Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Tell if Your Heat Pump Needs Repair

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Nothing feels quite as upsetting as your home comfort being interrupted out of nowhere. If your home heat isn’t quite right and you’re concerned about your heat pump, this quick guide on diagnosing the problem will help. Let’s find out if your heat pump is okay, or if you need to call for heat pump repair Sacramento, CA residents trust.

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End-of-Season AC Repairs To Be Aware Of

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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As summer draws to a close, most people aren’t thinking about their air conditioner. However, this is a perfect time. Take care of any maintenance and repairs now so your system is ready to go for next year. 

But how do you know if you need AC repairs or not? Here are 5 signs of AC troubles you should watch for!

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AC Efficiency Boosting Tips

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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Everyone who lives in Sacramento during the summer wants to have a reliable air conditioning system. Whether it’s a traditional central air conditioner, heat pump, or a ductless system, it’s going to need to keep you cool on even the hottest of days. The question is, is your air conditioner working as efficiently as possible? An effective air conditioner can’t really be called effective if it’s not.

Maybe you’ve noticed that your monthly utility bills are higher than you might like. Well, we have some tips for you that can lower your energy bills, by making your air conditioner more efficient. Read on to learn some best practices that you can put in place right away to boost that efficiency.

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How to Size a New Air Conditioner

Monday, July 25th, 2022

air-conditioning-replacementSo you’ve decided to install a new air conditioner. Congratulations! Of course, that probably means you’re in a bit of a rush to find something new. But we really have to discourage you from rushing into this decision. There are just too many factors to consider.

Among the first things you need to determine is the power levels of your new AC. Indeed, it’s possibly the most important aspect of any new air conditioner.

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Is Your AC in Need of Repair?

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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Air conditioning repair is one of those services you never want to wait to address. Sure, it’s tempting to. If your system is still operating and you weren’t prepared to budget for repairs, why bother, right?

Unfortunately, ignoring repair needs means risking your cooling system completely breaking down when you need it the most, right in the middle of summer. As such, we encourage you to take care of the system as soon as you discover something is amiss.

But how do you know when this is the case? After all, you aren’t an AC professional—that’s our job! However, it is possible, and even important, to know the basics so that you know when to give us a call. Read on for some of the top signs that your air conditioner does, in fact, need professional repairs.

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What to Know About Sizing Your New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Spring is progressing right along, and summer is just around the corner. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is prepped and ready to handle the heat. Of course, you might be one of those homeowners who actually need an air conditioner replacement. If this is the case, you want to ensure that your new cooling system is properly matched to your home.

We understand that the first instinct when it comes to a purchase like this is to buy the biggest, most powerful system on the market within your budget. This can be a mistake! Fortunately, we’re here to guide you in the right direction when it comes to your air conditioner purchase and installation. It’s important to remember that bigger doesn’t always mean better. The size and power of your air conditioner does matter, just maybe not the way you think.

Keep reading as we uncover what goes on with undersized and underpowered air conditioners, as well as oversized and overpowered systems … and give us a call to help with your installation.

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“Will My AC Still Work in Intense Heat?”

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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Sacramento isn’t known for being obscenely hot—at least not when you compare our temperatures and climate to our friends and family in the Southeast, right? Still, it can and does get pretty warm here in the summer. In fact, on average, the Sacramento area has about 23 days of the year that get into the triple digits.

What happens when those triple digits are for too many consecutive days? Will your air conditioner suffer?

To be honest, it can suffer. It’s a lot less likely to if you’ve kept up on your air conditioning maintenance, of course. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the AC components that need it, and alert you to small repair needs before they grow into much bigger repairs. We’ll be able to catch things early, like failed capacitors or overheated motors, both of which can happen in intense heat.

So the answer to the question “Will my AC still work in intense heat” is yes, but there are definitely things you should know before our next heatwave hits. Read on to learn more!

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Why You Need to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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Spring is here, and in our area, that means we can soon be using our air conditioners on a regular basis. During the warmer months, you expect your cooling system to keep you comfortable, and doing so efficiently. However, in order to do this effectively, it will require some care and attention. Otherwise, you might find yourself facing a broken-down system, or at least an air conditioner with operational problems. One way to properly care for your air conditioner is by changing its air filter.

Homeowners tend to minimize the importance of changing their HVAC air filters, thinking it’s there “just” for their indoor air quality, and nothing else, and that it can be changed during their annual air conditioning maintenance. While our professionals will certainly check the air filter for you, changing it every 1–3 months is essential to keeping it operating as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. Read on to learn more!

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Tips to Boost Your Cooling Efficiency This Year

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Air conditioners in the Sacramento area get quite the workout in summer and even spring if we have a significant heatwave. Fortunately, modern central cooling systems are quite durable and can handle the heat while providing chilled air into your living space.

But how much should you really have to pay for your cooling system to tackle the warmer weather this year? The costs of keeping your home comfortable can seem steep. After all, our HVAC systems account for half of a home’s entire energy use. The good news? You might actually be paying more than you have to for your cooling efforts, and there are a number of things you can do about it.

Air conditioners can lose energy efficiency and start increasing your utility bills. However, you can take some steps to improve the AC system’s efficiency, therefore cutting costs. Read on for some of our energy-boosting tips.

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The Importance of Professional AC Maintenance

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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There’s a reason tourists flock to our area pretty much any time of the year—it’s because we’re known for being warm and sunny. Of course, in the springtime and summer this can be pleasant for visitors, but not so great for residents if they don’t have a fully effective and efficient air conditioner in their home.

The #1 way to make sure that your air conditioner is set up for success is through routine maintenance. But many people put off this service, sometimes until it’s too late. So we’re glad you found this blog post! Read on as we uncover some of the most important reasons to have your air conditioner maintained by a professional before the warmer temps are here for good this year.

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