Factors to Consider for Home Remodels

December 27th, 2021
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Are you familiar with what a home’s R-value is? This is a measurement of how well your living space can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the property. It’s an important factor in determining the type and size of HVAC systems you’ll want to install, but it’s also an important factor to keep in mind when planning any sort of remodel–especially if that remodel involves door installation or window installation.

Your windows and doors are a big contributing factor to your home’s insulation, and having high-efficiency windows installed will only ever benefit your home, improving its R-value and making your home more efficient. If you’re curious about your home’s efficiency opportunities, please give our team a call for a free evaluation and consultation. In the meantime, read on as we uncover what other factors you should consider when remodeling your home, including windows or doors.

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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?

December 13th, 2021
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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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3 Reasons Why Professional Duct Cleaning Is Absolutely Worth It

November 15th, 2021
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Here at Sunset Air, we sure do talk a lot about home efficiency, insulation, your home’s R-value, and how to use your HVAC systems and drain less power. This is because windows and doors are our bread and butter, and we know how important well-designed and properly-installed windows and doors will help increase energy efficiency and decrease your utility bills.

There are other ways to increase efficiency, too. Not only that, but improve you with better indoor air quality too. One of these methods is to schedule a professional duct cleaning.

Perhaps you’ve heard of this service before and brushed it off. We get it, it might seem excessive. But you may be surprised to see just how much it will benefit your household to have this service done. Read on to learn about 3 reasons we highly recommend professional duct cleaning.

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Do Your Windows Contribute to Your Home’s Insulation?

November 1st, 2021
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Customers who know that we install windows and doors often ask us the benefits of “high efficiency” windows. The short answer is, they add to your home’s insulation!

There’s literal insulation–the fiberglass or paper material that gets installed in your crawlspace, attic, and/or behind your drywall–then there are other forms of insulation like weatherstripping on your windows and doors, door sweeps, curtains on your windows, blinds, and more.

The point of insulation is to prevent heat transfer. This means that in the summer, the heat stays outside, and in the winter it stays indoors–ideally! This all helps to increase your home’s R-value–that is, how well it can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the property.

So, yes, your windows are one factor of your home that contributes to your home’s insulation, and installing high-efficiency windows will do your home a world of good! Read on to learn how.

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Door Installation: Step 1 in Properly Insulating Your Home

October 18th, 2021
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When you think about home insulation, you probably envision the paper or fiberglass material that gets blown in or laid into your attic and crawslpace, plus behind your drywall. This insulation is very important in preventing heat transfer–keeping heat out in the summer and keeping heat in in the winter.

However, actual insulation is not the only thing that contributes to how well insulated your home is. Confused yet? Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll explain!

What you need to know though, is that the installation and quality of your home’s front door actually plays an integral part in your home’s insulation and R-Value. Your windows play a role, too! Read on to learn more.

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How and Why a Whole-House Generator Will Benefit You

October 4th, 2021

Fall and winter are the times of year where you might want to start getting your home in great shape. If you’re looking for a great whole-house generator for your home, then it’s important to rely on our professionals for your whole-home generator services in Olympia, WA.

Getting a whole-home generator is great for any home because it acts as an insurance policy. It gives you unparalleled peace of mind and it works to protect your home at all times. The only thing that you need to make sure that you do is get a great whole-home generator. We’re going to help you find the perfect one. Our experts are ready to be at your disposal. Let’s talk about the benefits of whole-home generators. 

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

September 20th, 2021
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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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Home Comfort Tips for Fall

September 6th, 2021
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Fall is just around the corner, and you’re probably very much looking forward to shutting off your air conditioner for the season. After all, this summer was a tough one right? With our unseasonably warm temperatures, our AC systems got quite the workout.

Of course, just because it’s almost over doesn’t mean you get to stop thinking about your home comfort. There’s cooler fall weather to think about soon. While you may be looking forward to the drop in temperature, it’s still important to be prepared. And you can be, by following the tips we’ve shared below:

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AC Repair Vs. Replacement: Where to Draw the Line

August 23rd, 2021

Summer is progressing right along. Sure, we’re all looking forward to fall temperatures, but you know as well as we do that you’re going to need your air conditioner for a bit longer. We’re pretty reliant on these systems, especially this year!

So if yours is showing any signs of trouble, you may be wondering what’s going on, and what to do about it. Repair often seems like the obvious choice, but sooner or later you’ll have to replace/upgrade your system. Read on as we explain…

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How Can You Ensure a Successful Window Installation?

August 9th, 2021
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Why do you want to replace your current windows? Perhaps it’s because they aren’t efficient–they’re letting warm (or cold, depending on the season) drafts in which means your HVAC system has to run longer to do its job of reaching your desired temperature. Or maybe it’s because your windows simply look old and you’d like to freshen up the aesthetics.

It could be both of these factors combined–you have old, inefficient, and degrading windows and giving them an upgrade would increase the curb appeal and resale value of your home.

Whatever your reason, it’s understandable! And our team is here to help make sure your window installation goes off without a hitch. But what is it, exactly, that goes into a successful window installation? Read on to find out!

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