Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog

5 Great Ways to Boost Your AC Efficiency This Summer

June 17th, 2019

man-changing-out-air-filter-to-boost-ac-efficiencyFact #1: Summer is hot.

Fact #2: Running your air conditioner costs a lot. The truth is, your HVAC system can account for as much as 50% of all the electrical energy use in your home. You want to find ways to use it less expensively and more efficiently. The good news is, there’s a few ways you can do this!

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Sierra Pacific Named Best of the Best by Folsom Telegraph!

June 5th, 2019

Each year, Folsom area residents are encouraged to vote for their favorite businesses, places, and services in a range of categories.

The companies chosen for The Best of the Best of Folsom and El Dorado Hills are recognized for their hard work and sincere dedication to the communities they serve. For 2019, Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. made the list for Best Solar Company!

We believe in enabling our customers to use clean, sustainable, and cost-effective energy provided by the sun to both heat and power their homes.

Known as “The Guys in the Big Red Trucks,” our technicians are committed to quality customer service. We are humbled and proud to be named one of the Best of the Best of Folsom County for 2019!

We want to extend a huge thank you to our customers–we couldn’t have done it without you.

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4 Steps to Saving More on Cooling Costs

June 3rd, 2019

air-conditionerEveryone should be able to run an air conditioner without it costing them a fortune. And sometimes that means installing a few upgrades or paying for some services that can significantly boost the air conditioner’s efficiency.

In this post, you won’t find any gimmicky or “quick” methods for improving efficiency—those rarely work. Instead, we’ll tell you which AC services in Sacramento, CA can make a serious difference in your monthly cooling costs:

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Can Outdoor Temperatures Affect Your HVAC System?

May 20th, 2019

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Air conditioners are designed to perform at their highest efficiency even during the hottest summers—given that they’re properly maintained, that is. If not, it would be like if you were forced to go run a marathon while recovering from an injury!

If your air conditioner is suffering from a repair issue or hasn’t had maintenance in years, it could very well suffer performance issues from intense heat.

However, there are other times when the weather can affect the system, in both summer and in winter. Here are a few examples:

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Getting Spring Started Right With Energy Efficient Practices

May 6th, 2019

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It might not be hot enough just yet to start blasting our air conditioners, but that time is just around the corner. We just hope you’ve scheduled your AC maintenance already. Maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your cooling season starts off efficiently.

However, maintenance is just one way to maintain efficiency. You might wonder if there are things you can do to actively maintain that efficiency throughout the season.

Indeed, there are, and we’ll list some of them down below:

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Starting Up Your AC Again? Watch for These Signs

April 22nd, 2019

air-filter-changeYou can’t let a car sit in the garage for six months, start it back up again, and expect it to run without an issue.

It’s the same with your air conditioner. Every year we shut them off as fall rolls in, and we don’t even think about them again until we start getting into spring.

When you do start running that AC again, we highly suggest getting a maintenance tune up before summer starts. The last thing you want is for your AC to break down during the hottest part of the year.

Before summer comes, however, you’ll have some time to monitor the performance of your AC and to see if it needs any urgent service. Here are some of the things you can watch out for:

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Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Celebrates 35 years!

April 11th, 2019

This month, we at Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort Inc. celebrate our 35th anniversary serving Northern California homeowners.

We’ve come a long way from our origins as a solar water heating and solar pool heating company. Since then, we’ve grown and provided an array of home upgrades and services to help our clients live in safer, more comfortable, more energy efficient homes.

We Thank You!

We’re proud that you, our clients, have selected us repeatedly for your home services throughout that time. Not only that, but you’ve thoughtfully referred us to your friends, family, and colleagues. On behalf of the Sierra Pacific team—some of whom are also celebrating 35 years of employment at Sierra Pacific—we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

Celebrating 35 Years With Special Offers

As thanks, we’ll be posting special offers throughout the year on our social media. Follow our Facebook page and Instagram to see new offers as they become available.

You can also visit our promotions page to see our current offers.

Our complete offering now includes full expertise and craftsmanship in:

  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Insulation
  • Windows and doors
  • Solar electricity and battery back-up
  • Whole house fans and solar attic fans
  • Whole home generators.

With great respect, we look forward to serving you again.

To learn more about our offers, contact Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. today.

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Try Starting With a Solar Water Heater

April 8th, 2019

solar-water-heaterWe understand that making the switch from your current electrical system to a solar energy system is a big leap for some homeowners. Going from what’s familiar to having giant solar panels on your roof overnight is a big change!

And we also know that a lot of people would feel better if they could make baby steps toward solar energy. Lucky for them, they can do just that by starting with their water heater. Keep reading and we’ll explain:

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SMUD Plans to Increase Utility Costs in 2020, 2021

March 29th, 2019

ac-on-moneyIt looks like the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) will be raising their prices in the next two years. Unfortunately, this is no small increase. They’re planning to raise rates as much as 4.75 percent in 2020, and 4.5 percent in 2021. The last time we received an increase this large was in 2010, when rates when up by 5.5 percent.

According to SMUD’s website, the increase comes from the need to make improvements for wildfire mitigation, increasing capacity to serve more customers, making upgrades to their existing systems, and investing in renewable energy systems.

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3 Tips for Improving Heating Efficiency

March 25th, 2019

checklistAre you looking for the best tips and tricks for lowering your monthly heating expenses?

While most “tips and tricks” consist of using your heater as little as possible, we don’t think that’s a comfortable or practical approach. Besides, why have a heater if you’re not going to use it?

Instead, we think you can achieve the comfort you want—at the cost you want—with various HVAC services in Placerville, CA and some general tips.

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