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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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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