JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Orange’

How Does an Energy Recovery Ventilator Help My AC?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Here in Orange, CA, we need to look for any edge we can find when it comes to your air conditioner. There are a number of upgrades and additions to your system that can lower strain on your AC and reduce bills accordingly. New thermostats and zone control systems can do wonders, but if you’re looking for a system that can really cut into those bills, you should consider an energy recovery ventilator in your attic. What is it and how can it help your AC? Read on for the answers. (more…)

Does My AC Unit Have to Be Serviced?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

If you have an air conditioner here in Orange, CA — and if you don’t then you really should, since our summers are too hot to go without it — then it’s imperative to get it serviced at least once a year and possibly more often. You may as well ask whether your car needs an oil change or not. In the immediacy of the moment, probably not, but if you don’t schedule one on a regular basis, it’s apt to cause a lot of trouble very quickly. (more…)

How to Respond to a Sudden AC Breakdown

Monday, June 6th, 2016

No one likes to think about their air conditioner suddenly stopping in the middle of a heat wave. Orange, CA and similar nearby cities can often hit triple digits in June and July, and the prospect of going without an AC unit can be daunting indeed. But it does happen from time to time, and when it does, it helps to know exactly which steps to take. By responding calmly and quickly to an AC breakdown, you can prevent further damage and help get your system back online quickly. (more…)

When to Consider a Ductless Cooling System

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Temperatures are on the rise here in Southern California, and if you live in Orange, CA or any of the nearby communities, you may be looking at air conditioning options for this summer. Now is the perfect time to install a new air conditioning system to help fight the heat, especially if your old system is dying or you’re relying on portable window boxes for your cool air. When considering your options, you may want to think about a ductless mini split system instead of the traditional heating and cooling system.  Ductless systems install single units in each room or section of your house, each one charged with cooling a single room or section. That provides a number of benefits, though not every household can take advantage of them the way they should. Here’s a short guide on when to consider a ductless cooling system. (more…)

Wait, Insulation Works in the Summer Too?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

A lot of Southern Californians don’t think they need insulation in their homes, since our winters are so mild. Here in Orange, CA, we’re much more concerned with summer, when temperatures climb into the triple digits, than we are with the odd rainy day or chilly night. Accordingly, many or our homes are under-insulated, which can be a huge mistake. Insulation works during every month out of the year, and adding more to your home can make a difference in winter and summer alike. Here’s how insulation works in the summer too. (more…)