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

Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

You can’t heat your home for free: whether you use natural gas, electricity, or heating oil to power the system that provides your household with winter warmth, you’ll experience an increase in your energy bills during the season. But you don’t have to see a steep increase in those bills! There are some steps you can take to conserve energy during the year and see that the heating system puts in less work. We’ve listed a few below.

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Cracked Heat Exchangers: An Important Reason to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Last week, we wrote about the importance of arranging for a maintenance inspection and tune-up for your heating system before winter. Routine maintenance is the best way to ensure that your heater will last for many years, run at peak energy efficiency, and avoid unnecessary repair problems and possible breakdowns. But perhaps the most important reason for scheduling maintenance—if you have a gas furnace—is to avoid potential safety issues.

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How Heating Maintenance Will Save You Money

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Fall is the time of year when you need to arrange for HVAC professionals to come to your home and inspect and tune-up your heating system so that it’s ready for the coming winter season. The biggest reason to have this job done is that it protects you and your family from an emergency heating breakdown, which could strand you in the cold until you can get repair technicians out to fix the problem.

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5 Ways to Stay Safe with Your Gas Furnace This Winter Season

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Although gas furnaces are not necessarily “dangerous” appliances, any device in a home that uses natural gas does pose some potential hazards if used incorrectly or doesn’t receive regular care. We want to make sure that your family enjoys a safe and cozy upcoming winter season, so we’ve put together a list of 5 important furnace tips to increase safety for everyone in your household.

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How Does a Ductless Heating System Work?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The most common way for a home to receive central heating is with a forced-air system. A larger blower fan sends heated air from a furnace or a heat pump into a ventilation network. The ducts transport the air to rooms vent to provide various parts of the house with warmth. When people think of heating a home without ducts, they usually imagine a radiant heating system such as a boiler. However, it’s possible to have forced-air heating without any ductwork at all. It’s call a ductless mini split system.

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