A typical Oregon summer workday for one of our air conditioner professionals is long, hot, and dirty. All day we repair broken air conditioners, recharge leaking refrigerant, replace motors, or deliver the bad news that a homeowner needs a new air conditioning unit.
In many instances, the air conditioners we repair are not working due to years of neglect from things like never changing filters, ignoring preventative maintenance, or not fixing the air conditioning unit when it starts performing poorly.
At L & J Heating & Cooling, we stress the importance of routine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) preventive maintenance with each of our Tigard area customers. Preventative maintenance not only guards against breakdowns, but every study on maintaining heating and cooling units shows they operate more efficiently and last much longer than units never serviced.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team can offer you an affordable HVAC service contract so you do not have to worry about keeping your air conditioning unit maintained.
The heating and air conditioning publication The News reported that leaking ductwork in a home “could easily be leaking one-third or more of . . . conditioned air into the attic or building envelope before it ever reaches its final destination. The result is an HVAC system that works harder and longer, and consumes much more energy, to heat and cool a home.”
If more than a third of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system’s conditioned air is lost, imaging how long your system must run to get your Oregon home comfortable. Then consider how much extra that leaking ductwork is costing you month after month all year long!
L & J Heating & Cooling has the tools and expertise to test your Tigard home’s ductwork to find the leaks, seal them, and stop the loss of money and energy. If your home is more than 20 years old, it may be time for air duct cleaning to make sure the air you and your family breathe is free from dust and mold.
Call our team at 971-208-7808. We can check the condition and cleanliness of your home’s air duct system and offer a plan to keep your ducts dust-free and efficient. Request air duct service online today.
Providing commercial heating and cooling services requires a wide range of skills and expertise. A commercial operation could be anything from a neighborhood bistro to a large shopping center or from a huge distribution center to a medical laboratory. Each of these commercial operations requires a uniquely scaled heating or cooling system to work effectively. Turn to a professional service provider such as L & J Heating & Cooling to help you find the right heating and cooling solution for your commercial application.
Finding the best heating system for your commercial business can be challenging. You’ll want evenly distributed heat to maintain your employee and customer comfort levels. You may also require a tight temperature range for particular manufacturing or computer equipment. Many Tigard commercial operations rely on commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps to provide the right amount of heat throughout a facility. Talk with our trained professionals about the most efficient solution for you. Call L & J Heating & Cooling at 971-208-7808 today.
When the mercury rises in the summer, you’ll want a consistent cooling system for your commercial operation. For some companies, this is primarily to keep your employees and customers cool, comfortable, and productive. For other facilities, cooling levels may be required to maintain equipment functioning or product quality. Our professional heating and cooling company can share the commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers that are available to you and help you choose the best commercial cooling solution for your Oregon company.
Once you have a commercial cooling and heating system installed, be sure to hire a professional to perform regular maintenance. Our team will come out to inspect, clean, and tune-up your system and suggest repairs before the system fails. Check out our convenient maintenance plan so you won’t even have to remember to give us a call. Request commercial service online today.
There are some rooms in your Oregon house that have their own specific temperature needs. Maybe it is a wine closet or a gaming room. Perhaps it is your bedroom. Maybe it is a room that needs to be cool all the time even when the rest of the house is warm.
With one air conditioning unit controlling your whole house, there is no way to make one room cooler than the others. But with the expanding US ductless system , or mini split, market, a ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is now the easiest and most affordable way to add a separate heating and air conditioning unit to that room.
L & J Heating & Cooling has seen the ductless system market in Tigard expand over the last few years with most homeowners adding ductless units to family rooms. Between the TV, video games, and all the people inside laughing and playing, the room can get very stuffy. A mini split system gives the family room its own heating and cooling control so you can always keep that room comfortable.
Do you have a room that needs its own heating and cooling? Call our professional team today at 971-208-7808 and see how affordable extra heating and cooling is for your special room. Request ductless system service online today.
Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show 15 percent of all home fires in the United States were caused by malfunctioning heating systems or furnaces. Some of those fires occurred here in Oregon and, sadly, many of them were preventable.
A gas furnace is a safe and reliable way to keep your Tigard home warm. Like every piece of equipment, a gas furnace must be properly maintained to ensure safe and efficient operation. Furnace maintenance includes regular filter changes, furnace repair, and a thorough heat exchanger inspection.
Few homeowners have the tools or the time to keep up with furnace maintenance and should work with a licensed and reputable heating and air conditioning contractor to service their unit. If your heater is well maintained, you can expect it to provide up to 15 years of dependable heating to your home.
L & J Heating & Cooling has years of experience installing and maintaining heater systems. Call 971-208-7808 for an honest assessment of your heater’s condition. Let help resolve any problems so you and your family are safe and your heater in remains in top-notch condition. Request furnace service online today.
Here at L & J Heating & Cooling, we understand the value of viewing your Oregon home’s heating and cooling system as more than a simple system. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can be much more than that. They can be part of creating a certain ambience in your living spaces.
And the easiest example of how this can happen is by using a gas fireplace. These fireplaces add heat in a visually stunning way to your Tigard home, no matter where they are. Unlike traditional wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces require less maintenance and less upkeep. No chimneys to sweep or wood to split.
Unlike disappointing models in the past that weakly sputtered blue flames over log imitations, the gas fireplaces of today are highly realistic models that range from old-school styles to sleek, futuristic works of art. Not only will they look amazing, but they will also provide an extra boost of heat for your home.
More practically speaking, gas fireplaces are comparatively simple to set up, easy to maintain, and provide most of the benefits you want from a fireplace.
If you have been looking for some way to add a little extra flair to your home or you can’t wait to move ahead on your dreams of a flickering fire, call L & J Heating & Cooling today at 971-208-7808 . Request gas fireplace service online today.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Saver page advises that a “heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating.” That means a heat pump could cut your Oregon electric heating bill in half!
That is an amazing savings. In cities like Tigard that often see utility prices rise in the winter, that is a lot of money back in your pocket each month. L & J Heating & Cooling works with homeowners and small office building managers to calculate the annual savings of replacing their old, electric unit with a new heat pump system.
We walk them through how the different heat pumps on the market affect their installation costs and their long-term savings. For example, if buyers consider mini split heat pumps with very high cooling Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings, the utility savings compared to the old units is even more amazing.
If it is time to replace your existing unit or you need a system for a renovation, let us show you the possible savings. Call us at 971-208-7808 and see what savings are possible for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
Did you remember to turn off the heating or air conditioning when you left for work? Did you leave lights on in your home that will stay on all day while no one is there? A growing number of Oregon homeowners can definitively answer these questions with a quick swipe of their phones. They have taken advantage of the newest home automation platforms that integrate their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units, lights, electric meter, and even their home entertainment systems with a smartphone app.
L & J Heating & Cooling began offering smart home systems a few years ago when our Tigard customers told us they needed more ways to control their home’s energy consumption. We found a lot of families rush out the door in the morning going to work and school, leaving lights or the air conditioning on.
Adding Wi-Fi and home automation features let them leave the house as normal, but once they get to their destination and remember what they left on, their smart home app allows them turn everything off even if they left hours ago.
Indoor Air Quality
Breathing is something we all take for granted but is absolutely vital to our existence moment to moment. Here in Tigard, most of us stay indoors nearly all the time, so the quality of the indoor air we breathe should be important to us. Our team at L & J Heating & Cooling wants to help you be sure your indoor air quality is safe and healthy.
In nearly all indoor environments, dust, off-gassing from paints and carpets, and other pollutants are present in the air we breathe. Sometimes smoke and pet dander can be added to the mix. In most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, an air filter can remove some of these pollutants. Some Oregon homeowners may choose to have a high-efficiency HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to remove even smaller particulates.
Indoor air quality problems may result in discomfort for you and your family or, in some cases, chronic long-term health issues like allergies and asthma. When you have one of our professionals come out and test your indoor air quality, you may discover areas that require remediation. New filtration systems, air purifiers, duct cleaning services, and other solutions may improve your situation.
Call our professionals at L & J Heating & Cooling. Our number is 971-208-7808 and our trained experts are standing by to help remedy poor indoor air quality issues. Request indoor air quality service online today.
Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at L & J Heating & Cooling recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your Tigard home comfortable year-round.
The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.
When you call your HVAC team in Oregon, you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact L & J Heating & Cooling at 971-208-7808 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Imagine waking up in the morning in a nice, cozy bedroom and getting ready in a warm bathroom. As you head downstairs for your morning cup of coffee, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system lowers the upstairs temperature until just before bedtime while the kitchen is comfortable for the next hour. Once you head out the door, the entire house goes into energy-conservation mode while you are away.
That’s a very real scenario for Tigard homeowners who have invested in zone control systems. One of the newer types of HVAC technologies available,zone control systems feature multiple thermostats that manage temperatures in various areas of your home. When heating or cooling is called for, a set of dampers automatically opens and closes to redirect your cooling or heating to the calling zone.
In the past, managing this task may have required physically opening and closing vents, which can damage a conventional HVAC system if doing so restricts air circulation too heavily.
Our L & J Heating & Cooling trained experts can tell you all about zone control systems and how they can benefit your Oregon home.