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Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical Services in Independence, MO

Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical Services in Independence, MO

Since 1959, A.B. May has been building trust, serving the community, and exceeding expectations with our residential HVAC, plumbing, and electrician services. We love our neighbors in Independence, MO!

One of the things we appreciate about Independence is that there are many older and historic homes in the community that dates back as early as the 19th century. These homes can be delicate and require additional expertise and attention to get the job done right. If you live in one of these homes, you can trust that we are the pros who know exactly how to handle your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical work with care. From Englewood to Bristol to Rockwood, we are prepared to visit your neighborhood with nothing but the very best service.

Air Conditioner Installations and Repairs in Independence

At A.B. May, our AC installation and AC repair services are performed by highly-trained and skilled HVAC (heating and cooling) technicians. They’ll be able to diagnose the issue with your air conditioner and give you several possible solutions so you can choose the right one for you and your home.

If you aren’t sure if your AC is in need of a repair, look out for the following signs:

  • Warm air
  • Insufficient airflow
  • Water leaks
  • Foul odors coming from your AC unit
  • System constantly cycles
  • Banging, clinking, or other loud noises coming from your system

Heater Repair and Maintenance Services in Independence

If you’re looking to replace or install a brand new heater system, we can install traditional furnaces and ductless mini-split heat pumps. Our heating and cooling specialists will be able to advise you on the correct system for your home and its sizing to ensure that you are comfortable and receive heat efficiently when you need it.

As mentioned earlier, Independence has a lot of homes that are older and require more to keep the home at a comfortable temperature. This is why we install ductless mini-split heat pumps to provide heat efficiently, without having to add any ductwork to the home if it doesn’t already exist.

Our other heating services include:

Heating and Cooling FAQs

How long does it take to install a new heating and cooling system?
Installing a new heating or cooling system can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. It depends on the size of the home, the type of installation, and where it’s being installed in the home.

How many years can you get out of an AC unit?
The average AC unit can last for 10-20 years, depending on the make and model.

How long do furnaces usually last?
Furnaces usually last for 15-20 years. With proper maintenance, it could last even longer.

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Independence Plumbing Services

A.B. May’s plumbers can handle a variety of installation and repair services for your plumbing system. If you are ever in need of plumbing repairs, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We even provide 24/7 services for plumbing emergencies such as clogs and sewer backups, water leaks, or flooding due to failed sump pumps.

If you aren’t sure if your AC is in need of a repair, look out for the following signs:

In Independence, we see a lot of drain cleaning and water heater service requests. If you need help, we are equipped to handle it and ready to assist you now!

Drain Cleaning and Clog Removal

Drain clogs can happen in the shower, tub, kitchen, and even your main sewer line. No matter where the backup happens, it’s a major inconvenience that can put a stop to your day until the clog is removed.

When you call A.B. May to clear out your clogged drain, we perform a camera inspection to find the source of the clog before we start any work. This helps us know exactly where the clog is, what is causing it, and what steps we should take to clear it out.

However, you don’t have to wait until your drain is clogged to call us for drain cleaning services. A camera inspection of your sewer lines can be highly beneficial, especially in Independence, where your pipes are likely older and haven’t been cleaned in a while. Scheduling a hydro jet drain cleaning for your pipes can flush out any built-up debris as well as prevent pipe corrosion and leaks that can happen over time.

Water Heater Installation

In the market for a new water heater? We offer the following models:

  • Conventional water heaters: Keeps the entire tank of water hot 24/7
  • Tankless water heaters: Provides hot water on demand
  • Hybrid water heaters: Similar to a conventional water heater, but is able to replenish the water much faster

Aren’t sure if it’s time to install a brand new water heater? Look out for these signs that it’s time for a replacement: 

  • Leaks
  • Lukewarm water
  • Rusty water
  • Cloudy water
  • Noises coming from the tank
  • Hot water isn’t lasting as long as it used to

Plumbing FAQs

How does a tankless water heater work?
Tankless water heaters work by using a gas burner or electrical resistance heating coils to heat the water as it moves into and out of the unit.

How do I know when my drain needs cleaning?
If you’re experiencing a slow-moving drain, frequent clogs, multiple clogs, or hear/smell something weird coming from your drains, then it’s time to schedule a cleaning.

How much does a plumber cost to fix a toilet?
The cost to fix a toilet professionally depends on the type of toilet and the problem type. At A.B. May, all of our jobs are fixed rates, so our plumbers can tell you exactly how much it will cost once they diagnose the issue in your home.

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Electricians in Independence

Access to working electricity is one of the most important parts of your home. Improper electrical work is a major hazard that can cause a disaster. You and your family’s safety is crucial, which is why you should only hire the best to install or replace any of your home’s wiring, lights, and other electrical components.

When you need something done right and safely, check out A.B. May’s list of electrical services:

Electrical FAQs

Am I responsible for the service cable and meter box outside?

Yes, as a homeowner, you are responsible for the service cable and meter box outside your home. 

Why does my house have blinking lights sometimes?

If you’re noticing that your lights blink or flicker sometimes, it could just be that the bulb is not screwed in tightly enough, which is an easy fix. However, if you know it’s screwed in correctly and compatible with your dimmers, it could be a sign of something more serious. You may want to schedule a safety inspection with an electrician to ensure that your home and your family are safe. 

Why do my electrical fuses blow or my breakers trip?

This typically means that your circuit is overloaded, which means that too many things in your home require more power than you’re able to provide.

24/7 Emergency Service for HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical Work

We’re here for you when you need us! We provide 24/7 emergency service for our Independence neighbors. Call A.B. May any time, day or night, to resolve your emergency.

If you aren’t sure if your issue is an emergency, here are some examples of common emergencies:

  • AC failure when it’s extreme heat
  • Furnace or heat pump failure when it’s extremely cold
  • Sewer backups
  • Damaging water leaks
  • Power failures
  • Broken refrigerators 

Our expert technicians are ready to respond around the clock to get your home systems working again. Call your service tech from A.B. May today.