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Your plumbing and HVAC equipment work 24/7 to keep your home clean, safe and comfortable. With all of this usage, it’s important to stay one step ahead and know the do’s and don’ts of your heating, cooling and plumbing systems. 

Covering everything from tips and tricks to industry news, our blog is just another way you can enhance your comfort, prolong the life of your equipment and reduce your energy bills.

Explore our latest features below and be sure to check back regularly for updates!

3 Reasons To Keep Vents Open in Your Unused Rooms

Some homeowners may try to reduce their heating and cooling costs by closing the vents in the unused rooms of their house. Unfortunately, this practice can have the opposite effect of actually…... Read Article

3 Benefits of Performing AC Preventative Maintenance in the SpringPhoto

Now that the seasons have finally changed, there’s probably no shortage of spring cleaning and home improvement projects on your list. Hopefully, preventative maintenance for your AC unit is part of it.…... Read Article

Why is AC Preventative Maintenance Important?

Now that the weather is FINALLY warming up, you should seize this opportunity to make sure that your air conditioner (AC) is ready to roll once hotter days arrive. That means it…... Read Article

4 Common AC Noises and Their Meanings

A modern air conditioner (AC) should operate quietly while creating a healthier, more comfortable living environment. If your AC suddenly starts causing a disturbance, it often indicates a serious problem that requires…... Read Article

3 Surprising Causes of Poor Furnace Airflow

When your furnace kicks on, you expect comforting heat and warmth to reach every room in your home. Therefore, if some areas feel colder than others, it can be both frustrating and…... Read Article

5 Qualities Every Excellent Plumber Should Have

Whether you have a leaky faucet, slow drains, or it’s time to replace your water heater, it’s important to find a plumber fit for the task. If you haven’t found one you…... Read Article

A Brief Guide to Indoor Air Quality Problems in Winter

Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. And with windows closed and the furnace running, this number is often even higher during the winter months. Below, learn about…... Read Article

6 Possible Reasons Why Your Furnace Smells Funny Like It’s Burning

During the first few furnace heating cycles each fall, many homeowners notice a burning smell wafting through the house. This and other unpleasant aromas are attributed to different sources within…... Read Article

3 Ways to Prevent a Furnace Breakdown in Winter

With the days becoming shorter and the weather getting colder, it’s the perfect time to prepare your furnace for the upcoming winter. Taking some simple, preventative measures will reduce the risk of…... Read Article

3 HVAC Solutions for Basements

While remodeling an unfinished basement, you might wonder about the proper heating and cooling options for this newly finished area. Basements can be tricky to keep warm in the winter…... Read Article

3 Tips to Heat Your House Efficiently

With winter approaching, many people are preparing to switch on their heating as the air gets cooler. Before that happens, however, it’s worth considering if your furnace can operate with as little wasted energy…... Read Article

What Is a Mini-Split and How Does It Work?

If your home currently has a conventional heating and cooling system that utilizes ductwork, you may be interested in learning about other, more technologically advanced options. Among the alternatives is…... Read Article

How to Prep Your Furnace for Winter

With the warmth of summer rapidly drawing to a close, the day will soon arrive when it’s time to switch on the heat to keep your house warm and comfortable.…... Read Article

3 Benefits of Smart Thermostats

From appliances to televisions to cars and more, it seems like just about everything has the capability to connect to Wifi. Although these capabilities have varying degrees of usefulness, one…... Read Article

3 Ways to Boost Indoor Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality is an important key to maintaining your family’s health. Did you know that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air?  Gasses and odors produced…... Read Article

3 End-of-Summer AC Maintenance Tips to Keep in Mind

As summer draws to a close, most homeowners tend to focus on the condition of their heating systems as they prepare for winter weather. However, there’s some end-of-the-season maintenance your…... Read Article

3 Signs There’s Something Wrong With Your AC Unit

Your air conditioner reliably provides cool, filtered air throughout your entire home. However, like your furnace, its various parts wear out over time, eventually leading to a breakdown. And, you…... Read Article

Furnace Vs. Heat Pump: What’s Right For You?

With fall and winter right around the corner, HVAC contractors are fielding calls from homeowners and businesses interested in upgrading their heating systems. When it comes to heating your home,…... Read Article

5 Ways to Avoid HVAC Breakdowns

HVAC systems keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If your system breaks down, it could lead to uncomfortable and even unsafe living conditions. While…... Read Article

What Are the Benefits of Ductless Mini-Splits?

Ductless mini-splits are popular appliances since they can efficiently provide cooling or heating in a variety of spaces. Since they’re relatively easy to install and maintain, they’re a common choice for…... Read Article

4 Solutions for Uneven Cooling

Running the air conditioner during warm months improves the comfort of your home. However, uneven cooling can affect the consistency of the temperature from one room to another. Rather than continuing to…... Read Article

How Does Humidity Affect Indoor Air Comfort?

When it comes to indoor air, one often-overlooked aspect is humidity. While many people understand the importance of comfortable temperatures and air quality, achieving optimal humidity levels is more of a…... Read Article

How Air Conditioners Can Improve Your Health

It is so refreshing to come home on a hot, humid day and relax in the cool comfort of your air conditioner. Not only is the cool air comforting, your air…... Read Article

3 Heating and Cooling Options to Save Energy

Homeowners are increasingly seeking ways to make environmentally friendly choices in their day-to-day lives. One important way to reduce your energy consumption is to choose an eco-friendly heating and cooling system. Not…... Read Article

Do’s and Don’ts When Replacing Your HVAC System

Some heating and cooling systems fail because they are damaged or have reached the end of their serviceable life. In either case, this can be an opportunity to invest in…... Read Article

Why Are Older Homes Hard to Evenly Heat?

Many people are attracted to the character and charm of an older home. However, these beautiful homes can have their quirks, including uneven heating, especially throughout the house’s upper floors.…... Read Article

4 HVAC Tips to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Since most people stay inside their home more during the winter, good indoor air quality is important. Fortunately, your heating system helps you achieve this. It contains a built-in air…... Read Article

3 Common Heating System Blunders to Avoid

Although you may have already scheduled furnace maintenance to prepare for winter, how you use the system after maintenance has been performed also matters. From the thermostat to the air filter, common…... Read Article

3 Ways You Can Save Money With Regular Furnace Maintenance

With fall in full swing, you’re probably getting a lot of use out of your furnace. Proper maintenance ensures safe and efficient performance. It can also save you money on home…... Read Article

4 Myths About Heats Pumps You Should Know

There are many different types of residential heating and cooling systems. However, heat pumps have become increasingly popular because of their versatility and energy efficiency. Instead of generating heat from the electricity…... Read Article

How & Why to Winterize Your AC Unit

Many homeowners don’t think about their air conditioner until it’s in use and not performing as expected. However, putting effort into winterizing your unit can ensure a more comfortable and affordable summer…... Read Article

4 Different Types of Heating Systems

When it comes to home comfort, heating and cooling systems play a big part. A well-designed installation will mesh with the home’s aesthetics and design, while a poorly integrated unit can raise…... Read Article

3 Steps to Take to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

Fall is fully underway, and winter will quickly follow. During the colder months of the year, your furnace plays a crucial role in ensuring your home remains comfortable and warm.…... Read Article

3 HVAC Tips to Stay Healthy in Cold & Flu Season

During cold and flu season, most Americans spend more time indoors as the temperatures drop. When their heating and cooling systems aren’t properly maintained, they can circulate germs and worsen symptoms. Here’s…... Read Article

4 FAQs About Ductless Heating & Cooling

With warm weather still lingering, having a reliable air conditioner remains a daily priority. If your central air system is reaching the end of its life, you could replace it…... Read Article

3 Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance in the Fall

Of all the seasons in the year, there are few moments as perfect as those early fall days. Because of the temperate weather, you might not think much about the…... Read Article

4 Myths About Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Ductless mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that can keep indoor areas comfortable while lowering utility bills. However, misconceptions about these units occasionally deter homeowners from installing them, often opting for…... Read Article

HVAC Upgrades That Add Value to Your Home

Home equity is the difference between how much you owe on your mortgage and the property’s market value. Certain renovations boost equity by increasing the latter, especially heating and cooling upgrades. Here…... Read Article

5 Reasons Your AC Will Blow Warm Air

Temperatures can regularly climb into the 90s in the middle of the summer in Ohio. Many people try to escape this heat by spending time in their air-conditioned homes. However,…... Read Article

3 Ways to Maximize a Ductless HVAC System With an Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans are popular in homes and commercial spaces alike. While these layouts offer many benefits, they present some unique challenges for your heating and cooling system. When set…... Read Article

We’ve Aimed Higher & Hit Our Mark With a New Brand & Website!

New Look, Same Elite Service After years of working under our old brand, we took the plunge and embraced a whole new look. And boy, are we glad we did…... Read Article

What’s the Difference Between Single-Zone & Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Splits?

The right AC unit can make all the difference in your family’s comfort. While many households use systems that rely on extensive ductwork, single and multi-zone ductless mini-splits have become an increasingly…... Read Article

Why AC Units Overwork in the Summer

Air conditioners keep indoor spaces cool and comfortable throughout the warm months. However, using the system more frequently can make it vulnerable to repair issues or breakdowns. Fortunately, knowing how to…... Read Article

3 Ways Ductless Mini-Splits Save You Money

If you’re choosing heating and cooling equipment for your home, the two main options are a central air or a ductless mini-split system. While some like the seamless look of central models,…... Read Article

How to Save Energy While on Vacation

As summer draws closer, many are preparing to leave town for a well-deserved break. Besides being a time for relaxation, your vacation can also be an opportunity to save energy…... Read Article

3 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Heating & Cooling Equipment

Spring is when most homeowners turn off their furnace for the season and switch on the air conditioner. However, it’s not always as simple as just flipping the thermostat. A…... Read Article

What’s Affecting Your Home’s Air Quality?

People tend to equate air pollution with factory fumes and car exhaust. However, various contaminants affect air quality, and many are found indoors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pollutant levels…... Read Article

3 HVAC Myths, Busted

Many people rely on HVAC systems to ensure their homes are comfortable year-round. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t understand how this appliance works, leading to some operation confusion. To maintain your…... Read Article

4 Signs a Furnace Is Failing

You rely on a furnace to get you through Ohio’s long winters. However, like any machine, this one will break down over time. To avoid experiencing a cold day with no heat,…... Read Article

How the Winter Affects Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality tends to diminish during the winter months. With the house sealed up against the weather, fresh air has trouble getting inside and contaminants remain trapped. Fortunately, from keeping…... Read Article

3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Ductless HVAC System

If you’re looking to save money or improve your home comfort, upgrading your existing heating and cooling system to a ductless version is one excellent solution. Ductless systems consist of discreet wall…... Read Article

Who Should Consider a Multi-Zone HVAC System?

Every family member has their own comfort level, but your current HVAC system may not have enough controls to please everyone. Luckily, a multi-zone HVAC allows you to customize the…... Read Article

Why Eco-Friendly Homeowners Should Get Split-System HVACs

Every day, more homeowners switch to split-system HVAC setups, also known as ductless mini-splits. These systems are particularly popular with people who care about the environment. Learn more about their unique…... Read Article

5 Furnace Noises & How to Interpret Them

Furnaces are complex devices that always produce some sounds, though certain noises may be causes for concern. Although most of these issues will require a professional’s help, you should know what…... Read Article

How Ductless HVAC Systems Improve Indoor Air Quality

Many people believe their HVAC system is only responsible for heating and cooling, but it also removes contaminants from the air. Unlike traditional, ducted systems, ductless mini-splits are more efficient at improving…... Read Article

Top 4 Fall Furnace Maintenance Tasks

Fall is a favorite time of year for many of us.  The cooler weather brings a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of summer.  Trees provide us a spectacular…... Read Article

4 Consequences of Not Changing the Air Filter

Furnaces and AC units have filters designed to catch dust and other solids that pass through the ventilation system. Most homeowners know they should check these filters regularly and change them whenever…... Read Article

3 Ways to Heat & Cool Old Houses

While older homes were designed to be heated by fires and cooled with open windows, HVAC systems are far more practical options today. Retrofitting an old house with modern heating and…... Read Article

Why Fall Is the Best Time to Replace a Furnace

You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable and warm during cold winters, which is why you must ensure it’s running smoothly before you need it. If this appliance isn’t as…... Read Article

Is It Worth It to Upgrade to a High-Efficiency HVAC Unit?

If you have an older heating and cooling system and feel like it’s time for an upgrade, have an HVAC contractor install a high-efficiency unit. This is a significant investment, but it’ll…... Read Article

3 Ways to Keep an HVAC System in Quality Condition

When you invest in a new HVAC system for your home or business, you want that equipment to last as long as possible. With a few simple steps each season,…... Read Article

What’s the Difference Between Traditional & Ductless Air Conditioning?

When the weather heats up, you and your family rely on an air conditioner to keep comfortable at home. With summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to assess your AC…... Read Article

How to Tell if You Should Repair or Replace a Heating & Cooling System

If you’ve had your HVAC system for a while, you might be unsure about whether it’s worth repairing. You don’t want to get stuck in a loop of fixing problem…... Read Article

3 Signs Your HVAC System Isn’t Sized Correctly for Your Home

Have you ever noticed uneven temperatures or extra humidity in your home? These problems are often due to the AC system; it may not be the right size or type for your…... Read Article

Everything You Need to Know About the Armstrong Air® Pro Series™ Systems

HVAC contractors often recommend Armstrong Air® products for their emphasis on heating, cooling, and efficiency. Their Pro Series™ products use advanced technology to provide these amenities along with increased customization options,…... Read Article

3 Common Myths About Ductless Mini-Splits

As ductless mini-split systems become increasingly more popular, the misconceptions surrounding them spread. While some of the most common myths contain a kernel of truth, many have deviated so far from reality that…... Read Article

3 Benefits of Zoned HVAC Systems

Installing a new HVAC system is one of the most significant investments you can make in your home, so ensure you get the right kind of heating and cooling equipment. The system…... Read Article

Use a 3-Pronged HVAC Attack to Help Protect Against Viruses (Part 1 of 4)

Can your furnace’s filter system help protect you from airborne virus spread?  The short answer is … Yes! … but NOT ALL filter systems can make this claim. You may…... Read Article

4 Advantages of Ductless Heating & Cooling Systems

Ductless heating and cooling systems, also known as mini-splits, are popular choices for old houses or those with limited space for ductwork. They operate by transferring heat via refrigeration lines to an outdoor…... Read Article

3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Heating & Cooling System

With warmer weather on the horizon, it may be time to consider replacing your current heating and cooling system to ensure safety and comfort in the seasons to come. If you’re in…... Read Article

The Do’s & Don’ts of Winterizing Your Heating System

As the temperature drops, families begin to rely more and more on their heating systems to stay comfortable. If it’s well-maintained, your furnace should turn on and work perfectly fine. However, you…... Read Article

Is a Ductless HVAC System Appropriate for an Older Home?

If you live in an older house, upgrading your current heating and air conditioning can seem complicated. This is because many old homes lack the proper ductwork. As a result,…... Read Article

5 Benefits of a Ductless Heating & Air System

When you’re talking about heating and air conditioning systems, one of the most pressing questions to consider is whether you should go ductless. While many people have heard wonderful reviews for…... Read Article

3 Facts You Ought to Know About Your Heating & Air Conditioning System

As a homeowner, you probably only think about your heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system after noticing how uncomfortable your home is. Since your HVAC system consumes approximately half of your annual energy costs,…... Read Article

RESULTS: 2019 FREE Senior Furnace Safety Inspection

For the seventh consecutive year, our HVAC techs drove all over Knox county to perform FREE … as in, ABSOLUTELY FREE  … Furnace Safety Inspections for financially struggling seniors in…... Read Article

What You Should Do Before Turning on Your Furnace

As the colder temperatures set in, you may be wondering when you should turn on your furnace. After months of being unused, there is a specific protocol you should follow to ensure…... Read Article

3 HVAC Tips for Combating Fall Allergies

Fall is undoubtedly a beautiful season. In the midst of all the colorful leaves and apple cider, however, this time of year can also be a season full of allergies. These…... Read Article

AIR CONDITIONER TIPS – #3: Your AC Needs to breathe! (The Sequel)

In the previous post in this series, we discussed keeping your outside AC condenser free from anything that would obstruct air flow to the coils … things like weeds and…... Read Article

How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

Ductless air-conditioning systems, which are also commonly referred to as mini-split systems, offer many benefits, including their small size, increased energy efficiency, and targeted climate control. But how do they work?…... Read Article

5 Signs You Need AC Repair

Summer is here, and having a reliable AC unit is necessary for staying comfortable. The last thing you want is to have to call for emergency HVAC services in the middle of…... Read Article

What’s the Difference Between Standard & Ductless HVAC?

During the coming warmer months, you’ll get plenty of use out of your home’s cooling system. But did you know you could lower energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint…... Read Article

3 Tips to Keep Your AC System Running All Summer Long

The temperature is heating up, and that means your air conditioning system will be working harder to keep the house cool. While the systems are normally effective at creating a comfortable…... Read Article

Helping Local Businesses Grow

When a growing, local, car and truck dealership needed to expand their service area, they solicited the help of local contractors to construct the new service bays.  Jon’s Plumbing and…... Read Article

What to Consider Before Air Conditioning Installation

With summer fast approaching, families will soon be relying on air conditioning to keep themselves comfortable. For those who don’t currently have AC systems, or who need to replace an…... Read Article

Career Day 2019 At Columbia Elementary

Recently, Jon Sells, our president and founder, spoke to elementary students at Columbia School for a career day. He enjoyed a great time with the students who were polite, attentive…... Read Article

AIR CONDITIONER TIPS – #2: Your AC needs to breathe!

The outside component of your air conditioning system is called a condenser.  It releases the heat removed from your home into the outside air.  To do that, its powerful fan…... Read Article

Should You Repair or Replace Your HVAC System?

Throughout the year, you rely on your heating and cooling system to keep your family happy and comfortable. Therefore, when it’s no longer working like it used to, calling for HVAC…... Read Article

Questions to Ask an HVAC Services Supplier

The state of an HVAC system impacts many other aspects of a home, from the comfort of the residents to the cost of utility bills. Because of these important functions,…... Read Article

3 Reasons You Should Call an HVAC Company

HVAC systems can last up to 20 years if well maintained, but some repairs and services are inevitable throughout their life span. While you might consider trying to fix any…... Read Article

Summer IS coming! Look … flowers!

Summer IS coming … FINALLY! Our first blooms appeared in the flowerbeds at the office today! Yay! We are soooo ready for warmer weather … aren’t you? Now, this also…... Read Article

Give and Receive! You can EARN CASH REWARDS by simply referring your family and friends to Jon’s!

Give and receive! Did you know that you can EARN a REWARD by simply giving a SINCERE REFERRAL to your family and friends?  Not only that, but your family and friends will receive the SAME…... Read Article

Jon’s Comfort Club

Are you a part of The Club? Members of Jon’s Comfort Club enjoy many benefits beyond those things they’ve naturally come to expect from Jon’s such as experienced, trained, professional technicians, guaranteed…... Read Article

COLD WEATHER ADVISORY – Brutally cold weather preparations you need to make!

Unless you’ve been hibernating … you know that the next two days are going to be brutally cold. So, we just wanted to give you a few tips that might…... Read Article

How to Select the Best Heating & Air Conditioning System for Your Home

With the abundance of options for HVAC systems, making a final decision can get a bit overwhelming. Various aspects, such as the size of your house and your lifestyle, all…... Read Article

3 Times to Reach Out To a Plumbing Specialist

After moving in, many first-time homeowners are tempted to handle their own plumbing repairs to cut down on expenses. Taking the DIY approach to caring for the system could cost more in…... Read Article

Is it Time to Replace Your HVAC System?

While periodic repairs for your HVAC system are expected, there’s a point where you should consider other options. Depending on a number of different factors, having your system replaced by…... Read Article

3 HVAC Maintenance Tips for the Fall

As fall descends and cooler temperatures set in, there are some HVAC maintenance steps everyone should take to ensure their systems stay safe and functional for the months ahead. If you’re new…... Read Article

HVAC Service on How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Whether you live in a bustling city or small town, the indoor air quality in your home still needs to be monitored. Pollutants and allergens can disrupt your HVAC system…... Read Article

4 Signs of a Plumbing Leak

When it comes to plumbing, it’s out of sight and out of mind for most people. But when something goes awry, it’s important not to ignore it. Plumbing issues can quickly…... Read Article

5 Qualities Every Excellent Plumber Should Have

Whether you have a leaky faucet that needs to be fixed or it’s time to upgrade your water heater, it’s important to find a plumber fit for the task. If you haven’t…... Read Article

3 Key Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Before Summer

Temperatures are warming up quickly, which means summer is well on its way. Along with backyard barbecues and picnics, however, comes brutal, uncomfortable heat. Without a functioning AC, the season would…... Read Article