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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.

General Maintenance Guidelines for Heating Systems

The type of maintenance you need for your residential or commercial HVAC system depends on the type of system you have installed. Whether you have a forced-air, hydronic or any other heating system, there are a few general maintenance guidelines that you could still follow.

Do You Need to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Ducts are the primary transport vehicles for air circulation in forced-air residential heating and air conditioning systems. Ideally, your home’s ductwork is completely sealed, and all filters are working efficiently, minimizing any contamination that may enter the HVAC system.

Top Things to Remember During Emergency HVAC Repairs

If you’ve ever had a furnace or air conditioner break down in the middle of a cold winter night or during a sweltering summer afternoon, then you know just how bad things can quickly get. Luckily, most professional HVAC service providers offer emergency repairs just for these inopportune moments. So, how exactly do you deal … Continued

Tips on Diagnosing Oil Burner Noises

A furnace with an oil burner is one of the most common heating systems for homes. Being an oil-fired system, it tends to make noises during operation. Not all of these noises mean trouble, however, but here are some tips for diagnosing oil burner noises.

Troubleshooting a Furnace Fan That Blows Cold Air

If your furnace fan intermittently blows cold air or stops blowing warm air all at once, check a few things before calling a professional. Local residential furnace installation expert Sierra Air shares some troubleshooting steps that you should do in this case.

4 Things You Need to Know About Furnaces

To get the most from your furnace or heater, you should know how it work – from installation and the fuel it uses to how it distributes heat throughout your home. As your expert in residential HVAC services, Sierra Air shares a list of the things you should know about furnaces.

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