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

Failed Capacitors in Your Air Conditioning System at the End of Summer

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Air conditioners handle an enormous amount of work stress during summer. You probably have had your home’s AC running almost every day during the past few months. All this work strain placed on a cooling system can mean malfunctions at the end of the summer, even for a well-maintained AC. You can’t afford to ignore repair issues just because cooler weather will soon arrive: the longer you delay repairs, the more expensive they are likely to be later, and the higher the chances that you’ll experience a system breakdown during a surprise hot day in fall.

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What Is the Best Water Heater for My Home?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

There are many different types of water heaters available today, far more than there were a few decades ago. If you haven’t needed to replace your old water heater for a decade or more, or if it has been that long since you moved into a new home and needed to install a first water heater, you may find yourself a touch confused when it comes to selecting a model.

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Should You Invest in a New Generator This Year?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Having a backup generator for your house is one of best kinds of “home insurance policies.” It will give you peace of mind that you’ll have sufficient power for your household in case of a long-term loss of power during the stormy seasons. This is especially important if there are people in your home who depend on electrically-powered medical equipment. Knowing that your home has protection is worth the cost of a generator, even if it never needs to turn on.

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Reasons to Enhance Your Outdoor Lighting

Monday, August 10th, 2015

It’s never the wrong time of the year to consider fixing or making changes to the outdoor lighting for your home. You have many different options for making alterations, ranging from smaller projects, such as adding a few motion-sensor floodlights, to extensive relighting to give the entire exterior of your home a new look. You will need to have professional electricians handle the job, regardless of how large or small it is: they will make certain that all the installation and repair work is handled correctly and safely so that you will receive the largest benefit possible from the lighting enhancements.

Here are some the reasons that you should consider make improvements to your residential exterior lighting:

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It’s Not Just Lightning: Why You Need Surge Protection for Your Home

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

When people think about power surges endangering the electronic items in their home, the image that almost immediately leaps to mind is a lightning bolt striking the ground and causing all the lights in the house to burn bright for a second before everything drops into darkness. It’s a dramatic picture, but it’s not quite the reality. Yes, a lightning strike can cause severe damage to a residential electrical system, but there are other, more common causes for power surges, a.k.a voltage spikes.

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