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A Timeline of HVAC Replacement and Maintenance

When you buy a new HVAC system, you want it to run as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. But the only way to do that is to keep it properly maintained throughout its lifetime. If you don’t take care of it, it will run down and begin using more energy. To prevent that and keep your system in top shape, here’s a basic HVAC maintenance timeline to follow over the system’s lifetime. Every month                            Check your air…

Does Your Air Filter Require Changing More Frequently During Summer?

As a responsible homeowner, you try to keep up with basic HVAC maintenance, and that means checking your HVAC filter on a regular basis, and changing it when it looks clogged or dirty. However, for folks living in areas with defined season changes (which includes Southern California), the frequency of air filter changes will depend on the seasons and what sort of system you operate. If your home uses a furnace for heating and an A/C for cooling, the air…

Don’t Forget About Your HVAC System in Your Spring Cleaning Chores

Now that winter is over, it’s the ideal time to give the house a thorough cleaning before hot summer weather settles in. When you’re making a list of chores to tackle, be sure to add the following HVAC spring cleaning tasks to boost the system’s performance and energy efficiency, and preserve your indoor air quality. Clean the Return Air Registers With every HVAC system cycle, airborne dust and debris is drawn to the return registers. As they clog up, vital…

Get Relief With These Helpful Allergy Season Tips

Spring typically means allergy season for many parts of the country, but in the San Diego area, allergies can hit you all year long. Warmer temperatures throughout the year give mold a chance to thrive, while windy conditions blow pollen from grass and trees around the region. If allergens have you sniffling, taking steps to improve the indoor air quality in your home can be a big help. Use the following allergy tips to breathe easier in your San Diego home. Look…

Important Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

While a heat pump is an inherently efficient way to heat your home, it gives you the best performance when it’s optimally maintained. This appliance works doubly hard, since it functions as both a heating system and air conditioner. At a minimum, it needs to be professionally serviced annually, requires periodic filter changes and outdoor condenser cleaning. What You Can Do Check and change the air filter when it’s dirty. The filter keeps the parts inside the air handler clean…

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…

HVAC Maintenance Now Means Less Trouble Later

Your HVAC system is just like any other complicated system of machinery, as it requires ongoing maintenance if you want to to function smoothly. The most convenient way for most homeowners to maintain their system is by using a yearly maintenance service that local HVAC professionals offer. The Benefits of Regular Maintenance Whether you have the experience to do it yourself or you hire a professional, there are many benefits of yearly HVAC maintenance: Reduced utility bills. Most pieces of…

Your Energy-Efficient Home and Its Interdependent Systems

If you think of your home as a body, you might better understand the interdependence of its systems. When you injure your ankle and have to use crutches, the rest of your body has to make up for and accommodate what the ankle does naturally. The same holds true for your home. If one system falters, it affects them all. For an energy-efficient home, you need to make sure all of the systems are working properly. Below is a list…