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

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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Increase Your Home’s Value with This Simple Replacement

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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In today’s cost-conscious society, homeowners are always thinking of ways to save money. Well, what about ways to make money—that is, when you go to sell your home? Many people don’t necessarily want to go through the hassle of huge remodeling projects to increase their home’s value, but the truth is you don’t have to.

There is one replacement in particular that can help increase your home’s value, for a number of reasons. And that is your windows!

If you have older windows in your living space, they might not seal up as they should when closed, and could be letting drafts in or conditioned air out. They might be single-paned and incapable of preventing heat transfer. They also might be really outdated looking and unappealing to a future homebuyer. Window replacements offer a lot of benefits, each of which can increase your home’s value. Read on as we uncover some!

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Do You Need New Windows or Doors?

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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When you think about everything that goes into making your home as comfortable and healthy as possible, not to mention energy-efficient, how often do you think about your windows and doors?

The thing is, homes today are built tightly, disallowing any conditioned air to escape. Many different factors contribute to this, like the right level and type of insulation, proper weatherstripping, and keeping your windows and doors shut while you run your HVAC systems.

But, what if those windows and doors are in bad shape? Do they not close all the way? Are they old? Drafty windows and doors losing their seal can cost your home a lot of its air-conditioned or heated air. No matter the season, you may be adjusting your thermostat way more than you need to, and therefore using your HVAC systems inefficiently.

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Drafty Windows and Other Threats to Your Home’s Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 30th, 2019
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If there were an easy way to increase your home comfort and lower your heating bill at the same time, you’d do it, right? Well, the good news is, there are many simple steps you can take to do so this winter! When you need residential heating services, we’re certainly the team to call—but we do even more than that!

We also replace windows and doors. Did you know a large part of your HVAC efficiency can actually be lost due to drafts? And old windows are one of the biggest threats to lost efficiency. What happens is that you run your heater, but that heat starts escaping through drafts, and as such your home never reaches the temperature you have set on the thermostat—you try to turn your thermostat up to fix the problem, but your home never reaches that temperature either. So, the heater keeps running inefficiently since you don’t know what else to do.

Drafty windows certainly aren’t the only threat to heating efficiency, however. Read on as we explore some other opportunities you might be missing.

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Benefits of Upgrading Your Windows

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

window-sill-of-a-houseHow often do you think about the windows of your home? If you’re like most homeowners, it’s probably not very often, unless you’re cleaning them or noticing how warm they feel on an exceptionally hot day. The fact of the matter is, your windows play a vital role in your home—allowing you access to fresh air and views while keeping heat out during the summer and cold air out during the winter. That is, if they’re efficient windows!

If your windows are old, they may not seal up properly when closed, and could be letting drafts in (or conditioned air out). They may also be single-pane and incapable of keeping heat in or out of your home, depending on the season. The truth is, a window upgrade can benefit you in a number of ways. Curious to learn more? Keep reading!

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Windows and Doors

Monday, August 26th, 2019

large-window-in-living-roomThe average homeowner doesn’t often think about this on a daily basis, but modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind. This means they’re built tightly, so they don’t allow any conditioned air to leak out. Factors such as proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while you run your HVAC system all help maintain good energy efficiency, too.

But keeping your windows and doors shut won’t do that much good if either of them need upgrading! Drafty windows or doors losing their seal could cost your home a lot of its conditioned air. So no matter the season, you might relatively be turning your thermostat way lower or way higher than it needs to be.

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