JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for March, 2016

When to Consider a Ductless Cooling System

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Temperatures are on the rise here in Southern California, and if you live in Orange, CA or any of the nearby communities, you may be looking at air conditioning options for this summer. Now is the perfect time to install a new air conditioning system to help fight the heat, especially if your old system is dying or you’re relying on portable window boxes for your cool air. When considering your options, you may want to think about a ductless mini split system instead of the traditional heating and cooling system.  Ductless systems install single units in each room or section of your house, each one charged with cooling a single room or section. That provides a number of benefits, though not every household can take advantage of them the way they should. Here’s a short guide on when to consider a ductless cooling system. (more…)

Why are Commercial HVAC Systems Placed on the Roof?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Commercial heating and air conditioning systems differ from residential systems in a number of ways. They’re more complex, require finer degrees of control, and of course need to heat and cool a much larger space. Here in Tustin, CA, that’s far more than a luxury, since businesses need every advantage they can get in maintaining a comfortable environment. Rooftop units offer a number of tangible advantages over commercial HVAC systems placed elsewhere. Here’s a brief discussion of some of the bigger ones. (more…)

3 Common Post-Winter Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Spring is here in Brea, CA, and we’ve already had our share hot weather in 2016. When you add that to the end of winter, when your air conditioner has sat unused for a number of months, it adds up to trouble. The simple act of sitting unused can bring trouble to your air conditioner that can reach up and bite you if you’re not careful. The good news is that most of them can be treated with a maintenance session performed by a qualified technician, and we recommend such maintenance visits once a year before cooling season begins. What kinds of post-winter problems does it address? Here’s 3 common ones that you should look out for. (more…)

Wait, Insulation Works in the Summer Too?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A lot of Southern Californians don’t think they need insulation in their homes, since our winters are so mild. Here in Orange, CA, we’re much more concerned with summer, when temperatures climb into the triple digits, than we are with the odd rainy day or chilly night. Accordingly, many or our homes are under-insulated, which can be a huge mistake. Insulation works during every month out of the year, and adding more to your home can make a difference in winter and summer alike. Here’s how insulation works in the summer too. (more…)