Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog

Why You Should Consider Solar Water Heating

August 12th, 2019

solar-panels-on-roofWhen it comes to systems we often take for granted in our homes, the water heater makes it to the top of the list. These systems, even the tank models, are often out of sight—tucked away in a storage closet or in a corner of the garage—and often out of mind as well. The fact is, however, they’re a necessary component of everyday modern living.

You need your water heater for cooking, bathing, and cleaning in your home. When something goes wrong with that water heater, you need repairs fast. And in order to get the most energy efficiency out of your water heater, you should consider going solar!

“Wait, what’s that last part …” you ask?

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AC Noises to Never Ignore

July 29th, 2019

woman-covering-ears-on-white-backgroundIt would be nice if we had air conditioners that could self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to the homeowners in detail, right? Honestly, that’s probably not too far-fetched of an idea when you really think about it.

In the meantime, though? This isn’t a reality and we need to rely on other methods for our air conditioner to send warning signs that something is amiss. This may be a drop in cooling power, or an unexpected and unexplained spike in energy bills. Or, it may be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units keep tripping.

Or, it could be noise. “Wait,” you might be thinking, “my air conditioner always makes noise!” We aren’t talking about the hum of the fans or the faint clicking you might here when the system starts up and shuts down, though. Rather, we’re talking about sounds that are abnormal to what you normally hear, or seem louder than they should be. What could this include? Read on!

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What’s the Hype with Solar Electricity?

July 15th, 2019

solar-panels-installed-on-red-roofThe thing is, it’s not just hype. It’s a truly excellent solution to the increased energy usage our homes have accumulated in the past decade.

Solar electricity use results in increased energy efficiency, reduced electrical rates, improved reliability, and diminished emissions. It’s derived from the radiation of the sun, a powerful energy source that can be harnessed through the professional installation of solar panels.

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Have You Considered These AC Upgrades This Year?

July 1st, 2019

wi-fi-thermostat-in-foreground-with-house-backgroundTypically as we get to this part of the year, you’ve had maintenance done for your air conditioner—hopefully—and we’re ready to start enjoying the season, even if it means running our air conditioners on almost a daily basis.

What if we told you that you could save money on your cooling needs this summer? There are many efficiency-boosting actions you can take, like using your ceiling fans to evenly distribute the cooled air from your air conditioner. But there are also some upgrades you may want to consider if you haven’t already. These upgrades can help your air conditioner perform better, last longer, and can help you feel more comfortable. Read on to learn more!

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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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