MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog

Tips for Installing Ductless AC Systems

June 26th, 2017

ductless-air-conditionerDuctless cooling systems and other types of alternate air conditioning can be a huge benefit to the right home. There are a fair number of households in our area built before the advent of air conditioning, or otherwise unable to support the ducts required by a central air conditioning system. Ductless mini-splits get around that issue, as well as allowing for a finer level of control over the cooling power in your house. Not only can you set different temperatures in different parts of the home to suit your tastes, but by turning off the air in unused parts of the home while running it in inhabited parts, you can cut down on your cooling bills considerably.

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Why Ice Forms on Your AC Unit

June 12th, 2017

frost-on-air-c onditioningAir conditioners get put to the test every summer here in Kansas, and this summer looks to be no different. If you take a look at your unit, you might be surprised to see ice or frost forming on the interior coils. It’s not uncommon, and most people don’t think much of it. After all, air conditioners are supposed to be colder, aren’t they? In point of fact, however, that ice or frost constitutes a serious problem, which requires a trained technician to repair.

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The Benefits and Convenience of Multi-Zone Systems

May 29th, 2017

zone-control-systemsMost homes in the area use centralized air conditioning systems, which cool the air in a single location and then distribute it into the home using a system of ducts. It’s an effective and efficient system, but it has drawbacks: especially for larger homes that might struggle with a centralized system. Luckily, you don’t have to replace your entire system to improve its efficiency and allow higher versatility. A multi-zone system can be installed in your existing ducts, and improve your system’s efficiency in a number of wonderful ways.

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Your Home Stays Safe with a Generator

May 15th, 2017

whole-house-generatorWe get our share of heavy storms in this area, and that can often mean losing power in your home for extended periods: hours, maybe even days. This can happen at any time, but rural parts of the region are especially vulnerable, since it can be some time before power companies get out to fix downed electrical lines.

The best way to keep your home’s electricity running is to install a generator on your property. It can be used in the event the power goes out to run vital appliances and ensure that you don’t need to leave your home in the event of a crisis. Now is a great time to have one installed, with warmer temperatures here and thunderstorms becoming increasingly common. The right service can help you select the proper unit.

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Security Cameras Help Keep Your Home Safe

May 1st, 2017

family-playing-soccerEvery home is a castle, and as a homeowner, you have a right and a duty to keep your family as safe as possible. A good security system can help with that immeasurably, including the installation of security cameras both inside and outside your house. A trained security expert can help with this, setting up cameras that benefit your particular needs the most and ensuring that they’re always running as expected.

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How Do UV Air Purifiers Help Your Home?

April 17th, 2017

Spring is in the air, and with it comes a host of problems associated with the spring. Allergens choke the air, pollen counts increase, and the rains give rise to mold and bacteria infestation. That can spell big trouble for your household, and unfortunately, these aren’t threats you can prevent simply by locking the door and shutting the windows.

On the other hand, an  HVAC technician can install a UV air purifier in your air conditioning system. It will keep your home protected from biological contaminants and help your family enjoy a healthier and happier spring. Here’s how it all works.

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Time to Check Your Air Conditioner

April 3rd, 2017

Kansas weather is rarely predictable, but we certainly know when winter has turned to spring. Soon enough, another blazing hot summer will be upon us, and when combined with our often-stifling humidity, it can turn your home into a sauna in a very short amount of time. You need your air conditioner to work every day without fail when the mercury starts to climb, which means now is the best time to get it properly checked and serviced.

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Considerations When Installing a Flat-Screen TV

March 20th, 2017

Families_and_Comfort_o_FAMILY_TV_facebook-meFlat-screen TVs have revolutionized home entertainment over the last few years: eliminating the need for giant, bulky box TVs and providing movie-theater conditions right in your own home. Advances in the field have made flat-screen TVs easier to afford than ever, and anyone who wants to kick back and watch their favorite movie, binge on a beloved TV show, or just cheer for the Jayhawks as they make another NCAA tournament appearance would do well to add one to their home.

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Outdoor Lighting Can Improve Your Life

March 6th, 2017

Outdoor_Lighting_dreamstime_xl_13904595-meWinters don’t come any wilder than they do in Kansas, but with spring on its way, now is a great opportunity to schedule any home improvement projects you might have been putting off. With improving weather, you’ll have the time to handle them the right way, and depending on the project, it can make a great improvement to your home just in time for the summer.

Consider the uses of outdoor lighting in Lenexa, KS, for example. Few things are nicer than going out into your yard on a warm Kansas night, enjoying the stars or amenities like a barbecue grill. That depends on a quality outdoor lighting system, but with the right team on your side, you can make any repairs or improvements you need to turn your yard into a nighttime wonderland.

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Steps to Take When Your Heating System Breaks Down

February 20th, 2017

Winter Family HomeHere in the midst of winter, we need our heating systems to function as expected all the time. A sudden breakdown can be a cause for panic, since it can turn your home into an icebox within a matter of hours. This is especially the case for rural residents, who must often wait for a repair service to get there. Not to worry. Our trained team is on call 24/7 and can perform repair services on your malfunctioning heater any time, day or night. And before that happens, you can perform some troubleshooting steps yourself to ensure that a repair service is actually what you need.

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