It’s Air Conditioning Time In Las Vegas

It is air-conditioning season time. Ready or not, it’s here! People often ask what is the optimal temperature to set an AC unit here in the Las Vegas desert. That’s a great question! According to Consumer Reports, the Energy Star efficiency temperature standard is 78°. We also recommend to start with 78° and then you decide what is comfortable for you and your family. As we know, personal comfort is subjective and there is not a perfect one-temp-for-all. Try out a warm day at 78° and see how that feels for you and your family. Then you may increase or decrease the temperature by 1° at a time for a period of time to determine your optimal temperature and comfort level. Ceiling fans are great to circulate the air in a room and to spread the cooler air around. Many families find they can set the temperature up to 5° when using fans, which can be a great energy savings. But when you are not home it is best to turn the fans off, as they don’t provide an energy benefit, just higher energy bills. Don’t forget that keeping your air conditioning units properly and regularly serviced is the best way to save energy. Regular maintenance ensures that your units are ready to handle the heat and help to avoid possible breakdowns. Replacing filters at least quarterly, and monthly during the long hot summer, keeps your unit(s) running efficiently as well. Call JMAC Plumbing & Air today to schedule a comprehensive A/C unit(s) inspection and routine maintenance. Your family’s comfort is important to...

It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

Spring is the season of fresh starts! Some parts of the country are still looking for signs that Spring is actually coming, as old Punxsutawney Phil predicted. Here in the desert we have been seeing the blooms on trees and plants for quite awhile already and if you are like most, the seasonal allergies have confirmed it for you. Spring is a great time to be sure that you not only change out your air filters, but also do a little extra cleaning of the vents. You can vacuum the vent openings to help rid the air of extra dust and debris. Clean vents and filters allow cleaner air to flow into your rooms once it’s time to start up the air conditioner. Spring is also a great time to schedule a preventative maintenance on your air conditioning units. After the long winter months of using your central heating, the coils and area around your units get dirty and need to be cleaned as well. Regular maintenance ensures that your units will be running optimally during the long summer months, and lessens the chance of any unit breakdowns. Breakdowns can displace you and your family here in the desert, and can be very expensive. Prevention is key to ensuring your family’s comfort all summer long! If your unit is close to 20 years old or older, you may want to talk to one of our pros about the benefits of a new, more energy-efficient unit. In the long run replacing an old unit before it completely breaks down can save you money and inconvenience. Spring is the best time...