 27th, 2020

AC-manifoldThe team at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning are the pros who work hard to keep you comfortable at home all year long. One way that we do this is, of course, by providing prompt and effective services that keep your HVAC system in great condition. The other way that we help our customers is by keeping them informed on how their systems work so they know when something is wrong and they need to call us.

On that note, today we want to discuss your air conditioning system’s refrigerant. We know that you probably don’t have the tools necessary to check your refrigerant level, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay alert for warning signs that the level is low.

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Is Something Up With Your Ducts?

July 13th, 2020

Your ductwork is like the delivery system for your air conditioning unit. Without your ducts, the cool air that your AC creates won’t end up going anywhere, or, it will end up outside of your home rather than inside your home where it belongs. That is why duct leaks or breaks are a problem and, thankfully, they are problems that we can help with.

The technicians at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning can help figure out what might be going on with your ductwork and provide services to address the issues that are going to hinder your comfort the most.

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Office Closure for Independence Day

June 30th, 2020

We want to celebrate the birth of our nation with you and the community, so we are giving our team the day off on Friday, July 3rd.

However, if your air conditioner breaks down, we will still be available for emergency services. We will have an emergency tech on call.

Hopefully you will have a safe and festive 4th of July weekend.

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The Perks of a Packaged HVAC System

June 29th, 2020

rooftop-acHaving a home without room for a split air conditioning system or a commercial business that may need to have its AC adjusted over time isn’t a good reason to go without reliable cooling power during summer. After all, when you live or work in Charlottesville, you need to have a good system you can trust to keep you comfortable while you are indoors.

So, what do you do if you simply can’t accommodate the usual split AC system? You can opt for having one of our technicians install packaged HVAC units in Charlottesville, VA in your home or business.

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What Is Short Cycling?

June 15th, 2020

fanYou just got home from your morning run and the heat really kicked up while you were out. When you get into the house your first stop is your thermostat so you can get the air conditioner running and start cooling things off before your home turns into a sauna.

You hear your system turn on, and you breathe a sigh of relief as you step into the shower. However, when you get out of the shower less than 10 minutes later you notice things still feel just as warm as before…and your AC isn’t running. Just then, you hear it kick back on. That isn’t normal, you think to yourself, and you are correct!

Short cycling is a serious problem for your AC system and your comfort. When you notice this problem, you should schedule an AC repair in Palmyra, VA quickly. Let us tell you why.

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Should You Invest in a Whole-House Filter?

June 1st, 2020

dust-on-tableDid you know that your indoor air quality is just as important to your comfort as having a working air conditioner? It may not seem like it at first, but imagine if you were sitting in a perfectly cool house that was also incredibly dusty. You probably wouldn’t feel too comfortable, let alone be able to breathe all that well. That is why we want you to know about HVAC filters in Charlottesville, VA.

These whole-home air filters are made to work in tandem with your air conditioner (and furnace, if you have one) to filter the air that’s entering your home and keep out unwanted airborne particles. If you aren’t sure whether or not a whole-home filter is for you, then please take a moment to check out some of the information on them that we’ve collected to answer your question.

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Is It Time for a New Heat Pump?

May 18th, 2020

ductless-blowerYour heat pump system is built to provide you with reliable home comfort all year long. With that said, it can feel like a pretty big betrayal when this system stops doing its job. It can happen slowly, with some increasingly concerning noises and slow reduction in cooling power, or it can happen suddenly when your heat pump just stops responding. However it occurs, a heat pump that has stopped operating is one that likely needs to be replaced.

Heat pumps in Charlottesville, VA are necessary for keeping a home liveable so that if you need to upgrade your system, you don’t want to wait. If at all possible, you probably want to get a fair warning before your system goes kaput. We have some tips on how to tell it may be time for a heat pump replacement so you don’t have to sweat your summer away.

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What Are Your Cooling Options?

May 4th, 2020

fanWhen you have rain one day and high heat and humidity the next, it can make determining which HVAC system to focus your attention on a little complicated. However, we want to make sure to draw your attention to your air conditioner because the temperatures are only going to go up in the coming weeks and you don’t want to be stuck without a cooling system.

Maybe you’ve been using a window unit AC, or you’ve been relying on a small army of fans to keep you cool. We all know this just won’t cut it in the long run, especially when the heat and humidity reach their peak in the summer season. That is why we want to focus on the “A” of HVAC in Charlottesville, VA because it is referring to air conditioning. And when it comes to choosing effective air conditioning systems for your home, we believe you deserve to know what your options are.

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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

April 20th, 2020

service-timeIt probably seems a little strange to be talking about the air conditioning system in your home right now, especially because you may not have shut down your heating system yet. It has been pretty chilly and wet lately, but we’ve had some hints of warmth and springtime in the air and those shouldn’t be ignored.

See, even though it hasn’t been hot, now is that time that you want to start thinking about your air conditioning maintenance. Why? Because getting this service done now for your air conditioning in Charlottesville, VA is going to save you a lot of trouble and money later this summer.

With that said, we wouldn’t expect you to schedule this service without knowing how it can help you and your AC system. To help, we have provided some key information on what maintenance is and how it benefits you.

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If You Haven’t Yet, It Might Be Time to Check Your Filters

April 6th, 2020

filter-ductThere are several factors that will affect your air conditioning system’s ability to function effectively and efficiently throughout the hotter months of the year. From loose parts to air leakages, unaddressed issues will have a negative effect on your AC’s ability to keep you comfortable.

Even if you are a careful and diligent individual who makes sure to keep their eyes and ears peeled for the smallest problems with their cooling system, there is a chance you may miss this problem. All too often, residents around Charlottesville forget to change out their air filters, never realizing how big of a problem it can create.

Let’s take a moment to look at why your air filter is so important and why you may want to schedule an HVAC service in Charlottesville, VA to get it cleaned or replaced.

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