Sacramento AC 101: What is the SEER Rating?

SEER rating helps you pick an efficient AC

Many times, a Sacramento air conditioner installation goes “by the numbers.” There are the calculations behind the sizing of your system, Energy Guide ratings, BTUs, and even a SEER rating. You may already know some of these terms and their importance, but you may need a bit of help understanding the SEER rating. When that — or any other — … Read More

Protect Your AC Unit from Theft

Protect Your AC Unit from Theft

The price of scrap copper is creeping up toward three dollars a pound, to say nothing of other types of scrap metal. That could be bad news for Sacramento homeowners. That’s because your HVAC unit is a prime target for theft and resale. Even a failed attempt can lead to extensive damage and expensive HVAC repair. Follow these tips from … Read More

Lowering AC Costs in the Summertime

Tips for maintaining HVAC

When the temperature climbs, most of us in the Sacramento area find our energy bills climbing right along with it. Believe it or not, you can stay cool this summer, and still keep your cool when the electric bill comes, with these simple tips from Ace Plumbing that can lower your air conditioning costs this summer.   Get a Smart … Read More

How to Choose the Right HVAC for Your Commercial Building

Choosing the right HVAC for your business or commercial building

If you’re running a business, you’re often operating on razor-thin margins and you prefer to leave as little up to chance as possible. If you need a commercial HVAC system, it’s not a problem solved by a simple Google search. A call to Ace Plumbing, however, can get you much closer to a solution. Here are some tips to choose … Read More

How to Prep Your Air Conditioner for Spring


The gentleman in the picture above is one Willis Haviland Carrier. He’s the inventor of modern air conditioning, so we owe him our thanks for making California summers more bearable. The poor fella would cringe if he saw the condition some people leave their A/C units in, especially after a long winter. To honor his memory — and to keep … Read More

How to Improve Energy Efficiency with the Right Thermostat for the Home

Set the air conditioning

We’ve seen a lot more hybrids on the roads around Sacramento and Folsom than we used to. We wonder how many of those drivers know that their home heating and cooling needs contribute more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than their cars. Whether you’re concerned with saving the environment, or you’re just looking at it from the viewpoint of lowering … Read More

Answers to Common HVAC Questions

HVAC Repair

Winter may seem like it’s gone on forever, but it’ll be over before you know it. That means transitioning from heat back to air conditioning, and it also means you’re likely to have some questions about your HVAC system maintenance. Fear not; the experts at Ace Plumbing are here to demystify your heating and air conundrums and answer the most … Read More