Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2019

SMUD Plans to Increase Utility Costs in 2020, 2021

Friday, 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

Monday, 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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9 Ways to Make the Most From Your Solar Energy System

Monday, March 11th, 2019

solar-panelAfter a homeowner is set up with their own heating and cooling system, what’s left? Ask them, and what most of them might say is: efficiency. It’s all about keeping those monthly HVAC costs as low as possible, and that means using the system purposefully and without waste.

When it comes to a solar energy system, efficiency is even more important. After all, that energy is coming from your own supply. Once you run out, you have to start paying the electrical company again.

So, how do you get your system to be even more efficient? Aside from keeping up with maintenance and repairs, you can try investing in some various products and services to get the edge. Here are several examples:

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