MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for April, 2016

Is It Time to Replace Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

The electrical panel for a home (also known as a circuit breaker box or electrical box) is an essential part of keeping a residential electrical system working safely. All electrical currents entering your home must pass through this panel. When too much current flows through one of the circuits, threatening an electrical fire, it causes the switch for that circuit to trip, which cuts the connection and stops the electrical flow.

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What Does a Technician Do for a Spring AC Tune-Up?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

We’ve already written about how important it is that you schedule a spring maintenance tune-up and inspection for your air conditioning system. If you haven’t arranged for this service yet, it’s certainly not too late to get it done in time for the summer weather!

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Why Should You Have a Ductless Mini Split Installed?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

With temperatures mellowing out, it’s almost time to shut off your heater for the season and turn your thoughts to air conditioning. Perhaps you are considering replacing your current air conditioner before summer begins. If so, it’s important to know you have many options when it comes to cooling systems. One of these options is the Mitsubishi ductless mini split, also referred to as a ductless air conditioner.

Just as the name implies, ductless systems don’t require ducts to function. Rather, a Mitsubishi ductless mini split system serves as a heat pump. It pulls warmth from the air into the system and distributes cooled air through a series of mini air handlers in your home. In the winter time, this process can be reversed to provide you with heat. Why should you consider this as your AC choice though?

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Now Is the Time to Install a Whole-House Electrical Surge Protector!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Last year we looked into the problem of voltage spikes in a home (i.e. electrical power surges). These can happen because of catastrophic events such as a lightning strike or a downed power line. But they can also come from more mundane sources, including large appliances in the home placing an increased demand on the electrical system, or errors at the local power plant. The important part is to see that your house is prepared for any size voltage spike at all times. The average power strip you use for your precision appliances like computers provides one level of protection, but it won’t be enough to deal with all types of surges. You need the best guard possible against surges for your home.

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