JC Mechanical Inc. Blog

Business Owners Can Keep Their Offices Healthy

January 30th, 2017

Maintenance concept. Technician and pipes in background.If you own a business or manage an office space, then health is an important part of your job. You don’t want your workers to have to take a sick day, and you certainly don’t want any customers or partners to come away from your space with the local flu bug. Sick days cost businesses a great deal every year, and maintaining a healthy space makes good cost sense as well as looking out for the workers and customers who give you their best every day. Continue Reading

Is an Electric Furnace Right for You?

January 16th, 2017

Most homes in the Anaheim, CA area use forced-air furnaces for heat, typically gas-fed furnaces fueled by links to the civic gas line. They’re safe and effective, but electric furnaces can serve much the same function, and depending upon the needs of your home, might prove a better fit for you than a gas system will. If you’re looking at getting a new furnace in the spring, or your old furnace has suffered a sudden breakdown and a new furnace is required immediately, you should consider the benefits an electric furnace can bring. Continue Reading

Air Filtration Systems Keep Your Household Healthy

January 9th, 2017

Every heating and air conditioning system comes equipped with a filter to help strain dust and dirt out of the system. They work, but they need constant changing and they still don’t collect all of the dust and dirt that they might. That can be a problem in a dusty environment like we find in La Habra, CA. This is especially true in homes with sensitive residents, such as those with asthma or elderly family members with health concerns. You may want something more extensive to help keep the air in your home as clean as possible. An electronic air filtration system may be just what you need. Continue Reading

Troubleshooting your Furnace Burners

January 2nd, 2017

If you live in the Fullerton, CA area, you most likely use a gas furnace to heat your home. They’re quite effective in mild climates like ours and most Southern California homes have gas lines to fuel them. That puts the bulk of the furnace’s duties on the burners, which will cause the system to work inefficiently, or not at all in the worst circumstances.  Only a trained technician can conduct proper repairs on the burner if they quit working, but your can do a little troubleshooting yourself in order to avoid the expense of a repair call in some circumstances. Continue Reading

The Trouble with Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

December 26th, 2016

Brea, CA doesn’t get cold weather the way cities do elsewhere in the country. Here in sunny So Cal, a heating problem is more of a nuisance than an emergency.  Even so, it’s not exactly boiling outside these days, and while we don’t pay much for good heating, we shouldn’t be paying more than necessary. This extends to any kinds of repair issues you might encounter. Spotting the signs early and summoning a professional can make a huge difference as to the size of the bill and simplicity of the solution. Continue Reading

Why Does My Heater Smell Funny When I Turn It On?

December 19th, 2016

Here in Anaheim, CA, we’re only just now beginning to use our heating systems with any regularity. Our long So Cal summers mean that we rely on air conditioners more than heaters, and only now has the weather gotten cool enough to justify extended use of the system. Homeowners turning their heaters on for the first time may discover an unpleasant smell emanating from their vents. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon and it’s certainly nothing to panic about. It does usually require the services of a technician to properly diagnose and address, however.  The cause of smells in the heater varies by smell, but can include the following: Continue Reading

When Should I Consider a Ductless Mini-Split System?

December 12th, 2016

Most homes in the Fullerton, CA area rely on centralized HVAC systems, which generate hot air in the winter and cool air in the summer from a single locale. The furnace or air conditioner will then blow the heated or cool air through your home via a system of ducts. It’s an effective system, but it’s not the only one available, and depending on your needs, it might not be the best fit. Continue Reading

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

December 5th, 2016

We talk a lot about temperature control  for your La Habra, CA home, which is the primary purpose of your heating and air conditioning system. We specialize in installing and repairing such systems and one should never underestimate how important they are. But they’re not the only aspects of your home’s atmosphere that you need to focus on. Indoor air quality can play as much of a role in your family’s comfort ass temperature control, and IAQ products can work in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning systems to reduce the stress and strain on them as well. What do we mean when we talk about indoor air quality? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

November 28th, 2016

Cooler weather has finally come to Brea, CA, and chances are you’re going to be running your heating system more and more often as fall turns to winter. It can be quite a shock to turn your heating system on, only to have nothing happen. It’s usually a sign of a serious problem for obvious reasons. You should never try to diagnose or repair a heater that won’t turn on yourself, though you can perform some basic troubleshooting. The more you understand about why a furnace shuts down, the better you’ll be able to react when trouble arises. Continue Reading

Running Your Air Conditioning in the Winter

November 21st, 2016

Summers are hot and dry here in Yorba Linda, CA, and winters are usually very mild. Indeed, we’ve had more than a few hot spells already this fall, and we may get more before the temperature starts to warm up again in the spring. It’s natural in those periods to run the air conditioning system instead of the heater, especially during the day when the temperatures are at their hottest. By following a few tips, you can make sure you can switch over easily and don’t incur any waste or extra costs. Continue Reading