Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

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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3 Factors to Consider When Replacing Windows in Your Home

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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There are a number of reasons that you as a homeowner might decide to replace your windows. Perhaps it’s just for aesthetic purposes—your current windows are old and degrading and just don’t look good anymore. Or maybe you have drafty windows that are letting conditioned air escape. Whatever the case, it’s important to be educated about your window choices so you can make the best decision for your household that will conserve energy and save you money.

If you’ve been putting off window replacement for any reason, we encourage you to read the following factors to decide if you should invest in this service sooner rather than later.

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4 Signs That You Need Electrical Repair

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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Homeowners today are putting more and more demand on their electrical systems. Electrical panels can only handle so much voltage, and if your panel is older than 20 years or so, there’s no denying that you have a lot more hooked up to it now than you did back then—high-efficiency appliances, computers, even entertainment systems.

All this increased demand means that your electrical system can start to suffer. But how do you know when you need electrical repair? Read on as we uncover several signs.

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Is Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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There are a number of services we offer to help our customers enjoy more energy-efficient homes, with improved indoor air quality too. A big part of this is improving ventilation systems—you know, the ”V” part of HVAC. Problems with your air ducts can have a huge negative effect on both energy efficiency and your home comfort.

This is where duct cleaning comes in. Yes, it really is necessary. It’s not one of those services you need every year, like HVAC maintenance, but it’s a service you shouldn’t skip nonetheless. What are the benefits of such a service? Read on to find out!

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Is Your Home in Need of New Windows?

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Do you ever give much thought to what state your windows are in? Unless you have obvious damage to them, chances are that no, you don’t think about them too much. But the thing is, if your home is 20+ years old, and if your windows are aluminum or wood-framed, you could have some issues you don’t know about.

Windows play a number of roles in your home. First, there’s curb appeal. Newer windows can increase the value of your home and make it look more attractive for potential homebuyers. Then, there’s efficiency—windows help prevent heat transfer so your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Lastly, there’s safety to consider—old, shoddy windows can become a danger, particularly if you have small children or pets who can access them. Read on as we uncover some of the top signs that your home is in need of new windows.

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Is It Time to Have New Windows Installed?

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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If you’re like most homeowners in the Olympia area, you want your household to operate as efficiently as possible. After all, higher efficiency equals cheaper operating costs. The good news is, there are a number of ways you can actually improve energy efficiency within your home.

From making sure you’re using your HVAC systems effectively and having them well maintained to upgrading to LED lighting, there’s a lot you can do! One more energy-efficient upgrade you can make that not too many people think about is installing new windows.

How exactly does this improve efficiency? Read on to find out!

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3 Signs That Your Furnace Needs Help

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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If you are like many homeowners in the Tacoma area, you are likely using a furnace to heat your home and keep it comfortable during the cooler months. Furnaces are the most popular type of residential heating systems out there after all. Boilers and heat pumps certainly have their upsides, but furnaces are what we typically get the most calls about.

If you are one of these furnace owners—which we’re guessing you are since you came across this blog post—then you know they can provide powerful heating and reliable operation. But you might also know that just like any other important appliance or home comfort system, it can experience problems.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look very far to get repair services. Of course, spotting repair issues can be hard for the average homeowner. We are here to help you detect problems early on, so you know when to call us! It’s best to dial our number before you get stuck with a completely broken down or horribly malfunctioning heating system. Read on for some of the most common signs of disrepair in a furnace.

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Signs It Is Time to Call a Professional Electrician

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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If you live in an older home, it means you have older components within it. This includes your electrical wiring! Something our electricians manage a lot is the rewiring of aging homes that have outdated systems. This not only helps keep your property up to code, but also protects the safety of your home and your family.

But how would you even know if you need rewiring or any type of electrical work for that matter? The age of your home isn’t always the best indicator, since a previous homeowner may have made upgrades, or in a newer home may have added electrical components incorrectly. Fortunately, we are here to share with you a number of signs that it may be time for you to call an electrician for wiring work. Read on!

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What’s Going on When Your AC System Blows out Warm Air?

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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It might not get as swelteringly hot here as it does in other parts of the country, but nonetheless it is almost the hottest time of the year. So, your air conditioner is going to go through a lot of work to keep your living space cool and comfortable.

So of course, when something goes amiss, you want it fixed right away. However, an AC seemingly blowing out lukewarm air isn’t always alarming to homeowners at first—they chalk it up to it “just being a hot day” and turn their thermostat down a bit to compensate. Unfortunately, all this does is cause the air conditioner to run even longer to try, unsuccessfully, to meet the desired temperature on the thermostat. There are some troubleshooting steps you can take, which we’ll get to below, but you may need to ultimately call in a pro for AC repairs. Read on to learn more!

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Signs That Your Home Needs an Electrical Panel Upgrade

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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The electrical panel, also called the circuit breaker panel, is responsible for keeping your home’s entire electrical system running smoothly and safely. You probably don’t think much about your electrical panel, unless you have to constantly reset breakers—which is one of the signs that your home needs an electrical panel upgrade, which we’ll cover below!

If you’ve lived in your home for a few decades and have never had an electrical inspection, then this blog post is for you. Older service panels require care and attention to ensure they’re not operating in a way that’s a threat to your home or your family’s safety. If you do discover you have an urgent electrical service need, we’re the team to call! But we’d like to help you avoid electrical problems altogether, and so we have these signs to share with you:

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