Jonas Energy Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lake County’

What Kind of Solar Panels Are Best?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
pole-mounted-solar-panel

Homeowners are often looking for ways to live “greener” here in the Lake County area, while spending less on their energy bills overall. This leads many people to look into the benefits of solar panels, and solar energy in general, to see how much they can save.

Did you know, though, that there are actually different kinds of solar panels? Roof-mounted tend to be the most popular, and you’re probably familiar with seeing them. For our primarily sunny conditions, they do tend to make the most sense.

But some homes have obstructions, whether it be chimneys, trees, or the like, that can impact how much sunlight is actually able to reach your solar panels. The good news is that you have two other options to choose from; the ground-mounted solar panel and the pole-mounted solar panel! Read on to learn more.

Continue Reading

These Signs Indicate You Need AC Repair

Monday, April 18th, 2022
two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unit

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.

Continue Reading

“Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes”

Monday, April 4th, 2022
vent-low-on-wall

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

How to Get Even More Efficient Solar Energy Use!

Monday, January 10th, 2022
solar-panels-on-roof-of-home

If you’re like many Lake County homeowners, you may have already discovered the many benefits of having solar panels installed. You’ll already have been saving energy, and thereby saving money. However, did you know you can do even more in order to achieve high electrical energy efficiency? Going solar is a great first step! You can take it even further.

What homeowners often don’t realize is that, even with solar panels, HVAC systems use up about half of an entire home’s energy use. That’s a log! Most of this energy is utilized when the systems cycle on. Considering our weather, this means a lot of energy is getting used. We’ll cover some relatively simple steps below on how you can help boost your home’s efficiency even further.

Continue Reading

Heed These Signs of a Furnace in Disrepair

Monday, December 27th, 2021
technician-working-on-furnace

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:

Continue Reading

How to Ensure a Great Solar Installation

Monday, December 13th, 2021
solar-panels-on-rooftop

If you haven’t gone solar yet, we are glad you found this blog post! Solar energy has become more and more popular for homeowners throughout Lake County and beyond. The reason for this is because going solar saves homeowners considerable money, plus it increases home value, and more.

But you don’t want just any company to install your solar energy system. You want a company that specializes in this installation and can help you make the right decisions for your home to get the most out of your solar power. Read on to learn more!

Continue Reading

How to Make Your Home More Efficient

Monday, November 15th, 2021
vent-low-on-wall

What’s the appeal of making your home more efficient? Well, greater efficiency means greater savings! And the good news is, there are many ways you can help make your home more efficient.

For example, did you know your HVAC systems encompass half of all your energy use? So having them professionally maintained is vital to their efficiency. We’ll explore this more below, in addition to some other ideas on how to make your home more efficient. Read on!

Continue Reading

What You Should Know about Late Season AC Repairs

Monday, November 1st, 2021
refrigerant-line-coming-out-of-ac-system

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.

Continue Reading

Why a Humidifier May Be Exactly What You Need

Monday, October 18th, 2021

It might seem strange to think about adding humidity to your home. During summer everyone is highly focused on keeping things dry and cool, so it can feel odd to switch gears and consider adding moisture to the air again. However, there are benefits to increasing the level of humidity in your home when temperatures drop.

A decent level of moisture (usually about 30-50%) in your home’s air can help keep you warmer during the colder months of the year. When it comes to humidity, the truth is that it is all about balance!

Let’s discuss why moisture can improve your cold-weather comfort and what you can do to balance your home’s humidity level in the coming months.

Continue Reading