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Is a Heat Pump Right for Me?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Towns like Yorba Linda, CA experience very mild winters: one of the benefits of living in Southern California. But we still need heating systems to keep our homes warm on those cold winter nights, and like most people, homeowners in the area want to be able to warm their homes without spending more than they need to on monthly bills. The solution may be a heat pump, which combines the effects of a heater and an air conditioner in one. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works and why it’s well-suited to our climate. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, it pays to give heat pumps a good, close look. (more…)

Common Heat Pump Repair Issues

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Heat pumps make an excellent solution to heating and cooling needs here in La Habra, CA. With our mild winters finally kicking in, they allow us to comfortably warm our homes without expending as much energy as other forms of heating (as well as acting as a reliable air conditioner in the summer). But with winter coming and people switching from cooling to heating mode, now is the time when common heat pump repair issues can crop up. When you spot them, shut your system down and call for a qualified repair service immediately. (more…)

Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Spring Maintenance as Well

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The spring is the time when air conditioning systems should have their annual maintenance. Although maintenance can technically be take care of at any point during the year, spring is the best time because it gives the system prep right before the biggest period of use. (It’s also an easier time to schedule with HVAC technicians, who have more open schedules between winter and summer.)


The Benefits of Heat Pumps

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

One of the best ways to provide comfort for a home in the climate of Southern California is a heat pump. Heat pumps work in the same fashion as air conditioners: They circulate refrigerant between two sets of coils, one indoors and one outdoors. One set of coils absorbs heat, and the refrigerant then moves this heat to the second set of coils where it is released. However, an air conditioning system can only perform this heat exchange in one direction, moving heat from inside a home and releasing it outside. A heat pump contains the components that allow it to reverse the flow of refrigerant so that the system absorbs heat from the outside and releases it to the inside. It only takes a simple adjustment on your home’s thermostat to change a heat pump from one mode to the other.

If you are interested in looking into heat pumps in Anaheim, CA for a new installation, or if you already have a heat pump and need to schedule routine maintenance or repairs for it, contact JC Mechanical Inc. We have helped keep Southern Californian homes cooled and heated since 1992.

Reasons you should consider a heat pump installation

The most obvious benefit of a heat pump for a home is the dual function of heating and cooling. There are some other advantages to consider as well:

  • Energy savings in heating mode: Heat pumps can save you money over other types of electric heating systems, such as furnaces, because they use electricity to move heat, rather than using electrical resistance heating to create heat. The switch from an electric furnace to a heat pump will result in significant savings on your monthly energy bills.
  • Few efficiency problems: In climates where winter weather often drops below freezing, a heat pump can encounter trouble removing sufficient heat from the outdoors. Since Southern California experiences mild winters that rarely fall lower than the mid-40s, heat pumps will almost never run into problems delivering homes effective heating.
  • Safety: Heat pumps provide a safe alternative for home heating if you do not wish to use a gas-powered system. Heat pumps run entirely from electricity and do not create any toxic exhaust. Their cabinets do not grow hot either, which makes them safe for homes with children.

A heat pump is not always the ideal choice for every home, so make sure that you call on professionals when you are planning your next HVAC system installation. Our technicians at JC Mechanical Inc. will assist you with determining the best way to heat and cool your home. We have installed numerous heat pumps in Anaheim, CA over the years and will make sure that you receive a great installation for your home.