3 Important Tips for Energy Efficiency

Posted on: April 19, 2019
Many people these days are looking for ways to save money, and one of the most effective methods of doing that is by conserving expensive energy. If you follow these suggestions, you’ll keep some extra money in your pocket and feel better about your relationship with the planet. You’d be surprised at how the appliances you use and your daily habits contribute to the consumption of energy. Here are three simple tips to save money and energy in your home. 1. Purchase Light Bulbs That Are More Efficient Traditional incandescent light bulbs are the most common option, but they consume[…]

Signs Your Heater Needs Furnace Repairs

Posted on: April 9, 2019
Furnaces can seem to break with little warning. However, there are many potential warning signs if you know what to look for. You should hire a professional from to repair your equipment in Springfield if it experiences any of the following signs. 1. It Won’t Turn Off or On A furnace that won’t turn on at all is obviously experiencing some problems. If your system won’t turn off, then you should also seek assistance from a heating contractor. 2. It’s Making Strange Sounds and/or Odors Heating systems are generally supposed to be seen and not heard. Therefore, a noisy unit[…]

Do You Qualify for the SUB Ductless Heat Pump Program?

Posted on: March 25, 2019
SUB Ductless Heat Pump Program Ductless heat pumps can decrease your heating costs since they operate more efficiently than other units. Updating your home’s heating system is a big decision. To make the choice especially appealing and to encourage more people to upgrade to an energy efficient operation, some homeowners are eligible for the Springfield Utility Board, or SUB, Ductless Heat Pump Program. If you’re considering installation, contact us at Jco Heating A/C Electrical! Get a 0% interest loan or $500 rebate to help pay for the purchase of an energy-efficient heat pump. SUB Financing Options If you need a[…]

Switch to Ductless and Benefit with EPUD

Posted on: March 18, 2019
Incentives for Ductless Systems You have an opportunity right now to reduce the cost of installing ductless heat or air conditioning. Incentives from the Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) are still available to homeowners who make this energy-saving upgrade. Current EPUD Rebates and Financing Support $2,000 cash rebate to homes with working electric furnaces $1,000 cash rebate to homes without working electric furnaces $500 cash rebate to new construction that installs ductless $100 cash rebate to upgrade existing ductless heat pump Zero percent financing for eligible customers up to $10,000 from Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union We are making some[…]

EWEB Ductless Rebates

Posted on: March 11, 2019
Ductless Heating and Cooling Rebates The Eugene Water and Electric Board encourages its customers to consider the energy-saving benefits provided by ductless heating or cooling units. To reduce your costs for this upgrade, the utility has offered generous rebates. Do you have a wood, natural gas or oil-burning heating system and need an upgrade? EWEB is now offering rebates to their customers who convert to an energy-efficient ductless or ducted heat pump. 1) Earn a $500 rebate when you upgrade to a ducted heat pump 2) Earn a $850 rebate when you upgrade to a ductless heat pump. When you[…]

Lane Electric Ductless Heat Pump Program

Posted on: March 5, 2019
Upgrade to a Ductless Heat Pump When you are considering an upgrade to the heating or cooling system for your Springfield, OR, home, look into the benefits of a ductless heat pump. Jco Heating A/C Electrical, in cooperation with Lane Electric, is offering incentives on ductless heat pumps, new air source heat pumps, and energy efficient models. Learn the benefits of a ductless heat pump and consider getting one installed today. What is a Ductless Heat Pump? A ductless heat pump is a heating and cooling device that is wall-mounted and used in combination with an outside compressor. The heating[…]

Can You Save Money By Closing Vents in Unused Rooms?

Posted on: February 21, 2019
Here in the Pacific Northwest, winter heating costs can add up quickly. Many people try to close vents in their heating system in unused rooms, hoping it will save them money. Actually, this practice will not save money and can lead to expensive repairs if one closes too many vents. The same is true if you have a ducted air conditioning system. Why Closing Vents to Unused Rooms Does Not Save Money HVAC systems work using optimal air pressure. Closing off some air ducts creates a higher than normal air pressure throughout your HVAC system. This causes the system to[…]

The Evolution of Furnaces

Posted on: February 11, 2019
Humans have developed a way to survive in all sorts of temperatures. Whether in Antarctica or the Sahara Desert, human beings find ways to not only survive but also to thrive. In today’s time, we have the ability to control our indoor temperature throughout the year. If the weather is cold, then we can crank up the heat, but that hasn’t always been the case. Here’s an overview of the evolution of the furnace. The Original Furnace The first known use of furnaces dates back to the time of the ancient Roman Empire. Their process of central heating was to[…]

Exploring Your Heating System Options

Posted on: January 25, 2019
It used to be that when you talked about heating system options, you were comparing different models of furnaces. There might be some variations in heat output, efficiency or fuel source, but the basic idea behind them was the same. Today, as technology improves, there are more heating system options coming onto the market from traditional furnaces to heat pumps. What Is a Furnace? The furnace is the heating system that’s probably most familiar to homeowners. The basic concept has been around since the days of the wood-burning stove. Some sort of fuel is injected into a burner where it[…]

Breathing Easy in the Winter

Posted on: January 5, 2019
Most homes see a decrease in air quality during the winter months. In some regions, the colder temperatures tend to keep pollutants trapped in the lower atmosphere, leading to more pollutants in your house. You also tend to spend more time indoors, which means less air exchange as people go in and out of the residence. Warm and Cozy Can Mean Poor Air Quality Everyone wants to save money on heating bills. One way to do this is by making sure that your home is well-sealed in the winter. Doors and windows are kept shut. Any cracks are filled, and[…]