Heat Pump or Furnace, What is Best For My Home?

March 9, 2021

Depending on where you live, you can choose between a heat pump or furnace. Both have their pros and cons. It helps to have some facts about each to decide which is best for your home. Where You Live Heat pumps are a great choice if you live somewhere where winters are mild. They don’t work well when it gets below freezing temperatures, though. Furnaces are best where it gets below freezing. Cost of Fuel Heat pumps only use electricity while there are gas and electric furnaces. Natural gas is less expensive

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 8, 2021

Although it can be a bit of an inconvenience, proper maintenance is an important part of extending the life of your Sacramento home’s mechanical systems. Maintenance is just as important for your HVAC system as it is for any other system, even though your HVAC system is designed to be durable. To help make your HVAC maintenance duties easier, we at CABS Heating & Air Conditioning want you to understand the basics of this important process. Fall and Spring Are Ideal To help protect your air conditioner and your furnace, it is vital to inspect and maintain them separately. After

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Is There a Way to Repair Leaking Ductwork?

December 3, 2020

When it comes to HVAC efficiency, there’s one component that’s overlooked more than all the rest: the ductwork. Without solid ductwork, your system won’t be able to efficiently send air where it needs to be. That’s why leaking ductwork is such a concern: it can greatly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Fortunately, to help your West Sacramento home’s ductwork improve its efficiency, there are multiple repair options available from CABS Heating & Air Conditioning. The Traditional Way: Fixing the Outside If your home’s ducts are accessible, the easiest way to fix leaks is to repair the

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HVAC, Your Furnace and the Danger of Carbon Monoxide

November 12, 2020

If you have a gas furnace, you need to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a gas that can cause serious health problems, including death. How Is Carbon Monoxide Typically Handled? Carbon monoxide is produced when fossil fuel is burned. If your furnace is working properly, it’s carried out of your home through a flue. How a Furnace Develops a Carbon Monoxide Leak There are a few things that can cause carbon monoxide to leak out of the furnace. The most common reason is that the

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Why Your HVAC System Needs To Be Properly Installed

October 20, 2020

When you have a new HVAC system installed in your home, it’s critical that you choose the right service provider. How a system is installed affects its longevity, energy-efficiency, safety, and more. Many issues can arise from improper installation. Energy Efficiency When an HVAC system doesn’t get installed correctly, it can result in you paying up to 30% more on your energy bills. A skilled technician will ensure ducts aren’t obstructed and all seals are leak-proof. The heating and cooling equipment has to be hooked up properly to function as it should.

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Benefits of the CABS Comfort Club

September 23, 2020

Heating and cooling systems are complicated, which is why CABS Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer a convenient CABS Comfort Club option for customers in West Sacramento, CA. This program offers affordable heating and cooling maintenance services that will keep your home energy-efficient and comfortable. Read on to learn about three key benefits of joining the CABS Comfort Club. 1. Convenient Maintenance The comfort club allows you to enjoy convenient maintenance services, including regular filter replacements. We recommend installing a new filter at least every three months for optimal energy efficiency. Members of the comfort club get priority

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The Dangers of Reusing AC Filters

August 16, 2020

Who doesn’t appreciate the chance to save some money? Homeowners may look at the costs of running an AC and think there are corner-cutting steps that could bring down bills. Reusing a disposable filter may seem like a plan, but it could be a poor one. Disposable filters require replacing, not reusing. Reusing them comes with dangers. Mold Grows on the Filter Wetting and cleaning a disposable filter won’t work too well. Besides not getting the filter thoroughly clean, a wet filter may experience mold growth. Mold might then continue to grow inside the AC. As

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