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What Furnace Is Better: Gas or Electric?

December 28th, 2020

mom-with-baby-doing-researchChoosing a heater for your home is no small deal. The system you select, and the individual who performs the installation, can combine to make or break your comfort for years to come. Let’s say you’ve narrowed it down a bit—you know you want a furnace as your home heating system. You still have one more choice to make! You have to figure out if you want an electric furnace or a gas furnace in Palmyra, VA.

The first thought that most people have when they come to this choice is to say, “Well which one is the best option?” The truth is that the answer depends … on you! Let us help you figure out which type of furnace is the best option for your home and offer our expert installation services when you are ready to move forward.

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Do You Need to Retire Your Old Heater?

December 14th, 2020

Just because you have a heating system doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to have reliable heat. An old heating system that needs to be retired is likely to be less effective, or even completely ineffective, at providing you with warmth. It’s like having a car that barely runs or doesn’t run at all—you have a car but you aren’t going anywhere.

When it comes to keeping Crozet, VA heating systems in working order, you can come to Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning for help. We can identify if and when you need to retire your old heater and then work with you through the replacement process.

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What’s Messing With Your Heater’s Airflow?

November 30th, 2020

service-timeThere’s plenty of great activities and events to enjoy around here. Whether you are attending a walking tour to learn a bit more about Charlottesville, enjoying some great music at Jazz Wednesdays, or taking in the beauty found in one of our art museums, you can always find something interesting to do in this town. When you come home from those enjoyable events and experiences though, you want to be able to wind down in a house that is warm and comfortable, not one that is cold and unwelcoming.

If your furnace or heat pump needs a heater repair in Charlottesville, VA, you may discover that you are walking in the door to a house that refuses to warm up. Thankfully, you aren’t without any source of help. All you need to do is reach out to us to get the issue identified and resolved. It could be as simple as restoring the airflow in your system!

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Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating

November 16th, 2020

You just got home from a long day and all you want is to get the chill out of your home and curl up on the couch to relax. You are finally comfy with a book when you start to notice that, while the heat pump is running, it isn’t warming up the house at all. This is never a good sign.

When your heat pump isn’t operating properly, it may mean it needs a heater repair in Charlottesville, VA. If this is the case, you should reach out to Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning for the services you need.

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Address This Furnace Repair ASAP

November 2nd, 2020

furnace-gas-burnersFall, winter, and a good part of spring around here can be pretty chilly. Thankfully, you have a natural gas furnace that can keep your home comfortable no matter how nasty the temperatures get. These are great systems for providing reliable warmth during colder weather. However, if something is wrong with your furnace, it can hinder your comfort and can threaten your safety too.

When you notice something is up with your furnace, it is a good idea to schedule furnace repair in Crozet, VA soon. This is especially important if you have a cracked heat exchanger.

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It Is Time For A Heater Tune-Up?

October 19th, 2020

furnace-technicianThe weather is starting to cool off at long last. We are reveling in the days when simply cracking a couple of windows can keep the home pleasantly cool and comfortable. However, temperatures are going to continue dropping over the next few weeks and it is likely that you’ve noticed our evenings are already pretty chilly. That’s right: it is just about time to kick your heater into action.

Before you do that, we want to make sure that your heating system is ready to do its job right. Anytime you are about to turn on your heating system for the first time that year, it is vital that you make sure you have a professional look it over beforehand.

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Is Your Heat Pump Ready for the Switch?

October 5th, 2020

ductless-blowerYour heat pump mini split is a system you can rely on to keep you comfortable throughout the year. These systems can be ideal for homes around this area, but that doesn’t mean that they can simply switch between modes without any hassle. Well, okay, in most cases, you can switch your heat pump from cooling to heating mode without any trouble. This doesn’t mean that a little prep work on your part won’t help though.

Temperatures around here are already starting to cool down. If you haven’t started to use your heat pump for heating your home just yet, you likely will be in the coming weeks. You can use some of the tips below to help ensure your heat pump is ready to switch modes to continue keeping you comfortable.

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Problems From a Dirty Air Conditioner

September 21st, 2020

dirty-old-acWhen it comes to cleaning around your home, the things you usually think about are dusting the furniture and vacuuming the floors. But do you ever think about cleaning your Troy, VA, HVAC system? If not, don’t worry, most people don’t! Keeping your system clean, though it may seem odd, is going to make a big difference for your comfort and your monthly bills.

If you didn’t know that your air conditioning system can get dirty or that built-up debris can cause problems, it is a good idea to learn a bit more now. This is especially important when you start noticing issues with a dirty evaporator coil.

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Here’s Why Your AC System Is Leaking

September 7th, 2020

service-timeWhen you talk about something leaking, your first instinct is to check your plumbing lines. These aren’t the only things that can spring a leak however. Your air conditioner may be the system in your home that is leaking. While this system serves a much different purpose than your pipes or drains, the response to a leak should be the same—get it fixed!

When you need air conditioning repair in Charlottesville, VA, you can turn to Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning. We can identify what is causing the leak in your AC unit and get the issue resolved so you can enjoy a properly cooled home again.

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5 AC Sounds You Should Be on the Alert For

August 24th, 2020

Have you found yourself groaning when you turn on your air conditioner because your cool air now comes with an obnoxious noise that you would rather not deal with? You should be annoyed–because that noise is bad news. Your air conditioner isn’t meant to run silently. Even a heavy whoosh of air can be heard from the most modern, updated, well-maintained system. But loud, annoying, grating sounds are not to be ignored or brushed off because they are a sign something is up with the air conditioner.

If your system is making weird or worrying sounds, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for air conditioning repairs in Charlottesville, VA.

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