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Coupon for The BIG Home & Garden Show 2017!

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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Why You Might Want to Install a Generator This Winter

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Winter, just like summer, puts a lot of demand on the power grid. People are running their heating systems for hours a day, potentially overloading the system and causing a power outage. It’s common for the power to go out at least once or twice a year, which can cause problems if it happens in the middle of a cold winter night. Fortunately, you can deal with this by installing a generator. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you might want a generator installed.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Install Milgard Windows Right Now!

Monday, December 12th, 2016

milgard_logoWith all that tends to go on during  the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about the many ways that you can improve your home. One of the best ways to improve your home is to have new windows installed. Proper windows can make your home more energy efficient, more comfortable, and more aesthetically appealing. If you’re in need of some new windows, now is the time to take a look at Milgard. Here are just a few ways that Milgard windows can benefit you this winter.

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Benefits of getting your air ducts cleaned during the winter.

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

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Indoor Air Quality

A duct cleaning is a great way to improve your overall air quality. This is especially important through the winter season because added moisture in the air can make air ducts the perfect breeding ground for molds. Also, a good duct cleaning can help people who are sensitive to allergies. Breathing dirty air can have a lot of downsides. A clean duct system will ensure that you are breathing clean air.

Decreased Energy Cost

25 to 40 percent of energy costs are wasted on heating according to the U. S. Department of Energy. Debris and contaminants in your air ducts can cause your HVAC system to overwork and will also shorten it’s lifespan. In the winter season, you can definitely benefit from this added efficiency.

A Clean Home

A sure sign that your air ducts need cleaning is if you are seeing dust on surfaces shortly after you just dusted and cleaned your house. Your air is circulated 5 to 7 times per day through your ducts so it can easily disperse dust into your home regularly if not cleaned. Another sign the ducts need cleaning is dark lines under doors or around air ducts.

To schedule a duct cleaning, call 360-456-4956 today!

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Sunset Air Job Fair Event 8/21

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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This event is from 2PM-4PM at Thurston County Worksource

1570 Irving St SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

The job opening is for a full-time Front Desk Administrator

The postition is Mon-Fri 7AM-4PM

Benefits include:

  • Insurance (Medical and Dental)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation and Sick)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K Retirement Plan

We are looking for applicants with:

  • Strong customer service skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced work environment.
  • The ability to answer multiline phone system.
  • The ability to be a team player.
  • Strong data entry skills.
  • Outgoing and friendly demeanor.

Come by the worksource office between 2PM and 4PM to drop off your resume and/or complete an application and meet the hiring manager.

If you can’t make it to the event, send your resume through our career page at https://www.sunsetair.com/contact/careers

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Lupercalia: The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Many people may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday essentially created by card and gift companies, but the truth is that the holiday has long-standing roots going back to the Roman Empire. The name “Lupercalia” has its origins in the word “lupus”, which means wolf, and the reason for this is that according to Roman pagan religion, the she-wolf Lupa nursed the two orphaned infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

 

The Festival

The Festival of Lupercalia spanned two days each February, from February 13th to 15th. The festival was about fertility and was led by Luperci priests, known as “brothers of the wolf”. The festival was serious with intention (fertility) but was executed as quite a romp for both the priests and citizens of Rome. The process was this: two male goats and a dog were sacrificed at the beginning of the festival by the priests; two young Luperci were then anointed with the blood from the animals, and the hides of the animals were cut into straps. As food and drink flowed, the male priests would run around the city wearing nothing but thongs made from the animal skins, and they also carried a strap made from one of the sacrificed animals’ skins. The strap was used to strike the palms of Roman women waiting for the priests in the city, as it was believed that being hit with the strap could help with infertility issues and a safe, healthy labor for women who were pregnant.

 

The Transition to St. Valentine’s Day

The Christian influence of the holiday came around the 5th century. The Roman Empire was still strong, but Christianity was rapidly taking hold throughout the world. It is believed that to try and remove the paganism from the holiday, the deaths of two men, supposedly both named Valentine, were added into the mix. During the 3rd and 4th centuries, a law created by Claudius II forbade young men eligible for military service to marry, because Rome wanted a strong army. The two men named Valentine were priests, and married young couples in secret. Both were found out and executed on February 14th, although in separate years. The Church made Valentine a saint (they chose one), and Lupercalia became St. Valentine’s Day.

 

Here’s wishing you and your loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Spring Rebate: Windows and Doors

Friday, February 13th, 2015

 

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Get up to $3,000 Rebate on Milgard Windows and Doors.

Sunset Air and Milgard Windows and Doors is offering a $50.00 rebate on each Milgard window and door you buy for your single-family home, February 14th – April 15th. Maximum rebate is $3,000. Minimum order of 5 windows and/or doors to qualify.

 

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New Job Opportunity at Sunset Air

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Sunset Air, INC is the leading HVAC & Energy Services contractor in the South Puget Sound area. Sunset Air, INC is a second generation family owned business that was established in 1976 and has been growing strong for nearly 40 years. At Sunset Air, INC we operate in a culture that values our employees, our customers and our community. We provide our employees with continuous industry training & education, career development & planning and excellent pay and benefits.

Sunset Air, INC’s business is currently growing rapidly. We are looking for customer service oriented Service and Maintenance Technicians to join our team in the Residential Department.

General Job Description: The essential function of the Service Technician or Maintenance Technician is to provide quality HVAC repair and maintenance services to our customers.

Skills / Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience in Residential HVAC Service or Maintenance
  • Excellent Customer Service skills and Communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting & diagnostic skills and knowledge of gas furnaces, heat pumps and electric furnaces
  • Experience with change out / installation of parts in furnaces & heat pumps
  • Must be able to successfully pass a driving record, background check & drug test
  • Ethical business practices and a high regard for company safety policies
  • Must be able to drive a company vehicle and lift or move 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Must be able to climb and work off ladders occasionally, and squat, crawl, crouch, kneel and bend frequently.

Additional Qualifications

  •   EPA Certified
  •   06A Electrical License or training card
  •   NATE Certification (preferred – not required)
  •   Certificate of training from technical school a plus (not required)

Additional Compensation: Included with the excellent pay, we also offer excellent benefits, including company paid healthcare insurance (medical, dental & vision) for employees and their qualifying dependents. Employees also receive disability and life insurance benefits paid by the company. The company also provides employees in this position with a company vehicle, fuel card, smart phone, power tools, uniforms and full-time year around work.

If you are interested in this position please apply in one of the following ways:

E-mail your resume to hr@sunsetair.com

Complete an application at our main office: 5210 Lacey Blvd SE Lacey, WA 98503

Complete the submission form on our website: www.sunsetair.com/contact/careers

Contact our Human Resources Department for additional information or with questions at 360-923-1244 Ext: 155

 

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Why Do Furnaces Need an Exhaust Flue?

Friday, November 28th, 2014

You’ve probably noticed your furnace’s exhaust flue, that pipe that extends away from your ductwork and through the wall to the outside of the house. The concept of an exhaust flue is thousands of years old, it’s the whole reason fireplaces have chimneys. In the context of a modern furnace, however, it may seem odd for the exhaust flue to have so much importance. Most furnaces, depending on their fuel source, don’t produce smoke. So what’s the point? Let’s examine the actual byproducts of today’s furnaces, and why the exhaust flue is necessary to get rid of them.

Incomplete Combustion

Every furnace works by burning some kind of fuel to produce heat, whether it be wood, gas, or oil. Combusting fuel can create heat and energy quite easily, as evidenced by the fact that much of our transportation technology relies on it. Unfortunately, it’s not an efficient process. Combustion is often incomplete, resulting in byproducts of the burnt fuel being created. These byproducts are almost entirely pollutants.

Combustion Byproducts

There are a number of combustion byproducts common to furnaces. The three major ones are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. All of these are toxic gases, and should be avoided as much as possible. Unfortunately, carbon monoxide is completely undetectable to human senses. This makes it the most dangerous of the three, as the other two have unpleasant odors that allow them to be more easily avoided.

Carbon monoxide works by displacing the oxygen in a person’s blood stream. In high enough concentrations, this can cause suffocation. Carbon monoxide poisoning is among the most common types of fatal air poisonings on the planet. Common symptoms of exposure include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. If you suddenly start experiencing any of these symptoms, especially while the furnace is on, get out of the house and call emergency services. This is the biggest reason why furnaces need an exhaust flue. Without a safe way to vent these byproducts out of the house, they can become trapped and poison the people inside.

If you think your exhaust flue is having issues, call Sunset Air. We provide heating repair services throughout Olympia.

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Electrical Problems with Your Air Conditioning

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

While there are several different types of popular heating fuel, electricity is the only option when it comes to air conditioning. As such, your air conditioning system can develop a number of common electrical issues. Sunset Air is proud to provide our customers with quality air conditioning repair services in Puyallup, WA and we wanted to assemble a short list of some of the most common that we see. Call us today if you need any service for your AC and our experts will be able to help.

Puyallup, WA Air Conditioning Repair FAQ: Electrical Issues

Below are a few of the most common electrical repairs that we see for air conditioning systems. Call us today if you’re experiencing any of them.

  • Capacitors – A capacitor is like a booster for electric motors. Your air conditioning system uses several important motors: two fan motors and a compressor motor. Each of these has a capacitor attached to it that provides it with a boost of energy at start up and while it runs. If the capacitors stop working then your air conditioning system won’t work. If you aren’t getting any cooling or if you don’t hear your AC’s fan motor running it could be that the capacitors are bad.
  • Air conditioning won’t turn on – Obviously, if your air conditioner won’t turn on then you have a very big electrical problem. It could be one of the control panels that switches on the motors at start-up. One common problem that is often overlooked is the thermostats. If your thermostat wiring is bad or if they aren’t calibrated properly it could keep the AC from starting up.
  • Air conditioning constantly runs – This is another common problem that homeowners face. If you notice that your AC won’t shut off it likely has something to do with one of the electrical components. There are numerous control boards that interface with your thermostats to turn the system on and off. If the AC keeps running, there could be something wrong with one of the panels or with the thermostats themselves. Sometimes it happens that the thermostats are installed in a space that gets a lot of sunlight which causes them to detect a much higher temperature.

When you need air conditioning repair services, call the Puyallup air conditioning specialists at Sunset Air. We can handle any issue that you might be having and we can work on any type of system that you might have.

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