Why Does the NATE Certification Matter?

Posted on: December 29, 2017
NATE, North American Technician Excellence, is the largest non-profit organization for HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) technicians in the nation. Based in Arlington, Virginia, NATE was developed by the HVAC/R industry itself in 1997. Since then it has been the certification organization that the industry supports. Others Train … NATE Tests The certification tests given by NATE represent working, real-world understanding of HVAC/R systems. Topics that are relevant to educators, utilities, contractors, and manufacturers alike are included in NATE exams. These exams were developed by a nationwide panel of experts in the HVAC/R industry. They are precise, knowledge-based, multiple-choice examinations that verify[…]

Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces in Oregon

Posted on: October 5, 2017
There are many options to consider for heating your home. You may think the only choice you can afford is a traditional furnace. But heat pumps shouldn’t be counted out. If you need a furnace installed in Eugene OR while building a new home, or if you need a furnace replaced from normal wear and tear, consider the differences in heat pumps vs. furnaces before you purchase. Furnaces Furnaces run on either gas or oil and are popular in places that have harsher winters. The unit warms your home by having a pilot light heat the forced gas that is pushed[…]

When to Call a Professional for Your Furnace Issues in Springfield

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Many homeowners like to try to tackle home repair problems on their own. While this is usually okay for some small issues, there are some cases when it is best to call in a professional, especially when it comes to your heater. Your furnace is one of the most complex and expensive systems in your home. It’s important to take proper care of it! In addition, it deals with certain ignition gases and components that can be dangerous if you are not a professional. If you notice any of the following issues with your furnace, call us immediately for quality[…]

Troubleshooting Your Gas Furnace in Oregon

Posted on: September 12, 2017
If you’re experiencing issues with your gas furnace, there are several things you can try yourself to troubleshoot the problem before calling an AC repairman in Oregon Below is a list of the four most common ways to troubleshoot your unit if it isn’t working properly. 1. Clean the Filters – If your gas furnace isn’t providing much heat, it may be due to a dirty or clogged air filter. Be sure to change your filters on schedule to reduce unnecessary strain on your unit! 2. Check the Thermostat – If your gas furnace is producing no heat, check the[…]

Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Posted on: August 15, 2017
If you are facing a major AC repair, you may be wondering if a new AC unit might be a better option. As AC repairs start to add up, you might find yourself at this crossroad. Yeah, a repair will be cheaper, but if these start to add up, you’ll save a lot of money down the road by purchasing a new air conditioner now. Jco Heating & Air Conditioning has your solution! We have the best Cottage Grove cooling services and we can ensure you’re living comfortably. Here are some points to think about: How old is your AC?[…]

Achieving AC Efficiency

Posted on: July 19, 2017
When it comes to air conditioner efficiency, many homeowners notice that models boasting higher efficiency also come with higher price tags. However, an energy efficient air conditioner can be an invaluable investment in your home. In order to decide if it is a good time to upgrade, it is important to consider a few variables about your current air conditioning system: The type of HVAC unit you have. If you use in-window or room unit air conditioners, you are wasting money every month. A central air system is much more efficient and costs less to run every month. In addition,[…]

Why Do AC Units Freeze Up?

Posted on: June 2, 2017
We’ve dealt with a lot of HVAC situations here at Jco Heating & Air Conditioning.  Unfortunately, one of the most common concerns (and one that can be especially frustrating) that people in Oregon ask about is, “Why do AC units freeze up? The simple answer is, there are many reasons why this happens. An HVAC unit needs proper airflow to keep the cold coil warm. Warm air is needed for the coil to stay cold, keeping the temperature above freezing. Without a steady supply of warm air, coils will freeze before condensed water can be drained away. Since closed air registers[…]

What to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Heat Pump

Posted on: May 21, 2017
With over a decade of successful business operations to its credit, Jco Heating and Air Conditioning has earned a reputation for quality customer service and unmatched industry knowledge over the years. Emphasizing a broad spectrum of technical capabilities and a wide range of HVAC equipment, Jco excels in everything from heat pump repairs to new air conditioning installations. No two households are exactly alike in terms of their cooling or heating needs, nor in their daily/seasonal usage. You may rest assured that Jco technicians are skilled in the art of assessing heat pump systems for wear and damage, regardless of[…]

Refrigerant – An Important Component for your AC Unit

Posted on: May 20, 2017
Air conditioning units are valuable pieces of equipment come summertime. We depend on them every day to stay cool and comfortable. When temperatures are on the rise in Eugene, these units can keep your home at a pleasant temperature. Aside from the common uses of air conditioners, are you aware of the important components necessary to keep these machines functioning properly? One of them is refrigerant, a colorless gas which serves to cool the warm air in your AC unit. Keeping the proper refrigerant for your system is very important to having it run efficiently. Furthermore, it’s also important to keep[…]

With Rising Prices of R-22 Heat Pumps, Repairs Will Be Very Expensive

Posted on: April 15, 2017
Heat pump systems are very important for the comfort of your home. They keep us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. What if these amazing machines break down? Repairs for these systems aren’t typically too expensive, but with the rising prices of these heat pumps, those repair costs will also increase. R-22 heat pumps are very popular, therefore driving the price higher and higher. Unfortunately, that means repairs and maintenance for these heat pumps won’t be too pleasant. A heat pump is a very important asset to central air conditioners. They pump the air out when it’s[…]