Travis Davidson, Jim Petersen, and Kevin McIver
People say gratitude is the key to happiness and our team at J & R Heating and Air Conditioning agree completely. “Thank you” are two words that we cannot say often enough to the people we have the privilege to serve each day. We are incredibly grateful for all our customers.
If you would like to find out how to save more energy, live more comfortably, or prevent future problems, we would be more than happy to advise you on the simple steps you can take to meet your specific needs.
Give us a call at 402-362-5702 and we will be glad to walk you through and explain the options that are available to maintain or improve your home comfort system.
We are sincerely thankful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to providing you with the most efficient and reliable products available.
J & R Heating and Air Conditioning
Indoors is indoors and outdoors is outdoors, and homeowners are pretty clear about what belongs where. Yet pests and other tiny wildlife have little respect for which is which when they find their way through an entry point into our homes.
Ants marching in formation, buzzers caught in the miniblinds, stingers winging through your family room, crawlers setting up camp in the kitchen – this is nothing any of us want to see.
To help keep your home secure from unwelcome pests, start with this principle: Don’t give them what they want.
Pest infestations begin when pests find what they need to live and reproduce. Like the rest of us, this includes food, water, shelter. For example, pests see food in unsealed containers or in unsecured garbage cans as a welcome sight. Moisture from leaky plumbing and fixtures or stagnant water from drainage may be distasteful to us but delightful to them.
Simple solutions will help, including:
- Have a pest control technician check crawlspaces and the attic twice a year for signs of moisture, entry points and pest activity.
- Keep food tightly sealed (pet food too).
- Seal entryways such as windows, crawlspace openings, electrical wiring structures or other holes and cracks.
Nothing quite drives the winter blues away like getting back to the great outdoors. Besides the mood boost provided by vitamin D and fresh air, it’s also a great way to squeeze in family time. Try out these fun family outings for Spring:
- Go Geocaching – This is a real-life scavenger hunt with people from all over hiding and finding treasures. Check out http://www.geocaching.com to get started near you.
- Have a Garden Party – But forget the tiny tea sandwiches and fancy napkins. Instead, pick a few spring veggies, plant them together, then reap the delicious rewards at your family dinners all season.
- Tour Your Own Backyard – Not literally, of course. Check out some historical or artsy places in your hometown you haven’t visited in a while – or ever, like the Towers of York. Sightseeing in your own town can help you discover hidden gems that are all the more reason to love where you live.
It’s hard to argue with a simple principle: If you take care of something, it lasts longer. That’s true whether you’re exercising to tone your body, driving your car to a service appointment or updating the exterior paint on your house. And it’s certainly true for taking care of your home’s air conditioning system.
Any piece of equipment can show signs of deterioration as it ages year after year. Yet routine maintenance can substantially slow the aging process – while neglect can lead to a system a failure long before its time.
To turn back the hands of time, schedule a routine tune-up every year on your air conditioner. With this check by a professional tech, you’ll get a clear picture of how your system is holding up as it performs its duties of keeping you cool and comfortable.
By tightening connections, lubricating parts, cleaning coils and blower components, checking drains, clearing debris, adjusting settings, checking refrigerant levels and checking controls, your system can be restored to its top condition, and you’ve got a much better chance of avoiding inconvenient repairs.
It’s always a good idea to take care of your large investments, and your air conditioning system plays heavily into your home’s value. Plus, reliable, energy-efficient operation is well worth the time it takes for a friendly visit from a technician.
To keep your cooling comfort at peak performance, call us to request a tune-up on your air conditioning system. We’re here to keep things running smoothly all season long.
NOTE: Act fast to save! Lennox rebates expire June 9th, 2017.
Here’s our newest Spring/Summer Snoopy scene!!!
If you’re considering home renovations and improvements this spring, pay attention to how newer, more advanced “green” appliances can reduce your energy use. You’ll not only enjoy greater comfort, convenience and reliability from technologically-enhanced features, but you’ll also shell out less “green” from your wallet in energy costs.
Replacing aging refrigerators, dishwashers, freezers, washers, and dryers with more energy-efficient models is part of a sound strategy for controlling energy costs. But, of course, your air conditioning and heating takes the biggest bite out of your energy funds – as much as half or more in some cases.
According to the Department of Energy, switching to high-efficiency air conditioners as part of your energy conservation efforts can help you reduce your energy use for cooling by 20-50%. That’s a huge savings that adds up quickly.
Over the years, air conditioning technology has made great improvements. If you compared one of today’s best models with an air conditioner made in the mid-1970s, you’d find that it uses 30-50% less energy to produce the same amount of cool air. But even if your air conditioning system is just 10 years old, you could save 20-40% in cooling energy by replacing it with a newer model.
Remember – it’s not just the unit itself that saves energy. You also need equipment that is properly sized for your home and professionally installed. Units that are too large won’t adequately remove humidity. Units that are too small won’t be able to maintain comfortable cooling on really hot days. To talk about upgrading your air conditioning system, or other energy-saving options, give us a call at 402-362-5702.