Posts Tagged ‘Charlottesville’

Don’t Ignore Low Refrigerant Levels

Monday, July 27th, 2020

AC-manifoldThe team at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning are the pros who work hard to keep you comfortable at home all year long. One way that we do this is, of course, by providing prompt and effective services that keep your HVAC system in great condition. The other way that we help our customers is by keeping them informed on how their systems work so they know when something is wrong and they need to call us.

On that note, today we want to discuss your air conditioning system’s refrigerant. We know that you probably don’t have the tools necessary to check your refrigerant level, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay alert for warning signs that the level is low.

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Is Something Up With Your Ducts?

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Your ductwork is like the delivery system for your air conditioning unit. Without your ducts, the cool air that your AC creates won’t end up going anywhere, or, it will end up outside of your home rather than inside your home where it belongs. That is why duct leaks or breaks are a problem and, thankfully, they are problems that we can help with.

The technicians at Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning can help figure out what might be going on with your ductwork and provide services to address the issues that are going to hinder your comfort the most.

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The Perks of a Packaged HVAC System

Monday, 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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Should You Invest in a Whole-House Filter?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Heater FAQ: Repair or Replace?

Monday, 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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Is Your Furnace on the Fritz?

Monday, 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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