Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Professional Maintenance?

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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You’re probably used to seeing tank water heaters–in fact, you may even have one in your home. You know that they’re large, often pretty noticeable, and can even be a bit noisy at times. In other words, it’s really hard to ignore a tank-style water heater, right?

So, you know that it needs maintenance. Any large appliance or home comfort equipment does. Scaling, after all, is a huge enemy to these water heater systems. Scaling is caused by mineral buildup from hard water.

What you might not know is that scaling doesn’t just impact tank water heaters, it also affects tankless water heaters. And so, tankless water heaters need professional maintenance, too. Read on to learn more.

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More Ways to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency and Save Money!

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we talked about a very important air conditioning service that could help boost efficiency and ultimately save you money–professional maintenance. maintenance is essential in keeping your cooling system operating as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible!

But this isn’t the only thing that impacts efficiency. Professional maintenance is vital yes–it allows our technicians to do what we do best and work on your air conditioner to make sure it’s working well! But there are actually steps you can be taking at home, between maintenance sessions, to keep improving that efficiency and save yourself some more money. Read on to learn what these steps are!

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Improve Home Performance with This Important AC Service

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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When we refer to “home performance,” we’re talking about how your home performs overall when it comes to efficiency. Yes, your HVAC systems contribute to energy efficiency–in fact, your HVAC systems can make up half of your home’s entire energy use–and we’re going to talk about that a bit today, but home efficiency and performance rely on a couple of other factors too, like your windows and doors, and what indoor air quality solutions you have in place.

For the purpose of today’s post, we’re going to talk about air conditioning maintenance. Maintaining your HVAC systems is actually key to improving efficiency, and therefore your home performance, meaning that you’ll pay less for your energy usage from month to month. Read on as we talk a bit more about this as well as the numerous other benefits of timely air conditioner maintenance from a professional!

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Signs That You May Need Professional Window Repairs

Monday, January 24th, 2022

One of our specialties is window and door services. Homeowners often don’t realize how much their windows and doors contribute to their home’s overall comfort and efficiency. The truth is though, they provide the insulation needed to keep heat inside during the winter when you’re using your furnace or another heating system, and they keep the heat out in the summer when you’re trying to stay cool.

That is, if they’re in good shape!

When you think of “window damage” you might think of a baseball-sized hole in the glass. This isn’t quite what we’re talking about, though. We’re talking about something much more subtle, like a door or window that has settled lopsided in its frame and is letting drafts in or out, therefore not letting your home comfort systems work as efficiently as they otherwise could.

Read on to learn more!

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3 Reasons Why Professional Duct Cleaning Is Absolutely Worth It

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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Here at Sunset Air, we sure do talk a lot about home efficiency, insulation, your home’s R-value, and how to use your HVAC systems and drain less power. This is because windows and doors are our bread and butter, and we know how important well-designed and properly-installed windows and doors will help increase energy efficiency and decrease your utility bills.

There are other ways to increase efficiency, too. Not only that, but improve you with better indoor air quality too. One of these methods is to schedule a professional duct cleaning.

Perhaps you’ve heard of this service before and brushed it off. We get it, it might seem excessive. But you may be surprised to see just how much it will benefit your household to have this service done. Read on to learn about 3 reasons we highly recommend professional duct cleaning.

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Door Installation: Step 1 in Properly Insulating Your Home

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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When you think about home insulation, you probably envision the paper or fiberglass material that gets blown in or laid into your attic and crawslpace, plus behind your drywall. This insulation is very important in preventing heat transfer–keeping heat out in the summer and keeping heat in in the winter.

However, actual insulation is not the only thing that contributes to how well insulated your home is. Confused yet? Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll explain!

What you need to know though, is that the installation and quality of your home’s front door actually plays an integral part in your home’s insulation and R-Value. Your windows play a role, too! Read on to learn more.

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How and Why a Whole-House Generator Will Benefit You

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Fall and winter are the times of year where you might want to start getting your home in great shape. If you’re looking for a great whole-house generator for your home, then it’s important to rely on our professionals for your whole-home generator services in Olympia, WA.

Getting a whole-home generator is great for any home because it acts as an insurance policy. It gives you unparalleled peace of mind and it works to protect your home at all times. The only thing that you need to make sure that you do is get a great whole-home generator. We’re going to help you find the perfect one. Our experts are ready to be at your disposal. Let’s talk about the benefits of whole-home generators. 

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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up Today!

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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The official start of fall is upon us. Temperatures have already begun to cool down. And while Mother Nature might still have a couple of heatwaves up her sleeve, there’s no denying that it’s almost time for you to start using your heating system on a regular basis, but is it ready for that?

Maybe you aren’t worried about your heater’s ability to keep you warm this fall and winter. Perhaps you have no concerns about efficiency or whether your heater has repair needs that could lead to premature system breakdown. However, unless your heater is brand new, maintenance is vital.

And fall is a great time for you to arrange for a professional tune-up! We’ll thoroughly inspect your system, clean it inside and out, make adjustments as needed, and alert you to small repair needs before they grow into much bigger ones. Read on as we uncover the benefits of timely maintenance!

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Is It Time for a New Front Door?

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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Do you spend a lot of time thinking about your front door? Probably not–you may go through it every single day, but it’s one of those things that most household occupants take for granted, not really realizing how efficient, or inefficient, the front door can make a home.

Whether your door isn’t that visually appealing, or you’ve noticed an increase in your energy costs because conditioned air is escaping out of your home and making it impossible to maintain comfortable temperatures, this blog post is for you. Read on as we share some signs that it’s probably time for you to invest in a new front door.

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How Replacing Your Windows Can Boost Home Efficiency

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Have you ever thought about how efficient your home is? Chances are, if you’ve never had to deal with higher than average utility bills, you might not have.

But better energy efficiency means more affordable HVAC operating costs. And there are so many ways you can improve that efficiency, a lot of which has to do with how you use your HVAC systems and how well cared for they are through maintenance.

But a huge part of improving efficiency is actually in your windows–your windows could be creating a lot more problems than you realize. Read on to learn how replacing those windows can boost your home efficiency.

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