Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

More Ways to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency and Save Money!

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we talked about a very important air conditioning service that could help boost efficiency and ultimately save you money–professional maintenance. maintenance is essential in keeping your cooling system operating as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible!

But this isn’t the only thing that impacts efficiency. Professional maintenance is vital yes–it allows our technicians to do what we do best and work on your air conditioner to make sure it’s working well! But there are actually steps you can be taking at home, between maintenance sessions, to keep improving that efficiency and save yourself some more money. Read on to learn what these steps are!

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Improve Home Performance with This Important AC Service

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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When we refer to “home performance,” we’re talking about how your home performs overall when it comes to efficiency. Yes, your HVAC systems contribute to energy efficiency–in fact, your HVAC systems can make up half of your home’s entire energy use–and we’re going to talk about that a bit today, but home efficiency and performance rely on a couple of other factors too, like your windows and doors, and what indoor air quality solutions you have in place.

For the purpose of today’s post, we’re going to talk about air conditioning maintenance. Maintaining your HVAC systems is actually key to improving efficiency, and therefore your home performance, meaning that you’ll pay less for your energy usage from month to month. Read on as we talk a bit more about this as well as the numerous other benefits of timely air conditioner maintenance from a professional!

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3 Reasons Why Professional Duct Cleaning Is Absolutely Worth It

Monday, 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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AC Repair Vs. Replacement: Where to Draw the Line

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Summer is progressing right along. Sure, we’re all looking forward to fall temperatures, but you know as well as we do that you’re going to need your air conditioner for a bit longer. We’re pretty reliant on these systems, especially this year!

So if yours is showing any signs of trouble, you may be wondering what’s going on, and what to do about it. Repair often seems like the obvious choice, but sooner or later you’ll have to replace/upgrade your system. Read on as we explain…

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Don’t Forget This DIY AC Maintenance Task!

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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It’s not every day that we recommend a homeowner does maintenance on their own. In fact, we never recommend it—at least not when we’re talking about professional maintenance This is where our technicians come in and thoroughly clean your system inside and out while making adjustments and repair recommendations.

But there is a maintenance task you can, and should, be doing on your own. And that is changing your air filter every 1-3 months.

Your HVAC system’s air filter plays a vital role in the overall performance of your air conditioner (and your heater, for that matter). So, it’s important that you pay attention to it. Read on as we uncover what exactly an air filter does and why it matters.

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What’s Going on When Your AC System Blows out Warm Air?

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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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!

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Cooling System Failure!

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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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?

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Have You Scheduled This Important AC Service Yet?

Monday, May 18th, 2020
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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.

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Are You Sure You’re Using Your AC Efficiently?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorWhat if we told you there were completely affordable, and even free methods to prevent air conditioning repair? What if we also told you that you could help improve the overall efficiency of your cooling system by following these methods?

The fact is, all it takes is giving proper attention and care to your air conditioner. Keep reading to learn more about how to boost your cooling system’s efficiency, lower costs, and prevent repair needs, too!

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Why Your Air Filter Matters (It’s Not What You Think!)

Monday, July 29th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterThere’s a fairly common misconception out there about air filters. Many homeowners believe that its only purpose is to prevent allergens and pollutants from entering and contaminating your indoor air—and that’s the reason technicians tell you to clean or replace it once a month. This isn’t the whole truth, however.

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is in place to do more than just preventing allergens from moving back into your airstream. It actually blocks dirt, dust, and other debris from the inside of your air conditioner, protecting the system itself! When an air filter is too dirty, though, the impact on your air conditioner can be just as negative. Wondering why? Read on!

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