North San Diego County HVAC & Plumbing Services
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    • Uneven Cooling Fixes for Two-Story Homes

      Uneven cooling is all too common for the second floor of two-story homes to be too warm. Heat naturally rises, and when it’s combined with mechanical issues that impede the delivery of air, the ...

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    • How to Stay Cool in the Sunroom

      Sunrooms are wonderful spaces to sit and relax, read, sip a cool drink or just enjoy your container plants and flowers. Nevertheless, in our climate, things can get a bit toasty in a sunroom in the ...

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    • Things to Do Before Turning Your Air Conditioner Back On

      Have you had to use your air conditioner yet? If not, we're glad you're enjoying the spring breezes and the fresh air that your open windows are allowing. However, summer heat is pretty much ...

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    • Is Your Home Suffering from Cold Air Leaks?

      San Diego may not have the coldest winters in the country, but it can get nippy. During those times when we have to use the heat, it's important we do so efficiently. That means ensuring that we've ...

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    • Energy Saving Tips for Your North County, San Diego Home

      As the weather heats up, our San Diego and North County customers are always looking for ways to stay cool without seeing their energy bills skyrocket. So, we’ve compiled a list of tips that we, along ...

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    • Your Airtight California Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Caulk

      Sealing your home against the outdoors is both an energy-efficient way to save money on your energy bill and a way to improve comfort in your home. A basic guide to caulk will allow you to understand ...

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    • How Can Professional Duct Cleaning Benefit Your San Diego Home?

      The wind in the San Diego, La Costa, and Oceanside areas does its part to keep the air outdoors clean, but maintaining good air quality at home takes some extra effort. In some cases, professional ...

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    • Key Signs Your A/C Ducts Need a Cleaning

      Having dirty ducts can reduce air quality and airflow through your North San Diego home. But how can you accurately detect when your A/C ducts need a cleaning? Fortunately, there are some telltale ...

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    • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Your Vista HVAC Contractor!

      The staff at Sherlock Heating and Air Conditioning would like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! We hope this time is filled with much love, laughter, ...

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    • Myths About Ductless System

      Despite the continuing increase in residential installations, ductless technology myths linger. Sales of ductless mini-split heat pumps consistently account for about 10 percent of the HVAC market ...

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    • Unsealed Ducts? You're Wasting Energy and Money

      A home with forced air heating or cooling uses a system of ductwork to distribute the conditioned air. In general, the ductwork is located out of sight, in an attic, a crawl space, the garage or ...

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    • Best Practices of Ductwork Design

      If you are designing a new home or retrofitting areas in your current home, you certainly want and expect your contractors to use best practices of building science. The same is true for your ductwork ...

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    • How to Keep the Guest House Cool in Summer

      Assuring guest house comfort for overnight visitors is entirely possible during the summer months by using your current HVAC system or using smaller, room-sized equipment. Today’s cooling products are ...

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    • Ways Weather Can Affect Energy Bill

      As any homeowner can attest, your energy bill is something you are constantly thinking about. The energy that we use at any given time and the costs involved experience a series of ups and downs with ...

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    • How Trees Can Save Your HVAC Money

      The gentle shade of a few leafy trees does more than make your backyard more enjoyable. It also rewards you with HVAC savings by keeping San Diego's sultry late-summer heat out of your house. Trees ...

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    • Ways to Save Energy in the Winter

      The weather may be cold outside , but that doesn't necessarily mean that your heating bills need to skyrocket. Energy savings during the winter are relatively easy to achieve with these tips. Schedule ...

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    • Solar Power: Worth the Investment?

      Take a drive through any neighborhood in the North County and you’re likely to see plenty of rooftops generating solar power. As far back as 2010, 160 per 1,000 homes in San Diego County had solar ...

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    • You Need to Know These Common Energy Myths

      Saving energy in your North San Diego home helps you lower your energy bills while also helping the environment. In order to make sure you’re doing what you can to reduce energy usage, watch out for ...

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    • Furnace Safety: Maintenance Tips

      Modern gas furnaces have safety features that shut the furnace off when there's a problem with carbon monoxide, a deadly byproduct of the combustion process. If you aren't sure what safety features ...

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    • The History of Heat: Furnaces

      Home heating of one sort of another has been around for millions of years but it’s been less than one hundred years that furnaces, as we know them, made their appearance. Although the history of ...

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    • Is Your Furnace Efficiency Ideal?

      Is optimum furnace efficiency possible in your home? Your furnace comes from the manufacturer with an official efficiency rating called AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). This figure expresses ...

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    • Start the Year with HVAC Maintenance

      Those of us who like to start the new year by making resolutions typically want to reinforce the need to do a better job than we've done before, be it losing weight, getting more exercise, or learning ...

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    • Getting Rid of Dust Mites Throughout Your Home

      If you or a family member have a dust mite allergy, doing what you can to minimize them in your home will reduce the discomfort. While it’s not effortless, dust mite protection does improve conditions ...

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    • Long-Term Investments and the Cons of DIY HVAC Repairs

      If you like taking on do-it-yourself improvement projects around your home, you might be tempted to tackle DIY HVAC repairs too. Before you do, it's important to remember that your HVAC system and its ...

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    • Common Holiday Fire Hazards

      These holiday safety tips can prevent many of the household accidents that occur in the winter. Some are related to the holidays themselves, while others are caused by home heating. With care and ...

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    • Help Them Warm Their Home: Housewarming Gifts

      Housewarming gifts can sometimes be tricky because it's hard to know exactly what a homeowner is going to want or need. Although you should always check with a person beforehand, we've put together a ...

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    • 4 Steps to Properly Winterize Your System

      Winter is coming, and soon it will be time to turn up the heat. Is your HVAC system ready ? Here are a few steps you can take to winterize your HVAC. Change the filter. Dust and debris often builds up ...

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    • Fall Indoor Air Quality Issues

      When fall weather arrives, it's lovely to turn off the air conditioning , open the windows and enjoy the cool breezes. Unfortunately for some, the presence of pollen from ragweed and other plants ...

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    • Using Your HVAC to Combat Fall Allergens

      Some of us just don't get a break from allergies. Just as summer allergies to grass pollen abate, fall rolls around and we find ourselves sniffling, coughing, sneezing and wheezing at a new round of ...

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    • Getting Rid of Dust Mites Throughout Your Home

      If you or a family member have a dust mite allergy, doing what you can to minimize them in your home will reduce the discomfort. While it’s not effortless, dust mite protection does improve conditions ...

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    • Ways to Alter Thermostat Settings for the End of Daylight Saving 

      When daylight saving time ends on November 4 th this year, you'll be setting back the time on your clocks by one hour. You should also mark that date on your calendar to make the following alterations ...

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    • Make the Most of Your Thermostat this Season

      When the seasons change, so do your home comfort needs. As you change your furnace filter and schedule your furnace check up for the fall, don’t forget to reset your programmable thermostat. Your ...

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    • Tips for Getting the Most Energy Savings From Your Programmable Thermostat

      A programmable thermostat gives you the power to establish consistent temperature changeovers for energy savings and carefree comfort. By programming temperatures to serve your lifestyle, you can ...

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    • Common Holiday Fire Hazards

      These holiday safety tips can prevent many of the household accidents that occur in the winter. Some are related to the holidays themselves, while others are caused by home heating. With care and ...

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    • Emergency Heating Measures for Winter Power Outages

      Although it’s uncommon, there are seasonal storms and accidents that will knock out the power for hours and sometimes longer, leaving San Diegans scrambling for emergency heat. It’s easier beforehand ...

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    • Getting Rid of Dust Mites Throughout Your Home

      If you or a family member have a dust mite allergy, doing what you can to minimize them in your home will reduce the discomfort. While it’s not effortless, dust mite protection does improve conditions ...

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    • Pros and Cons: Tankless Water Heaters

      The disadvantages of a traditional water heater such as the constant heating of your water supply even when you’re asleep or at work make it worthwhile to look for an alternative. A tankless water ...

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    • Bundling Up Your Water Heater During Winter Cold Spells

      Most homeowners think about their water heaters when they develop problems. Obviously, that’s too late because you’ll not only have to spend money on repairs but also put up with cold showers. Prepare ...

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    • Water Heater Sizing: Does Your Home Need Multiple?

      When the time comes to replace a water heater or look at water heater placement in new construction or renovations, it’s worth asking the question: “Should we install more than one?” With new ...

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