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

End-of-Season Furnace Needs Not to Ignore

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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We may have just talked about air conditioners in our last post, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your heater in these final weeks of winter. Sure, we are definitely not experiencing the severe winter conditions that other parts of the country have in recent days. But no matter how long or how frequently you need your heater, you need it to be in good shape when it operates! So, what kind of shape is yours in?

If you don’t know the answer to this question, then this blog post is definitely for you. Hopefully, you had professional maintenance done this past fall. That will ensure that your system works as efficiently and effectively as it’s meant to. Even if you did not, however, it’s not too late! Scheduling maintenance now will allow our technicians to check for the repair needs we’re about to mention.

If you aren’t sure of how to tell if your heater needs repair as we near the end of the season, read on! We’ve uncovered some of the top indicators.

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Signs You Need a Heater Upgrade

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Temperatures can be pretty unpredictable in our area, and some years we may not even need our heaters for more than a few weeks. So, it makes sense that you don’t want to spend a lot on that heater. The best way to ensure you’re not spending too much month-to-month is to invest in annual maintenance. If you haven’t done so already this year, now is the perfect time.

But even with maintenance, there will come a day when your system will need to be replaced. Even the most well-cared-for heater can only last about 10–15 years before it stops working as efficiently and effectively as it used to. But how do you know for sure when your system is in need of an upgrade? Read on to find out!

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Are You Heating Your Home Efficiently?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

What if you had the ability to increase the comfort of your home and lower your heating bill all at once? Would you jump at the opportunity? Well, you are in luck, because you do have that ability! There are actually some easy steps you can take to not only boost your heater’s efficiency throughout the remainder of fall and through winter but increase comfort too.

While it may not get as bitterly cold here as it does in other parts of the country, we understand the unique needs of Sacramento area residents, and we know that you want a powerful furnace that works when you need it. But you should be able to do that affordably! Read on to learn how you can accomplish this.

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Sounds You Never Want to Hear from Your Furnace

Monday, November 16th, 2020

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt can sometimes be easy to tune-out certain sounds. Cars on the street outside of your home, birds chirping outdoors—things we can take for granted. But what you should definitely never take for granted is any unfamiliar noise that comes from your furnace. The reason you shouldn’t ignore this is because it’s a clear sign that something is wrong with your furnace and requires your immediate attention. By calling our pros as soon as you notice something is amiss, you can help ensure your furnace gets back in shape and is able to provide you with effective and efficient heat for the years to come.

Not only that, but attending to furnace problems quickly protects your safety. That’s not to say that furnaces are inherently dangerous. But when not properly cared for, they can become unsafe. Read on as we uncover some of the sounds you should always pay attention to.

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3 Signs Your Heater Is Struggling

Monday, October 19th, 2020

furnace-burnersThe weather in Sacramento this time of the year can be all over the place, with “unseasonably” warm weeks and chillier temperatures at night. That said, it’s important that we be prepared for whatever Mother Nature has to bring our way. The best way to do that is by staying on top of our HVAC service needs—namely maintenance and repairs.

Of course, scheduling your heating maintenance now (if you haven’t already) will reduce the likelihood that you’ll need repairs this fall or winter. During maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your heating system all while checking for small repair needs before they become much bigger. Of course, even with diligent care, there’s always a chance that something can go wrong. So, it’s important that you know the signs that something is amiss. Read on as we uncover three of those signs!

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Signs You Need a New Furnace Soon

Monday, January 27th, 2020

vent-low-on-wallWouldn’t it be nice if our heating systems lasted forever? Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case.

But furnaces can last a long time—if they’re well maintained. Maintaining your furnace means being diligent about scheduling maintenance and repairs and having a basic knowledge of what to look for as signs something is amiss.

This is where we come in. We’ve provided below a guideline you can follow when considering if your furnace can get by with another repair, or if it’s better for system efficiency and your budget to go ahead and make a system upgrade.

Some of the problems listed below are more serious than others, and some alone don’t necessarily mean you have to replace your furnace right away. But when two or more of these problems are combined, it may be wise to consider a new heating system.

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How to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Heating Services

Monday, December 30th, 2019

animated-checklistIt’s that time of year again—if it’s not already happening, then in the next few weeks HVAC companies are going to start getting bombarded with calls about heating services. Chillier temperatures will lead to inevitable heating equipment breakdowns, some of which could have been prevented with routine maintenance. (Have you scheduled your appointment yet?)

This is why we recommend that if you don’t already have a regular HVAC contractor you trust in your area, you find one now, before you need one on short notice. Early repair or replacement, paired with routine maintenance in early fall, will help you keep heating costs down and prevent you from dealing with a heating system breakdown when you can’t afford to wait for some general handyman or enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer to show up at your door.

So if you’re choosing an HVAC contractor, how do you do so? What qualities do you look for? We’ve shared these answers below.

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Is Your Furnace Making Any of These Noises?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

white-question-mark-on-blue-backgroundWe’ve got some news—it’s not necessarily bad news, but depending on how you look at it, it can be disappointing—there’s no such thing as a silent furnace. We wish this were the case, and there are definitely some advancements being made in recent years to make them quieter, but overall, you can expect to hear it when your system is starting up, shutting down, and running in general.

What you should be concerned about, are noises that are unfamiliar and loud coming from your furnace. Anything outside of the normal operation sounds are cause for concern. What, specifically, do we mean? Read on to learn more!

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Have You Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceWe may not experience the bitterly cold winters that other parts of the country do, but that doesn’t mean our heating systems don’t get quite the workout when winter rolls around. And with fall officially here, now is the time to start thinking about how you want your heater to perform.

If you want it to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, then you’d do well to pick up the phone today and schedule your next heating maintenance appointment. Keep reading as we go through why now is the best time for this service and the benefits of scheduling heating tune-ups in the fall.

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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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