Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Window Installation’

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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2 Reasons to Consider Window or Door Upgrades

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then chances are you don’t think about this on a regular basis, but… modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind.

What does this mean? Well, they are built very “tightly” so that they do not allow any air conditioning or heating out, or any outdoor elements in. Many factors help with this, such as the right insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while your HVAC systems are in operation.

However, keeping your doors and windows closed won’t do that much good if they need to be upgraded. Drafty doors and windows losing their seal could cause your home to lose a lot of energy, leading you to turn the thermostat lower or higher than it needs to be (depending on the season). Read on as we uncover a couple of reasons to consider window or door upgrades.

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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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Have Kids? Follow These Window Safety Tips!

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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One of the many specialties we have here at Sunset Air is window installations and replacements. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their windows to improve the aesthetics of their living space, curb appeal, and the value of their home. This is all fantastic!

If you have kids though, there is another important factor to keep in mind—safety.

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Do You Need New Windows or Doors?

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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When you think about everything that goes into making your home as comfortable and healthy as possible, not to mention energy-efficient, how often do you think about your windows and doors?

The thing is, homes today are built tightly, disallowing any conditioned air to escape. Many different factors contribute to this, like the right level and type of insulation, proper weatherstripping, and keeping your windows and doors shut while you run your HVAC systems.

But, what if those windows and doors are in bad shape? Do they not close all the way? Are they old? Drafty windows and doors losing their seal can cost your home a lot of its air-conditioned or heated air. No matter the season, you may be adjusting your thermostat way more than you need to, and therefore using your HVAC systems inefficiently.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Windows and Doors

Monday, August 26th, 2019

large-window-in-living-roomThe average homeowner doesn’t often think about this on a daily basis, but modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind. This means they’re built tightly, so they don’t allow any conditioned air to leak out. Factors such as proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while you run your HVAC system all help maintain good energy efficiency, too.

But keeping your windows and doors shut won’t do that much good if either of them need upgrading! Drafty windows or doors losing their seal could cost your home a lot of its conditioned air. So no matter the season, you might relatively be turning your thermostat way lower or way higher than it needs to be.

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When to Install New Windows

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Snow-HomeWindows are one of those things that you never really think about until something goes wrong with them. You may look through them all the time, but you don’t think “I am looking at something through this window.” Or maybe you do, and we’re the strange ones who treat windows as, well, window dressing. Yes, puns are indeed all part of the service here at Sunset Air’s Expert Corner.

But we digress. Whether or not you actually give any thought to your windows themselves, you should know that a window is good for far more than scowling at the neighbor kids who won’t get off your lawn. Have a look at some of the reasons why you might want to install new windows below.

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The Benefits of Installing More Energy Efficient Windows

Monday, September 11th, 2017

wood-windowEveryone wants their homes to be as energy efficient as possible. More energy efficiency means cheaper operating costs, after all. How you improve your home’s energy efficiency matters, however, and not all improvements need to be big investments to be effective. For example, installing new windows can actually save you a lot of money on your annual home operating costs. Find out how below.

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What Are Insulated Windows?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

If you’ve ever touched a single-pane window from the inside of a house on a chilly day and experienced that initial shock of cold, then you have a pretty good idea of how easily cold can get into your home during winter with single-pane glass windows. With insulated windows, also known as double-pane windows, this shock of cold stays outside where it belongs. In fact, according to ENERGYSTAR.com, the average homeowner can save anywhere from $125-$465 on annual energy costs when upgrading from a single-pane window to a double-pane window. Window installation in Tacoma should always be handled by professionals, so call the people you can trust: Sunset Air.

Why Do Insulated Windows Work Better?

The first reason why insulated windows work better is because a second pane of glass is added. There is a specific amount of space between the first and second panes of glass, usually ranging from ¼ of an inch to a ½ inch, depending on the manufacturer. Why the space? This space in between panes acts as a layer of insulation through which the heat can’t pass; in fact, it’s estimated that only half as much heat passes through a double-pane window. This space between panes can be filled with air or gas; the usual gas choices are krypton and argon. A second reason insulated windows work better is because of the materials that make up the framing: wood composites, vinyl and fiberglass are some of the materials used, and they are far better insulators than the traditional aluminum frames.

Benefits of Insulated Windows

  • Decreases heat loss – insulated windows can reduce heat loss up to four times more than with single-pane windows.
  • Reduces condensation – the insulation of the air gap between the panes significantly reduces the conditions that can cause condensation to develop on your windows.
  • Reduces outside noise – the extra insulation helps reduce outside noise.
  • Reduces energy usage – double-pane windows can reduce energy usage by 24%, which can be a significant savings for many homes.

If you have been struggling with heat loss due to old, single-pane windows, it may be time to consider new window installation for your Tacoma home.

Call the experts at Sunset Air today and see what insulated windows can do for your living space.

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7 Steps to Save Energy Through the Winter Season

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

 

7 Steps to Save Energy Through the Winter Season

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