Jonas Energy Solutions Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

If your AC is already experiencing major problems, you may have passed the maintenance window. If you can’t recall the last time your AC has been serviced and you want to be proactive about caring for it, this is exactly what you need to know.

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Air conditioning maintenance prevents large-scale problems and prolongs repairs while improving your air quality and comfort at the same time. Let’s talk about the benefits of AC maintenance and help you find out if you still have time to schedule air conditioning maintenance.

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Sounds That Are Okay for You to Hear from Your AC

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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If you’ve followed our blog for a while, then you’ve probably seen us write about the sounds coming from your air conditioner that indicate the system is in need of repairs. Some of these sounds mean something as simple as tightening up a bolt on the cabinet door, while others may mean that your compressor is about to fail.

What you usually don’t see are blog posts that describe the noises that are actually okay to hear coming from your air conditioner. After all, there is no such thing as a completely silent air conditioner. That’s a nice thing to dream about in the future, but for now, air conditioners do make some noise. Read on to learn what sounds are actually alright to hear coming from the system.

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Why You Need Your AC To Be the Right Size

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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Dealing with repair issues is something a homeowner needs to get familiar with. All of the vital systems under your roof will break down at one time or another. When your HVAC system fails, you will need to figure out whether unit repair or replacement is the best solution to your problem. 

If your existing HVAC unit is over ten years old and unreliable, replacing it is a good idea. Most homeowners fail to realize just how many HVAC unit replacement options are on the modern market. 

Attempting to select a replacement HVAC unit without the help of professionals is a recipe for disaster. If the wrong size unit is chosen, you might face some of the problems covered below.

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The Importance of Professional HVAC System Installation

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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If you’ve made the decision to have a new air conditioner installed now, the chances are that this is an urgent need of yours, with summer right around the corner. You might be tempted to just go out and buy the most powerful cooling system you can find in your budget and install it on your own to save time. 

We really want to encourage you not to rush into this decision, however. Having a trained and experienced professional install your new HVAC system is essential since there are a number of components that require the person installing it to really know what they’re doing. Otherwise, you could have operational problems, not to mention safety problems. 

Plus, trusting a trained professional to do the installation keeps the warranty in place–we’re talking about the manufacturer’s warranty. This protects you from financial liability if your air conditioner breaks down or malfunctions due to a manufacturer defect within a certain amount of time (usually 10 years). But almost all of these warranties have a stipulation that only a professional can service them to keep the warranty current.

This definitely isn’t the only reason you want to trust a pro, though! Read on as we uncover just why it’s so important to have a professional install your HVAC system. 

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Should You Invest in a Ductless System?

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Even if you’ve never had a ductless system in your own home, you’ve probably seen one before. If you noticed a unit mounted high up on the wall of a room that resembles a sleeker version of a window air conditioner, that doesn’t protrude through the back of the wall, then you’re looking at an air handler of a ductless air conditioning system–otherwise known as a ductless mini-split system.

Ductless systems work through these wall units, each of which connects to a single outdoor unit where the heat from your home is exhausted. It works similarly to a central system, but instead of a single indoor unit connected to a series of ducts, it has individual air handlers.

Ductless systems have become increasingly popular for homes throughout the U.S. for a wide number of reasons… but is one right for your home? Read on to learn their key features and benefits, then contact us–we can help you make an educated decision.

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These Signs Indicate You Need AC Repair

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Sudden AC repair needs are something no homeowner wants to encounter, and known AC repair needs are something no homeowner should put off. We understand the temptation to do so… if an air conditioner is still running, most people would like to avoid paying for repairs. But by neglecting repair needs like this, you risk your cooling system breaking down altogether when you need it the most–during the hottest season of the year.

We encourage our customers to take care of their systems as soon as they realize repairs are needed. But, how do you know when this is the case? After all, you are not an expert in air conditioners–that’s what we’re here for! However, it’s important for you to know the basics–at least the signs that it’s time to call in an experienced HVAC professional. Read on to learn what those signs could be.

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“Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes”

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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This is the time of year when, if you have a heat pump, you’re grateful for it to be able to manage the chilliest of winter weather and the harshest of summer temperatures. Since springtime is sort of an uncertain season, where we can have a cold spell just as easily as a heatwave, it’s always good to have one system that can do it all!

But what if you go to switch your heat pump from heating to cooling mode, only to discover it won’t work? This is one of the most common problems that people have with their heat pumps, and it’s one that our techs are familiar with repairing. We can get your heat pump back to normal.

Read on as we uncover what might be going on when your heat pump experiences this problem.

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Is Solar Powered Air Conditioning Worth It?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

There is something that probably every homeowner in our area has in common. They want to save money where they can, and they probably think they’re paying way too much for their air conditioning needs–especially at the height of summer.

We get it! It makes sense you’d want to find ways to save money on your air conditioner, and there are many methods to do so. Professional installation, for starters, is important. Only an experienced and highly trained HVAC technician understands all the nuances involved in AC installation.

Beyond that, the type of system you choose will impact efficiency, as well as how you use it and how often you have it professionally maintained.

If you’re truly open to all options on how to save on your monthly utility bills, then you’d do well to consider solar-powered air conditioning. Yes, it’s worth it–read on to learn more!

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What You Should Know about Late Season AC Repairs

Monday, 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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Common End-of-Season AC Needs

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Did you know that end of summer is the most likely time for an air conditioner to break down? This is especially true if it’s an aging system–that is, once that’s 10-15 years old. Even a well-maintained system can’t last forever! And if you haven’t kept up on maintenance, and/or you haven’t followed up with your repair needs, you’ll definitely need some repairs as summer comes to an end.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common end-of-season repair needs, and give our team a call for trustworthy AC services!

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