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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.

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

What Is Short-Cycling?

One of the most common problems with heating and air conditioning systems is short-cycling. This happens when the unit cycles on and off continuously over short periods of time. HVAC systems consume the most energy when being turned on, so frequent short-cycling can drive up your utility costs in no time. Moreover, these constant on-off … Continued

Symptoms of Poor Air Duct Maintenance

The air ducts, vents and registers are the primary means of circulating air for most residential and commercial air conditioning systems. While proper filters can keep most contaminants out, they’re not always 100% efficient, allowing small amounts of dust and dirt to get inside the ducts and reduce your home’s indoor air quality. Over time, … Continued

Is Your Heating System Ready for Fall?

With winter just around the corner, there’s no better time than today to call your residential HVAC contractor for some timely seasonal maintenance. Your heating system is coming out of months of hibernation, and getting it going and ready to face the colder weather will go a long way in keeping you and your family … Continued

Why is Ventilation Important?

“Let it breathe.” This advice is just as important  for homes and buildings as it is for wine. Unfortunately, as residential and commercial heating and cooling contractors now design their structures to be as airtight as possible, it’s become increasingly difficult for homes and businesses to “breathe” on their own. This is where proper ventilation … Continued

Do You Need to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

As the primary channel for air circulation, your ducts and vents are a crucial part of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Contaminants and pollutants that make their way inside your ducts can spread fairly swiftly throughout your building, leading to a drop in indoor air quality (IAQ) that can affect the health of … Continued

Essential Indoor Air Quality Tips for the Fall Season

For many people, fall and spring are notorious for triggering allergies. During this time, dust, pollen and fur can make their way from the outdoors into your home, decreasing indoor air quality (IAQ) and giving rise to allergic responses in people susceptible to these particulates. Your heating and air conditioning plays a crucial role in … Continued

Carrier® HVAC Product Named as Finalist for Engineering Award

Carrier’s Weather Series Rooftop Unit with EcoBlue™ Technology has been named as one of the finalists in Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine’s Product of the Year competition. As a Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer, HVAC and air duct cleaning contractor Sierra Air shares an overview of this exciting new product.