Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Window and Door’ Category

3 Factors to Consider When Replacing Windows in Your Home

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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There are a number of reasons that you as a homeowner might decide to replace your windows. Perhaps it’s just for aesthetic purposes—your current windows are old and degrading and just don’t look good anymore. Or maybe you have drafty windows that are letting conditioned air escape. Whatever the case, it’s important to be educated about your window choices so you can make the best decision for your household that will conserve energy and save you money.

If you’ve been putting off window replacement for any reason, we encourage you to read the following factors to decide if you should invest in this service sooner rather than later.

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Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Whether you’re embarking on a remodeling project or just considering a couple home upgrades, you have a lot of factors to consider. One of these factors may be whether or not you need to replace the windows in your home. Not many people think about this unless they’re looking to improve the look of their living space. But if you have an older home, there are a lot more benefits to new windows than just simply aesthetics.

Combined with proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping those windows and doors closed during times that you’re running your HVAC system, new windows do a lot to keep you comfortable and save energy. On the contrary, old and drafty windows that are likely losing their seal could result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means that while temperatures are still cool as they are not, you might keep turning up your thermostat to compensate—forcing your heater to run longer than it should have to in order to keep you comfortable.

This same concept applies in the summer with your air conditioner. To keep your home efficient, comfortable, and visually pleasing, consider the following signs that you need window replacement

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2 Reasons to Consider Window or Door Upgrades

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then chances are you don’t think about this on a regular basis, but… modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind.

What does this mean? Well, they are built very “tightly” so that they do not allow any air conditioning or heating out, or any outdoor elements in. Many factors help with this, such as the right insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while your HVAC systems are in operation.

However, keeping your doors and windows closed won’t do that much good if they need to be upgraded. Drafty doors and windows losing their seal could cause your home to lose a lot of energy, leading you to turn the thermostat lower or higher than it needs to be (depending on the season). Read on as we uncover a couple of reasons to consider window or door upgrades.

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How to Replace Your Windows While Keeping Safety in Mind

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Buying a home for the first time is one of the most exciting milestones many people go through. One of the other most exciting milestones there is involves remodeling that home to get the exact vision you wanted when you moved in.

There are a lot of factors to keep in mind with a remodel, however. You want to ensure everything is up to code. More importantly, you want to make sure everything is safe. This is especially true if you have pets or young kids in the household.

There are no exceptions when it comes to window replacements during your remodel. Read on as we uncover how you can replace your windows while keeping safety in mind.

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Is Your Home in Need of New Windows?

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Do you ever give much thought to what state your windows are in? Unless you have obvious damage to them, chances are that no, you don’t think about them too much. But the thing is, if your home is 20+ years old, and if your windows are aluminum or wood-framed, you could have some issues you don’t know about.

Windows play a number of roles in your home. First, there’s curb appeal. Newer windows can increase the value of your home and make it look more attractive for potential homebuyers. Then, there’s efficiency—windows help prevent heat transfer so your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Lastly, there’s safety to consider—old, shoddy windows can become a danger, particularly if you have small children or pets who can access them. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that your home is in need of new windows.

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Is It Time to Have New Windows Installed?

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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If you’re like most homeowners in the Olympia area, you want your household to operate as efficiently as possible. After all, higher efficiency equals cheaper operating costs. The good news is, there are a number of ways you can actually improve energy efficiency within your home.

From making sure you’re using your HVAC systems effectively and having them well maintained to upgrading to LED lighting, there’s a lot you can do! One more energy-efficient upgrade you can make that not too many people think about is installing new windows.

How exactly does this improve efficiency? Read on to find out!

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It May Be Time to Replace Your Front Door

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Unless you can’t lock a door that needs to be secured, you probably don’t think about your doors all that much, right? But, front doors deserve a lot more attention than they usually get. They’re important for function, of course, but they also complement the visual aesthetics of your home–and if yours isn’t filling either one of these needs anymore, it could be time to replace.

We’ve shared some more specific signs below, that it is indeed time to replace your front door. Read on to learn more!

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Can Window Replacement Keep Your Home Cooler?

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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First off, why does this question matter so much?

Well, think about it. You use your air conditioner a lot in the summer, right? And HVAC systems are almost always the costliest electrical appliance in a home. In fact, HVAC costs account for half of all energy costs in the average home.

What if you could use your air conditioner less, though? What if it stayed cool in your house long enough that your air conditioner didn’t need to cycle on until hours later than usual? This is possible, with a window upgrade!

So, window replacement can keep your home cooler, and there’s a great benefit to this. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Let Drafty Doors Empty Your Wallet

Monday, May 4th, 2020
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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!

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Have Kids? Follow These Window Safety Tips!

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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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.

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