Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog

What Is an Adara Battery and How Does It Help with Solar Energy?

April 23rd, 2018

solar-energy-electricitySolar energy is a great way to power your home, and with new advances and incentives coming out all the time, there’s never been an easier way to go solar. Our sunshine never runs out, and with the electricity it provides, you can enjoy green energy at a tiny fraction of the cost of other forms of electricity.

It always helps to understand how solar energy works if you’re thinking about installing solar panels in your home. Specifically, an Adara battery and the way it contributes to the process of converting solar energy into electricity. When you consider your options, it’s invariably the best way to go.

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HVAC Contractors Can Install Upgrades to Your System

April 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementAnother long hot summer is on its way, and your air conditioner is going to be called upon to perform day in and day out. That can put a huge strain on the system. As well as costing you an arm and a leg in high bills, our summer heat can lead to a an AC breakdown or similar problem, in some cases leaving your home without cool air in the middle of triple-digit temperatures.

Anything you can do to reduce the stress and strain on your system can be an immense help, lowering bills and reducing the risk of a midsummer’s breakdown. And now is the perfect time to consider your options on that front: when the weather is still relatively cool and you have the time to install an upgrade or similar features to your system.

When you do, you want to make sure you use a qualified HVAC contractor in Sacramento, CA with experience performing installations of all kinds to heating and air conditioning systems. That means they can advise you on all your possible options, as well as performing the upgrade with confidence and care.

What kinds of upgrades are available? Here’s a brief list to give you some idea.

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Ductless Air Conditioning Repairs Benefit from the Right Service

April 2nd, 2018

ductless-heating-systemsDuctless air conditioners make an outstanding solution for homes that can’t support the ducts required for traditional centralized air conditioning. Instead of using one single unit to cool your home, they utilize multiple units, placed evenly throughout the household and each charged with cooling a single room or section of your house.

That involves a lot of good things for your home: comprehensive air conditioning without relying on ducts, as well as the ability to control the temperature in different sections independently of each other (and turn off the cool air in some parts of the home while still running it in others). But repair issues do occur with ductless systems, just as they do with any other electronic device, and when they do, you should make sure you contact someone with a specialty in ductless air conditioning service. Why? Read on for the answers.

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3 Ways to Take Advantage of Solar Energy

March 26th, 2018

solar-energy-electricitySolar energy is the way of the future, and each successive generation of equipment and technology improves upon the one that came before it. Today’s solar panels do more with far less than other models did, and if you think solar panels may be a good fit for your home, now is the time to act on them. Spring makes an excellent time to discuss installation options.

Indeed, solar energy has such a wide array of applications that there is more than one way to take advantage of the technology. You may think that solar energy is limited to providing electrical power to your home, and it does that quite well. Indeed, it makes an excellent solution for homes that sit off of the electrical grid: maintaining your independence and ensuring that you always have the electricity you need. But it goes beyond that. The more you understand about the different ways to take advantage of solar energy, the more you’ll see of the potential. We’ve listed three of the most popular methods below.

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Refrigerant Leaks Mean You Need Air Conditioning Repair

March 12th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementIt’s officially still winter, but even now, temperatures are starting to climb. Soon enough, you’ll have need of your air conditioner on a daily basis, and if yours features any sign of trouble, now is the time to get it dealt with. It will save you time, and often a fair amount of money too.

Among the most common problems with air conditioning systems is a refrigerant leak, which robs the system of one of its most vital components. Refrigerant is potentially very dangerous and requires a professional service technician to deal with, but if you spot the signs of low refrigerant, you can call for repairs and potentially save yourself a lot of grief.

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Schedule AC Maintenance Today

March 6th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSpring will be here in just a few short weeks, and warm weather can arrive even sooner than that in some cases. You might not be using your air conditioner often right now, but that will change soon, and before you know it, you’ll be running your system on a daily basis. That makes now the perfect time to schedule regular maintenance and get your system looked at: before it needs to keep your home cool in the face of our stifling summer heat.

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Have You Considered a 2-Stage Cooling System?

February 26th, 2018

2-stage-coolingMost of us aren’t thinking about our air conditioners right now. Winters in Central California can be surprisingly chilly and heating is the name of the game when it comes to home comfort. But summer will be here before you know it, and when it arrives, you’re going to need a reliable air conditioner to see you through it. If your existing air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the ideal time to consider a replacement, and with a new air conditioner comes a host of new options for you to consider.

Among them is the possibility of a 2-stage cooling system, which allows you to alter the speed of the fan blowing conditioned air into the home. The system makes a lot of sense with temperatures like ours, which can be all over the map. It could end up saving you a great deal of money.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

February 12th, 2018

water-heater-flushWater heaters are an essential part of modern life: providing safe, reliable source of hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. Most homes in the area use traditional tank water heaters: those tall cylinders full of water, heated from burners below and ready to distribute to the various faucets and outlets of the home.

Water heaters do their jobs quietly and without fuss, and most of the time they’re kept in out-of-the-way parts of the home like the basement or garage. They’re effective and cost-efficient, which means most of us trust them to work while while we focus on more pressing matters. Unfortunately, that also means problems with them can develop just as quietly, and most homeowners are unaware of trouble with their water heater until the damage has become quite extensive.

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How Solar Pool Heaters Improve Your Swimming Pool

February 6th, 2018

solar-pool-heaterMany homes in the area enjoy the benefits of a swimming pool: allowing owners to throw summer parties, have fun with their families, or enjoy a private swim at the beginning or end of their day. But swimming pools usually require heaters to ensure that the water temperature is warm enough for people to enjoy. In those cases, we strongly recommend installing solar pool heaters to improve your swimming pool’s use. A trained expert can easily set up a system for your home, and the benefits such systems provide can be considerable. They include the following:

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The Benefits of Solar Electricity

January 29th, 2018

Much has been made of the advances in solar electric power during the last few years. This type of technology tends to move forward rapidly in just a short amount of time. Here in sunny California, homeowners have a number of incentives to install solar panels on their property. The benefits are considerable and should never be underestimated. If you’re thinking about using solar power to run your system, now is the time to act. Some of the benefits of such a system can include to following:

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