When Repairs Aren’t Enough: AC Replacement

When Repairs Aren’t Enough: AC Replacement

Warm weather is here, hotter weather is on the way. If your home’s air conditioning system needs help to get it through the coming summer, right now is one of the last convenient times to arrange for it before the temperatures spike. Make sure your AC has gotten its regular maintenance as well as any necessary repairs to ensure it works its best.

But what if repairs are no longer the answer? At some point, any cooling system will cost far more to continue to patch-up than it’s worth. This year may be when you stop sinking money into an over the hill AC and have it replaced with a new one. Call on our service professionals to find out more about a new air conditioning installation in Sacramento, CA. We can help you make the right choice when it comes to the great “repair vs. replace” debate.

Signs You Need AC Replacement

The quickest route to finding out if it’s time for a new air conditioner is to call on HVAC professionals you can trust. But there are some indications that will give you the heads-up that a replacement is probably in your near future.

  • System Age: The standard central air conditioning system can last between 10 to 15 years with annual maintenance, and 5 to 8 years without it. If you have a system that’s over 15 years old, then we strongly recommend having it replaced—even if it still seems to be working fine. Once over the 15-year mark, an AC is in greater danger of failing and will start losing efficiency.
  • High Cost to Run: Look over the bills for the past couple of summers. If your electrical bills are rising and rising, even though you haven’t used the AC more than usual, it means the system is declining. If you’ve kept up with maintenance, this decline usually means the AC is simply too old to remain efficient.
  • Too Many Repairs/Too Expensive Repairs: Calling for HVAC professionals to repair an air conditioner more than once a year is too much. We advise capping repairs for the year at $500. Paying more than this isn’t worth it. Don’t pay more than half the cost of replacing the system on any single repair either.
  • AC Can’t Keep Up Like It Used To: Are hot spots around the house becoming a regular problem in summer? This is one of the first warning signs that an air conditioner is losing its cooling capacity. If you’ve already had repairs and maintenance attempting to fix this problem, but if it keeps coming back, it’s time to put in a new system.

Emergency Plumbers in Sacramento, CA. Crystal BlueFinally, you may wish to replace your air conditioner because you want to take advantage of newer systems with higher efficiency features like a variable speed fan and multi-stage compressor. These new units have incredibly high energy efficiency ratings and can start saving you money as soon as they’re installed.

Crystal Blue offers the best service in the area! We are also your areas only local Trane dealer. Call us today to schedule your AC replacement!

5 Benefits of Hydro-Jetting

5 Benefits of Hydro-Jetting

Maintaining your plumbing can be hard work, especially when it comes to stubborn clogs. While some clogs are an easy fix, thanks to a plunger or drain snake, others are hidden deep in your home’s plumbing or main sewer line. Unfortunately, not every clog can be fixed on your own. For the more intense clogs, you’ll need professional help. While a plumber may suggest a few different tricks, hydro-jetting by Crystal Blue  is the best choice.

Why Hydro-Jetting Benefits Your Plumbing

Clogs are a common problem. But left untreated, they can cause severe damage to your plumbing. Debris can still accumulate inside your plumbing, no matter how well-maintained, and accidents do happen. That’s why you want to use the best method when it comes to cleaning and clearing your drains. While it may be tempting to use other methods such as a snake or drain cleaner, they’re not as safe or effective as hydro-jetting. Clean plumbing that’s clear of clogs is a priority all homeowners should strive for, here’s how hydro-jetting can help.

It’s effective at cleaning and clearing pipes.

Hydrojetting uses a high-pressure hose to blast water through your plumbing lines. The high-pressure water makes a very effective method at cleaning and clearing any obstructions inside your pipes without causing damage. While other methods such as snaking may remove the obstruction, hydro-jetting fully removes everything out of the line.

It saves you money.

While it may cost more money to water jet your plumbing versus other methods, it saves you costs further down the road. Clean and clear pipes can help prevent other plumbing issues such as a cracked pipe or leak, which can be even more costly to repair.

It’s a clean plumbing method.

Your plumbing and sewer line are full of toxic contaminants. The more time your plumber spends in your plumbing system, the more chances of them coming into contact with harmful contaminants. Hydro-jetting is fast and effective, which means less time for the plumber to have contact with the sewage inside your plumbing. Hydro-jetting also spares you and the plumber the trouble of digging underground or cutting your walls to access pipes.

It’s good for the environment.

Unlike harsh chemical drain cleaners, hydro-jetting is just highly pressurized water. Chemical cleaners are toxic for you and can damage your pipes. When using a water jet to remove any clogs, you eliminate these harmful chemicals from reaching the water supply.

It can prevent future problems.

Since hydro-jetting thoroughly cleans and clears your plumbing, it can prevent future clogs and other plumbing problems for a longer period of time than other methods. Since plumbers usually do a camera inspection before they hydro-jet your plumbing, they can detect and treat other potential problems before they get worse.

Why Choose Crystal Blue to hydro-jet your plumbing system?

We have over 40 years of experience serving the Sacramento area and providing the best service possible. Our employees are like family to us, and we want to create that same bond with our customers. We strive to provide the best service and develop relationships that last for life. Our hydro-jetting service is just one of the many tools we use to help our customers have the safest plumbing system. All of our technicians are fully trained and ready to use any tool needed to keep your family comfortable.

We Provide:

  • The Best Price Guaranteed!
  • Top Drain Cleaning Reviews
  • More than 40 years of Hydro Jetting experience
  • CA. state-licensed plumbing and drain-clearing contractors
  • Equipped with the latest hydro-jetting equipment

Call Crystal Blue today and get your drains back into peak performance!

Signs You Need AC Repair Or Replacement

Signs You Need AC Repair Or Replacement

AC Repair and Replacement in Sacramento

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As the weather gets warmer, you’ll be relying on your cooling system more and more. As your dependency on the machine increases, you need to make sure that its working properly. If you’ve been experiencing issues lately, or your AC doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to, you may be in need of repairs before temperatures get too high. If your AC is beyond repair, old, or outdated, your whole system may need to be replaced. This can be stressful, but Crystal Blue will help you every step of the way. If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, call us today:

Power Problems

This is an obvious sign that something is up with your air conditioning system. If you adjust the thermostat, your AC should reach the designated temperature with ease. It should power on to keep you and your family cool and safe during the warmer months. Your cooling system needs to be able to keep up with the rising temperatures outside, so it if doesn’t turn on at all or if it switches often, you should look into a replacement.

If Your Unit Blows Warm Air – You Need AC Repair

An AC should always be blowing cool air. If it’s blowing out warm air, then it’s clear that you have a problem. You may be low on refrigerant, in which case it can simply be refilled to have your system back up and running ASAP. If you have a leak, repairs can get a little trickier. A refrigerant leak may be harder to fix but should still be addressed immediately. Repair may be possible, but if you’ve already spent money on repairs in the past, replacement may be in your best interest.

Insufficient Cooling Ability

Your air conditioning system should be able to cool your entire home or a designated area. If some rooms are much cooler than others, it’s a sign that your AC can’t handle cooling your entire house. A professional inspection will help to determine the cause of the problem.

Weird Noises

There’s no reason why your AC should be making weird or loud sounds. If you start to hear any, call Crystal Blue. It could mean that a piece has become detached in your system, or that foreign debris has found its way inside. It could also be a sign of a bigger problem such as  motor failure. Depending on the extent of the AC repair, you may want to invest in a new AC.

How Crystal Blue Can Help

Our highly trained and certified technicians will be able to asses your cooling system and locate any problems or areas of concern. Once we make repairs, or you decide to upgrade your home with a replacement, you’ll have:

  • Smaller carbon footprint
  • Quieter operation
  • Increased home value
  • Reduced energy bills
  • Better temperature control
  • Increased home comfort

We are your area’s only Certified Comfort Specialist and Trane dealer. Check out our reviews! We are only a phone call away and we’re ready to help you today. Call today for service!