Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog

Is Your Furnace Working as Efficiently as Possible?

January 10th, 2022
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Winter is officially upon us, and while we may not experience as bitterly cold of temperatures compared to our friends or family in the midwest and northeast, we still need our furnaces on a pretty regular basis.

Of course, running our heaters all season long doesn’t always seem like the most affordable choice, even though we know we deserve comfort, right?

Well, what if we told you there was a way to increase your comfort, decrease your utility bills, and never sacrifice your heater use? There are a few ways, actually! Read on to learn how you can boost furnace efficiency to stay comfy all winter long while reducing your energy bills.

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Can a Dirty Air Filter Damage Your Heater?

December 27th, 2021
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Neglecting to replace or clean your air filter every 1 to 3 months will create problems. While it won’t directly damage your heater, there are absolutely consequences to not changing the air filter on this routine basis, which we’ll cover below.

We are happy to help when customers call us for heating repair in Roseville, CA. But we are happier if we can help our customers prevent a need for a repair call. Consider this your reminder to take action if you are overdue on cleaning or replacing your air filter, and read on!

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Increase Your Home Enjoyment with Solar Pool Heating!

December 13th, 2021
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Our friends and family in the Midwest and Northeast would probably give us a pretty bewildered look if we said we were planning a pool party for the New Year. But the truth is, it could be possible to make this happen in Sacramento. While we do get some pretty chilly winter temperatures, we have also been known to get some pretty warm heat waves in the winter.

That, in combination with the right kind of pool heater, can give you, plus your family and friends, a truly unique way to celebrate winter. So we’re going to talk about something we specialize in today: solar pool heaters! Read on to learn about these systems and how one can help you increase your home enjoyment this season and beyond.

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What Happens During Your Heater Tune-Up?

November 15th, 2021
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When you invest in an important service for your heating system, it shouldn’t be a mystery what those professionals are doing to your heater. Now, we don’t recommend that you attempt heating maintenance on your own. There’s a reason we recommend only professionals serve your heating system: we have the experience, extensive training, and qualifications to know how to service your heater effectively and safely.

But we want you to feel comfortable investing in something like annual maintenance for your heater. Read on as we uncover what exactly happens during your tune-up, and if you haven’t had a heater tune-up yet this fall, please give us a call!

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Is Something Amiss with Your Heater?

November 1st, 2021

As the weather slowly but surely cools off, we’ll all be using our heating systems more and more. This should increase your comfort, of course, but what if you discover that you’re not as comfortable as you used to be when you use your heater? What if you’re using it the same way you did last year, but you’re still chilly or uncomfortable?

Well, then you have a right to be concerned. It sounds like something is wrong with the operation of your heating system, but what could it be? Read on as we uncover some indicators that something is wrong with your heater, what may be the cause, and what to do about it.

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Signs You Need Professional Heater Repair

October 18th, 2021
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No homeowner should ever have to sit around wondering if their heater is going to break down at any moment. If you’ve had your heater regularly maintained each year, you won’t need to worry about this. However, it’s still important to know the signs of a heater in disrepair in case something crops up between maintenance sessions.

Oh wait, you don’t know the signs? That’s all right, that’s what we’re here for.

First off, again, we want to stress the importance of maintenance in preventing repair needs. In fact, timely annual maintenance can help you fend off about 85% of the repair needs your heater may ever need in its 10-15 year lifespan. This is even more vital for gas-powered heating systems. These units aren’t inherently dangerous but have unique problems that can come up if not properly cared for.

Without further ado, we share with you below some of the signs you can watch out for that indicate your heater is in disrepair.

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Yes, Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance … Here’s Why!

October 4th, 2021
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You purchased a tankless water heater for its efficiency. It helps lower your heating bills because it only heats the water at the time it is needed. On-demand hot water means no one has to experience the outrage of a cold shower because three other family members showered before you. 

On-demand heating means a tankless water heater does not work as hard as a large tank heater. They have a longer lifespan. They are a lower maintenance option. This does not mean tankless water heaters are maintenance-free.

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Common End-of-Season AC Repair Needs

September 20th, 2021
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With temperatures still soaring, it can be hard to accept that this is the “end of the season.” Nevertheless, here we are, with the official start of fall this week. The weather won’t change overnight, of course. However, it’s still important that you’re prepared for when temperatures do take a turn. 

Yes, this means ensuring you schedule heating maintenance before you need your heater. But it also means checking up on your air conditioner. After all, it went through a lot of work this year! If it has any repair needs now, it’s best to address them right away so you can set it up for success next spring. 

We aren’t advocating for self-diagnosis and especially not DIY repairs—this can do more harm than good. But what you can do at this time is check for signs that you need repairs, and give us a call once you notice them. Here are the most common.

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Is It Too Early for Heating System Maintenance?

September 6th, 2021
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With temperatures in the 90s, you may wonder why on earth we’d be talking about heating maintenance already. But the truth is, the next couple months are the perfect time to have heating maintenance done, before you actually need the system the most.

Professional HVAC maintenance enables our technicians to thoroughly inspect your heating system. This is vital for many reasons. First off, we’re able to check for potential safety issues in addition to anything that may be causing performance and/or efficiency problems. We also clean the system extensively, and check for any symptoms of small repair needs from natural wear and tear before they grow into bigger emergencies.

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How to Make Your Solar Air Conditioning Even More Efficient

August 23rd, 2021
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If you have solar panels in place, then you’ve already taken a huge step toward more efficient air conditioning and more efficient energy use in general. But if you’re like most Sacramento area homeowners, you’re always looking for ways to save even more money, and we don’t blame you!

Energy costs have soared in recent years, bringing more and more of our customers to discover the power of going solar. It’s also led customers to seek out other ways to use their homes more efficiently. Since air conditioning and heating systems use up about half of all of your home’s energy, you may think you need to cease using them to save more money, but this isn’t the case!

In fact, there are some simple steps you can take today to make your solar air conditioning use even more efficient. Read on to learn what they are.

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