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of the Ygrene program in the Sacramento area, which can provide money for our customers for energy improvements to your outdated Heater and other items.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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THE ROYAL MAINTENANCE PLAN

Why Would You Invest In A Maintenance Plan? Do you want to avoid costly emergency repair bills in your home? Who doesn’t right? Then you should look seriously at smart HVAC and plumbing system maintenance that is designed to extend the life of your systems. If you read the manual for your HVAC, water heater and plumbing systems, you would see that our maintenance programs are the ONLY plans that align with manufacturers suggested maintenance. It’s a fact that your water heater, plumbing, and HVAC systems will break down, and when they do it’s often very costly. It’s worth it

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$5,995 Memorial Day HVAC Installation Special

Now through Memorial Day only, purchase a new central heating and air conditioning system through A1 Plumbing Heating and Air for only $5,995. We are offering this amazing deal for all standard residential central heating and air systems. This price includes all equipment, parts, labor, permits, and testing! Call us today to schedule to receive your free system estimate. Click on the flyer to download a printable version!   This price is for replacement of an existing complete standard residential central heating and air conditioning system. All equipment comes with a 10 year manufacturers parts warranty, a 2 year installation

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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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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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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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Summer Heat

With all this summer heat in the Sacramento area I thought it would be a good idea to mention a few things I tell my customers to keep cool. 1. Be sure all supply vents are open. I understand there are some rooms in your house that may not be used much, but your air conditioning systems doesn’t know that. Whether the vents are open or closed the blower motor (unless it’s variable speed) still works just as hard….closing those vents won’t save you money. Also those closed off rooms tend to get muggy. And the more vents you close

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Zoning a House for Air Conditioning

Something very common in the Sacramento area is zoning in two story homes. Today  I visited a home which was suffering from a zoning system that doesn’t work anymore.  The home I visited had a two ton furnace up in the attic which was attached to a two-zone damper system. The home was approximately 1700 square feet, built in the 1990s. This home would typically have had a 3 to 3.5 ton air conditioning system. With zoning, we can heat and cool a home in zones, allowing us to condition the living spaces when they have a heating load that

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Does Your Furnace Run Intermittently?

One of the frequent complaints that I hear from my customers when they are having a problem with their furnace is that it will run for a while, blow hot air, and then it will start to blow cold air for a several hours before coming back on and blowing warm air again. Obviously, there are several possibilities and I will begin to check the individual components that are involved in the heating process. What I want to focus on primarily though, is how oftentimes I discover that the issue is connected to air flow, or actually the lack thereof.

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