Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Door Installation’

Tips for a Successful Front Door Replacement

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Are you planning a home remodel of some kind this year? If so, you may be thinking of replacing your front door. Maybe your current one is drafty, sticks in the doorframe due to age, or maybe it’s just not as aesthetically pleasing as you’d like. Whatever the case, this probably seems like a straightforward purchase… but you’d be amazed by the options you have!

With that, we have some tips for you to follow when replacing your front door. Read on!

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The Power of a New Front Door

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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You’ve seen us talk about a home’s R-value in previous blog posts. This refers to how efficiently your living space can prevent the flow of heat into and out of your property. Essentially, you want as little heat transfer as possible–you want the heat to stay out in the summer and stay in in the winter! By using your home’s R-value, we can help you determine the type and size of HVAC systems that will be best for you. But we can also help you improve your home’s R-value with a couple of renovation details–namely, replacing your windows and doors.

Homeowners often don’t realize the power of their front door–how much of a factor it is in their home’s insulation. Replacing your front door can make a world of difference in your comfort, as well as the affordability of your energy as your HVAC systems will be able to work more efficiently. Read on to learn more!

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Door Installation: Step 1 in Properly Insulating Your Home

Monday, 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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Home Comfort Tips for Fall

Monday, 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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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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