Posts Tagged ‘Crozet’

5 Furnace Repairs You May Need

Monday, January 25th, 2021

furnace-gas-burnersThere has been a lot occurring in our country over the past several days, to say the least, along with some big changes. But some things have not changed. What do we mean? Well, no matter what happens in our capital, you still want to keep your home comfortably warm until the winter cold gives way to warmer weather. To do that, you need to address any issue with your furnace in Crozet, VA as soon as it pops up.

You may be wondering at this point whether you need a furnace repair service. You shouldn’t get a service you don’t need, after all. So the question arises, how do you know when to reach out for repairs? We can give you a quick overview of some of the furnace repairs you may need to reach out to a professional to handle.

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Do You Need to Retire Your Old Heater?

Monday, 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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Address This Furnace Repair ASAP

Monday, 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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Is Your Heat Pump Ready for the Switch?

Monday, 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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Choosing an AC System That Works Best for You

Monday, October 21st, 2019

ductless-blowerDid your current air conditioner break down? Or are you moving into a new home and want to get an AC system that works best for you?

Whether you are in the market for a new air conditioning unit voluntarily or by necessity, having to decide on what to get can be a little tough. Should you go with a traditional central air conditioner, a ductless mini split, or a heat pump? And what the heck is a dual fuel system?

Don’t worry—you aren’t alone in this journey. The team at Mack Morris  Heating & Air Conditioning is here for you and we can give you the information you need to decide what type of cooling system will best meet your needs.

For guidance, please read on. If you already know what you want to go for, contact us at any time!

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Heat Pumps are the Bees’ Knees

Monday, June 17th, 2019

You see, we don’t use the phrase “bees’ knees” lightly. In fact, there are only a few things that we’d even consider to be the bees’ knees:

  • Sliced bread (obviously)
  • The summer
  • Heat Pumps

Okay, sure, maybe that is not our whole list, however, we would like to talk to you today about heat pumps, and why you should consider having one installed in your home! Heat pumps are highly efficient, super effective, and well-known for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. And, if that wasn’t enough to convince you, keep reading below! We have listed just some of the many reasons why you should consider making the switch!

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Can a Dehumidifier Help You This Summer?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

We’ve heard it 1000 times: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”. And as cliché as this phrase is, it’s true. Humidity levels during the summer can make it feel as though the temperature outside is much hotter than it actually is. This is because high moisture content in the air makes it much harder for our bodies to sweat, thus making it difficult to cool off. So when this happens, of course, the first thing we want to do is seek relief in the comfort of our homes. So what do you do if the inside of your home is humid as well?

High humidity inside of your home can have a profound effect on your overall comfort and energy efficiency, so it is important to address it. Installing a dehumidifier can help mitigate the effects of high humidity, protecting your furnishings, your health, and your HVAC system in Crozet, VA. In case you are not yet convinced, we’ve outlined just some of the many benefits of installing a dehumidifier below. Keep reading to find out more! 

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Why a Smart Thermostat is a Smart Idea

Monday, March 11th, 2019

smart-thermostat-controlled-remotelyNowadays, we have “smart” everything, from phones and watches to speakers and coffee makers. Modern technologies have made operating our homes much easier and much more efficient. Today, smart thermostats are changing the ways in which homeowners interact with their heating and cooling system, making for better efficiency and lower monthly spending costs.

Often, homeowners keep their old, outdated thermostats around for years before they’d even consider a replacement. But today, we are here to tell you that upgrading your thermostat just may give your HVAC systems the boost that they’ve long been needing. Below, we have outlined just some of the many reasons as to why you should consider making the switch. Keep reading to find out more!

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Don’t Ignore Your Noisy Boiler

Monday, January 28th, 2019

covering-earsAlthough built to be one of the most durable home heating systems, boilers are still exposed to everyday wear and tear, which can cause a variety of issues if left unattended. Sure, with fewer moving parts, your boiler is less likely to suffer the same issues that a furnace does, but it does not mean that the system can be ignored. In fact, one symptom you should never ignore is strange noises coming from your boiler system.

Should you discover a strange sound coming from your boiler, it is best to contact a local HVAC technician right away to pinpoint the exact source of the problem. In the meantime, however, we have provided a quick guide to strange boiler sounds and what they could possibly indicate. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Science 101: Static Electricity in Your Home

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Does your hair instantly stand up when you enter your home? Do you find yourself getting shocked when you touch a doorknob or find your clothes rather clingy? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, there is likely a build-up of static electricity in your home. But why?

Static electricity buildup is most commonly found in areas with overly dry air. Without proper humidification, static electricity becomes much more noticeable and can be quite a nuisance. During the winter, air is much dryer than it is during other parts of the year, so without proper humidification, your home is significantly more vulnerable to static electricity buildup. Investing in a whole-house humidifier in Crozet, VA is the best way to reduce the impact of static electricity and boost your comfort! 

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