MVP Electric, Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for July, 2015

Get a Whole-House Generator Before the Next Storm Hits

Monday, July 27th, 2015

It can be tough to get through even a single evening without power. We are an electronically connected society, and we’re becoming increasingly reliant on various gadgets for a wide range of household chores, tasks and entertainment. But losing power does not have to mean going back to the days of old with candles, flashlights and dry goods. Investing in a whole-house generator is a way to improve your home. Let’s take a look at your options and a few benefits.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: The Pro and Cons

Monday, July 20th, 2015

When you’re in the market for a new residential water heater installation, you have a larger number of choices than you once did. The standard water heater for many years was the storage water heater (also called a tank water heater), which keeps a supply of water in a tank at a constant high temperature. There are other options available now, and the most popular alternative to a storage water heater is the tankless water heater, which applies heat to the water as it flows through the pipes, and only comes on when there is a demand for water.

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Should Water Be Leaking from My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

If you listen to the operating sounds that your air conditioner makes during the summer season, you will occasionally hear the noise of falling water. The air conditioner doesn’t use water to cool down the air in your home, but it does produce water as a result of the evaporation process that absorbs heat from the indoors.

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How Refrigerant Works in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 6th, 2015

During our years in the business of looking after the air conditioning needs of our customers, we’ve come across many different misunderstandings about the way these cooling systems operate. One of the most common is the belief that the refrigerant inside an AC works similar to the fuel in a car. It will, from time to time, need to be replaced as the air conditioner uses it up.

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