Why Dirty AC Air Filters Are a Major Headache

In any AC, air filters are generally the first to retire. This is especially true if you use your cooling unit regularly, and live with pets inside the house. Any air conditioning installation expert would say that it’s imperative to make sure there’s a fresh one installed all the time. Otherwise, you’re bound to face … Continued

SEER Vs. EER: Understanding Air Conditioner Ratings

When comparing air conditioners, look for energy ratings to determine which ones are efficient enough. The air conditioners should also comply with the federal government’s standards. The EnergyGuide label–a yellow sticker attached to the unit, contains these pieces of information.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the Right Type of Air Conditioner

The best air conditioning units are quite possibly the ones you don’t even have to think about. They run quietly in the background, performing their job of providing your home and your family with the comfort that you deserve. However, in order to enjoy its benefits, you first have to have it installed, and therein … Continued

What Is Air Balancing and How Can It Help You

In 1732, Henri Pitot, an engineer from France studying fluid dynamics, developed the basis for what is known today as air balancing. Air balancing is the best way to fine-tune your home’s air conditioning system to always be at optimum performance—cooling your home adequately while keeping energy consumptions at reasonable levels. Sierra Air, Inc. technicians … Continued

The Basic Tools of Professional HVAC Technicians

Whether you’re considering becoming a residential AC repair technician or simply looking to perform basic troubleshooting on your own home’s air conditioning unit, you will need a good set of tools to begin with. Of course, don’t go out buying all the tools you see on the store, right away. Knowing what you intend to … Continued

Air Conditioning Odors: Causes and Prevention

Sometimes we get service calls because of unpleasant smells emanating from air conditioning systems, which is definitely something it’s not supposed to do. If your AC does the same thing when you turn it on, don’t rush out and buy a replacement just yet. This is a relatively minor problem that can be fixed with an … Continued

The History of Air Conditioning Technology

A comfortable indoor temperature is one of the most essential elements of modern living, thanks to air conditioning. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, up to 48% of an average home’s annual energy consumption is spent on HVAC systems, which underlines how important indoor comfort is to most homeowners. Here’s a quick look at the … Continued

How to Optimize Your Home for Energy Savings

With steadily increasing energy costs, optimizing your home’s energy efficiency and choosing energy-efficient additions, like HVAC systems, are ideal long-term investments. Here are some of the ways you can make your home energy-efficient and reduce your annual energy costs.

Residential vs. Commercial HVAC Systems

Not all HVAC systems are created equal, and this is very evident in the differences between commercial and residential units. There is a reason commercial systems are the way they are, and why your home air conditioning or furnace system is the way it is.