JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2016

Is Your AC Capacitor Worn Out?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

It’s been a long, hot summer here in Fullerton, CA, and it’s not done yet. Your air conditioner has likely been on call all day, every day, which means it’s been subjected to a great deal of pressure and stress. We tend to see a lot of breakdowns and repair calls this time of the year, much of it related to older or worn parts that are starting to buckle under the strain. That can include the capacitor, which is one of the most important parts of your air conditioner and which can shut down your entire system when it runs into trouble. (more…)

Protect Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

We’ve all watched the development of the Blue Cut fire to the north of us with concern and alarm over the last few days, and our best wishes go out for the health and safety of those in the path of the blaze. Down here in La Habra, CA, homeowners and residents are affected as well, since our air quality has taken a huge dip, and officials are instructing everyone to remain indoors as much as possible. That makes your indoor air quality more important than ever — a health issue as well as a comfort issue — and our trained staff is ready to help with this issue, not only for this crisis but on an ongoing basis. (more…)

3 Great Upgrades to Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 15th, 2016

We’re struggling under another heat wave here in Brea, CA, and our air conditioners are being called upon to carry the load more than ever. The strain of the summer may be catching up to it, and with high temperatures expected to continue well after Labor Day, you might be looking at high monthly bills for the foreseeable future. Now is an ideal time to consider installing certain upgrades to your existing system to help ease that strain and give your AC a break for the rest of the summer. Such upgrades can pay dividends for many years, and may even help extend the life of your air conditioner well beyond its warranty date. Here are a few options for you to consider. (more…)

How Does an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help My AC?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Here in Orange, CA, we need to look for any edge we can find when it comes to your air conditioner. There are a number of upgrades and additions to your system that can lower strain on your AC and reduce bills accordingly. New thermostats and zone control systems can do wonders, but if you’re looking for a system that can really cut into those bills, you should consider an energy recovery ventilator in your attic. What is it and how can it help your AC? Read on for the answers. (more…)

Now or in the Fall: How to Decide if Your AC Needs Replacing

Monday, August 1st, 2016

When summer hits here in Fullerton, CA, it hits hard and we’re all staggering under the weight of yet another scorching So Cal heat wave. If your air conditioning system is on its last legs, can present quite a conundrum to concerned homeowners. Do you replace it now and scramble to get the new system put in as quickly as possible? Or do you wait until the fall, which in this case likely means October, to install a new system more leisurely. An air conditioner is a major purchase and should never be undertaken lightly. But if you need to decide whether to replace your air conditioner now, or if you can wait a few months, then a few easy guidelines can help. (more…)