On those hot Las Vegas days, it can be hard to believe that there was once a time when air conditioning was simply an idea and not a reality. When temperatures reached triple digits, the most effective option was just to fan yourself. At Yes! Air Conditioning & Heating, we try our best to know everything we can about HVAC systems, including a little bit of history.
Your air conditioning system has come a long way throughout the years!
3rd Century. Attempts at controlling indoor temperatures begin in ancient Rome as wealthy citizens took advantage of an aqueduct system to run cool water through the walls of their home.
1902. After the development of alternating current motors and the invention of oscillating fans by Nikola Tesla, a 25-year-old engineer from New York named Willis Carrier invented what is considered to be the first modern air conditioning system. The system was not made for human comfort, but rather to control the humidity of a printing plant that he worked in. This was all made possible by the harnessing of electricity.
1922. Carrier follows up his invention with a centrifugal chiller, which reduced the unit's size. It was introduced to the public in the Rivoli Theater in Times Square, which led to a significant rise in movie attendance due to thousands piling into air-conditioned movie theaters on hot summer days.
1965. Residential air conditioning systems start to grow, with 10 percent of the U.S. population being documented to have one in their own home.
Today. Over 87 percent of U.S. homes are equipped with modern and efficient air conditioning systems.
Air conditioning has come a long way in the past century, and so has Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Yes! has provided expert service and advice in the Las Vegas community for all of your air conditioning and plumbing needs. If your system is in need of a checkup, repair or replacement, give Yes! a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit YesAirConditioningandHeating.com for more information.
To the team at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, the residents of the Las Vegas Valley are friends, family and the company’s support system. Without them, YES! team members wouldn’t have the opportunity to do their jobs every day. For over sixty years, Las Vegas Valley residents have allowed YES! into their homes. For that, we at YES! are grateful. To return the support from our local community, we at YES! proudly hosted a toy drive to support the USO Las Vegas. USO Las Vegas provides a "Home Away From Home" for troops and their family members traveling through McCarran International Airport. Their volunteer-driven programs boost morale with recreational, entertainment and social activities. USO Las Vegas serves over 55,000 troops and family members stationed in and transitioning through the Las Vegas region.
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2014, the Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing office invited the local community to donate new toys for children of all ages, just in time for a USO sponsored military dinner on the evening of Oct. 15. Yes! contributed over $500 worth of toys for the cause and hand-delivered them to over 200 military families. It was an incredible experience that the team will never forget.
(Photo credit: USO Las Vegas)
“We are grateful for the sacrifices our nation’s military men and women have given to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy everyday,” said Lance Fernandez, general manager of Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing. “We consider the entire Las Vegas community our family, so it’s important to Yes! that we support those who are here waiting for their loved ones to return. At Yes! we work everyday to ensure residents feel comfortable in their homes and are calling on the Las Vegas community to join together to make the families of our service men and women feel comfortable and supported.”
For more information about Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing and to learn about our heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services, please visit www.theyesmancan.com and call (702) 577-0072.
Have you ever wondered how your HVAC system manages to get the warm or cool air to each area of your home? The simplest answer is your home's ductwork insulation. Without insulation, the hot or cool air could easily escape the ductwork and find itself in your attic or outside your home instead of where you truly need it. Your local heating and air conditioning experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing have created a simple "Ductwork Insulation 101" course just for you!
Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated, they are likely contributing to higher heating and cooling bills. Your home's system is a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors, and ceilings; it carries the air from your home's furnace and central air conditioner to each room. Proper attic insulation of your ducts helps keep heat where you want it: outside in summer and inside the house in winter. Ducts are typically made of sheet metal or fiberglass.
Ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add a significant amount of money a year to your heating and cooling bills. Insulating ducts in unconditioned spaces is typically very cost-effective so if you are installing a new duct system, be sure it comes with insulation. Be sure to seal your ducts to prevent leaks if the ducts are located in an unconditioned area such as an attic or vented crawlspace. Leaking ducts can allow heated or cooled air to be forced out of unsealed joints, causing your system to lose efficiency.
Qualified professionals should seal and insulate ducts in unconditioned spaces to ensure the use of appropriate sealing materials. To get in contact with a certified HVAC professional about your ductwork, call Yes! at (702) 545-6260 or visit YesAirConditioningandHeating.com.
Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing has been serving the Las Vegas Valley's residential heating, air conditioning and plumbing needs for over 60 years. We’re always thankful for your business and to be able to serve such a wonderful community. Yes! is organizing a toy drive to give back to those who are not thanked enough: the deployed men and women of our military and the families awaiting their return. The Las Vegas community is our family so it is important to support the families of servicemen and women, and make them feel comfortable and supported.
Between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, 2014, Yes! is inviting Las Vegas residents to visit the Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing offices located at 6275 South Pioneer Way to drop off brand new toys for children of all ages. On top of your donations, Yes! will be donating an additional $500 worth of toys to USO Las Vegas at the organization's bi-monthly deployed family dinner, held to support and honor family members of military personnel serving overseas, on Oct. 15, 2014. As a bonus for being a generous donor, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is prepared to offer all toy drive participants 20 percent off any heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality or plumbing service.
Take some time to reflect on the sacrifices our nation's military men and women have given to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy every day. Join us in supporting our toy drive and USO Las Vegas by donating toys this month. For more information on USO Las Vegas or their events, visit USO.org.
For more information on Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, visit TheYesManCan.com or call (702) 577-0072 to book a service.
If you have ever been on the market for a new HVAC system, heat pump or ductless unit, it is very likely that you've come across SEER ratings. All newer systems have them and they are important when selecting the right system, but it isn’t exactly clear to the untrained eye what they really mean. Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is always out to make the repair and replacement processes easier for our Las Vegas community, and understanding a SEER rating can help make it that much easier. Here is a guide from your local HVAC experts at Yes! to help you get closer to understanding the meaning of a SEER rating.
SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio, is a metric used to measure how much cooling a system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. To put it in the simplest of terms, the higher the SEER rating, the more efficiently your system will operate, so the higher the rating, the less energy it will consume. This means that with a high rating comes lower utility bills and less of an impact on the environment. A good comparison to help understand the rating is that a SEER rating is to HVAC systems what an MPG rating is to an automobile--it's all about efficiency.
According to Energy.gov, all air conditioners that have been produced since January 26, 2006 must have received a SEER rating of 13 or higher. All newly produced systems are required to have a higher rating. Systems with a SEER rating of 13 can save approximately $4,000 on repairs and 60,000 life cycle pounds of CO2 emitted on average if upgraded from a system that had a SEER rating of 8. A good rating can have an enormous impact on the environment and your wallet.
If you have any more questions about deciphering SEER ratings or would like to schedule a repair or replacement of your HVAC to ensure that your system has the best SEER rating possible, give Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit YesAirConditioningandHeating.com.
Here in Las Vegas, where typical summer temperatures reach one hundred and above, we are always looking for ways to stay cool. Your local air conditioning experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing would like to introduce you to our radiant barrier product. If you were unsure of how a radiant barrier could benefit you and your home, allow us to help you understand the importance of having radiant barriers in your home.
Radiant barrier is a product that is applied to the underside of the roof in the attic of your home, and helps to reduce heat gain in the summer and keep the heat in for the winter, thus resulting in lower heating and cooling costs. The radiant barrier product is f a highly reflective material which reflects the radiant heat from the sun rather than absorbing it and causing your home to overheat during the summer, and keeps the heat in during the winter.
When the sun's rays heat up a home's roof, its radiant energy causes the roof to absorb this heat. This heat then travels through the roofing materials to the inside of the attic of your home. The air ducts within your attic then heat up other air ducts throughout the house and attic floor, causing the air conditioning within your home to be much less effective. Radiant barrier helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter and helps your air conditioner and furnace from working overtime.
If you are interested in the benefits of radiant barrier in your home and would like to make an appointment, or if you have any questions about cooling your home in Las Vegas, call a local HVAC professional at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing` or visit YesAirConditioningandHeating.com.
While navigating through the world of HVAC, you may have found that installing a ductless air conditioner is a possible option for your home. How will avoiding ductwork benefit you and your home in the long run? Your local HVAC experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing have comprised a quick list to show you the true benefits of installing a ductless air conditioning system into your living space:
Take a moment to consider having a ductless air conditioner installed in your home. Consult an HVAC professional like those at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing to find out if ductless air conditioning is right for you or to schedule an installation. Visit YesAirConditioningandHeating.com or call (702) 545-6260 for more information.
Pet dander, dust mites, smoke, bacteria, pollen and miscellaneous air pollutants, it makes it hard to breathe just thinking about them! More and more homeowners are looking to find the best way to keep these pollutants out of their lungs and their homes. The American Lung Association® notes that “poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development certain respiratory issues,” and cause headaches, fatigue, nausea and more to residents. No wonder why home air filtration systems have grown immensely in popularity (4.8% growth in sales in 2014). But these consumers are faced with an option: buy more economical, portable units or invest a little bit of extra money to buy whole house air filtering systems.
While whole house air filtering systems may not be effective for smaller homes, these systems are often times more effective at removing air pollutants that can make it harder to breathe for those with respiratory illnesses, along with these benefits over portable filtering systems:
There are however some cases in which going portable could be a great benefit to your residence. For example:
No one in your home should breathe unclean air. Contact Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing to see whether a portable or whole house filtration system would work best in your residence and to get started with the installation. Yes! is here to answer any questions about air purification units, so call your local HVAC experts at (702) 545-6260 or visit our website for more details.
There are many ways to bring that refreshing cool air into your home during these hot summer months. Your local Las Vegas HVAC experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing are here to help you understand what a few of your options are.
Going ductless is a new and popular way that many homeowners across the country are adopting. It is a permanent fixture that incorporates the use of the outdoor condenser unit but does not require the installation of ducts throughout the residence. But, how do you know if going ductless is for you? What exactly are these systems, and what makes them useful? Here are two examples of ductless systems that could work for you:
Ductless Air Conditioner
The ductless air conditioner is a system that requires little installation and is ideal if ductwork in your home is not an option or you are looking to avoid the costs that come along with duct installation and repair. This system is extremely quiet and cools the entire home.
Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner
The ductless mini split air conditioner provides zoned air conditioning and heating without ducting. A very common use for the ductless mini split is for air conditioning in multi-family homes or home add-ons that have non-ducted heating systems. You can remotely choose to only condition spaces that are occupied, which saves a lot of energy and money in the long run.
Going ductless can diminish the amount of wasted energy (around 30%, according to Energy.gov!) and money caused by the upkeep of ductwork and potential damages. If you have any more questions about going ductless and you'd like to find out if it could be good fit in your home, contact us at (702) 545-6260 or visit YesAirConditioningandHeating.com for more information.
Summer has arrived and we are feeling the heat. The temperatures in the Las Vegas valley are rising daily, causing HVAC units to work double-time. To kick off the summer season, it’s time for the second installment of Myths vs. Facts with Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating. Read on to find out the truth behind common heating, ventilation and air conditioning myths!
Myth: You need to change your air filter once a year.
Fact: To save on your energy bill and keep your system running efficiently, your filter should be changed every two to three months. If you feel you’re running your system harder during those summer peak days, we recommend changing them even more often. Dust, dirt, pollen and pet hair are just a few of the culprits clogging up filters and reducing the airflow. Get on a maintenance plan with your Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing services provider and you could save a lot of money in the long run.
Myth: To cool your home faster, turn the temperature a few degrees below the temperature you actually want.
Fact: Your AC unit takes hot air in your home and replaces it with cool air at a set rate of speed; you can’t make the unit work any faster by lowering the dial beyond your desired temperature.
Myth: There is no need to have your system checked unless there is a problem.
Fact: Just like you maintain a car with fuel, oil, air in your tires, etc., you have to maintain your home’s HVAC unit. Holding off or avoiding routine maintenance checks until there is a problem could lead to more than just an air conditioner tune-up, it could mean a repair or replacement. Talk to your local Yes! HVAC service provider about affordable maintenance plans to keep your system running efficiently, effectively and safely, all year long.
Now that you’re wise to those common HVAC myths, you’re ready to fight the summer heat. If you have any questions, Yes! Air Conditioning & Heating can help. Just give us a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.
Thanks to the Las Vegas desert weather, an HVAC system is an absolute must to ensure comfort is a top priority for all seasons. Whether you’re considering an air conditioner installation or replacement, Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing wants to make sure that all homeowners know that the size of the home determines how big (or small) your HVAC unit should be. It seems simple enough, right? Having an air conditioner that’s not the correct size for the home can be wasteful and environmentally unfriendly. By keeping a small system in a large home, the system is putting in extra work and could be increasing your energy bills. A system too large for your home can waste money unnecessarily and make your residence feel like you’re stuck in a blizzard.
Before a new air conditioner installation, have your home sized by a professional technician from Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. Our HVAC experts can make recommendations based on a number of factors including the amount of sunlight the residence receives, where the air conditioning unit will be installed, how many people live in the home and so on. From there, your technician will be able to determine the best and most energy efficient unit for your home.
Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help you determine the correct size air conditioning unit for your Las Vegas home. If you need to contact Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing for any air conditioning troubleshooting, call (702) 545-6260 or visit us at www.yesairconditioningandheating.com
Have you fallen victim to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) myths? If you’ve been told closing air vents in unused rooms in your home will allow faster or more concentrated airflow into other rooms, or that leaving your ceiling fan on while you’re not home will help cool the house faster, then you’ve come to the right place to learn the facts. Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to educate you on common heating, ventilation and air conditioning myths so you can stop wasting energy and potentially start saving money!
Myth: Home warranties for new construction cover defects during the HVAC installation process and the materials used to make the unit.
Fact: Regular HVAC maintenance tasks such as replacing your air filter, inspections, changing the fan belt and lubrication are your own responsibility. If you choose to wait until your warranty period is almost up, or if you choose to do these tasks on your own, you could end up with a costly HVAC repair bill. Instead, find an HVAC provider that offers its own warranty for all repair and maintenance work performed on your unit.
Myth: If you close air vents in certain rooms that are not being used, you will help push air into rooms you are using to reduce the load on your HVAC system and save money on your electric bill.
Fact: If you have a modern forced air and heating system, the pressure load is balanced throughout the house. Blocking the vent can impact how the system inhales and exhales air; in other words, it can throw the system out of balance, causing it to have to work harder or possibly break down. Shutting off air flow in rooms can eventually ruin the compressor, resulting in potentially costly HVAC repairs or unit replacement. Instead, leave all vents open so air can circulate throughout your home at a balanced rate.
Myth: Leaving your ceiling fan on will cool a room, especially while you’re not home.
Fact: Fans cool your skin, not the air. Fans do not lower room temperature. A fan works by circulating the air in a space; when the air moves across the skin, we feel cooler even though the air temperature in the room remains the same. If a fan runs in a room when no one is there, no one is feeling its benefits, so it’s probably just raising your monthly electricity bill.
Myth: Residential heat pumps do not have a long life cycle because they operate 12 months of the year.
Fact: Dirt, improper application and service and lack of preventative maintenance top the list for heat pump failures. If you uphold the maintenance on your pumps, just like your air conditioning unit, your pump will last much longer than if it wasn’t properly maintained.
Be sure to check back with us later this month for the second part of the Myths vs. Facts series. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your air conditioner maintenance or repair needs, the Las Vegas Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing experts can help. Just give us a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.
In Las Vegas, we know what it means to feel the heat. Summer is just around the corner but as we wait for the triple-digits to fall upon us, why not get a jumpstart on keeping ourselves (and our homes) cool? There is one important thing about the warmer months that homeowners often forget to consider: their HVAC system.
If you’re like most Vegas homeowners, your HVAC unit is about to start working overtime. To help it run at full strength, here are a few things that our experts at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing would like to share that you can do to ensure your system is ready for the summer:
Whatever you need to do to prepare your home and HVAC for the summer, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help. Just give us a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.
Participation was amazing and we couldn’t be more thankful for the students of the CCSD for their written essays, models, and pictures. Judging their creativity was much more difficult than we anticipated, but we narrowed it down, and are thrilled to announce our winners:
Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing also donated $500 to Dell H. Robison Middle School for the most student participation, thanks to teacher Caroline Tsoi.
Thank you to everyone who had fun thinking about our city and our environment. If you have any questions about thinking green, please let us know. Call (702) 545-6260 or visit www.YesAirConditioningandHeating.com today.
When purchasing a new or used home, homeowners in Vegas (or anywhere else) usually look at the room sizes, the yard, the floor plan, and the other visible amenities. What about the things you can’t see? What about the plumbing?
When was the last time you sat and pondered the performance of the pipes and sewers that deliver and remove water from your home? Most homeowners do not realize how intricate the plumbing is in relation to their home. They do not consider the importance of a proficient installation and continued maintenance of their pipes. If homeowners want to make sure their pipes and plumbing work for an average of 30 years they need to be diligent about their plumbing maintenance.
How can you do that? Maintenance is the easiest way. Have someone check your pipes, lines, and sewage on a regular basis. Be sure it’s guaranteed.
At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, you can receive an annual 75 point health and safety inspection and a water heater safety check and flush to protect your plumbing system and home. On top of everything, our services are 100 percent guaranteed.
Spring is here and in Las Vegas, that means heat. As the temperature crawls outside upward, you will want your home to stay at a more comfortable temperature, right? We understand. In fact, our skilled technicians at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing get asked for helpful tips on air conditioner maintenance all the time.
Here are four tips to help you take care of your air conditioner and heater.
Did you know that Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing has been serving Las Vegas for 60 years? Homeowners have been making us a part of their extended family for the past six decades, and for that, we say “Thank You!”
Our mission is to improve our clients’ lives through installation, maintenance or service.
Thanks to the trust Las Vegas homeowners place in Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we have grown to 90 employees and 59 service trucks. Each technician is fully checked in terms of background and drug testing because trust starts from within our organization.
If you have any questions, regardless if it is about your comfort systems, air quality, insulation or maintenance, contact us today at (702) 545-6260 or www.yesairconditioningandheating.com and we would be happy to help – just like we have been doing in Las Vegas since 1954.
Seems like a strange question, coming from an air conditioning and heating company like Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, but it’s a question you should ask yourself as we approach the warmer months.
Insulation is not something that should be placed everywhere in your home, but if placed in the right areas, it can save you money. From attic insulation to radiant barriers, there are opportunities to save your Las Vegas home’s cooled air, or even heated air when it’s still chilly outside.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, radiant barriers are more effective in hot climates than in cool climates, much like Las Vegas. This is noted when cooling air ducts are located in the attic. It has been shown that radiant barriers can reduce cooling costs five to 10 percent when used in a warm, sunny climate in some studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
It’s never too late to consider the best insulation solutions for your home. Give us a call at (702) 545-6260 or visit us online at www.theyesmancan.com.
Las Vegas, Nev. – Jan. 20, 2014 – Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing Services is partnering with the Clark County School District – Community Partnership Program to bring the first-ever “Yes! Think Green Contest” to the young minds of Clark County. The “Yes! Think Green Contest” encourages elementary, middle and high school students to think about and raise awareness of energy conservation. Energy-saving ideas can be submitted in the form of a written essay, drawing or model, from Jan. 20 through Mar. 1, for a chance to win cash prizes.
"It is particularly important that we get the kids in Clark County to start thinking about energy conservation from an early age,” said Beverly Mason, director, Clark County School District School-Community Partnership Program. “Youth are more likely to develop life-long environmentally healthy habits when they learn about energy conservation at a young age. We appreciate the support from community partners in providing educational enrichment opportunities like this contest. It provides additional opportunities to reinforce what we are already teaching.”
“Our hope is that we can spark an interest in our youth to think about the impact they can make on our environment, and share those ideas with the community so we can start making changes right here in Las Vegas,” said Lance Fernandez, regional manager, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing Las Vegas.
All CCSD students, grades K-12, are encouraged to enter the “Yes! Think Green Contest.” The contest is open to all “green” ideas, including essays, models and drawings. It will be divided into three categories based on school level. Two high school students each will be rewarded with a $125 cash prize; two middle school students each will receive a $75 cash prize, and two elementary school students each will earn a $50 cash prize. Additionally, Yes! will donate $500 to the CCSD school that has the most student participation.
All entries must include a thorough explanation of the idea, 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 via email to email@example.com no later than Mar. 1, 2014.
For more information about the “Yes! Think Green Contest,” please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Clark County School District, visit www.ccsd.net. For more information about Yes!’ award-winning heating, air conditioning and plumbing services, visit www.theyesmancan.com.
About Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing
With more than 50 years of experience, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides unmatched, premier services for homeowners throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Yes! offers a full range of solutions for in-home air conditioning, heating, insulation and plumbing systems. A team of more than 90 trained, educated and dependable staff carries out the Yes! mission of improving its clients’ lives. In addition to comfort systems, the Yes! staff of 90 employees can advise on energy efficiency, tankless water heating options and whole central filtration systems for homes. Yes! also has an insulation business division, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing Efficient Attic Systems (EAS)—all to better service its clients’ comprehensive needs. Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is committed to exceptional customer service, making recommendations that benefit the customer and giving customers peace of mind that their systems will work. Yes! trains its staff daily on professional skills that include technical training and customer service, as well as shares survey feedback and analysis with the team. Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is part of the American Residential Services Network, serving both residential and light commercial customers through a knowledgeable team of trained specialists.
About Clark County School District (CCSD) – Community Partnership Program
To learn more about the Clark County School District (CCSD) visit www.ccsd.net. The mission of the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program is to improve academic achievement, foster successful individuals and enrich student experiences by connecting schools with business and community resources.
It’s a moment no homeowner wants to face: you go to your furnace to warm up the house and just as the heater churns up, a horrible sound erupts and it just shuts down.
The good news? There are warning signs. Here are three key warning signs, from our expert HVAC technicians at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing:
How will you know about any of these issues unless you get them inspected? Our Yes! HVAC experts encourage regular maintenance of your furnace to save the heat for your home – not your head when you see your next bill. Call us at 702-545-6260.