Variable-Speed Furnaces Can Improve Home Efficiency
Are you in the market for a new furnace for your home in North County? If you’ve come across variable-speed furnace systems, you probably wonder whether the multistage, multispeed operation is worth the investment. At Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air, we highly recommend variable-speed furnaces for homeowners who want greater control over their monthly utility
When HOA Affects Your HVAC Requirements
For all the good they do, homeowner associations can complicate the HVAC requirements for property owners. Homeowner associations exist to protect the property interests of all their owners. Central to their efforts are strict rules and regulations that govern the appearance and upkeep of the public and many of the private areas. Although federal law
Do UV Lights Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?
UV (ultraviolet) lights have been used for decades to disinfect food, water, and air in food-processing plants, hospitals, water treatment facilities, schools, commercial buildings, and more. UV technology is also available for residential purposes to enhance indoor air quality in homes. Read on to learn how UV lights can help you breathe easier and
The Complete Guide to Tiny Home HVAC & Plumbing
Tiny home living is sweeping the nation — and for good reason. Cost-effective, eco-conscious, and sustainable, tiny house living is a great option for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save on expensive mortgages and property costs. While tiny homes offer much in the way of economic and environmental savings, there is a
The Importance of Coil Cleaning
As summer officially turns into fall we are reminded that we will soon feel the chill of autumn in the air. And, as we begin to shop for sweatshirts and sweaters in lieu of bathing suits and flip flops, we must also prepare our homes for the coming change in temperature. Swapping out summertime décor
Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?
Summer is about to (unofficially) come to a close, and while it has been an interesting few months, one thing stayed the same this season – your water heater was in demand. From loads of pool and beach towels, to bathing suits and sweaty clothes, your washing machine has certainly been running around the clock.
Working Safely in Your Home’s Attic
Most people visit the attic only when absolutely necessary. Attics are typically cramped as well as uncomfortably hot or cold during most seasons of the year. However, once in a while, the pull-down stairs are lowered or the access hatch is opened and the homeowner ventures up into that unfamiliar zone. What you should know before
What Common HVAC-Industry Acronyms Are Often In Play?
One of the most confusing parts of owning or buying a new HVAC system is dealing with all the HVAC acronyms. Sometimes it feels like listening to a whole different language. BTU? VAV? WHAT? OK, that last one isn’t a real HVAC acronym. It’s just the thought going through most North San Diego homeowners’
Guard Against Allergies by Keeping Your HVAC Equipment Serviced
Spring has arrived, which means allergies will once again rear their ugly heads, causing millions to have trouble breathing in their own homes. How can you keep spring allergies at a minimum this year? Keep your HVAC equipment running smoothly by following these tips: Make a Maintenance Appointment If your HVAC equipment stops running
Best Situations to Use a Ductless, Mini-Split System
When you’re looking for a more efficient way to heat and cool your home, ductless mini-split systems could be a good option to consider. These systems use electricity to run rather than depending on natural gas. However, they don’t work efficiently in all homes. In order to determine if one of these systems is right for