Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

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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The Benefits of Switching to a Ductless System

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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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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7 Steps to Save Energy Through the Winter Season

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


7 Steps to Save Energy Through the Winter Season

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