Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

All systems have a point where repair is no longer enough. For the central air conditioning in your home, you have a few options for replacement. One is to remove the air conditioner and heater and install a heat pump. 

Since air conditioners and heaters are usually installed simultaneously in a new home, they will likely be ready for replacement around the same time. With a heat pump, you can take care of all your heating and cooling needs, throughout the year, with a single unit. 

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Why You Might Want to Choose a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we talked about some of the signs that it may be time to replace your water heater. What you might not know is about all the options you have for that replacement, such as a tankless water heater.

More and more homeowners are choosing this option because of how much energy, and space, they save… in addition to a number of other benefits.

At the end of the day, if you want to enjoy all that modern living has to offer, you have to have an effective water heater in your home. You may as well go with one that best serves your specific needs. Read on to learn if and how a tankless system may be just what you need!

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Is It Time to Invest in a New Water Heater?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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There are times in life when there is nothing better than a cool shower, be it after a really hot day, or after a hard workout, or even if you just want to jolt yourself awake after a poor night of sleep.

There are other times in life when a cold shower is a very unpleasant surprise.

If the latter occurs to you, it points to a very clear problem with your water heater, but does it mean it’s time for a system upgrade? It may or may not, depending on a few factors.

If you’re beginning to notice problems with your water heater though, the best thing you can do is contact our team to inspect the system. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that it’s time for you to at least consider replacing your current water heater.

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Why You Should Have a Whole-House Generator Installed

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Talking about home efficiency is a big focus of ours and for good reason. When your home is designed as efficiently as possible, it improves not only your comfort but lowers your utility bills as well.

If there is a widespread power outage though, none of that will matter. At least, it won’t if you don’t have the right generator in place! If you don’t already have a whole-house generator installed on your property, now is the time to consider it. Read on to learn why!

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Is It Too Late for an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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The summer season is progressing right along, and although our summers aren’t as sweltering as they are for our friends and families down south, or on the east coast, it’s still… well… really hot.

This means you need a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner to get you through the worst. The only way to ensure this is the case though, aside from being matched up with the right air conditioner installation with a trained professional, is through expert AC maintenance in Olympia, WA.

What many homeowners wonder though, is “is it too late to have an AC tune-up done now? It’s already August!”

The short answer to this is “no!” Read on as we elaborate.

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Tips for Boosting Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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If there’s anything that we can agree on when it comes to what all homeowners want, it’s to spend as little money as possible on their household needs, right? Especially when it comes to utilities. If there’s any way to reduce those bills, we’re always looking for them!

Homeowners may not realize though, that there’s a lot they could be doing to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their utility bills, without sacrificing comfort. Read on to learn more!

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Signs That Your Electrical System Needs an Upgrade

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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One of the most important systems in your home is the electrical system. Made up of dozens of wires, outlets, switches, and connections–all of which is controlled by the electrical panel–a malfunctioning electrical system can be not only inconvenient, but dangerous.

This is why it’s important to know the signs of an electrical system in need of an upgrade. More specifically, you should be aware of when your electrical panel needs an upgrade. After all, this is where all the power is routed, and given the increased electrification of homes today, it’s important that your panel can keep up with demands. Read on to learn what these signs are!

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“Is a Whole-Home Generator Really Necessary for My Home?”

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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We may not have as harsh of weather as our friends and family in the midwest or on the east coast, but that doesn’t mean we are immune to weather events altogether, or other problems that could result in widespread, long-term power outages.

Blackouts might not be on the forefront of your mind or considered a “big deal,” to you, but when you consider all the home appliances you won’t have access to for possibly days, it can become a little more worrisome. For example, what about your air conditioner? Or your refrigerator? If you have electric kitchen appliances, what about your oven and stovetop?

All the creature comforts go away in a blackout, plus it can even be unsafe to be without electricity for a prolonged period of time, without preparation. And one way to prepare is with the installation of a whole-home, automatic standby generator.

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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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