Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

When to Call in Your Heating Contractor

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

hello-winterWhen you live anywhere with temperatures as cold as ours get here in Virginia, it is of the utmost importance that you have a heating contractor that you can trust. Reading this right now means that you’ve found one. That doesn’t mean, necessarily, that you know when you should be reaching out to us, though. As a general rule, you should be contacting us, your trusted HVAC contractor in Charlottesville, VA, whenever you need services.

We will get into that a bit more below. First, we just want to reiterate the fact that we know there are a lot of very capable, hands-on homeowners out there. And that’s great, to a certain degree. It is the best and most responsible homeowners that recognize their own limitations, though. There is no amount of online tutorials that you can watch which will give you the skill and expertise that our trained, professional technicians possess. When it comes to your heater, work with the pros.

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Don’t Force an Unprepared Heater Back Into Action

Monday, October 8th, 2018

furnace-technicianWhew, you may be thinking, that chill is getting stronger—the heater is going to be back in regular rotation before long.  Good thing it was in such good shape at the end of last heating season. Now it will be ready to jump right back into it this, right?

Not. So. Fast.

If you want to heat your home effectively and reliably this winter—and why wouldn’t this be the case—then it is very important that you schedule professional heating maintenance in Charlottesville, VA, before putting the system back into use.  No,  it does not matter if the system was fine when you last used it. After all, maintenance and repairs are two very different things.

Below, you’ll learn some facts about why routine heating maintenance is not just necessary, but so beneficial to you. Remember, good enough is not good enough when it comes to heating, and the fact that your heater is up and running does not mean that it is running as well as possible!

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What You May Not Realize about a Home Air Filter

Monday, February 26th, 2018

filter-ductYes, as heating and air conditioning technicians, we would like to remind you of how important it is to keep the air filter clean. This means that you need to replace it every 1-3 months, depending on how often you use it. Or, if you have a reusable filter, then you’ll have to clean it and let it fully dry before replacing it.

You might have heard this before, and you may or may not have followed the advice. Did you know what makes changing the filter so important? You might not have heard all this before.

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4 Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Monday, February 12th, 2018

modern-thermostat-smart-homeSometimes, a homeowner upgrades their air conditioning and heating systems only to leave the same aging thermostat on the wall. As your technician may likely tell you, this shouldn’t have any effect on the way your heater or air conditioner operates as long as the thermostat is compatible (as it will still be calibrated and able to detect changes in temperature). However, you are missing out on the opportunity to save big time.

Whether your heating and air conditioning systems are brand new or ten years old, we recommend upgrading that wall thermostat to a smart thermostat you can control with your phone or tablet. Learn more about the benefits of smart thermostats and why you should make that upgrade in today’s guide.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Be sure to bookmark the Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

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Call Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning for all your air conditioning, heating, and indoor air quality needs.

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