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Is a Bigger Air Conditioner Better?

Is Your Sacramento Valley Air Conditioner underperforming? There are many reasons why your air conditioner may be underperforming.  Your system could be low on refrigerant, your evaporator coil could
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Can I Still Use My A/C With a Bad Capacitor?

A Common Air Conditioner Problem in the Sacramento Valley Every spring and summer, we get a lot of phone calls from customers saying their AC isn’t working.  A good
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Why Is my Air Conditioner So Loud?

Making Sense of the Noises Made by Your Air Conditioner If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because your AC is making some crazy noises lately that you’re not
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Is R-22 Illegal to Use in My Air Conditioner After 2020?

Using R-22 Refrigerant in the Sacramento Valley “I was told by my HVAC technician that we had to replace our AC system because R-22 was illegal to use starting
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How Long Should My Central Air Conditioner Last?

Getting the Most Out of Your AC System in the Sacramento Valley How long is your central air conditioner designed to last?  Have you ever heard of “programmed obsolescence”
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5 Reasons My Air Conditioner Needs Locking Safety Caps

Air Conditioning Safety Tips for the Sacramento Region Today I’m going to give you the top 5 reasons your air conditioner should have locking safety caps on the access
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What’s the Best Way to Cool My Two-Story House?

Making the Most of Your Air Conditioner This Summer in Sacramento As an HVAC technician, I have the comfort in my two-story home dialed in.  The upstairs is just
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What Temperature Should I Set the Thermostat in My House?

Determining the Correct Temperature Setting for Summer in Sacramento What temperatures should you keep it in your home during the summer?  That’s what we are going to be talking
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310.1 Condensate Drains:  Understanding the Codes

Correct Installation of Condensate Drain Lines Residential HVAC installers have to understand so many facets of the construction industry.   In this blog, we’ll be talking about the importance of
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What’s the Required Service Area for HVAC Installations?

Installing Equipment Safely and to Code for our Sacramento Customers When we install HVAC equipment in people’s homes, there is a code that covers how much service area there
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The Importance of a Condensate Safety Switch

Sacramento Water Damage Protection for Your Ceiling Too many times, we’ve gone out on a service call and found that the ceiling is flooding with water. Sheetrock is bulging
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Are there any rebates for a new air conditioner in 2019?

SMUD Rebates for HVAC in Sacramento Did you know that our local utility company offers rebates for air conditioners installed in 2019?  It’s true!  If you live in Sacramento
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