JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2016

3 Causes of Cold Spots in Your Home

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Here in La Habra, CA, most households use forced-air furnaces to keep their homes warm in the winter. Furnaces rely on the same system of ducts that your air conditioner uses: blowing heated air through them and out of vents in the various rooms to gradually elevate the temperature.

But sometimes, that warmth isn’t applied evenly, or other factors step in to create cold spots in your home. The bad news is that they’re usually caused by specific problems in your home. The good news is that a trained technician from a professional service can usually get to the bottom of it. Here are 3 possible causes of cold spots in your home. (more…)

3 Improvement to Your Attic That Can Save on Energy Costs

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Your home need to stay as energy efficient as possible in order to help cut down on monthly heating and cooling bills. An efficient home will ease the strain on your heater or air conditioner, helping them to last longer and suffer fewer breakdowns as well as lowering the costs of keeping your home comfortable. Here in La Habra, CA, the battle for energy efficiency often takes place in your attic, since warm air rises and moves through it on the way out of your house. Here’s a quick list of three improvements to your attic that can save big on energy costs. (more…)

Benefits of Modular Commercial HVAC Systems

Monday, January 11th, 2016

In most cases, homes in the La Habra, CA area rely on centralized units to handle their heating and air conditioning services: a single unit that generates all of the hot or cool air you need, then distributes it via a system of ducts. Commercial offices and retail space have much different needs from their HVAC system, and a centralized unit, while great for homes, can create a number of problems for such a space. That’s why many of them rely on modular units: multiple heating or air conditioning systems connected to the main ducts and combining to generate sufficient heating or cooling power instead of relying on one machine to do it all. The benefits of such a system for your business cannot be stressed enough. (more…)

Why Is there Frost on My Heat Pump?

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular option for homes here in La Habra, CA: combining the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into a single system. Heat pumps work the same way an air conditioner does, but with an added option of reserving the flow of refrigerant through the system to warm your home instead of cool it. You might be surprised to notice ice forming on the system this time of year, when its job is heating the air rather than cooling it and temperatures rarely drop below freezing. In point of fact, ice on your heat pump represents a more serious problem, that you need to treat quickly. (more…)