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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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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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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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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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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How often should I change my air filter?

Changing your air filter in your home is necessary to maintain your Heater System. A clogged or dirty filter will cause a heater to suck up air and dust right around the filter because as it gets dirty the air will follow the path of least resistance and go right around the filter bringing dust and dirt right into the furnace causing it to get dirty and smell like something is burning when you turn it on. Even worse, The dirt and dust can enter right into and onto the AC coil which can cause your system to freeze up
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Heater and Furnace Repairs:

Whether your heater system is natural gas, propane, or electric we can get you up and running fast. No sales pitches, no gimmicks, just qualified technicians who will come to your home, find the problem and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about how to proceed. We stock as many parts as possible so that we don’t have to leave and then return to repair your system later. That saves us both time and money. Also, if you happen to be someone who is savvy with technical things and likes to do your own repairs,
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