JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

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…)

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…)

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…)

Why Air Conditioning Sizing is So Important

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is coming up very quickly here in Brea, CA, and if you’re installing a new air conditioner in your home, you may be induced to act quickly before the temperatures get too high. One of the biggest mistakes people make when installing a system system is buying an air conditioner that is too powerful for their home. Obviously a system that is too small won’t do the job, and most people naturally assume that bigger is better. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the case, and if your air conditioner is too large, it results in a serious problem known as short cycling.  (more…)

Beware of These AC Myths

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Air conditioning is a part of our lives here in La Habra, CA, and with summer coming you’re going to be using yours more than ever. But few people understand how an AC system works, and as such a lot of harmful myths have circulated about ways to use them. They can end up costing you quite a bit in wasted energy if you’re not careful. We’ve spelled out a few of the more common ones below, letting you watch out for them and correct your air conditioning habits if necessary. (more…)

Low Air Flow Spells Trouble for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Here in Brea, CA, we’ve already experienced our share of heat, and that’s only going to get worse as spring turns into summer. Now is an excellent time to check your air conditioner for any signs of trouble. One of the biggest is a reduction in air flow, which usually signals a significant problem and if left unattended case eventually result in a full-bore breakdown. Any signs of reduced air flow in your system, and you should turn off the AC and call for professional assistance immediately. The causes of low air flow can illustrate how difficult the issue can be. (more…)

Get an Energy Recovery Ventilator This Spring

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Summers in Chino Hills, CA are as hot as they come, and anything you can do to keep your house cool is probably in order. A good air conditioner can be your best friend during the summer months, but without help, it can lead to some very high cooling bills during the summer months. We have a number of recommendations for households to improve their air conditioner’s efficiency, and among the most touted is an energy recovery ventilator, or ERV. How do they work and what kinds of benefits do they bring to your air conditioner? Read on for the answers. (more…)

3 Common Post-Winter Problems with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Spring is here in Brea, CA, and we’ve already had our share hot weather in 2016. When you add that to the end of winter, when your air conditioner has sat unused for a number of months, it adds up to trouble. The simple act of sitting unused can bring trouble to your air conditioner that can reach up and bite you if you’re not careful. The good news is that most of them can be treated with a maintenance session performed by a qualified technician, and we recommend such maintenance visits once a year before cooling season begins. What kinds of post-winter problems does it address? Here’s 3 common ones that you should look out for. (more…)