Furnace Installation

Summer weather is fading away and we are in that in between season before it gets cold. So why purchase a new system for your home now? Great question and there are some good reasons to get your new furnace installaion now. First, our suppliers want to move their inventories and so they reduce the prices of their inventories allowing us to pass the savings along to you. This can be substantial savings on excellent equipment and high efficiency furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners. Second, the wait time for a new system is shorter compared to our peak times

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Heating Sacramento

At A1 Heating and air we take your heating seriously. Even though we don’t get the frigid cold as some other climates, it still can be too cold to be comfortable in your own home and nobody likes that! Be assured that when our technician comes out to your home he will be on time, courteous, and very knowledgeable about your heating system. And that matters. You see, nowadays there are so many “technicians” who only know enough to be able to sell you a new system, especially if their company finds out that you have an “older” system, which

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Furnace Repair

Do you need a Furnace Repair or Broken Heat Pump fixed? If so we can help. There’s nothing worse than turning on your thermostat only to find that your heat doesn’t come on. If that is the case and you live in Rancho Cordova or the Sacramento area we can get you warm again in no time. Our technicians are friendly and will tell you exactly what needs to be done and how much it will cost before you pay. A1 Heating and Air is not a franchise or operated from another City or State so we believe that is

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Tuning Up Your Heater/Furnace

Time to check out your furnace? At A1 Heating and Air we are doing lots of tune ups for our customers so they will be ready for the cold weather to come. It is a fact that our customers who have us check out and tune up their furnace or heat pump before winter hits have much fewer service calls when it is really cold. In fact, less than 2% of our customers have any problem at all even on older systems if they do a tune up on their system. What makes our tune up different? Time! We spend

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Common Summertime Air Conditioner Problems

Today we will discuss a very common reason that home air conditioners are broken. That would be an issue with the condenser fan motor located in the outdoor unit of your AC or Heatpump. You can see this device very easily because it is the component that you would see at the top spinning when your unit is on. The purpose of this motor is to draw air that is cooler than the condensing coil across the surface of the fins thus transferring heat from the system, ie, your home. When this fan shuts down that transfer is greatly reduced

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Summer Diagnostic for your AC

Summer’s in full blast with temperatures reaching into the hundreds. If your AC or Heatpump is down we can help. What are some of the common things that can go wrong with your air conditioner? Well one of the most common things that happens is that when it gets really hot capacitors overheat and can swell, rendering them useless and shutting down your system. We stock many sizes of capacitors on our trucks and vans. The capacitor is a device that assists your condenser’s fan motor and compressor on start up, as well as keeping the current in phase which

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Install New Furnace

Is it time to install a new furnace in your home? If you are thinking about installing a new heating system in your home there are several things to consider. First of all, consider why you are thinking about a new furnace: is it completely broken, is it costing you money in repairs or high heating bills? If so, then it may make sense to replace it. Obviously if your furnace has been condemned you would want to replace it for safety reasons. I would like to briefly touch on one other reason, and that may be because a technician

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Cooler Weather in Rancho Cordova

Thinking about replacement or repair of your worn out furnace? The weather has started to change already as September is nearly over. Today is supposed to be Cool and possibly rainy…reminds me of my days in Florida…well, without the cool part…. ….which brings us to the reality that we need to start planning ahead for colder weather. When was the last time you had your furnace or heat pump checked out by a trained technician? If you are wanting to get a head start on the weather give me a call. I will come out to your home and check it

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Sizing of Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment

Most homeowners do not know the proper way to size equipment for their home (and some people in the trade embarrassingly). So I want to talk a minute about sizing. Back in the day we sized by square footage of the home. Not so any more. And if ever there was a time where bigger isn’t better it’s now in the heating and air business. In fact we are trying to go as small as possible both to increase efficiency as well as to increase comfort. So how do we do it? I size the equipment using a computer program

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As we are nearing the end of summertime it is a great time to get a jump on the heating season. Before long it will be time to turn on your furnace for the first time.     If you haven’t had your furnace serviced in a while or if you are ready to make a change to a new servicing company give me a call at 916-751-6060 or visit my website A1 Heating and Air to talk some more or schedule an appointment.     Some of the things I do with a heating system are safety related:         Is the unit lighting and combusting

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