What is a Zoned Cooling System

Zoned Cooling System

Many people have homes where they need some rooms cooler (or warmer) than others. A zoned cooling system helps them to set individual rooms to the proper temperature, without taxing their HVAC systems. With a zoned system, all rooms of your house could maintain the perfect temperature for the people who use it most. Why…

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A Short History of Indoor Plumbing

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When faced with something that saves time or labor, or otherwise does something useful, people will often tell you it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. We’ve always preferred “the best thing since indoor plumbing,” partly because we can slice our own bread, and partly because we’d rather not trudge outdoors every time nature calls.…

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A Quick Guide to Humidifiers


Waking up parched? Suffering from dry mouth? Noticing you sound like Colleen Dewhurst first thing in the morning? Noticing you get sick easier than you used to? Before you call the doctor, make sure the culprit isn’t the dry air in your home. WebMD notes that dry air indoors, especially in the winter time, can…

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How to Avoid Water Pressure Loss in Your Shower


A hot shower is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not just a way to get yourself squeaky clean, after all. It’s a way to wash away the day’s stress and frustration, and a time to relax and clear your head. Well, until someone flushes the toilet and that lovely jet of water slows to…

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A Quick Guide to Space Heater Safety


The National Fire Protection Association states that space heaters account for 40% of home heating fires… and 84% of home heating fire fatalities. If you use a space heater or are considering buying one, there are a few things Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning would like you to know for your safety. Choosing the…

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Preventing Burst Pipes and Flooding

burst pipes

It’s enough to strike fear into the heart of any homeowner: you come home to water damage and destroyed valuables because of a burst pipe. It’s not something that happens often, and luckily for you, Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has some steps you can take to keep it from happening to you. An…

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You’ve Got a Clog. When Is It Time To Call A Plumber?

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Clogs don’t happen very often, but when they do, calling a plumber is often people’s last instinct. We’ve seen people use — and misuse — chemical drain cleaners, snakes, plungers, coat hangers, and all sorts of kludged-together contraptions to clear clogs. Some of these have their place; each of them can also cause more problems…

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How Much Water Does My Running Toilet Use in Sacramento?


A slow drip, or the occasional sound of your toilet running, doesn’t exactly cause panic. How much water does a running toilet use, after all? But what if each of those drops was a penny? That might help you visualize the hidden cost of a leaky toilet. It may also help you realize that the…

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Debunking Common Plumbing Myths

Plumbing Myths

California is known for its gravity hills, areas where a car left in neutral will actually roll uphill, seemingly of its own volition. At least, that’s how the story goes. The reality is a bit more pedestrian; it’s an optical illusion, and your car is actually rolling downhill even though it doesn’t appear to be. Suffice…

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Common Spring and Summer Plumbing Problems

Summer Plumbing Problems

One of the best things about the warm weather is the food. Sure, we’re outside and grilling more often, which is fun (especially with some friends and some adult beverages in the mix). But our favorite thing is the produce that’s available at this time of year. Corn, watermelon, tomatoes, and much more brighten our…

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