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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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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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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5 Types of Heating Systems

August 19, 2021

Just as there are so many different kinds of homes with unique characteristics, there are different types of heating systems that are best suited for particular home environments. When it gets chilly outside, a sufficient heating system is a necessity, but many homeowners find themselves having difficulty figuring out what type of system is truly best for them. Here are five different heating systems and how you can tell which is right for your home. 1. Forced Air Heating System Forced air heating systems have become the dominant type of heating system in modern-day North American

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How To Prepare Your Home For Summer

June 20, 2021

For most people, summer is usually a favorite time of the year due to the warm weather that creates a perfect atmosphere for outdoor activities. If you are looking forward to spending time with your loved ones at home, you might want to make various simple adjustments in their environment. Some of these tips will help lower the energy bills, improve the efficiency of the components in your home and make your summer more comfortable. Here are some things you can do to get your home ready for the summer season. 1. Check the Insulation

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 17, 2021

You are making a huge investment in your home when you buy a new cooling system, so you want to feel confident that you make the best choice, both for your budget and your family. The process of selecting a new AC unit brings to light a dizzying array of options, such as energy efficiency, cost, wattage, BUTs, and so much more. At White Mechanical, Inc., we help homeowners in Foothill Ranch, Orange County, and neighboring communities in California find the solutions that fit their needs. Our team understands HVAC systems and provides expert guidance throughout the buying process.

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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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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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