Air Conditioning

When should you call a repairman for your AC?

Idaho Falls Air Conditioning Repair
There are various DIY solutions that one can use to repair the common air conditioning malfunction for the general handyman and it could save you some money. Below are some tips of what you could troubleshoot before you call.

How to tell when you need to call a technician
The air conditioning unit may fail during a heat spell, and this may result to the air conditioning not working properly. This situation may require you to call a technician for repair. If you are well conversant with electricity and you can actually work well around it, then you can repair it your own and ended up saving some money and time. If that is the case, you will need an assortment of screwdrivers, a socket set, a multimeter and a voltage sniffer. Idaho Falls Air Conditioning Repair in East Idaho will help you with all the repairs that you need.

If you are receiving little or no cold air at all, it is advisable for you to check the registers found in the house. The registers ought to be wide open. Clean the condenser coils. Clogged condenser coils will, in turn, make the compressor to overheat and eventually shut down. If that is the case, you will receive an irregular flow of negligible cooling and subsequently no cooling at all. Clean the condenser coils now and then to avert this issue from arising. If the A/C does not work properly even after cleaning the condenser coils, you are advised to put another filter in place.

Degraded capacitors will also call for repair of your air conditioner. Capacitors wear our gradually and will result to less power starter up. The main work of the capacitors […]

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Tax Credit….YES please!

Did you know that you can receive a tax credit for upgrading your gas furnace, heat pump or air conditioner to a qualifying high efficient equipment? If you didn’t, then you do now. Last year on Dec 18 the Federal tax credit that was offered has been extended through December 31, 2016. What does this mean to you? This means, if you upgraded your equipment any time during 2015 to a high efficiency gas furnace, heat pump or air conditioner you may quality for a Federal tax credit of up to $500.  

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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.

Have Questions?

Call, or direct message us on Facebook.

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.

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

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 […]

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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!

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

Ductless Heat Pumps

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.

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 […]

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