Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

What’s the Best Time of Year for Solar Panel Installation?

Monday, February 19th, 2024
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Harnessing the free and endless energy of the sun is an ideal way for homeowners to reduce the amount of energy that they have to buy from their utility. You might be thinking, “That’s great in sunny climates, but this is the Pacific Northwest.”

One of the biggest misconceptions is that investing in solar panels in Tacoma, WA, isn’t worthwhile. But in fact, it doesn’t need to be constantly sunny outside to tap into the available energy. Solar panels can generate electricity even when it’s cloudy, overcast, and rainy. 

You needn’t worry that your solar panels won’t have enough sunlight to power them. Instead, you should be thinking about the best time of year to have a solar panel system installed. Let’s go over the pros and cons of having solar panels installed in each season.

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Heat Pump and Furnace Services We Offer

Monday, January 8th, 2024
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If you have either a heat pump or a furnace in your home, you undoubtedly love its performance and how effectively it heats your home–that is until it stops working properly. No matter what type of system you have in your home, we provide prompt repairs along with other services. 

In the changing world of HVAC technology, we’d like to remind our customers about the types of HVAC service we provide. These services include things that are usually on an “as needed” basis such as a repair or an installation. Some are things that are just as important and should be scheduled regularly such as routine maintenance. 

Let’s go over all the HVAC services we provide. We aim to be your one-stop shop for all your HVAC needs. Here’s what we can do for you.

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3 Benefits of Investing in Solar Energy

Monday, July 24th, 2023
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More and more Washington State homeowners are looking to solar energy as a wise investment for their home energy needs. It’s a common misbelief that solar isn’t a viable option in the cloudy, rainy Pacific Northwest. But that just isn’t true. In fact, even on a cloudy day, there’s enough light outside for solar panels. 

With the advancements that have been made in solar energy technology over the last decade, it really does pay to invest in solar energy. Even more exciting is the fact that homeowners will find that they qualify for incentives by going solar, in addition to the other cost-saving benefits.

Let’s review three major benefits of solar installation in Tacoma, WA

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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve been known to use our heating systems through the spring until “Juneuary.” That means that in February, we’re quite often only halfway through the heating season.

If you use a heat pump to heat your home, by now you’ve probably got a good idea of how it’s been performing. 

If your heat pump’s performance has been lackluster, it might be time to call us for heat pump repair in Olympia, WA. It’s easier to ignore mediocre performance than it is to ignore a flat-out breakdown in service.

Those small issues can become large problems if they’re not addressed right away. Let’s go over the signs that mean your heat pump is struggling and when they warrant scheduling service.

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When To Call For Water Heater Repair

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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If we were to ask you which home comfort system you depend on the most, you’d probably say your heater. Although you rely on your heating system throughout much of the year here in Washington state, your water heater works just as hard.

Think about how many times in a day you depend on having hot water flow from your taps. Your water heater is a real workhorse, one that you depend on to do its job 24/7, 365 days a year. When the slightest things start to go wrong with your supply of hot water, you immediately notice. Imagine having lukewarm water when washing your hands, cold water when taking a shower, or even worse–no water at all.

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Tips for a Successful Front Door Replacement

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Are you planning a home remodel of some kind this year? If so, you may be thinking of replacing your front door. Maybe your current one is drafty, sticks in the doorframe due to age, or maybe it’s just not as aesthetically pleasing as you’d like. Whatever the case, this probably seems like a straightforward purchase… but you’d be amazed by the options you have!

With that, we have some tips for you to follow when replacing your front door. Read on!

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How to Prevent Broken Windows in Your Home

Monday, February 21st, 2022

It goes without saying that a broken window is a huge inconvenience. First off, there’s broken glass to clean up. Secondly, if you weren’t home when it happened, there’s the risk of pets getting out or intruders getting in. And of course, now you have to spend time and money getting your windows replaced.

What if you could prevent breakage, though? True, not all window breakage is avoidable–freak accidents happen, as do baseballs. But there are a few things you might be able to do to prevent this annoyance. Read on to learn what they are!

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Have You Scheduled This Heating Service Yet?

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Temperatures around here certainly don’t get as chilly as they do for our neighbors in the midwest or on the Northeast coast. But you’ll find in the coming weeks that it’s time to put away your shorts in favor for warmer clothing.

This change happens pretty quickly, so there is one really important heating service we want to alert you to, especially if you haven’t scheduled it yet this season–maintenance.

Before you ask, yes, heating maintenance is totally worth it! In fact, it’s essential for your comfort and the comfort of your family throughout the rest of fall and as winter begins. Skipping maintenance can be really bad news for your heater. Read on to learn more!

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AC Repair Vs. Replacement: Where to Draw the Line

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Summer is progressing right along. Sure, we’re all looking forward to fall temperatures, but you know as well as we do that you’re going to need your air conditioner for a bit longer. We’re pretty reliant on these systems, especially this year!

So if yours is showing any signs of trouble, you may be wondering what’s going on, and what to do about it. Repair often seems like the obvious choice, but sooner or later you’ll have to replace/upgrade your system. Read on as we explain…

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Don’t Forget This DIY AC Maintenance Task!

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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It’s not every day that we recommend a homeowner does maintenance on their own. In fact, we never recommend it—at least not when we’re talking about professional maintenance This is where our technicians come in and thoroughly clean your system inside and out while making adjustments and repair recommendations.

But there is a maintenance task you can, and should, be doing on your own. And that is changing your air filter every 1-3 months.

Your HVAC system’s air filter plays a vital role in the overall performance of your air conditioner (and your heater, for that matter). So, it’s important that you pay attention to it. Read on as we uncover what exactly an air filter does and why it matters.

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