Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Tips for Staying Warm When Your Heater Fails

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Hopefully, you’ll never run into this problem at all! Ideally, you’ll have kept up on your annual maintenance appointments for your furnace to ensure that it works efficiently, effectively, and—perhaps most importantly—reliably. When well maintained, a furnace can last about 10-15 years. Beyond that point, it’s time to consider replacement, especially if the system is showing excessive signs of wear and tear or just not working like it used to.

But no matter the age of your furnace, if it fails on you in the middle of a fall or winter day, you’re going to be pretty miserable, right? Well, what if that doesn’t have to be the case? When you’re heater fails, the first thing you should do is call our team for repairs. Then, while you wait for our techs to arrive, you can work to keep yourself and your household warm by:

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How to Spend Less on Heating This Year

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Winter will be here before we know it, and we would like to help you prepare! Sure, it might not get as chilly here as other parts of the country, but our winters pack quite the punch. And that requires a fully functioning heater that works powerfully and effectively.

Having a great heater in place means many things—it means having a system you can rely on and a system that doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg to use. That’s right, you want that heater that works as efficiently as possible. After all, it is too cold for too long for homeowners to be overpaying for winter comfort.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take towards bettering heating efficiency that will leave you spending less to heat your home this year. Read on to learn more!

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Get Your Ducts Sealed This Winter

Monday, November 16th, 2015

You probably don’t spare a lot of thought for your ducts, and that’s not surprising. Ducts in homes are designed to be rather inconspicuous, after all. The problem is that even if they are unobtrusive, ducts still play a vital role in your climate control systems. Without them, your furnace would have no way of circulating heat throughout your home. This makes neglecting your ducts a big problem. Read on to find out why you need to get your ducts sealed this winter.

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Why Is My Furnace Making Strange Noises?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

It can be somewhat alarming when your furnace starts making unusual noises. Your mind may dream up all sorts of nightmare scenarios that might be happening to your furnace. Really, though, how much trouble your furnace is in depends on the type of sound you’re hearing. Let’s run through some of the more common strange sounds you are likely to hear coming from your furnace.

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What Is Boiler Kettling, And What Should I Do About It?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

With heating season in full swing, it is important to keep a close eye on your boiler for any developing problems. For example, have you noticed a deep rumbling coming from your boiler when it’s on? If so, you may have a problem with kettling. Boiler kettling is one of the more serious issues that can affect your system, though if dealt with quickly enough it can be prevented from dealing lasting damage. Read on for an explanation of kettling, and how to deal with it.

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The Advantages of Boiler Heating

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The arrival of heating season means different things to different people. For some, it means that it’s time to get their heaters ready for the cold months of winter. For others, it means that it’s time to install a new system entirely. If you fall into that second group, you should consider installing a boiler heating system. Let’s take a look at how boiler systems work, and the many advantages that they can offer you.

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Furnace Short Cycling: What You Need to Know

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The further we move into heating season, the more stress you’re going to be putting on your furnace. That may give rise to a number of problems, the most dangerous of which is known as “short cycling.” Let’s take a look at short cycling, what causes it, and how it can be prevented.

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Why You Need to Schedule Heating Maintenance This Fall

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Summer is over, and the days are starting to get colder. You may not have to run your heater to keep your home comfortable just yet, but that time is approaching soon. If you want your heater to be ready for winter, you are going to want to schedule maintenance for it this fall. Read on to find out more about the benefits of arranging for fall heating maintenance.

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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace This Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Winter is not far off, and now is the time to get your home ready for the cold season. For most of us, that means scheduling heating maintenance. For some of us, though, it will mean replacing our heating systems. If your furnace is nearing the end of its life, it’s better to get it replaced now rather than have it break down in the middle of the coldest months of the year. Read on for some of the signs to watch for that will warn you that your furnace needs to be replaced this fall.

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7 Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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7 Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

One of the biggest causes of poor energy efficiency in an HVAC system is leaving the heating or air conditioning on when no one is in the house. If you find that you are constantly leaving the heating or cooling on in your house, chances are you could benefit from changing to a programmable thermostat. Here is a list of 7 ways a programmable thermostat can help your HVAC system.

  • You can schedule the heating or cooling to only turn on while you are gone. This makes a huge difference in your utility bills at the end of the month.


  • Programmable thermostats do not contain toxic chemicals such as mercury. Most outdated thermostats use mercury inside the unit. It’s important to keep this in mind when disposing of it.


  • You won’t ever forget to turn off you heating or cooling system.


  • You don’t have to enter a cold home after a long day. The thermostat can be used to heat the room just before your arrival.


  • You can also adjust your thermostat to turn on just before you wake up in the morning.


  • You can set the temperatures to be different on different days of the week.


  • A programmable thermostat is a year round advantage. You can use all the same features to control heating AND cooling using only one unit.

Sunset Air wishes you a safe and warm winter. For more information on programmable thermostats, contact us by calling (360) 456-4956

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