When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Beaverton homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, L & J Heating & Cooling has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Oregon company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 971-266-6063 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Oregon home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in Beaverton are notorious for having ductwork problems, and L & J Heating & Cooling has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 971-266-6063. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. Request air duct service online today.
Running a successful company means taking care of all the details including managing heating and cooling systems. Let our professionals at L & J Heating & Cooling offer our years of expertise in these areas so you can focus on your business’s core mission. We have experience in selecting the right commercial heating and cooling systems for different businesses as well as scaling those solutions to manage climate control for each nook and cranny of your commercial operation.
Commercial heating equipment is much different than residential systems. Often, the scale must be larger, and the ventilation and duct system are complicated. Keeping the heat even, consistent, and efficient are additional challenges. Turn to our trained experts for professional help with commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps. We would be happy to sit down with your management and suggest the solution perfectly scaled to your Beaverton commercial needs. Call L & J Heating & Cooling at 971-266-6063 today.
Cooling down a commercial building in the heat of the summer can be a mammoth task. Not only do you need to install commercial-size air conditioners, but you may also require cooling towers and chillers to help the effort. Be sure you work with our qualified commercial cooling experts to select, install, repair, and maintain your commercial cooling system. Our team has years of expertise to help you find the commercial cooling system fit for your Oregon business.
Regular maintenance is key to a reliable commercial heating and cooling system. Warm, consistent heat in the winter and an air conditioned climate in the summer are nonnegotiable for a successful, productive business. Talk to us about a maintenance agreement plan today. Our team will take care of cleaning, inspection, and preventive maintenance so you can concentrate on your core business. Request commercial service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Beaverton who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at L & J Heating & Cooling we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Oregon home, call our team at 971-266-6063. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Oregon is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Beaverton homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, L & J Heating & Cooling services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 971-266-6063 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
It’s been said the two things humans never get tired of watching are falling water and flickering flames. However, the hassle and struggle of a traditional wood-burning fireplace can be drawbacks to this timeless enjoyment in life. Enter the modern solution: residential gas fireplaces.
A gas fireplace offers cozy heat and warm flames without the mess of chimney sweeping and the chore of splitting and carrying wood into your Oregon home. Instead, you just flip a switch.
Some newer models even allow you to adjust how high the flames go and how hot your gas fire can get. And if you are worried about how realistic a gas fireplace looks, many models are now specifically designed to look like a traditional wood-burning fire.
On a more practical note, gas fireplaces are also much easier to set up in your Beaverton home than a traditional wood burning heath and niche. They simply require a small chimney, good ventilation, and the desired unit. However, while you may find gas fireplace sets that seem to be easy to set up on your own, the actual installation should be left to our professionals.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Oregon, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Beaverton homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? L & J Heating & Cooling can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 971-266-6063 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
It was not that long ago the only things in your home you could control remotely were the garage door and the TV. Times have changed dramatically, and it seems we can remotely control every device we own from our car to our refrigerator and our air conditioning unit.
Control of these systems is more than just convenience and cool factor. Turning off energy-consuming appliances when not in use can save you a lot of money and reduce wear and tear on the equipment.
Oregon is seeing an explosion in home automation devices and L & J Heating & Cooling has responded by hiring the Beaverton area’s best and most experienced professionals in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) home automation. Our professional team has been connecting heating and air systems to smartphone apps for years, reducing energy bills and giving homeowners control over their houses like never before.
It is time for you to get the control over your home that others are already experiencing. Call us at 971-266-6063 and we can perform a full survey of your home's systems and bring home automation to you. Request home automation service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at L & J Heating & Cooling can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Oregon home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your Beaverton home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at L & J Heating & Cooling will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your Beaverton home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Oregon and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Contact L & J Heating & Cooling at 971-266-6063 to get more details about HVAC maintenance services. We’d be happy to schedule a time to come out to your home. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Technology continues to advance on all fronts today, especially in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. One of the more exciting new developments is zone control systems . These systems tie into your overall HVAC system; however, they provide you with superior temperature control in different zones of your Oregon home.
Here’s how they work. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, which can be programmed by day and time. As one zone “calls” your central system, automatic dampers open and close to direct the heating or cooling to that particular zone. If a second zone puts in a request, dampers adjust accordingly. Your HVAC system will continue to run until all zones reach their desired temperatures.
Our L & J Heating & Cooling team can work with you to see if your current HVAC system can work with a zone control system. In most cases, controlling temperature by zones of your home will reduce the amount of energy you consume and lower your monthly utility bills.
Gone are the days of trying to determine the optimum temperature for your entire home or trying to manually close and open vents in the middle of your daily duties. Zone control systems take the worry out of managing your Beaverton home’s comfort levels and energy consumption.
Contact L & J Heating & Cooling at 971-266-6063 with any questions about zone control systems. Our team would be happy to help you determine if it’s right for you. Request zone control system service online today.