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

Does Your Heat Pump Have Dirty Sock Syndrome?

Monday, 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. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Should I Install a Tankless Water Heater in My Home?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

If it’s time for a replacement water heater, or you have a brand new home that needs a water heater, you have a number of options from which to choose. One of these is a tankless hot water heater. While these system have gotten a lot of notoriety lately, you need to examine if this type of system is a good fit for you and your home before purchasing one. The plumbing experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air can help with all of your hot water installation needs, from sizing to completing the installation. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment for your home in Sacramento, CA. (more…)

Do I Have a Slab Leak?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

More than half of all homes in the US are built upon concrete slabs, making slab foundations the leading type of home foundations. To make the best use of slabs, many contractors will run plumbing pipes through the slab as its being poured. This helps protect the pipes and secure them. However, it is possible for these pipes to develop leaks, and when that happens to a piped encased in concrete, you’ve got a tough leak on your hands – but not when you call experts to help, like the ones at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air. Our plumbing professionals specialize in locating and repairing slab leaks, and we do our best to make the repair as non-invasive as possible. Not sure if you have a slab leak? Here are some signs that can indicate you may have one: (more…)

Fighting Over the Thermostat? Consider Zone Control Cooling

Monday, June 8th, 2015

We are all familiar with this common household argument: what temperature should the thermostat be set at? For someone, a certain temperature may be too cold, and for someone else, it may be too warm. Finding the middle ground is hard because different areas of your home may gain more heat during the day than others. What’s a possible solution? Using a zone control system. (more…)

Does Your Commercial Property Have Problems with Excessive Dryness?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

When most people think about humidity problems, it’s usually in regard to excessive humidity. But in our part of the world, we tend to the see the opposite, with too little humidity. Just as excessive humidity can cause problems, so, too, can inadequate humidity, and if the lack of moisture in your commercial space affects your business, you could have serious problems to deal with. There is a solution for low humidity, however: a commercial humidifier. The commercial indoor air quality experts at Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air can help you install, repair, maintain or replace your commercial humidifier – just give us a call and our staff will schedule you an appointment right away. (more…)

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…)