JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2014

Tips for a Successful AC Installation

Monday, December 29th, 2014

There is really no point in investing in a great air conditioning system if you are not also going to invest in a great air conditioning installation in La Habra, CA. No air conditioner will be able to operate as efficiently, effectively, and reliably as possible if it is not installed and serviced by a skilled, trained professional. This is precisely why you ought to schedule your air conditioning installation in La Habra, CA with a member of our staff. When you work with JC Mechanical, Inc., you can expect nothing shy of truly outstanding quality in terms of product and workmanship. Give us a call today to get the AC you need and the service you deserve.

The first step in ensuring that you enjoy a successful AC installation is to get to know your options. There are a lot of different air conditioners on the market today. While most makes and models are of good quality, you cannot expect complete satisfaction with a system that just is not a good fit for your needs. Traditional split central air conditioners are the most common, and many homeowners appreciate their great efficacy and reliability. Other homeowners are interested in heating their homes with the very same system with which they cool them. Considering our mild winter season, a heat pump is a very viable option for year round comfort. If you want to eliminate the risk of energy loss and a drop in indoor air quality, you may want to avoid air ducts altogether. If so, consider the installation of a ductless AC system.

Once you have decided which air conditioner you will use to cool your home, it is necessary to guarantee that your AC is of the right size for your living space. If it is too large, it will short cycle frequently. This means that your system will fail to dehumidify the air sufficiently as it cools it, and it will incur unnecessary wear and tear. If it is too small, it will simply be unable to cool your house effectively. When your system is sized and installed by a trained, qualified professional, though, you can count on a great performance all around. That is why you should schedule your air conditioning installation in La Habra, CA with JC Mechanical Inc.

Signs That You Need Air Conditioner Repair

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

There is nothing worse than finding that your air conditioner is inoperable on one of the hottest days of the year. The unfortunate truth, though, is that no air conditioner is 100% reliable. At some point you will find that you require some type of air conditioning repair in La Habra, CA. When you do, make sure that it is our number that you dial. The professional HVAC repair technicians at JC Mechanical Inc. are here to ensure that any problems with your air conditioner are resolved entirely, and as quickly as possible. Of course, you must realize that there is a problem to begin with before scheduling such service. Here are a few tips for helping you to do so.

One of the strongest indicators that there is a problem with your air conditioning system is the development of hot spots throughout your home. Your AC ought to cool all areas of your home even and consistently. If this has never been the case, it is possible that your AC was not properly installed or that it is of the wrong size for your home. Of course, a sudden drop in performance quality is far more likely the result of an operational problem. Only a trained technician can determine with certainty just what the issue really is.

Another sign that there is a problem with your air conditioner is a sudden spike in the cost of running your system. Your air conditioner shouldn’t just cost more and more to operate, especially if you keep up with routine maintenance service. When any component in your air conditioning system is compromised, the performance of the system as a whole will suffer. The longer you put off any necessary AC repairs, the more you are going to pay to cool your home, and often with lesser quality.

No matter how minor you may think that a problem with your air conditioning system may be, it is vital that you give a trained professional the opportunity to assess the situation. When you call JC Mechanical Inc., the root of the problem will be found and resolved entirely. Only then can you count on your AC to be there for you when you need it most. Give us a call today to schedule your air conditioning repair services in La Habra, CA.

Take Advantage of Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

Monday, December 15th, 2014

There are a lot of things that most homes share in common, and the basics of an HVAC system are fairly straightforward. That being said, every home, HVAC system, ventilation system, etc. all have their own unique characteristics. If you hope for such systems to fit your home exactly, as they must in order to reach their full potential, then it is necessary that you schedule service with professional sheet metal technicians. JC Mechanical Inc. is proud to offer comprehensive sheet metal fabrication services in La Habra, CA, and we have everything that you need to get the most out of your sheet metal products. Give us a call today to learn more about all that we can do for you.

One of the most common applications of sheet metal in residential properties is, of course, the ductwork used in forced air HVAC systems. When air is heated and cooled by your HVAC system, it is up to your ductwork to distribute this heated and cooled air throughout your entire home. It is not always feasible, though, to find premade air ducts that will allow for the effective distribution of conditioned air throughout the house. An effective, efficient system of ductwork is one in which there are as few twists and turns as possible, with the air being delivered in the simplest, most straightforward manner possible. If you have unique quirks in your home’s design, custom ductwork from our sheet metal fabrication team may be your best bet at achieving the comfort and efficiency levels that we know you deserve.

Naturally, ductwork is not the only way in which sheet metal may be used in your home. From exhaust fans to custom roofing and kitchen hood ventilation, sheet metal is one of the most durable, easy to clean materials out there. It is also one that must be handled by skilled, trained professionals only. We have the expertise and experience necessary to ensure that your custom sheet metal products are manufactured according to your exact specifications. Once they are, we will guarantee that they are installed and incorporated into your home with the greatest of care. If you are looking for custom sheet metal products in La Habra, CA designed specifically with your home in mind, then schedule service with the pros at JC Mechanical Inc. today.

Why Would I Need to Use a Dehumidifier?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

We have all heard someone proclaim, during a particularly uncomfortable stretch of summer weather, that it is not the heat, but rather the humidity, to be blamed for our discomfort. This is true, to an extent. However, the physical discomfort that you may associate with high humidity levels is actually only one reason why you ought to consider the installation of a whole-house dehumidifier in La Habra, CA. If you have any reason to believe that your home suffers from a persistent humidity imbalance, schedule service with the pros at JC Mechanical Inc. today. We will help to determine if a dehumidifier is what you need. If so, we will install and service yours expertly.

There are a few reasons why you may decide to use a dehumidifier in La Habra, CA. The first is, of course, to protect your comfort. When the air in your home is very humid, it makes for muggy, heavy conditions. You won’t be able to cool off as you sweat as effectively as you would when the air is as dry as it ought to be. Very humid air can put a lot of strain on your air conditioner, as well, meaning that you may still be uncomfortable despite pumping your air conditioner all day. This will, of course, also put unnecessary wear and tear on that system, as well as leaving you to pay higher energy bills for a weaker performance from your AC.

Biological pollutants also thrive when the air is very humid. This puts your home at increased risk of problems with substances like mold. Mold growth can have serious implications not only for the condition of your property, but for your health as well. Even if you do not encounter mold, it is possible for high humidity to lead to issues with water damage in your living space.

If you notice that the air in your home feels hot and heavy, if you find excessive condensation and water beading throughout, or if you notice any signs of wood rot or water damage, contact JC Mechanical Inc. immediately. A whole-house dehumidifier in La Habra, CA may be just what you need. However, it is important that such equipment is installed only skilled, trained professionals.

Make Use of Exhaust Fans in La Habra, CA

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The ability to adequately ventilate your home is one that you really cannot afford to take for granted, let alone overlook entirely. However, this is precisely what some homeowners wind up doing. There are many different reasons as to why you should have exhaust fans throughout your home, as well as why you should allow the pros at JC Mechanical Inc. to install them. There are a lot of jobs around the house that you can take on on your own. The installation and service of an exhaust fan in La Habra, CA is not one of them, though. In order to ensure that you get the most out of your exhaust fan, make sure that you work with one of the fine technicians on our team.

Wall-mounted exhaust fans allow for air to be exhausted directly from your home, which is of great benefit in certain areas. Your bathroom, for example, is one area of the house in which an exhaust fan should certainly be installed. Exhaust fans allow you to vent odorous air out of your home, keeping your house feeling and smelling fresh. They also allow you to vent the steam and moisture generated by hot baths and showers out of your house. This is a great benefit, as that humidity could easily build up in your home and make it less comfortable. Plus, this state of affairs could lead to water damage in your bathroom, were you not able to adequately ventilate it.

Another important area to have an exhaust fan installed in your home is in the kitchen. When you are cooking, you are generating a lot of heat. Cooking odors, while pleasant during the process, are also not necessarily something that you want to keep around indefinitely. If frying something on the stovetop, or should you accidentally burn anything in the oven or in a pan, you also want to be able to vent that smoke and odor out. A quality exhaust fan allows you to do so.

Why get your exhaust fan from JC Mechanical, Inc.? For starters, we handle sheet metal fabrication services in La Habra, CA and we do it on our own. This means that we can outfit your home with an ideally designed exhaust fan. Just give a member of our team a call today to learn more.