What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 6, 2021

The primary role of an AC is to cool the indoor air on hot days. It also filters out contaminants, and by lowering the temperature the air conditioner helps regulate indoor humidity. However, if you ignore your AC maintenance, it will most likely break down at the least expected time. Therefore, you should pay attention to your unit to keep it in working condition and avoid disruptions. By familiarizing yourself with the system, you can easily spot a problem and call a professional early enough before it escalates into a significant issue. Here are the crucial

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 18, 2021

Furnaces that burn natural gas are the most common type of home heating found in America. Consisting primarily of methane, natural gas has no odor in its unprocessed state. Nevertheless, many homeowners experience smells—such as rotten eggs—that are potentially related to their furnace and are concerned about it. Are gas-related smells to be expected with a gas-burning furnace? The answer is not as simple as a yes or no, however, since smells in certain scenarios are to be expected while others are not. The Smell of Natural Gas As mentioned in the introduction, natural gas has

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 18, 2021

Not all heating systems are the same, and size is one of the most important factors to consider. When homeowners in Foothill Ranch and surrounding areas contact White Mechanical, Inc. looking for new furnaces, they can feel overwhelmed by all the factors that affect the best size heating system for their needs. Fortunately, our expert technicians simplify the process of finding the best furnace size for their heating and budgetary needs. White Mechanical, Inc. is EPA-certified, and all our technicians are NATE-certified, so you feel confident in your choice for a new furnace and HVAC company. Furnace Size and BTUs

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 21, 2021

Maintaining top-notch air quality in your home is of utmost importance. Although simple solutions, such as opening a window, can provide some improvement, it’s important to have multiple sustainable solutions that allow you to provide clean and healthy air in your house. One of the most enjoyable and environmentally friendly ways to clean your home’s air is to put various plants around your Foothill Ranch residence. Taking this step can provide long-lasting results that rival those of sophisticated air purifiers. To learn more about why we recommend using indoor plants to keep your house’s air clean,

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 18, 2020

You never really think about your heating system until the temperatures drop in Foothill Ranch and surrounding areas and you really need your home warmed up fast. Whether you run into problems the first time that the system is turned on or it suddenly breaks down in the wintertime, you need to know how to remedy the situation. Fortunately, anyone with some basic DIY skills can troubleshoot the most common problems with heating systems, and White Mechanical, Inc. is here to help if you can’t fix it yourself. Here are 10 common issues and how to troubleshoot their

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8 Ways Indoor Heaters Affect Your Health and Finances

November 19, 2020

Most people have varying opinions about indoor heaters. They offer an easy, inexpensive and convenient way to beat the cold during the chilly winter season. These heaters use considerably less energy than HVAC units, too. They’re also user-friendly and don’t require expensive installation. However, the risks associated with indoor heaters outweigh the benefits. It would be best if you only use them as a temporary solution when your heating system breaks down. Here are several drawbacks associated with various indoor heating units. 1. They May Omit Toxic Gases There

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Is Fall Really the Best Time to Get an HVAC Replacement?

October 20, 2020

As the days get shorter and temperatures get colder, your HVAC system is probably the last thing on your mind. Most homeowners barely even need to run their HVAC unit during fall. However, it might be a good idea to take a break from all the holiday excitement and consider your HVAC needs. If your system is on the older side or just not working optimally, you may want to consider getting it replaced right now. Fall is an excellent time for HVAC replacements due to a few key reasons. You’ll Be Comfortable Without HVAC for

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White Mechanical Inc. – Simple Energy Audit Steps to Improve HVAC Efficiency

September 21, 2020

Energy Audit Practices to Lower Home HVAC Costs With a home energy audit or assessment, you can identify shortcomings that are raising upkeep costs. Many aspects of these inspections focus on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, but there are other facets too, including appliances, water usage, and lighting. A professional energy assessment is highly recommended when you move into a new home and about every five years or so. Professional inspections can involve infrared cameras, blower door tests, gas testing, and other phases that are not practical for most homeowners. That said, there are some energy audit practices that

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Follow to Reduce Costs

June 22, 2020

Every homeowner should be aware of their heating and cooling system conditions to avoid surprises in energy bills. Annual inspections are the key to reducing maintenance costs over time. Here’s a broader checklist for your fall HVAC maintenance to keep costs to a minimum: 1. Replace Dirty Filters One of the most important safety precautions you can apply during the residential HVAC system maintenance is to check the air filters that can get dirty in a short time. In addition to replacing dirty filters, it’s wise to replace worn-out belts and pulleys. 2.

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EER vs. SEER: How Do They Differ from Each Other?

May 30, 2020

In air conditioners, you may have noticed both EER and SEER ratings. These ratings play a vital role in selecting the right air conditioner for your home or work. EER vs SEER is briefly explained here to help you understand the significance of these ratings for making an informed decision. What is EER? Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) is a measurement of the energy efficiency of an air conditioner at a specific outdoor temperature (95 degrees F). The air conditioner is more efficient when its EER rating is higher. EER is calculated by dividing the input electrical

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