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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.

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

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