Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Sacramento’

Some Common Reasons for Heating Issues

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Bad Air Quality? Here’s What You Can Do

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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Which Type of Cooling Is Right for You?

Monday, 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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3 Ways to Upgrade Your HVAC System

Wednesday, 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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How a Whole-House Fan Helps You

Monday, June 4th, 2018

relaxed-homeownerWhole-house fans used to be the main means for regulating the temperature within a household until modern air conditioning systems came into the picture. Yet, they are still used to complement AC systems for a number of reasons. At Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc., we specialize in installing whole-house fans, which circulate air by creating specific pressure points throughout your house. In particular, whole-house fans draw in cooler air from outside and vent warmer air out through the attic or roof.

In this post, we discuss four ways a whole-house fan helps you, emphasizing how homeowners can benefit from getting these fans installed.

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4 Ways You Can Improve the Performance of Your Home

Monday, May 28th, 2018

house-large-drivewayTo improve the performance of your home, all you have to do is take a few common-sense measures. Being mindful of things like air filter replacement and the energy use of appliances in your home can make all the difference when it comes to performance. Most of these methods won’t break the bank and are easy to implement. Improving the performance of your home reduces your impact on the environment. It also reduces your utility bills. Why wouldn’t you want to improve the performance of your home?

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How to Tell If You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, May 21st, 2018

overheated-homeownerYour home’s central air conditioning unit is one of the most important features when it comes to your comfort and quality of life. It’s also one of the most specialized—while a homeowner can take on things like minor plumbing, electrical, or carpentry work with confidence, not many homeowners have the specialized knowledge and training required to service or maintain an HVAC system.

Just like your car or many other systems, your air conditioner needs regular maintenance to keep working properly, and it’s a lot easier (and cheaper) to address any problem when it’s at Stage 1 rather than waiting until Stage 4 or 5. Even the best air conditioning unit has a life cycle of about 10 to 15 years, but you can get the most out of that unit with regular maintenance.

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What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor: Part 2

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementHVAC contractors can be a lifesaver during the heat of summer, when temperatures soar and you need your air conditioner to function reliably for days on end in some cases. A quality repair service needs to do the job swiftly and effectively, as well as providing timely maintenance services and even full-bore replacement if you need it.

Every home is different, and your HVAC system likely has unique needs that require specific services to address. What works for your home may not work for another, and so too does your HVAC contractor need to do the job for you specifically. That said, there are several basic traits that you should look for in any quality service. If you spot them, chances are you’re looking at someone who can address your HVAC needs the right way.

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