Dealing with Common Furnace Issues? Use these Tips

Now that you’re using your furnace on a regular basis, there’s a small chance that you may run into a few trouble spots during its operation. Fortunately, it’s easy to troubleshoot many of these issues on your own. The following highlights a few of these common furnace issues and how you can successfully troubleshoot and even repair them. If it produces no heat – Make sure the thermostat is actually set to “heat.” If that doesn’t work, try moving the…

Find Out How a Variable-Speed Furnace Can Improve Home Efficiency

If you’re shopping for a new furnace for your San Diego area home, one feature you’ll definitely want to consider is multi-stage, multi-speed operation. Specifically, look for a two-stage furnace that operates with a variable-speed blower motor. A multi-stage, variable-speed furnace adjusts its operating level to the current needs in your home, saving energy, running quieter, and providing more balanced heating. How Does a Variable-Speed Furnace Work? Variable-speed blowers – which can operate in both furnaces and A/Cs or heat-pump…

Furnace Tune Up Special Just in Time for the Cold Weather in San Diego

During heating season, when you use your furnace the most, you need to make sure that you remember the importance of routine system maintenance and furnace repair for your safety and comfort. That’s why, this time of year, we have a furnace special that makes getting your furnace inspected, cleaned and ready for the season easy.  Our Sherlock Air Furnace Tune Up is available during this promotional period (now through February 28, 2015) for only $59.  This furnace special includes…

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…

Do Your Research Before You Buy a New Furnace

A new furnace is a major investment and you need to make sure you select the right furnace for your home. Factors to consider include size, operational cost, and features, and you need a certified and competent contractor. Furnace Size It’s important to select the right size furnace; if it’s too small your home will be cold and if too large it will cycle frequently causing constant temperature swings. Get your contractor to do an energy evaluation of your home…

HVAC Contractor Makes Movember Magic in Vista, Ca

Sherlock Air is joining others around the country in celebrating Movember, a month dedicated to changing the face of men’s health.  All month long, we are working to raise awareness about men’s health issues and promote healthy living.  And we’re making it fun for you to join us along the way. The Movember Campaign raises awareness and funds for men’s health by getting guys all across the country to grow moustaches.  By growing moustaches together, taking photos, and sharing, we…

4 Steps to Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter – North County, San Diego

The heating season is coming sooner than you think and you don’t want to wait until it’s too late, or until the middle of holiday entertaining, to realize that you need to get your furnace or your HVAC system winter-ready. Check and Clean Air Ducts You can take steps at home to do some basic air duct cleaning and to make sure that you are keeping your air ducts free of the debris that slows down airflow, wastes energy and…

Funky Furnace Noises Decoded

Your furnace shouldn’t talk to you. Furnace noises can usually be traced to specific issues or conditions. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common furnace noises and what they could mean. Clanking This could be caused by a loose or disconnected blower fan belt. If it turns out to be the case, you need to get it repaired as soon as possible by a certified HVAC specialist. If you don’t have it taken care of, it can strike other…

Tips for Estimating Your Furnace Installation Cost

Installing a new furnace is costly no matter how you look at it. There are many factors that come into play when estimating furnace installation cost. There are also things you can do to mitigate costs, such as research. You may pay more for a new heating system up front but the furnace may defray energy costs by being more efficient than other types of heating. You may pay less for your furnace initially, but pay more for utilities because of it. It pays…

Don’t Neglect Fall Maintenance on Your Furnace

Regular preventative care is critical to keep your home’s heating system operating properly. Scheduling fall maintenance on the furnace also ensures that it performs safely and at optimal efficiency throughout the heating season. Here are some of the benefits you’ll gain from the many tasks performed during a professional system checkup: You’ll be protected from hazardous fumes, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) and the risk of fire. Checking the gas lines and connections for leaks and examining the heat exchanger(s) for…