Is Preventative HVAC Maintenance a Good Investment?

Preventative HVAC maintenance is often overlooked, but this annual investment is essential for homeowners who want to maintain proper comfort levels in their Vista home. It’s a fact that regular maintenance will minimize your expenses in the long-run. Investing in the Life of Your System To keep your system in top shape, you should schedule preventative HVAC maintenance at least twice a year. Have a professional service your system once during the spring and again in the fall to prepare your…

Here’s a Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vista Home

As you’re making your spring-cleaning checklist, remember that all home systems are connected. As such, a spring maintenance checklist that combines cleaning, minor repairs and pro maintenance is much more productive in the long-run, so make sure to add these projects to your new list: Indoor Air Quality Wash all bedding and drapes to get rid of dust and dust mites, and store away winter clothes in vacuum bags. Then, clean all rugs and scrub wood floors. Be vigilant of indoor humidity during the cooling…

Got Allergies? Watch Out for These Common Indoor Triggers

Our homes are often filled with indoor allergy triggers that can make the lives of certain household members miserable. To alleviate this problem, we suggest you watch out for these specific triggers in your home: Dust mites: These microscopic insects love bedding and other soft furnishings. Your bedroom is full of them, so one way to tackle this issue is to wash your bedding in hot water once a week and encase your box spring, mattress and pillows in allergen-proof coverings. Pet dander: Pet dander can be a…

It’s our AC Tune-Up Early Bird Special!  Get a Jump on Summer for just $49.

With temperatures set to reach 90 this weekend, now is the time to take advantage of the Sherlock Air Early Bird Special to save on an air conditioning tune-up from your Vista HVAC company. Why is Air Conditioner Service Smart Preventive Maintenance? Our 25 Point Precision Air Conditioning Tune-Up gives you just the kind of preventive maintenance that you need to make sure that your air conditioner is fully functioning and ready for the warm months ahead.  Our air conditioning…

5 Ways Excess Humidity Can Damage Your San Diego Home

In addition to the discomfort it can cause, excess humidity can also wreak havoc on your health and home. Here are five ways humidity damage can occur, and the steps you can take to prevent it from happening: Trouble Below Basements and crawlspaces are notoriously damp and are often humid, cool and dark. This, combined with moisture from the ground, can lead to condensation on walls, floors and other surfaces, leading ultimately to mold and mildew issues. Steps should be taken to…

Have a Pro Properly Relight Your Gas Water Heater

Most homeowners tend to ignore their gas water heaters until there’s an obvious problem. However, water heaters require periodical maintenance to increase its lifespan of operation, as well as to save energy and maintain efficiency. Generally, your water heater is faulty if you notice: Your water heater fails to heat water Your water heater isn’t able to heat enough water Your pilot light fails to stay lit Before attempting to relight a gas water heater, read the manufacturer’s manual or look for a label attached to…