Troubleshooting Common AC Problems

August 21, 2023

Approximately 90% of American households have some kind of air conditioning. Most of those air conditioning systems are usually reliable, but they are just as subject to problems as any other appliance in the home. While we will always recommend contacting an HVAC professional if you suspect that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioner in Orange County, it still helps to know about some of the more common AC problems you might encounter and how to deal with them. 1. Water Leaks Both indoor and outdoor AC units can leak water, especially if you

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What Pet Owners Should Know About Air Purifiers

July 25, 2023

While pets are a special part of many homes, they do create the need for an additional layer of indoor air quality protection. One of the most popular IAQ solutions is the air purifier, but it’s worth noting that not all purifiers will handle the job the same way for homes with pets. Some newer purifiers are created specifically for cat owners and homes with strong litter odors while others provide more relief for allergy sufferers. There are several benefits associated with air purifiers, including improved comfort, a cleaner home, and obviously, safer air. Air purifiers

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How Air Conditioning Affects Our Indoor Air Quality

June 22, 2023

We know that the air outside can be filled with things like pollution, pollen, dirt and dust. Did you know that the air inside your home can be just as contaminated, if not more so? Since we spend a great deal of time indoors, it’s important that we take appropriate measures to maintain healthy indoor air quality. If we don’t, this can lead to an increase in allergies, illness and fatigue. In the summer, when we close up our windows to keep cool air from our air conditioner inside, how does this affect our IAQ? What

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The Importance of Testing Your Air Quality

May 8, 2023

Did you know that indoor air can sometimes be worse than outside? This can be due to several factors, such as excess moisture, dangerous chemicals, or inadequate ventilation. This is an area where you can’t afford to compromise. Improving the quality of the air in your home should be a priority. We can help you achieve clean indoor air for the health of you and your family. Why Is Air Quality So Crucial? The quality of the air in your home needs to be as high as possible. You don’t want to suddenly come down with

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10 Signs That You Need Air Duct Cleaning

April 25, 2023

Most homeowners give little thought to their air ducts since they are out of sight and out of mind. However, if left unchecked, the air ducts can become blocked with dust, debris, and allergens over time. This can lead to a range of issues, such as poor airflow and higher energy bills. Here are the ten signs that indicate it’s time for an air duct cleaning session. 1. Visible Dust Around the Vents If you notice excessive dust and debris on your air vents or floating through the air when you turn on your HVAC system,

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10 Factors That Can Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality

March 2, 2023

The quality of your indoor air can have a major impact on the health and comfort of you and your family. Poor air quality can be caused by a variety of different factors that can contribute to health issues such as allergies, asthma, respiratory illnesses, and more. Here are 10 common factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality and what you can do about them. 1. Pet Dander Pet dander is a common allergen that can be found in many indoor environments. It is made up of microscopic particles of skin and

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Methods of Reducing Indoor Air Pollution with HVAC Technology

February 14, 2023

While we know about the various types of pollution that we encounter outdoors each day, there is the potential for being exposed to even more pollutants inside your home. The Environmental Protection Agency concludes that some pollutants may actually be two to five times higher indoors. This includes things like dust mites, mold, pet dander, smoke, and other particulates. With the development of HVAC technology in recent years, it has become much more possible to improve the quality of your indoor air to protect your health and the health of those around you. Let’s consider some of

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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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