JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Why Air Conditioning Sizing is So Important

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is coming up very quickly here in Brea, CA, and if you’re installing a new air conditioner in your home, you may be induced to act quickly before the temperatures get too high. One of the biggest mistakes people make when installing a system system is buying an air conditioner that is too powerful for their home. Obviously a system that is too small won’t do the job, and most people naturally assume that bigger is better. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the case, and if your air conditioner is too large, it results in a serious problem known as short cycling.  (more…)

Keep Humidity at Bay This Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We’ve already had out share of June gloom here in Fullerton, CA and it isn’t even June yet. But our muggy weather is a reminder that high humidity can be as much of a problem as high temperatures this summer, and that without proper protection, it can make your home a miserable place to be. Your air conditioner helps dry the air by default, but doing so robs it of energy and forces it to work harder than it should. A whole-house dehumidifier can deal with the problem in a comprehensive way that improves your bottom line in the process. Here’s how. (more…)

Common Threats to Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 16th, 2016

With summer on its way in Anaheim, CA, we’re all focused on keeping indoor temperatures low and our households comfortable no matter how hot it is outside. But just as important as the indoor air temperature is the quality of your indoor air. Dust, humidity and other factors can make your home as uncomfortable as hot weather, and while you can treat them properly with the right product (installed by a professional, of course), you first need to understand the common threats to indoor air quality. That lets you identify the problem more accurately and find a device that can counteract it the most efficiently. We’ve provided a quick list below for you to check out. (more…)

Beware of These AC Myths

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Air conditioning is a part of our lives here in La Habra, CA, and with summer coming you’re going to be using yours more than ever. But few people understand how an AC system works, and as such a lot of harmful myths have circulated about ways to use them. They can end up costing you quite a bit in wasted energy if you’re not careful. We’ve spelled out a few of the more common ones below, letting you watch out for them and correct your air conditioning habits if necessary. (more…)

3 Things to Know about Commercial HVAC Replacement

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Air conditioning for commercial properties differs from air conditioning for residential buildings in a number of ways, and larger space is only the start of the issue. A commercial system often needs variable zone controls for multiple occupants, to allow them to tailor the temperature to their needs. And some businesses have specific cooling requirements, especially those with heavy computer use or other equipment that requires temperature control. We replaced 2 roof top units for a local church recently, an indoor space with high ceilings that tends to get very hot during the summer. (more…)