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

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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Noises You Shouldn’t Hear Your AC Make

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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There’s no such thing as a silent air conditioner. We’re going to put that out there right now. While air conditioners today are definitely a lot quieter, especially if you purchase one of the leading brands, and particularly with variable speed AC systems, you’re going to hear some noise.

You’ll likely hear the compressor starting up and shutting down if you’re close enough to the outdoor unit. You’ll hear the blower fan whirring, and you may even detect a gentle rattling of the ductwork as conditioned air goes through it and the temperatures fluctuate.

What you shouldn’t hear, however, are any sounds outside of the normal, day-to-day operation of your cooling system. This can include the following:

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Heed These Signs That You Need Professional AC Repair

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Air conditioning repair is one of those services you don’t want to wait on once you know you need it. You might be tempted to wait–after all if your system is still running and giving you some cool air, you may as well wait, right?

Well, not quite… ignoring AC repair needs risks running into a completely broken down air conditioner when you need it the most–right in the middle of summer.

We encourage all homeowners to take care of their cooling systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But how do you know when you need one?! Read on to find out.

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Are You Using Your Solar Air Conditioner Efficiently?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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Of course, by the very nature of having a solar-powered air conditioner, you’re helping to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Unfortunately, though, there are still things you can be doing–even small things–that contribute to poor energy use, and therefore you end up spending more money than you should from month to month.

Summer is right around the corner and you want to make sure that your solar-powered air conditioner is ready for it! This means first ensuring that you schedule routine maintenance for the system. Air conditioner maintenance should be conducted by the pros once a year to ensure that the system performs well and doesn’t have any repair issues that need addressing right away.

With or without maintenance though, and whether your air conditioner is powered by the sun or you’re using the traditional electrical grid,here are some ways to use your cooling system more efficiently:

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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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It makes sense that when you hear an HVAC professional suggest annual maintenance for your air conditioner, it can be an easy thing to brush off. After all, it’s not like there is anything seriously wrong with your air conditioner, so why schedule a service and pay for it if you don’t need it right now? What if your air conditioner is working “just fine”?

Well, we think your air conditioner could and should work much better than “just fine.” In fact, professional maintenance will ensure that your air conditioner works as efficiently and effectively as it is designed to, throughout its entire lifespan. You can say that you can’t afford to go without maintenance, and it would be an accurate statement.

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