Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Your Heater Shouldn’t Make These Sounds

January 10th, 2022

When you run your heating system, do you notice that it has started to become noisier than it used to be? Yes, the whoosh of warm air flowing through the system is still present, but there are some new and somewhat concerning noises to accompany it. This isn’t good, but thankfully it is a solvable issue.

A system that has begun to create a ruckus while in operation is one that needs heater repair in Charlottesville, VA. If this is happening with your system, we have good news! We can provide the heating system repairs that address the noise and get them to stop. Read on to find out which sounds should alert you to a problem in your heater.

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The Pros and Cons of Electric Furnaces

December 27th, 2021

It is worthwhile to have a powerful furnace in your home to keep you warm. Both electric and gas-powered furnaces have their pros and cons of course. At the end of the day, the thing that matters is that you get a furnace that keeps you warm without breaking the bank.

If you are considering an electric furnace, you might be wondering if this type of system can get the job done properly. We can’t answer this question with a straight “yes” or “no.” What we can do though is tell you more about this system so you can discover if it might be a good fit for your home. Read on to learn more!

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Why Late Maintenance Is Still Worth It

December 13th, 2021

furnace-gas-burnersThinking about gifts? Why not treat your heater to some much-needed care? Maintenance isn’t exactly a spa day, but it is almost like one … for your heater at least. We realize it sounds odd, but maintenance can bring new life to your heating system.

You may wonder if it isn’t too late for heating maintenance in Charlottesville, VA. Good news: if your heater is still running, you have time! As in, you have time to schedule this service now before your heater actually does give out. You’ll be glad to know that your heater will still benefit from a tune-up too, even if it is late.

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5 Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Heater

November 15th, 2021

dog-under-blanketLet’s say you’ve had a full day at the Carter Mountain Orchard picking some great autumn goodies to eat and you are ready to relax at home when you return. You’ve spent a majority of the day outdoors and, while your sweater is warm, it will be nice to heat up a bit more easily inside of your home. At least, that’s the goal. But what if your heater has other plans?

We are still at a time of year when the cooler weather is somewhat moderate. This means that it is best to knock out a heater repair in Troy, VA that pops up now, before things get any colder and strain your system more. Watch out for these signs that something is wrong with your heater so you can have a technician fix things up. That way, when you return from your orchard outing, you are guaranteed the comfort you need.

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Smelling Gas? Here’s What To Do

November 1st, 2021

It’s the time of year when our air conditioners have been put to bed for a while and our heating systems are taking over the comfort needs of the home. If you have a gas furnace in Ruckersville, VA, this means your heating needs are in good hands: gas furnaces today are more effective and efficient than ever before.

It doesn’t mean they don’t run into trouble though. Gas furnaces will likely see their fair share of repair needs over the course of their lifespans. The most vital of these is repairs is to fix a cracked heat exchanger. Let’s discuss why a bad heat exchanger problem is something to address as quickly as possible—and what to do if you start smelling gas before you call in a technician.

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3 Reasons to Schedule Heating Maintenance With Us

October 18th, 2021

Feel that chill creeping up your spine? Not to worry, it isn’t a ghost, just a cold breeze coming through. It is the fall season, after all. Things are going to start getting a lot chiller around here soon. Is your home prepared to keep you warm when temperatures outside get uncomfortable?

We are absolutely on board with fluffy socks, warm sweaters, and good, hot drinks to help keep warm. However, you will still need help from your heater at least some of the time in the coming months. Getting one of our technicians to your home to provide heater maintenance in Charlottesville, VA is a great way to ensure it is up to the task of keeping your home comfortable.

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 6 Contaminants in Your Air and How We Can Help Get Rid of Them

October 4th, 2021

How clean do you think your air is? Chances are that, unless you are having a sneezing fit, you don’t really think too much about the quality of the air in your home. It might be a good time to start giving your indoor air quality some thought. After all, poor indoor air quality can provide as many problems as good indoor air quality can fix.

How do you know what is floating around the air in your house though? It isn’t like you can take a microscope and look at the air to see what’s wrong. That’s where we can help. We have listed some of the most common and problematic contaminants in your home’s air that you may be fighting with. And, even better, we have the solutions to combat them.

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Don’t Forget to Check Your HVAC Filter!

September 20th, 2021

filter-ductWas that a little chill in the air? Okay, even if it wasn’t, we can hope! Things are likely to start cooling down again soon and that means our air conditioners are going to get some well-earned rest. But don’t think you can just switch the thermostat over and call it a day. There is another highly important task to take care of that will affect both your AC and your heater, too. The task is…

Change that air filter!

You could ask almost any HVAC contractor in the area what the easiest thing to do is that would still benefit someone’s HVAC system and they would tell you to do this. Your air filter plays an incredibly important role in protecting your AC and your heating system. Let’s discuss why regularly checking and changing your filter is so vital.

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Ice on Your AC? That’s Not Good

September 6th, 2021

Ever seen ice build-up on or in your air conditioner and said to yourself, “Well that’s strange”? That’s the exact reaction you should have. Ice build-up on an AC unit is strange—in fact, it is bad news. This is an indicator of some major trouble within your cooling system that requires prompt air conditioning repair in Troy, VA.

All too often we find people have a false belief that an air conditioner producing ice is simply doing a really good job. The reality is their AC system is having a hard time doing its job. Discover more about the problems that lead to ice build-up in your cooling system and why prompt repairs should be your go-to response.

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5 Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

August 23rd, 2021

dirty-old-acFall is coming up, but that does not mean now is the time to forget about your AC system. This is especially true if you seem to be having problems with your air conditioner. In fact, if you’ve had your cooling system for a long time and you are starting to notice that it is having consistent trouble, you may need to start preparing for something more than just repairs.

No one wants to have to replace their air conditioner. But the reality is that one day you will have to get rid of your old system and have a newer, more efficient one installed. How do you know the time has come for your AC? Watch out for these indicators.

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