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

An Air Filter’s Purpose: It’s Not What You Think

Monday, May 4th, 2020

man-holding-air-filterMany homeowners think that the only reason they should care about their air conditioner or furnace air filter is due to the allergens and particles in the air. But they’re only partially correct.

You may assume that a dirty air filter is an issue because it keeps your air dirty, and this is why we tell our customers to change theirs every 1–3 months. If you’re not suffering from allergies, it means your air filter is fine, right? Well, not quite.

Sure, helping your indoor air quality is a small part of what the HVAC air filter does, but this isn’t even close to its true purpose. It is designed to block your heating and cooling systems from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and negatively impact the interior components.

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Tips for Boosting HVAC Efficiency

Monday, February 10th, 2020

vent-low-on-wallWith the extreme variables we have in our weather throughout the year, it’s no secret that you’d like to do everything you can to lower your energy bills. The good news is, you don’t have to decrease your energy usage in order to do that. In fact, there are some simple steps you can take to boost HVAC efficiency, whether we’re talking about your heater or your air conditioner.

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Consider a Solar Attic Fan for HVAC Efficiency

Monday, December 16th, 2019

solar-panel-on-roofWe may be heading into our cooler months now, but as we well enough know, heat waves can surprise us. When they do, we don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to cool down our homes. The good news is, there are steps you can take to ensure this isn’t the case, and that you’re always getting the best in efficiency from your HVAC system, whether it’s your cooling or heating unit.

One home addition that can help with this is a solar attic fan—a large fan installed in your attic that is efficiently powered by the sun.

Think about what this means—in our hotter months the sun beats down on your roof for hours at a time. Your air conditioner has to work even harder than normal to keep you home cool, meaning that it will struggle at times, and cause your system to wear down faster than it should. Fortunately, there’s a solution!

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