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

Debunking 3 Common Air Conditioner Myths

Monday, June 24th, 2019

If you have a central air conditioner in your home, it’s important to understand how this system works. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not asking you to know every single part in your system by name or to even to know each stage of the air conditioning process. All we’d like you to know is the basics.

We answer a lot of questions from homeowners across Kansas so we’ve compiled a few of the most common misconceptions below to guide our customers in the right direction. If you have trouble with your air conditioner and need air conditioning repair in Overland Park, KS, you can trust our professionals. If you’d like to learn more about how refrigerant works in your system keep reading below.

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Don’t Ignore These 3 Ductless Mini Split AC Problems

Monday, May 27th, 2019

As we start turning on our air conditioners again this season, take a moment to really pay close attention to your ductless mini split system. Since this unit consists of separate air handlers, you’ll want to look at each one individually to ensure that no issues have cropped up. It’s easy to accidentally forget about one of the units in a room that you might not use as often.

The issues we’ve listed below will cause symptoms that are hard to ignore. In other cases, however, your mini split system might be suffering from issues that aren’t obvious. That’s why it always counts to have an AC repair expert to inspect your system for you.

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The Time for AC Maintenance Has Arrived

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Uh oh… it’s already time for air conditioning maintenance! But don’t worry, AC maintenance isn’t anything to be scared about.

However, we do like to give it special attention just after winter. Not only is it easy to forget to schedule your maintenance tune-up, but there’s also the fact that neglecting maintenance is one of the worst ways to begin the air conditioning season.

In this post, we’ll explain why now is the best time for air conditioning maintenance, as well as why it’s in your best interest not to neglect it.

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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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Time to Check Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Kansas weather is rarely predictable, but we certainly know when winter has turned to spring. Soon enough, another blazing hot summer will be upon us, and when combined with our often-stifling humidity, it can turn your home into a sauna in a very short amount of time. You need your air conditioner to work every day without fail when the mercury starts to climb, which means now is the best time to get it properly checked and serviced.

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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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3 Noises You Don’t Want to Hear from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 15th, 2015

One of the ways that a residential air conditioning system warns that it is suffering from a malfunction is unusual noises. When the soothing white noise that you expect from your AC during a summer day is interrupted with anything out-of-the-ordinary, you should have the sound looked into right away. The faster you have any repair taken care of, the less likely that it will spread and cause more repair problems.

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3 Ways That Leaking Refrigerant Will Cause Problems for Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Refrigerant is the chemical blend in an air conditioner that allows it to remove heat from inside a home and then release it the outside. There have been many different refrigerants used for air conditioners since the first electro-mechanical AC was invented more than a century ago, including a number of toxic and combustible chemicals. Today’s air conditioners use a safe blend known as R-410A, or “Puron.” This chemical transitions easily between liquid and gaseous state, absorbing heat when it evaporates and releasing it as it condenses.

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The Basics of How a Central Air Conditioner Works

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

One of the essential parts of a home during the summer is its air conditioning system. Without an effective central AC cooling down a house, it would be hard to imagine making it through a full year in Overland Park, KS.

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