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If you live in an older home, you may know that cooling it is a challenge. The heating, cooling and ventilation system that existed 50 years ago was different. In some cases, there are older homes that have no HVAC installed at all. Builders of those homes did the best they could decades ago, especially…

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Save energy with a new HVAC Install and smart thermostat

If your heating and cooling system isn’t as efficient as you’d prefer, this may be because of the thermostat. Older, basic thermostats don’t offer much control over your HVAC system, allowing it to waste energy and your money. To better protect your finances, consider upgrading your thermostat. Check out these commonly asked questions to determine…

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JW Plumbing, Heating and Air installing a Ductless mini-split in Los Angeles, CA

Choosing the right type of cooling system is perhaps one of the most important things you can do for your home, and there is no shortage of options. The ductless mini-split system is one of the most modern options. These systems are created with efficiency and flexibility, so they make a good fit in a…

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Choosing a new air conditioner involves a lot of different factors. What is your budget range? What size should you choose? What features do you need? Which features are simply “nice-to-have?” However, when it comes to all of these different decisions and factors, there are two extremely important factors that need to be considered above…

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Southern California may be known for a pleasant climate that’s warm almost all year-round, but the scorching summer days can be brutal. Having no cooling solution for your home can be particularly awful, especially when the thermometer climbs up well into triple digits, sending you on a search to find a cooling solution that will…

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Do you know how your air conditioner works? If you don’t, there’s no need to panic or worry, in fact that makes you like most homeowners. Air conditioners aren’t exactly simple machines—they have a number of parts, both moving and not-moving, that all need to work correctly in unison in order for your system to…

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Your air conditioner has stopped blowing cold air and you realize it’s time for a refrigerant re-charge, so you call for a repair but you’re completely flabbergasted when you’re handed the invoice soon after. Since when did refrigerant carry a price tag exceeding well over $100 per pound? How in the world could such a…

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Short-cycling is one of the more common problems that can afflict an air conditioning system. It describes when an AC becomes locked into its start-up cycle, so that it rapidly turns the compressor on and off without completing its normal cooling cycle. This will mean poor comfort in a house because the system won’t stay on…

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Summer is over, but your air conditioner isn’t quite working as it should. And here in Los Angeles, forecasters continue to predict warm weather, so you need to get your AC fixed quickly. Some homeowners attempt to cut costs by fixing their air conditioners on their own. In today’s world, it’s fairly simple to find…

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It’s a small instrument, but it’s powerful: your thermostat. Because it controls the cycling of your entire air conditioning system, it’s important to make sure that your thermostat is running as it should. When a thermostat malfunctions, it can wreak havoc on your comfort. JW Heating & Air specializes in the installment, repair and replacement…

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