JMS Air Conditioning and Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Three Quick Ways to Detect a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, July 4th, 2022

As the summer heat rages on, HVAC units in homes around the United States are getting used daily. If you want to keep the inside of your home at a comfortable temperature, then keeping your HVAC unit functional is imperative. Residential HVAC units need a few basic things to produce a steady flow of cool air. 

The refrigerant in your HVAC unit is responsible for absorbing the heat in the air that your system pulls in from outdoors. As this air runs through the evaporator and compressor, the refrigerant helps to cool it down. Refrigerant leaks are quite common, especially in older units. 

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Our AC Installation Guide for Los Angeles

Monday, June 20th, 2022

As many of you already know, purchasing an air conditioner in the greater Los Angeles area is going to be a much different experience than purchasing one in Canada or New York. The climate is extremely different, to say the least, and energy costs, local standards, and even the quality of work are going to drastically differ from other areas of the country (or even the world). That’s why it’s important to have a local team that can take care of you.

We understand the unique need of cooling a home in this climate. We understand the heat and intensity of an LA summer, and we also know that many residents who depend on us are looking for a system that’s going to cost less energy to operate.

Well, look no further! Here, we’ve got a guide for AC installation in Los Angeles, CA. We’ll tell you everything you need to know when going into a purchase like this.

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Everything to Know About AC Replacement

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Air conditioning replacements are an eventuality in this world. Especially if you depend on yours for beating the heat, you won’t really be able to go back to how life used to be without an AC unit. Well, you can try but we don’t recommend it at all.

Instead, why not factor into your budget a new air conditioning installation in Los Angeles, CA? Sure, it might sound like a huge expense you’d rather avoid, but what if you’re already paying too much for air conditioning? If you’ve got an AC system that’s running up the bill or constantly causing you stress, then a replacement might actually be the most cost-effective solution you could choose.

We’re not here to sell you something, we’re here to discuss your options and inform you. So, let’s learn everything there is to know about an AC replacement!

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How Does Compression Work in Your AC?

Monday, March 28th, 2022

We all know that the most vital component of our air conditioner is the “compressor.” It’s referred to sometimes as the “heart” of the AC since, without it, your air conditioner is just an oversized fan. This is basically true, and it’s one of the biggest reasons why we advocate for homeowners to invest in AC repair in Los Angeles, CA when something seems wrong with the compressor. An air conditioner needs a functional compressor.

That being said, do you know how your compressor works? It’s alright if you answer “no” to that question. Not that many homeowners understand the technology in their AC units, and why should they? It’s not like we go through an “HVAC 101” class in high school or anything.

Well, consider today your first day of class in learning how compressors work. With this new information, you’ll hopefully be able to know your AC a bit better!

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It’s Time to Take Your AC Out of Hibernation!

Monday, March 14th, 2022

We might not have much of a winter here in LA, but we do get a few months of relief from the sun and heat that comes with our summer temperatures. Now that it’s officially halfway through march, it’s safe to say that temperatures are going to start getting up there and we need to be ready for them. So, get out those shorts, bathing suits, and sunscreen, but don’t forget to prepare your air conditioner!

Yep, there are some things that we’re going to talk about today that help your AC prepare for the hot temperatures ahead. Things like AC maintenance in Los Angeles can have a measurable impact on the performance of your air conditioner when summer temperatures finally reach us. There are a few other things you can do to help prepare for the summer, and all you need to do is keep reading to learn about them!

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Don’t Delay Your Duct Services!

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Air ducts are a vital component of our HVAC systems. They’re responsible for pushing the heated or cooled air that’s created by the system into each room of our house. Without proper ductwork, you could lose valuable heating or cooling power and end up wasting money on leaks and issues. Not to mention the fact that only certain systems can run without the use of extensive duct systems, so you should really keep your ducts in good shape.

Here’s the problem–how do you know if your air ducts are in need of help? Air ducts in Los Angeles are vital to your home’s energy efficiency, but the signs of air duct issues can often be hard to notice. That’s why we’re going to talk about some signs that you might need air duct repairs or sealing services.

Just remember, don’t delay your duct services!

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Is Your Heater in Need of an Upgrade?

Monday, December 6th, 2021

It feels like yesterday you purchased this new heating system and it started working like a charm. Except “yesterday” at this point is closer to 10 or 15 years, and your heating system doesn’t work at all like it used to! Time really does fly, and at this point, it might be worth looking at replacement systems.

Don’t get us wrong, we definitely abide by the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” rule. But the truth is that your furnace or heat pump could be broken, you just haven’t realized it yet. High heating bills, poor comfort control, and even frequent furnace repairs in Los Angeles, CA can mean that you need a system replacement in the near future.

Today, let’s nip this in the bud and figure out whether your heating system just needs a bit of a quick fix or if it’s ready to be completely replaced.

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Let’s Keep Your Heater From Breaking Down

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

A broken-down heating system is no joke. In fact, we’d go as far as saying it’s kind of a nightmare. First, your heater could have broken down on a night when temperatures are just too cold for your liking. This could cause you serious discomfort. Second, you could be dealing with a huge cost towards replacing the system or even repairing it. Basically, a broken-down heater means that something is going to cost you, and that can be a difficult situation to be in.

While our team can help you with replacement or even heating repair in Los Angeles, CA, ideally we’d like to help your heating system last well into old age. The longer your system can go without breaking down while functioning efficiently and effectively, the happier your home will be!

So, let’s talk about some nifty ways to extend the lifespan of your heating system and ensure that it works as long as it’s meant to.

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R-410A: Everything to Know About Your Refrigerant

Monday, September 27th, 2021

It might be obvious to some homeowners, and less obvious to others, but every house with an air conditioner contains refrigerant. Air conditioners use refrigerant as a central component to the cooling process. Without this material, an air conditioner would just be an oversized fan since it would be unable to drop temperatures consistently.

We often talk about the cooling process and how refrigerant cools the air of a home, but what we seldom talk about are the different types of refrigerants. This is important because it will dictate the future of your HVAC maintenance in Los Angeles, CA. A system that runs with older refrigerant might need a full replacement instead of maintenance, especially with the R-22 phaseout that happened last year.

Let’s talk about R-410A, the most common refrigerant, and what homeowners should know about this kind of material.

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Why Change Your Air Filter Regularly?

Monday, September 13th, 2021

We talk a lot about air filters on this blog. We often discuss how to change them, when to change them, and what exactly you’re changing. You can probably tell from reading our blog every few weeks that we really care about homeowners changing their air filters and ensuring they’re taking proper care of their central air conditioning in Los Angeles, CA.

But there’s just one thing we’ve overlooked. And that’s why you’re supposed to change your air filter regularly. Sure, you might know what the air filter is, you’ve replaced it once or twice, but what the heck is the point? Why keep changing your air filter regularly if you don’t know the purpose of it?

Well, this blog post is for you! Let’s nip this in the bud and discuss why it’s so important that an air filter be not just changed, but get changed regularly!

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