JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2016

What to Look for in a New Heater

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Fall is the right time to replace an old or malfunctioning heater with a new one. Temperatures in the La Habra, CA area are finally falling after a long Indian summer, and soon you’ll have need of your heating system almost every day. If your existing heater has run its course, you still have a few weeks to schedule a replacement, which gives you the time to select the proper unit for your home. A trained technician can help you make that selection after performing a heating¬†audit of your home to determine your needs. In particular, here are a few things you should look for: (more…)

Is a Heat Pump Right for Me?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Towns like Yorba Linda, CA experience very mild winters: one of the benefits of living in Southern California. But we still need heating systems to keep our homes warm on those cold winter nights, and like most people, homeowners in the area want to be able to warm their homes without spending more than they need to on monthly bills. The solution may be a heat pump, which combines the effects of a heater and an air conditioner in one. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works and why it’s well-suited to our climate. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, it pays to give heat pumps a good, close look. (more…)

Check Your Heater for Early Problems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

After a long summer, cooler weather is finally here in Anaheim, CA. If you haven’t run your heater for any appreciable length of time, you could benefit from turning it on and checking for any signs of trouble. Ideally, you will schedule a servicing session from a trained technician, who is the only one who can accurately diagnose a problem. But by looking for general signs of trouble — non-specific symptoms that speak to a larger problem — you at least know enough to turn off the system and summon repairs. Here’s a look at some symptoms to check for. (more…)

Air Purifiers Provide Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Every HVAC system here in Fullerton, CA comes equipped with a filter, designed to strain out dust and contaminants as your heater or air conditioner runs. It works quite well, but cheap filters don’t always do the job that they should, and regardless they need to be changed periodically. An electronic air purifier, on the other hand, provides comprehensive filtration power without needing to use a screen, and if you’re looking for a way to keep your indoor air as clean ass possible. it has a lot to recommend it. (more…)

Changing Filters: Is More Expensive Automatically Better?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Most heating and air conditioning systems come equipped with a filter, designed to strain out dust, hair and other contaminants as they pass through your system. It helps keep your heating and air conditioning system functional, as well as lowering the amount of dust in your household air. Here in Brea, CA, where air quality can often be a factor in your home comfort, we recommend changing filters once every 1-3 months, especially if you have vulnerable family members such as infants or the elderly. You can buy new ones at any hardware store or home improvement center, but that’s not the end of it. Like anything else, filters come in different types, some more expensive than others.¬†How can you tell which is the right one for you? Start by looking at factors other than the price (more…)