The Importance of Multizone AC for an Office Building

June 17, 2022

The traditional HVAC system in an office building is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature in all areas of the building. However, this isn’t always necessary or even desirable. In many cases, it would be more efficient — and less expensive — to heat and cool only the areas that are being used. When employees are working at a comfortable temperature, productivity increases. The battle between people in your office about which is the right temperature can be put to rest with AC zoning. What Is Multizone AC? A multizone AC system is a heating and

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A Helpful Guide for Cleaning Your Window AC Unit

May 19, 2022

As you pull your window air conditioner out to undergo another long hot summer season, it’s important that you take the time to clean up. Many homeowners skip over this step and end up with an inefficient window AC unit and skyrocketing energy bills. When you take the time to thoroughly clean out your window air conditioner and prep it for the summer, you can ensure that it’s operating efficiently to keep your energy bills to a minimum. Start With Your Air Filter You want to start by locating and removing the air conditioner’s air filter.

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Fact or Myth: Sleeping With the Windows Open Reduces Energy Expenses

April 18, 2022

Fact or Myth: Sleeping With the Windows Open Reduces Energy Expenses In late August and early September, the temperatures in Foothill Ranch, California, are pleasant. During the day, it can go up to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. At night, it stays at about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to use air conditioning during the day to keep your home comfortable. However, you might wonder if you could save a few dollars on energy by shutting off your air conditioning unit and opening the windows at night. In many cases, shutting off the AC and opening

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6 Effective Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 16, 2022

Over the next few months, the Orange County, CA weather is going to heat up. For your household to remain comfortable throughout the spring and summer, you’ll need your HVAC unit to be strong, healthy, and efficient. If your cooling system is running smoothly, you won’t be at risk for breakdowns, malfunctions, or egregiously expensive monthly energy bills. So, how do you make sure your HVAC unit is ready for the changing of seasons? Fortunately, there are a handful of effective measures you can take to prepare it for the increasing demands of springtime. 1. Schedule Preventative

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10 Steps for a Longer Furnace Life Expectancy

February 18, 2022

Having your furnace fail on you unexpectedly can be devastating. In addition to the stress and discomfort, such an event can ruin your finances. The good news is that you can greatly reduce the chances of that happening, and all it takes is consistent proactivity. You’ll find that if you treat your furnace right, it will reward you with a long, healthy lifespan. 1. Schedule Yearly Maintenance Scheduling yearly tune-ups is perhaps the best thing you can do for your furnace. When you call one of our maintenance technicians at White Mechanical, Inc., they’ll clean your heating system

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Signs You Have Damaged Ductwork

January 18, 2022

You may be surprised to learn that a quarter of the air in your HVAC system is leaking out because of damaged or poorly fitted air ducts. This means that you could be wasting hundreds of dollars every single year. Thankfully, there are ways to resolve these problems. One option is to contact us at White Mechanical, Inc.. Our team of skilled HVAC professionals can help you upgrade your ductwork or provide full air duct replacement services. Regardless of the steps you take, you must do something to improve the condition of your air ducts before

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What You Need to Know About Gas Furnace Heat Exchangers

December 15, 2021

Your furnace may be prone to many faults during its lifetime. One of the components that can cause inefficiencies and safety concerns is the heat exchanger. But what does it do, and why is it important? Here’s is an outline of what you need to know about a gas furnace heat exchanger. What Is a Heat Exchanger? The purpose of a heat exchanger is to transfer heat from the combustion chamber to the exterior of the HVAC system. When you switch on the furnace, it will ignite the gas. The system will send the hot gases

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What Should You Do When Your Heat Goes Out?

November 20, 2021

Depending on outside temperatures, a broken heater can be a minor inconvenience or a major danger. Until you can get a heater repair technician to fix your device, you are often stuck with chillier temperatures. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to stay safe and potentially solve your problem. If you suspect that your heat is going out, follow these steps to address the problem as smoothly as possible. Turn Off Your Gas This rule only applies to those who are using a gas furnace, but it is absolutely essential. If

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Understanding Thermostatic Expansion Valves

October 14, 2021

Air conditioning systems contain many components that must work together efficiently to cool your home. The condenser and compressor are the two parts that are familiar to many of our customers. Although it is not as well known, the thermostatic expansion valve is one of the four main parts of an air conditioning system. This guide will show how this critical component works within your air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable. The General Purpose of a Thermostatic Expansion Valve The thermostatic expansion valve, also called the TXV or TEV, controls the flow of

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Your Home Heating Options

September 16, 2021

Most homes in the United States have a furnace and a centralized forced-air system that distributes warmed air throughout the residence using registers, ducts, and vents. Even in warmer climates, such as the one found in Foothill Ranch and the surrounding areas, furnaces are prevalent, but other heating solutions are common too. Heat pumps are a familiar example, and there is, in fact, a wide array of different heating systems used throughout California and all over the country. Furnace As mentioned, most American homes are heated with a central furnace. An exact number is difficult to

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