JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Anaheim’

Is an Electric Furnace Right for You?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most homes in the Anaheim, CA area use forced-air furnaces for heat, typically gas-fed furnaces fueled by links to the civic gas line. They’re safe and effective, but electric furnaces can serve much the same function, and depending upon the needs of your home, might prove a better fit for you than a gas system will. If you’re looking at getting a new furnace in the spring, or your old furnace has suffered a sudden breakdown and a new furnace is required immediately, you should consider the benefits an electric furnace can bring. (more…)

Why Does My Heater Smell Funny When I Turn It On?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Here in Anaheim, CA, we’re only just now beginning to use our heating systems with any regularity. Our long So Cal summers mean that we rely on air conditioners more than heaters, and only now has the weather gotten cool enough to justify extended use of the system. Homeowners turning their heaters on for the first time may discover an unpleasant smell emanating from their vents. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon and it’s certainly nothing to panic about. It does usually require the services of a technician to properly diagnose and address, however.  The cause of smells in the heater varies by smell, but can include the following: (more…)

Differences Between Gas Furnaces and Electric Furnaces

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Most of us here in Anaheim, CA use forced-air furnaces to heat our homes. They make an elegant solution in towns like ours, where the winters are mild and the heating system can easily act in conjunction with the ducts from your air conditioner to keep your house warm. But furnaces themselves are divided into two basic categories: gas furnaces fed by burners using fuel from gas lines and electric furnaces that used heated coils to warm the air. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, and if you’re looking for a new furnace this winter, it pays to consider them both very carefully. (more…)

Check Your Heater for Early Problems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

After a long summer, cooler weather is finally here in Anaheim, CA. If you haven’t run your heater for any appreciable length of time, you could benefit from turning it on and checking for any signs of trouble. Ideally, you will schedule a servicing session from a trained technician, who is the only one who can accurately diagnose a problem. But by looking for general signs of trouble — non-specific symptoms that speak to a larger problem — you at least know enough to turn off the system and summon repairs. Here’s a look at some symptoms to check for. (more…)

Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Summer isn’t over by a long shot here in Anaheim, CA, but cooler weather is on its way, and the arrival of Labor Day makes a great spot on the calendar to give your heating system a little once-over. Some of it can be performed yourself, such as replacing the filters and planning to adjust the thermostat when the time comes. But the best thing you can do for your heater this fall is to schedule a heating maintenance session from a trained technician. (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…)

What Does Dripping Water Mean for My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

With summer on the way here in Anaheim, CA, it’s time to keep a close eye on your air conditioner for potential problems. June gloom has spared us the worst of the heat so far this year,  but it’s only a matter of time before those triple-digit temperatures hit us like a ton of bricks. Your air conditioner will need to run every day once summer begins in earnest, and the sooner you can spot signs of trouble, the more readily you can address it before it shuts your system down. (more…)

Common Threats to Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 16th, 2016

With summer on its way in Anaheim, CA, we’re all focused on keeping indoor temperatures low and our households comfortable no matter how hot it is outside. But just as important as the indoor air temperature is the quality of your indoor air. Dust, humidity and other factors can make your home as uncomfortable as hot weather, and while you can treat them properly with the right product (installed by a professional, of course), you first need to understand the common threats to indoor air quality. That lets you identify the problem more accurately and find a device that can counteract it the most efficiently. We’ve provided a quick list below for you to check out. (more…)

3 Things to Know about Commercial HVAC Replacement

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Air conditioning for commercial properties differs from air conditioning for residential buildings in a number of ways, and larger space is only the start of the issue. A commercial system often needs variable zone controls for multiple occupants, to allow them to tailor the temperature to their needs. And some businesses have specific cooling requirements, especially those with heavy computer use or other equipment that requires temperature control. We replaced 2 roof top units for a local church recently, an indoor space with high ceilings that tends to get very hot during the summer. (more…)

Warm Weather Is Here. Time to Get Your AC Repaired!

Monday, February 29th, 2016

It’s common in Southern California to let repair issues go once air conditioning season is over. When cool weather hits the Anaheim, CA area, pressing repairs become much less pressing, and you may be tempted to sit tight rather than address a given issue right away. But with hot weather returning to the Southland early this year, you can’t afford to leave your air conditioner on the sidelines. If you need repairs done or even if you think you do, now is the time to get your AC repaired. Here are some tips to let you know how. (more…)