JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for November, 2016

Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Cooler weather has finally come to Brea, CA, and chances are you’re going to be running your heating system more and more often as fall turns to winter. It can be quite a shock to turn your heating system on, only to have nothing happen. It’s usually a sign of a serious problem for obvious reasons. You should never try to diagnose or repair a heater that won’t turn on yourself, though you can perform some basic troubleshooting. The more you understand about why a furnace shuts down, the better you’ll be able to react when trouble arises. (more…)

Running Your Air Conditioning in the Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Summers are hot and dry here in Yorba Linda, CA, and winters are usually very mild. Indeed, we’ve had more than a few hot spells already this fall, and we may get more before the temperature starts to warm up again in the spring. It’s natural in those periods to run the air conditioning system instead of the heater, especially during the day when the temperatures are at their hottest. By following a few tips, you can make sure you can switch over easily and don’t incur any waste or extra costs. (more…)

Differences Between Gas Furnaces and Electric Furnaces

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Most of us here in Anaheim, CA use forced-air furnaces to heat our homes. They make an elegant solution in towns like ours, where the winters are mild and the heating system can easily act in conjunction with the ducts from your air conditioner to keep your house warm. But furnaces themselves are divided into two basic categories: gas furnaces fed by burners using fuel from gas lines and electric furnaces that used heated coils to warm the air. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, and if you’re looking for a new furnace this winter, it pays to consider them both very carefully. (more…)

Why Is Sizing So Important in a New Heating System?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Last week, we discussed the specifics of selecting a new heating system, which is a fairly common procedure this time of year. With winter on its way here in Fullerton, CA, replacing an old heater now just makes a lot of sense. Among the factors we noted was the need to properly size your heating system: to make sure it fits with the unique parameters of your home. This week, we’d like to go into a little more detail about what exactly that means. (more…)