Frequently Asked Questions on HVACRepair, Installation, and Maintenance

Why is My AC Running but Not Cooling?

Some possible reasons of the malfunction include:

  • Dirty air filters
  • Closed/blocked vents
  • Leaky air ducts
  • Depleting refrigerant levels
  • Dirty condenser unit

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How Much Does it Cost to Fix Air Conditioning?

On an average, homeowners around the country pay $300 for AC repairs. The actual cost will depend on different factors such as the size of the AC unit, the make of your AC, the nature and extent of the problem (which will determine the amount of work involved), and the amount of refrigerant.

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What Do I Do if I Smell Gas?

If you smell gas, take action immediately. More often than not, the pungent odor is caused by the additive used in natural gas. In the event of a natural gas leak, the additive may get sucked into the system. A skunk-like odor indicates a gas leak in your unit. There is a good chance that methyl mercaptan, a dangerous gas that smells like a skunk, is getting into your system. Do not take chances with the safety of your loved ones. Give South Placer Heating and Air a call, and leave it to our experts to ensure that your nightmare is short-lived.

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Which HVAC System is Right for My Home?

When opting for an AC system, consider your needs. While split AC systems are preferred by homeowners who want their system to be retrofitted to an existing furnace, hybrid heat split systems are an ideal choice for homes in temperate climates. If you are looking for a system that offers superior safety and can be easily installed, go for a ductless split system. If you want your system to be installed outdoor, opting for a packaged heating and air conditioning system makes sense.

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How Often Should I Service my HVAC System?

You should have your HVACsystem checked and serviced at least once every year.

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What Can I Do to Lower my Energy Bills?

Follow these simple tips to lower your energy bills:

  • Get your HVAC system inspected, cleaned, and maintained at regular intervals
  • Clean and replace your filters at least once every three months
  • Insulate your home
  • Use a programmable thermostat
  • Use appliances only when required
  • Consider washing clothes in cold water
  • Seal leaks in doors and windows

In summer, close blinds during the day. If you want to naturally warm your house in winter, keep blinds open during the day.

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What Kind of Filter Do I Need for my HVAC System?

Different types of HVAC filters include electrostatic filters, fiberglass filters, and pleated filters. When buying an air filter for your AC unit, consider its MERV rating. Look for a thick filter, as thick filters often provide superior air cleaning and also last long. Consider the design of the filter and use different ratings to compare filter longevity, particulate-capturing efficiency, and pressure drop. Call South Placer Heating and Air at (916) 246-2089 for any help.

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Can I Finance my New Heating and Air Conditioning System?

Yes. Some loan types to consider when looking for HVAC financing are:

  • Personal loan
  • Loan offered by the manufacturer
  • Loan on credit card
  • Home equity loan

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Can a Heat Pump Replace my Air Conditioner and Furnace?

Yes. A heat pump can both heat and cool your home.

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How Do I Know if I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Here are some signs that you need a new AC unit:

  • High energy bills
  • Frequent moisture build-up and leakage around the unit
  • Foul smells
  • Uneven cooling and heating
  • The system is too old
  • Airflow problems

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How Do I Choose an Energy-efficient Furnace?

Look for a unit with high AUE rating. Make sure the system offers efficiency-heating features and automatically adjusts heating levels to deliver precise comfort. Go for a furnace that offers seal combustion. Before bringing a furnace home, understand what the warranty covers.

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Do I Need a Furnace Tune-up Every Year?

Yes. To avoid issues related to performance and safety, get your furnace checked and maintained at least once a year.

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What is the Average Cost of Furnace Repair?

$250. Expect to pay between $130 and $400. For major repairs, the cost can go up to $1,000.

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What Can Cause a Furnace to Stop Working?

Some common causes of furnace problems include:

  • Clogged filters
  • Malfunctioning thermostat
  • Ignition failure
  • Dysfunctional blower motor
  • Air leakage
  • Blocked vents
  • Sediment or mold in the drainage hose
  • Lack of regular maintenance

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How Do I Know if my Furnace Control Board is Bad?

Some common signs of furnace control board problems include:

  • Diagnostic errors
  • Furnace is unable to control the temperature
  • Interruption of the regular sequence of events

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace the Control Board on a Furnace?

Expect to pay between $200 and $600.

Still have any question? Contact us at South Placer Heating and Air. Our reliable team of experts for heater repair in Roseville can provide you with the quality service and information you need to keep your home warm. For more information or further questions, give us a call at (916) 246-2089.

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