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How to Keep Your Inland Empire Home Comfortable During the Holidays

The holidays can bring guests and friends to your home in droves, and this increased traffic in the house can have an effect on how comfortable the home feels. A crowded house can grow hot, thanks to all the body heat and heat generated as you cook dinner, but the constant movement of people in and out of the door may bring drafty winds in to balance out the warmth.

Having a thermostat and HVAC system that works quickly to return the home to the temperature you specify is extra important at this time.  Here are some home comfort tips to help you keep your home at the optimal temperature in the winter months.

Be Prepared for Cold Snaps

You may be hoping for good weather over the holidays, but just in case it doesn’t turn out that way, it’s good to be prepared. Cold snaps can happen this time of year, dropping the temperature at night in particular. Stay on top of your local weather forecast so you can be aware of the nights that are predicted to be colder and turn your heating on before the chill can spread through the home. You can also use heavier blankets if the cool weather is only staying for a short time.

Make it Easy for Guests to Stay Comfortable

Accommodating a range of guests is a challenge because some may be cold natured, while others are always hot. To keep the most people happy, its best to keep the home cool and give guests options to put on layers to warm up. After all, if a guest feels cold they can put a sweater on. But guests who are too hot can’t strip down to stay comfortable in your home. Keeping your heat usage low also helps you save energy during the holidays.

Place blankets in easy to grab spots around your living room. If you have tile or wood floors and prefer guests not to wear their outdoor shoes on your floor surface, you may want to have slippers handy for guests to wear inside the home.

Test Your Heating System

If you haven’t used your HVAC system to generate heat and warm up the house since last winter, its a good idea to try it out before guests come. When you turn the unit on, listen for any unusual sounds like popping or cracking. Take note of any smells, like burning, and how long it takes for the unit to warm the home. If you hear or smell anything unusual, or find that it takes longer than it should to get your home warm, it’s time to call an HVAC professional to examine everything before guests arrive and you use the unit repeatedly.

If your HVAC system is not working as it should, and you’re expecting friends or family for the holidays, call Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning at  (877) 411-9888 to get fast, expert repairs. Our team is ready to help you at a moment’s notice.

Duct Sealing: What You Need to Know

Hidden from view inside the walls and ceiling of your home, the ductwork system might be the last thing you consider as a cause of issues in your house. But this system is actually one of the most important when it comes to preserving the quality of your indoor air and keeping the home comfortable.

Although you may not be an HVAC expert, there are easy ways to identify these kinds of issues and resolve them through duct sealing. If you’ve ever noticed uneven heating or cooling, foul odors coming from the HVAC system or a sudden spike in your utility costs, you may want to investigate the condition of your home’s ductwork to see if it needs to be sealed.

What is Duct Sealing?

Duct sealing is a process through which the area around your ductwork is reinforced to help the conditioned air travel through the system without seeping out. Inside the walls, your HVAC unit prepares heated or cooled air to circulate through your home. This air is funneled through the duct system to reach the vents placed all around your home.

The area between each section of ductwork can wear down over time, causing the seals to let energy out and let dust in. If you find that certain parts of your home cool unevenly compared to other sections, this can be a sign that your ductworks are not sealed properly.

How Can Duct Sealing Help You?

Duct sealing helps preserve your HVAC system and stop the conditioned air from escaping. During the duct sealing process, a trained HVAC technician will inspect the seals around each portion of ductwork to see if there is any seepage, cracks, or other issues. This can reduce energy waste as the air travels to its destination in the home and lower the cost of monthly utility bills. It also helps you stay comfortable by making sure that the home gets to the temperature you set as fast as possible.  With less of the cooled or heated air wasted as it seeps along the way to its destination, the rooms in the home get to the desired temperature faster and the system works less overall to keep it at this temperature.

Another issue that duct sealing can solve is poor air quality in the home. Dust and other debris can seep into the air flowing through holes in the ductwork. These allergens are then filtered into the air that you and your family breathe. This can cause allergies to flare up, and increase the presence of symptoms like:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy or dry eyes

In homes with active families and pets, dust, dirt and pet dander can collect inside the ductwork system and recirculate. Only by placing new and secure seals on the system can you stop these elements from entering your indoor air supply and reduce the negative effects on your respiratory system.

Riverside Duct Sealing

Preserve the quality of your indoor air, reduce your utility costs, and maintain your family’s health with proper duct sealing by our expert crew. The experienced HVAC technicians at Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning are registered and trained contractors with AeroSeal – the latest in reliable and affordable duct sealing solutions. We’d love to talk more about how AeroSeal can help you achieve ultimate home comfort while reducing energy waste.

If you want to see how much of a difference duct sealing can make in your home, call us today at (877) 411-9888.

Smart HVAC: What does it mean for your home comfort?

Smart technology is changing the way that we live, and every part of the home can now be automated. From turning the lights off when you accidentally leave them on to starting your HVAC system so that your home will be comfortable when you get home, things are possible now that seemed impossible twenty years ago. Being able to control the temperature in your home right from your phone or having an HVAC system that can sense if you are home or not can help you feel like you’re living in the future and make your living environment much easier to manage.

How Does a Smart Thermostat Work?

Adding a smart thermostat to your home can help automate the use of one of the most important appliances you have – your HVAC system. And as an added bonus, a smart thermostat can help reduce the amount of power you consume on a daily basis.

All of the small bad habits that your family has like constantly adjusting the temperature or forgetting to adjust the thermostat before you leave home can be curbed with the help of a programmable thermostat. Plus, the system will help you stay aware of the times you are using the most power so that you can work on making changes to reduce your energy use throughout the year.

What Are The Advantages of a Smart HVAC System?

In addition to keeping the home at stable temperatures when you are there, a smart thermostat provides several advantages when you aren’t home, including:

  • You can place the thermostat on vacation settings while you are away to conserve energy instead of letting it run for no reason.
  • Set the thermostat to a higher temperature during the times that you are out of the house for work. This is at least 40 hours out of the week that the home doesn’t need to be cooled or heated

In some homes, a smart thermostat is put in place of an older one. Smart HVAC technology may also be included as part of a home automation package. These systems can control not only the temperature but other home comforts like:

  • Sound system
  • Home security system
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor sprinklers

End Thermostat Wars Once and For All

With a smart thermostat keeping your home at one, comfortable temperature, there is no need to constantly adjust the thermostat to heat or cool your home. This keeps the unit from overworking to compensate for constant changes to the indoor temperature and reduces your power bill as a result.

A thermostat isn’t the only smart technology that you can use to regulate your home comfort efficiently. Smart HVAC systems also help you keep your heating and cooling equipment in good condition by giving you maintenance reminders and updates about how the system is performing. If you forget to change the filter, the system will notify you before the indoor air quality starts to plummet. The system can also give you important information about how well the heating or cooling is working, the humidity level in the home and whether there is an issue developing inside the system.

If you need an expert opinion on how smart HVAC technology can be incorporated into your home, call Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (877) 411-9888. We’d be happy to help!

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.

Who Needs Air Duct Cleaning, When and Why?

Your air duct system helps keep your living space comfortable by distributing conditioned air into every room of your home. The air inside your home contains tiny particles like dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and other debris that can build up inside your air ducts over time. If this debris builds up too much, it can start to restrict air flow in your living space. Sometimes it can even re-circulate the particles throughout your home, impacting indoor air quality.

When performed by HVAC professionals, air duct cleaning services help eliminate this buildup of debris in your duct system. But duct cleaning may not be necessary for every home. Read on to find out what air duct cleaning is and if you need it in your home.

When do air ducts need to be cleaned?

Frequent air duct cleaning is not a necessity for most homes. However, there are a few serious issues that may indicate your air ducts need to be cleaned by HVAC professionals:

  1. There is visible mold growth in your ducts.

If you notice mold growth in your air ducts or on other parts of your HVAC system, it’s time to get it checked out by a professional. An HVAC technician will be able to inspect your system, determine if you have mold growth, and suggest the best next steps for cleaning your air ducts. Remember, if you don’t get rid of the conditions that caused the mold, it will come back! So if you find mold growth in your ducts, you will still need to find the source of the issue and remedy this as well.

  1. Your ducts are infested with rodents or insects.

If you find that vermin have started to camp out in your air ducts, then it’s time for a cleaning. Not only can rodents and insects in your ducts impact your indoor air quality, but they can also cause damage to your air duct system that can become costly to fix.

  1. Your HVAC system has become less efficient.

Research shows that cleaning your air ducts and other HVAC system components can help improve the efficiency of your system. Similarly, it can help you prolong the life of your HVAC equipment.

If you notice that your HVAC system has become less efficient, it may be time for duct cleaning. However, other issues may also be causing the decrease in efficiency so make sure that you consult with your HVAC technician first.

  1. Debris is re-circulating through your home.

A little dust or dirt in your air duct system is normal. However, if you start to notice that debris or particles are being released into your home through your supply registers, then it’s definitely time for an air duct cleaning. At this point, the debris has starting to impact your indoor air quality and can have consequences for your health.

  1. Your system won’t maintain ideal temperature or airflow.

If your HVAC system is struggling to keep your home comfortable or you notice a change in airflow, dirty air ducts may be to blame. When debris accumulates in the ductwork, it can restrict the airflow throughout your home, making it harder for your HVAC system to maintain home comfort.

It’s important to note that these issues could also be the result of damage to your HVAC system. You will need to get an HVAC technician to inspect your ductwork and diagnose your system needs.

Riverside CA Duct Cleaning Services

If you are experiencing any of the issues above or it has been three to five years since your last air duct cleaning, it’s time to call in the ductwork experts at Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Our experienced HVAC technicians will inspect your air ducts and HVAC system to determine if you need an air duct cleaning.

Call us today to schedule an inspection: (877) 411-9888.

How Smart is Your Home Comfort? 4 Tech Updates to Get the Grade

Technology continues to progress at a rapid rate. The trickle down of modern tech advancements creates an accessibility and affordability for homeowners. Smart home technology can now be utilized in the average American household to create an automated and optimized home comfort experience.

Home Automation

Home automation is the wireless control of electronic devices. These devices can include lights, appliances, doors, HVAC systems, security systems and more. This allows homeowners the ability to optimize their home’s performance from a smartphone, tablet or other smart device.

Home automation enables your home to operate seamlessly. Whether an appliance is no longer in use or you’re just entering your home, connected electronic devices can intuitively operate your home to simultaneously maximise energy efficiency and home comfort.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats allow for the automation of the home’s HVAC system. A wi-fi thermostat has much more capability than a simple programmable thermostat. They are able to be conveniently controlled from a smart device and have a number of unique features that greatly improve home comfort and efficiency.

 

  • Vacation settings – Take advantage of intuitive and convenient vacation settings that are built in to your smart thermostat. You can save time and money by choosing energy efficient settings for your HVAC system while you are away on vacation.
  • Auto changeover between cooling and heating – Old, manual thermostats required users to switch from cooling to heating at nights when the temps drop. There are many days where both hot and cold are required, so an auto changeover allows for homeowners to comfortably and unnoticeably experience outdoor temperature fluctuation.
  • Humidity level identification – High amounts of moisture in the air can make you feel cooler when it’s cold and hotter when it’s hot. It can also compromise the integrity of your home. Identifying humidity levels allows homeowners to deploy humidifiers and dehumidifiers when necessary to create optimum levels of comfort.
  • Dirty filter detection – It can be easy to forget to change a filter. This simple task can unfortunately lead to big consequences as it can compromise your HVAC system’s performance. Smart thermostats can let you know when your filter needs cleaned or replaced to maximize your system’s efficiency.
  • System maintenance reminders – If you have a smart thermostat, your HVAC system will run like a dream. That can make it easy to forget that it still needs to be regularly cleaned and maintained. Your smart thermostat can be scheduled to alert you when it’s time for its annual, or bi-annual maintenance visit.
  • Integration with home automation devices – If you’ve got your hands full or don’t want to forget to schedule something on your smart thermostat, tell your Alexa or Google Home to change your thermostat’s settings or schedule a vacation.
  • Real-time energy use tracking – How energy efficient is your home? Before, you would just have to wait for your monthly energy bill. Now, you can eliminate the surprise and make improvements to your energy consumption throughout the month to reduce your energy costs.
  • Occupancy sensing and automatic energy savings/comfort setting transitioning – Whether you’re leaving or entering your home, your smart thermostat will register this difference and automatically change to either an energy efficient or comfort setting.
  • Local weather forecasting – Another feature to make setting your HVAC system at its optimal temp is a built in local weather forecast. Take a look at the next week and plan your heating and cooling around it.

 

  • Remote access and control from smart devices – Take complete control of your home’s HVAC from the office or on the road. Smart technology is always with you so that you can always make the necessary changes to your HVAC system to ensure the best efficiency and comfort.

IAQ Products

Beyond temperature control, advancements in tech allow HVAC systems to provide further home comfort through improved indoor air quality. IAQ products can help clear the air, eliminating dust, allergens, bacteria and mold from the air that can harm you and your family’s health. Utilize these IAQ products to give your home comfort a boost:

 

  • Air purifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • UV germicidal lights

 

Smart Security

Another important factor of home comfort, is the safety and security of your home. A smart security system can provide peace of mind in terms of preventing break-ins and theft. Utilizing smart technology, homeowners are enabled to control the safety and security of their homes anytime, anywhere.

Whether you’re sitting at the couch or in the office, you can check who’s at your door or whether or not your home is locked and secure.

Security systems are extremely convenient, allow for total awareness of your the goings on around your home and property and reduce your home insurance payment.

Smart home comfort tech can provide immense boosts to your peace of mind, productivity and energy savings. Get the most out of your home by contacting Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today!

Get Your AC Ready for Summer in Riverside, California

Summer is just around the corner, so there is no better time to get your air conditioner checked and ready to go for the months ahead. For an intricate system such as an air conditioner to run efficiently and consistently for months at a time, it’s important to ensure that each and every component is up to the task. Ideally this just requires minor maintenance, however the longer an AC unit goes unchecked, the more potential there will be for expensive malfunctions to occur. A functional and reliable air conditioner is an important investment for homeowners in Riverside. Maximize the potential of your air conditioner and get the most out of your investment with necessary seasonal care. Here’s how:

Perform an Inspection of Your Property

There are a lot of components that can impact your air conditioners efficiency and stability. As a home or business owner, you can look for obvious signs of issues to come, even without a complete understanding of the HVAC industry. Here is what YOU can do to get your air conditioner ready for summer:

  • Look for obvious signs of wear and tear.
  • Clear away debris and dirt from your outdoor unit.
  • Inspect your unit for leaks.
  • Listen for signs of strained performance.
  • Check for cracks or misalignments along entry points, vents, ducts, windows, etc.
  • Investigate your attic and exterior wall insulation.

Your system’s effectiveness relies on more than just its own components. If air is leaking out of your property, it won’t matter how great your air conditioner is, you’ll lose money on over-use. Addressing these issues before the heaviest heat has hit will majorly help your monthly energy bill.

Test Your Air Conditioner

Running your air conditioner can not only provide necessary quality assurance that your system is ready to keep you cool this summer, but it’s also a terrific way to diagnose potential issues. You’ve likely had your AC on for the spring months, but it’s important to really pay attention to what your AC could be telling you. Ask yourself these questions when listening and watching your air conditioner:

  • Is your system louder than you remember?
  • Does it make an grinding noises?
  • Is there any visible leakage from any component of your air conditioner?
  • Will your system run and shut off properly, or is it over cycling?
  • Is your air conditioner in sync with your thermostat (does it feel like what your thermostat is set to)?

Change/Clean Your Filter

You likely haven’t been thinking about your AC filter since you haven’t been running your AC as often through the cooler months. However, just because your unit hasn’t been running, doesn’t mean your filter hasn’t been sitting and collecting dust throughout the year. If you didn’t change your filter before the spring, you’ll absolutely want to do it now. Your air filter helps to protect your system from dust and debris. The dirtier your system is, the less efficient it operates, the higher your energy bills become and the shorter your system’s lifespan will become. Don’t let something as simple as cleaning or replacing your air filter affect your air conditioner; DIY this task or give one of our Riverside HVAC technicians a call.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Already have plans for summer vacation? Utilizing a smart or programmable thermostat can help you schedule your system to work less hard while you’re gone. The most high-tech thermostats can even intuit this information based on household activity (or lack thereof). If you’re on the fence about replacing your old thermostat, these months just before summer are the perfect time to consider an upgrade.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

The best way to ensure that your system is ready for summer is through bi-annual maintenance appointments. Having an HVAC technician come out and examine your system will guarantee that there is nothing holding your system back from operating at its maximum capacity. Small details won’t get overlooked and underlying issues will be serviced on the spot. Keeping your system clean and error-free will improve its overall lifespan and current performance and give you the peace of mind that your home comfort is guaranteed through the heat season.

Don’t let any detail get overlooked. Call (877) 411-9888 to schedule your routine maintenance today!

How to Build Trust with Your HVAC Technician

Do you ever think about how important it is to choose an HVAC contractor you want to keep for years? It’s hard enough to choose a competent person ONCE but to choose well year after year, or need after need, reduces your chances that you’ll strike gold every time – unless you go steady.

But, finding someone you can trust for years to come isn’t easy. You know how it is when you’re trying to find loyalty and long-term happiness with someone – there are a lot of crooks, a lot of well-meaning but less-capable types, and those companies who will give you everything you want for a high, high price. How can you find a balance of capability and knowledge, reliability and consistency, affordability, and good service?

Five Steps to Finding an HVAC Technician You Can Trust

Find someone who respects your bank account.
Your budget is a big factor in the HVAC game. You have so many important ways to spend your hard-earned money and paying extra for the same system with lower-quality installation, or on shoddy repairs that need redone, just isn’t right. If your contractor doesn’t offer solid financing, push rebates and savings programs, or help you calculate your costs and savings, you need a new contractor.

Find someone who will respect your home.
If the HVAC company you partner with doesn’t background check their techs, administer drug tests, heavily vet their team, or uphold the HIGHEST standards for their behavior in your home, you’re better off switching than sticking around. Your home is your sanctuary and you should always feel safe and respected, down to the cleanliness of your home after we’ve done some work.

Find someone who understands your needs.
HVAC is NOT one-size-fits-all. The right system for your home is determined by many factors that your HVAC contractor should measure, identify, or discuss with you. The recommendations your contractor offers up for repairs or routine maintenance should also line up with your goals, your needs, and your expectations. If not, you need to find someone who cares about those things.

Find someone who knows what he or she is doing.
This seems like a no-brainer but if you’re not well-versed in the technical lingo or the best practices in the HVAC industry, how can you be sure you’re getting the right people? A dedication to lifelong learning and training, years of service, and high awards for excellence in the industry will help you verify what just-any-HVAC-company could claim about themselves.

Find someone who is proven worthy.
Reviews are everything. If you find five companies who have met all the criteria above and who are within proximity to you, kudos! Choosing the best among the best comes down to the experiences other people have had. Even the most knowledgeable and affordable companies can be stiff and uncomfortable to work with. Choose an HVAC company whose customers are delighted by their service and you’ll have a 5-star experience, too.

It can be intimidating to bring a new acquaintance into your home to perform work on your HVAC system. Developing trust with your HVAC technician IS possible and the first step is to choose a reputable company like Sheldon’s. Contact us today for same-day service.

 

Your Guide to Fall Home Comfort in San Diego

If you’re looking to achieve ultimate home comfort, but all the options seem too time consuming or out of your price range, then you’ve come to the right place. There are many ways to achieve optimal home comfort without using up all your precious time or money. Read on to discover some affordable and effective home comfort tips that you can use this fall.

Home Comfort Tips for Fall

Below, we’ve compiled a helpful list of home comfort tips that won’t require to you to use up all your time or burn a hole in your wallet. By following these simple tips, you can dramatically improve the comfort within your home this fall.  

Fall Home Comfort Tips San Diego
Financing Can Help Fund Home Comfort!

Sometimes the only solution to your home comfort problem is to purchase and install a brand new heating and cooling system. If you’re interested in purchasing a new HVAC system for your Loma Linda home, you may benefit from the convenient financing options we offer here at Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Learn more about our available financing today to see how we can help make the dream of home comfort affordable for you and your family.

The Most Common Complaints About Southern California Home Comfort, And Why They’re Bunk

As a trusted provider of quality HVAC products and services in Riverside and other parts of Southern California, Sheldon’s Heating and Air Conditioning has gotten to know just what Southern California homeowners need when it comes to home comfort. We often hear complaints from homeowners who just can’t seem to get comfortable. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of common complaints about home comfort in Southern California and explain why these issues don’t have to be concerning to Riverside homeowners.

Most Common Home Comfort Complaints (with Solutions!)

Below are some of the most common complaints about home comfort that we hear from customers and how you can go about fixing these issues.

  1. It’s impossible to control humidity levels in Southern California.

The relative humidity levels in Riverside and the surrounding areas range from 24% to 90% over the course of the year. Sometimes these levels can reach as low as 10% and as high as 100%. With the shift in humidity levels from very dry to very humid over the course of the year, some Southern California homeowners have a hard time adjusting to the varying humidity and controlling humidity levels in their homes.

However, humidity doesn’t have to be a problem. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers help homeowners gain better control over their home comfort levels throughout the year. Though these IAQ upgrades are not necessary for every homeowner, some individuals who are adversely affected by the changes in humidity may benefit from these indoor air quality products.

  1. It costs too much to stay comfortable!

Many homeowners may feel that their energy bills are too high. However, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to stay comfortable in beautiful Southern California. Use the following tips to use your HVAC system for efficiently:

  • Adjust the thermostat when you leave home. There is no need to pay for heating or cooling your home if no one is there to enjoy it.
  • Invest in a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to monitor your energy usage so that you can find ways to improve your habits and save more each month on heating and cooling costs.
  • Consider a more energy-efficient air conditioner or heater. Older HVAC systems tend to be less energy efficient than newer models. If it’s time to replace the old AC or heater, consider purchasing a more energy-efficient model to save more year-round.
  1. My indoor air quality is terrible!

Though you may not realize it, the quality of the air outdoors can impact the air that you breathe inside your home. Due to this, many homeowners in Southern California find that their indoor air quality is less than ideal. In addition to outside influences, other factors such as cleaning products, pet dander, or indoor plants and flowers can impact the air that you and your family breathe on a regular basis.

Monitoring your indoor air quality is an important part of maintaining your family’s health and safety. The good news is that there are simple ways to improve your indoor air quality so that you and your family can breathe easier. Specialized air filters and air purifiers can help catch the contaminants and particles that your standard air filter is not able to filter out. However, due to the specialized nature of these products, you want to consult with an HVAC professional before purchasing IAQ upgrades as they can impact the health and efficiency of your HVAC system.

Get Comfortable in Riverside

If you find yourself struggling to get comfortable in your Riverside home, it may be time to call in the experts! The qualified team at Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning knows just what it takes to keep your Southern California home comfortable year-round. We proudly serve families and individuals in Riverside, Mira Loma, Loma Linda, Eastvale, Corona and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for ways to improve your indoor air quality or you just want to get more information on energy-efficient HVAC systems from Carrier, we are ready to help you find the right products to maximize your home comfort. Contact us today.