Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Roseville’

What Is Hydro Jetting?

Monday, 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. (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…)

Reasons Your AC Isn’t Turning On

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Here’s a situation you never wish to encounter: It’s a hot summer day in Northern California, and when you go to the thermostat to turn on your air conditioner… nothing happens. No fan noise, no air from the vents, nothing. You fiddle with the thermostat for a few minutes, but the air conditioner simply will not turn on to give you vital cool air.

When this occurs, your best recourse isn’t to go to the AC cabinet and open it up to find out what’s wrong. You should instead pick up the phone and call Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air. We offer fast and effective air conditioning repair in Roseville, CA and the greater Sacramento area. You can count on our skill and experience to restore your cooling system to running condition once more.

What is wrong with my AC?

Many different things may have gone wrong with your central air conditioning system that will cause it to refuse to turn on. This is why it’s crucial to have skilled HVAC technicians investigate the problem: they will narrow down the possible causes and make sure the system receives the correct repair work.

One common reason for an AC to fail to turn on is a malfunction in the thermostat. If the thermostat loses its connection to the cooling system, the air conditioner will not know when it turn on and won’t respond to any programming. Thankfully, this is an easy issue for technicians to repair.

The air conditioner may have a broken blower fan motor. In this case, the compressor may still run (go outside and check if the outdoor unit is making noise), but no air will move across the evaporator coils and get sent into the ventilation system. Usually, repair technicians will need to replace the motors.

Other electrical faults may be at the heart of the problem. If the air conditioner trips circuit breakers instead of coming on, repair experts will have to see if there is a voltage mismatch in the system. Loose electrical connections may also be at fault.

There is also the possibility that the AC has reached the end of its lifespan and needs a replacement. HVAC professionals will be able to give you an honest answer about whether an aging air conditioner will still benefit from repairs or if the time has arrived when it needs to be retired.

Whatever type of air conditioning repair in Roseville, CA you require, place your trust in Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air to have the job done fast and right the first time. Give us a call today.

What Is the Sacrificial Anode Rod?

Monday, February 16th, 2015

A water heater has a few vital components that make it possible for water to heat up and flow into the faucets and sinks in your home. The dip tube is a long pipe through which cold water enters at the top of the tank and flows all the way to the bottom. The burner at the bottom of the tank heats up the water, using natural gas and an ignition source for heating. Or, if you have an electric water heater, the electronic heating elements at the bottom and upper-middle portions of the tank heat up the water, which then naturally rises to the top of the tank. Finally, a small tube at the top allows the water to flow into the faucet.

The sacrificial anode rod is one of the most important components of the storage tank water heater, yet it doesn’t participate in this heating process at all. But it does serve an equally important role: keeping the tank from rusting. The water heater is made of steel—an iron alloy—and anything made of iron that comes into contact with water risks corrosion. Only three things must be present in order for something to rust: iron, water, and oxygen. And rusting always leads to corrosion. As holes start to form in the tank, water may leak into your home. Most experts recommend replacing the tank at the first sign of rust to prevent this from happening.

Most water heater tanks have a lining that keeps the tank from rusting for a time, but it’s not thick enough to ward off rust for its entire lifespan. Thankfully, the sacrificial anode rod attracts the particles that cause corrosion. This is a small rod that sits in the middle of your water heater tank and essentially sacrifices itself for the good of the tank. During this heroic deed, an anode rod may wear down entirely, until it gets to the point where it can no longer serve your tank. Occasional maintenance is necessary so that a technician can examine your tank and replace your anode rod if it is too worn down.

Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air has a long history of servicing water heaters in Roseville. Call us today to schedule an appointment for quality repairs, installation, or regular maintenance.