June 29th, 2020
It might not get as swelteringly hot here as it does in other parts of the country, but nonetheless it is almost the hottest time of the year. So, your air conditioner is going to go through a lot of work to keep your living space cool and comfortable.
So of course, when something goes amiss, you want it fixed
right away. However, an AC seemingly blowing out lukewarm air isn’t always
alarming to homeowners at first—they chalk it up to it “just being a hot day”
and turn their thermostat down a bit to compensate. Unfortunately, all this
does is cause the air conditioner to run even longer to try, unsuccessfully, to
meet the desired temperature on the thermostat. There are some troubleshooting
steps you can take, which we’ll get to below, but you may need to ultimately
call in a pro for AC repairs. Read on to learn more!
June 15th, 2020
The electrical panel, also called the circuit breaker panel,
is responsible for keeping your home’s entire electrical system running
smoothly and safely. You probably don’t think much about your electrical panel, unless you have to constantly reset
breakers—which is one of the signs that your home needs an electrical panel
upgrade, which we’ll cover below!
If you’ve lived in your home for a few decades and have
never had an electrical inspection, then this blog post is for you. Older
service panels require care and attention to ensure they’re not operating in a
way that’s a threat to your home or your family’s safety. If you do discover
you have an urgent electrical service need, we’re the team to call! But we’d
like to help you avoid electrical problems altogether, and so we have these
signs to share with you:
June 1st, 2020
Your household’s central air conditioner is one of the most important appliances there is when it comes to your comfort and quality of life, right? Well, it’s also one of the most specialized—while a homeowner can deal with some minor plumbing downtime, having a broken down air conditioner could be quite the inconvenience in the middle of summer! So taking care of your cooling system properly is imperative.
One way to do this is with routine maintenance. During maintenance, your air conditioning technician fully inspects, cleans, and adjusts your air conditioner to ensure it’s working as efficiently and effectively as possible. This helps you avoid the biggest repair needs. Of course, even with regular tune-ups, it’s important to be aware of the signs that your air conditioner might need repair work. It’s good to know these signs so you can act quickly rather than waiting for your cooling system to just completely fail on you. So, what are these signs?
May 18th, 2020
There’s one particular AC service we recommend to our
customers each and every year that’s easy to dismiss, but we really encourage
you not to—maintenance! And unless your air conditioner has broken down to the
point that it’s beyond repair, it’s not too late to schedule it now.
Like auto maintenance, routine air conditioner maintenance is essential to the performance of your cooling system, and vital to repair prevention. As a trusted resource for HVAC services in Tacoma, we’re happy to share with you the many benefits of routine maintenance.
May 4th, 2020
Drafty doors are one of the biggest threats to your indoor
air quality. Without the right solutions in place, your indoor air quality can
actually be worse than that of outdoors, and this is especially true if your
home was built a few decades ago, or longer.
Modern homes are built very tightly, allowing for no conditioned air to escape—which is great news for your HVAC efficiency but leads to other problems of its own. We’ll get into that more below. The bottom line is, your indoor air quality threats, and solutions, have a big impact on your comfort, and your wallet. Read on to learn more!
April 20th, 2020
One of the many specialties we have here at Sunset Air is
window installations and replacements. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade
their windows to improve the aesthetics of their living space, curb appeal, and
the value of their home. This is all fantastic!
If you have kids though, there is another important factor to keep in mind—safety.
April 6th, 2020
There are actually a few ways to stop your ducts from
ruining your indoor air quality. First off, when they’re first installed you
should ensure they are done so by a highly trained and experienced team, so the
job is done correctly.
Of course, most homeowners inherit their ductwork when they
purchase their home. In that case, you can stop your ductwork from ruining
indoor air quality by having them repaired, or replaced, when necessary. Unsure
if you have an air duct problem? Call our team for an inspection!
There’s one last thing you can do that will help with this
debacle, and it’s something that not a lot of homeowners consider. That’s air
duct cleaning! Professional duct cleaning from an experienced team like ours
keeps you from breathing in contaminants that could make even the healthiest
person sick—let alone someone who already suffers from allergies and asthma.
March 23rd, 2020
In today’s cost-conscious society, homeowners are always
thinking of ways to save money. Well, what about ways to make money—that is, when you go to sell your home? Many people don’t
necessarily want to go through the hassle of huge remodeling projects to
increase their home’s value, but the truth is you don’t have to.
There is one replacement in particular that can help
increase your home’s value, for a number of reasons. And that is your windows!
If you have older windows in your living space, they might not seal up as they should when closed, and could be letting drafts in or conditioned air out. They might be single-paned and incapable of preventing heat transfer. They also might be really outdated looking and unappealing to a future homebuyer. Window replacements offer a lot of benefits, each of which can increase your home’s value. Read on as we uncover some!
March 9th, 2020
When you think about everything that goes into making your home as comfortable and healthy as possible, not to mention energy-efficient, how often do you think about your windows and doors?
The thing is, homes today are built tightly, disallowing any
conditioned air to escape. Many different factors contribute to this, like the
right level and type of insulation, proper weatherstripping, and keeping your
windows and doors shut while you run your HVAC systems.
But, what if those windows and doors are in bad shape? Do they not close all the way? Are they old? Drafty windows and doors losing their seal can cost your home a lot of its air-conditioned or heated air. No matter the season, you may be adjusting your thermostat way more than you need to, and therefore using your HVAC systems inefficiently.
February 24th, 2020
There are a number of reasons you may experience a power
outage. A power pole can be struck by a vehicle, in rare cases. In more common
cases, stormy weather or even excessive heat requiring extended use of your AC
can do the trick.
Chances are, you might not have to deal with many power
outages over the course of your homeownership. But if you have to live through
even just one, you’ll appreciate the convenience and reliability of a
whole-house generator system. Of course, the only way to ensure its reliability
is with routine generator maintenance. Why’s that?