Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Your Health

January 20, 2023

On a regular basis, you might not think too much about the indoor air quality of your home. However, if you start to sneeze or feel unwell for no other identifiable reason, you may begin to wonder if your home’s air plays a role in the issue. Learning about the ways in which indoor air quality can affect your health may open the door to solutions. Nasal and Throat Irritation One common effect of indoor air pollution is irritation of the nose and throat. You might notice that you start sneezing a lot

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What to Expect When Your Furnace Pressure Switch Fails

December 15, 2022

Turning on the heat in your Foothills Ranch, CA home is as easy as adjusting your thermostat. With just a slight change to your preferred temperature, your heater roars to life, and your living space is filled with warm air. However, despite how simple things are on your end, it’s actually a very complex process behind the scenes. This is especially true with gas-fired furnaces that both burn fuel and ensure that building residents aren’t exposed to the harmful byproducts of combustion. Your furnace pressure switch plays a vital role in this process. If it stops working, your supply of

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How Windows Affect Your Home’s Temperature

November 15, 2022

Have you noticed chilly drafts, cold pockets in certain rooms, or a dramatic rise in your heating bill? If these sound similar, you might be experiencing issues with your windows. Your home’s windows play an important role in everything from how comfortable a room feels to how much your monthly utility bill costs. This is because some windows – especially older ones and cheaper models – are less energy efficient and tend to develop leaks and drafts over time. Here at White Mechanical, Inc., we’ve provided heating and air conditioning services for countless households throughout Foothill Ranch, CA.

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How Does Your Furnace Heat Your Home During Winter?

October 18, 2022

Every year, homeowners across the country start an annual ritual as the temperatures start to drop. Closing storm windows, checking insulation, filling propane tanks, and even gathering firewood. We spend a lot of time and money, all in the name of warmth and comfort. But when the time comes to set that thermostat, do you really understand how your home is being heated? Knowing the details of how a furnace may seem unimportant. However, with just a little bit of information, you can save a ton of money and time by keeping your furnace up and running effectively.

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How Your AC Professional Changes the Speed of Your AC’s Fan

September 19, 2022

In order for your HVAC system to operate efficiently, it needs to run according to the speed stated in its manual. However, sometimes, the speed of the AC fan is too high or low for current conditions, so it creates an uncomfortable environment. In order for your system to run optimally, you may need a trusted professional from White Mechanical, Inc. to change your fan’s speed. How to Change the Speed of an AC Fan According to HVAC experts, an air conditioner’s fan speed should be about 400 cubic feet per meter (CFM) airflow per ton. However,

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How to Establish the Right Maintenance Schedule for Your AC System

August 16, 2022

Having a functional air conditioner in your home isn’t just a matter of comfort. At times, this equipment can be essential for keeping everyone in good health. Your air conditioner regulates indoor humidity, prevents the temperature in your living area from climbing too high, and filters out a number of harmful particulates. The best way to keep your home cooling equipment in good working order is by having it serviced regularly. But how often should you schedule professional AC maintenance? Let’s find out. Check Your Owner’s Manual and Warranty Licensed HVAC technicians can help you establish

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Steps to Take If Your Air Conditioner Freezes Up

July 19, 2022

The summers in Orange County can be brutally hot, which makes air conditioning a must-have for every home or business. Unfortunately, there are many different issues that can cause your air conditioning to not cool properly or stop working altogether. One of the most common issues we see is that the AC freezes up. This can happen for a number of different reasons. Here is what you need to know if your AC is frozen. How to Deal With a Frozen Air Conditioner Your AC system can either freeze at the evaporator coils

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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

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 the windows can save you money, especially in Southern California, where nighttime

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