MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for June, 2015

Should I Have an Air Purifier Installed for My Home?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Homeowners today are becoming more aware of the importance of indoor air quality—mostly because air quality has suffered a decline due to the heavy insulation on houses that prevents adequate fresh air from coming in. One of the popular methods for improving residential air quality is the electronic air purifier, which can target extremely small contaminant particles and other pollutants that circulate through an HVAC system.

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Why Are Attic Fans Beneficial for a Home?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

During a hot summer day in Overland Park, KS, you will probably put a lot of stock in your air conditioning system to keep everyone in your home cooled down. But heat can enter your home in a number of ways and make the job of the air conditioner much tougher. One of the ways that you can reduce the strain on your AC, lowering your bills and helping to make the house much more comfortable, is with the installation of attic fans.

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3 Noises You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 15th, 2015

One of the ways that a residential air conditioning system warns that it is suffering from a malfunction is unusual noises. When the soothing white noise that you expect from your AC during a summer day is interrupted with anything out-of-the-ordinary, you should have the sound looked into right away. The faster you have any repair taken care of, the less likely that it will spread and cause more repair problems.

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3 Ways That Leaking Refrigerant Will Cause Problems for Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Refrigerant is the chemical blend in an air conditioner that allows it to remove heat from inside a home and then release it the outside. There have been many different refrigerants used for air conditioners since the first electro-mechanical AC was invented more than a century ago, including a number of toxic and combustible chemicals. Today’s air conditioners use a safe blend known as R-410A, or “Puron.” This chemical transitions easily between liquid and gaseous state, absorbing heat when it evaporates and releasing it as it condenses.

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How Your Air Conditioning Can Benefit from a Zone Control System

Monday, June 1st, 2015

One of the drawbacks of a standard central air conditioning system—i.e. an AC that sends cooled air into ducts that connect to room vents—is that it is an all-or-nothing proposition. You either send conditioned air to all the vents… or none of them. Since you probably will rarely need to cool down your entire home at one time, the standard central AC set-up can result in significant energy waste.

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