• Common Questions About Air Conditioners in Commercial Buildings

    When customers walk into retail stores, restaurants, and office buildings, they expect to have a comfortable air temperature. This is especially true during the hot summer months in California. Talk to an HVAC plumber about your building’s cooling needs. He or she can recommend the right size of air conditioner if you need a new unit, and answer any other questions you may have.

    When will I need to get my AC serviced?

    You should schedule a routine service appointment for your AC at least once per year. It may also need routine inspections up to four times per year to ensure it continues working properly. If you have an older AC unit, it will probably need more frequent tune-ups. Check with your HVAC plumber for a customized maintenance and service plan.

    How long will a commercial AC last?

    It depends on the type of AC unit and how much use it gets. As a general rule of thumb, building owners should budget for a rooftop AC replacement about every 15 years. Know that if you don’t follow the recommended maintenance and inspection schedule, it’s possible that the system will fail prematurely.

    Should I be concerned about humidity levels in my building?

    HVAC systems like rooftop AC units play a critical role in controlling the air quality inside the building. Poor air quality can contribute to problems like mold spore proliferation. This is always undesirable, but can be particularly problematic if you run a restaurant, healthcare clinic, or hotel. Talk to your HVAC plumber about using the air conditioner to maintain ideal levels of humidity.

    Does the size of my AC unit really matter?

    Absolutely. The wrong size of AC will increase your utility costs. Your AC technician will calculate the right size of AC unit for your building.

    For the answers to all of your questions about commercial heating and cooling systems , you can call (916) 455-4548. You can request 24-hour emergency service, routine maintenance, repairs, or a new AC installation for your commercial building. The experts at Ace Plumbing in Sacramento pride themselves on exceptional workmanship and honest service.

  • Using a Water Meter to Check for Leaks

    Most people assume that they would know if they had a water leak, but the truth is that water can be leaking behind your walls without you seeing it. One easy way to determine if you could have a hidden leak is to monitor your water meter, so you can call your plumber at the first sign of an issue.

    To use your water meter to figure out if you have a leak, check the reading on your meter. After noting the reading, stop using water in your home for several hours. When that time has passed, check the meter again. If the reading has increased, you have water leaking somewhere in your home. Your plumber can pinpoint the cause and make the necessary repairs to prevent further damage from occurring.

    For professional plumbing repairs, including services from an emergency plumber in Sacramento , call Ace Plumbing. To make a plumbing appointment for your home today, call (916) 455-4548.

  • Spotlight on GROHE Shower Systems

    If it’s time to upgrade your shower , treat yourself to the spa-like experience of a GROHE shower system. GROHE showers combine the very latest technology with a commitment to sustainable practices to provide an unbeatable shower experience. As you consider your options for a new shower, ask your plumber if a GROHE shower could be right for you. Here is a look at some of the features you can expect with this kind of shower system.

    GROHE SmartControl

    GROHE SmartControl systems allow everyone in your family to personalize his or her shower. This thin, wall-mounted system consists of control knobs that allow you to customize your shower to your preferences. A simple push of the button turns on the shower, and then you can easily set the temperature and the kind of shower spray you prefer. You can also control the volume of water in your shower, to allow for more or less pressure based on your preferences. One system can control up to three showerheads, hand showers, and body sprayers at once, with individual control of each fixture.

    Multiple Shower Options

    There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all shower, so GROHE offers multiple designs to ensure that everyone can find his or her fit. From rainfall, mounted showerheads to hand showers and body sprayers, GROHE offers an enormous variety designed to suit every preference and bathroom style.


    GROHE takes its responsibility to creating sustainable products seriously. The company’s EcoJoy system is incorporated into many of their showerheads and helps reduce shower and faucet water use by up to 68%. For outside of the bathroom, GROHE offers GROHE Blue, which lets you switch from tap water to sparkling water whenever you want to cut down on bottled water consumption and the associated waste it generates.

    Ace Plumbing can help you explore your options for new showers and help you choose the right one for your plumbing and your family’s needs. You can schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers by calling (916) 455-4548, and you can visit our website to learn more about our services, including water heater repair and clogged drain services in Sacramento.

  • Easy Ways to Reduce Water Consumption

    Conserving water helps you reduce your impact on the environment while saving you money on your utility bills. Calling your plumber to repair water leaks as soon as you notice them is one important way to reduce water consumption. This video offers more ideas.

    Conserving water doesn’t have to disrupt your lifestyle. By staying in the shower for 60 fewer seconds, you can save a significant amount of water each month. Simply turning off the tap when you brush your teeth will save gallons every minute.

    Let Ace Plumbing help you reduce the impact of plumbing problems on your water consumption. We offer extensive plumbing repair services in Sacramento, including water heater repair and toilet repair. To learn more, call us at (916) 455-4548.