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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.

Money-Saving Tips for Commercial HVAC Systems

HVAC systems are energy-intensive, especially when used in commercial properties. As a commercial property owner or manager, balancing cooling and heating requirements with the utility costs can be difficult. In this blog, Sierra Air shares tips on how to save money with your commercial HVAC system.

4 Reasons You Should Have Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats add flexibility to your existing HVAC system, allowing you to get better use out of your heating and air conditioning systems. Sierra Air shares the benefits derived from using programmable thermostats.

Short Cycling: When Your Furnace Cycles On and Off Too Often

If you have a furnace based heating system, chances are you may have had instances where it cycles on and off as often as every five minutes or so. This is a problem known as short cycling, and in this blog, Sierra Air takes a look at what you can do to prevent it.

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