Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

How Can a UV Light Improve IAQ?

March 12th, 2020

Ultravation-Solaris-Whole-House-Air-PurifierThe air circulating in your home can help or hinder both your comfort and your health. There are different things you can do, and systems that you can use, to help boost IAQ to the level that you want.

Using an ultraviolet light air filter is one of the ways that you can improve the quality of the air in your home. These filters use ultraviolet light to purify the air that enters your home through your ductwork.

How does this work? It works because UV light kills or neutralizes any airborne viruses or bacteria passing through your ducts. The UV rays damage the DNA of microbes that pass under it, preventing them from reproducing and causing infections. This helps to keep the air in your home healthier.

Our Ultravation Solaris Whole House Air Purifier is a great addition to any home HVAC system. Installed within you ductwork, it helps to purify the air that cycles through your comfort systems and heads off viruses and bacteria at the pass.

When you pair a whole house purifier with consistent healthy hygiene practices such as washing your hands, you can enjoy and happier and healthier home all year long.

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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Is Your Furnace on the Fritz?

March 9th, 2020

furnace-technicianWe are getting the briefest hints of springtime around the corner for Charlottesville. However, while those couple days of sunshine were a treat, it is obvious we still have some chilly weather to contend with until wintertime finally calls it a day.

This is an important time to go the extra effort and make sure that your furnace is going to make it through the remainder of the season. What’s more, you will want to ensure that it will work when you go to turn it on next winter. With that in mind, you should check to see if you need to schedule a furnace repair in Charlottesville, VA.

Repair needs are common toward the end of the season thanks to the wear and tear caused by extended use. Don’t let your furnace go without the help it needs.

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Four Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Help

February 24th, 2020

When you live in a place as great as Charlottesville, it is nice to know you can enjoy the comfort provided by a heat pump that will keep up with your lifestyle. Even on the hottest and coldest of days, you know that your heat pump will do right by you—until it doesn’t.

No one likes waking up to a cold house in the middle of winter and discovering the heater is supposed to be running. But if it is running, then why are you shivering? More than likely it is because your heat pump needs help. Even this wonderful system eventually requires professional care if it is to be expected to continue running.

We want you to be able to catch on that it is time for heating repair in Charlottesville, VA before it has a major impact on your comfort. To do so, it helps to know the signs you need to watch for.

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Only Trust a Pro with Your HVAC Care

February 10th, 2020

AC-technicianAll too often we encounter problems with different HVAC systems in the Charlottesville area that are caused by allowing an amateur to try to “fix” it. This is never a good idea. In all honesty, it is similar to allowing your neighbor to give you a complex medical procedure. Sounds silly right?

When you need service for your heating and air conditioning system, whether it is repairs, maintenance, or a replacement, you should always turn to a professional HVAC company in Charlottesville, VA. If you aren’t sure what kind of a difference this will make, let us tell you!

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Boost HVAC Efficiency with a Smart Thermostat

January 27th, 2020

smart-wifi-thermostat-appYou depend on your heating and cooling units to keep you comfortable throughout the year. That’s why you like to make sure your HVAC in Palmyra, VA is taken care of so it does its job as well as possible, for as long as possible.

Did you know that caring for your home comfort systems goes beyond just maintenance and repairs though? It’s true! You might not realize it, but your thermostat actually plays a huge role not only in telling your HVAC system to do its job, but it also impacts how well it does the job.

We’ve had our fair share of people come to us for a heater repair only to discover that the real source of the problem was their thermostat. We always suggest a thermostat upgrade whenever possible.

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3 Benefits of Heat Pumps

January 13th, 2020

ductless-blowerAre you considering a new heating system? Whether you are thinking about installing a completely new type of heater, or just replacing your previous one, we believe there is something to be said for heat pumps in Charlottesville, VA. Heat pumps epitomize the idea of being small but mighty because they offer big home comfort solutions in a package that takes up far less space than other heating systems.

Heat pumps are truly wonderful systems that can keep your indoor climate ideal all year round. Want to know more about the benefits of theses systems? Just keep reading!

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Celebrating 35 Years of Exceptional Service

January 6th, 2020

serviceMack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning is officially 35 years old!

Since opening our doors in 1985, our team has been proud to provide the reliable HVAC services needed within Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding areas. We have grown from a team of two all the way to becoming a team of 30 people with 20 of our trucks on the road. While Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning found its start in new construction services, our service offerings have expanded as well to include everything from installations and replacements to repairs and maintenance of a variety of home comfort systems.

We’ve only made it this long because of our dedication to hard work and customer satisfaction. Thanks to our focus on providing service and support to our customers, our family-owned business has survived, grown, and thrived since the 80s.

Of course, without our fantastic customers we wouldn’t be here in the first place. We give our thanks to everyone who has called us for their home comfort needs over the past 35 years. We look forward to continuing to serve you for many years to come.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Contact us for the reliable service that we are known for!

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The Most Important Furnace Repair for Your Health

December 30th, 2019

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Your furnace requires upkeep. It is a simple fact, but one worth stating. Why? Because repairs are a part of that upkeep!

When you need reliable furnace repair in Charlottesville, VA, you know it is best to turn to the professionals. But did you know that some furnace repair needs are more urgent than others?

This doesn’t mean it is a good idea to put off repair needs when they arise. But it does mean that there is at least one repair that may pop up that goes beyond simply keeping your furnace in working shape. That is because the issue causing this repair need  can threaten the health and safety of everyone in your home.

We are, of course, talking about the dangers associated with a cracked heat exchanger.

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How to Help Your HVAC Through Winter

December 16th, 2019

cozy-holiday-seasonThe temperature has dropped and the holidays are here. We know there is plenty to do right now and probably a lot to prepare for, but we have to ask: is your HVAC in Charlottesville, VA ready for the coming months? Yes, we know that the weather here in Virginia doesn’t get quite as frigid as it might up north, but we still rely on our heating systems pretty heavily this time of the year. The last thing anyone wants around the holidays is a heater that gives up the ghost in the middle of the winter.

With that said, we want to let you know that there are some additional steps you can take to keep your heater in good condition this season. Incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine can help improve your heater’s efficiency and facilitate its job, while saving you money too.

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3 Signs Your Boiler’s Broken

December 2nd, 2019

broken-heater-no-warmth-cold-womanOkay let us clarify. When we say “broken” we don’t mean unusable. When it comes to a boiler or any type of heating system, broken usually refers to a system in need of repairs. This means that your boiler isn’t operating the way it is supposed because something within your heating system causing problems.

So, the question here is, what is causing your boiler’s issues? There are, of course, multiple problems that could create the need for boiler repair in Orange, VA. And, while there are signs to watch for that could indicate one issue or another, you will normally need the help of a trained HVAC technician to truly identify exactly what’s wrong.

We get that you will want to understand what indicators you should be watching for before you call a pro, though. That is why we’ve provided three keys signs that will tell you when you boiler is in need of repair.

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