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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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What type of filter does my heating and air conditioner need in Sacramento?

The filter in your heating and air system doesn't just protect the equipment it also protect your lungs. What you must understand is whatever makes it past the filter in your system you will end up breathing. Some homeowners have never changed their filter from the time they have moved in until they have had to have a service call. There are some h...
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New Ductwork and better airflow can lead to better comfort

The ductwork in your home is one of the most neglected parts of the puzzle when it comes to comfort and or energy efficiency. The ductwork in your home is how the hot or cold air is delivered to each room. What is not discussed often in the industry by technicians or salespeople is what happens with older ductwork or ductwork not assembled correctl...
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Common problems with furnaces in Sacramento

Your furnace is the hardest working component in your heating and air conditioning system. One of the reasons you need annual maintenances is to ensure your system is not only working within factory tolerances but also to make sure parts are not worn out. The simple act of frequently changing the filter does help with ensuring your system operates ...
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Common problems with air conditioners in Sacramento

  Your air conditioner works harder than you would know. There are common problems with air conditioners that come from their usage. A few of the most common issues you will have with and heating and air conditioning units are fan motors, capacitors and contactors. These parts inside your air conditioner are heavily used so they have a higher ...
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What brand is better for replacing a heating and air system

When it comes to replacing your heating and air conditioning system you may wonder what brand is the best? There are all sorts of magazines, journals, reviews, reports and people who battle brands and say one is better than the other. What you will find when you replace your current heating and air system is the install is far more important than t...
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Why maintenance is needed on a furnace or air conditioner

Your heating and air conditioner works harder than you would think. Since you do not have to go over and turn a switch on every time you need to heat or cool your home you may not realize how many times your system cycles every season. Your thermostat is one that turns your system on and off. You may have asked yourself "Do I really need my system ...
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