JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fullerton’

Troubleshooting your Furnace Burners

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If you live in the Fullerton, CA area, you most likely use a gas furnace to heat your home. They’re quite effective in mild climates like ours and most Southern California homes have gas lines to fuel them. That puts the bulk of the furnace’s duties on the burners, which will cause the system to work inefficiently, or not at all in the worst circumstances.  Only a trained technician can conduct proper repairs on the burner if they quit working, but your can do a little troubleshooting yourself in order to avoid the expense of a repair call in some circumstances. (more…)

When Should I Consider a Ductless Mini-Split System?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Most homes in the Fullerton, CA area rely on centralized HVAC systems, which generate hot air in the winter and cool air in the summer from a single locale. The furnace or air conditioner will then blow the heated or cool air through your home via a system of ducts. It’s an effective system, but it’s not the only one available, and depending on your needs, it might not be the best fit. (more…)

Why Is Sizing So Important in a New Heating System?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Last week, we discussed the specifics of selecting a new heating system, which is a fairly common procedure this time of year. With winter on its way here in Fullerton, CA, replacing an old heater now just makes a lot of sense. Among the factors we noted was the need to properly size your heating system: to make sure it fits with the unique parameters of your home. This week, we’d like to go into a little more detail about what exactly that means. (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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

How do Heat Pumps Save You Money?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Spring is here in Fullerton, CA, making it the ideal season to assess the state of your heating and air conditioning system and make some changes if necessary. If you’re thinking about replacing an old system with a new one, you might want to think about installing a heat pump instead of a traditional heater or air conditioner. It could be the best decision you made: saving you money while cooling your house in the summer and warming it in the winter. How does it work, and how does save you money? Read on for the answers. (more…)