Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Duct Repairs Can Boost HVAC Efficiency

Monday, February 5th, 2024

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. These are the 3 major components needed to keep your home comfortable year-round. Guess which one of these is often neglected when it comes to home comfort? You’re correct in thinking that it’s ventilation.

The “V” in HVAC refers to how your HVAC system delivers the conditioned air to the rooms of your home. Your ductwork may have been top-notch when it was first installed, but it can wear down over time, leading to system inefficiencies, reduced air quality, and higher utility costs. Let’s go over how duct repair can boost your HVAC system’s efficiency and performance.

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3 Signs You Need Furnace Service!

Monday, January 22nd, 2024
Male hands setting up ventilation system indoors

When we talk about the need for furnace service, many homeowners mistakenly assume that the only furnace service they may ever need is a repair. However, sometimes a furnace can run into trouble because of something that would’ve possibly been prevented through another HVAC service such as duct cleaning or routine maintenance.

Although the “H” in “HVAC” stands for “heating,” the next letter stands for “Ventilation.” Ventilation refers to your home’s air ducts and ductwork. This is how the heated air is distributed throughout your home. Let’s go over 3 signs you need furnace service that might be related to the furnace itself, a lack of maintenance, or poor ductwork.

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Heat Pump and Furnace Services We Offer

Monday, January 8th, 2024

If you have either a heat pump or a furnace in your home, you undoubtedly love its performance and how effectively it heats your home–that is until it stops working properly. No matter what type of system you have in your home, we provide prompt repairs along with other services. 

In the changing world of HVAC technology, we’d like to remind our customers about the types of HVAC service we provide. These services include things that are usually on an “as needed” basis such as a repair or an installation. Some are things that are just as important and should be scheduled regularly such as routine maintenance. 

Let’s go over all the HVAC services we provide. We aim to be your one-stop shop for all your HVAC needs. Here’s what we can do for you.

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What Causes Delayed Ignition in a Gas Furnace?

Monday, November 27th, 2023

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you’ll know that we often discuss alarming sounds in a furnace that require prompt attention. One of these is a booming sound in a gas furnace. That’s because this sound is often made by a gas furnace’s delayed ignition. What you’re hearing is literally a mini explosion when something is impeding the furnace’s ability to ignite when it’s supposed to. 

There are many possible causes for delayed ignition. No matter what the cause is, one thing is for certain: delayed ignition is something that should be addressed ASAP. Delayed ignition can potentially lead to a fire in your home. It can also cause damage to your furnace when it’s subjected to these constant mini-explosions. Let’s go over 4 possible causes.

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The Link Between Furnace Maintenance and Repairs

Monday, September 18th, 2023
Service technician testing a furnace

When you own your home, it seems like there’s a never-ending list of things you need to do to maintain it. When that list seems overwhelming, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s one more item that should be on it. 

But if furnace maintenance isn’t on your Fall To-Do List, we strongly suggest adding this essential item. Routine furnace maintenance not only protects your furnace, but it’ll also pay for itself down the line. How so? Well, by decreasing your utility bills, extending the lifespan of the system, and avoiding furnace repairs that might’ve been prevented by a tune-up. Let’s explain.

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Why Ductless Heat Pumps Are Gaining Popularity

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Ductless heating and cooling systems continue to gain popularity among homeowners. Also known as ductless mini-split heat pumps, they’re becoming the systems of choice for those seeking sustainable, eco-friendly heating and cooling options. 

You’ve possibly heard of these systems and may be wondering if they’d benefit your home. If you’re interested in an HVAC system that will decrease your home’s energy costs, energy consumption, and your carbon footprint, read on to learn more about these systems. Here are some of the biggest advantages of ductless heat pump installation in Olympia, WA.

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Some Signs That Your Heater Needs Repair

Monday, February 7th, 2022

It can be quite frustrating to realize that you are paying a lot of money to heat your home up, but not getting the comfort that you expect. Maybe your heater is running intermittently or perhaps your system never seems to stop running. These are just a couple of the possible warning signs that your heating system may be struggling.

It’s essential that you be aware of the signs that something is wrong with your heating system. Your furnace or heat pump system is going to be pretty important for a few more months still! Read on as we uncover some of the top warning signs that something is indeed amiss with your heating system, and then please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you notice any of these symptoms.

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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

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

Monday, September 20th, 2021

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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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch to Cooling Mode?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

It’s that time of year again—the time where we rely on our heat pumps to do the other half of their job—provide your home with steady cooling throughout the summer. With the simple switch on the thermostat from heating mode to cooling mode, the heat pump that kept you warm for so long during our cooler months should change over to become a powerful cooling system for summer.

What’s that? You switched your thermostat to cooling mode, but the air from your vents isn’t cool? It’s still rather lukewarm or even warm? Well, you certainly have a problem on your hands, but not an insurmountable one! We are here to help.

Below, we’ll cover a few reasons that your heat pump may not be able to switch over to cooling mode. Whatever the cause of this problem is at the end of the day though, remember that you need a professional to manage it.

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