MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

How to Lower Your AC Bills This Summer

Monday, July 24th, 2017

AC-upgrades-and-repairsKansas summers are blazingly hot, with healthy amounts of mugginess and humidity thrown in for good measure. A reliable air conditioner is as important as electricity and running water in those circumstances. Going without it can make your household miserable at best, and it may even become a health hazard at worst. That means you need your air conditioner to run for many long hours, and to a certain extent, you need to be prepared to accept higher monthly bills regardless of what steps you take.

But those high bills can often hide unnecessary costs, and while you will be paying more for your air conditioner during the summer, make sure you’re not paying more than is absolutely necessary. You can take a number of steps to lower your AC bills this summer. Some of them involve upgrades to your system which may require the services of a professional. Others, however, can be easily implemented by homeowners on their own (and indeed, you may already be practicing some of them yourself).

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Repair or Replace a Faulty Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairKansas summers are hot and muggy, and we’re right in the middle of yet another scorching July here in the heartland. Your household air conditioner becomes as important as your electrical or plumbing system in conditions like these, and you need your system to run all day every day in many cases just to stay on top of the heat.

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Now Is a Good Time to Consider Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The transition from summer to fall is a good period for you to take care of issues for both your heating and cooling systems. As the heat recedes, but during the time before the cold weather starts, you have a window of opportunity where it is easier to schedule work for either part of your home comfort system. Not only will you have few worries regarding staying comfortable while the work is done, but it’s simpler to arrange for a convenient time for the job with HVAC technicians, who don’t have schedules packed with emergency service calls.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Old Air Conditioner before Summer?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

“Repair or Replace?” This is one of the oldest questions in the history air conditioning service. We all know that no mechanical device, especially not one that does as much work as an AC, can last forever. At some point, it will need to be retired and a new unit installed in its place. But no one wants to make a replacement hastily, since this is a large job and more expensive than a few strategic repairs. If you have an air conditioning system that has seen quite a few summers already, and you feel concerned about whether it will make it through the upcoming hot months, then you’re probably debating whether to continue with repairs or schedule a replacement.

The good news about this debate is you don’t have to come up with an answer on your own. MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling can help you make the choice. We serve Overland Park, KS with trustworthy air conditioning service, and our technicians can give you a straightforward answer about the right path for you.

Times when repairs are best

If an air conditioning technician gives your AC an inspection (which you should always have arranged during the spring anyway) and informs you that he or she can keep the system going for a few more years with repairs, then you should probably go with repairs—particularly if the system is still a few years under its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan. If you hire a skilled technician with a reputation for customer satisfaction, you should be able to trust that the repairs will keep the AC working efficiently and effectively for another few summers.

When a replacement is best

When your air conditioner is at or beyond the manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, it’s time to consider replacing it. A good rule of thumb to use: any repair that would cost half the price of a new installation is not worth it. Even if the air conditioner can continue to work with repairs, a significant drop in energy efficiency will make it too costly to keep around. Your maintenance technician will be able to give you a breakdown of the costs of repairing an old system like this vs. putting in a new one.

Call MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling is here to help you make this decision for your future home comfort. Your satisfaction is our main priority, which is why we offer a 100% money-back guarantee on our work.

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