Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why Your Refrigerant Doesn’t Run Out

Monday, August 24th, 2015

You have likely heard the word “refrigerant” used in relation to your air conditioner, and for good reason: without it, you can’t condition your air. However, this chemical is used differently in your air conditioner than gasoline is used in a car. In other words, refrigerant isn’t consumed by your air conditioning system, which is why, if you are told your refrigerant is low, there’s a problem. So how does the refrigerant in your system work? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Seeing Leaks from Your AC? Time to Check the Condensate Array

Monday, August 10th, 2015

At this time of year, your air conditioner is removing a lot of humidity to help cool your home. This means your condensate array is being used fairly heavily, helping to remove this water from your home and system. However, if your air conditioning system hasn’t been maintained in a while, you may have some problems with your condensate array that can lead to leaking and water damage. First, let’s take a look at what the condensate array is and does. (more…)

How Do the Coils in My AC System Work?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

If you have a whole home air conditioning system, you’ve probably heard that your system has coils. What you may not realize is how important they are to your AC system. Your coils play a big role in the heat release/cooling process; anytime there’s any issue with the coils, your cooling will be affected. The AC experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air can help keep your coils in great shape with annual maintenance. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment for your home in Roseville, CA. (more…)

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…)

Looking for Some Tips to Save on Your Cooling This Summer?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It’s officially summer, which means the weather is just going to keep getting hotter. Odds are, you’ve already turned on your AC in Sacramento, CA, and may have already gotten your first utility bill with your air conditioning usage on it. If you’ve been looking for simple ways to help save on your home’s cooling costs, the experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air have a few simple suggestions for you: (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…)

2 Alternatives to Traditional Air Conditioning

Monday, April 27th, 2015

When most people think of air conditioning systems, they usually envision a centralized system: a single unit producing cool air which is then distributed throughout your home via a series of ducts. It benefits from a single main unit and relatively straightforward operating procedure, but it’s not the only AC system out there. Nor is it the only system you should consider for your home. In Sacramento, CA, our summers can be quite brutal. Here are 2 alternatives to traditional air conditioning that you may want to think about now, before the summer starts in earnest. (more…)

What Happens During Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

We haven’t hit the hot temps of summer yet, but they are on their way, and one of the best ways to ensure that you air conditioner is ready to work is to schedule annual AC maintenance. There can be some misconceptions regarding air conditioning maintenance, mostly in regard to what actually happens during this service, so the technicians at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air wanted to provide you with an overview demonstrating just how in-depth a maintenance appointment really is. (more…)