6 Best Low Flow Shower Head Options

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Shopping for a low flow shower head? Good choice! Many of Ace Plumbing’s clients ask us about these water-saving shower heads. Some are concerned with their environmental footprint and want to save water; others just want to spend less on their monthly water bill. The one thing that unites everybody? Nobody wants to take a shower under a shower head … Read More

How to Winterize Your Basement

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Pop quiz: if your living room windows were drafty, letting cold air in during the winter, would you just shrug your shoulders and grin and bear it? Of course not. You’d address the problem, because you know those drafts mean your furnace works overtime, driving your energy bills through the roof. So why would you overlook drafts and other issues … Read More

5 Warning Signs You May Need to Replace Your Furnace

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 Is your furnace trying to tell you something? Sometimes your furnace chugs away for years, working perfectly ’til one day it doesn’t. Your first sign of a problem might be the furnace failing to start on a cold night, or — in a worst-case scenario — your carbon monoxide detector going off. But often as not, your furnace sends subtle … Read More

Fall HVAC Checklist from Ace Plumbing

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Preparing for Fall As summer winds down and turns to fall, it’s time to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for the transition. That means making sure your air conditioning unit is ready to “hibernate” for the colder months, and ensuring that your heating system wakes from its long nap rested and ready for the lower temperatures. After … Read More

Tips for Winterizing Your Air Conditioner

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As summer winds down and winter beckons, it’s time to do more than just digging your cold-weather clothes out of plastic tubs. You’ll want to take some time to winterize your home — especially your air conditioner. If the mere thought has you thinking about going into hiding until the cold weather blows over, relax. With a few simple tips … Read More

Sizing a New Heating System

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Winter in Sacramento isn’t as harsh as it is in Denver, Chicago, or Syracuse. Of course, that’s cold comfort if it’s a freezing January night and your teeth are chattering because your old heating system isn’t up to the task. If you decide it’s time for a new heating system, you should know how to size the system correctly in … Read More

Should I Repair or Replace a Sprinkler System?

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No plumbing system is meant to last forever, but installing a new one may be more expensive than repairs. Although fixing a sprinkling system is certainly possible in most cases, there are certain points where you start to throw good money after bad in keeping a difficult sprinkler system going. Here’s how to decide if you should repair your sprinkling … Read More

Do I Have Enough Insulation?

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You might be shocked to learn how much your insulation contributes to your home comfort, especially in the winter. The trouble is that not enough insulation could make it harder to heat or cool your home, and increase your energy bills. Here’s how to tell if you have enough insulation. How Does Insulation Work? You may think that the solid, … Read More

Furnaces for Manufactured Homes

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If you want to get a new furnace for your manufactured home, you should enlist the help of a professional at the beginning of the process. Manufactured homes can often fit furnaces much like a stick-built home, but there are a few unique aspects that you should know before you buy. Sealed vs Atmospheric Combustion Furnaces The way that a … Read More

How Much Water Do We Waste?

Humans use a tremendous amount of water for tasks like gardening, showering, washing dishes and flushing the toilet. And while this use is part of the part of the earth’s hydrologic cycle, overuse and leaky plumbing causes clean water to be squandered. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaks may cause a home to waste 10,000 gallons of water per year. … Read More