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Welcome to Sierra Air’s blog. Is your HVAC system not functioning properly? Do you need some answers to your HVAC problems? In these articles, you will find a plethora of information about your indoor comfort systems. Whether it be tips to keeping you cool in the summer or warm in the winter, we are committed to making sure you and your family are comfortable and safe.

However, maintaining your indoor environment and safety after our technicians leave your home or work space requires some basic HVAC knowledge. That’s where we can help! Sierra Air provides industry-leading knowledge for California and Nevada residents. We hope you find this resource very useful for learning all things HVAC.

What to Do When Your Heat Pump Won’t Turn Off

Hot summers and reasonable winters are the hallmarks of a typical Nevada year, with temperatures never reaching the extremes other places are known for. It’s for this reason many a trustworthy air conditioning installation contractor recommend heat pumps to perform heating and cooling roles in homes across the state. Heat pumps operate differently than the … Continued

Sierra Air Awarded the 2019 Carrier President’s Award

We at Sierra Air have been dedicated to providing the best heating and air conditioning services to homeowners in the Sierra Nevada area since 1986. Thus, upon learning that our dedication was recognized when we received the 2019 President’s Award from Carrier, we couldn’t have been happier! Let us tell you a little more about … Continued

Bad Air Filter Habits You Need to Break at Once

There’s no shortage of tips and advice you can glean from the internet on how to make your commercial air conditioning systems more energy efficient. However, one thing that’s often overlooked is the importance of using the right air filter. Air filters don’t just purify the air and keep your indoor environment contaminant-free; they also … Continued

Common Heat Pump Noises and What They Mean

During cold winters and hot summers, a heat pump can be an effective heating and air conditioning system for homes in Nevada. Heat pumps don’t necessarily produce heat; rather, they transfer heat from one place to another. This means they can function as both a heating and a cooling unit, depending on the needs of … Continued

Good HVAC Habits to Follow This New Year

With the new year right around the corner, it may be a good idea to start thinking about positive changes you can make for yourself and for your home. This year, why not include your heating and cooling system on your list of resolutions? You may have a few bad habits when it comes to … Continued

How to Protect Your HVAC System During a Renovation

As you go about your normal day-to-day activities, your heating and air conditioning system pretty much runs in the background without being affected by the things you do. The duct networks are usually hidden away behind the ceiling and drywall, and the main unit itself is often kept in the basement or an out-of-the-way area, … Continued

The Optimal Setting for Your Thermostat This Winter

This season, it’s time to end the fight over thermostat settings once and for all. ENERGY STAR® has released the most optimal thermostat settings to help you save money on your energy bills without having to sacrifice comfort and indoor air quality, and our experts on residential and commercial air conditioning systems all agree that … Continued

A Closer Look at HEPA Filters

There’s a good chance that your air conditioning installation contractor has recommended HEPA filters as an effective way to really improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home. HEPA filters are designed to help your HVAC system get rid of smaller particles and contaminants that can pass through regular air filters. Combine them with … Continued

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Colder days ahead signal the start of the heating season for both residential and commercial air conditioning systems across the country. While Nevada isn’t known for heavy snowstorms or below-zero temperatures, the weather can still get surprisingly cold and dry. That’s why pre-winter preparations are essential to keeping your heating system in good condition throughout … Continued

Should You Get a Whole-Home Humidifier?

Despite technological advancements, modern heating and air conditioning units are still limited when it comes to controlling humidity. While furnaces are effective at keeping you warm in the winter, they do so by pumping hot, dry air into your home. Dry air has been linked to a number of respiratory, eye and skin problems, and … Continued