Jonas Energy Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lake County’

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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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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6 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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If we were to travel to the future, we’d probably find air conditioners with the ability to text our smartphones when they had a problem. Unfortunately, time-travel isn’t a reality, and our air conditioners aren’t sentient, so it’s up to us to know when something is wrong.

Maybe you’ve noticed a drop in cooling power in your AC, or you have had an unexpected increase in your energy bills. Perhaps even the circuit breakers for the air conditioner keep tripping.

These are all common signs that something is amiss with your air conditioner, but perhaps the most popular sign is unfamiliar noises like the ones we’ve listed here

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Beware These Signs You Need AC Repair

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Imagine this scenario: you’re sitting in your living room relaxing. It’s about 85°F outside, but that’s okay. Your air conditioner is blasting away, providing you with cool air that makes you feel perfectly comfortable. Until suddenly, it stops.

You run over to your thermostat–the settings are correct and it still seems to be working fine. You check the circuit breaker–did it trip? Nope, the circuit breaker is fine. So what’s going on? You call for emergency repairs, but you have to wait a little bit because everyone else is doing the same thing.

Suddenly your relaxing afternoon turned into a frustrating and uncomfortable one. But what if you could prevent this? Read on to learn how you can.

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