Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

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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Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning is Taking Steps to Protect our Valued Customers

March 24th, 2020

We here at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning want to let you know that we are still here to keep you comfortable while practicing social distancing not only in our offices but in your homes as well. We are taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 virus. Our office will remain open with normal business hours 7:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

We will have no more than 10 employees in the building and our office will temporarily be closed to customers and vendors. Our technicians have designated drop off and pick up sites for any materials needed for their day and are also asked to please not enter the office. Our technicians are asked to wear gloves while working on indoor equipment as well as fresh booties when entering your home. They are asked to sanitize before entering and after leaving each home. We ask all employees if they are showing symptoms of any illness to please stay home. We are also asking customers to please notify us in the event someone in your home or someone you have been in close contact with may be showing symptoms of the Coronavirus to reschedule your appointment to a later date.

We also ask for your patience as we work through this new process of life together.

Contact Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more.

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

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Heater FAQ: Repair or Replace?

March 23rd, 2020

question-markIt is reaching towards the very end of the season for heating in Charlottesville, VA. Warmer temperatures are fast approaching and are already being hinted at in our day-to-day (like those wonderful cloudy days that peaked around 80°F last week).

While it is likely that some of us are looking forward to a little more sunshine and fresh air, this doesn’t mean that we can just turn off the heater and walk away. The end of the heating season is about more than just a break from requiring warm air and prepping your air conditioner. It is also about doing a last checkup on your heater to make sure it will be able to get the job done next year.

Lets take a minute to review some facts about what signs you should know that will warn you that your heater needs repair … or even needs to be replaced.

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