Your questions answered: HVAC FAQs.

No matter what your HVAC questions are, the techs at JonAire Inc in Las Vegas have answers. Whether you have questions about picking new HVAC equipment to best practices on care and maintenance, we are here to help. Our online FAQs answers offer a quick response for your convenience, but if you want to know more on any topic, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 702-866-9322.
Like any product you want to keep in good shape, HVAC equipment requires proper care in order to give you the maximum benefits. Trained technicians can service your heating and cooling products to make sure they’re working at their top potential and help prevent more pricey repairs in the middle of the hottest or coldest months of the year.
JonAire Inc in Las Vegas can price out individual units or multiple home comfort products for you. Call 702-866-9322 to find out more.
With two-stage heating, furnaces may operate on two different levels: high and low. Since you can heat your home on the low setting most of the time, a two-stage furnace can run longer and more efficiently. Two-stage heating also works more quietly than traditional furnaces and can provide more even heat distribution and fewer temperature swings.
Precise Comfort™ technology is an operating and control system used in Lennox furnaces. The technology can automatically adjust heat by increments as small as 1 percent, boosting energy efficiency and helping you experience precise comfort.

Modern furnaces are designed with a number of innovative features older furnaces don’t have. Today’s heating systems provide more even heating and are better at controlling airflow. Although the air coming out of your vents may seem cooler than your old furnace, the airflow is much better and more efficient.

Another benefit of modern furnaces is their ability to work with other HVAC products as part of a high-efficiency whole home comfort system. When combined with a high-efficiency air conditioner, furnace blowers can more easily accommodate add-on cooling. Other innovations, such as Precise Comfort™ technology and variable speed motors, will help your furnace run more efficiently and quieter than ever.

The Department of Energy recently increased the minimum efficiency levels for air conditions, and the standards vary by region. Contact JonAire Inc at 702-866-9322 to find the requirements for the Las Vegas area.

Heating and cooling makes up a large portion of your monthly utility bill. Getting new HVAC equipment with high efficiency ratings, such as SEER for air conditioners and AFUE for furnaces, is a simple step that can go a long way in decreasing energy output. Beyond these ratings, also consider:

  • Routine maintenance – regularly having an expert tune-up your equipment will keep it running at its greatest potential.
  • Adding a zoning system – by focusing your heating and cooling on the rooms you use most frequently, you won’t have to pay to heat or cool areas of your home that aren’t routinely used.
  • Installing a programmable thermostat – the Department of Energy estimates that a programmable thermostat can reduce heating costs by up to 35 percent and cooling costs by up to 25 percent. Leave it up to your thermostat to turn down the heat when you’re gone and bring it back up to your preferred temperature when you’re home.

There are a number of reasons to go with Lennox, but the top three are:

  • Lennox is a name you know and trust – known across the world for quality HVAC products, you can rest assured Lennox will provide you with high quality equipment.
  • Innovative and high quality products – Lennox has been on the leading edge of innovation in the heating and cooling industry for years. High quality furnaces, air conditioners and home comfort systems include innovative features to help your home stay more comfortable and energy efficient.
  • Reputation of excellence – high quality products are not the only arena Lennox excels in. Lennox dealers, like JonAire Inc, give you high quality service at all times, from your first consultation to your routine maintenance appointments.

Strategies to increase your indoor air quality can be as basic as vacuuming your home to something as large as adding a new ventilation system. Overall, good IAQ includes four strategies:

  • Eliminate – decrease the pollutants floating in your air by cleaning your home routinely, particularly vacuuming carpet, washing linens and safely storing household chemicals.
  • Ventilate – make sure your home is well-ventilated to move airborne pollutants out of your home. In newer homes, well-done insulation will prevent ventilation, so Lennox systems such as the Healthy Climate® ventilation system can help. These systems bring fresh air from outside into your home and direct the stale air out.
  • Clean – correct air filters, such as our Healthy Climate® air filters, will make sure the smallest particles don’t get through and are let out into your home. Germicidal lights can kill the germs that do make it through, and purification systems like the PureAir™ will help get rid of odors and chemical vapors.
  • Monitor – keep your humidity levels in check with a programmable thermostat. High temperatures and humidity levels can increase concentrations of mold, mildew and germs. A programmable thermostat will ensure your home is comfortable without letting humidity get too high.
Try checking out our Healthy Solution Finder, where you can pick the indoor air quality concerns that affect your home. After you select the items that apply, the system will show the IAQ products that fit your needs. You can also call JonAire Inc and walk our techs through some of the concerns you experience. They can evaluate your home and needs and provide options and solutions.
You may be surprised to learn that air conditioners don’t technically make your home cooler; they actually remove the hot air and direct it outside. This hot air is pushed across a refrigerant coil on the indoor unit and then is sent to the outdoor unit where it is released. Your air conditioner transfers as much hot air outside as is necessary to reach the temperature you have set on your thermostat.
Minimum energy efficiency standards vary by region. Additionally, air conditioners, heat pumps and packaged units made after Jan. 1, 2015, have higher minimum efficiency levels than products manufactured prior to that date. The team at JonAire Inc can help you find out the minimum requirements for Las Vegas, let you know if your current products meets those requirements or help you find a replacement air conditioner that does.
Your system’s service panel should have a white label on it, with your system’s model and serial numbers at the top. M/N signifies the system’s model number and S/N is the serial number.
Since equipment size needs are different for every home, the best way to figure out the correct size equipment for your home is to have a technician from JonAire Inc come out to perform load calculation tests. The tests take factors such as square footage, insulation value and amount, and more into account to determine your home’s HVAC equipment needs.
Yes – debris can inhibit your system’s ability to function effectively. It’s common for heat pumps to have frost or ice on them during the winter, but many include defrost controls so they can work efficiently regardless of the weather conditions.
When a cooling systems has two-stage cooling, it means that there are two levels of operation. This allows the system to work most effectively since there is one level for milder weather and one for harsher weather that demands the system work harder. Two-stage cooling also enables more even temperatures so you don’t experience extreme differences in temperature. Aside from better efficiency, other benefits of two-stage cooling include quieter operation and better humidity control.
Your system could be freezing up for a variety of reasons, but the most frequent are dirty filters, low refrigerant, a dirty evaporator coil and/or a faulty blower motor. Changing a filter is something homeowners take care of; however, you’ll need to call the professionals at JonAire Inc at 702-866-9322 for other problems or if you have other questions or concerns.
JonAire Inc has a number of great thermostat options for your HVAC systems. The best thermostat for you will depend on a couple variables, such as whether you want one that’s programmable or not. No matter what kind of thermostat you’d like – or if you’re searching for something that can fit with a home automation system – call JonAire Inc to hear about which thermostats you can choose from. Our team will help you find one that’s right for your system, your family’s needs and your budget.
A heat pump can tackle both your home’s heating and cooling needs, offering you one HVAC system that can be used in all four seasons. Throughout the warmer months, heat pumps act like an air conditioner, capturing the hot air from inside your home and moving it outside; in the cooler months, this process is reversed. Heat pumps can be very energy efficient and may produce two to three times more heat than the energy used.
At JonAire Inc, we do recommend replacing both your indoor and outdoor units at the same time because:
  • Nowadays, outdoor systems are built to work with their matching indoor system for the highest efficiency possible. When you replace just one of your systems, you may not see the same energy savings as if you had replaced them together.
  • Thanks to technological improvements, newer systems mean better efficiency. This is also true for HVAC systems. While the advancements focus on improved heating and cooling efficiency, they also include benefits such as better air handling, filtering and noise reduction.
  • If your heating and cooling systems are over 10 years old, they need to be replaced. Older models have outdated technology that is likely costing you money due to poor efficiency. So by replacing your indoor system at the same time as your outdoor equipment, both your systems will provide better energy efficiency that helps you decrease your energy bills and keep your home more comfortable.
Yes. Your SunSource® Home Energy System has a communication module that transfers the system’s performance data to a website. The website will show your system’s status, energy production and environmental benefits, as well as carbon offsets in real time.
Yes, you will need an Internet connection if you want to use the system’s online monitoring system. The system enables you to view energy production and environmental information. The monitoring service is provided at no cost for five years, and the performance-monitoring website is provided by an independent third party, Enphase Energy Inc.
Rain will clean the modules naturally in most areas; however, if you live in a dusty area, you might see improved performance after periodically spraying the modules with water. Please note that high-pressure hoses and detergents should never be used to clean solar modules, as they can harm the product.
JonAire Inc can help suggest the right thermostat for you based on your home and current heating and cooling equipment. We offer a number of programmable and nonprogrammable thermostats, which can help increase the efficiency of your home’s furnace and/or air conditioner. Browse our thermostats or give us a call at 702-866-9322 for more information.
Your HVAC equipment can contribute significantly to your monthly energy costs. However, these costs can be reduced with innovative and high efficiency products from Lennox®. Look for high SEER and AFUE ratings when you’re in the market for a new air conditioner or furnace, respectively, as higher SEER and AFUE ratings denote higher efficiency products. If you’re not purchasing new heating and cooling equipment, consider factors such as: 1. Maintenance: Furnaces, air conditioners and other HVAC equipment operate more efficiently when they are regularly maintained. 2. Zoning: When portions of your home are rarely used, you’re spending more money to heat or cool them to the same temperature as the rest of the house. A zoning system lets you section off different areas of your home and control the temperature by each area. 3. Programmable Thermostats: Programmable thermostats can help you lower your heating costs by 35 percent and your cooling costs by 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
A zoning system enables you to section your house and heat or cool each area differently. While these systems operate well for buildings that have parts that are rarely occupied, they could also be beneficial in situations where you and your family argue about the temperature in various parts of your residence. There are a number of additional pluses of zoning systems, such as efficiency and comfort. View our selection of zoning systems or give JonAire Inc a shout to see how a zoning system could benefit your home.