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    Reasons You Should Get Your HVAC Serviced Before Summer

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Ask anyone whose air conditioning unit failed one summer in Sacramento—it can be a punishing experience. Luckily, you can call your heating or cooling repair company in the springtime to get your system serviced so that it is less likely to fail this summer. Read on for more reasons why you should get your cooling system serviced before summer.

    Better Deals

    Air conditioning and heating repair companies are in high demand during the summer. In the spring and fall, however, they are usually not as busy. If you want to get the best deals, it’s best to arrange HVAC service during low season, when heating and cooling companies offer discounts.

    Avoid HVAC System Downtime

    HVAC problems usually get worse before they get better, especially during cooling season, when they are used more often. In many cases, the problems that typically cause HVAC systems to fail can be corrected before cooling season begins. To avoid having to deal with the discomfort and expense of a broken air conditioner this summer, call a repair company this spring.

    Shorter Wait Time

    If your HVAC system were to suddenly fail this summer, there’s a chance you will have to wait several hours or even days for a service technician to take care of the problem. After all, the summertime is usually when cooling systems experience problems, making demand for HVAC service and repair quite high.

    Better Scheduling

    Sometimes the only appointments that are available in the summertime are very early in the morning, or in the afternoon when most people are at work. If you do not want HVAC service to mess up your day, schedule service before summer so you can choose from a wider variety of appointments.

    For your HVAC repair and service needs, call Ace Plumbing of Sacramento at (916) 455-4548. We have more than 40 years of experience and a solid reputation for customer service to offer you. For more information, please visit our website.

    Could You Have a Gas Leak in Your Home?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    Did you know that natural gas is an odorless, colorless gas? The smell that most people associate with natural gas is actually a chemical that is added to the gas to make gas leaks easier to detect. If you smell a strong, rotten egg-like smell in your home, open up the windows in your home to let fresh air in, and then look for the source of the possible gas leak. For tips that will help you locate a gas leak in your home, watch the video clip.

    If you suspect a gas leak in your home, Ace Plumbing has technicians available 24/7 to help you identify and stop the leak. Call us at (916) 455-4548 to speak with a gas line repair specialist. For more information about the plumbing services we offer, head to our website.


    Avoid These Common Causes of Toilet Clogs

    Last updated 7 months ago

    A clogged toilet is one of the most common reasons why people call a plumber. Fortunately, many toilet clogs can actually be prevented if you avoid flushing items that are widely, yet incorrectly, thought to be dissolvable. Read below for a list of the most common causes of toilet clogs.

    Toilet Paper

    Many plumbing systems and toilets can handle toilet paper, but only certain types. If your toilet is getting clogged by toilet paper, you may want to switch to single-ply toilet paper. Multiple-ply toilet paper and other types of strong or thick toilet paper will not dissolve easily, and can result in a blocked toilet.

    Other Paper Products

    Tissues such as Kleenex that are not designed to be put in the toilet are oftentimes responsible for toilet clogs. Never put paper towels, sanitary wipes, face wipes, dryer sheets, toilet-bowl cleaning pads, or floor-cleaning pads in the toilet, even if they are advertised as flushable—they are not designed to dissolve easily, and frequently cause blockage.

    Hygiene Products

    “Flushable” diapers, baby wipes, and other baby hygiene products are actually one of the most common causes of toilet clogs. Over time, dental floss can even cause a blocked toilet. Other personal products such as Q-tips, cotton balls, condoms, and feminine hygiene products should be put in the trash rather than the toilet.

    Other Products

    Cigarettes don’t break down and will cause a serious clog, so snuff them and throw them in the trash instead. Many people also throw hair in the trash, which will clog the toilet just like it clogs the shower drain.

    Is your toilet clogged, leaking, or otherwise not functioning properly? If so, contact the plumbing experts at Ace Plumbing, where we have more than 40 years of experience serving Sacramento. Call us at (916) 455-4548 or visit our website to learn more about the plumbing services we offer.

    When to Replace Your Existing HVAC System

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Modern air conditioning and heating were considered a luxury in Northern California until just a few decades ago. Today, they are commonplace in the Sacramento area.

    Heating and cooling systems are designed to last for a decade, give or take a few years. Even if it has been well maintained, a heating or cooling system that reaches this age will likely need to be replaced. The difference in operational efficiency between many older HVAC systems and the newest ENERGY STAR-qualified models is great enough that it makes sense for homeowners to upgrade even before their HVAC systems break down.

    If you find it difficult to control the temperature in your home, if your heating or cooling system is making a lot of noise, or if your energy bills have risen dramatically, it may be time for you to upgrade your HVAC system. To consult an experienced plumbing and heating repair professional about your energy-efficient upgrade options, contact Ace Plumbing in Sacramento at (916) 455-4548.

    Easy Ways to Lower Your Energy Bills

    Last updated 8 months ago

    During the winter, homeowners are reminded just how much energy their appliances are capable of consuming. As your HVAC system works overtime to keep your home comfortable and more fuel is used to heat water for showering, washing dishes, and cleaning clothes, your energy bills grow more expensive. Here are a handful of ways you can reduce your energy bills during the winter and throughout the year:

    Insulation Checks

    Poor insulation accounts for a great deal of energy loss in a number of homes. By checking your home for air leaks, sealing those leaks, and adding additional insulation to your attic or other poorly insulated areas, you may be able to achieve monthly energy savings of up to 30%.

    HVAC Tune-Ups

    On average, a furnace tune-up can cut a household’s heating costs by more than 10%. Hire a heating repair professional to inspect, clean, and maintain your heating and cooling system at least once a year. In addition to reducing your energy bills, HVAC system tune-ups can result in additional savings through the early detection of problems that only grow more expensive the longer they go undetected.

    Appliance Upgrades

    Aging, inefficient home appliances are a serious drain on energy. If your refrigerator, water heater, or HVAC system has been in use for more than a decade, or if you can tell that it is not working as effectively as it once did, replace it with a modern, ENERGY STAR-qualified system.

    Proudly serving the Sacramento area since 1975, Ace Plumbing understands that homeowners like to keep their energy bills low. We also understand the importance of conserving limited resources. To help homeowners and the environment alike, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of state-of-the-art, energy-efficient home heating and cooling systems. If you would like to have your HVAC system inspected or an ENERGY STAR-approved home HVAC system installed in your Sacramento home, call (916) 455-4548.

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