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

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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What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor: Part 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementAn HVAC contractor performs one of the most important jobs for a new building: installing the heating and air conditioning system. Every building needs one–a comfortable atmosphere protected from the variation in temperature outside is as much a necessity as the plumbing or electricity. But the question of what to look for in an HVAC contractor can be more difficult.

In the end, only you can determine which contracting service will work best for you. But there certain factors you should look for when making that decision. They can ensure that the service you contact will do the job the right way and ensure your HVAC system is set up in exactly the manner you require.

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What Is an Adara Battery and How Does It Help with Solar Energy?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

solar-energy-electricitySolar energy is a great way to power your home, and with new advances and incentives coming out all the time, there’s never been an easier way to go solar. Our sunshine never runs out, and with the electricity it provides, you can enjoy green energy at a tiny fraction of the cost of other forms of electricity.

It always helps to understand how solar energy works if you’re thinking about installing solar panels in your home. Specifically, an Adara battery and the way it contributes to the process of converting solar energy into electricity. When you consider your options, it’s invariably the best way to go.

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HVAC Contractors Can Install Upgrades to Your System

Monday, April 9th, 2018

air-conditioning-replacementAnother long hot summer is on its way, and your air conditioner is going to be called upon to perform day in and day out. That can put a huge strain on the system. As well as costing you an arm and a leg in high bills, our summer heat can lead to a an AC breakdown or similar problem, in some cases leaving your home without cool air in the middle of triple-digit temperatures.

Anything you can do to reduce the stress and strain on your system can be an immense help, lowering bills and reducing the risk of a midsummer’s breakdown. And now is the perfect time to consider your options on that front: when the weather is still relatively cool and you have the time to install an upgrade or similar features to your system.

When you do, you want to make sure you use a qualified HVAC contractor in Sacramento, CA with experience performing installations of all kinds to heating and air conditioning systems. That means they can advise you on all your possible options, as well as performing the upgrade with confidence and care.

What kinds of upgrades are available? Here’s a brief list to give you some idea.

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Ductless Air Conditioning Repairs Benefit from the Right Service

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

ductless-heating-systemsDuctless air conditioners make an outstanding solution for homes that can’t support the ducts required for traditional centralized air conditioning. Instead of using one single unit to cool your home, they utilize multiple units, placed evenly throughout the household and each charged with cooling a single room or section of your house.

That involves a lot of good things for your home: comprehensive air conditioning without relying on ducts, as well as the ability to control the temperature in different sections independently of each other (and turn off the cool air in some parts of the home while still running it in others). But repair issues do occur with ductless systems, just as they do with any other electronic device, and when they do, you should make sure you contact someone with a specialty in ductless air conditioning service. Why? Read on for the answers.

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3 Ways to Take Advantage of Solar Energy

Monday, March 26th, 2018

solar-energy-electricitySolar energy is the way of the future, and each successive generation of equipment and technology improves upon the one that came before it. Today’s solar panels do more with far less than other models did, and if you think solar panels may be a good fit for your home, now is the time to act on them. Spring makes an excellent time to discuss installation options.

Indeed, solar energy has such a wide array of applications that there is more than one way to take advantage of the technology. You may think that solar energy is limited to providing electrical power to your home, and it does that quite well. Indeed, it makes an excellent solution for homes that sit off of the electrical grid: maintaining your independence and ensuring that you always have the electricity you need. But it goes beyond that. The more you understand about the different ways to take advantage of solar energy, the more you’ll see of the potential. We’ve listed three of the most popular methods below.

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