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

End-of-Season AC Repairs to Be Aware Of

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

top-view-of-air-conditionerFall is officially here! Soon the weather will cool, and we can focus on fall activities and using our heaters to keep warm. Chances are, you used your air conditioner consistently over the last several weeks, and we bet you’re looking forward to shutting it off for the season. But before you do, is it showing any signs of disrepair?

Don’t brush potential repair needs off. Waiting on them can lead to more severe problems and potentially even a premature system replacement.

The good news is, when your system does need repair, it’s adept at showing you signs and symptoms. While you shouldn’t ever try to formally diagnose or repair a malfunctioning air conditioner on your own (they contain dangerous components like refrigerant, which requires formal training and licensing to handle safely), you can still spot the signs you need AC repair, and take the appropriate steps from there.

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Solar Attic Fans and Their Impact on Your Home

Monday, September 9th, 2019

solar-panels-on-red-roofWhen dealing with the throes of summer, there’s only so much you can do to keep your house cool—keep your air conditioner well maintained, close up your blinds to keep the sun out once it reaches a certain point, and turn on your solar attic fan. Wait, what’s that? You don’t have an attic fan?

Think about this scenario: during the hottest weeks of summer, the sun beats down on your roof for hours. The AC system has to work even harder to keep your home cool, with the compressor running for longer and longer. This means the AC can eventually struggle, which causes the system to wear down faster than it otherwise would. Fortunately, a solar attic fan professionally installed by our team is a great solution!

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