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Get Ready to Switch Your Heat Pumps to Heat Mode!

Posted On: October 05, 2012

A heat pump serves a dual purpose; it cools your home during the summertime and heats it during the cold Kansas City winter months. Since we’re in October, you should prepare to turn your heat pump on (if you haven’t done so already!). During the wintertime, heat pumps operate as a sort of reverse air …

Using a Humidifier During the Winter

Posted On: September 20, 2012

The winters here in Kansas City, Missouri can be rough, with temperatures generally hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit. What’s even worse than the bitter cold is the stale, dry air in our homes when we turn the furnace on. This is why using a humidifier is so important during the wintertime. A humidifier is an …

DIY Furnace Inspection

Posted On: September 17, 2012

Winters here in Kansas City, MO can be brutal, with temperatures generally ranging between 20 and 25 degrees Fahrenheit.  As we’re fast approaching winter, September is the ideal time for homeowners in the area to complete a DIY furnace checkup. Here at Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we understand that furnace inspections and repairs …

Air Conditioner Replacement in Kansas City, MO

Posted On: September 06, 2012

Your air conditioner is supposed to keep temperatures in your home comfortable while maintaining a reasonable humidity level. But for the McCroskeys in Kansas City, it was doing neither! That’s why they called Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing – we removed their old, nonfunctioning unit and replaced it with a brand new Lennox air …

Ways to Keep Cooling Costs Down

Posted On: July 31, 2012

It’s heating up in the Kansas City area and it’s easy to get frustrated with rising cooling costs that summer brings. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to save money and keeping your cooling costs down! Use that thermostat! Your thermostat is your ultimate tool against high cooling costs over the …

Tips for Controlling Mold Growth During the Spring

Posted On: April 30, 2012

Spring is in full swing in the Kansas City area (though with the temps we’ve been feeling, you’d never know that) and we know many of you out there are throwing open the windows, turning on the music and bunkering down for weekends of spring cleaning. Around this time, a lot of people ask us …

What to Do Before You Call for Air Conditioner Repair

Posted On: April 27, 2012

Anyone else weirded out by this crazy weather? 90 one day, 50 the next – it’s nuts! Well, while it seems like we can’t count on stable temps yet, there’s one thing we do know – summer is coming, and it’s coming fast. If you don’t think your air conditioner is up to the task …

How to Fix a Clogged Drain Line

Posted On: April 25, 2012

Spring is here, and it’s about time to turn on your air conditioner to get ready for the hot summer ahead. Hopefully by now you’ve already had (or are planning to have) your air conditioner inspected. But there’s one more quick and easy thing you can do on your own to keep your home comfortable …

How to Choose the Best HVAC Company in Kansas City

Posted On: April 18, 2012

For many people, choosing an HVAC contractor is like choosing a car salesman – you usually don’t understand the service you need and you’re worried about who you can trust. Unfortunately, when you need HVAC service you usually need it right away – you don’t have time to dig deep for the perfect one! Many …

Time to Switch Your Heat Pump to COOL!

Posted On: April 12, 2012

We were as surprised as anyone with the mild winter we just had, but now it’s time to switch your heat pump from HEAT mode to COOL mode! Switching your heat pump over to COOL isn’t hard – just flip the switch on your thermostat! And while you’re at it, check to make sure the …

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