JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘La Habra’

Air Filtration Systems Keep Your Household Healthy

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Every heating and air conditioning system comes equipped with a filter to help strain dust and dirt out of the system. They work, but they need constant changing and they still don’t collect all of the dust and dirt that they might. That can be a problem in a dusty environment like we find in La Habra, CA. This is especially true in homes with sensitive residents, such as those with asthma or elderly family members with health concerns. You may want something more extensive to help keep the air in your home as clean as possible. An electronic air filtration system may be just what you need. (more…)

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Monday, December 5th, 2016

We talk a lot about temperature control  for your La Habra, CA home, which is the primary purpose of your heating and air conditioning system. We specialize in installing and repairing such systems and one should never underestimate how important they are. But they’re not the only aspects of your home’s atmosphere that you need to focus on. Indoor air quality can play as much of a role in your family’s comfort ass temperature control, and IAQ products can work in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning systems to reduce the stress and strain on them as well. What do we mean when we talk about indoor air quality? Read on for the answers. (more…)

What to Look for in a New Heater

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Fall is the right time to replace an old or malfunctioning heater with a new one. Temperatures in the La Habra, CA area are finally falling after a long Indian summer, and soon you’ll have need of your heating system almost every day. If your existing heater has run its course, you still have a few weeks to schedule a replacement, which gives you the time to select the proper unit for your home. A trained technician can help you make that selection after performing a heating audit of your home to determine your needs. In particular, here are a few things you should look for: (more…)

Consider the Benefits of Ductless Heat and Air

Monday, September 26th, 2016

If you’re going to make large changes to your heating or air conditioning system here in La Habra, CA, now is the time to do it. Early fall usually means that temperatures are mild,  but cool evenings have’t set in: giving you the time to consider all of your options. If you’re struggling with a centralized system or haven’t been able to install a centralized system because of structural issues with your house, have we got a solution for you: ductless heating and cooling systems. (more…)

Protect Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

We’ve all watched the development of the Blue Cut fire to the north of us with concern and alarm over the last few days, and our best wishes go out for the health and safety of those in the path of the blaze. Down here in La Habra, CA, homeowners and residents are affected as well, since our air quality has taken a huge dip, and officials are instructing everyone to remain indoors as much as possible. That makes your indoor air quality more important than ever — a health issue as well as a comfort issue — and our trained staff is ready to help with this issue, not only for this crisis but on an ongoing basis. (more…)

Use Your Thermostat to Cut Costs

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A thermostat is a vital part of your La Habra, CA home: allowing you complete control over your heating and air conditioning system and regulating the temperature in your home. Summers are always brutal here in Southern California, and we usually end up paying a great deal for air conditioning services.  But timely use of your thermostat can help cut into those costs, without skimping unduly on the cool air you need to keep your house comfortable on even the hottest days. Here’s two quick lists of a few tips to help you out, one for existing thermostats and one for newer thermostats you may wish to consider purchasing. (more…)

5 Signs of Leaking AC Refrigerant

Monday, July 11th, 2016

With summer here in La Habra, CA, you need to watch your air conditioner very carefully for signs of trouble. The sooner you can spot a problem, the more readily and easily you can schedule repairs, and the less expensive those repairs tend to be. Among the issues to watch for its leaking refrigerant, which is very common, especially with older air conditioners. Refrigerant isn’t supposed to leak, but when it does, it results in higher bills, increased stress and eventually a serious breakdown elsewhere in the system. Here are five subtle yet definitive signs to look for to spot such a problem: (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…)