MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for March, 2019

Power Strips Aren’t the Same as Surge Protectors

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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