For 60 years now, A.B. May has provided Kansas City residents with home comfort services. So far, three generations of our family have worked to help the City of Fountains stay comfortable and safe.
Whether it’s heating service, heating repair or heating installation, A.B. May is there for you. The furnace quit on Christmas morning? Our 24/7 service is there for you. Heat pump gives out while hosting overnight guests? We’re there for you. Boiler dies, for good this time? Give us a ring.
Simply curious about the benefits of ductless mini splits and would like a free estimate? We can answer that. We take care of your furnaces, heat pumps, boilers and ductless mini splits to keep you warm and cozy.
We know when the furnace makes funny noises or won’t properly heat, you need it fixed – fast! Call and we’ll handle your heating repair quickly and professionally for any brand. To save you some money, here are three things to try before you call for heating repair:
If you’re unsure whether you should repair or replace your furnace, heat pump, boiler or ductless mini split, just ask! Our team is well-educated in the lifespan of HVAC equipment, various brands and emerging heating technology.
We can help you weigh your options depending on factors like your energy efficiency goals, how long you plan to stay in your home and more.
The answering service is always awake and ready to take your call. We don’t charge extra fees for emergency services, but we reserve the right to assess what defines an emergency.
A qualifying situation poses an imminent threat to people or property, such as infants or elderly people in extreme temperatures, for example.
The most popular choice for heating in the Midwest, furnaces handle winter temperatures and pair with air conditioners for cooling during the summer. Furnaces combust a fuel, usually natural gas, and move air over the heat exchanger.
The air draws warmth from the heat exchanger, and the blower distributes the warmed air throughout the ductwork and rooms.
Heat pumps continue to become a popular choice for homeowners. Heat pumps both heat and cool a home. Unlike a furnace, a heat pump does not generate heat. To heat the home, it pulls heat from the outdoors into the home. To cool, it operates in reverse, extracting heat and moisture from the house and venting it outdoors.
Ductless heat pumps continue to gain popularity with Kansas City residents. Quiet, efficient and conveniently-controlled with a remote, ductless heat pumps install without connecting to ductwork.
A small hole connects the indoor air handler unit to an outdoor AC compressor. The ductless unit installs on the ceiling or wall, alleviating the security concerns of old-fashioned window units.
Use a single unit to boost the heating in a chilly bedroom or finish a garage or addition without ductwork expenses. This is especially useful in homes with complex architecture or without modern systems.
A central system is defined as a centrally-located furnace and air conditioner or heat pump, which supplies heating and air to the whole home. A zoned system has two or more HVAC systems dedicated to specific sections, or zones, of a home.
Large homes may have more than one air conditioner/furnace combo or heat pump, for example. Some Kansas City residents create zones using multiple ductless mini splits. Depending on the model, up to six indoor air handlers may connect to a single outdoor AC compressor.
Many homeowners ask us how to solve air quality issues like dry air, static electricity, and allergen concerns. Here’s a summary of products A.B. May uses to help with air quality issues common in winter.
Familiar with the phrase, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity?” The greater the amount of moisture in the air, the warmer it feels. Part of air conditioning is extracting moisture from the air to help occupants feel cooler.
In the winter, the air is naturally drier and results in symptoms such as itchy, dry skin, dry throat or mouth, particularly in the mornings. Dry air also can bring an increase in allergens, asthma triggers, and more. To combat this, you need a humidifier.
Installed within your central HVAC system, humidifiers monitor and control the humidity in your home. Humidifiers increase your comfort and allow you to keep your thermostat a little lower. This saves wear and tear on your heating system and money on heating bills.
Every HVAC system uses an air filter, but it’s often basic. When you upgrade to a media air filter, it traps more of the airborne particles which trigger respiratory conditions like allergies, asthma and even some cardiac issues.
Be sure to consult with A.B. May. The wrong filter could be bad for your HVAC system. It’s critical to pair the correct filter with your heating and air system. A filter too dense strains your system and causes it to overheat or short cycle.
This incredible system uses activated charcoal and ultraviolet light to neutralize odors, germs, and allergens in your home.
Remove nearly 100 percent of contaminants from your ductwork with A.B. May’s duct cleaning system. As air travels through your ducts, dust and other debris like pollen, pet hair, dander, dust mites and airborne spores from mold, fungus, viruses and bacteria travel with it.
Clean the ductwork in your home and breathe easy. We highly recommend this service after major construction projects and when moving into a new home.
Many homes, especially older ones, are difficult to heat and cool because they were built using different codes and standards. Energy efficiency, for example, has changed a lot in building codes and most homes, even those 10+ years old, usually don’t have enough insulation.
Ask us for an insulation audit. Save money, be more comfortable, and give your heating and air system a break with increased insulation.
When our trained HVAC professionals visit your home for an HVAC tune up, they thoroughly inspect it and look for signs of unusual wear and tear. This prevents most major furnace repairs or breakdowns.
It might be a simple belt replacement or a usage recommendation but it’s an opportunity to check it out. Technicians test controls and electrical switches. They also clean and lubricate any applicable components.
Overall, they help your heating system run as energy-efficient as possible and try to prevent major problems.
A.B. May offers three versions of service plans. Preventive maintenance plans allow homeowners to budget for routine service and easily stay compliant with warranty requirements.
Don’t forget about our home warranty coverage if you’re buying or selling a home!
We highly recommend a service plan that includes your HVAC because they make maintenance so easy to remember! Sign up today and remove it from your to-do list.
One of the most common issues found during an HVAC tune up is a leak around your air handler. Technicians routinely resolve this problem for homeowners. It’s a common problem better fixed sooner than later and another reason to book preventive maintenance.
Did you know the majority of internal power surges come from large appliances like furnaces and heat pumps? Protect your largest investment with surge protection for your whole home.
A.B. May offers many HVAC finance options for homeowners. Why should you finance major purchases like a new furnace or heat pump? If you choose to upgrade your furnace to a more energy-efficient model, for example, you’ll save on your energy bills right away, which takes away from the cost of the furnace installation.
For many years, the builder standard was an 80 percent efficient furnace. That means twenty cents of every dollar paid to heat the home was wasted. Now, furnaces are available with 98 percent efficiency – a big improvement!
Also, financing spreads out payments and stabilizes household budgets while you enjoy a more comfortable and under-warranty heating system.
One of the reasons we partner with Daikin is the incredible product quality. It makes it easy to stand behind Daikin equipment. As a leading manufacturer, Daikin instills confidence.
Often warranties require registration after the professional installation date and regular service by a qualified professional. Be sure to ask your A.B. May professional any questions you have about your warranty. We love talking about heating equipment, so don’t be shy!
While we represent, sell and install a select few brands of heating and air quality equipment, such as Daikin and Nest, we service all brands, makes and models.
You may have heard of these brands, but you might not know there’s actually a small group of HVAC manufacturers in the United States. This is common as companies grow and acquire one another.
Daikin, Goodman, Amana
Lennox, Armstrong, Ducane, Concord, AirEase, Allied
Carrier, Bryant, Payne, Heil, Tempstar, Day & Night
Trane, Ameristar, American Standard
York, Luxaire, Coleman
Maytag, Frigidaire, Westinghouse, Kelvinator
We provide 5-star heating service to the surrounding areas:
Call 913-383-3100 to Schedule Kansas City-Area Heating Services
With more than 60 years of experience handling heating services, HVAC techs from A.B. May get any issue fixed quickly.
Need a heating company? Choose A.B. May for all your heating services!