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

Let an Electrician Hide those Unsightly Wires

Monday, April 16th, 2018

electrical-repair-servicesWiring is a difficult business, and a professional electrician should be consulted anytime you’re dealing with anything more complicated than plugging something into the wall outlet. Electricity can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and without proper training and licensing, any attempt to work on your wiring could start far more trouble than it solves. If you have any kind of lighting issue in your home, you should always call in a professional service.

That principle applies to smaller issues as well as larger ones. For example, you might have wires or cables running along the floors to your home for a home entertainment service or a similar set-up that involves a lot of appliances. Those wires can be very unsightly at best and an active source of trouble at worst. A professional electrician can hide those unsightly wires and keep your home running the way it should.

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Let an Electrician Handle Lighting Issues

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Every home uses electric lights. It’s one of the features of modern living. And that, of course, depends on a reliable electrical system to do its job. When trouble arises, your lights are the swiftest and easiest way to determine if you have a problem. Unfortunately, because we’re all so accustomed to using electric lights on a daily basis, it can be easy to believe that any repair issues affecting them can be undertaken by the homeowners themselves. This is a terrible mistake. Electrical systems can be dangerous if not treated with the proper care, and even experienced laymen lack the expertise and tools that professional electricians bring to the job. If you’re having problems with your electrical lights, only trust professionals to handle it.

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Furnace Repair Calls Can Come at Anytime

Monday, December 11th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesTemperatures in Kansas tend to be all over the map this time of year, but we all know that freezing weather will soon be settling in for a good long stay. Your heating system is going to be put to the test every day, and with the snows falling outside, keeping your home warm and comfortable is more than just a luxury. When the system runs into trouble, you can’t afford to wait for repairs. The sooner you can get a problematic furnace fixed, the better.

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Potential Causes of Heating Repair Calls

Monday, November 27th, 2017

heating-maintenance-inspectionYour heating system is far more than a luxury during the winter, when temperatures drop far below freezing. Without a reliable furnace or boiler, your home will soon resemble an icebox, which creates a health and safety risk above and beyond the comfort of your family. If you experience any kind of heating problem this winter, you should turn off the system and call in a repair technician immediately.

It’s also important to note that you should never attempt to diagnose or repair a faulty heating system yourself. Doing so requires proper training and licensing, and without those things, even the most enterprising layman will likely end up doing more harm than good. It’s enough to simply note that your system is having trouble—and anything that doesn’t correspond to the system’s normal functioning means trouble—then call in a professional to help.

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Humidifiers Make a Good Addition to Your Home This Winter

Monday, October 30th, 2017

whole-house-humidifierWinter is on its way, complete with deep freezes, snowstorms, and the kind of temperature that can send the hardiest residents running for the fireplace. A quality heating system is absolutely indispensable during our long cold winters, and local homeowners are rightfully concerned with making sure theirs is running reliably before the cold weather hits. But temperature control is not the only aspect of home comfort that merits your attention this winter, and in the midst of your preparations, you might consider an addition to your home that addresses them.

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How to Spot a Leak in your Ducts

Monday, August 21st, 2017

air-conditioning-duct-leaksSummers mean regular air conditioning use, and prudent homeowners will take steps to ensure their systems are running reliably all summer long. But the unit itself is only one part of the entire air conditioning system, and those other components run into trouble too. The good news is that a qualified air conditioning technician can usually correct issues with all of those components. The bad news is that they can often be more difficult to spot.

Once you get past the air conditioner itself, the ducts remain the most common spot for problems, notably leaks and breaches which can cause issues throughout the entire AC system. Unfortunately, spotting a duct leak or breach can be exceedingly difficult, since ducts are usually placed in out-of-the-way locations like behind your walls or in the attic. You can’t call for repairs until you spot the problem. So how do you do that when the problem is hidden?

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Why Ice Forms on Your AC Unit

Monday, June 12th, 2017

frost-on-air-c onditioningAir conditioners get put to the test every summer here in Kansas, and this summer looks to be no different. If you take a look at your unit, you might be surprised to see ice or frost forming on the interior coils. It’s not uncommon, and most people don’t think much of it. After all, air conditioners are supposed to be colder, aren’t they? In point of fact, however, that ice or frost constitutes a serious problem, which requires a trained technician to repair.

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Why We Recommend You Install Whole-House Surge Protection

Monday, May 9th, 2016

You probably already have some protection in place to defend important devices in your house from a sudden voltage surge. Power strips for computers, entertainment systems, and other expensive electronic appliances are important precautions to have in place to see that these devices don’t receive damage if there’s a power surge in your home.

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Now Is the Time to Install a Whole-House Electrical Surge Protector!

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Last year we looked into the problem of voltage spikes in a home (i.e. electrical power surges). These can happen because of catastrophic events such as a lightning strike or a downed power line. But they can also come from more mundane sources, including large appliances in the home placing an increased demand on the electrical system, or errors at the local power plant. The important part is to see that your house is prepared for any size voltage spike at all times. The average power strip you use for your precision appliances like computers provides one level of protection, but it won’t be enough to deal with all types of surges. You need the best guard possible against surges for your home.

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Watch for These Repairs Issues with Ductless Heating

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Does your home use a ductless mini split heat pump for both heating and cooling? Then you’re probably already aware of the many advantages that this system offers, such as the lower amount of repairs they need because they don’t have the hassles connected with ductwork.

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