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

Business Owners Can Keep Their Offices Healthy

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Maintenance concept. Technician and pipes in background.If you own a business or manage an office space, then health is an important part of your job. You don’t want your workers to have to take a sick day, and you certainly don’t want any customers or partners to come away from your space with the local flu bug. Sick days cost businesses a great deal every year, and maintaining a healthy space makes good cost sense as well as looking out for the workers and customers who give you their best every day. (more…)

Air Filtration Systems Keep Your Household Healthy

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Every heating and air conditioning system comes equipped with a filter to help strain dust and dirt out of the system. They work, but they need constant changing and they still don’t collect all of the dust and dirt that they might. That can be a problem in a dusty environment like we find in La Habra, CA. This is especially true in homes with sensitive residents, such as those with asthma or elderly family members with health concerns. You may want something more extensive to help keep the air in your home as clean as possible. An electronic air filtration system may be just what you need. (more…)

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We talk a lot about temperature control  for your La Habra, CA home, which is the primary purpose of your heating and air conditioning system. We specialize in installing and repairing such systems and one should never underestimate how important they are. But they’re not the only aspects of your home’s atmosphere that you need to focus on. Indoor air quality can play as much of a role in your family’s comfort ass temperature control, and IAQ products can work in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning systems to reduce the stress and strain on them as well. What do we mean when we talk about indoor air quality? Read on for the answers. (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…)

Preparing Your Home for Fire Season

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The dry season has arrived in Southern California, and we’ve already had out share of large brush fires. Here in Yorba Linda, CA, that can be a huge concern for homeowners, with nearby state parks dry as a bone and errant wildfires a constant issue. The more you can do to protect your home from fire dangers the better. We’ve included a basic list of steps you should take as a prudent homeowner. (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…)

Keep Humidity at Bay This Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We’ve already had out share of June gloom here in Fullerton, CA and it isn’t even June yet. But our muggy weather is a reminder that high humidity can be as much of a problem as high temperatures this summer, and that without proper protection, it can make your home a miserable place to be. Your air conditioner helps dry the air by default, but doing so robs it of energy and forces it to work harder than it should. A whole-house dehumidifier can deal with the problem in a comprehensive way that improves your bottom line in the process. Here’s how. (more…)