Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Window Replacement’

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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Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Whether you’re embarking on a remodeling project or just considering a couple home upgrades, you have a lot of factors to consider. One of these factors may be whether or not you need to replace the windows in your home. Not many people think about this unless they’re looking to improve the look of their living space. But if you have an older home, there are a lot more benefits to new windows than just simply aesthetics.

Combined with proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping those windows and doors closed during times that you’re running your HVAC system, new windows do a lot to keep you comfortable and save energy. On the contrary, old and drafty windows that are likely losing their seal could result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means that while temperatures are still cool as they are not, you might keep turning up your thermostat to compensate—forcing your heater to run longer than it should have to in order to keep you comfortable.

This same concept applies in the summer with your air conditioner. To keep your home efficient, comfortable, and visually pleasing, consider the following signs that you need window replacement

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How to Replace Your Windows While Keeping Safety in Mind

Monday, February 8th, 2021

Buying a home for the first time is one of the most exciting milestones many people go through. One of the other most exciting milestones there is involves remodeling that home to get the exact vision you wanted when you moved in.

There are a lot of factors to keep in mind with a remodel, however. You want to ensure everything is up to code. More importantly, you want to make sure everything is safe. This is especially true if you have pets or young kids in the household.

There are no exceptions when it comes to window replacements during your remodel. Read on as we uncover how you can replace your windows while keeping safety in mind.

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Check Out Our Interview in Thurston Talk!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
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Our very own manager, Bill Krier, was recently interviewed by Thurston Talk, speaking to how much window and door replacements can save homeowners.

We’re honored to have this opportunity to speak to a wider audience and to be a part of this publication. Check out the article here!

Our expertise spans beyond HVAC–we also manage your electrical, water heater, and window and door replacement needs. Contact us today!

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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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Increase Your Home’s Value with This Simple Replacement

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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In today’s cost-conscious society, homeowners are always thinking of ways to save money. Well, what about ways to make money—that is, when you go to sell your home? Many people don’t necessarily want to go through the hassle of huge remodeling projects to increase their home’s value, but the truth is you don’t have to.

There is one replacement in particular that can help increase your home’s value, for a number of reasons. And that is your windows!

If you have older windows in your living space, they might not seal up as they should when closed, and could be letting drafts in or conditioned air out. They might be single-paned and incapable of preventing heat transfer. They also might be really outdated looking and unappealing to a future homebuyer. Window replacements offer a lot of benefits, each of which can increase your home’s value. Read on as we uncover some!

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Benefits of Upgrading Your Windows

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

window-sill-of-a-houseHow often do you think about the windows of your home? If you’re like most homeowners, it’s probably not very often, unless you’re cleaning them or noticing how warm they feel on an exceptionally hot day. The fact of the matter is, your windows play a vital role in your home—allowing you access to fresh air and views while keeping heat out during the summer and cold air out during the winter. That is, if they’re efficient windows!

If your windows are old, they may not seal up properly when closed, and could be letting drafts in (or conditioned air out). They may also be single-pane and incapable of keeping heat in or out of your home, depending on the season. The truth is, a window upgrade can benefit you in a number of ways. Curious to learn more? Keep reading!

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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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How Window Replacement Can Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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Our homes need to be comfortable regardless of what the weather is like outside, and most of the time, that means attending to your furnace and air conditioning system. A well-run HVAC unit is the best weapon you have in the fight against the hot and cold in Olympia, WA: keeping your household comfortable and healthy for you and your family. But that’s not the only aspect of your home that can help with this fight.

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Windows can let in wonderful, natural light, help warm your home during the day and allow you to see outside to your property. However, windows in poor condition can also contribute to significant energy loss and risk your home’s security. When do you know it’s time for window replacement in Puyallup? Here are some signs:

  • The windows are drafty – if you feel a constant chill coming from the area around your window, this is most likely drafty air coming in from the outside. You can lose a great deal of energy from drafty windows and your heating system will have to fight this loss all winter.
  • Windows are hard to open and close – a window in good condition will glide open and shut; if opening or closing your window has become a wrestling match, it may be time to look at replacement.
  • Your windows are single pane – single pane windows have far less ability to block out air and UV light from the sun. This is because double pane windows have air purposely trapped between them that forms a layer of insulation against the outdoor air and an additional pane of glass through which sunlight has to travel.
  • You can see sunlight around the edges of the window – good windows have sealing all around the edges to keep out air; if you are seeing sunlight around the outside edges of your windows, the seals have deteriorated.
  • There’s condensation on the windows – during the winter, frost on windows can look pretty, but what frost in the window actually means is that condensation has frozen. Your windows shouldn’t have condensation of any kind on them unless it’s raining or snowing. Why? Condensation means that hot and cold air are meeting at your window and creating moisture; windows that work properly won’t do this.
  • No noise barrier – windows should also act as noise barriers for your home. If your closed windows are having little effect on lessening the outside noise, it may be time to look at windows that will lessen the noise.

New windows can increase your home’s energy efficiency, comfort levels and security levels. Call Sunset Air today and see what new windows can do for your home!

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