MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Nope, It’s Not Too Late to Maintain Your AC System

Monday, July 8th, 2019

It’s summer and the heat has arrived here in Overland Park. We’ve had some really high peaks in our weather in the past couple of weeks, so we’re sure that you’ve turned to your thermostat and dialed down the temperature pretty low during some point this year. Maintenance is one of those things that ideally should be scheduled during the spring. Spring is the right time to do this because it allows you to prepare your air conditioning system for the high temperatures ahead.

While spring is the ideal time, it doesn’t mean that it’s the only time for you to schedule these services. If you need AC maintenance in Overland Park, KS, you can rely on our professional technicians. We’ll help you keep your home in great shape.

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Debunking 3 Common Air Conditioner Myths

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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If you have a central air conditioner in your home, it’s important to understand how this system works. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not asking you to know every single part in your system by name or to even to know each stage of the air conditioning process. All we’d like you to know is the basics.

We answer a lot of questions from homeowners across Kansas so we’ve compiled a few of the most common misconceptions below to guide our customers in the right direction. If you have trouble with your air conditioner and need air conditioning repair in Overland Park, KS, you can trust our professionals. If you’d like to learn more about how refrigerant works in your system keep reading below.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Is it time to replace the air conditioner in your home? Sometimes it’s not so easy to be sure. The problem is that you don’t want to wait too long to replace your air conditioner and run into a bigger problem like an extended repair issue or a breakdown. The best thing that you can do is find a professional to assess your home.

If you read any of the blog content below and realize that you need to replace your air conditioner make sure you contact our professionals. We can walk you through your air conditioner replacement in Overland Park, KS with ease. We’ll make the process easy, cost-effective, and make sure you’re informed every single step of the way.

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The Time for AC Maintenance Has Arrived

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Uh oh… it’s already time for air conditioning maintenance! But don’t worry, AC maintenance isn’t anything to be scared about.

However, we do like to give it special attention just after winter. Not only is it easy to forget to schedule your maintenance tune-up, but there’s also the fact that neglecting maintenance is one of the worst ways to begin the air conditioning season.

In this post, we’ll explain why now is the best time for air conditioning maintenance, as well as why it’s in your best interest not to neglect it.

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Knowing Whether to Replace or Repair Your Thermostat

Monday, April 1st, 2019
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In order to keep your air conditioner or heater running in top shape, it’s going to need the occasional HVAC services in Leawood, KS, such as repairs and maintenance from a professional. Eventually, it will get so old that it just needs to be replaced entirely.

As for the thermostat, it’s not quite the same story. Thermostats are simple devices with far fewer moving parts. Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to the occasional repair issue.

In this post, we’ll explain when your thermostat might need repairs or when it might need a complete replacement.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Your AC to Break Down

Monday, November 26th, 2018

ac-maintenanceHomeowners are willing to spend a lot of money on a highly efficient and effective air conditioning system. Yet, as time passes and they begin to take the AC for granted, some may neglect to have it serviced for necessary maintenance and repair checks.

Of course, we understand. After installing an AC, the goal should be to spend as little money as possible—not to find new reasons to spend money! But what if we told you that spending the money on a couple maintenance calls is the key to reducing AC expenses? If you’re intrigued, or simply confused, keep reading and we’ll explain.

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AC Installation Is Not a DIY Job!

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

air-conditioner-installationWe don’t condone anyone to do their own, DIY air conditioning installation. You might be thinking, “Of course not, because how would you make any money?”

True. It is our job, after all. But mostly, we’re worried about the extra time and money it will cost you after the fact. Many homeowners who embark on these DIY installations don’t realize how many things can possibly go wrong in an AC installation—and it’s not always apparent at first.

The experience of a professional HVAC contractor can recognize a good installation when they see one, and it’s what gives them the confidence to guarantee a job well done. However, we can’t say the same for amateur installations. We’ll give you a few reasons why DIY doesn’t work out the way you think it would.

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AC Problems That Cause Energy Bill Spikes

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

blue-question-markNow that we are in the hottest months of the year, have your summer energy bills gone sky high? It would be unbearable to go without AC in this muggy Missouri heat, but you can take measures to identify problems and lower your consumption. If you are seeing pricey bills, one of these reasons listed below is most likely the culprit.

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3 Things to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

hvac-contractor-working-on-ourdoor-ac-unitIf you do your research, you’ll probably find countless reasons why you should choose this HVAC contractor over that HVAC contractor. But the fact of the matter is this: If you’re not already a professional HVAC contractor yourself, it’ll be tough to see the signs of what makes a truly good one.

In our opinion, however, what matters most is availability and true expertise in what it takes to make you feel the most comfortable in your home. In this post, we’ll give you three things that you should look for to find a good HVAC contractor.

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Watch for Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, May 14th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairKansas City summers are as hot as they come, and a good air conditioner is more a necessity than luxury when the thermometer starts to rise. The last thing you need is a breakdown just when the summer temperatures are at their highest, or a sudden repair call forcing you to scramble to rearrange your schedule just to keep your home comfortable.

We’re using our air conditioners right now, but the weather is still comparatively cool. That means now is an excellent time to watch for the signs that you need repairs. While you should never formally diagnose a problem with your air conditioner (AC units contain delicate and complex components that require formal training and licensing to address, as well as potentially dangerous material like chemical refrigerant), you can still spot the signs that something is wrong.

Generally speaking, anything that doesn’t match the normal functions of your air conditioner is reason to call a repair service. You’re likely familiar with how your system operates, even if it’s just a subconscious acceptance of the “normal” sights and sounds. That should make it easy to notice anything out of the ordinary.

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