Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lakewood’

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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Air Conditioning Problems to Know About

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

air-conditionerWe may be getting close to the end of summer, but you’re probably still relying on your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep your home comfortable. As long as you’re using your air conditioner for multiple hours a day, you still need to keep an eye on the system for any developing issues. Have a look at some common air conditioning problems you may have to deal with over the next few weeks, and their warning signs.

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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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