Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating is committed to educating homeowners in Las Vegas about proper indoor air care. As National Care About Your Indoor Air month comes to a close, we want to outline a few easy practices you can carry with you through the rest of the year to ensure that the air you breathe in your home is as clean as possible.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency1, indoor air has been found to be two to five times more polluted than that of outdoor air. Ensuring that the quality of air you breathe inside your home is as clean as possible could be easier than you think!
Some of the main causes of indoor air pollution are pollen, mold and other airborne pathogens2. With that in mind, consider having a mold test kit on hand to test your home at any given time so proper resolutions can be put in place, if needed. These can be found online or at your local hardware store. A common cause of mold is leaks in your home that allow moisture to build up3. To prevent leaks, it is recommended to have your foundation and roof checked at least once a year.
Another potential cause of air pollution in the home is allergens, such as dust and pet dander. To diminish the potential side effects of these pollutants, make sure to have your air filters changed regularly by a trusted heating and air conditioning technician. Depending on the type of filter that is being utilized in your home, filters may be changed as often as every three months. Warding off dust mites will help prevent further allergens from entering the home. A few options to keep these pests at bay, include: removing carpet or rugs in high trafficked areas, vacuum and clean furniture that is covered with upholstery, and dust tables and other furniture to get rid of any build-up accumulated throughout the week.
If you have additional questions about how to ensure your indoor air is at its cleanest, or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment to change your air filters, please call the Las Vegas heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality specialists at Yes! at (702) 545-6260 or visit www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.
A frustrating irritation for some homeowners is coming home and smelling something not-so-pleasant lingering around the house. After sniffing your way to the source, you find it’s the heater, which could indicate a more serious problem.
Unusual smells can be a cause for concern, and here at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we can help you identify the problem to create a happy, healthy home.
Below are a few reasons why you could be experiencing that lingering smell. Should you encounter any of these, contact your local heating and air conditioning experts.
Whatever the issue (or smell!), Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing is here to help. If there is an unusual smell in your home, give us a call at (702) 577-0072 or visit http://www.theyesmancan.com/.
Here at Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we are always looking to help you make the most educated and cost-effective decisions when it comes to your HVAC system. If you feel as though your system is not doing its job, then it may be time to check if your home's ductwork is to blame. If you find that your home has leaky, damaged or unusable ductwork, your next decision should be whether to clean, repair or replace your HVAC’s air ducts. Your local HVAC experts at Yes! are here to help you decipher which option would be best for your ductwork and your home. Here are some signs to help you recognize when it's time to consult your local air conditioning experts on whether to clean, repair or replace those ducts:
Deciding how to handle your HVAC ducts can be a tough decision, and Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing wants to help make it an easier one. If you have any more questions about your air ducts, or whether or not you're ready for an HVAC duct cleaning, repair or replacement, contact us at (702) 577-0072.or visit www.theyesmancan.com for more information.
Last month, we shared with you information about our upcoming holiday toy drive to benefit the USO Las Vegas. On Saturday, Dec. 13, Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing encouraged our employees to donate at least one unwrapped toy at our company’s annual holiday party. The donations were delivered to the USO Las Vegas just in time for the holidays, to be shared among the children of military families.
It was a great experience witnessing our team come together for a great cause at such a special time of year. It reinforced our commitment to supporting the USO Las Vegas and we look forward to working with the organization in the future.
For more information about events held by USO Las Vegas or to show your support with a donation, please visit www.uso.org.
See below for a photo of our team at our holiday party. For more information about Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, please visit www.theyesmancan.com and call (702) 577-0072 to schedule a service.
(Photo: Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing team members stand proudly with the toy donations before delivering them to the USO Las Vegas office. From left to right: Mike Resler, indoor comfort advisor; Lance Fernandez, General Manager; Fernando Garcia, residential plumbing specialist; Dennis Thompson, Plumbing General Manager)
It’s inevitable. At some point, most homeowners are going to need to call a heating and air conditioning company for maintenance, repairs and/or replacements.
Before getting any work done by an HVAC company, or any contractor for that matter, follow these 10 simple steps to ensure you’re bringing a trusted and qualified contractor into your home.
Taking a few extra steps to make sure you find a trusted HVAC contractor can save you time, money and put your mind at ease knowing you’re receiving the best service for your dollar! If you’re interested in hiring Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, please visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com and call (702) 545-6260.
At Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we want to spread the holiday cheer this year by hosting a holiday toy drive for USO Las Vegas, so children of military families get the opportunity to unwrap an extra special present. In order to help facilitate this, Yes! employees will be donating toys at the company’s annual holiday party.
“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 during the holiday season.”
In 2013, USO Las Vegas was named the 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.
For more information about Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing, please visit www.theyesmancan.com and call (702) 577-0072 to book a service.
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.