Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air Blog : Archive for May, 2015

What Is the Reversing Valve and Why Does It Matter?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Heat pumps in cooling mode essentially work like a whole home air conditioning system: they remove heat and humidity from your living spaces and return cool air in its place. However, heat pumps have a key component that makes them very different from air conditioners: the reversing valve. Without this valve, your heat pump wouldn’t be able to cool or heat your home. So what is this valve? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Why Consider Ductless Cooling?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Homeowners have many options when it comes to choosing a whole home air conditioning system, but many properties do not have ductwork – are you out of options? Not when you choose a ductless cooling system! Long popular in commercial properties like restaurants, ductless air conditioning systems have become very popular choices for many homeowners. You may be concerned that an AC system that doesn’t operate with ductwork may be highly complicated, but this isn’t true. However, to ensure that the system provides the cooling and other benefits you want, it’s important to work only with trained technicians for installation and service. The AC specialists at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air have installed and serviced numerous ductless systems, and we welcome the opportunity to bring our expertise to you. (more…)

Allergy Season = Air Filter Season

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Spring is always a welcome time, but for allergy sufferers, spring is the bearer of all things sneezeable. If you have serious allergy sufferers in your Sacramento, CA, home, and don’t use an air filtration system, now is the perfect time to consider one. You may be asking, doesn’t my system already come with an air filter? It does, but the job of this air filter is to reduce the amount of dirt and dust entering your system, not to capture allergens. A mechanical air filter that is part of an air filtration system does the job of capturing allergens and other contaminants in your home. And when you work with one of our indoor air quality experts, you’ll understand the differences between your standard filter and an air filtration system. (more…)

The 2 Main Ways an ERV Can Help Your Home

Monday, May 4th, 2015

In an effort to become energy efficient, many homes have upgraded insulation, windows, doors and HVAC systems. This is all very good for your home and for decreasing use of energy, but sometimes healthy ventilation can suffer, causing increased problems with the quality of your indoor air. However, there is a great device that can help you increase and improve your home’s indoor ventilation as well as further improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system: an energy recovery ventilator, also known as an ERV. The experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air can install your ERV so that it integrates seamlessly with your existing HVAC system, enabling you to gain the benefits of the device for years to come. Why install an ERV in your Sacramento, CA, home? Here are two important reasons to consider it. (more…)