JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for November, 2015

Ways to Give Your Heater a Break This Winter

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Cooler weather has finally arrived in La Habra, CA, and while we aren’t exactly buried in snow, our heaters can still expect to see plenty of work in the next few months. No one likes to see higher heating bills, and increased use means increased risk of a breakdown. How can you minimize those costs while still enjoying the warm air you and your family need?  There are a number of different indoor air quality products and other upgrades that provide ways to give your heater a break this winter. We’ve outlined a few of them below. (more…)

Consider Winterizing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The chilly season usually takes its time to get here in La Habra, CA, but it always does and when it does, we tend to shut our air conditioners down for months at a time. During the winter months, our AC units suffer from expected amounts of wear and tear, which may translate to problems when we fire them back up again in the spring. You can help prevent that by winterizing you air conditioner: taking a few easy steps to keep it protected from the elements and running the way you need it to when the temperatures start to climb again. Here’s a few quick tips on how to do that. (more…)

How Do Energy Recovery Ventilators Work?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We don’t think much about energy efficiency here in La Habra, CA especially during our famously mild winters. When the temperature rarely drops below freezing, you don’t need to worry so much about losing warm air. In point of fact though, greater energy efficiency in your home can still save you a great deal of money, which is why you might want to consider installing an energy recovery ventilator in the attic of your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it can cut your energy bills by up to 40%, and works just as well retaining cool air in the summer as it does warm air in the winter. How do energy recovery ventilators, or ERVs work? Read on for a brief description. (more…)

Watch for Short Cycling in Your Heating System

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Here in La Habra, CA, we’re finally starting to see cooler weather, which means that you’ll be turning on your heater more and more often in the coming weeks. Now is the time to watch your system very closely for signs of trouble, and if any appear, to contact a qualified technician to get it corrected immediately. You’ll be relying on your heater more and more often as the days get colder, and the sooner you can address any issues, the better off you’ll be. (more…)

How Do Dehumidifiers Help Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We live in La Habra, CA, where humid weather crops up surprisingly often. Whenever the humidity levels get too high they can turn your home into a sauna. The excess humidity can increase the growth of mold and bacteria in your home, adding to the risk of an infection in your family, as well as contributing to a clammy, unpleasant feeling as if the temperature in your home is higher than it is.

A dehumidifier can help with those problems, restoring your home to comfort and reducing the growth of mold and bacteria to boot. Even more importantly, they can provide a great boon to your air conditioner, and help it to perform at its absolute best. How so? We’re provided a brief explanation below. (more…)