Jonas Energy Solutions Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

It’s Time for This Important Heating Service

Monday, 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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Heed These Signs of End-of-Season Heating Repair Needs

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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It can seem like winter is going to last forever this year, but in reality, spring is right around the corner. With that springtime weather comes warmer temperatures, and you might already be dreaming of the day you can use your air conditioner instead of your heater to keep comfortable throughout the year.

You’re probably already using your heater less and less these days, but you definitely shouldn’t just shut it off for the season and never give it another glance until you need it next fall. This is especially true if you didn’t have maintenance done in the past year. You could have repair needs you’re not even aware of, and ignoring them can leave you with a completely broken down heater, which you definitely don’t need and we don’t want for you!

So, how do you detect if you have heating repair needs? Read on for some common signs:

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Why You Should Care about Cracked Heat Exchangers in a Gas Furnace

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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We should start off by saying, gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous appliances. You should never panic just because you use a gas-powered appliance in your home. However, just like any other appliance or home comfort system, your gas furnace needs to be well cared for so you can avoid it becoming potentially dangerous.

The fact of the matter is, it produces combustion gasses when it operates and those combustion gases have the potential to lead to harmful consequences, such as carbon monoxide exposure. Treat your gas furnace well, and you should have few worries about its operation.

But an ill-maintained furnace could potentially suffer from expedited wear and tear, leading to a cracked heat exchanger, which is where problems happen. This is a more common problem in aging systems (10-15 years old) but is still something you should be aware of if you have a gas-powered system, no matter the age. So, what’s a heat exchanger and why is a cracked one bad news?

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How to Boost Your Heater’s Efficiency

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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Even though temperatures are starting to warm up, and we never experience the bitter cold temperatures as our friends in the North or Midwest do, we still have some time before we shut off our heaters for the season, right? So don’t you want to make sure that you are using yours as affordably as possible?

Using your HVAC system can be relatively expensive. After all, HVAC system use accounts for half of all the energy used in your home. It can be easy to assume that to save energy, you simply shouldn’t use these systems unless you really need them. We are here to tell you that you deserve comfort, period. So keep using that heater, but do so a little more wisely. Read on to learn how!

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The #1 Way to Prevent Heater Trouble

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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The January and February months are often interesting here in the Lake County area. We can go from a summertime-feeling day straight to a downright chilly one in a matter of hours. So we always need to be prepared, right? Being prepared means having a great heating system in place so that when winter does feel like… well… winter, we can stay warm and keep our families healthy. Can you rely on your heater this winter?

Not without maintenance, you can’t! Maintenance is typically a service we recommend in the fall before you need the system the most. But consistency is far more important than timing, in this case. We really encourage our customers to invest in furnace maintenance every year, and heat pump system maintenance twice a year since it’s also used for cooling.

Maintenance tune-ups are truly the #1 way to prevent heater trouble. Don’t believe us? Read on as we provide some more details.

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Is Your Furnace in Need of Repair?

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Nobody wants to deal with unexpected heater repairs. But with a complex piece of machinery like your furnace, you also don’t want to ignore any signs that your furnace might be in disrepair. If it is, you’ll need a trusted and reputable heating contractor on your side. Fortunately, you have that with us!

We want to start by saying—the best way to fend off the worst of furnace repair needs is with routine maintenance. In fact, professional maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs a heater may ever need in its lifespan! This is because maintenance gives our technicians the opportunity to thoroughly inspect your system, clean it inside and out, and make adjustments as needed. It’s still important to know when your system might be having trouble, especially if you’re in between maintenance appointments.

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Tips for Gas Furnace Safety

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Safety has definitely been a popular topic of conversation lately, especially here in California. With COVID-19 cases rising in our area, it’s only natural that homeowners and their families are concerned with keeping their households as healthy and safe as possible. Even with a vaccine being available to the healthcare industry, we’re not quite at the end of the tunnel quite yet. So, what can we do to ensure the safety of our families while safe at home this winter?

It starts with proper furnace care, actually, particularly if you have a gas powered system. That’s not to say that gas furnaces are automatically dangerous systems to have. However if yours is not properly cared for, then it certainly can become dangerous.

Read on as we go over some of our top tips to keep your gas furnace and home as safe as possible.

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The Heating Emergency: We’re Here to Help!

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Fall weather is cooling down Lake County, but we’re still not into the true winter conditions where we’ll rely on home heating systems. But that time is approaching, and it can arrive before you know it. This is why we stress fall heating maintenance; there’s no better way to get a heating system in top shape so it will sail through the season with minimal problems and no heating emergencies. 

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It’s Time for This Important Heating Service!

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Summer is officially over! Of course, that doesn’t mean much for us, given the heat waves we experience periodically, no matter what time of the year it may be. But still, cooler temperatures are on the horizon, and this means it’s time to make sure that your heater is prepared to handle them.

What we mean to ask is, have you schedule your heating maintenance yet for this year? Maintenance is essential to keeping your heater working as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. Read on as we uncover just why heater tune-ups are so important.

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Is It Too Early for a Heater Tune-Up?

Monday, September 7th, 2020
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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.

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