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

Yes, Heat Pumps Also Need Maintenance in the Fall

Monday, October 26th, 2015

This is a question that HVAC technicians often hear from customers: “Does my heat pump need to have maintenance done in the spring and fall, or is just once a year enough?” We understand why this confusion crops up. An air conditioner only needs maintenance once a year, during the spring, and a heater only needs it once as well, during the fall. A heat pump is a single system, so wouldn’t it only need a single maintenance visit a year?

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Benefits of Installing a Heat Recovery Ventilator for Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

One of problems that modern homes face during periods of extreme outdoor weather is that they need to be heavily sealed against the outside in order to maintain indoor energy efficiency. You can’t have a heater running in your home on a cold day when there’s a window wide open! It would be a tremendous waste of energy. But this heat seal against the outside will lead to stuffy, dusty air inside that’s unhealthy to breathe and can make everyone uncomfortable.

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Tips to Help You Prepare Your Heater for Cold Weather

Monday, October 12th, 2015

It’s already two weeks into October, and that means that even though we’re still enjoying warm weather, it won’t last for much longer. Take this transition time to see that the furnace, heat pump, or other heating system in your house is ready to tackle another winter in Shawnee, KS. We have some tips below that will help make sure your heater is in the best shape possible.

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Do You Need to Have a New Furnace Installed before Winter Arrives?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Last week we talked about how important it is during this time of year to schedule a maintenance visit and tune-up for your home’s furnace. This week, we’re going to look into the possibility that your furnace doesn’t need a tune-up… it may need to be replaced altogether. This is one of the reasons you should schedule maintenance in the first place: it allows your technicians to see if the furnace is going to manage to get through winter and if it’s energy-efficient enough to make it worth keeping around.

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