JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

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…)

Consider the Benefits of Ductless Heat and Air

Monday, September 26th, 2016

If you’re going to make large changes to your heating or air conditioning system here in La Habra, CA, now is the time to do it. Early fall usually means that temperatures are mild,  but cool evenings have’t set in: giving you the time to consider all of your options. If you’re struggling with a centralized system or haven’t been able to install a centralized system because of structural issues with your house, have we got a solution for you: ductless heating and cooling systems. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Tips for Beating the Heat

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer is here in Yorba Linda, CA and as we’ve already seen this year, heat waves are here to make our lives miserable again. This promises to be one of the hottest summers on record, and your air conditioner is going to be put through its paces trying to keep you cool. You can help it our with a few tips and tricks designed not only to maximize its efficiency, but  to make your home a little more comfortable in the bargain. Some of these tips you can do yourself and some require the services of a professional, but all of them will help cut into those high monthly bills. The can include, but are not limited to the following: (more…)

The Heat Is On: Improve Your AC’s Efficiency

Monday, June 20th, 2016

We’ve enjoyed a great deal of June gloom so far this year, with cooler temperatures here in Fullerton. CA and a reduced need for your air conditioner. That changed this weekend with the arrival of our first serious heat wave of the year. Chances are you’re going to need your system to perform at its peak every day until September at the very least. That’s going to cost you a great deal in monthly bills, and the added strain increases the chances of a breakdown as well. But with more judicious use of your air conditioner, you can cut down on those bills without skimping on the cool air you need to stay comfortable. Here’s how. (more…)