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 up and running. While these types of services are core to our business, they don’t tell the full story of what we can do to bring optimal comfort to your homes.

With our technicians’ extensive knowledge and expertise, we’re able to offer customers a wide variety of services, from gas piping to tankless water heater installs to zone control system installations. In this edition of our HVAC blog, let’s discover a few lesser known facts about our products and services.

#1 Gas Piping Installation

Do you have an outdoor BBQ or firepit? If you’re using natural gas, you’ll need to install a gas line. As a NW Natural preferred contractor, Jacobs offers gas piping installation and repair, ensuring that you’re always ready to fire up that grill.

#2 Fireplace Installation and Repair

We are pros when it comes to modern HVAC technologies, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still love the warmth and charm of one age-old home heating method: the fireplace. Our team of technicians and installers is prepared to help you replace, repair, or install gas fireplaces. One of our more common fixes is to help owners get their pilot light back on after a long warm summer.

#3 Tankless Water Heaters

We’ve all seen them; the big traditional water heaters hiding out in your basement or closet. Here at Jacobs, in addition to standard water heaters, we offer tankless water heaters, which help to save space and improve efficiency, offering you hot water when and where you need it. If you’re looking for a space- and energy-saving solution for your home in 2019, ask us about our tankless water heater solutions.

#4 Wet Switch Installation

If a furnace or AC system starts leaking water, it can cause water damage to your home. When you install a wet switch, you get a little extra peace of mind. This hockey puck-like object senses for water leaks, shutting off the HVAC system if it detects excessive condensation or leaking. Wet switches offer added safety and peace of mind, reducing the risk of costly repairs.

#5 UV Lights for Air Conditioners

Air conditioners often create condensation, which can introduce unpleasant issues, such as mold. Not only does mold harm your AC, but it can also affect the indoor air quality in your home. Ultraviolet (UV) lights in your AC keep the indoor coil clean and mold-free. If you want to take a look at some of our favorite UV air purifiers and ultraviolet germicidal lights, explore these options offered by Carrier. If indoor air quality is a concern, be sure to review our blog for how to breathe easier in your home.

#6 Zoning

Is one floor of your home always hotter than the others? Do you wish there were a solution aside from having a furnace for each level of your home? In the age of smart homes, one of our favorite smart technologies is temperature zoning. By installing temperature zoning in your home, you can determine the temperature in each room or level of your home.

Not only does zoning help to improve efficiency, but it can also come in handy when you’re away from home and only want to cool or warm certain areas of your home. For more information about zoning and smart home technologies, review our latest blog about the future of the smart home.

2019 Updates and Plans

We hope you learned a little bit more about the wide variety of HVAC services we offer. For over 65 years, we have been proudly serving communities in Vancouver, WA and Portland, Clackamas, Happy Valley, Gresham, Troutdale, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, OR. If you’d like to schedule a service with us for 2019, we’re here to help and would love to work with you.

Happy New Year from your team at Jacobs Heating and Air Conditioning!