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

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 They also might be really outdated looking and unappealing to a future homebuyer.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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Does Your Home Need New Windows?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

large-window-in-homeNot many homeowners think very much about this, but homes today are built with energy efficiency in mind. This means that construction is tight, as to not allow any conditioned air to escape. Factors like proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows closed when you run your HVAC system help with this as well.

However, the latter doesn’t do much good if you need window replacement service. Drafty windows or older windows that are losing their seal can result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means during the winter you may keep turning your thermostat up to make up for the cold air entering your home and the warm air leaving, and pay for energy that you shouldn’t even have to. But how do you know if your home actually does need window replacement?

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Remodeling Your Home? Consider Installing New Windows!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

wood-windowThere are a lot of different ways that you can improve your home through remodeling, both in terms of aesthetics and energy efficiency. If you’re looking for a way to improve your home, one area that you may not know about is new windows! The kind of windows you have installed in your home can have a number of effects on your comfort, and even the energy efficiency of your home. Have a look below at some of the ways that new windows might be a good idea for your remodeling project this year.

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The Benefits of Installing More Energy Efficient Windows

Monday, September 11th, 2017

wood-windowEveryone wants their homes to be as energy efficient as possible. More energy efficiency means cheaper operating costs, after all. How you improve your home’s energy efficiency matters, however, and not all improvements need to be big investments to be effective. For example, installing new windows can actually save you a lot of money on your annual home operating costs. Find out how below.

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How Energy Efficient Windows can Help You Save Money on Heating

Monday, December 26th, 2016

During this time of year, staying warm becomes a top priority. People get their heating systems professionally checked, repair them as necessary, and maybe even get their ducts sealed to ensure proper output. Those are all good things to do, but there are many different ways that you can improve your home heating situation. If you are trying to save some money on heating this winter, consider installing new windows. Read on to find out why.

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How Window Replacement Can Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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Our homes need to be comfortable regardless of what the weather is like outside, and most of the time, that means attending to your furnace and air conditioning system. A well-run HVAC unit is the best weapon you have in the fight against the hot and cold in Olympia, WA: keeping your household comfortable and healthy for you and your family. But that’s not the only aspect of your home that can help with this fight.

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