JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for July, 2016

Use Your Thermostat to Cut Costs

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A thermostat is a vital part of your La Habra, CA home: allowing you complete control over your heating and air conditioning system and regulating the temperature in your home. Summers are always brutal here in Southern California, and we usually end up paying a great deal for air conditioning services.  But timely use of your thermostat can help cut into those costs, without skimping unduly on the cool air you need to keep your house comfortable on even the hottest days. Here’s two quick lists of a few tips to help you out, one for existing thermostats and one for newer thermostats you may wish to consider purchasing. (more…)

How Does a UV Air Purifier Help Me?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

UV stands for “ultraviolet,” a wavelength of light that exists outside of our normal spectrum of vision. It appears in sunlight in reasonably high amounts, causing our skin to tan or burn if we spend too much time out in the sun. At lower levels, UV light bulbs can be used  at places like Disneyland here in Anaheim to make your clothes glow in the dark. At those levels, they’re perfectly safe for human beings and pets. But small one-celled organisms like germs are either killed or sterilized on contact, making UV light an ideal way to keep your air purified inside your home. Here’s a brief look at how a UV air purifier works. (more…)

5 Signs of Leaking AC Refrigerant

Monday, July 11th, 2016

With summer here in La Habra, CA, you need to watch your air conditioner very carefully for signs of trouble. The sooner you can spot a problem, the more readily and easily you can schedule repairs, and the less expensive those repairs tend to be. Among the issues to watch for its leaking refrigerant, which is very common, especially with older air conditioners. Refrigerant isn’t supposed to leak, but when it does, it results in higher bills, increased stress and eventually a serious breakdown elsewhere in the system. Here are five subtle yet definitive signs to look for to spot such a problem: (more…)

Does My AC Unit Have to Be Serviced?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

If you have an air conditioner here in Orange, CA — and if you don’t then you really should, since our summers are too hot to go without it — then it’s imperative to get it serviced at least once a year and possibly more often. You may as well ask whether your car needs an oil change or not. In the immediacy of the moment, probably not, but if you don’t schedule one on a regular basis, it’s apt to cause a lot of trouble very quickly. (more…)