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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…

Consider Upgrading to a Variable-Speed Air Handler

If your HVAC system is 10 years old or more, it probably has a single-speed air handler. A new energy efficient A/C with a variable-speed air handler has many advantages over the single-speed model. Here are some important benefits of upgrading to a variable-speed air handler. Efficiency A single-speed air handler can only run at one speed. It cycles between zero capacity and 100 percent throughout the day, delivering air using its full capacity regardless of your home’s demands. This…

Is a Zoning System Right for Your San Marcos Home?

It’s difficult to keep all the spaces in a home evenly comfortable with just one thermostat since each area experiences different levels of heat gain or loss due to a number of variables. If you’ve experienced this, a zoning system might be the answer to those high energy costs and uneven temperatures throughout your home. Zoning a home involves dividing it into sections that have similar thermal characteristics and installing a motorized damper in the ductwork. The dampers open and close…

Tips for Getting the Most Energy Savings From Your Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat gives you the power to establish consistent temperature changeovers for energy savings and carefree comfort. By programming temperatures to serve your lifestyle, you can maximize the function of that simple device. Programming Tips With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to remember to turn the temperature up or down when you leave for the day, arrive home, go to bed and wake up. Instead, program temperature changeover times to take place about 10 minutes before each event change. For…

5 Furnace Warning Signs to Pay Attention To

It’s not time to pack away the sweaters just yet. Chilly weather will continue for a couple of months in San Diego, especially at night when average temperatures hover in the 50s. It is essential that your furnace is in good working order during this time. Knowing when your furnace needs repair can prevent total system failure.…