AC Replacement

AC Replacement

AC Replacement in Elk Grove by Crystal Blue

We know how important AC maintenance is. However, sometimes some maintenance won’t be enough to get it through the summer. Nothing lasts forever, and losing your air conditioning can be a major loss, especially during the summer. If it is still working fine, maybe you’re just being cautious and planning ahead. Whatever the case, Crystal Blue can tell you the signs that you’ll need an AC replacement in Elk Grove.

Here Are 6 Signs You Need an AC replacement in Elk Grove and the Surrounding Areas:

The AC reached retirement age.

How long have you owned your current AC? According to the National Association of Home Builders, well-maintained AC units can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. If your AC has reached this point and isn’t working like it used to, it might be time to retire it. It may seem like a major cost, but don’t worry! You can use this opportunity to purchase a modern unit that’s more energy efficient.

The AC has a refrigerant leak.

A refrigerant leak is a serious problem with your AC. The leaking coolant can pose a health risk to your family and the water leakage can damage your home. It’s possible to fix serious leaks by getting a new coil, but it might be a sign you should get a new AC.

A repair would cost too much.

Sometimes replacement parts and repairs for your AC don’t justify their high costs. It gets more unappealing when you’re talking about a unit with an expired warranty. If this is the case, you should pick up a new unit and get a new warranty.

Your AC is making strange noises.

Is your AC operating louder than it normally does? AC units are supposed to run quietly, so any grinding, banging, or rattling noises are a major concern. These noises can represent something like a slipped belt or broken motor bearings. If these issues aren’t fixed quickly, you’ll have a costly repair or replacement on your hands.

The AC air isn’t cold.

If you turn on the AC and cool air doesn’t come out within a few minutes, there’s a problem. A wide variety of issues can cause this problem, like low Freon levels or a broken compressor. Whatever the case may be, it’s an obvious sign that your AC has an issue.

Your AC needs frequent repairs.

You may want to keep an AC operational for a good while through repeated repairs. However, doing this may eventually lead you to spend more than you would from getting a replacement. This is more likely if your warranty has expired and isn’t helping with repair costs.

Check Out a Recent Crystal Blue AC Replacement in Elk Grove, CA:

Here’s our HVAC expert replacing an outdoor AC unit in Elk Grove, CA. The homeowners on Cypress Creek Way were experiencing issues with their indoor cooling. After diagnosing the system, it was decided that a replacement would be in the homeowners best interest.

AC Replacement in Elk Grove, CA by Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air

We replaced the existing AC with a Trane system. The XV20i TruComfort helps you stay cool on even the hottest days as one of the industry’s most efficient systems. It can save you up to 64% in yearly cooling costs compared to an 8 SEER unit.

AC Replacement in Elk Grove, CA by Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air












You deserve peace of mind knowing that your cooling system will be ready to beat the Elk Grove heat this spring and summer. If you’re experiencing issues with your AC or you’re interested in upgrading to a Trane TruComfort unit, we can help. Trust the experts when you need HVAC service. Call Crystal Blue to schedule your AC Replacement today!

Crystal Blue and Current Virus Safety

Crystal Blue and Current Virus Safety

Home Service Professionals and Safety During Current Viruses

Air purification by Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating and Air in Sacramento, CA

Current viruses are all over the news. With more and more people becoming infected each day, the severity of illness or how many people will fall ill is still unknown at this time. For the general American public, such as workers in non-healthcare settings and where it is unlikely that work tasks create an increased risk of exposures to current viruses, the immediate health risk from any current virus is considered low. But at the same time, protecting our customers while still being able to provide home services is our goal.

Our Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air team, takes our employees and our customers safety seriously. Don’t just use any home service company, choose one that is professional and educated in truly protecting you and your home.

At Crystal Blue, we need to consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of any contagious sickness in their workplace and with our customers home in the event of an outbreak in the US.

Preventive Measures our Crystal Blue Team has Implemented to Protect our Employees and our Customers:

  • Educate employees about virus
  • Actively encourage sick employees to stay home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
  • Separate sick employees
  • We use a program called Service Titan, which allows us to have our non tech positions work from home and provides us the ability 
      to dispatch our technicians from their homes as well. Limiting group encounters.
  • Stagger work schedules to limit big size groups
  • Cancel non-essential travel
  • Perform routine environmental cleaning & disinfecting at office and in all vehicles
  • Washing hands often with sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
  • Keeping a safe distance from each other our 6 ft safe zone
  • Avoid shaking hands, bump fists, wave or hand a business card instead
  • Cleaning our work areas with detergent or soap
  • Educate our team with keeping your immune system built up, taking vitamin C, fruit and veggies, exercise regularly,
     lower consumption of alcohol, don’t smoke and keep up your water intake.
  • Crystal Blue has cancelled all group meetings and training until further notice. 

Coronavirus and COVID-19 preparation

Necessary Knowledge

Q: Does the CDC recommend the use of face masks to prevent exposure to current viruses?

A: No, the CDC does not recommend those who aren’t sick to wear a mask. Only those who are healthcare professionals or are actively showing symptoms need to wear masks. This is to protect others who are at risk of becoming infected.

Q: Should I be concerned about pets or other animals?

A: While it’s possible that the virus emerged from an animal source, it’s spreading from person to person. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread or contract current viruses. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

Q: Can the current virus spread through drinking water?

A: The virus has not been detected in any drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus.

Q: Can the virus be spread through pools and hot tubs?

A: There is no evidence that pools or hot tubs can spread any current virus.  Proper use, maintenance and cleanliness (disinfection with chlorine and bromine) should eliminate the virus.

Q: How can I prepare? 

A: The best way to prepare is to store the things you need in the event of a quarantine. People should think about having daily necessities and medications to last about two weeks, in case they need to isolate. Massive stock piling of supplies is not necessary.

Accurate Information is Key

Make sure that you are getting reliable information! False information not only leads to hysteria, it can cause you or a loved one to risk exposure. Reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NCDHHS. In addition, our employees are also being instructed with information from the Nevada County Health Department.

The Nevada County Department of Health has crafted an extensive list of information and resources and how to take precautions for minimizing risk of exposure. Please be on guard with any information you are getting via social media or other unconfirmed internet sources. Most importantly, stay safe and wash your hands!


COVID-19 and Crystal Blue

Air Purification by iWave: Protect Your Home

Air Purification by iWave: Protect Your Home

Sacramento Air Purification

Protection Against Harmful Bacteria and Viruses

iWave Now 10% Off!

Surely, you’ve heard of current viruses in the news. In the last few months, current viruses have become a serious health concern across the globe. With a rising infection rate that now spans across the globe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn that appropriate measures be taken. Other than frequent cleaning with disinfectant soap or alcohol-based cleansers, there are precautions you can take in your home to fight against respiratory illness!

How Does iWave Air Purification Work?

This patented product uses bipolar ionization with needlepoint brushes to create a precise electrical charge that safely cleans the air in residential and commercial buildings.

These purifiers are easily installed in almost any HVAC system and work with the air that circulates through your home, killing harmful mold, bacteria, and viruses in the air that can cause harm to those who live or work there.

How Can It Help Protect You And Your Family?

Removing impurities from the air in your home or business can drastically improve existing respiratory conditions and help prevent them in the future. Not only does the iWave remove viruses in the air, but it also reduces allergens, odors, smoke, static electricity, and airborne particles.

Crystal Blue: Your Local Sacramento Air Quality Experts

You deserve the best quality air in your home or business. You also deserve added protection from potentially harmful pollutants, bacteria, and viruses. The technicians at Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air work with a variety of air filters and purifiers, including iWave. We’re ready to help you breathe easy today!

To learn more about iWave and how it can help protect those in your home or business, click here. To schedule installation in your home, call the experts at Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating and Air!