MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lenexa’

Furnace Repair Services Must Approach Different Systems Differently

Monday, December 25th, 2017

new-heating-systemFurnace repair services are becoming increasingly common as the weather gets colder and we start the first week of winter. Now is the ideal time to check your system for signs of trouble and call a repair service if you spot a problem with it. This allows you to treat the issue before it gets any worse and ensures that it won’t cause further trouble later on in the winter. (It also tends to be less expensive than repairs conducted later in the season, since the issue hasn’t had as much time to cause further damage.)

A good furnace repair service will respond quickly to any calls for heating repair, even if it arrives in the middle of the night or on weekends. But a great repair service will do more. Just as every home is different, so too is every heating system unique: tailored to address the specific issues of your home. Quality furnace repair services will take the specific factors of your furnace into account, and thus improve the efficiency of their repairs a great deal. What kind of factors? We’ve provided a brief sampling below:

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Electric Furnace Repair Differs from Gas Furnace Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2017

furnace-repair-servicesWe tend to get a lot of furnace repair calls this time of year, which is actually a positive thing. People in the area have had good cause to run their heaters already, which can give them an idea if anything’s wrong. And spotting those problems now gives you a chance to get the issue repaired before fall turns to winter, and the weather gets cold enough to demand serious use of your heating system. If you suspect a problem with your furnace—anything marked as out-of-the-ordinary—you should turn it off and call in a repair service immediately.

Having said that, not all furnaces are the same and some require different methods to repair. Gas furnaces, for example, operate according to different principles and thus require different skills to address. Make sure the repair service you call has the skills necessary to handle whatever the issue might be.

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3 Things to Look for When Purchasing a New Heater

Monday, September 18th, 2017

new-heating-systemAutumn officially arrives in just a few days, which means that winter will be here before you know it. If your heating system is on its last legs, now is the ideal time to install a new one. This will allow you to take advantage of its improved efficiency and similar features before you need it, enjoying the benefits all winter long. It also means you won’t have to worry about your heating system breaking down, which provides peace of mind as well as savings on monthly heating costs and total coverage in the unlikely event of a breakdown.

Before you install the new system, however, you need to take careful stock of your needs, and ensure that the heater you purchase is able to meet them. That’s part of why you should always count on a trained technician to provide timely advice and help you select a system that perfectly meets your needs. More specifically, there are 3 things to look for when purchasing a new heater that will ensure that it’s perfect for your specific household.

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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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Security Cameras Help Keep Your Home Safe

Monday, May 1st, 2017

family-playing-soccerEvery home is a castle, and as a homeowner, you have a right and a duty to keep your family as safe as possible. A good security system can help with that immeasurably, including the installation of security cameras both inside and outside your house. A trained security expert can help with this, setting up cameras that benefit your particular needs the most and ensuring that they’re always running as expected.

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Outdoor Lighting Can Improve Your Life

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Outdoor_Lighting_dreamstime_xl_13904595-meWinters don’t come any wilder than they do in Kansas, but with spring on its way, now is a great opportunity to schedule any home improvement projects you might have been putting off. With improving weather, you’ll have the time to handle them the right way, and depending on the project, it can make a great improvement to your home just in time for the summer.

Consider the uses of outdoor lighting, for example. Few things are nicer than going out into your yard on a warm Kansas night, enjoying the stars or amenities like a barbecue grill. That depends on a quality outdoor lighting system, but with the right team on your side, you can make any repairs or improvements you need to turn your yard into a nighttime wonderland.

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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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Your Electrical Panel Does Need Regular Maintenance!

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The electrical panel is the center of the entire electrical system in your home, and if it doesn’t work, you won’t have electricity for your home. This is why it’s a good idea to upgrade an old electrical panel in a house to a new one, especially if the older panel still uses fuses rather than safer and more effective circuit breakers. Keep in mind that the amount of electricity that homes use today is much larger than it was only a decade ago, so it’s good planning to see that your panel can keep up with your household’s demands.

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Some Common Airborne Contaminants Found in Homes

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Poor indoor air quality is a serious problem in homes today, with the U.S. EPA identifying that the quality of the air indoors can often be as high as 3 to 4 times worse than the air outdoors. Where are these pollutants coming from? Your house actually contains multiple source that produce contaminants. Below we listed some of the more common types that can start to accumulate in your home during the year.

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Now Is a Great Time to Have a New Water Heater Installed

Monday, January 4th, 2016

It’s now 2016, and it’s time to get started on those New Year’s resolutions you made. We would like to add a resolution to your list, and it’s not a difficult one: have a new water heater installed this January.

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