JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2015

Plan for a Maintenance Session in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

2016 is almost here, and the new year makes a great time to adopt some new resolutions. Among them is a maintenance session for your air conditioner and/or heater. Most people poo-poo maintenance sessions as a waste of money, which is a big mistake. Not only do they save you money in the long run by helping your system perform more efficiently, but it can extend the life of your system, provided you schedule them regularly. Now makes a great time to get into a good habit, and by setting up these professional visits twice a year, you can reap the benefits for a long time to come. (more…)

Insulation Makes Your Heater and Air Conditioner Work Better

Monday, December 21st, 2015

We live in La Habra, CA, and as chilly as the weather here has been of late, it’s nothing compared to the cold weather that people in the Midwest and East Cost have to deal with. That can lead us to become complacent about ways to improve our heater’s function, which often come down to improving household efficiency. In particular, insulation can do wonders for your heater, but also your air conditioner, and few Southern California homes have sufficient amounts of insulation owing to our hot summers. If you want to help your heater—and your air conditioner—work better, you might consider adding more. (more…)

Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Heating System

Monday, December 14th, 2015

La Habra, CA enjoys warm winters like most Southern California cities. But our nights still get cold and while we don’t depend on our heating systems the way someone in Boston or Minneapolis might, we still need them to get through the coldest patches of the year. That makes it doubly important to watch out for subtle signs there might be a problem, such as air flow that might be lower than normal. It may not sound like much, but it can potentially be quite devastating if you don’t arrange for the issue to be fixed. (more…)

Common Heat Pump Repair Issues

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Heat pumps make an excellent solution to heating and cooling needs here in La Habra, CA. With our mild winters finally kicking in, they allow us to comfortably warm our homes without expending as much energy as other forms of heating (as well as acting as a reliable air conditioner in the summer). But with winter coming and people switching from cooling to heating mode, now is the time when common heat pump repair issues can crop up. When you spot them, shut your system down and call for a qualified repair service immediately. (more…)