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Over the years, Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing has formed a close relationship with the USO Las Vegas. USO Las Vegas is dedicated to lifting the spirits of American troops and their families by providing a home away from home to all active duty military, National Guard, Reservists, and their families. The organization offers family strengthening and morale-boosting programs and services to the more than 75,000 active duty service members and their families stationed in southern Nevada. This past October, Yes! donated over $200 worth of candy to USO Las Vegas, to be given out at Halloween festivals for local military families. 

We’ve really enjoyed partnering with USO Las Vegas for philanthropic initiatives, including toy and candy drives, military family dinners and events, and more. With the holiday season approaching, we thought it was the perfect time to once again give back and support our local military families with the USO. 

Between November 20 and December 10, 2015, Yes! invites residents of the Las Vegas community to visit the Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing office, located at 6275 South Pioneer Way, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to drop off new, unwrapped toys for the upcoming holiday season. 

In addition, Yes! is encouraging its employees to donate at least one toy at the company’s annual holiday party. All donations will be delivered to the USO Las Vegas just in time for the holidays, to be given to children of military families.  

For more information about other events held by USO Las Vegas, please visit www.uso.org/LasVegas

For more information about the holiday toy drive and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, or to schedule a service appointment just in time for the holidays, please visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or call (702) 545-6260.

Did you know that October is celebrated as Energy Conservation Month? At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we love offering tips on energy conservation during October and all year-long! We hope these tips empower Las Vegas homeowners to take action to make your home a hub of energy-efficient practices before the New Year. You may be surprised what “going green” can do for your budget, your home and even your family’s health!

Take a look at these simple steps for energy efficiency while keeping our planet in mind:

  • Schedule a Tune-Up:  Schedule a tune-up with your local HVAC professional, which includes a thorough inspection of your HVAC unit’s longevity, cleanliness, energy efficiency and performance. Regular maintenance of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system can help ensure that your HVAC unit is running as efficiently as possible. 
  • Keep your filters clean: Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause your HVAC system to work overtime, increasing unnecessary energy usage.  By replacing your filters at least four times per year, you could save money on energy bills and help avoid potentially costly system repairs or replacement.
  • Turn up your thermostat: A simple turn of your thermostat up 5°–10° while you’re away from home (or down in the winter) can save on your monthly bills, reduce the load on your system, and help save energy. 
  • Turn off your lights and unplug items not in use: The Small Business Administration recommends turning off all lights and appliances when not is use. Leaving lights on and small appliances on or plugged in, such as a coffee machine or hair dryer, when not in use can result in higher utility bills and wasted energy. 
  • Seal and insulate your ducts: By sealing and insulating all ducts in your home to block any air leaks or tears, you can improve the overall efficiency of your unit. No matter how efficient your system is, if the ductwork is not sealed and insulated, it will increase your operating costs and decrease your comfort.  
  • Energy–Efficient Unit: Energy-efficient practices not only benefit our planet by conserving our natural resources, they also conserve your budget. When maintaining your home’s systems, be sure to choose a HVAC contractor who is knowledgeable about air conditioner efficiency options, including energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning units.

If you’re in the Las Vegas area, call your trusted heating, air conditioning and plumbing company at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing to help make your home more energy efficient, and potentially save your family money in the process! Visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or call (702) 545-6260.

With fall in full swing, it’s time to get into the fall spirit. Though it may seem like a long time until we can experience cooler weather here in Las Vegas, it’s time to start thinking about prepping your home for it. 

Prepping for cooler weather can ensure that your home is ready for seasons to come. In the Las Vegas Valley, the bitter chill of winter can happen almost overnight. It might seem premature now, but you may be surprised by what some preventative maintenance can do for your budget, and your system. 

See below for some expert tips to prep your home for a safe and comfortable fall season:

  • Detect for Carbon Monoxide: If you’re planning on firing up your fireplace this winter, get your home checked by a professional, and consider installing a carbon monoxide detector now. A detector can alert you to odorless carbon monoxide emitted from furnaces, fireplaces, stoves and other gas-fired appliances, such as space heaters.
  • Insulate & Weather Strip: Check your home’s window insulation to ensure heat is not leaking out. If your windows aren’t properly sealed, you’ll end up spending more, because the unit will need to work overtime for lost air. Gaps in caulk and weather-stripping can account for 10% of your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Adjust Your Blinds: On sunny days, take advantage of the sun to bring in heat. Adjust blinds so they are open and tilted toward the ceiling—but be sure to close the blinds at sundown.
  • Ceiling Fans: Set your ceiling fan in the clockwise position, on low.  The fan can help circulate warm air all around the room.

Find a trusted heating and air conditioning company to help with any safety or energy concerns you may have as we transition into the cooler months. 

Visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or give us a call at (702) 545-6260 to schedule a service, or to discuss fall maintenance options.

This October, we’re doing something special for the local military families in our community. Join us for a community candy drive in partnership with USO Las Vegas! Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 20, 2015, Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing is inviting residents of the Las Vegas community to visit our offices located at 6275 South Pioneer Way between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to drop off candy for the upcoming Halloween holiday. 

Yes! will donate the collected candy and an additional amount donated by the business to USO, to be handed out at upcoming private harvest and holiday parties for local military families. In addition, we’re offering all candy drive participants 20 percent off any heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality or plumbing service. With fall in full swing, and winter on its way, now could be the perfect time to schedule a maintenance tune up. 

We are grateful for the sacrifices our nation’s military men and women have given to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy every day. Yes! considers the Las Vegas community our family, and it’s important to us that we support our troops and their families in Las Vegas. We are excited to see the smiles on the children’s faces at the upcoming Halloween events, and in the knowledge that Yes! was in some way able to help make that happen. 

USO Las Vegas was named the 2013 and 2014 top USO center in the world based on the “TellUSO” survey done by 16,000 troops and families. For more information about other events held by USO Las Vegas, please visit www.uso.org/LasVegas

Bring in some candy for the military kids this October, and take advantage of our 20% off discount on the home service of your choice. For more information about Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, please visithttp://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or call (702) 545-6260 to book a service!

Over the past three years, Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing has partnered with the Clark County School District for our annual conservation contest. This year, we’re hosting the “Think Green & Clean” Contest

We are encouraging students from the Clark County Unified School District, which includes 357 schools and over 315,000 students across the Las Vegas Valley, to enter their best ideas on how to conserve this time of year, reducing the load on the energy grid, and conserving water in acknowledging Nevada’s worsening drought. 

Students are invited to share the type of impact their ideas could have on the community and economy. 

The six winning students will be awarded cash prizes! The first place high school and middle school winners will be awarded $200 and the second place winners will be awarded a $100 cash prize. The kindergarten through grade five winners will be awarded a $150 first place cash prize and a $100 second place cash prize. In addition, Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing will donate $500 to the school with the most student entries. 

Our team at Yes! values the opportunity to get involved in our community, and we’re excited to partner again with the Clark County School District for the Think Green & Clean contest. Water conservation, as well as energy conservation, is of huge importance right now for the Las Vegas community. Through our Think Green & Clean contest, we hope to encourage even more students to think about implementing conservation practices into everyday life, and encouraging them to consider the impact they can make on the environment for our community as a whole.

Eligible participants, students currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in the Clark County School District, are invited to submit ideas on how to conserve water, energy or both in their local Las Vegas Valley community. Entries are due between 12 a.m. PT on Sept. 21, 2015, and 5 p.m. PT on Oct. 16, 2015. 

To enter, students must submit a conservation idea in the form of a written essay, drawing or model. All entries must include a thorough explanation, the potential impact of the idea on the economy and/or community, and how the idea can be implemented throughout their community. Projects must be submitted to the participant’s teacher by email to: YesThinkClean@boltpr.com, or via mail at 501 Elm St., Suite 450, Dallas, TX 75202, no later than 5 p.m. PT on Oct. 16, 2015.

For more information about the “Think Green & Clean” contest, please visit Clark County School District website at https://www.ccsd.net, email YesThinkClean@boltpr.com or call (949) 701 - 3443. For contest rules and regulations, or to learn more about Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing’s award-winning heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality and plumbing services, visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or call (702) 545 - 6260.

Here at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we always recommend preventative maintenance to our customers. When it comes to your heating and air conditioning system, and even your plumbing, maintenance is extremely important to keep these systems running efficiently and your home comfortable throughout the year. 

Recently, local Las Vegas “mommy blogger” Hula Hooping Mom shared her experience with the Yes! Home Service Maintenance plan. At $169, this plan is a great way to make sure your system stays up-to-date and worry-free throughout the summer heat, fall cool and even the winter chill. 

Blogger Tara says of her HVAC visit, “When your air conditioning unit isn’t working at its full capacity, it can cause the unit to break down or work even harder to cool down your home, resulting in a higher bill.  I can't stress how important it is to make sure you get yearly maintenance for your units. Think about it, it's much cheaper to pay for a service plan than to keep paying a pricey bill month after month!” We agree, Tara! 

Our Maintenance Plan Includes:

  • One seasonal air conditioning tune-up and one seasonal furnace tune-up
  • One year warranty on repair parts and labor
  • One annual Whole House Plumbing Inspection
  • Priority emergency service within 24 hours of your call
  • Preferred pricing on service, repair, installation and after-hours charges
  • Flexible Payment Plans - pay annually or monthly by credit/debit card
  • National flexibility - move anywhere within our service areas and continue to utilize our home comfort services for your new home

If you’re interested in learning more about our maintenance plan, or to speak with a representative, give us a call at 702-545-6260 or visit online at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.

As the temperature increases, and the climate continues to be dry, fires are common in Las Vegas and our surrounding states. Nevada’s ongoing drought and high temperatures continue to increase the probability of wildfire. Most recently, a massive wildfire1 broke out in Arizona causing Clark County to issue an air quality advisory. 

The fire was so large that the smoke began filtering into the Las Vegas Valley, causing a hazy sky.

Wildfires not only cause hazardous smoke and ash to fill the air, but this debris can enter the home and affect your family’s health. Make sure your indoor air quality isn’t jeopardized with expert tips from Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating. 

  • First and Foremost, Prep Your Home If a Fire Is Near: Filtrete.com2 recommends keeping your doors and windows closed so that smoke and ash can’t enter your home.
  • Clean Your Air Filters:  Check your air filters to make sure they are clean. Dirty filters require your air conditioning to work harder than it needs to, and therefore could be using more energy than normal. For optimal performance, call an expert to change your air filters at least every three months.  
  • Run Your AC: Running the air conditioner will keep fresh air circulating throughout the home, preventing smoke, dust and debris from getting (and staying) in your house. If your home is designed with an outside air intake/fresh air intake, make sure the air-intake vent is closed, so the outside air doesn’t enter your unit or home.
  • Air Purifiers: Having clean and fresh air, free from the harsh smoke, is important for your home. Yes! recommends having an air purifier in each room, which will also alleviate any odors from the smoke and polluted air. Or ask about a whole-home air purifier.

If you’re interested in learning more about indoor air quality during fire season, or want to schedule a maintenance visit by one of our Las Vegas air conditioning and heating experts, give us a call at 702-545-6260 or visit online at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com. 

1 http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29750797/az-wildfire-smoke-prompts-air-quality-advisory-for-las-vegas 

With temperatures escalating into the triple digits, you may feel that certain parts of your house feel “hotter” or “cooler” than others, and ask yourself, why? To fully understand why some parts of most homes are either too hot or too cold, you first need to understand what heat load is. Heat load is how much heating or cooling is needed to appropriately heat or cool a particular room. Everything from square footage, ceiling height, how many windows are in a particular room and what side of the home they are located on, can all play a factor. 

Certain areas of homes have a lot more heat load than others. Here’s a few examples: 

  • Rooms with east or west facing windows, high ceilings or rooms located over a garage are more likely to be uncomfortable because the heat rising from below. Any of these conditions could cause that room to warm up faster than other areas in the home with less heat intruding in or being generated. 
  • A single speed motor that turns on and off is another way to cause heat loading. 
  • Leaky ducts are major causes of poor indoor air quality, drafts and uneven temperatures, allergy symptoms and short equipment life.

To help reduce the amount of heat loading in your home and to help keep your HVAC bill low, keep all doors and windows closed, with shades drawn during the day – especially those east and west facing windows. Installing a programmable or smart thermostat can save money by adjusting the temperature setting when you leave home.

To help lower heat loading in your home, get your system checked by a professional at least once a year. Contact a Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating professional by giving us a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com/air-conditioning/

This summer has already proven to be a hot one. Temperatures have reached record-breaking highs, making it the hottest June in Las Vegas history1. For Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, the high temperatures are a problem easily solved. We’re always prepared to get your home hot-weather ready.

We took a look at the hottest days in Las Vegas history, and they sure were up there! And guess what? They all took place in July and August! 

Here are the top 10 hottest days on record. Get ready for one hot summer, Las Vegas. 

July 24, 1942 - 117 degrees

July 5, 1973 - 116 degrees

August 1, 1979 - 116 degrees

August 3, 1979 - 116 degrees

July 5, 1985 - 116 degrees

July 16, 1998 - 116 degrees

July 17, 2005 - 116 degrees

July 18, 2005 - 116 degrees

July 19, 2005 - 117 degrees

July 5, 2007 - 116 degrees

If you’re worried about your home’s HVAC system in preparation for the upcoming hot months, give Yes! a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com/air-conditioning/.

1 http://www.reviewjournal.com/weather/las-vegas-sweats-through-hottest-june-record 

2 https://las-vegas-nv.knoji.com/10-alltime-hottest-weather-temperatures-in-las-vegas/

This month, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing had the opportunity to help a local family in need. The four Gribbin family members had been living in a home with a broken air conditioning unit for over 5 years. After learning of the family’s hardships and their defective air conditioning unit, we quickly decided that the Gribbin family was in need of a new HVAC system, especially with the extreme heat we’re currently experiencing this time of year. Yes! was happy to help by donating and installing a complete HVAC system to the family.

Jodyn Gribbin is a single mother of two who also serves as a caregiver to her elderly mother. When Jodyn Gribbin’s youngest son was diagnosed with cancer 8 years ago, she was unable to pay to fix her defective unit, and buying a new unit was not an option, due to growing hospital expenses. During the summer months, when temperatures reached 110 degrees, she was forced to take her family to stay in hotels overnight. Now cancer-free, Jodyn’s son attends school at a local college and lives in the home with her elder son, a Las Vegas police officer. With her elderly mother moving in from New Jersey, Jodyn was forced to either sell her home or call her friends at Yes! in hopes of help.

The new HVAC system installed in the Gribbin’s home will help lower energy costs, improve air quality, and keep their home cool and comfortable in the hot Las Vegas summers. Poorly maintained or out-of-date air conditioning units can lead to a number of problems in the home, including unclean indoor air, higher energy bill costs, and potentially expensive repairs from the system working overtime. Yes! happily donated the unit and labor costs by installing the complete system at no charge.

“Words cannot express how grateful I am for what Yes! has done for my family,” said Jodyn Gribbin. “Throughout my life, my family has faced hardships. I’ve worked so hard to provide for my family, but sometimes you just can’t afford to fix everything. Yes! has made my house livable and safe, and we cannot thank them enough.”

For more information about Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing’s heating, air conditioning and plumbing services, visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or call (702) 545-6260.

Yes! Helps the Gribbin Family

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