Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner? Find Out!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Air-ConditionerWe know it’s hardly air conditioning weather right now, but summer is not far off. Odd as it may seem, now is the time to make sure that your home is prepared for the coming heat. Preventive maintenance is highly recommended if you want to get your air conditioner in order. However, for some people no amount of maintenance is going to be worth keeping their current air conditioner for another season. If you think your air conditioner may not survive another summer season, now is a great time to replace it. Have a look below at some of the signs that your air conditioner should be replaced before summer arrives.

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Have a Look at These Air Conditioning Options for Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditionerSooner or later, everyone needs a new air conditioner. As we move close to summer, you may find yourself in need of installing a new one for your home. Whether you’re looking for a new air conditioner entirely, or need to replace an old one that can’t get you through another hot season, there are a great many options available on the market. Have a look at some of the options for installing a new air conditioner this summer.

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Signs You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner Before Summer

Monday, March 14th, 2016

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3 Signs that Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Summer is almost here, and your air conditioner is going to start seeing a lot more use than it has in the past few months. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to give out right in the middle of a hot summer day. Proper repairs and maintenance can prevent that from happening for a time, but there will come a point where your system just won’t be able to make it through another summer. When that happens, you’re going to want to replace it before it has the chance to break down on you. With that in mind, here are 3 signs that your air conditioner needs replacing.

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The Benefits of Switching to a Ductless System

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

ductless heating system

The Benefit of Switching to a Ductless Heating and Cooling System Increased comfort:

Ductless heating and cooling systems are extremely efficient at distributing heat evenly throughout your living space. One indoor unit is enough to regulate the temperatures in a large space. Ductless systems are suitable for any open floor plan and are easy to control. With a duct system the air has more distance to travel before entering the room it will be heating or cooling. Duct systems can waste an average of 40% of your heating and cooling energy.

Monthly savings:

Ductless systems can replace the primary heat source in all electrically heated homes. Ductless systems heat homes for a fraction of the cost of a baseboard, electric furnaces, or wall and ceiling heaters.

Heating and cooling all in one unit:

This allows you to control your comfort no matter what season it is. With a ductless system, the heating and cooling is all done from one unit making it a great choice for controlling the temperature of your home all year round. No more external air conditioners and the maintenance that comes with them.

Easy, low-cost installation:

Ductless systems do not require costly and complicated ductwork. This allows you to set aside your worries of duct cleaning and expensive maintenance. A ductless installation can usually be completed within a couple of days.

Breathe cleaner, healthier air:

With a ductless system you can say goodbye to dirt, dust, germs, mildew, and odor causing gases. A ductless system will continuously be circulating fresh air into your living space, making it a prime choice for people who suffer from allergies.

Incentive opportunities:

Many local utility companies such as Puget Sound Energy offer cash incentives up to $1,500 for changing to a ductless system. This can make it a whole lot easier on your pockets when making the transition.

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Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

Friday, June 20th, 2014

No home appliance will last for an eternity, and don’t expect your air conditioning system to keep cooling your home for summers without end. Eventually, you will need to replace an ailing AC that has started to run inefficiently and ineffectively.

At Sunset Air, we know that making the decision to replace an AC requires a great deal of thought. We can help you make the final choice using our years of experience. If you do choose to have a new installation of air conditioning in Tacoma, WA, we will handle all the steps of the process so you will have a system that will endure for as many years, if not more, as your last air conditioner.

Here are some of the signs that will warn you that your current AC may need to retire soon:

Elevated utility bills (with no relief)

If you notice a spike on your electrical bills, it often indicates a repair need in the air conditioner. But if the cost to run your AC rises and remains at that higher level despite repairs and maintenance, then the system has worn down to the point where it can no longer perform the energy-efficient job it once did. Have it replaced before it costs you too much to run.

Excessive amounts of repairs

Air conditioning systems need the largest number of repairs during their last two years of operation. When you start scheduling more than one repair a year to maintain the system, you may have entered into those final two years and should get ahead of the timeline with a replacement. As a rule of thumb, if repair costs rise above $500 per year for an AC, the system needs to go.

Continually noisy operation

As with a spike in cooling bills, a single odd noise from an air conditioner usually means it needs a repair job. But when the AC turns into a constant source of mechanical noise, it has probably come to the end of its usefulness due to aging and deteriorating parts.

It has exceeded the manufacturer’s lifetime expectancy

Make sure you know the age of the system and the life expectancy the manufacturer set for it. If the system has met or exceeded that span, you should have it replaced even if it still runs without major faults. You have already received more than your money’s worth from the AC, and now you can take advantage of the superior efficiency and performance of a fresh system.

Consult with our experts in air conditioning in Tacoma, WA here at Sunset Air. Since 1976, we have helped keep homes in South Puget Sound and Southwest Washington areas cool in the summers and warm in the winters.

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