September 21st, 2020
While it doesn’t seem like it quite yet, we all know how cold our winters get and how cold our falls can get. Therefore, it’s important to have a fully functional and efficiently operating heater in place, right?
So let’s say you have a heat pump system in place. You had spring maintenance done before you used it for AC purposes, so it’s in great shape, right? Well… maybe, but heat pumps go through twice the work that a standard AC or heater does, therefore it needs twice the maintenance. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a very annoying problem. What problem is that? A heat pump that is stuck in cooling mode when the weather chills.
Read on to learn more about this problem and what may cause it–and then give us a call when you need quality, reliable repairs!
September 7th, 2020
With temperatures soaring well past the 90’s recently, it’s hard to imagine needing your heater. But you know as well as we do that when fall and winter roll around you’ll be very thankful for a fully functional and efficiently operating furnace or heating system. Of course, that heating system can only work as well as you expect if you properly care for it.
This means staying on top of repair needs, but most importantly in means scheduling maintenance for the system once a year (twice a year if you have a heat pump system). There’s no bad time to schedule this service, but now is the perfect time–before you actually need your system on a daily or even nightly basis.
August 24th, 2020
If we were to travel to the future, we’d probably find air conditioners with the ability to text our smartphones when they had a problem. Unfortunately, time-travel isn’t a reality, and our air conditioners aren’t sentient, so it’s up to us to know when something is wrong.
Maybe you’ve noticed a drop in cooling power in your AC, or you have had an unexpected increase in your energy bills. Perhaps even the circuit breakers for the air conditioner keep tripping.
These are all common signs that something is amiss with your air conditioner, but perhaps the most popular sign is unfamiliar noises like the ones we’ve listed here
August 10th, 2020
Imagine this scenario: you’re sitting in your living room relaxing. It’s about 85°F outside, but that’s okay. Your air conditioner is blasting away, providing you with cool air that makes you feel perfectly comfortable. Until suddenly, it stops.
You run over to your thermostat–the settings are correct and it still seems to be working fine. You check the circuit breaker–did it trip? Nope, the circuit breaker is fine. So what’s going on? You call for emergency repairs, but you have to wait a little bit because everyone else is doing the same thing.
Suddenly your relaxing afternoon turned into a frustrating and uncomfortable one. But what if you could prevent this? Read on to learn how you can.
July 27th, 2020
While we can’t promise you a 100% carefree summer, we can get you a lot closer to it than you would be without the following tips.
The thing is, too many homeowners don’t realize just how important efficiency is when it comes to running their air conditioners. They assume that if their energy bills are too high, they should just stop using their air conditioners for awhile to cut down on those bills. But the fact of the matter is, you don’t have to stop using your air conditioner at all!
Read on as we go through some tips to help you use your cooling system more efficiently, and subsequently save some dough.
July 13th, 2020
There’s only one scenario in which AC maintenance would be too late, and that’s if your cooling system has completely broken down to the point that it’s beyond repair. Perhaps your 15+-year-old system had a compressor failure, or you let a refrigerant leak go on too long and the system is dead. Chances are, this is not the case for you. But if you skip maintenance consecutively each year, it could be.
Consecutively is the keyword here—consistency is more important than the time of year you have AC maintenance done. Yes, we do typically recommend it in the spring, before temperatures rise and you actually need the system on an hourly basis. This lets you get your tune-up on the schedule right away and lowers the risk of your experiencing AC trouble when you actually need the system. However, if you at least commit to scheduling AC maintenance once a year, it’s never too late. But, is maintenance really that important?
Yes! Read on to learn why.
June 29th, 2020
One of the brand promises we pride ourselves on is that we offer upfront pricing. So naturally, a common question we get is “how much will my AC installation cost”? While pricing can be upfront, we do need to go over some specifics first before we can give you a truly accurate answer.
While this blog post won’t give you an exact price, we’re going to break down the factors that go into the cost of your cooling system installation so you can be better prepared when you give us a call to install your next AC.
Type of Air Conditioner
The first factor to consider when determining the cost of your AC installation is what type of air conditioner will best suit your specific home and needs. Just a few of the AC systems we install and service include:
- Central Air Conditioners: When you hear the term “air conditioner,” this might be the one you envision. Traditional, central air conditioners are comprised of an indoor unit and outdoor unit, with a network of ducts to route cooled air throughout your home. Older central AC systems have their efficiency issues, but today’s central air conditioners are highly efficient and make a great option for many homes!
- Heat Pumps: A heat pump is a great option for a family that needs both a new air conditioner and furnace or heating system, or even a family who is just looking for more cost-efficient cooling and heating in general. It’s set up like a traditional central system, but has a reversing valve that enables the flow of refrigerant to change so you can use it for cooling and heating.
- Ductless Systems: A ductless system takes heat pump technology a step further. It’s comprised of a single outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor, wall-mounted air handlers that can be individually controlled from one another. They’re highly energy efficient and great for families who disagree on what the “right” temperature is for comfort.
Every type of air conditioner comes with a SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and this refers to the ratio of cooling output of a cooling system over a typical cooling season, divided by its energy use in Watt-Hours.
When you install a new air conditioner, one of the first things you’ll notice is that your home is much cooler than it was before. This is the nature of replacing an aging system with a new one, since today’s models are so powerful and efficient.
But, some air conditioners will simply provide more powerful and direct cooling than others, depending on your living space, and this goes back to what type of air conditioner you have installed. If you have a large home and depend on an evaporative cooler, you may not be able to stay as comfortable as you would have if you’d invested in a ductless system.
Jonas Energy Solutions is a fourth-generation family-owned company providing expert air conditioning installation services and much more throughout Lake County. Contact us today!
May 28th, 2020
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May 28th, 2020
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