Jacobs Blog

Welcome to Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning’s Blog – your place to get caught up on HVAC industry news, resources and articles from Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning in Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA.

With over 60 years of experience, Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning is a leading expert on HVAC installation and service for the Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA metropolitan areas. Check out our latest posts for a variety of news and information, tips & tricks to maximize energy efficiency or how to get the most out of your climate control systems. You can also find news about emerging products, technologies and trends in the heating and cooling industry.

Whether you’re cleaning the duct work at a school, installing a heating and cooling system in a mixed use building complex, or servicing a residential air conditioner, thermostat or water heater—Jacobs is your source for new and existing residential, commercial and industrial heating and cooling expertise!

 

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Furnace?

This has been a beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest! As we gear up for the fall season ahead, we need to prepare for colder temperatures. Is your furnace in working order—or does it need a tune-up or replacement?

In this edition of the Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning blog, we’re going to take a look […]

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We’re Hiring: Why Jacobs Heating is a Great Place to Start or Grow Your HVAC Career

Hello; we’re Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, a family-owned and operated company! We’ve been providing heating and cooling (HVAC) services in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA since 1952. We specialize in HVAC maintenance and repair and product installation (additionally, learn more about our lesser known services here!).

Not only does Jacobs provide top-notch services to local […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Install A/C in My Home?

Twenty years ago, many Pacific Northwest natives thought of air conditioning as a luxury. In recent years, though, the summers have been getting hotter and hotter, and AC has gone from a nice-to-have to a near necessity. In fact, we’ve seen a huge uptick in AC installs over the past few years.

Are you thinking of […]

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Tada! 6 Services You Didn’t Know We Offered

When many locals in Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas think of Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning, what comes to mind? Efficient, friendly technicians and installers assisting with heating and air conditioning installation and repairs, the most common HVAC services.

Certainly, our technicians and install team field daily calls and service requests to get HVAC systems […]

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Are Smart Homes the Way of the Future?

We live in a digitized world. With that, we are seeing a huge push to automate everything—including our homes. Are smart homes the way of the future? Given the many benefits and conveniences provided by home automation, the signs are pointing to yes.

In this edition of the Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning blog, we’ll explore […]

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5 Pros of Ductless Air Conditioning: Our Experts Explain

Summer is just around the corner. Here in the Pacific Northwest, air conditioning used to be a nice-to-have, but not a necessity. However, following the heat waves of the past several summers, air conditioners have changed from nice-to-haves to must-haves. Check out this New York Times article about the wilting aversion to air conditioners in […]

Breathe Easy: Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Achoo! For many individuals in the Pacific Northwest, the coming of spring means allergies, allergies, and more allergies. For others, a stuffy nose, headache, and sneezing are symptoms they experience year-round. Did you know that bad indoor air quality could be the culprit for these symptoms—and more?

This spring, let’s breathe easier. In this edition of […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home: The HVAC System Edition

Ah, with a new year around the corner, it’s time to set those resolutions. Lose weight. Exercise more. Eat healthy foods. Finally, write that book. The list goes on!

While most of us set at least a few new year’s resolutions for our personal growth, we don’t always set them for our practical lives. Here at […]

Video: How to Care For and Extend the Life of Your Heating Equipment

If this Portland winter is going to be anything like last year’s (think: icy conditions and lots and lots of snow!), we need to start preparing for the frigid temperatures. How can you make sure your heating equipment can withstand another blustery Portland winter?

Just in time for the temperatures to drop, we were invited to […]

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10 Warning Signs Your Furnace Needs to Be Serviced

Colder days are coming, which means Portland homeowners will be running their furnaces more often. Referencing Murphy’s Law, if a piece of equipment can break, chances are that if its maintenance isn’t up-to-date, it will. Before you find yourself suddenly stuck in a cold house this winter, keep an eye out for the following warning […]

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