We are very thankful to our customers who take the time to share their great experiences which lead to awards like the 2023 Best of Houzz Service Award!
At Bob Jenson Air Conditioning, people will always be at the center of our business. It baffles us that in the comfort industry, San Diegans have so many “uncomfortable” experiences in buying, repairing, and maintaining their home HVAC systems. If you focus on what’s right for the customer and make that the most important thing while maintaining a high standard of work, it’s easy to make people happy. Thanks again for your continued loyalty and praise of our team, we are proud to receive the 2023 Best of Houzz Service Award!
You have made Bob Jenson Air Conditioning & Heating a Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite and we want to Thank You!! We live for helping others and we are happy that we have been able to provide some sense of comfort, health, and peace of mind during this Pandemic. You in turn have continued to support our business and our employees, and we are grateful. Let’s keep moving forward and we will keep supporting you and your family in the months and years ahead!
When it comes to home improvement, more people than ever are taking matters into their own hands. DIY projects seem to be the trend du jour, particularly since there is so much free information online in the form of homeowner suggestions, blog posts, and video tutorials. There are some things that are dangerous to take into your own hands, though, and even some DIY projects that can end up costing you more in the end in the way of repairs.
One tricky area of DIY home improvement is HVAC. Whether you are planning to do actual work on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in your home or you have other projects that may impact these systems, you should always play it safe.
Learn about 5 things to be sure to avoid as you seek to improve your home and stay comfortable.
Don’t cover up vents in unused rooms.
It may seem smart to close wall vents or place furniture over floor vents in rooms that aren’t often visited, but this is actually counterproductive. Air flows more efficiently through a home if it moves in the way it was intended. Blocking vents can actually obstruct air and compromise the overall efficiency of your system.
Don’t cover up return air vents.
You may think that there is really no purpose for return air vents (since they do not actually push any air into your home) but that sort of thinking can be costly. Return air vents are designed to help air systems “breathe,” and when that part of the system is covered or blocked, it causes stress on the rest of the system. Your air conditioner has to work harder to produce cold air, and your furnace has to work harder to produce warm air. When those systems work harder, or kick on more often, your utility bill rises.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that, this winter, heating costs will rise 13 percent over the average from the past five winters—so you should do everything possible to keep your costs low. Covering return vents also interferes with the air pressure in your home and can lead to uncomfortable air and even pain for people who have ear sensitivity related to air pressure.
Don’t store items near outdoor units.
Remember to NEVER store items on top of outdoor units because it blocks the flow of the fan—and that air flow simply cannot be restricted if the unit is to operate efficiently. As a common-sense rule, do not plant bushes or shrubs too close to the unit because overgrowth can restrict air flow—and it also makes it difficult for service providers to tend to the unit. All outdoor units should be positioned 4 to 8 inches from the ground so the coils are able to properly drain and remain free of snow and ice.
Don’t store flammable items in furnace closets.
Not all closets are created equal. The one that houses your furnace should never contain any flammable items, like cardboard boxes, clothing, aerosol cans, paint or gasoline. In fact, it is probably best to keep everything from touching your HVAC unit and keep that closet or storage space clear of any unnecessary belongings. This gives your unit enough air and space to operate efficiently, and reduces dangerous fire hazards in your home.
Don’t neglect your furnace filter.
Be sure to change your furnace and air conditioning filters once each month during peak seasons to prevent them from clogging and potentially overheating the unit. A clean filter also lowers utility costs, so it makes sense to stock up on them every few months and set a reminder on your phone or calendar to change them the same day each month. Proper maintenance is the best prevention when it comes to HVAC systems.
Temperature-controlled homes are a modern luxury that many take for granted but quickly come to appreciate when they are not working correctly. By taking smart steps to keep your HVAC system running properly, you will save yourself costs and headaches down the road. Plus, why do all the grunt work yourself when you can call a reliable HVAC technician like Bob Jenson Air Conditioning and Heating to take care of it for you properly?
Have been with this company for 17 years and have been very pleased with their service.Just had Antonio, George & Abraham do an install recently. This crew was very neat during the entire installation. They were very patient in answering all questions as well. Still impressed with the quality of personnel. 02/16/2024
Thank you to the people at Bob Jensens for professional and efficient installation of our new heat pump and new metal duct work on the roof and a new air distribution box with dampers. First, Mike visited with us to assess our needs and make recommendations before sending us the proposal. Based on Mike's explanations we chose Bob Jensens for the installation.Sixteen days later, Tony Guadarrama and Briant arrived and worked cheerfully for two long hot days. They clearly explained the answers to all our questions and kept us informed on their progress. There was minimal disruption in our home and they kept the area clean. Pouria patiently spent time with us to answer questions and to adjust the dampers on the distribution box to improve the airflow to the different rooms.Our experience with Bob Jensens has been a pleasant solution for our heating and cooling needs.January 2024 addition to my review: Cyrus came for a six month maintenance check. Climbed up to the roof and took pictures and checked the unit and the ducts. He changed the filter and answered questions. This was friendly and helpful service on our maintenance agreement. Thank you.
Javier and Brian did an excellent job installing our new system. They were polite, professional and explained everything in detail. They worked hard and cleaned everything up when the job was finished. Very nice guys!
My parents have used Bob Jenson Air Conditioning and Heating for years. Today Conner came out to the house for the annual checkup. He gave us a call before coming, showed up on time, and was quick and efficient. He was very friendly and courteous. Thank you!
I've used Bob Jenson twice now on two different properties to install/maintain an HVAC system. They are wonderful! Honest and professional, and reasonably priced. Most recently, Tony, David, and Tom came out to our house to install new ducting and recalibrate our heat because it was unbalanced. They did a very thorough job and made sure I was happy with the results before they left. Would highly recommend this company for all your HVAC needs!
Can't say enough good things about this company. We have been customers for over ten years and recently worked with Marcella, Dave, Conor, Antonio, Brian & Louis to replace our entire system. They are always professional and courteous and a pleasure to do business with.
I purchased a heater unit through them the next day they installed it everything was quick and easy the technicians was excellent in explaining everything the gentleman who installed it the two of them I believe one was Javier and the other one was Abraham they did excellent work cleaned up everything nice and neat showed me how to work the heater completely please very nice gentleman to work with they're very knowledgeable on everything they did and they walked me through the steps on what they were going to do what can I say I'm a happy camper now thanks guys I really appreciate the work he did for me
Had a service call and inspection from Cyrus and it was by far the most complete and thorough service I've ever had. He even dusted and vacuumed the inside of the furnace which no tech ever did before. Excellent 5 star service!
Bob Jensen did a fabulous job replacing our heater. Javier Z., Douria Z., & Abraham were quick, clean, personable & explained everything so we didn't feel like idiots. We will call & ask for them if we need anything else. Great service!
Amazing, They just came in - even through they dont fix electric heaters, they gave it a try - and fixed it!Good aditutde, Honest, had good communication skills, and he was put togther.Tom was the guys name, he was very professional.
Happy with new attic furnace and ductwork installation by Javier Zambada and Luis Garcia. Finished on schedule with new digital thermostat and vastly improved heat/AC air flow throughout the house. Thanks also to Tom Lairson and everyone at Bob Jensen HVAC. Merry Christmas 🌲
Bob Jensen's company has been taking care of my heating and cooling needs since 2000. They have always gone above and beyond to take care of me. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Above all, they are honest and have never done anything that didn't need to be done. They have me as a customer for life!
UPDATE: Two guys, Javier Zambada and Luis Garcia, did the duct work on our large home, as well as a second project that required retrofitting a very old furnace closet to update the equipment in a small condo. Both Javier and Luis were great communicators. They gave us straightforward answers and clear explanations. We noticed they were always nice to each other, lighthearted and even-tempered, even though they were involved in physically challenging projects for the whole week. More importantly, they were both very focused on details throughout the project and stopped a few potential mishaps from becoming bigger problems because of their constant attention and quick reactions. PREVIOUS REVIEW: Because we have had our HVAC system serviced 2x a year by Bob Jenson since 2015, we have never had to call in an emergency. Things keep working! But now it’s time to replace old duct work. Of course, Bob Jenson is doing it!
Called to schedule maintenance for our heating unit. Marcella was very friendly and got us scheduled right away. Our maintenance tech, Marcos, was very professional, listened to my concerns, and thoroughly inspected and cleaned our heating unit. I appreciated he took the time to listen and thoughtfully provided suggestions. Always a great experience with Bob Jenson. I have recommended to family and friends.
12/2023--Gabriel just performed our 2nd biannual AC-Heat system's (2 systems) service of 2023 set up by Marcella Gorghis. Again, on time and quick but thorough and very pleasant. Filters changed of course. Still highly recommended!5/2023--Cyrus Thomas did a great job on our biannual AC-Heat system’s maintenance —we have 2. He was on time, quick but thorough and pleasant. The cost for a Bob Jensen annual maintenance contract is fair and includes new filters. Highly Recommended!
I’ve had a semi-annual checkup from Bob Jenson Heating and Air Conditioning for the past couple of years. Always great and dependable service.Gabriel and David came out to service the system recently and were they expedient, clean, and took the time to hear concerns and do a thorough checkup.
Gabriel arrived within specified time and performed cleaning andchecked heating unit's parameters. Also checked the wall thermostat to ensure proper functionality. He was professional in performance of his tasks and I am satisfied with the work performed.
We have a yearly maintenance plan to maintain our ductless units. We are called periodically to schedule the maintenance and always communicated with regarding person coming, time and price. Bob Jenson and his crew have been a good choice for us.