Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air Blog

Does Your Heat Pump Have Dirty Sock Syndrome?

September 28th, 2015

It sounds either totally ridiculous or like something reserved for your clothes dryer, but it is in fact a very real problem that you can encounter with your heat pump: dirty sock syndrome. Named for the unmistakable smell that accompanies dirty gym socks, dirty sock syndrome doesn’t involve actual socks but rather an issue that causes a potent dirty sock smell to emit from your heat pump system and into your home. Continue Reading

Why It’s Best to Call a Professional for Drain Problems

September 21st, 2015

Slow drains, clogged drains, gurgling drains – they all have the same thing in common: they need help. Television commercials and DIY videos will lead you to believe that quick solutions are at the ready for just about any drain problem, and better yet, that they work. Unfortunately, this isn’t true most of the time. We handle a lot of DIY-gone-wrong types of calls, and one way to avoid this often costly scenario is to give your Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air plumbing expert a call as soon as you discover any kind of issue with any of your home’s drains. Continue Reading

Maintain Your Air Conditioner with Our $49 Tune-Up Special!

September 14th, 2015

Your air conditioner has been running around the clock for several months now. This kind of operation, while normal during this time of year, takes a toll on your AC system in the form of wear and tear. But we have a great offer that will keep your air conditioning system in great shape: our $49 tune-up special! Regularly $98, our tune-up special means your AC will get the full tune-up it needs to operate efficiently and effectively. Why is maintenance so important for your air conditioner? Let’s take a look: Continue Reading

What Is Hydro Jetting?

September 7th, 2015

It may sound like a fancy new way to fly, but hydro jetting is actually an important service offered by professional plumbers to completely clean your drains and sewer lines without using harsh chemicals. In fact, all that is used is water. But the results of hydro jetting are evident, particularly after hydro jet cleaning is performed by the plumbing pros at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air. Continue Reading

Tips on Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal

August 31st, 2015

If you have a garbage disposal, you know how helpful it can be to significantly reduce the food waste in your home. You also know that when it breaks or malfunctions, it requires an expert to handle the repair. It’s strongly recommended that you schedule annual maintenance for your garbage disposal, but there are some basic maintenance steps you can take on your own to help keep your disposal in optimal shape: Continue Reading

Why Your Refrigerant Doesn’t Run Out

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. Continue Reading

What Is an Automatic Shut-Off Valve?

August 17th, 2015

We’ve all heard the stories of people coming home from vacation to find their living room under water. While this isn’t a common scenario, it isn’t uncommon for your plumbing system to develop leaks that you aren’t able to detect. This is because much of your home’s plumbing system resides behind walls and ceilings, and it is this kind of leak that can cause a great deal of water damage. One of the best ways to avoid water damage from even the smallest leak is to employ the use of an automatic shut-off valve. Continue Reading

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

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. Continue Reading

How Do the Coils in My AC System Work?

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. Continue Reading

How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Filter?

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: Continue Reading