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Press Release August 2019

Love and Care HVAC , based in Elk Grove, California, has announced that homeowners and property owners in Elk Grove and neighboring areas may want to look at whether their air and heating system may need to be serviced. With summer in full swing, it is never too late to have their air conditioner serviced. They want to point out that making sure th...
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The Importance of HVAC in Elk Grove

Understanding HVAC Needs in Elk Grove, CA Elk Grove, CA is a wonderful place to live, offering a population of around 170,000, beautiful communities and a quality housing market. When living in the Elk Grove , the average home is several decades old, which can result in the need for maintenance. If you are living in the area, you know that your HVA...
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The End of Freon (R-22) for Air Conditioners

  What to Do When There's No More R-22 Unless you are in the HVAC industry, or have recently purchased or repaired your HVAC system, you may not know what R-22 is. Most everyone has heard of Freon. Freon is the commercial name of the refrigerant coursing through the veins of older HVAC systems. And the big news you need to know about now is th...
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In Sacramento, Do Allergy Sufferers HVAC Systems Die Sooner (part 2)?

​ Do Allergies Cause Your Cooling and Heating Systems to Work More? In a seasonal response to the mind numbing amount of allergens blowing around in the Sacramento Valley right now, we ask the rhetorical question of whether or not HVAC systems that are owned by allergy sufferers wear out sooner? Or, are allergy sufferers replacing their HVAC system...
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Do Allergy Sufferers Pay More for Electricity in Sacramento?

Can Allergies Lead to Higher Energy Bills? The question is not a proverbial one for allergy sufferers in the Sacramento Valley: Do allergy sufferers pay more for electricity? The answer is a simple yes, and it's going to get worse. If you live in the Sacramento area and you have allergies, unless you are heavily medicated, you are quite miserable m...
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Love & Care's HVAC Maintenance Club

Heating and cooling are essential to comfort in the home, especially in the Greater Sacramento Area. At Love & Care Heating + Air, we strive to provide the best service options for our clients, ensuring that all HVAC systems are operating smoothly. During the summer, you rely on your cooling system, while the winter months require a quality hea...
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What is a cracked heat exchanger and why does it matter?

A gas fired furnace has an internal chamber used to create heat. This chamber is a heat exchanger and over time can see damage. A large amount of homes in the Sacramento area are heating by gas and default have a furnace. Given enough time in a home and under the right conditions a heat exchanger is going to fail. The constant heating and cooling o...
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What is better for a home on Sacramento a Heat Pump or a furnace?

When it comes to replacing or installing a central heating and air system you do have plenty of choices to choose from. There are pros and cons to some of the design elements. You may hear people use the term heat pump and have questions about what exactly a heat pump is When homeowners choose heat pumps A heat pump is a 100% electrical device with...
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What is the best setting for my thermostat in the Sacramento area

Everyone has a different temperature they like to be comfortable at during the summer or the winter. There really is not a set expectation as to where to set the thermostat and where not to. You will find the Government as well as energy companies do have some guidelines as to where you should keep the temperature of your thermostat in the Sacramen...
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Can I move my air conditioner to the side of my home or my roof?

When your home was built the chances are good that your air conditioner was put in the most inconvenient spot possible. One of the reasons your air conditioner may be in bad spot is because it may have been the easiest for the builder with the least expanse possible to them. You may have use of the back patio or have a pool being put in and want to...
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Why is my air conditioner so noisy outside?

If you have a bed room next to your outdoor air conditioner or like to spend time in your back yard the noise you air conditioner makes may be excessive. A common question heating and air conditioning technicians hear in Sacramento is Why is my air conditioner so noisy? Your air conditioner is a mechanical device and it has moving parts. These movi...
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What is included with a new heating and air system

When you purchase a new heating and air conditioning system for you home you may have questions about what is included with the install. These are important questions to ask so you know exactly what you are receiving and what is not being done for you. A real company is going to have proper documentation for you. This means they will have contracts...
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How do I know if I can trust a heating and air company?

Trust is important when you need to have work performed or when you want to replace your heating and air system. Most homeowners want to make sure the items shared as being broken really do have issues. It is unfortunate that a few technicians make things up in order to get repairs made. This is not as common as you may think it would be, its only ...
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What causes high energy bills when using my air conditioner?

  If you have high energy bills in the Sacramento area when you use your air conditioner it may be a sign of problems. The first quick fix is to take a look at your thermostat setting when your energy bills are high. 78 degrees is the recommended thermostat setting when you are at home. Some homeowners set the thermostat and forget it your rou...
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Why is refrigerant so expensive – do I need to replace my system if it has r22

Your air conditioner or heat pump uses refrigerant to cool your home in the summer. There are multiple types of refrigerant on the market. Some of the types used are for commercial use and some are used in the residential market. R22 is one type of refrigerant that has been used for quite a while in the residential market. The technical name for R2...
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Should I get a home warranty on my air conditioner / furnace

Home warranty is one way homeowners protect some of their appliances inside their home. A home warranty may be great for smaller appliances but may leave you high and dry when it comes to fixing a broken heating and air system. If you take the time to read the fine print you will find there may be quite a few exclusions on why service cant be perfo...
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How long should my heating and air system last in the Sacramento Valley?

One of the most common questions homeowner ask about a furnace or an air conditioner centers around the longevity of a system. How long does an air condition or how long does a furnace last is an important question. Some of the life of a system is up to you and some of this answer is up to the manufacturer and the parts they put in the system. Most...
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When is the best time of the year to replace a heating and air system

One of the most common questions asked by homeowners in the Sacramento Valley is When is the best time to replace my heating and air conditioning system? Another way to ask this question is there a better time than other to replace my system? The answer may surprise your… The best time to replace your furnace or air conditioner is right now and not...
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Why is my home so dusty and what can I do about it?

The dust in your home may be coming from more than just an open door or window. One of the items you may not have considered is your heating and air conditioning system causing the problems with dust in your home. More specifically you may have a problem with your duct work or damaged ductwork connected to your heating and air system. The ductwork ...
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What should I do if my Air conditioner breaks down in the middle of summer in Sacramento?

It is not a matter of if your air conditioner or furnace breaks down it is a matter of when it breaks down especially living in the Sacramento Valley. A hot home in the summer or freezing home in the winter is never comfortable. You can create more problems and damage when you do not simply turn off your air conditioner or furnace when it is not fu...
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