Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lakewood’

4 Spring Home Improvement Projects for You to Try!

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Springtime is upon us, and with the warmer temperatures comes a time of renewal and bringing new life into our homes. For many, this is a great time for home projects, before the weather gets too warm.

From remodeling to landscaping projects, your options for spring home improvement projects are limitless. Remember, it’s always important to hire a pro for bigger jobs that may require any construction, electrical work, gas line connections, or plumbing!

That said, here are a few spring home improvement projects you may want to try this year!

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What Contributes to the Cost of New Windows?

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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There are a number of reasons you might choose to replace your home’s windows. It may be because you want to increase your home’s value, or you want to help your HVAC systems operate more efficiently, or you just want to improve the overall aesthetics of your home.

Whatever the reason, you have a lot of options ahead before you have those new windows installed. Of course, you’re probably wondering about costs… how much do new windows cost? The short answer is, “it depends.” Read on to learn what it depends on!

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Some Signs That Your Heater Needs Repair

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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It can be quite frustrating to realize that you are paying a lot of money to heat your home up, but not getting the comfort that you expect. Maybe your heater is running intermittently or perhaps your system never seems to stop running. These are just a couple of the possible warning signs that your heating system may be struggling.

It’s essential that you be aware of the signs that something is wrong with your heating system. Your furnace or heat pump system is going to be pretty important for a few more months still! Read on as we uncover some of the top warning signs that something is indeed amiss with your heating system, and then please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you notice any of these symptoms.

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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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Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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When it comes to tank water heaters, it’s probably pretty apparent to you why maintenance would be necessary. It’s a huge system, with multiple components, and it stores water on a consistent basis so there is corrosion to worry about, right? There’s also scaling to worry about—that is, the buildup of hard water minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron that turns into sediment deposits and settles on the bottom of the water heater tank.

But you have a tankless system, so you don’t need to worry about any of this, right?

Um, not quite! Much of the maintenance that we do for traditional storage tank water heaters is actually pretty similar to the maintenance we have to perform on tankless systems as well. Keep reading as we uncover why this is necessary and why you should go ahead and schedule your next tankless water heater maintenance session soon.

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Does Your Heater Need Any of These End-of-Season Repairs?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Around our area, it never gets super warm, not even at the peak of summer, in comparison to other parts of the country and even our state. However, it is almost time that we can shut off our heaters for a bit in favor of warmer temperatures.

Before you do this though, we encourage you to address any repair needs the system might have. Perhaps you think it’s silly to worry about heater repairs right now—after all you’re not going to need the system again on a regular basis until next fall.

But what happens if there’s a cold spell in the coming months, which is not uncommon? Or what happens if next fall rolls around, and your heater doesn’t work at all? These are scenarios we’d like to help you avoid. So read on for some signs that it’s time to give us a call for end-of-season heater repairs.

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2 Reasons to Consider Window or Door Upgrades

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then chances are you don’t think about this on a regular basis, but… modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind.

What does this mean? Well, they are built very “tightly” so that they do not allow any air conditioning or heating out, or any outdoor elements in. Many factors help with this, such as the right insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while your HVAC systems are in operation.

However, keeping your doors and windows closed won’t do that much good if they need to be upgraded. Drafty doors and windows losing their seal could cause your home to lose a lot of energy, leading you to turn the thermostat lower or higher than it needs to be (depending on the season). Read on as we uncover a couple of reasons to consider window or door upgrades.

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How Clean Is the Air You Breathe?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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We can’t answer this question through a blog post, but what we can do is offer some advice and tips on how to make your home’s air more healthy and breathable in general.

After all, preventing germ transmission is a hot topic these days! Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and related news, families are seeking ways to keep their homes as healthy as possible.

Of course, we cannot guarantee that the products and services we offer will significantly reduce this kind of risk and we urge you to follow CDC guidelines as well as our state mandates in this case.

Additionally, we can inform you of our products and services that will help keep your home’s air cleaner and your family healthier and more comfortable in general. By implementing the right practices in your living space, including covering your mouths when you cough or sneeze and washing hands, you and your family can improve your immunity and ideally limit your risk of germ and virus transmission. Read on to learn how!

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Here’s Why You Should Maintain Your Generator!

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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There are a number of reasons you may experience a power outage. A power pole can be struck by a vehicle, in rare cases. In more common cases, stormy weather or even excessive heat requiring extended use of your AC can do the trick.

Chances are, you might not have to deal with many power outages over the course of your homeownership. But if you have to live through even just one, you’ll appreciate the convenience and reliability of a whole-house generator system. Of course, the only way to ensure its reliability is with routine generator maintenance. Why’s that?

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Ductless Heating Problems You Should Watch for

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitNow that the daily temperature is hovering around the mid-40s, you’re probably relying on your ductless mini split system quite a lot to keep comfortable. More demand on the system will increase the wear and tear it accumulates over time. That means that you have a higher chance of malfunctions occurring during the winter than at other times of the year. While you’re relying on your ductless mini split that often, it’s important that you keep an extra-sharp eye out for signs that the system is struggling with something. The faster you can identify a problem with the system, the faster you can have it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s have a look at some of the more common ductless heating issues you should watch for this heating season.

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