Jonas Energy Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lake County’

Should You Have a Tankless Water Heater Installed?

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Water heaters are one of those systems that are really easy to take for granted. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Yet, they’re one of the appliances we rely on the most to keep us comfortable, so shouldn’t our attitudes about them be a bit different?

One of the most important factors of an efficient water heater is its installation. You want this job to be done by a trained and experienced professional. You also want to make sure you’re getting the right water heater installed. Is a tank water heater your next best installation, or should you go with a tankless system?

There are some big differences between the two. Read on to learn what those differences are and get an idea of what will be best for your specific home.

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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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Solar Panel Installation: Ground Mounted or Roof Mounted?

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Solar panels have been great for helping homeowners to live a more eco-friendly life, while enjoying comfort at the lowest possible price. However, when a homeowner goes to have solar panels installed, they oftentimes think that their only option is to have rooftop panels installed. While this does work in many cases, it can be harder for some home types to reap all the benefits that solar energy can bring from the roof—particularly if it’s a small roof space or not angled in an ideal way.

What many people don’t realize is that there is an alternative option! This option is ground-mounted solar panels. This isn’t the right choice for every home, but they’re the best choice for many. Read on to learn more.

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What Happens if Your Heat Pump is Stuck in Heating Mode?

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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With how hot we know the daily temperatures will get around here, the last thing you likely want to do is turn on your heater, right? Yet, if you’re unfortunate enough to have a malfunctioning heat pump, that’s exactly what can happen. If you tried to switch your heat pump to cooling mode only to discover warm air still coming through the vents, then this is very clearly a problem.

It appears as though your heat pump is stuck in heating mode, and you’ll need a trained professional to get it working again. But why does this happen? And what will we do about it? Read on to find out!

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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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Tips for a Successful Solar Panel Installation

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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In our previous blog post, we talked about ways that solar panel users could save even more money while using solar energy.

What’s important to remember though, is that solar panels and solar panel installations can only be successful if they’re professionally done and well cared for. We’ve collected some tips to share with you that guide homeowners on how to care for their solar panels in a way that ensures successful implementation. Read on!

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How Solar Panel Users Can Save Even More Energy

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Are you one of the many homeowners in Lake County who have discovered the benefits of going solar? If so, then you’re already saving considerable energy, and therefore saving money. But there is much more you can do to achieve high electrical energy efficiency in addition to going solar. A lot of it has to do with how efficiently you use your HVAC systems!

The thing is, even with solar power, your HVAC systems make up half of all your home’s energy use. That’s a lot! Much of this energy is used when your HVAC systems cycle on and off. Considering how hot and humid our summers get and how chilly our winters can become, you’re going to be using both your heater and your air conditioner a lot. Boosting efficiency is done in some simple steps we are going to cover below, and boosting that efficiency will help you save even more energy and money.

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What Happens If Your Heat Pump Gets Stuck in Cooling Mode?

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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While it doesn’t seem like it quite yet, we all know how cold our winters get and how cold our falls can get. Therefore, it’s important to have a fully functional and efficiently operating heater in place, right?

So let’s say you have a heat pump system in place. You had spring maintenance done before you used it for AC purposes, so it’s in great shape, right? Well… maybe, but heat pumps go through twice the work that a standard AC or heater does, therefore it needs twice the maintenance. Otherwise, you could find yourself with a very annoying problem. What problem is that? A heat pump that is stuck in cooling mode when the weather chills.

Read on to learn more about this problem and what may cause it–and then give us a call when you need quality, reliable repairs!

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