Off-Season Upgrades for Your Air Conditioner

With summer winding down, your air conditioner will be seeing less and less use as our stifling La Habra heat waves give way to cooler temperatures. If you’re like most Southern Californians, your pocketbook likely took a huge hit these last few months by running your air conditioner every day. Now is the time to address that situation, though you may not be ready to flat-out replace your system yet. Thankfully, you have options with upgrades for your air conditioner that can be easily installed by trained professionals. Here are a few of them for you to consider.


This isn’t strictly an air conditioning upgrade, though it certainly affects your air conditioner. Houses in Southern California don’t often have a lot of insulation since our winters are so mild. But insulation helps keep hot air out in the summer as well as keeping hot air in in the winter. By upgrading this off-season, you could see some serious reductions in your cooling bill next year.

Air Filtration Systems

Air filtration systems range from simple filters to elaborate electronic air purifiers. They serve to remove dust and other contaminants from the air, which primarily helps improve indoor air quality. But that helps your air conditioner as well by keeping dust from coating key systems and lowering the amount of contaminants it has to deal with.


If you have an older thermostat, especially one with a mercury switch, you may be losing a great deal of air conditioning efficiency. Modern thermostats not only offer programmable start and stop times, but may offer “smart” features that tailor the temperature to your long-term preferences, and let you turn them on and off remotely via an app on your phone.

For more off-season upgrades to your air conditioner, call the pros at JC Mechanical Inc. today!


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