Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Services’

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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4 Tips to Help Your AC Perform Better

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Staying cool during a hot and humid Sacramento summer is no simple feat, especially if you don’t have a reliable and powerful air conditioner in place. If your air conditioning system isn’t performing all that well, we have good news. There are steps you can take to help it perform better!

And when we say perform better, we mean more effectively, but also more efficiently. We want your air conditioner to consume as little energy as possible while helping keep you and your family comfortable.

More and more homeowners are successfully looking for ways to optimize their home energy efficiency, and you can be one of those homeowners. Keep reading for four tips on how to help your air conditioner perform better/more efficiently!

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Do Air Conditioners Have Cooling Limits?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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The short answer to this question is “yes,” but don’t worry, we’re about to elaborate!

At some point or another, perhaps you’ve wondered just how cold a central air conditioner can actually get. You likely already know what the lowest setting is on the thermostat. For most models, it’s about 60–62°F, which is too cold for most people.

In the case of an extremely hot day, how much power can you actually get from your air conditioner? How cold can you get the air to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible when indoors?

We’re happy to answer these questions, regardless of whether if you’re reading this in the middle of a sweltering hot day and wondering if your air conditioner has something wrong with it, or even if you’re simply just curious. Helping you understand the limits of an air conditioner will also help you learn how to operate it more efficiently, give it a longer service life, and even potentially reduce the number of repairs it might need throughout that service life.

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