3 Great Upgrades to Your Air Conditioner

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.

Energy Recovery Ventilators

An energy recovery ventilator or ERV is placed in your attic and swaps the stale air in your home out with fresh air from outside. A heat exchanger swaps the temperature between the incoming air and the outgoing air, ensuring that the temperature stays the same regardless. That removes germs and contaminants from your home, but more importantly, it makes it easier for your AC to do its job, cutting monthly costs by as much as 40% in some cases.


Most people think of insulation as strictly a winter addition, and few homes in Southern California have as much insulation as they could. But it keeps cool air inside just as easily as warm air, and adding more could help your air conditioner a great deal.

Zone Control Systems

A zone control system is a series of valves and shutters in your ducts that allow you to adjust the temperature in each room individually, and run the AC in parts of the home you’re using while turning it off in unoccupied rooms… cutting down on those pesky bills.

JC Mechanical can install, maintain and repair all of these upgrades to your home!

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