JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for September, 2015

Heating Repair Issues to Watch For

Monday, September 28th, 2015

After months of stifling heat, the weather has finally begun to cool down in La Habra, CA, and with the arrival of fall comes the need to dust off your heater and put it to good use. Our winters are famously mild here in Southern California, but our nights can still get pretty chilly, and a good heater can see you through it comfortably. As you start using it, be sure to keep an eye out for any potential repair issues that may crop up. Now is the time to attend to them, before the weather gets much colder and you have ample opportunity to schedule repairs when you like. (more…)

Off-Season Upgrades for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 21st, 2015

With summer winding down, your air conditioner will be seeing less and less use as our stifling La Habra heat waves give way to cooler temperatures. If you’re like most Southern Californians, your pocketbook likely took a huge hit these last few months by running your air conditioner every day. Now is the time to address that situation, though you may not be ready to flat-out replace your system yet. Thankfully, you have options with upgrades for your air conditioner that can be easily installed by trained professionals. Here are a few of them for you to consider. (more…)

Why Should I Get a Commercial Air Purifier?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Here in La Habra, CA, the weather has been hotter than ever, even as summer officially comes to an end in just a few weeks. Business owners and office managers have likely been focused on keeping their commercial air conditioners running in order to hold those high temperatures in check for their employees and customers. But temperature isn’t the only factor in determining the pleasantness of your office space. A commercial air purifier, which removes dirt, germs and other contaminants from your office air, can be just as important as your heating or air conditioning system. “Why should I get a commercial air purifier?” you ask. We’ve laid out some reasons below. (more…)


Friday, September 11th, 2015

Home and business owners who currently rely on older air conditioners for their cooling will soon be facing the unpleasant prospect of replacing their cooling systems by the year 2020. These older air conditioners use a type of refrigerant known as HCFC-22, or R22 Freon. Government regulations concerning environmental emissions and ozone depletion require replacement of R22 Freon with R410a Freon, a less environmentally damaging substance.

Air conditioners that use R22 Freon cannot use the new R410a type, and there is no retrofit or workaround that can enable the older technology to use the newer refrigerant. As a result, the transition from R22 to R410a Freon will mean most air conditioners from the last few decades will need to be replaced.

The new Freon standards were implemented as part of the Clean Air Act, which is enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By the year 2020, R22 Freon will no longer be manufactured.

Between 2012 and 2020, the price of R22 Freon is expected to increase dramatically. As the phase-out deadline nears and available stocks of this refrigerant dwindle, prices are expected to climb even higher. In response, service and maintenance costs will also likely increase. In addition to expecting mounting costs for maintaining their existing air conditioners, homeowners must anticipate the daunting prospect of investing thousands of dollars in a new environmentally compliant cooling system.

To make the best of this situation, those who need to replace their air conditioners should consider it an opportunity to purchase a high-efficiency cooling system. These types of extremely efficient air conditioners tend to be more expensive initially, but they provide significant savings on monthly cooling bills. In many cases, the savings on utility expenses can pay for the new air conditioner by about the halfway point of the unit’s useful life.

If you are one of these owners and you would like to get a price for a new environmentally friendly system please contact us today. We provide free estimates for unit replacements and would be happy to assist you in making the right choice for your home or business.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or call us at 714-223-1255.

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We usually think of energy efficiency as a winter affair, with homes in the La Habra area needing to retain heat when the weather drops. But in truth, energy efficiency can take place all year, and with our comparatively mild weather, most people don’t take full advantage of it. You’d be surprised how much you can save when you improve your home’s energy efficiency, and how comparatively simple it is to do with the right service at your side. Here are a few easy ways to do so, and help your monthly budget survive the energy crunch. (more…)