What’s a heat pump and can my heat pump be repaired?

A heat pump is different from a furnace in that it uses a compressor to heat and cool your home instead of using combustion like a gas furnace. It can also use heat strips on the very cold days to assist in the heating of your home. The most common heat pump repairs would be the replacement of capacitors which can vary from $149 to $275 installed. We give discounts if there is more than one capacitor that needs to be replaced. Capacitors provide a very important service for your heat pump system. They help motors on startup, keep them
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Don’t Skip Things Like Plenums

At A1 Heating and Air if you purchase a new or redesigned duct work system from us you can relax because we use items that other companies skip sometimes, like plenums. We will never hook a duct directly into the side of your furnace or straight into the furnace without a proper air mixing box. Additionally, we don’t use fiberboard or duct board plenums, wye connectors, or inefficient triangle connector boxes. You will get metal elbows, plenums and wyes which are properly sealed and designed to allow the air to flow efficiently and easily to every room in your home.
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A1 Plumbing Services

A1 Plumbing We specialize in residential plumbing repairs and upgrades. From clog removal to hot water re-circulation systems we can service all of your plumbing needs. Our focus of providing quality plumbing service and products combined with honesty has made our local Sacramento plumbers the first choice of many clients in the greater Sacramento area. We always charge by the job and not by the hour so you will know the final cost before we ever start the work. Are you ready to have a solution to all your plumbing needs? Call A1 Heating & Air today and speak to
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How Big is Too Big?

We have found that most heating and air companies in the HVAC installation business grossly oversize their equipment. This produces way too much heat and results in uncomfortable hot and cold spots in your home, burns unnecessary amounts of precious natural gas or propane, and causes overheating in the furnace compartment which negatively impacts how long the parts will last. We take great effort to select the exact equipment for your home taking into account your home’s insulation, orientation, and duct design. Would you like to have a professional assessment of your home? We will be happy to come out
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Five Signs That Your Ductwork Is Leaking Air

There are five signs that can indicate ductwork is leaking air, causing problems in your home: Poor comfort — Does your air feel cold and drafty in the winter? Are certain rooms difficult to heat? Leaking ducts could be spilling your costly warm air into your attic. The true culprit may be disconnected duct connections. In extreme cases, this is easy to diagnose, when on those cold mornings, all of your neighbors have frost on their roofs, except yours. This means you have a leaking duct into and heating up your attic Low air quality — Compromised connections can pull in outdoor
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Take Preventative Action to Protect your Pipes in a Freeze

When the weather has a freeze warning, please take these steps to protect your pipes: Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe – even at a trickle – helps prevent pipes from freezing. Keep the thermostat set to
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Don’t Ignore Warning Signs of Winter

Winter storms have already started rolling in, and you’re worried. You think your heater might need a tune-up but with all the bustle of the holidays, a furnace repair is probably the last thing on your list. The bad news is you might have to cancel your holiday party when your home doesn’t have any heat. When your HVAC system breaks down, the “most wonderful time of the year” doesn’t seem so great. Don’t let an unplanned furnace repair steal your holiday cheer. Instead, avoid these heating “Bah, humbugs!” by planning ahead this year. Any of the following may indicate
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Clogged Drain Clearing Method #2: Water Jet

In some cases, a higher level of pressure is needed to knock loose the root cause of a clog. Our water jet technology is similar to a power washer, and it can remove build-up that has accumulated from many years of not having your sewer line cleaned. We typically incorporate the water jet if our camera inspection reveals a lot of roots, grease or sludge in your sewer line. We utilize four methods to fix sewer and drain issues. A professional technician will select the technique that is best for your home or business based on the results of a
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A1 Heating video

Have you watched our A1 Heating video about what happens when your current heater starts to age? A1 Plumbing Heating and Air 10265 Old Placerville Road, Ste12, Sacramento, CA 95827 (916) 400-4266 License #981741
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Ygrene Program

We are part of the Ygrene program in the Sacramento area, which can provide money for our customers for energy improvements to your outdated Heater and other items. This is a special tax assessment so is not based on credit. To see if you qualify, give us a call at 916-751-6060 or simply send me your property address and I will see how much you qualify for! Great Program! A1 Plumbing Heating and Air 10265 Old Placerville Road, Ste12, Sacramento, CA 95827 (916) 400-4266 License #981741 http://a1heatcool.com
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