Top Reasons to Invest in a Gas Heating System

Since the combustion process of natural gas is near perfect, it releases very low carbon emissions to the atmosphere. In fact, burning gas produces 70 percent less sulfur, nitrogen dioxide and solid wastes than those produced by other fuels. Discover why gas may just be the right option for your house heating needs: Less expensive – Although natural gas may be hard to get, it’s far cheaper than electricity. The only deterrent may be the fact that the cost of buying and installing…

Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Vista Home Once and For All

If members of your household suffer from allergies, an unchecked dust mite population may be contributing to their misery. Symptoms of dust mite sensitivity can include itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, eczema, asthma and other respiratory problems. You can’t see these microscopic, spider-like creatures, but there are likely millions of them residing in your carpets, upholstery and bedding. Here are a number of ways to get dust mites under control in your home: Monitor Humidity Levels Dust…

Winterize Your Vista Home Without Breaking the Bank

When you’re winterizing your Vista home, you don’t have to break the bank in the process. Although Vista doesn’t experience extremely cold weather, it can still get damp and chilly at night. According to the EIA, homeowners can expect to pay an extra 15 percent for heating costs this year. Even with government rebates and other incentives, it’s a good idea to prepare your home for cooler temperatures. Get rid of drafts: Drafts from doors and windows can raise heating costs by up to…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Your Vista HVAC Contractor!

The staff at Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! We hope this time is filled with much love, laughter and warmth. (And if your house is not currently filled with warmth, we’d like to insert a shameless plug here for our heating install and service.) As we reflect back on 2014, we are grateful for our fabulous, loyal customers in Vista and throughout…

San Diego Is in Earthquake Country: A Good Reason to Secure Your Equipment

San Diego County is blessed with less obvious earthquake activity than places like Los Angeles, but the county still has its share of very real quake risks. Because shaking can occur at any time, your home is at risk from things like water and gas lines leaks. You must take steps to secure your equipment so that you don’t lose precious water sources and fall victim to gas-line fires. San Diego has quake faults that scientists are watching, in particular…

How a Programmable Thermostat Enhances Your Heating Regimen

Setting your thermostat to one temperature and never making adjustments may be costing you money. Most people don’t change the setting multiple times each day. The result is your heating and cooling system is working hard to reach your set temperature at times when a lower degree of comfort would make more sense. This is not very energy efficient. There may be certain periods of the day when you would like a more comfortable setting, but you don’t want to change the temperature because of…