Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Why Kettling Is Bad News

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Boilers are powerful heaters for homes around here. Using the power of heated water cycled through pipes in the home, a boiler can help to provide radiant heat on the coldest of days. That is, it can do this as long as it is working properly. If there is a problem that is hindering your boiler’s ability to do its job, it’s going to affect your home comfort. It’s also going to affect your energy bills in the long run. This is why it is important to know when to contact a professional for a boiler repair in Afton, VA.

Our team works hard to provide prompt and effective repair services to homes throughout the area. However, to do this we need you to contact us and let us know there is a problem we can help with. With that in mind, we want to tell you about one of the most common signs a boiler needs repairs: kettling.

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How to Figure Out If Something Is Wrong With Your Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2021

woman-doing-researchBoilers are known for being powerful systems. Using radiant heat, a boiler can create strong warmth that permeates throughout the house. It is a system that you can find in multiple homes for heating in Charlottesville, VA. It is also, of course, a system that should always be handled by a trained professional.

If your boiler is acting up, then getting repairs for the system as soon as possible is your best option. Waiting on repairs is only going to lead to higher operating costs and put your boiler at risk of needing an early replacement. Scheduling boiler repairs as soon as possible will ensure your comfort without a higher cost. That is what we are here to help with.

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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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Why Your Heat Pump Isn’t Heating

Monday, 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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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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How to Choose an HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 30th, 2018

man-with-fanThere are certain jobs that you may hire out which won’t require that much consideration as to who can handle it. Maybe you hire some neighborhood kids to shovel your driveway, for instance, or your buddy recommends a friend to handle some light landscaping. Different homeowners are going to have different standards of who they give work to, but there is one area where you can never take chances: the installation and/or servicing of your HVAC system.

You absolutely must work with a professional HVAC contractor in Crozet, VA. There is no other way in which you can be sure that you are working with skilled professionals that you can trust. Of course, not all HVAC contractors are created equal. There is a major difference between earning your license and starting a business, for instance, and establishing yourself as a trustworthy contractor capable of living up to all of your clients’ expectations—if not exceeding them! 

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Why Use a Ductless System?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

ductless-blowerAre you thinking about replacing your air conditioner before the heat of summer really settles in? Are you moving into a new home and want to familiarize yourself with the different HVAC system options out there? Whatever the case may be, you’d be remiss to overlook the many benefits that the ductless mini split has to offer. We’re seeing more and more interest in ductless systems in Charlottesville, VA, which is really not much of a surprise to us.

The ways in which a ductless system can benefit homes and homeowners are many, and we want to help you better understand them with today’s post. Now, as is the case with any HVAC system, the ductless mini split is not going to be the right system for everyone. That being said, for those that it is right for, there is a lot to love. So read on, and remember that we are here to handle any HVAC services, for systems ductless or otherwise, that you may need.

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What You May Not Realize about a Home Air Filter

Monday, February 26th, 2018

filter-ductYes, as heating and air conditioning technicians, we would like to remind you of how important it is to keep the air filter clean. This means that you need to replace it every 1-3 months, depending on how often you use it. Or, if you have a reusable filter, then you’ll have to clean it and let it fully dry before replacing it.

You might have heard this before, and you may or may not have followed the advice. Did you know what makes changing the filter so important? You might not have heard all this before.

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The Energy-Saving Benefits of Heat Pumps

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

temperature-just-rightWhen you’re looking for a new home comfort system, you’ve probably already got a pretty good idea of the basic systems out there. There are furnaces, for heating, and central air conditioners, for cooling. For the most part, air conditioners and heaters are completely separate systems, although they do typically share the same blower fan to distribute air throughout your home.

There is, however, another option that uses the same components to heat the home as it does to cool them, and that’s the heat pump. Heat pumps actually use refrigeration for both heating and cooling, and you’ll see what’s so great about this in the guide below. For more information, contact our friendly team!

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4 Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Monday, February 12th, 2018

modern-thermostat-smart-homeSometimes, a homeowner upgrades their air conditioning and heating systems only to leave the same aging thermostat on the wall. As your technician may likely tell you, this shouldn’t have any effect on the way your heater or air conditioner operates as long as the thermostat is compatible (as it will still be calibrated and able to detect changes in temperature). However, you are missing out on the opportunity to save big time.

Whether your heating and air conditioning systems are brand new or ten years old, we recommend upgrading that wall thermostat to a smart thermostat you can control with your phone or tablet. Learn more about the benefits of smart thermostats and why you should make that upgrade in today’s guide.

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