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Bad Air Quality? Here’s What You Can Do

September 10th, 2018

virus-cells-floatingDo you suspect that your home is suffering from bad air quality? You may suspect that you’re feeling the symptoms of bad air quality, or maybe an asthma or allergy-prone member of the family is constantly suffering. The first thing you want to do is get an indoor air quality test. After that, you can try any of these methods:

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3 Ways to Get Started With Solar Energy

August 27th, 2018

solar-energy-electricityIf you’re reading this post, it’s most likely because you’re interested in clean and sustainable energy source. At the same time, you’ve undoubtedly heard many arguments against solar energy. This might leave you skeptical about whether solar energy is everything it’s made out to be—especially after looking at the upfront costs of installing such a system.

Going solar can sound like a risk for some people, so we’ve put together a list of solar energy products that can help you transition into going full solar, starting with the least to most impactful on your home energy usage.

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Don’t Wait to Have These AC Problems Fixed

August 13th, 2018

hvac-technician-making-ac-repairsWe highly recommend that any AC problem you have gets fixed immediately. We can list every reason from that it’ll cost you more money, to reducing the lifespan of your system, to the simple fact it won’t be able to cool your home anymore! At the same time, we understand you might find it hard to believe that every problem is an AC emergency.

For that reason, we’re compiling a list of a few problems that really, truly should be absolutely looked at (immediately!).

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Which Type of Cooling Is Right for You?

July 30th, 2018

outdoor-air-conditioning-unitsIf you’re reading this post, you may have just learned that there are different types of air conditioning available to you. And we aren’t just referring to different brands. Depending on your needs and the configuration of your current heating or cooling systems (if any), there are different options available for you. We’ll go over three cooling methods that can benefit anyone thinking of replacing or installing a new system.

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How to Stay Out of AC Trouble

July 16th, 2018

question-markWhen it comes to AC trouble, there are two kinds:

  1. The problem that comes about from not having proper maintenance performed on a regular basis.
  2. The kind that happens out of nowhere, for seemingly no reason, and at the worst possible time.

We wouldn’t want you to bring on either kind of trouble any sooner than necessary. Luckily, there are a few things you can do (or not do) to help. We’ve listed a few ways you can prevent from having to call for air conditioning repair in Rocklin, CA.

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3 Ways to Upgrade Your HVAC System

July 4th, 2018

couple-relaxing-on-couchSo you’re the proud owner of an HVAC system. What comes next?

Efficiency and performance.

It’s not enough to just own an HVAC system. The next step is strategizing to get the most out of your system with the least amount of dollars. Sometimes, an HVAC upgrade can be the best investment in pushing your HVAC system’s performance that extra mile.

In this post, we’ll go over three ways to strengthen your HVAC system.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your AC Now

June 18th, 2018

new-air-conditioning-systemAs a homeowner, thinking that you need to replace your AC now, on top of everything else on your to-do list, is about as enjoyable as considering a root canal. It’s likely something you hadn’t planned on doing, and your wallet will take a serious hit. Then again, ignoring the warnings signs can also be costly and become even more expensive the longer you delay action. In the case of your AC, that’s why you want to know for sure when it’s time to install a new system. We’ll discuss three signs below indicating you need to replace your AC.  

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How a Whole-House Fan Helps You

June 4th, 2018

relaxed-homeownerWhole-house fans used to be the main means for regulating the temperature within a household until modern air conditioning systems came into the picture. Yet, they are still used to complement AC systems for a number of reasons. At Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc., we specialize in installing whole-house fans, which circulate air by creating specific pressure points throughout your house. In particular, whole-house fans draw in cooler air from outside and vent warmer air out through the attic or roof.

In this post, we discuss four ways a whole-house fan helps you, emphasizing how homeowners can benefit from getting these fans installed.

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4 Ways You Can Improve the Performance of Your Home

May 28th, 2018

house-large-drivewayTo improve the performance of your home, all you have to do is take a few common-sense measures. Being mindful of things like air filter replacement and the energy use of appliances in your home can make all the difference when it comes to performance. Most of these methods won’t break the bank and are easy to implement. Improving the performance of your home reduces your impact on the environment. It also reduces your utility bills. Why wouldn’t you want to improve the performance of your home?

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How to Tell If You Need Air Conditioning Repair

May 21st, 2018

overheated-homeownerYour home’s central air conditioning unit is one of the most important features when it comes to your comfort and quality of life. It’s also one of the most specialized—while a homeowner can take on things like minor plumbing, electrical, or carpentry work with confidence, not many homeowners have the specialized knowledge and training required to service or maintain an HVAC system.

Just like your car or many other systems, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to keep working properly, and it’s a lot easier (and cheaper) to address any problem when it’s at Stage 1 rather than waiting until Stage 4 or 5. Even the best air conditioning unit has a life cycle of about 10 to 15 years, but you can get the most out of that unit with regular maintenance.

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