MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog

Nope, It’s Not Too Late to Maintain Your AC System

July 8th, 2019

It’s summer and the heat has arrived here in Overland Park. We’ve had some really high peaks in our weather in the past couple of weeks, so we’re sure that you’ve turned to your thermostat and dialed down the temperature pretty low during some point this year. Maintenance is one of those things that ideally should be scheduled during the spring. Spring is the right time to do this because it allows you to prepare your air conditioning system for the high temperatures ahead.

While spring is the ideal time, it doesn’t mean that it’s the only time for you to schedule these services. If you need AC maintenance in Overland Park, KS, you can rely on our professional technicians. We’ll help you keep your home in great shape.

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Debunking 3 Common Air Conditioner Myths

June 24th, 2019
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If you have a central air conditioner in your home, it’s important to understand how this system works. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not asking you to know every single part in your system by name or to even to know each stage of the air conditioning process. All we’d like you to know is the basics.

We answer a lot of questions from homeowners across Kansas so we’ve compiled a few of the most common misconceptions below to guide our customers in the right direction. If you have trouble with your air conditioner and need air conditioning repair in Overland Park, KS, you can trust our professionals. If you’d like to learn more about how refrigerant works in your system keep reading below.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

June 10th, 2019

Is it time to replace the air conditioner in your home? Sometimes it’s not so easy to be sure. The problem is that you don’t want to wait too long to replace your air conditioner and run into a bigger problem like an extended repair issue or a breakdown. The best thing that you can do is find a professional to assess your home.

If you read any of the blog content below and realize that you need to replace your air conditioner make sure you contact our professionals. We can walk you through your air conditioner replacement in Overland Park, KS with ease. We’ll make the process easy, cost-effective, and make sure you’re informed every single step of the way.

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Don’t Ignore These 3 Ductless Mini Split AC Problems

May 27th, 2019
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As we start turning on our air conditioners again this season, take a moment to really pay close attention to your ductless mini split system. Since this unit consists of separate air handlers, you’ll want to look at each one individually to ensure that no issues have cropped up. It’s easy to accidentally forget about one of the units in a room that you might not use as often.

The issues we’ve listed below will cause symptoms that are hard to ignore. In other cases, however, your mini split system might be suffering from issues that aren’t obvious. That’s why it always counts to have an AC repair expert to inspect your system for you.

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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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