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

As the Season Comes to a Close, Heed These Potential Heating Repair Needs

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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Springtime is right around the corner, and you know as well as we do that means warmer temperatures are right around the corner too! However, if our winter weather was any indication this year, mother nature can surprise us with chillier-than-average conditions.

Whether we have another unexpected cold spell in the coming weeks or if you just want to ensure that your heater is fully functional next fall when you need it again, now is the best time to manage any end-of-season heating repair needs you might have. Of course, if you had professional maintenance done for your heater this past fall, and if you managed any pending repair needs at the time, then you’re likely in great shape and won’t have any unexpected furnace repair needs before the season is up–unless of course, we’re talking about a very old heating system.

It’s still good to be aware of the signs that you may in fact need heating repair sooner rather than later. Read on to learn what those signs are!

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Is Professional Duct Sealing Really Necessary?

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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The first thing you probably think if someone tells you that your air ducts might have damage is, “Okay, well, isn’t that what duct tape is for?”

We totally understand this misconception. However, perhaps disappointedly, duct tape has an inappropriate name. It’s actually pretty useless when it comes to HVAC air ducts.

The reason for this is that when duct tape gets hot and cools off repeatedly, it becomes brittle within a few months and starts chipping and flaking off. And since the temperature of your ductwork fluctuates as you run your HVAC systems, this is clearly a problem!

So, that means the solution is professional duct sealing. But, how do you know you need it, and is it really that necessary? Read on to find out!

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Sounds That Might Mean Furnace Trouble

Monday, 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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Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, 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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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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