Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

7 Tips to Get Your Air Conditioning Ready for an Olympia Summer

Monday, April 15th, 2024

As summer approaches in Olympia, WA, preparing your home’s air conditioning system becomes crucial for maintaining a comfortable and productive environment, especially if you work from home. The scorching heat of the hot months demands a well-functioning AC system. Here are seven tips for preparing your air conditioning so that your home can handle the summer.

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Why a Heat Pump Is Right For You

Monday, April 1st, 2024

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, then it might be time to consider a heat pump. Heat pumps are rising in popularity due to their simple design and ability to heat or cool homes better than traditional HVAC systems, making them an ideal choice for homeowners.

Keep reading to learn what a heat pump is, how it differs from traditional HVAC systems, and why it might be the right system for your home.  

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How Duct Repairs Can Boost HVAC Efficiency

Monday, February 5th, 2024

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. These are the 3 major components needed to keep your home comfortable year-round. Guess which one of these is often neglected when it comes to home comfort? You’re correct in thinking that it’s ventilation.

The “V” in HVAC refers to how your HVAC system delivers the conditioned air to the rooms of your home. Your ductwork may have been top-notch when it was first installed, but it can wear down over time, leading to system inefficiencies, reduced air quality, and higher utility costs. Let’s go over how duct repair can boost your HVAC system’s efficiency and performance.

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Gas Furnace Vs Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Homeowners in Olympia, WA have an important decision to make when it’s time to replace their heating systems: do you go with a gas furnace or an electric heat pump? You may be on the fence about making the switch despite the many incentives to purchase a heat pump.

You’ve always relied on a furnace for heat and need to know how furnaces stack up against heat pumps. Let’s go over the pros and cons of both systems so you can be an informed consumer when it’s time to make the decision. 

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Help! My Heat Pump Isn’t Blowing Hot Air

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Do you have a heat pump in your Olympia, WA home? If so, you’re likely very happy with its performance. A heat pump’s ability to work as both a heater and an air conditioner is quite impressive. That is, until the day when it stops functioning as the one thing you need it to be! 

When it’s cold outside and your heat pump isn’t blowing hot air, that’s a frustrating situation. You may be wondering what could possibly be the reason. There are several possibilities. From a faulty reversing valve to a clogged air filter, let’s go over the most common reasons why a heat pump would be unable to generate heat.

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What Causes Delayed Ignition in a Gas Furnace?

Monday, November 27th, 2023

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you’ll know that we often discuss alarming sounds in a furnace that require prompt attention. One of these is a booming sound in a gas furnace. That’s because this sound is often made by a gas furnace’s delayed ignition. What you’re hearing is literally a mini explosion when something is impeding the furnace’s ability to ignite when it’s supposed to. 

There are many possible causes for delayed ignition. No matter what the cause is, one thing is for certain: delayed ignition is something that should be addressed ASAP. Delayed ignition can potentially lead to a fire in your home. It can also cause damage to your furnace when it’s subjected to these constant mini-explosions. Let’s go over 4 possible causes.

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Heat Pump Incentives and Rebates Available to Washington State Homeowners

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system and have your eye on a heat pump, you may be deterred by the upfront expense. Well, Washington State wants to help you make the conversion from a gas furnace to an electric heat pump by offering rebates in conjunction with Puget Sound Energy. 

If you’re an existing PSE customer and get a heat pump installed in your existing home (new construction is not eligible), you can receive up to $2,400 in rebates through Puget Sound Energy when you switch from a natural gas furnace to a qualifying ducted heat pump system OR switch from natural gas heating to a qualifying ductless heat pump system.

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The Link Between Furnace Maintenance and Repairs

Monday, September 18th, 2023
Service technician testing a furnace

When you own your home, it seems like there’s a never-ending list of things you need to do to maintain it. When that list seems overwhelming, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s one more item that should be on it. 

But if furnace maintenance isn’t on your Fall To-Do List, we strongly suggest adding this essential item. Routine furnace maintenance not only protects your furnace, but it’ll also pay for itself down the line. How so? Well, by decreasing your utility bills, extending the lifespan of the system, and avoiding furnace repairs that might’ve been prevented by a tune-up. Let’s explain.

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Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned Due To Wildfire Smoke?

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Washington State gets its nickname “The Evergreen State” for its abundant, evergreen forests. Unfortunately, more and more of our forests are prone to wildfires. We’ve also experienced the ill effects of wildfires from our Canadian neighbors to the north and from Oregon to the south as smoke and ash continue to infiltrate our area, field by strong winds.

As we continue to experience extended periods of poor air quality due to wildfire smoke, you may be wondering how this affects your home. The effects of wildfire smoke can remain in your home long after the wildfires are gone. Let’s go over whether your home would benefit from duct cleaning due to residual wildfire ash and smoke. 

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3 Common Heat Pump Repairs and How to Avoid Them

Monday, August 21st, 2023

If you’ve converted to a heat pump after owning a central furnace or air conditioner, you’re undoubtedly happy with its performance. More and more homeowners are switching to these two-in-one systems with little regret about their decision. 

Although it may seem like your shiny new heat pump will never experience problems, it’s still a major HVAC system that needs routine maintenance and the occasional repair every now and then. Let’s go over some common heat pump repairs and what causes them so you can avoid the need for frequent heat pump repair.

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