Heat and Humidity: Finding the Balance in Your House

Cooler temperatures during the winter months mean that the heating system in your San Diego home stays busy. While this helps you stay warm, it can lead to uncomfortable indoor humidity levels. Find out how to keep your home heated while also preventing it from becoming too dry due to low humidity. Problems with Low Levels When the air inside your home becomes too dry, it can cause a number of issues. You might experience more respiratory problems or end…

How to Compare Home Heating Systems

Whether you’re in the market for a new heating system or looking to review your current one, it’s important to have a good understanding of the different options available. Each system will have its advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at the different home heating systems, along with their pros and cons. Forced Air This is the most common type of home heating system. Air is heated in a furnace using different fuel sources such as oil, electricity, natural gas, or…

Reasons to Choose a Heat Pump

Whenever you’re faced with replacing your HVAC system, you’re also faced with an opportunity to increase your home’s efficiency. Sure, paying for a new cooling or heating system hurts the pocketbook, but it can also be an investment in a future with lower utility bills. One of the most efficient HVAC systems around is the heat pump. Electric-powered heat pumps also offer clean heating and cooling technology and can heat or cool the home quietly and gently, without that big…

Lessen the Load on Your Heating System

It’s the nature of heat energy to move from a warmer to a cooler place. So, if your home is buttoned up for energy efficiency, heat loss will be much slower. This means your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard and you may save money with lower energy bills. Additionally, less work and stress on your heating system typically means fewer repairs and a longer lifespan. Take a load off of your heating system this season with these…

Proper Attic Insulation Can Help You Save Energy Year Round

When your attic doesn’t have enough insulation, your home can lose heat. This causes your heating system to run more frequently, leading to higher energy bills. Not having enough attic insulation can also result in drafty areas, making your home uncomfortable. Use the following information to help you understand more about insulating your attic.…

Keep Air Fresh with a Heat Recovery Ventilator

Fresh indoor air is vital for maintaining a healthful and comfortable home. Yet, the vast majority of homes in southern California have poor indoor air quality (IAQ). A major factor affecting IAQ is a lack of daily whole-home ventilation. Without daily air exchange, indoor air becomes stale and stagnant. If you are concerned about the quality of the air inside your San Diego area home, keep reading to learn how a heat recovery ventilator can help. Heat Recovery Ventilator A…

Sherlock is Hiring!

Sherlock is hiring!  We have current openings for comfort consultant, service technician and install technician.  Email hr@sherlockair.com to learn more!  …

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…

Tips for Cleaning Home Heating Vents for Winter Use

Cleaning your heating vents is crucial for energy efficiency and the health of those living in your home. Over time, HVAC systems get clogged with dust, detritus and particles that can be a breeding ground for bacteria, hindering your system’s ability to provide adequate heat. The first step when cleaning home heating vents is to visually inspect your grates. Use dust wads and swipe until all accumulated dust is removed from each output grate. Next, head to your heating system and check the filter. Most systems have removable or disposable…

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…