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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

Yes! Helps the Gribbin Family

Summer is here! As we transition to even warmer temperatures here in Las Vegas, it’s time to look for ways to keep cool without skyrocketing energy bills. To ensure you’ll be comfortable when the high temps hit, take a look at the below tips from Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating to prepare your home for the summer heat. 

  • Have your ducts checked – During a tune-up, a certified technician will check that your duct connections are intact and sealed so that energy is used to cool only the air inside your home, not your attic or garage.  Adequate airflow is a key factor in having a comfortable home this summer.
  • Change your filters regularly – Dirty filters make your system work harder, therefore using more energy to operate. Make sure your air vents are open and not blocked to ensure proper airflow throughout your home. Change AC filters at least four times a year to save energy and money, and keep your indoor environment cleaner!
  • Turn up your thermostat – If your house is empty most of the day, why have the air conditioner running?  Install a programmable thermostat that can keep the temperature a few degrees higher in the daytime, and then cool your home before you get there, helping you save energy.
  • Keep interior doors open – By keeping your doors open, even just an inch or two, you will help the air circulate so that an even temperature can be maintained throughout the home.
  • Maintain your system year-round – The best defense against air conditioner problems is to maintain your system year-round, especially right before the heavy heat of summer sets in.  This is the time of year when your air conditioning system works its hardest.  Regular tune-ups reduce your risk of experiencing common malfunctions and will help you stay cool when everyone else is sweating the heat.

If you’re interested in speaking with a HVAC professional about keeping your home cool this summer, visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com or call us at (702) 545-6260.

In recent years, Las Vegas hotels including those located on the famous “Las Vegas Strip”, have turned their attention and focused their efforts toward becoming more environmentally-conscious. Many have even received the prestigious LEED award (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for their energy efficiency and efforts to reduce energy usage from air conditioning and heating. 

Las Vegas hotels are doing their part to contribute to the sustainability of the planet, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing is proud that other businesses have taken “green” initiatives to improve the lives of our Las Vegas residents.

We’d like to highlight a few of these outstanding hotels which are “going green” in Las Vegas:

Palazzo Hotel
The Palazzo has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver award for their minimal use of energy. Green features include a state-of-the-art water-recycling project and special sensors installed to automatically adjust the temperature in each room to a comfortable level according to guest occupancy.  Rooms are equipped with master light switches making it easy for guests to remember to switch off the lights before leaving. 

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Another well-known Las Vegas destination, Encore at Wynn was built and designed with conservation in mind. The building is equipped with a management system that controls outside lighting to respond to nighttime hours, allows temperature controls in unoccupied spaces, and utilizes energy-efficient HVAC equipment such as motors, pumps and light fixtures. 

M Resort, Spa and Casino
M Resort’s commitment to environmental responsibility and energy conservation is evident in the construction of the resort. The orientation of the tower itself is energy-efficient by facing north and south, reducing the impact of direct sunlight from the east and west. M Resort also utilizes natural lighting via skylights to reduce the lighting requirements, and energy-efficient lighting fixtures.

Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing encourages all residents of Las Vegas to conserve and “go green” in an effort to save our precious resources and cut down on energy consumption. If you would like to talk to a service professional about ways to go green, give us a call at 702-545-6260 or visit us at http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.

May is Clean Air Month, dedicated to maintaining clean air in our homes and in our environment. The professionals at Yes! have a few expert tips on how to keep the air in your home clean, this month and in the future. 

  • Have a whole-house air cleaner installed in your home. These effective air cleaners are designed to minimize indoor air pollutants and potential allergens to help you and your family breathe cleaner air inside your home.
  • Protect your family’s health by installing an ultraviolet (UV) light in the air filtration system or ductwork. This will help to eliminate bacteria and viruses by breaking up the cellular structure of any microorganisms present in your HVAC system.
  • Clean your ducts! This is one of the most effective ways to maintain the quality of the air in your home. Make sure the ducts are insulated and properly sealed to prevent air from leaking and particles from getting inside. Sealed ductwork will also improve the operating efficiency of your system, too!​
  • Schedule a routine maintenance check of your HVAC system twice a year. This will help your system stay cleaner and moving clean air efficiently throughout your home.

Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help keep the air in your home cleaner and safer for you and your family. To schedule a visit from a Yes! professional, contact us at (702) 545-6260 or visit http://www.yesairconditioningandheating.com.

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