Make Home Comfort Easy with the Carrier Infinity Tech Package

Life doesn’t slow down, but you can get the most out of each day with time-saving smart technology. Whether it’s more productivity for your business or more quality time with your kids, responsive, dependable, and intuitive devices allow you the freedom to focus on what you want to do, rather than just what you must do.

The ability to rely on your HVAC system to give you feedback on humidity levels, energy efficiency and overall system performance, gives you one less thing to worry about. When you add on a smart home device, smart thermostat, and smart light switches, you’ve got complete push-of-a-button control of your home. Learn more about how our Carrier Infinity Tech package can help you get the easy home comfort your family deserves.

Carrier Infinity Tech Package: The Complete Package

When you purchase a Carrier Infinity System with Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we throw in a free Amazon Alexa, Smart Thermostat and Smart Light Switches for a complete approach to seamless home comfort. Having quick and complete control of your home’s electronics allows you to maximize your energy efficiency and your usage of important appliances like your HVAC system.

Reign over your domain like royalty with this trio of smart devices. With a voice command or the push of a button, you can order delivery, lower the A/C, and dim the lights all from the comfort of your couch for a cozy night in.

Intuitive Home Comfort

Great HVAC systems are ones that you never have to think about. The best HVAC systems are the ones that educate you. Not only can you depend upon Carrier’s Infinity Series to provide reliable home comfort for over a decade with minimal maintenance, but it also has the capability to control humidity levels, automate settings for optimal energy efficiency and track energy use.

The moment you leave your home, your HVAC system will instantly adapt its settings to conserve energy. Regardless of the weather, you and your family won’t feel any shifts in humidity.

Peace-of-Mind Dependability

An often overlooked aspect of home comfort is the tranquility that comes with reliability. Whether you’re hearing an older system grind and stress to heat or cool your home, or you’re constantly required to call a technician to keep your HVAC system running, the physical and financial stress of a faulty HVAC system can impact your home comfort.

The last thing you want after a long day of work is to not feel comfortable and tranquil in your own home. Do yourself a service by getting an HVAC system you can rely on for a decade or longer.

Anytime System Control

When you have the ability to control your home’s HVAC system, lights and other appliances from your smartphone, you don’t have the same pressure to check every room in the house or check the thermostat settings at the last minute before you leave for work or a big vacation.

Retroactively set your house to an energy efficient setting or plan ahead to have your home ready for you when you walk in the door.

Make Your Home Smarter Today

You lean on technology to make your work and personal life easier, allow the Carrier Infinity Tech Package to make your home comfort second nature. Call the Riverside HVAC professionals at Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning to discuss which Infinity products can help make your home life easier: (877) 411-9888.

Prolong the Life of Your HVAC System with HVAC Rejuvenation Services

HVAC systems are vital to maintaining a comfortable home, and therefore, are one of the more expensive appliances in a home. Since this is such an important investment, you want to be able to get the most out of it before you have to replace it. Our HVAC rejuvenation services allow homeowners to give their HVAC system a second chance by strategically addressing issues that can prolong the life of your heating and cooling equipment.

Prolong HVAC System Life with Electrical Rejuvenation

HVAC electrical issues are concerning, but certainly not reversible. While these components are critical to the system’s performance, addressing multiple electrical concerns at once can revitalize the system and add years to its lifespan. That’s exactly what our team of HVAC experts as part of our electrical rejuvenation package.

The services we provide as part of our electrical rejuvenation package can address common issues with the following HVAC components:

  • Hot surface igniter
  • Flame sensor
  • Transformer
  • Face electrical absorption system
  • Primary circuit board
  • Air distribution kit
  • Inducer fan motor
  • Pressure switch

Understand When to Maintain, Repair, Rejuvenate, or Replace

The key to prolonging the life of your HVAC system is to know how to manage it throughout the different phases of its life. A newer system doesn’t take a whole lot of maintenance, but it can’t be ignored. Older systems can experience more issues, but it’s important to know the limit where it begins to make more sense to replace an older system rather than put more money into it.

Maintain

Yearly and bi-annual maintenance are necessary for all HVAC systems. With such a complex mechanism and one that runs constantly for months at a time, many small issues can arise that require routine maintenance. Something as simple as dirt could gunk up your system and develop into a serious issue.

Regular maintenance ensures that your system is running at its best. It also prevents minor concerns and red flags from becoming system malfunctions. Regularly investing in your system with a bi-annual maintenance plan is a key factor in maximizing your HVAC system’s lifespan.

Repair

Watch for certain signs that your system could need repairs. If your AC is cutting short or running continually, there could be an issue with your thermostat or another AC component. Unusual sounds and smells can also be a sign that your system may have an issue.

Remember, repairs are quick solutions to immediate problems. They will likely return your system to its original performance before the issue, but they won’t improve your system’s performance.

Rejuvenate

If you’re looking to revamp an older air conditioner’s performance, an electrical rejuvenation is exactly what you need. Maintenance visits won’t focus on the more in-depth servicing that is included with an electrical rejuvenation package.

Rather than just relying on constant repairs, give your older system a kickstart to prolong its life, improve performance, and increase energy efficiency as a result.

Replace

Once your AC reaches 10 years old, it’s likely past its prime. Another sign that your air conditioner needs to be replaced is if it requires regular repairs to keep functioning. If any repair is more costly than a new system, it’s best to invest in the future of your home comfort, rather than an aging system.

Upgrading your system is another key factor to consider when choosing whether or not to replace your current air conditioner. If you’re looking at your energy bill and could benefit from a more modern and efficient system, work with a local Riverside HVAC dealer like Sheldon’s to choose the system that’s right for your home.

Call Sheldon’s for Your HVAC Rejuvenation Needs

Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning has been a leader in HVAC servicing and installations in the Riverside area for years. Contact us anytime to speak with one of our friendly HVAC specialists to discuss what services your system needs and whether or not our innovative HVAC rejuvenation services can help extend your system’s performance.

Call today: (877) 411-9888

Four Major Signs Your HVAC System Needs a Little TLC

Your HVAC system is just like your dog or your newborn baby. You might not speak the same language but it DOES communicate with you. When your air conditioner, heating system, or ducts need attention, there are signs you can look (or listen, or smell) for. Read on to find out what they are.

How to Tell if Your HVAC System Needs Repair

Look for these four tell-tale red flags to know when it’s time to make a change or make a call to an expert HVAC technician.

1. Unusual Noises

Is your HVAC system making noises? You might hear knocking, dripping, creaking, screeching, or a constant cycling of your system powering on and off again and again. These sounds are your system talking to you. Here are a few things you can tell about your system by the sound it makes:

  • Rattles, thumps, or knocks:
    Your motor or a system component is loose or malfunctioning. This could be minor and fixable or more serious and it’s important to call an HVAC expert to determine what’s going on.
  • Tapping or clacking:
    You might have a foreign object stuck inside the blades of your blower. This is likely not critical. Observe your outdoor unit or venture into your attic, basement, or other areas of your house to determine where the noise is loudest or clearest. Call us to come clear the issue.
  • Squeals, screeches, or high pitched whistles:
    You probably have a deteriorating belt which isn’t usually expensive BUT should be repaired before it snaps. If the belt snaps, your system will stop working. You may also need to have your system motor lubricated which CAN be done DIY with the right materials – household oils and WD40 aren’t the right choices for these components – or you can call us for help.
  • Constant turning on and off:
    If you constantly hear your system powering on and off or the airflow is inconsistent, your system is cycling irregularly which requires diagnosis and repair from an expert.

2. Unusual Smells

Just like with your car or your kids, different smells indicate different situations that could need your attention. If you’re experiencing an odor that’s musty, dusty, or “old” smelling, you probably need to replace a filter or have your ducts cleaned. If the smell is burnt, oily, or smoky it could be more serious and probably requires attention.

More importantly, if your home employs natural gas and you smell a sulfuric or egg-like smell, turn the system off and contact a professional right away – you may have a gas leak. If your filter is fresh and you’re experiencing an odor, you’ll likely need an expert to come out and take care of the issue.

3. Temperature Ghosts

Do you ever walk through your home and encounter a hot or cold spot that isn’t conditioned to the same temperature as the rest of the room or house? Sometimes this is explainable – it’s warmer by a sunny window or cooler in a dank basement.

However, if you feel like the patchy quality of your home comfort is not explainable, it’s not REALLY ghosts – it’s inconsistent heating and cooling from an HVAC system that needs your love and care. Your system is trying to tell you that it needs your support – this could require maintenance to the system itself, weather-proofing or insulation for your home, or a change in ventilation.

4. Rising Bills

So you received your electric bill this month and nearly had a heart attack. That could be because of a usual seasonal shift in usage or because your teenager had to charge 8 devices at once in constant rotation. If you’ve cleared the usual suspects, your system may be laboring for some reason.

You might be putting extra pressure on your unit by leaving windows open, coming in and out too much, or by operating with a heavily soiled filter that needed to be replaced three months ago. You may also have a duct leak that’s sapping all of the conditioned air and causing your system to work twice as hard to keep up. Whatever the issue, routine maintenance can prevent these costly surprises and a quick call to us can get you back in working order before your next billing cycle puts you in debt.

Riverside CA HVAC Repair

Is your HVAC system trying to drop you a hint? If you’re smelling, hearing, feeling or funding your system, it might be time to book her a day at the spa. Your HVAC system should work in the background of your life – quiet, odorless, efficient and affordable – and if it doesn’t, let us come in and change that.

Give us a call today: (877) 411-9888.

11 Ways to Save Energy You Probably Didn’t Know About

We’re all looking for ways to save money, aren’t we? If you’re into saving the planet too, then we’ve got a double-win for you. Here are 11 MORE ways to save money on your energy bills, support the earth, and reduce the wear & tear on your home.

Best Ways to Save Energy in Riverside, CA

You’ve already got the basics down – you turn off things you don’t use and you think about waste – but can you level up this fall? Look through our list and see which tips you can employ this month:

  1. Buy blackout curtains

    One of the more affordable, one-step actions you can take to increase your energy conservation is to hang blackout curtains for the summer. When everyone is out of the house enjoying the summer sun, that same heat and energy is making its way into your home through your lightly-covered windows and heating up your home space. Your air conditioner has to labor to combat that heat infiltration which results in a major overuse of energy. With blackout curtains or darker window treatments drawn during the air, your AC can chill out.

  1. Improve your fireplace efficiency

    Did you know your fireplace and chimney could be your energy bill’s arch nemesis? Between circulating dust and allergens that bog down your filter long before its time to switch to letting in the wrong temperature of air, your air conditioner and/or heater could be making up the difference by working full-time and invoicing you for the time every month. A well-maintained and efficient fireplace and chimney – cleaned and sealed – could make a major difference in bills. If you get your fireplace in working order, you could also help heat your home this winter by lighting a fire and cutting back on furnace usage.

  1. Move furniture away from vents

    Let’s go on a scavenger hunt together. If you have baseboard or wall vents, let’s go around your home together and find them all. Which ones are behind the couch, under the recliner, or blocked by a pile of dirty laundry right now? Blocked vents are problematic in two ways: One, you’re wasting the energy you’re already paying for to run cool or warm air into a dead end. Two, your AC or heater has to work harder to heat or cool the space because the right amount of work isn’t doing the right amount of heating or cooling, due to the block. In order to make up the difference and keep your room at the temperature you designate, your system has to level up needlessly. Clear the path.

  1. Vacuum your refrigerator

    Vacuum my WHAT?! You read that right – the coils on your refrigerator get dusty and should be vacuumed 1-2 times annually. If you do this diligently, your fridge will have the chance to perform better. All that energy your refrigerator was using to power itself and keep cooled to the designated temperature can be greatly reduced if its performing optimally. This will also make your refrigerator less likely to die on you prematurely. Win-win.

  1. Close some doors

    This one seems simple but it’s one of those tips we don’t see homeowners use enough! If you have rooms in your house that you use less regularly – powder rooms, extra bedrooms, big closets – close those doors! If your AC & heat can condition the air in a smaller space, they will have to run for less time, and with less labor, to keep you comfortable.

  2. Hit the thermostat on meal prep day

    If you plan to be running your oven and stove for an extended period of time – to cook a ton of food for a party, to entertain for the holidays, or on meal prep Sunday – turn the heat down a couple of notches and enjoy the heat you’re already generating. If it’s summer, try to use the grill or crockpot as much as possible to avoid heating up the whole house OR cook early in the morning, when you might be able to turn off the AC and crack a few windows to regulate the temperature before the day heats up.

  3. Let your hair air-dry

    If you’re someone who usually operates a straightening iron, curling iron, hair dryer, or a variety of other bathroom gadgets every single morning, cut back. Maybe twice a week, let your hair air dry. Employ similar habit changes with other gadgets you use frequently like your coffee pot, electric shaver, or blender. If you can use something less, do it!

  4. Line dry those clothes

    Similarly, if you can avoid using your tumble dryer for SOME clothes SOME of the time, do it. Your appliances sap up a ton of energy and that dryer is also going to heat up the house just like the stove would. This might take some getting used to, but if you have the capability of line-drying your clothes, it could save you over $100 over the year.

  5. Use night-lights and candles

    Once the sun goes down, we sometimes have the tendency to turn on every light in the house. If you can use nightlights or lamps instead of overhead lights, make that choice. Even better, light candles or use battery-powered sources of light. If you’re just watching TV, running to the kitchen for a glass of water, and returning to the couch, the living room AND kitchen lights can remain off with a few strategic light sources.

  6. Dishwasher Tetris

    If you’re someone who runs the dishwasher every time you have four bowls to wash, stop! If you have the extra dishes to keep using while you fill your dishwasher over a couple of days, wait to run it until it’s strategically full. If you don’t have the extra dishes to spare, consider sink washing your smaller items or buying another set or two – it will save you in the long run.

  7. Care about your HVAC filters.

    You would be surprised how many customers we visit whose responses are “what filter? Where?” when we ask them when it was last changed. Your HVAC system very likely has a filter which needs replaced monthly – sometimes less depending on the filter you’re using. If you don’t replace your HVAC filter, you will be breathing unclean air and putting extra strain on your system to operate, which can harm the system and make your energy bills skyrocket. Replace your HVAC filters as directed to avoid a whole host of issues.

What do you think? Were any of these tips new or helpful to you? How can you pledge to make better choices for your wallet and the environment this month? If you would like to discuss the energy efficiency of your HVAC system with a professional, there may be suggestions we can make to help you save money. Call Sheldon’s Service today! (877) 411-9888