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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.

The Benefits of Hiring a Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer

Sierra Air is a proud Carrier® Factory-Authorized Dealer, a distinction that separates the best from the rest. We didn’t get this designation by simply installing and servicing Carrier products, however. This stamp of approval from the HVAC industry’s premier brand is given only to dealers who consistently meet its rigorous standards of quality.

Bypass Vs. Fan-Powered Humidifiers: Which Is Better?

The main difference between bypass and fan-powered humidifiers is that the former uses the blower motor of a furnace to distribute moist air throughout the house. As a result, it can’t operate when the furnace is off, whereas a fan-powered humidifier can run on its own.

4 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion at Home This Summer

Summer magnifies the positives and negatives of the sun. Although rainfall may occur during this season, we can all agree that the weather is generally pleasant. The problem is the high heat index, which factors in the effects of humidity.

3 Tricks for Outdoor HVAC Concealment

The condenser, which is the heart of an air conditioning system, doesn’t always mesh well aesthetically with its surroundings. More often than not, this unit visually detracts from an otherwise beautiful residential landscape.

Thermostat Diagnostics: 5 Tips to Follow

A thermostat may be small in size, but it’s huge in importance. This device is in control of your entire HVAC system; it dictates when and how heating and cooling units operate. Below are some of the steps you can take if your thermostat begins to malfunction.

How Gas Furnaces Work | Sierra Air

Understanding How a Gas Furnace Works A gas furnace is perhaps the most popular type of central heating equipment in America. It looks simple on the outside, but it houses sophisticated assemblies of mechanical components designed to produce heat on demand.

Consequences of Poor HVAC Filter Maintenance | Sierra Air

What Will Happen If You Don’t Maintain Your HVAC Filter? Washing or changing the air filter is one of the most effective ways to keep your HVAC system in good condition at all times. This maintenance task is something you should do once every three to twelve months, depending on the quality of the filter … Continued

What Causes a Furnace to Keep Running?

There’s nothing out of the ordinary about a loud furnace, but there’s definitely something wrong when it never stops running or operates continually without generating enough heat.

HVAC Odors to Keep a Nose Out For

We normally associate residential HVAC equipment to fresh air, but sometimes it just plain stinks. Although not all unpleasant smells indicate something serious by nature, they nevertheless need to be investigated.