JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2015

3 Signs Your AC Refrigerant Levels Are Low

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Air conditioners need refrigerant to do their job: a chemical compound that shifts from gas to liquid and back again inside the system. The process lowers the temperature of the nearby air, which then gets pushed into your ductwork for distribution throughout the home. Theoretically, it’s a closed system, which means that refrigerant levels will never drop. But we live in the real world, which means that leaks and other problems can lower the level of refrigerant in your system. This is a significant problem which can result in further damage if you are not careful. And with summer here in La Habra, CA, you don’t want any issue affecting your system. Here are 3 signs that your refrigerant levels are running low, which you should watch for when operating your air conditioner. (more…)

3 Ways a Dehumidifier Can Help My Home

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

La Habra, CA sees its share of hot summers, which is why a good air conditioner is so important to local residents. But while air conditioners tend to address high temperatures, they’re less effective at handling another scourge of summer: high humidity levels. Whenever the relative humidity climbs about 50% or so, you tend to feel a lot warmer than the actual temperature reflects. Your skin gets clammy and your household just doesn’t feel as comfortable as it should. A household dehumidifier can solve a number of problems in that regard, especially when installed by a trained service provider. Here are 3 ways a dehumidifier can help your home. (more…)

How to Maximize Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Monday, June 15th, 2015

When summertime hits in La Habra, CA, we need our air conditioners to function like pros, and provided they’ve been properly installed and well-maintained, they usually do. However, we’re also used to paying a small fortune in energy costs whenever the temperatures start to spike, which can cover up for the fact that you may be paying more than necessary on cooling bills each summer.


Is Ductless Air Conditioning Right for Me?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Mention air conditioning and most of us think of the centralized models that generate cool air in one specific place, then distribute it through the home via ductwork. The ducts are usually located in hidden portions of the home, such as the crawlspace between the walls or up in the attic where they can’t be seen. But such a system, while effective, may not be right for every resident of La Habra, CA. In those cases, you certainly have options you can pursue, most notably ductless air conditioning systems, which (as you may have guessed) eliminate ductwork entirely. “Is ductless air conditioning right for me?” you ask. Here’s a quick primer to help answer that question. (more…)

3 Great Thermostat Upgrades

Monday, June 1st, 2015

We tend to take our thermostats for granted, even during the heat of summer when La Habra, CA residents depend on their air conditioning systems to stay cool. The thermostat remains a stalwart part of our household no matter what, offering us complete control over our systems and allowing us to keep our houses comfortable.