Sounds That Might Mean Furnace Trouble

January 24th, 2022
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It can seem pretty easy to ignore some of the noises that your home’s systems and appliances make. We may deny that something is amiss because fixing it can be an annoyance.

However, there are certain sounds that just should never be ignored. While a small rattle, for example, might indicate something as simple as a loose panel, it could instead be a cracked heat exchanger, which could actually lead to dangerous carbon monoxide exposure.

Here at Jonas, we understand how vital it is to protect yourself and your household. If you’re hearing some strange noises, please don’t hesitate to schedule a visit with our staff. Read on to learn about some sounds that can definitely be the sign of furnace problems.

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How to Get Even More Efficient Solar Energy Use!

January 10th, 2022
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If you’re like many Lake County homeowners, you may have already discovered the many benefits of having solar panels installed. You’ll already have been saving energy, and thereby saving money. However, did you know you can do even more in order to achieve high electrical energy efficiency? Going solar is a great first step! You can take it even further.

What homeowners often don’t realize is that, even with solar panels, HVAC systems use up about half of an entire home’s energy use. That’s a log! Most of this energy is utilized when the systems cycle on. Considering our weather, this means a lot of energy is getting used. We’ll cover some relatively simple steps below on how you can help boost your home’s efficiency even further.

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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

December 27th, 2021
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Winter is tough enough without your furnace failing you. With the coldest months here, it’s crucial to have your furnace checked out by a professional to ensure it’s running in tip-top shape. Furnaces keep our homes warm by heating the air inside. Although the concept sounds simple, it’s pretty complex.

Various things can go wrong and it can be tough to narrow down the exact cause if you’re not a professional. If your furnace is in disrepair, there are some warning signs you’ll want to heed to ensure you’re not left with an unexpected repair or worse- no heat at all. Here are some of the main things that signal it’s time to make a service call:

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How to Ensure a Great Solar Installation

December 13th, 2021
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If you haven’t gone solar yet, we are glad you found this blog post! Solar energy has become more and more popular for homeowners throughout Lake County and beyond. The reason for this is because going solar saves homeowners considerable money, plus it increases home value, and more.

But you don’t want just any company to install your solar energy system. You want a company that specializes in this installation and can help you make the right decisions for your home to get the most out of your solar power. Read on to learn more!

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How to Make Your Home More Efficient

November 15th, 2021
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What’s the appeal of making your home more efficient? Well, greater efficiency means greater savings! And the good news is, there are many ways you can help make your home more efficient.

For example, did you know your HVAC systems encompass half of all your energy use? So having them professionally maintained is vital to their efficiency. We’ll explore this more below, in addition to some other ideas on how to make your home more efficient. Read on!

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What You Should Know about Late Season AC Repairs

November 1st, 2021
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We are definitely in fall now, and even though our temperatures don’t get as chilly as temperatures do in other parts of the country, most of us have turned our attention to our heating systems.

It’s important to remember that you may still need your air conditioner a bit over the coming months. If you’ve lived in the Lake County area for even just a year, then you know that heatwaves can surprise us any time of the year. Living in California gives us that benefit, right?

So, it’s important that you be aware of common AC repair needs, and that if you haven’t had maintenance done in at least a year, you schedule it now. Read on as we uncover some potentially surprising facts about common late-season AC repair needs.

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Why a Humidifier May Be Exactly What You Need

October 18th, 2021

It might seem strange to think about adding humidity to your home. During summer everyone is highly focused on keeping things dry and cool, so it can feel odd to switch gears and consider adding moisture to the air again. However, there are benefits to increasing the level of humidity in your home when temperatures drop.

A decent level of moisture (usually about 30-50%) in your home’s air can help keep you warmer during the colder months of the year. When it comes to humidity, the truth is that it is all about balance!

Let’s discuss why moisture can improve your cold-weather comfort and what you can do to balance your home’s humidity level in the coming months.

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Signs Your Home Could Benefit from a New Water Heater

October 4th, 2021

How long can you keep your hot water heater around? These systems are made to last a good number of years (up to 15 in most cases) but they aren’t going to stick around forever. After a certain point, your water heater will need to be replaced. The question is, has your water heater reached that stage?

Keeping around an ineffective water heater is like keeping around a bad AC unit–its a waste of money and it ruins your comfort. If you notice that your water heater is meeting any of the indicators listed below, it means you should talk to a plumbing professional about scheduling a replacement for this system.

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It’s Time for This Important Heating Service

September 20th, 2021

The official end of summer is upon us, do you know what that means? It means that soon enough, we’ll be using our heaters on a regular basis.

There are many things you’ll probably do to prep your home for fall and winter, and your heating system needs to be given consideration as well. In fact one of the most important things you can do for your home comfort and safety is to schedule professional heating system maintenance!

Read on to learn how heating maintenance helps homeowners, why it’s so important for the health of your system, and why fall is a great time to get it done!

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It’s That Time: Here’s Why You Should Test and Maintain Your Generator

September 6th, 2021
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Generators tend to be one of those systems that you hope you’ll never need, but when you do need them, they’ll be a lifesaver. The last thing you need, after all, is to find out that your generator has failed in the middle of an emergency when reliable electricity is vital.

While we don’t experience as severe of storms as other parts of the country do, widespread power outages do still occur, and when they do you want to be ready for it. You already have a generator, so now what? Well, when’s the last time you scheduled maintenance for it? That’s right, generators need maintenance! Read on to learn more.

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