Signs That You May Need Professional Window Repairs

January 24th, 2022

One of our specialties is window and door services. Homeowners often don’t realize how much their windows and doors contribute to their home’s overall comfort and efficiency. The truth is though, they provide the insulation needed to keep heat inside during the winter when you’re using your furnace or another heating system, and they keep the heat out in the summer when you’re trying to stay cool.

That is, if they’re in good shape!

When you think of “window damage” you might think of a baseball-sized hole in the glass. This isn’t quite what we’re talking about, though. We’re talking about something much more subtle, like a door or window that has settled lopsided in its frame and is letting drafts in or out, therefore not letting your home comfort systems work as efficiently as they otherwise could.

Read on to learn more!

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The Power of a New Front Door

January 10th, 2022
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You’ve seen us talk about a home’s R-value in previous blog posts. This refers to how efficiently your living space can prevent the flow of heat into and out of your property. Essentially, you want as little heat transfer as possible–you want the heat to stay out in the summer and stay in in the winter! By using your home’s R-value, we can help you determine the type and size of HVAC systems that will be best for you. But we can also help you improve your home’s R-value with a couple of renovation details–namely, replacing your windows and doors.

Homeowners often don’t realize the power of their front door–how much of a factor it is in their home’s insulation. Replacing your front door can make a world of difference in your comfort, as well as the affordability of your energy as your HVAC systems will be able to work more efficiently. Read on to learn more!

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Factors to Consider for Home Remodels

December 27th, 2021
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Are you familiar with what a home’s R-value is? This is a measurement of how well your living space can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the property. It’s an important factor in determining the type and size of HVAC systems you’ll want to install, but it’s also an important factor to keep in mind when planning any sort of remodel–especially if that remodel involves door installation or window installation.

Your windows and doors are a big contributing factor to your home’s insulation, and having high-efficiency windows installed will only ever benefit your home, improving its R-value and making your home more efficient. If you’re curious about your home’s efficiency opportunities, please give our team a call for a free evaluation and consultation. In the meantime, read on as we uncover what other factors you should consider when remodeling your home, including windows or doors.

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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?

December 13th, 2021
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Temperatures around here certainly don’t get as chilly as they do for our neighbors in the midwest or on the Northeast coast. But you’ll find in the coming weeks that it’s time to put away your shorts in favor for warmer clothing.

This change happens pretty quickly, so there is one really important heating service we want to alert you to, especially if you haven’t scheduled it yet this season–maintenance.

Before you ask, yes, heating maintenance is totally worth it! In fact, it’s essential for your comfort and the comfort of your family throughout the rest of fall and as winter begins. Skipping maintenance can be really bad news for your heater. Read on to learn more!

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3 Reasons Why Professional Duct Cleaning Is Absolutely Worth It

November 15th, 2021
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Here at Sunset Air, we sure do talk a lot about home efficiency, insulation, your home’s R-value, and how to use your HVAC systems and drain less power. This is because windows and doors are our bread and butter, and we know how important well-designed and properly-installed windows and doors will help increase energy efficiency and decrease your utility bills.

There are other ways to increase efficiency, too. Not only that, but improve you with better indoor air quality too. One of these methods is to schedule a professional duct cleaning.

Perhaps you’ve heard of this service before and brushed it off. We get it, it might seem excessive. But you may be surprised to see just how much it will benefit your household to have this service done. Read on to learn about 3 reasons we highly recommend professional duct cleaning.

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Do Your Windows Contribute to Your Home’s Insulation?

November 1st, 2021
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Customers who know that we install windows and doors often ask us the benefits of “high efficiency” windows. The short answer is, they add to your home’s insulation!

There’s literal insulation–the fiberglass or paper material that gets installed in your crawlspace, attic, and/or behind your drywall–then there are other forms of insulation like weatherstripping on your windows and doors, door sweeps, curtains on your windows, blinds, and more.

The point of insulation is to prevent heat transfer. This means that in the summer, the heat stays outside, and in the winter it stays indoors–ideally! This all helps to increase your home’s R-value–that is, how well it can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the property.

So, yes, your windows are one factor of your home that contributes to your home’s insulation, and installing high-efficiency windows will do your home a world of good! Read on to learn how.

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Door Installation: Step 1 in Properly Insulating Your Home

October 18th, 2021
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When you think about home insulation, you probably envision the paper or fiberglass material that gets blown in or laid into your attic and crawslpace, plus behind your drywall. This insulation is very important in preventing heat transfer–keeping heat out in the summer and keeping heat in in the winter.

However, actual insulation is not the only thing that contributes to how well insulated your home is. Confused yet? Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll explain!

What you need to know though, is that the installation and quality of your home’s front door actually plays an integral part in your home’s insulation and R-Value. Your windows play a role, too! Read on to learn more.

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How and Why a Whole-House Generator Will Benefit You

October 4th, 2021

Fall and winter are the times of year where you might want to start getting your home in great shape. If you’re looking for a great whole-house generator for your home, then it’s important to rely on our professionals for your whole-home generator services in Olympia, WA.

Getting a whole-home generator is great for any home because it acts as an insurance policy. It gives you unparalleled peace of mind and it works to protect your home at all times. The only thing that you need to make sure that you do is get a great whole-home generator. We’re going to help you find the perfect one. Our experts are ready to be at your disposal. Let’s talk about the benefits of whole-home generators. 

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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up Today!

September 20th, 2021
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The official start of fall is upon us. Temperatures have already begun to cool down. And while Mother Nature might still have a couple of heatwaves up her sleeve, there’s no denying that it’s almost time for you to start using your heating system on a regular basis, but is it ready for that?

Maybe you aren’t worried about your heater’s ability to keep you warm this fall and winter. Perhaps you have no concerns about efficiency or whether your heater has repair needs that could lead to premature system breakdown. However, unless your heater is brand new, maintenance is vital.

And fall is a great time for you to arrange for a professional tune-up! We’ll thoroughly inspect your system, clean it inside and out, make adjustments as needed, and alert you to small repair needs before they grow into much bigger ones. Read on as we uncover the benefits of timely maintenance!

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Home Comfort Tips for Fall

September 6th, 2021
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Fall is just around the corner, and you’re probably very much looking forward to shutting off your air conditioner for the season. After all, this summer was a tough one right? With our unseasonably warm temperatures, our AC systems got quite the workout.

Of course, just because it’s almost over doesn’t mean you get to stop thinking about your home comfort. There’s cooler fall weather to think about soon. While you may be looking forward to the drop in temperature, it’s still important to be prepared. And you can be, by following the tips we’ve shared below:

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