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

Common Furnace Issues That Aren’t Your Furnace’s Fault

Monday, February 18th, 2019

furnace-inspectionWe can write all day about the kinds of issues your furnace might encounter, but unless we’re actually there to inspect it, we just can’t know for sure. Sometimes, an issue may look obvious on the surface, but as we dig deeper, we find that it’s something else entirely. Sometimes, the problem might have very little to do with the furnace at all.

That’s why we suggest that you never jump to any conclusions about what your furnace’s problems might be until you’ve gotten a professional inspection. We’ll go over a few examples to show you exactly what we mean.

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Keep That Heater Running Through Winter!

Monday, February 4th, 2019

furnace-interiorPart of the nation is experiencing record low temperatures. We don’t have to live there to know that the last thing they would want is for their heaters to break down on them!

The idea of having to wait for HVAC service in the cold is not something anyone likes to think about. However, the reality is that it does happen from time to time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help prevent it!

In this post, we’ll go over some ways that you can keep your heater in tip-top shape for the duration of the winter.

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Portable Generators Just Won’t Cut It in Emergencies

Monday, January 21st, 2019

standby-generatorIf disaster strikes and your power goes out, you can be left feeling helpless. You might even be tempted to pull out the portable generator to see if you can power up some of your appliances. However, we seriously advise against it.

Instead, we suggest having an electrician in Overland Park, KS come to fit your home for a whole-house generator. Here’s why we don’t recommend using portable generators for emergencies.

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Don’t Forget About Air Quality!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

floating-microbesHVAC is about so much more than controlling the temperature in your home. Nearly everything involving the indoor air in your home falls under the responsibility of an HVAC contractor, and that includes air quality and comfort.

Unfortunately, just having a heater or air conditioner won’t guarantee that the air is healthy. A range of air quality products in Overland Park, KS do exist, however, specifically for that purpose. We’ll discuss several of them down below.

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3 Electrical Appliances You Can’t Forget About

Monday, December 24th, 2018

electrical-outletRewiring your home isn’t something you’ll need to do every year. A good rewiring job will stay good for many years.

But that’s not to say the same is true for other kinds of electrical products in your home. Some of them may need replacement, testing, or frequent maintenance. In this post, we’ll talk about a few of those items that would be dangerous to forget about.

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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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Use Ceiling Fans to Lower Your AC Costs

Monday, August 6th, 2018

wooden-ceiling-fan-affixed-to-house-ceilingIf you’ve been using your air conditioner day and night throughout the summer so far, you may have noticed something:

That energy bill is really adding up!

If this is the situation you’re facing, there’s little else you can do but to just not use your air conditioner as much. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Not use my air conditioner? Then what’s the point?”

Luckily, there are ways that you can cut back on energy costs without having to compromise on comfort. One such method is to offload the burden from your AC by installing a ceiling fan, which we’ll go into more detail on below.

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Does Your Generator Need Repairs?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

technicians-servicing-generatorTime for a pop quiz.

Q: When’s the worst time to find out that your generator needs repairs?

A: During a power outage!

If you’re the owner of a generator, you probably already knew the answer. It might just be one of the most common fears held by generator owners. Shopping for the right generator, getting it installed, and having it fail to operate on the day you need it most would be too frustrating to bear.

To save you from that, we recommend biannual maintenance for your generator. Regular maintenance will ensure that all the generator’s components are up to working standards.

In between those times, you can always watch out for the signs that you need a repair.

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Electricians Can Assess the State of Your Home’s Wiring

Monday, April 30th, 2018

home-electrical-wiringFew components in your home are more important than your electrical wiring. Without them, you wouldn’t have electricity for lights, electronics, and vital appliances like your refrigerator and air conditioning. The wiring makes modern life possible. But like anything else, wires can wear out, and when they do, you may find yourself with a significant problem on your hands.

Furthermore, older homes can suffer from wiring problems with alarming frequency. We’re an old enough community to have houses that stretch back a century or more, and wiring systems that may go back to the Second World War or older. In such cases, the problem needs to be addressed before it causes serious damage.

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Call an Electrician for Wiring Problems

Monday, March 19th, 2018

electrical-repair-servicesOur electrical systems are perhaps the most important components of our home: providing power for everything from lights to refrigerators or computer systems. Without it, modern life simply wouldn’t be possible. And yet most of us take our electrical systems for granted, and assume the wiring is in good shape right up until the moment there’s a serious problem.

When that happens, you need a trained professional to ascertain what the trouble is and how best to treat it. (Laymen should never attempt electrical repairs themselves; it requires proper training and licensing, lest it result in a short or even start a fire.) A good service can move quickly and take care of the problem properly, before it disrupts your daily life.

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