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

How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Filter?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

If you have a forced-air cooling system, and most people do for their whole home cooling, then you have an air filter. The job of a standard air filter is to block large particles of dirt and dust, as well as debris, from entering your AC system. As you can imagine, there are literally millions of particles of dust and dirt to contend with, so it’s important to change your air filter on a timely basis. The industry standard is to change your air filter every 3 months; it’s every 2 months if you have pets and/or smokers in your home. Don’t know how to change the air filter in your home? The air conditioning experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air can teach you how to change your air filter in Carmichael, CA, so that you can keep your AC healthy. But first, let’s take a look at why it’s important to change your air filter: (more…)

Why Does My Air Conditioner Have Capacitors?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

When electricity flows, it isn’t in an even manner. It surges and ebbs, and as such, needs help being streamlined. Your air conditioner runs on alternating current, which is electricity that runs on alternating polarity. This means the electricity changes between positive and negative, which is necessary for electro-mechanical systems like your air conditioner. However, this kind of electricity needs help being streamlined, and this is where your capacitors come in. (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioner Being Sluggish? Then Consider Scheduling a Maintenance Appointment

Monday, July 13th, 2015

As we hit the middle of summer, odds are your air conditioning system in Sacramento, CA, has been running for a while. Have you noticed that its performance isn’t as good as normal, even though nothing appears to be wrong with the system? Consider scheduling maintenance with your Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air specialist, especially if you weren’t able to schedule maintenance this past spring. (more…)

Are There Things I Can Do to Help Maintain My Garbage Disposal?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Garbage disposals are great for reducing food waste in your home. But for as tough as they may seem, it can be fairly easy to get off track with them if you aren’t careful. We are asked a lot about what steps homeowners can take to help keep their garbage disposals in good shape. While it’s never recommended that your try and work on your garbage disposal yourself – keep those fingers out of the drain! – there are a few things you can do regularly to help maintain your disposal: (more…)