Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Puyallup’

It’s That Time of Year: Heating Maintenance!

Monday, September 21st, 2020

With temperatures just barely mellowing out in the last week, it may be hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about shutting down our air conditioners for the season and turning our attention toward our heaters. Still though, when you need that heater on a daily basis, you’ll be glad you chose to take good care of it.

And just how do you take good care of a heating system? Well, by scheduling routine maintenance for the unit! Each year, or every 6 months if you have a heat pump system, you should have a full inspection and cleaning done for your heater. Read on to learn just why this is so important!

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Cooling System Failure!

Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Your household’s central air conditioner is one of the most important appliances there is when it comes to your comfort and quality of life, right? Well, it’s also one of the most specialized—while a homeowner can deal with some minor plumbing downtime, having a broken down air conditioner could be quite the inconvenience in the middle of summer! So taking care of your cooling system properly is imperative.

One way to do this is with routine maintenance. During maintenance, your air conditioning technician fully inspects, cleans, and adjusts your air conditioner to ensure it’s working as efficiently and effectively as possible. This helps you avoid the biggest repair needs. Of course, even with regular tune-ups, it’s important to be aware of the signs that your air conditioner might need repair work. It’s good to know these signs so you can act quickly rather than waiting for your cooling system to just completely fail on you. So, what are these signs?

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Three Reasons to Only Trust a Pro for Your Ductless Heating Installation

Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Several weeks ago, we proposed the question, “Is going ductless worth it?” If you’ve read this post and have been considering your options, great! If you’re ready to go ahead and have a ductless system installed—please be sure to call a professional.

Without professional installation and follow up maintenance, you could end up with a ductless system full of problems. Improper installation leads to a number of unique repair needs not found in other HVAC systems. Going ductless is, of course, still worth it for many homeowners. However, if you make the mistake of going with an amateur, you might suffer. Here’s how:

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Have You Had Your Furnace Maintained Yet?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

technician-servicing-furnaceTemperatures have begun to cool down, and while we may not be one of the coldest states in the country this time of the year, we still need fully functional heaters to make it through the fall and winter comfortably. In order to ensure this is the case, it’s important that you have your furnace maintained, in order to prevent problems and boost efficiency.

Maintenance will help you prevent problems that can crop up, and help prevent situations where you’ll be stuck without a working heater when you need it the most. Keep reading to learn more about the numerous benefits of scheduling your furnace maintenance ASAP.

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What to Do about a Cooling System That’s Not Cooling

Monday, July 15th, 2019

woman-feeling-hot-and-cooling-off-in-front-of-fanIt may not ever get as blistering hot in our area as it does other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get significant use out of our air conditioners each summer. Chances are by now that you’re using yours on a daily basis, and in doing so, you expect it to work effectively and efficiently as possible.

Of course, you can help ensure this is the case by scheduling routine maintenance once a year—twice a year if you have a heat pump. Professional maintenance allows our team to thoroughly inspect your system for any small repair needs, adjust components, and clean the system for optimal efficiency.

But no matter how well you take care of your system, there’s always a chance that something can go amiss. This is particularly true if you have an aging air conditioner! One of the most common calls we get regarding AC repair emergencies is about an air conditioner that won’t cool—a very obviously frustrating problem!

What’s going on when this occurs? We have 3 possible answers for you:

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Why You Should Care about Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

indoor-shot-of-pretty-living-space-with-two-dogs-laying-on-floorThere are several reasons you should care about improving your indoor air quality. For instance, the level of contaminants and potentially unhealthy particles circulating through your home’s air can be greater than what’s outside, due to tight, energy-efficient construction. But this is just one example. In this post, we’re going to talk about something you’re probably quite familiar with—excess humidity.

Humidity, in essence, is moisture—moisture in the air that makes us uncomfortable when there is too much of it. The only way to rid the air of humidity is to lower the temperature. So, we all turn on our air conditioners and set them to the lowest possible temperature, when in reality all this does is make your air conditioner work too hard, rather than helping to relieve humidity in a measurable way. Ultimately, this will put undue strain on your air conditioner and cause it to accumulate damage.

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Don’t Neglect Refrigerant Leaks!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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It would be easy to say that modern homeowners live luxuriously. At least, when we’re speaking about our expectations of home comfort. The potential issue with this, however, is a luxury is often taken for granted.

Take the comfort offered to you by an air conditioner, for example. If one day your air conditioner just up and quit on you, you’d likely be surprised … and annoyed. The fact is, air conditioners aren’t just a luxury. They’re a necessity when temperatures reach their highest. And when you have any problem with yours, it should absolutely be a concern.

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AC Maintenance: It’s That Time of Year!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

technician-servicing-outdoor-ac-unitThe shift in the weather is here as we progress through spring and slowly but surely approach the heat of summer. This makes now the best time to arrange for your air conditioning system’s annual maintenance visit. There are a few basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your AC, such as regularly changing the air filter. But full maintenance that makes a difference in the overall performance of your system should be left to the pros.

Only a trained and experienced technician can handle the numerous tasks, like inspecting motors and electrical connections, as well as cleaning coils and moving parts, that go into professional maintenance and tune-ups. You can rely on our team to provide your AC system with top quality maintenance each year.

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Don’t Neglect These End-of-Season Heater Needs

Monday, March 25th, 2019

technician-looking-over-furnaceSpring is officially here! It’s time to turn off our heaters for the season and turn our attention to our air conditioners without giving it a second thought.

Well… not quite.

In these final days of cooler weather, neglecting your heater is actually the last thing you want to do. If you had maintenance done this past fall, you likely don’t have much to worry about. But even with maintenance, good old-fashioned wear and tear can wreak havoc on an aging heater, and just ignoring problems ‘til next year can leave you with a completely malfunctioning heater in the fall! So, what should you do?

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What Can Go Wrong With a Shoddy Ductless Installation?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

technicians-hands-working-on-ductworkOne of the most common alternatives to ducted forced-air heating and cooling systems in modern homes is the ductless mini split system. Rather than operating through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems basically break up the indoor unit and blower fans—air handlers—and distribute conditioned air into the individual rooms of your home, independently of one another.

If you’ve ever been in a friend’s home and seen something up on the wall that sort of resembles a window AC, but doesn’t go back through the wall, what you’re looking at is part of a ductless system. Those wall hanging units are hooked up to a single outdoor cabinet, creating a central heat pump system, but without ducts.

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