Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Window Replacement’

3 Benefits to Window Replacement

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

People usually think of “window replacement” as something that happens after a neighborhood ball game gets out of hand and they end up with a smashed-in window. But window replacement plays a large part in home improvements, and there are a number of benefits you can receive from new windows if you have the right contractors helping you pick the replacements and install them. We’ll look at a few of the advantages of having window replacement in Puyallup, WA.

Sunset Air does more than handle air conditioners and heaters. Our team provides comfort services that improve homes with water heaters, solar power, electrical installation and repairs, and back-up generators. Our window and door replacement specialists are available to help you make your home a safer, more beautiful, comfortable, and energy-efficient place to live.

3 Window Replacement Benefits:

  1. Improved insulation for summer and winter: Windows are one of the major places where a home gains and loses heat. During cold weather, thin and insufficient windows will allow the heat inside your home to escape and make your interior colder, which will force your heater to overwork. In hot weather, the same inferior windows will allow heat to seep inside, pressuring your AC. With efficient windows in place, you’ll save money each month on your energy bills from the HVAC systems that don’t need to strain to keep you comfortable.
  2. Prevent furniture weathering: A window is clear and lets in light—but it can allow in too much light, particularly damaging UV-A and UV-B radiation. This can cause damage to your furniture such as fading. To help protect your valuable furnishings, you can have special windows with improved UV shielding put in.
  3. Better safety: Okay, let’s talk about that baseball-through-the-window for a moment. Accidents happen, and glass windows can break. However, newer windows are designed for better safety should an accident happen. Safety windows will not shatter into large, knife-edged pieces that can cut people. This is especially important as part of earthquake preparedness: in the aftermath of a temblor, you won’t have rooms filled with shattered glass along the floor, and people near windows will be much safer.

Schedule Your Window Replacements Today

Although all of the above make good reasons to have your old windows replaced, there’s always the standard reason: You simply want to have a new, fresh look in your home. Sunset Air can help you with window replacement in Puyallup, WA that will add a new sparkle to your house, while also saving you money, keeping you safe, and protecting your furnishings. Call us today for an appointment.

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How New Window Installation Benefits Your Heating and Cooling

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

People rarely think about how their windows affect the state of their heating and cooling system. Windows need to be washed when they’re dirty, replaced when they’re broken and curtained when you and your family need a little privacy. But heating and cooling? What does that have to do with it? In fact, new windows can do a great deal to help your HVAC system, and window installation in Tacoma may be just the thing you need to cut down on your heating and cooling costs. Here’s how new window installation benefits your heating and cooling.

For more on how new window installation benefits your heating and cooling, or to schedule window installation in Tacoma, call on the experts at Sunset Air.

It helps to think of your home as a corked bottle, keeping cool air inside in the summer and warm air inside in the winter while the temperature outside is less than comfortable. An old window may have “leaks” around its edges, where time and wear-and-tear have left it a little loose in its frame. Conditioned air can escape through such cracks, costing you money in lost heating and cooling. In addition, the window itself may be made of less-than-ideal material, which not only allows conditioned air to escape, but provides little protection against external factors like sunlight and wind which can impact the quality of your conditioned air.

Replacing those old windows with new ones may be the best option for that. Energy efficient windows use vinyl frames and other tricks to keep your conditioned air where it belongs, as well as sealing up those leaks and serving as a de facto reflector for excessive levels of sunlight. The best of them carry the EnergyStar sticker, which denote extremely efficient windows that can lower your monthly bills by as much as 15%. You may even qualify for a tax credit, depending on the exact type of window.

At Sunset Air we have the experience to do the job right and we’re dedicated to you complete satisfaction, so give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

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