Helpful Ways to Reduce Household Dust and Improve Indoor Air Quality

Given the San Diego area’s arid climate, some dust will inevitably find its way into your home. Because this common air contaminant lowers your indoor air quality, however, dust should never be ignored. There are plenty of simple ways to get rid of it. Stop Dust at Its Source Bed linens accumulate dust quickly, so wash yours once a week. Shake out your blankets weekly, too. If you have clothes that shed or collect dust, store them in boxes, drawers or garment…

Home Energy Upgrade Updates Mean More Savings for California Homeowners

Here at Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning, we love helping our clients save money whenever we can, so we’re excited to share a recent change to the Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade program that increases the maximum rebate available to homeowners. Now you can earn more than ever in rebates and incentives from SDG&E when you make energy efficient upgrades to your home.  And we’re here to help you every step of the way. Home Upgrade Program Changes: Incentive Cap…

Learn the 7 Components Crucial for Air Conditioner Function

An air conditioner is invaluable for getting through the hot San Diego and Encinitas summers comfortably. Because your A/C is so important, it’s worth taking the time to get familiar with how it works. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to plan maintenance, component replacements and upgrades. Evaporator coil – Located in or near your indoor air handler, this component receives cold refrigerant from the expansion valve. As the refrigerant flows through the coil, it absorbs heat from…

What Everyone Should Know About Home Energy Audits

Long, hot and dry San Diego summers can quickly drive up your cooling bill if your home isn’t well prepared. Keeping warm in winter takes some preparation, too. Home energy audits are designed to help you get your home ready for whatever the seasons bring so you can stay more comfortable while spending less. How an Energy Audit Benefits You There are numerous ways to improve a building’s energy efficiency, but not all are equally useful for every home. During a home energy…

Tips to Help Reduce Cooling Costs in Your San Marcos Home

Beating the heat of a San Marcos summer doesn’t have to be expensive. By taking a few simple steps to reduce the cooling costs of your home, you’ll stay more comfortable while cutting down on your need for air conditioning. Use your ceiling fan: A ceiling fan can make you feel between 4 to 8 degrees cooler so you can raise your A/C thermostat temperature by the same amount to save energy. Every degree you raise the temperature above 78 degrees can…