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4 Things to Consider Before Installing Radiant Floor Heating in Your San Diego Home

A radiant heating system can be a great way to keep your house warm and comfortable in the winter while still saving energy. Most commonly installed in the floor, the hot air rises, heating your entire home. If you’re considering installing radiant floor heating in your San Diego home, here are four things to consider: 1. Where to Install The most common place to install radiant heating is in your floor, where it’s most effective. However, putting it in will…

Clearing Out Creepy Crawlers: Bug Proof Your Home’s HVAC Unit

If you’re like most homeowners, you have problems with bugs getting into your home on occasion. These pesky creatures are not only “gross”, but can carry germs and disease. Some will even get into your HVAC unit and clog up the air filter. So, how do you bug proof your home? We suggest that you follow these simple tips. Tip #1: Seal Gaps Around Your HVAC Unit If your home has a window unit, there’s a good chance that gaps…

Why You Should Use an Air Humidifier in the Summer

If you’re like many other San Diego homeowners, you probably use an air humidifier in the wintertime when a combination of low outdoor humidity and running the furnace makes your indoor air uncomfortably dry. You may not know that using a humidifier can also help combat dry air in the summer too, when your air conditioner is operating all the time. How Low Humidity Occurs During Cooling Season Your heat pump or air conditioner cools down your interior spaces by…

Washable Air Filters FAQs

Some homeowners find the idea of washable air filters appealing. For one thing, they free you from the cycle of buying, changing and discarding air filters. Not only do you save money, but those disposable air filters you didn’t buy don’t end up in the landfill. Washable filters — also known as electrostatic or permanent filters — cost more, but can also pay for themselves over time and bear looking into. How a Washable Air Filter Does Its Job Disposable…

Using Your Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Bathroom exhaust fans provide a valuable role in keeping your home’s air healthy and temperatures comfortable. Bathrooms in the typical home have the highest humidity and chemical levels, with the least amount of fresh air ventilation. Some bathrooms have operable windows, but they’re seldom large enough to move the same amount of air out of the room, and it’s so easy to forget to open them. Pulling out bad air from bathrooms removes: Excess humidity that contributes to mold, bacterial…

Invest in Preventive Maintenance For Your House

Your need to count on your HVAC in San Diego’s unpredictable weather. It can help to think of preventive maintenance like well baby checkups. Not only do pediatricians handle illness, but they look at children and anticipate problems. That combination of experience and knowledge is what makes our technicians topnotch to keep your home comfortable all year long. Preventive maintenance involves different things depending on the specifics of the system involved, but here are a few of the things that…

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…

Furnace Odor: What it Could Mean

If you notice a strange odor from your furnace, don’t ignore it. While it could be something as simple as collected dust in the HVAC system or a dirty filter, an unusual furnace smell may also signal a more serious or even dangerous situation. Read on to learn the cause of common furnace odors and what to do about them. Musty or Earthy Odors Musty or earthy odors are often caused by a dirty and contaminated air filter or mold…

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!  …

Auto Versus Fan On: Learn Which Way Is Best for Setting Your Thermostat

Have you ever noticed that your thermostat features both an “on” and “auto” setting? Do you know when to use them? These two fan settings are points of confusion for many, so let’s have a look at each. The Difference Between “On” and “Auto” Setting your thermostat to “auto” makes the fan run only when your home’s air is being heated or cooled. Once your home reaches the desired temperature, it stops. The “on” setting means the fan runs 24/7, whether your…