Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning Installations & Replacements in Sacramento

HVAC services are important to any home or a business owner. But when you live in Central California, you’ll be especially grateful for the residential and commercial air conditioning installation in Sacramento offered by Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. When and why might you call us for AC installations? Let’s look at a few common scenarios.

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Signs it’s Time for an Air Conditioner Replacement

Air conditioners don’t necessarily fail all at once. The unit you have now may still be cooling your home years after it was installed, especially with timely air conditioner maintenance. But there’s a difference between a system that seems to work fine and one giving you its best, and there are times when an AC replacement makes more sense. 

Improper Sizing

It’s common for contractors to size an AC system based on square footage. But your air conditioner isn’t cooling a flat sheet, it’s cooling by volume. Insolation, ceiling height, insulation, and other factors have to be considered to prevent inefficiency, short cycling, and faster wear. Even a system that was initially sized properly may not be able to keep up with the strain placed on it by adding or other changes to a structure.


As with a home heating installation or a new water heater, an air conditioner has a finite lifespan. You can prolong its life with air conditioner maintenance and timely AC repairs when they’re needed. With that being said, if your system is at the tail end of the usual twelve to the fifteen-year average lifespan, the efficiency of a newer system will save you money. 


A system that’s lost efficiency is sized wrong, or that has to cool a poorly-insulated space, takes longer, and works harder to do its job. That, in turn, leads to a higher energy spend, plus rapid wear that leads to expensive breakdowns. If your energy spend or your repair bills are climbing, the savings and California energy efficiency rebates leveraged by a newer system will also protect your wallet.

Types of Air Conditioning Units

If you’re tired of noisy and inefficient window units or portable air conditioners, there’s good news: you have more options for new air conditioners now than ever before.

Central Air Conditioner Installations and Replacements

Central air conditioner installations are a great option for many homeowners and businesses. After all, they move enormous volumes of air, allowing an entire building to be cooled at once while also improving indoor air quality. They’re an excellent choice for buildings that already have ductwork servicing a furnace or an existing central air conditioner.

Ductless Split System Installations and Replacements

Homes with radiant heat may not have existing ductwork. Because a ductless split system installation doesn’t need those ducts, it’s an effective solution for mobile homes, outbuildings, additions, and other cases where installing or extending central air could be cost-prohibitive.

Heat Pump Installations and Replacements

Heat pump installation offers some benefits. Their high efficiency and lower power usage are complimented by some systems’ ability to provide both heating and cooling! This all-in-one solution is ideally suited to Sacramento’s milder climate.

Residential and Commercial AC Installation Costs in the Sacramento Area

Determining the cost of a home or commercial AC installation is a multi-step process. Choosing the right brand isn’t as important as getting the fundamentals right; those, in turn, will determine what you pay for AC installation.

  • Proper sizing ensures proper system function.
  • Existing architecture may play a part, too; preservation and condition issues in historic structures, and a lack of ductwork in a building of any age, means finding alternatives to a ducted system.
  • Your goals for your system will influence its design as well; attempting to improve indoor air quality, or meet LEED standards, will introduce certain design and cost concerns of their own.

Sacramento AC Installations Done Right!

Proper AC installations have as many moving parts as the AC system itself. That’s why so many Sacramento home and business owners trust Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. Besides being licensed, bonded, and insured, we offer the experience to back everything from installation to our 24/7 emergency air conditioning repairs. Get in touch today!

Average Lifespan of an Air Conditioning Unit

As with a home heating installation or a new water heater, an air conditioner has a finite lifespan. That lifespan can be hard to pin down, especially if you’re not the home’s first owner and you aren’t sure when the existing system was installed. Proper air conditioner maintenance can prolong the life of your system, too. So even though an air conditioning system lasts an average of twelve to fifteen years, the old adage that “individual mileage may vary” definitely applies here.

How Do You Know Which AC is Right For Your Sacramento Home?

How do you choose the right air conditioner for your home? There are a number of considerations that go into any air conditioner installation, and the brand is often the least of these.

  • Proper sizing, since as we’ve already seen, the right size ensures proper function
  • A good fit for your home, since homes without existing ductwork may not be well-suited to a ducted system
  • Architectural considerations, since historic homes may have structural, preservation, or condition issues that dictate a certain type of unit
  • Air quality concerns, since different systems handle and filter air via different methods
  • Energy efficiency goals, since systems can vary widely — this is especially important if you’re trying to meet LEED standards, and requires an understanding of SEER ratings and other energy efficiency standards

Trust Experienced Technicians For Your AC Install / Replacement

Choosing the best air conditioning company in Sacramento is more than finding someone who’s bonded, insured, and licensed. Experience matters, and Ace Plumbing has decades’ worth. Time matters, too, especially when you want an installation that’s quick and reliable. For those reasons and others (like 24/7 emergency air conditioning repairs), Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning is always at your service!

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Depending on where you live, replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with ENERGY STAR qualified equipment can cut your annual energy bill by nearly $200. Ace’s technicians are trained to handle all brands of HVAC equipment and are just a phone call away at 916-455-4548.

New Residential or Commercial HVAC Systems

Ace can install your home’s new air conditioning or heating system, inspect the system of a new home, or commercial HVAC systems. Our technicians are certified for both home systems and larger commercial systems. Before your employees complain about the temperature in their office, call on Ace for an annual HVAC tune-up.

24 Hour Emergency Service

Day or night, Ace stands ready to service your heating or air conditioning system. Ace’s technicians are licensed and insured for all brands of heating and air conditioning equipment. Contact Ace Plumbing today.

Service Areas

We provide heating and air conditioning installation and repair services in Sacramento, Folsom, Fair Oaks, Davis, Woodland, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, Elk Grove, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills, Mather, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, West Sacramento and all the communities between. Call us for an estimate or plumber dispatch.