When the weather turns colder, it’s important to ensure that your home’s heating system is working properly. Adequate heat means comfort, and at JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, your comfort is our top priority. We’ve been providing reliable heating services in Santa Rosa Beach, Southern Walton County, Southern Okaloosa County and the nearby areas, offering everything from heat pump repair to furnace maintenance to heater replacement for over 25 years. We understand that staying warm in the winter is crucial to your comfort, which is why we offer quick, quality heater installation. Our installation technicians have years of experience and can quickly and accurately diagnose an issue and then get to work resolving the problem. We offer upfront pricing and free estimates on new and replacement equipment installation.
Need heater installation? Call us at (850) 654-4822 to find out how we can help!
4 Signs You Need Heater Repair
1. Your heater is making too much noise – Depending on your unit, a little bit of noise is completely natural. But if you can hear the noises from your heater from the next room, you should get it checked out by our heater repair specialists.
2. Utility bills that are higher than normal – If you’re experiencing heat loss, then your heater is going to be working double-time to get your environment to the desired temperature. While you might feel comfortable with the heat provided, your wallet will suffer.
3. Inconsistent heat or cold spots – This could be because of your heater or your ductwork. Because of how many potential causes for this, it’s best to have your heater repair experts in to correctly diagnose your problem and solve it to get you and your family back to feeling warm again.
4. Bad smells – If you smell rotten eggs, you likely have a gas leak and should get you and your loved ones off of the premises. Natural gas itself is odorless, but this smell is designed so that we can sense when there’s a gas leak and act accordingly.
Furnace Vs. Heat Pump. Which Heater Installation?
Our heater installation experts specialize in installing furnaces and heat pumps. Which heater you should install is entirely up to you, but heat pumps and furnaces have advantages and disadvantages you should consider.
Advantages of Heat Pumps
• Cost of installation – Heat pumps don’t require the same extensive ventilation systems that furnaces do. So if you don’t already have the ventilation network, then a heat pump will be significantly cheaper.
• More energy efficient – Heat pumps don’t generate heat in the same way that furnaces do, they transfer heat which requires less energy. Since heat pumps run on electricity, you’ll save a hefty amount by not using oil or gas.
• Better air quality – Heat pumps don’t pump out the same dry heat that furnaces are known for. They bring air from the outside so the humidity will be like the air you’re used to getting when out and about. Heat pumps also don’t require combustion so there’s no threat of carbon monoxide.
Disadvantages of Heat Pumps
• Not as hot as furnaces – If you live in a location with freezing temperatures, a heat pump won’t give you all the heat you need. But in a coastal area, this isn’t much of a problem. Have our heater installation experts install a heat pump today!
• Advantages of Traditional Furnaces
• Provide more heat – If you want to be hot and toasty throughout the night, a traditional furnace is your best bet
• Less maintenance – Since you’ll only use your furnace a few months a year, it will break down less. Also, furnaces aren’t as complex as heat pumps so there are fewer things that can break.
• Lifespan – Furnaces last longer because they are less complicated.
Disadvantages of Traditional Furnaces
• Energy cost – Since furnaces generate heat, they use substantially more energy than heat pumps do. This monthly recurring cost adds up over time.
• Dry heat – Furnaces are known for pumping out extra dry heat which can be bad for your skin and your home. We’ve got you covered, our humidifiers can rectify this.
Going Above & Beyond for Our Customers at JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we’ve handled more than 35,000 jobs. No matter your heating needs, our team of experienced heater installation technicians are well-equipped to get to work.
Some of the heating services we offer include:
• Parts and equipment repairs• Troubleshooting/diagnosis
• Product replacement• Ongoing maintenance plans
• New product installation
• General heating service
We service a variety of heating equipment, including furnaces, heat pumps, and heaters. Our heater installation technicians are NATE Certified. JefCo AC technicians receive ongoing education and training to ensure that they are up-to-date on the latest makes and models, as well as the most advanced HVAC technology and techniques. We even offer a number of regular maintenance plans to ensure that your heating system operates at optimal levels when needed most. At JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, our heater repair professionals strive to create an outstanding experience for every customer, providing top-quality work and outstanding customer service. We consider our employees family, and we extend this attitude to our customers. Your comfort is our top priority—we’re not satisfied unless you are. Whether you need routine service, extensive heater repair, or heater installation, JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration will get the job done.
Call us at (850) 654-4822 or use our online form to consult with our heater repair & installation professionals.
Service areas include:
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Destin, FL
Miramar Beach, FL
Niceville, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Freeport, FL
Inlet Beach, FL

Service & Repairs

When it comes to keeping your home warm through a cold Northwest Florida winter, the proper working function of your heating system is critical. At JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we can make sure you stay comfortable all year-round with top-quality air heating and conditioning services in the Santa Rosa Beach, Southern Walton County, Southern Okaloosa County and surrounding areas.

Our NATE Certified technicians provide outstanding heater services, including several ongoing maintenance plans. We even offer air duct design, installation and replacement to ensure that your heating systems are functioning as they should. Whether you need residential heater installation, or heater repair, our team of experienced HVAC professionals are ready to help.

Comprehensive Heating Solutions
JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we offer an array of heating services to meet your needs. Our technicians will work with you to create a custom design to fit your home. No matter the size or scope of your heating needs, our NATE Certified technicians are prepared to get the job done. We’ve handled tens of thousands of jobs throughout the Southern Walton County, Southern Okaloosa County and surrounding areas, giving us the necessary skills and expertise to assist you with any heating requirement.

Some of the heating services we offer include:
• New system installation
• Heater repair
• Routine maintenance
• Full system replacement
• Air duct design, installation & replacement

No matter the size or scope of your heating needs, our NATE Certified technicians are prepared to get the job done. We’ve handled tens of thousands of jobs throughout the Southern Walton County, Southern Okaloosa County and surrounding areas, giving us the necessary skills and expertise to assist you with any AC requirement.

New Heater Installation & Replacement
When the time comes for a new heater, we offer money-saving options for heater installation and air duct replacement. We carry a variety of models, styles, and sizes of ENERGY STAR® qualified systems that meet current EPA energy efficiency guidelines. We can help you find a system that offers the performance and capacity you need while minimizing energy costs and sound. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your options.

We make your new Trane heating system affordable with financing options through Wells Fargo. A new home heating and cooling system is one of the most important investments you’ll make. With flexible financing options from Trane, you can have a new, energy efficient heating & air conditioning system with payments that work for you.

We offer free estimates on Heating and AC system replacements! We can find an heating solution that works with your budget! To learn more about our available financing options, contact JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration today. 

Why Choose JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration?
JefCo AC is built on promises made and promises kept to each and every customer. Our customer satisfaction ratings are high across all rating platforms. We are proud to be a a Trane Comfort Specialist™ Dealer, meaning we maintain a 98% or higher customer satisfaction rating and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing education and quality. We strive to make every customer feel like a member of our extended family, answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and providing expert advice, check our testimonials and see for yourself. When you need residential air conditioning services in Walton County you can count on JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration.

Call today at (850) 654-4822 or use our online form to contact us and schedule AC service, repair or installation in Southern Walton County, Southern Okaloosa County and  surrounding areas.

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Destin, FL
Miramar Beach, FL
Niceville, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Freeport, FL
Inlet Beach, FL

Maintenance Plans

The last thing you want at the start of a cold Northwest Florida winter season is to find that your home’s heating system isn’t working properly. Proper maintenance is essential in avoiding these start-of-the-season surprises—not to mention, it can prolong the life of your system and ensure that your heating system is working at optimal efficiency.

At JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we offer the maintenance plans designed to keep you and your family comfortable all year-round:

Our plans provide you with priority service in the event of an emergency, so if you ever have an indoor comfort issue in less-than-ideal weather, we move you to the front of the urgent call list.

Interested in signing up for our comprehensive maintenance plans? Call us at (850) 654-4822 to learn more!

What’s Included in Our Maintenance Plan?
At JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we believe in providing the best possible service for our customers. Part of this is offering outstanding maintenance services that are designed to make your air conditioning and heating systems last longer and work better.

With JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration’s maintenance plans, you’ll enjoy:
• Air conditioner scheduled maintenance
• Heating system scheduled maintenance
• Priority service and scheduling
• 100% satisfaction guarantee

Additionally, You won’t have to worry about scheduling your annual furnace and air conditioner tune-ups. Instead, we will call you to schedule your service at a time that works for you. 

Both HVAC manufacturers and professionals recommend regular maintenance to extend the lifespan of your home’s vital systems. Routine maintenance services can also ensure that your heating and air conditioning is running efficiently and provide an opportunity to locate minor issues before they have a chance to develop into major problems. This ultimately saves you money on costly repairs and replacements, and can even help lower your home’s energy bills.

Get started with our maintenance plan today—contact JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration at (850) 654-4822.

Service areas include:
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Destin, FL
Miramar Beach, FL
Niceville, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Freeport, FL
Inlet Beach, FL

Maintenance Tips

HVAC Maintenance Tips

HVAC systems are designed for optimal efficiency and comfort. Scheduling regular preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure peak performance. Servicing your HVAC system can reveal leaks, rust or wear and tear, so check in with your JefCo Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, your local Trane dealer each season.


Heating & Cooling
Schedule a service appointment in the spring and fall to prepare for both heating and cooling season.

Air Conditioner
Service your air conditioner in late winter or early spring, before cooling season.

Schedule an appointment in late summer or early fall, before heating season.

Keep your heating and cooling system running smooth by following these maintenance tips and scheduling regular service checkups before heating and cooling season. Your system will last longer and run more efficiently if cared for properly.

  1. Residential Scheduled HVAC Maintenance:
    1. Run Test Unit for immediate obvious issues. Temperature Split
  2. Clear Drain Line with CO2. Inspect drain pipes for leaks, proper configuration, P trap, Venting and insulation
  3. Inspect, clean, and clear primary drain pan and drain outlet. Vacuum pan and piping and clear with CO2
  4. Test Drain Safety switch for proper wiring and system shut down if water detected. Test any secondary drain switches
  5. Inspect and Clean Condenser Section of sand, dirt and debris. Wash coil with fresh water and mild detergent when available
  6. Inspect Evaporator Coil. Treat with self rinsing coil cleaner for routine scheduled maintenance application
  7. Inspect, tighten, Repair Low and/or high voltage connections
  8. Access and inspect physical condition of compressor terminal connections
  9. Measure refrigerant charge utilizing pressure and/or temperature gauges. Notate Line temperatures, Superheat and Sub Cooling
  10. Refrigerant leak search utilizing electronic detection
  11. Measure and Notate electric motor amps for CFM, EFM, Compressor. Compare to actual Ratings for proper operation
  12. Inspect Supply and Return air ducts for overall condition and seal
  13. Measure system performance Delta T and notate readings
  14. Measure system Total external static pressure and notate readings
  15. For heating season see items for heat pump, gas, or electric system testing
  16. Heating System Tests
    a. Measure Electric heat amps and calculate KW with Formula
    Volts X Amps = Watts Compare to Data Plate.
    b. Heat Pump Reversing Valve Test for heating system changeover.
    Measure valve performance and leakage through valve seals. Allow 3 degrees of temperature gain bewteen suction pipes and discharge pipes.
    c. Gas Furnace Inspection and Test Fire Burners. Adjust air intake as needed. Inspect combustion make up air pipes, dampers, and/or louvers as applicable.
    d. Gas Furnace. Inspect Flue pipe connections and termination through walls, ceiling and roof top. Inspect flue pipe rain cap.
    e. Inspect and test Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors. Replace batteries as applicable.

Here are a few tasks that you can do regularly to help your system run efficiently all year long.

• Inspect the return air filter every month and replace it as needed.
• Keep vegetation 18 inches away from each side of the outdoor unit.
• Clean debris away from the compressor to maintain proper airflow.
• Tell your technician if you hear any unusual noises.

Even if you complete all routine service checks, sometimes heating and cooling systems break down. It’s important to know what to listen and look for and what problems need immediate attention.

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• If your energy bills increase but your usage rate remains the same.
• If you notice bent or damaged fins or other parts of your outdoor unit.
• If any part of your furnace has been under water.
• If you notice an electrical burning smell. Turn off your unit immediately.

These suggestions can help you save money on energy bills and reduce the use of fossil fuels and make your home more energy efficient.

Cooling Efficiency
• Make sure your attic is properly ventilated.
• Draw blinds or drapes to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day.
• Set your ceiling fans to rotate counter-clockwise.
• Use your grill and cook outside as much as possible.

Heating Efficiency
• Make sure your home is properly insulated so heat doesn’t escape.
• Lock the windows to reduce the warm air escaping your home.
• Make sure all heating vents are clear of obstruction.
• Lower the thermostat when hosting a large number of guests.

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When you need to improve the quality of air inside your home or business, our skilled technicians can help by installing air purifiers, air filtration systems, whole home humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. We will work with you to create a customized solution that fits your exact needs. We offer top-quality work at affordable rates, along with unparalleled customer service. No matter your indoor air quality needs, our team is prepared to help.

Call today at (850) 654-4822 or use our online form to contact us and schedule AC service, repair or installation in Southern Walton County, Southern Okaloosa County and  surrounding areas.

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Destin, FL
Miramar Beach, FL
Niceville, FL
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Freeport, FL
Inlet Beach, FL

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