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24 06, 2015

Experienced HVAC Installer Needed

By |Wednesday, June 24th, 2015|Air Conditioning, HVAC|Comments Off on Experienced HVAC Installer Needed

First Call Jewel is looking for an experienced Heating and Air Conditioning Installer. We want someone who would like to earn $60,000 to $80,000 a year, doing what you do best. If you meet the following requirements, please consider applying for this wonderful opportunity!

Journeyman HVAC license holder
4 Years experience
Takes pride in doing good work
Is drug free
Has valid drivers license
Enjoys working in home and businesses
Excels at retrofit and add on work
Enjoys local work and being home at night
Has a clean criminal background

Benefits of working with our team include:

Full time, consistent, year round work
Performance based pay, (get paid for what you do, not how long it takes)
Company provided uniforms
Training
Vacation and Holidays
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
401K retirement
Weekly direct deposit pay

We are serious about finding a really good HVAC installer. If you meet the criteria above, please apply here, or give us a call at 2085227777, and ask for Frankie.

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Who we are:

First Call Jewel is a family owned business in Idaho Falls, Idaho providing HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical installs and service to Eastern Idaho. We have been in business for over 60 years, and have been voted best Electrician and best HVAC multiple times in the annual Post Register Best of Idaho Falls contest. Read more about us here.

12 06, 2015

WI Fi thermostats – Honeywell

By |Friday, June 12th, 2015|Air Conditioning, Efficient Devices, Furnace, HVAC|Comments Off on WI Fi thermostats – Honeywell

There are ways that you can take control of the temperature of your home while you are away. Technology is constantly changing and improving to help make our lives easier and stress free. Here First Call Jewel strive to always on top of new technologies so that we can help to  keep our customers safe, comfortable, happy, and stress free which is why we are excited to announce the use of WI-FI thermostats. We all enjoy saving money while keeping our home comfortable and now it is easier than ever. Wi-Fi thermostats can do a variety of things to keep you in control the temperature (or atmosphere) of your home. With the simple use of an app your thermostat can be controlled from your smart phone, tablet, or computer regardless of your location, regardless if you are in your backyard or half way around the world.

Most Wi-Fi thermostats require a professional to install and set up and because here at First Call Jewel we believe in keeping up with modern technology, all of our technicians are trained, and experienced at installing and program your thermostat. We are also happy to take the time to explain you how to program your thermostat based on your needs to ensure you start saving money right. The best part of this new technological era is the ability to have everything user friendly and are capable to adjust to our needs and function by themselves and the new Wi-Fi thermostats are no different. A smart thermostat system is easily able to detect your heating and cooling needs that it will simply adjust to your behaviors to ensure that your home is the exact temperature when you need it to […]

2 05, 2014

Increasing Comfort Through New Technology

By |Friday, May 2nd, 2014|Air Conditioning, Ductless Heat Pump, Efficient Devices, Furnace, Heat Pump, HVAC|Comments Off on Increasing Comfort Through New Technology

I was in a client’s home recently and despite being a very nice home, it had always been uncomfortable as far as temperature goes.  The way the furnace and air conditioner were originally installed was not done like it should have been.  Now, with all the air ducts are covered, it would be a huge mess to try to change it.  She has a home office where she spends 10 hours a day, but that part of the home gets virtually no air.  They were wise and chose a new Trane XM95 modulating gas furnace with a Trane XV18 variable volume air conditioner as well as a Trane XL950 comfort control.

This new furnace and air conditioner will greatly improve their comfort in their home.  To address the home office area, we proposed a Mitsubishi FE12 Ductless Heat Pump.  This will allow her to heat and cool that space as she wants, making it very comfortable and much safer and more energy efficient than the plug in space heater she has been using.  These product are the future of heating and air conditioning and are available here today!

1 05, 2014

Ductless Heat Pumps

By |Thursday, May 1st, 2014|Air Conditioning, Ductless Heat Pump, HVAC|0 Comments

My mother and father in-law have traditionally heated their home with ceiling cable heat.  I put in 2 ductless heat pumps many years ago in the kitchen and master bedroom and they have enjoyed them, especially in the summer.  Okay, we really enjoy them when we go to visit.  Last month, they decided to put a new Mitsubishi FE12 Ductless Heat Pump in their living room.  My mother in-law has been very pleased with how much warmer that room is now.  It really has made a great difference in the comfort of their home.  The best part is how much money they will save!  Anyone who has ceiling cable heat should strongly consider a few new Mitsubishi Hyper Heat Ductless Heat Pumps.  It can really improve your home comfort, and significantly reduce your heating costs.

1 05, 2014

The Future of Air Conditioning

By |Thursday, May 1st, 2014|Air Conditioning, Efficient Devices, Furnace, HVAC, New Technology|Comments Off on The Future of Air Conditioning

General Manager Bob Bidstrup’s thoughts on the Future of Air Conditioning:

The future of heating and air conditioning is here! New Variable speed heat pumps and air conditioners from Trane are the most comfortable and quiet available. The old way of running an air conditioner was turning the motor all the way on or all the way off. It used a huge amount of electricity to get the motor turning. The new way is it comes on at a slow speed then adjusts to just the right speed to heat or cool your home. Imagine how much less wear and tear there is to the equipment with a soft start, and a longer run cycle. This maintains the temperature in your home perfectly without over heating or over cooling. You enjoy the temperature just the way you want it.
Besides better comfort, you will enjoy the lack of noise! These units are so quiet, that sometimes you have to get right up next to it to even know it is running.

The Trane XL950 comfort control is like having a tablet device on your wall constantly communicating with the heating and cooling equipment making the many tiny adjustments to keep you comfortable. It can also show you the weather forecast, the history of runtime for the equipment, and what percentage of capacity the unit is running at right now. From your smartphone or tablet you can adjust the temperature and see what is happening in your home from anywhere in the world.

I have a Trane XV20i variable volume heat pump with a Trane XM95 modulating natural gas furnace. I am amazed at how quiet and comfortable these units are. No more noisy, power consuming hard starts, just […]

8 01, 2014

Why Should you Flush your Water Heater?

By |Wednesday, January 8th, 2014|Water Heater|Comments Off on Why Should you Flush your Water Heater?

Reasons to have your water heater flushed by a professional:

Sediment in your water supply, in the form of hard water minerals like calcium and other small particles, including rust and sand, can damage a gas or electric storage tank water heater and shorten its life expectancy.
Layers of sediment act as an insulator decreasing the heat transfer, and increasing energy bills.
For an electric water heater, the cooler tank bottom that results from this damage can become a breeding ground for legionella.
To minimize the chances of your water heater springing a leak, and to ensure that it’s working efficiently, flush it at least once a year. A professional plumber can flush your water heater safely and effectively.
If you are considering flushing it yourself, be sure to follow the instructions from the manufacturer because even a small mistake could cost you much more in repairs.

For only $45, we will flush your water heater for you! And, while supplies last, we will also install a new Premier 3 function chrome shower head. A $189 value, for only $45!*
*A trip charge may apply for locations outside of Idaho Falls. Call us for more information. 522-7777, or Contact Us.

3 12, 2013

3rd Annual First Call Jewel Calendars

By |Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013|Company News|Comments Off on 3rd Annual First Call Jewel Calendars

This year is our 3rd year sending a calendar out to all of our customers. This calendar features pictures by one of our technicians, Trent Flowers. He recently won a first place prize for one of his pictures of a Hawaiian Canopy. He loves animal and landscape photography and his pictures are beautiful. You’ll also enjoy the money saving coupons on the back inside cover of the calendar.  We are happy to provide this service to our customers. If you don’t receive a calendar by the beginning of January 2014, feel free to stop by and pick up a free Calendar.

21 11, 2013

Water Tech Videos

By |Thursday, November 21st, 2013|Water Conditioning|Comments Off on Water Tech Videos

Why Water Tech?

The Reionator

The SoftMAX

SaltFreeMAX

RO PureMax II

UVMAX

20 11, 2013

Water Heater Fire

By |Wednesday, November 20th, 2013|Safety, Water Heater|Comments Off on Water Heater Fire

Recently one of our plumbers came across a water heater that had actually burned up the controls and wiring.  This was caused by a loose connection where one of the power wires terminates on the high limit.  It is important to make sure the screws that hold the wires in place are very snug to keep this from happening.

See corresponding pictures

20 11, 2013

Water Heater Maintenance

By |Wednesday, November 20th, 2013|Water Heater|Comments Off on Water Heater Maintenance

We started performing water heater flushes as a service to our clients recently.  It has been interesting to see how much we have been able to get out of most of the water heaters.  Most water heaters in this area that are not using softened water are quite gross inside.  Some of them will not flush because there is so much build-up of sediment inside.  Those that would flush, had a great deal of nasty brown water that came out.  We try to flush it until the water comes out clean.  With a good softener, this was usually only a gallon or two of nasty stuff and then it was clean.  Without a softener, there has been 20 to 30 gallons of nasty brown water that came out before it cleared up.

Some people have been frustrated that we could not flush their heater, and tried to blame the problem on us.  Everyone in Southeast Idaho should be aware of the fact that without a functioning, properly sized, water softener, a water heater will build up with sediment rather quickly.  Within one year, there is likely to be so much sediment inside that it cannot be flushed because the drain is plugged with sediment.  Having this sediment build up is costing more electricity and or gas to heat the water because it first has to heat the sediment.  Sediment acts somewhat like an insulator keeping the water from heating as quickly and efficiently.  The sediment also becomes a breeding ground for disease that can make people sick.   It is important to keep a working water softener in areas with such hard water as ours.