Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog

3 Myths About HVAC and Solar Energy

November 5th, 2018

solar-panel-installationFor those who believe in renewable energy, solar energy is all the rage. And for those who aren’t? Well… They certainly have many reservations against them. And not all of them are entirely based on fact. There are many myths and misconceptions about solar energy that we believe are preventing people from taking the plunge. In this post, we’ll go over just three myths about Solar Energy.

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Some Common Reasons for Heating Issues

October 22nd, 2018

cold-man-inspects-thermostatNovember is the month when we can finally expect to see some cooler weather here in California (it is just a forecast, but we have hope). And when that time does come, you can expect to be recruiting your heater for full-time work.

But that begs the question: is your heater ready? If you’re already running your heater at night, then now’s the perfect time to start paying attention to its behavior. It’s also the perfect time to get a maintenance check if you haven’t already. But if you notice any of the following signs, then you’ll want to call in for repairs sooner than later.

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How to Maximize Your Solar Energy Savings

October 8th, 2018

duct-sealingWhen it comes to efficiency, there are two different approaches.

One approach is to buy a top-of-the-line HVAC system with the highest efficiency ratings. These devices were constructed to use the least amount of energy while providing the most benefits.

The second approach is to create an environment that encourages efficiency, by giving your home certain upgrades and services.

In this post, we’ll go over how combining solar HVAC systems with efficiency-upgrade services can give you the best return on your investment.

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Ductless or Not Ductless, That Is the Question

September 24th, 2018

ductless-heating-systemsIn the world of air conditioning, there are two major categories of air conditioners:

Those with a duct system, and those without.

The ducts are the series of tunnels and vents that blow air into your home. Some systems have them, and some don’t.

When it comes to installing a new HVAC system, it’s not really about choosing which one you like more, or which one has the best features. More than anything, it’s all about which system is going to work well for your home. This could vary for a number of reasons, like if you already have some kind of heating or cooling system. It’s a lot to cover, so read on to learn all about them.

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Bad Air Quality? Here’s What You Can Do

September 10th, 2018

virus-cells-floatingDo you suspect that your home is suffering from bad air quality? You may suspect that you’re feeling the symptoms of bad air quality, or maybe an asthma or allergy-prone member of the family is constantly suffering. The first thing you want to do is get an indoor air quality test. After that, you can try any of these methods:

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3 Ways to Get Started With Solar Energy

August 27th, 2018

solar-energy-electricityIf you’re reading this post, it’s most likely because you’re interested in clean and sustainable energy source. At the same time, you’ve undoubtedly heard many arguments against solar energy. This might leave you skeptical about whether solar energy is everything it’s made out to be—especially after looking at the upfront costs of installing such a system.

Going solar can sound like a risk for some people, so we’ve put together a list of solar energy products that can help you transition into going full solar, starting with the least to most impactful on your home energy usage.

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Don’t Wait to Have These AC Problems Fixed

August 13th, 2018

hvac-technician-making-ac-repairsWe highly recommend that any AC problem you have gets fixed immediately. We can list every reason from that it’ll cost you more money, to reducing the lifespan of your system, to the simple fact it won’t be able to cool your home anymore! At the same time, we understand you might find it hard to believe that every problem is an AC emergency.

For that reason, we’re compiling a list of a few problems that really, truly should be absolutely looked at (immediately!).

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Which Type of Cooling Is Right for You?

July 30th, 2018

outdoor-air-conditioning-unitsIf you’re reading this post, you may have just learned that there are different types of air conditioning available to you. And we aren’t just referring to different brands. Depending on your needs and the configuration of your current heating or cooling systems (if any), there are different options available for you. We’ll go over three cooling methods that can benefit anyone thinking of replacing or installing a new system.

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How to Stay Out of AC Trouble

July 16th, 2018

question-markWhen it comes to AC trouble, there are two kinds:

  1. The problem that comes about from not having proper maintenance performed on a regular basis.
  2. The kind that happens out of nowhere, for seemingly no reason, and at the worst possible time.

We wouldn’t want you to bring on either kind of trouble any sooner than necessary. Luckily, there are a few things you can do (or not do) to help. We’ve listed a few ways you can prevent from having to call for air conditioning repair in Rocklin, CA.

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3 Ways to Upgrade Your HVAC System

July 4th, 2018

couple-relaxing-on-couchSo you’re the proud owner of an HVAC system. What comes next?

Efficiency and performance.

It’s not enough to just own an HVAC system. The next step is strategizing to get the most out of your system with the least amount of dollars. Sometimes, an HVAC upgrade can be the best investment in pushing your HVAC system’s performance that extra mile.

In this post, we’ll go over three ways to strengthen your HVAC system.

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