Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Start Thinking Ahead About Your HVAC Needs at the End of Winter

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Spring is approaching, and that means the winter is almost over. Before you turn your heater off at the end of the season, there are a few steps you need to take in preparation. These steps can help ensure that your heater gets shut down properly and will be ready for winter again at the end of the year.

As part of this, we encourage you to schedule a maintenance appointment for HVAC in Palmyra, VA. Professional service is a great way to have peace of mind that your heater is working at its best so you don’t have any unwanted surprises when you turn it on again later in the year. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the steps you need to take with your heater before turning it off at the end of the winter season.

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Tips for Setting Your Thermostat for Comfort and Savings

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Did you know that the settings you select on your thermostat can have a major impact on how your heater or air conditioner operates? Your thermostat can make a difference for energy costs and even reduce wear and tear to your HVAC system.

In fact, when you need service for HVAC in Orange, VA, we also take a look at your thermostat during the appointment. You can keep reading to learn more about some of our common thermostat recommendations and how each one can make a difference for your home, family, and even the HVAC system itself

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Your Furnace Keeps Shutting Off Early—What’s Happening?

Monday, January 8th, 2024

If your heater is turning off before completing a heating cycle, your home may not be as warm as you would like. This can be frustrating and uncomfortable if your home is too cool. But it’s also bad news for your heater because it means that something is going wrong. 

When your furnace is turning off early, you need to give our team a call and schedule furnace repair in Ruckersville, VA. You can also keep reading to learn more about what causes your furnace to turn off early before completing a heating cycle and why it is such a problem.

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Need a New Heating System? Here Are Several of Your Options

Monday, December 11th, 2023

If it’s time to upgrade your heater this winter season you have a variety of options to choose from. Even if your current heater has served you very well over the years, you may still want to switch to a different type of system this time around. We’re here to help with heating in Charlottesville, VA.  

Give our team a call to schedule an in-home assessment to review your various heater options. We can talk about how each unit would work in your home as well as the pros and cons of each one. You can also keep reading to learn more about heating systems like boilers, heat pumps, and furnaces. 

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Tips for Keeping Your Gas Furnace Running Safely

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Safety should always be top of mind, no matter what type of heater you have. But gas furnaces require an even higher safety standard. Gas is colorless and odorless so you may not realize you have a leak unless you have carbon monoxide detectors installed.

Aside from just waiting for something to happen, you can also take preventive action to keep your family’s safety as a top priority. If you think there’s something wrong with your gas furnace, give our team a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair in Crozet, VA. You can also keep reading to learn more about gas furnace safety and how you can stay ahead of potential issues.

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There’s No Such Thing as a “Small” Heating Problem!

Monday, November 13th, 2023

We tend to categorize heating problems into small ones and big ones. Of course, problems usually fall onto a spectrum where some problems are less significant and others are more significant. The issue with this is that no heater problem is actually small at all. 

All heater problems or potential problems should be treated the same. If you suspect that anything is wrong with your heater, please give us a call to schedule heating repair in Crozet, VA. It’s the best way to stay ahead of a complete heater breakdown or more extensive damage inside of the system. You can keep reading to learn more about why small problems are just as significant when it comes to your heater.

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Here’s Why We Recommend Fall Maintenance for Your Furnace

Monday, October 16th, 2023

If you’ve been going back-and-forth between whether or not you need to schedule fall furnace maintenance, consider this your sign. It’s time to schedule the appointment and make the investment in your heater. 

Now is actually a great time to schedule furnace service in Ruckersville, VA. You can make sure that your furnace is in great working order for the coming winter season. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of furnace maintenance, and also what tasks our team completes during the appointment.

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How a Dirty Filter Can Lead to Repair Needs

Monday, February 6th, 2023

“Dirt don’t hurt” is an adage most people are familiar with. This isn’t always true, though. There are situations when dirt really can hurt, such as when it starts to mess with important things in your home.

Think of what happens to a computer that gets too dirty. The whole thing can break down! Did you know the same risk can apply to your HVAC system? This is why there is a filter that is made to protect your HVAC system from the ravages that airborne debris can have.

We have a question for you that is important to answer: when was the last time you changed your HVAC system filter?

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How to Tell Your Boiler Is Struggling

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Boilers are well known for being reliable and sturdy. Many of us have encountered that family member or neighbor who boasts about having a boiler that has “been kicking for fifty years!” Here’s the thing though—they aren’t made to do that. At least, they aren’t made to do that well.

That boiler may truly be fifty years old, but it certainly isn’t doing its job without trouble and likely is using way more energy than it should.

Chances are that you have a boiler that’s younger than fifty years old but is acting up. Don’t panic, it may just need a boiler service in Orange, VA. Here’s how to find out.

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Is an Electric Furnace Right for You?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

If you are in the market for a new heating system then it may help to know more about your options. More specifically, if you are looking to get a new furnace, it can help to better understand the differences between a gas furnace and an electric furnace in Crozet, VA.

While the names can explain the basic difference (what they use to make heat), there is still more to consider when you choose which system might be the one you want in your home.

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