MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog

The Time for AC Maintenance Has Arrived

May 13th, 2019
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Uh oh… it’s already time for air conditioning maintenance! But don’t worry, AC maintenance isn’t anything to be scared about.

However, we do like to give it special attention just after winter. Not only is it easy to forget to schedule your maintenance tune-up, but there’s also the fact that neglecting maintenance is one of the worst ways to begin the air conditioning season.

In this post, we’ll explain why now is the best time for air conditioning maintenance, as well as why it’s in your best interest not to neglect it.

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The Perfect Time to Invest in a Geothermal System

April 29th, 2019
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A geothermal system is technically a heat pump, meaning it can be used to both cool or heat your home. So, if this system can be used during either the cold or the warm seasons, is there really a perfect time to invest in one of these systems?

Actually, the best time to install one of these systems has nothing to do with the season. Rather, it has to do entirely with you and your own situation. Keep reading and we’ll explain.

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Is Poor Insulation Keeping Your Home Cold?

April 15th, 2019
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Reduced heating power, higher heating bills, rooms that refuse to heat up… Noticing these signs of uneven or reduced temperatures is one of the first indications that your heater is in trouble.

But don’t go replacing your heater so quickly! It might simply be the case that your insulation, not your heater, is what needs replacement. We’ll explain how insulation works and some of the signs that you might need insulation and HVAC services in Mission, KS.

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Knowing Whether to Replace or Repair Your Thermostat

April 1st, 2019
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In order to keep your air conditioner or heater running in top shape, it’s going to need the occasional HVAC services in Leawood, KS, such as repairs and maintenance from a professional. Eventually, it will get so old that it just needs to be replaced entirely.

As for the thermostat, it’s not quite the same story. Thermostats are simple devices with far fewer moving parts. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to the occasional repair issue.

In this post, we’ll explain when your thermostat might need repairs or when it might need a complete replacement.

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Power Strips Aren’t the Same as Surge Protectors

March 18th, 2019

surge-protectorWhile in the hardware or electronics store, you may have seen fancy power strips labeled as “surge protectors.” While these power strips certainly do have some capacity to block low-level power surges from frying your most precious electronics, they shouldn’t be confused for a whole-house surge protector. And, quite frankly, the whole-house surge protector is the one that matters most; that’s the one that will protect your biggest and most essential appliances.

In this post, we’ll explain the danger of power surges and the (proper) way to deal with them.

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Signs That You Should Switch to Ductless Heating

March 4th, 2019

woman-operating-ductless-unitIf you’re like most people, then you probably have a furnace as your main heating system. That’s just an assumption based on statistics—furnaces are one of the most common heaters in the country.

If that’s true, then that means you’ve been relying on ducts to distribute hot air through your home. This is one of the best ways to supply your entire home with heating, but it does have some drawbacks. Instead of having to tell you what those drawbacks are directly, see if you can relate with any of the following scenarios:

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Common Furnace Issues That Aren’t Your Furnace’s Fault

February 18th, 2019

furnace-inspectionWe can write all day about the kinds of issues your furnace might encounter, but unless we’re actually there to inspect it, we just can’t know for sure. Sometimes, an issue may look obvious on the surface, but as we dig deeper, we find that it’s something else entirely. Sometimes, the problem might have very little to do with the furnace at all.

That’s why we suggest that you never jump to any conclusions about what your furnace’s problems might be until you’ve gotten a professional inspection. We’ll go over a few examples to show you exactly what we mean.

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Keep That Heater Running Through Winter!

February 4th, 2019

furnace-interiorPart of the nation is experiencing record low temperatures. We don’t have to live there to know that the last thing they would want is for their heaters to break down on them!

The idea of having to wait for HVAC service in the cold is not something anyone likes to think about. However, the reality is that it does happen from time to time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help prevent it!

In this post, we’ll go over some ways that you can keep your heater in tip-top shape for the duration of the winter.

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Portable Generators Just Won’t Cut It in Emergencies

January 21st, 2019

standby-generatorIf disaster strikes and your power goes out, you can be left feeling helpless. You might even be tempted to pull out the portable generator to see if you can power up some of your appliances. However, we seriously advise against it.

Instead, we suggest having an electrician in Overland Park, KS come to fit your home for a whole-house generator. Here’s why we don’t recommend using portable generators for emergencies.

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Don’t Forget About Air Quality!

January 7th, 2019

floating-microbesHVAC is about so much more than controlling the temperature in your home. Nearly everything involving the indoor air in your home falls under the responsibility of an HVAC contractor, and that includes air quality and comfort.

Unfortunately, just having a heater or air conditioner won’t guarantee that the air is healthy. A range of air quality products in Overland Park, KS do exist, however, specifically for that purpose. We’ll discuss several of them down below.

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