Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2020

It’s Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topIt may be a while before we see the California sunshine we know and love, but if you’ve lived in the Sacramento area for even just a year, you know that when summer does come, it’s not very forgiving—and you need to ensure that your cooling system is prepared.

One of the most important things you can do to make sure this is the case is to schedule preventive maintenance for the system. Routine professional AC maintenance ensures that your equipment is ready for the added stress of summer.

Skipping or even delaying maintenance will make it much more likely you’ll be facing problems by the end of the cooling season, or even before! Read on as we uncover the importance of this service.

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When your city is being quarantined…

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Dear Sierra Pacific Client,

It’s in conversations every day, on the news, and in meme’s on social media – there’s no escaping it.

Coronavirus.

It’s got the whole world in a frenzy. Local school events and trade shows are cancelling, people are raiding Costcos to stock up on supplies, and way more people are washing their hands than usual (to name a very small number of things that are happening).

I’m not a medical expert and have no place giving any medical advice whatsoever. Instead, I just want to share how I and the Sierra Pacific team personally choose to respond to threats, and share some things that might be helpful to you.

| We don’t let fear control us. 

It’s very likely that if you’re reading this, we’ve done work for you at your home or you’ve seen us at a Home Show. Maybe you’ve seen our Big Red Trucks and called us out to give you an estimate in the past.

We earn our living by serving as craftsmen and service professionals to Sacramento area homeowners who make improvements to their energy and comfort systems. 

So the sudden wave of local school and event cancellations threaten us. And a threat might strike fear. But we choose not to be afraid. Instead, we choose to serve. 

We know that water heaters will break – and we will be there. We know utility power outages will occur and our clients will want whole-home standby generators or solar batteries – we will be there. We know that air conditioners need regular maintenance and the filters replaced – we will be there. *P.S. If you’d like an Ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light installed on your central hvac system to help purify your home’s air, call us!

Our friendly craftsmen will still do all these things to continue serving you, our clients.

The message: we don’t let fear drive our decisions.

| This too shall pass.

Nothing is ever as bad or as good as it seems. All things in life are temporary. Consider the recent plunges in the stock market (I am NOT a financial adviser. This info comes from a skilled firm called Wealth Navigation):

  • Since 1980, there have been 31 corrections of 10% or more in the market. 90% of the time the market has been higher 1 year later by an average of 23%.
  • Since 1962, every single time we’ve seen intense selling pressure like we saw last week (more than 90% of all stocks trading down at the same time), the market has been higher a year later by an average of 24%!

The Sacramento area is strong and a good local economy. The trials and challenges will pass. They always do. Things always get better.

| Let us know if you need help.

The Coronavirus may not be effecting your home, but I bet something is. Something is causing your utility bill to be too high right now, or for your home not to be healthy and comfortable.

Whatever it is, let us know if you’d like some help addressing it.

If not now, no worries.

We have a team of experts that can help you address your important upgrades for your home…when you’re ready. All you have to do is just click here www.SierraPacificHome.com.

Respectfully yours,

Jason Hanson
President

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AC Installation: A Brief Buying Guide

Monday, March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-air-conditionerLet’s face it, a new HVAC system will be one of the most expensive investments you make into your home. In fact, too many homeowners sacrifice comfort for cheaper options or inefficient systems because they don’t understand the costs. In our brief buying guide below, we’ve outlined some of the logic behind the costs to help you feel better about your purchase.

When you purchase a new air conditioner, costs will include factors like installation, equipment, and any add-ons you want to get.

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