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Is your HVAC System Blowing Cool Air?

Is it time for an HVAC tune up? Did you just turn on your heater and all you’re getting is cool air coming from the vents?

If your HVAC unit is blowing cool air, you might be in a panic. The temperatures outside have been close to freezing and it’s that time of year we are in for some cold air our way for a while.  Sounds like it’s time to check your furnace!

If you’re turning on your HVAC system for the first time this winter, give it some time. It’s possible that the cool air in the ducts may just have to escape out through the vents.  After the cool air flows out, you should (hopefully) feel some warm air.

Have you replaced your air filter? Air filters should be changed at least every 30 – 60 days. Dirty air filters reduce air flow.  When air flow is reduced, the motor works harder and eventually the motor can burn out. Dirty air filters also allow dirt to build up inside the unit which also leads to dirty components within the HVAC system. Dirty air filters also lead to dirty ducts which compromise air quality & some of the dirt ends up back in the HVAC unit. Sometimes, all you need to do is replace your air filter and Voila! Your heating system is on and blowing warm air out of those vents in no time.

Still feeling cool air coming out of the vents? This may sound silly but… make sure your thermostat is set for “heating” and not still left on A/C. Don’t forget to check the battery too! Have you remembered to check the pilot light? It could be that all you need to do is light that pilot light and your HVAC system will be ready to go and should start up right away.

After trying these options if you still have no warm air, it sounds like it might be time to give Sierra Valley Home Corp a call for a maintenance inspection.

Here at Sierra Valley Home Corp, we offer great service with a great rate. Right now you can get a furnace maintenance & Safety Check for only $59. Our regular price is $98! Our factory-trained and certified technicians guarantee quality repairs and installations.

Don’t wait any longer, give Sierra Valley Home Corp a call and you will be warming up before you know it!


The Importance of Changing your Air Filter

A dirty filter is the #1 reason for HVAC system failure. A dirty filter restricts air flow into your HVAC systems air handler. If its dirty, it makes your fan motor work extra harder and consume more energy. Easy way to reduce your energy bill is to replace your filter. It also reduces air quality in your home air quality can aggravate allergies and asthma. Especially in kids. make sure to change your filter every 30- 60 days as needed.

It is usually located right next to your furnace or air conditioning system air handler. The air handler is the large box containing the fan and fan motor. The air filter is typically located at the point where the return duct enters the air handler.

Increasingly, air handlers are being installed in attics. This sometimes limited space will require installation of the air filter in the return. The filter is accessed by removing the grate covering the return duct. It is now unusual to have several returns in a house, with an air filter installed in each return.

Many houses have more than one HVAC system. Each system will typically have at least one air filter. You should check each possible location to make sure you have located all of your air filters.




PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy)       Sign up Today!

It is a National program to help home owners upgrade their homes and save energy for every body in the process.  PACE programs allow local governments, state governments, or other inter-jurisdictional authorities, when authorized by state law, to fund the up-front cost of energy improvements on commercial and residential properties, which are paid back over time by the property owners.


PACE can pays for 100% of a projects cost and is repaid up to 25 years with an assessment added to the property’s tax bill. PACE can pay for a new Heating and Cooling system, lighting improvement, solar panels, water pumps, and insulation. You can pay it off over a period of 5-25 years depending on the amount borrowed and rate of repayment you choose. You can start with NO MONEY DOWN! AND 100% FINANCING.

A PACE assessment is a debt of property, meaning the debt is tied to the property as opposed to the property owner(s), so the repayment obligation may transfers with property ownership depending upon state legislation. This eliminates a key disincentive to investing in energy improvements, since many of property owners are hesitant to make any property improvements if they think they may not stay in their property long enough for the resulting savings to cover the upfront costs.

We work with a few of PACE Programs: HERO, Ygrene and Empower. Give us a call and we can answer all of your financing questions and help you pick the most qualified PACE provider.

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