Sunset Air Blog

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

January 15th, 2018

LightsFlickering lights are often used in movies to indicate that there’s something spooky going on. In real life, however, the issue is much less exciting and terrifying. You probably don’t have a faceless ghost stalking through your home if your lights are flickering. What you do likely have, though, is a problem with your electrical system. This has the potential to be incredibly damaging and dangerous if left unchecked, so read on to find out what to do about it.

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Heat Pump Issues to Watch For

January 10th, 2018

heat-pumpIf you’re using your heat pump to keep warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for warning signs that the system is experiencing any issues. The demand on heating systems is a lot higher during the winter, which makes them more likely to develop problems of various kinds. If you want to prevent your heat pump from becoming damaged during the winter season, you should familiarize yourself with symptoms that indicate a problem. Have a look at some of the most common symptoms below.

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Furnace Problems to Watch For

January 1st, 2018

furnaceYou know that scene in pretty much every horror movie ever, where the protagonist is sitting in a dark room with a single flickering light source, and you just know that it’s going to go out and then something horrible is going to happen? That’s kind of what it feels like having your furnace malfunction in the middle of an extremely cold winter. No, you’re probably not going to be eaten by some horrible monster just because your furnace is out. But, you’re still not going to have a great time trying to make it through the winter season without a furnace, either. Avoid having your living room turn into a frozen winter wonderland by watching for the following furnace issues, so that you can have them repaired as soon as possible.

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Indications That Your Electrical Panel Needs Repairs

December 18th, 2017

electrical-repairsFor the most part, homeowners tend to neglect their electrical panels until they need to interact with them for some reason. That makes sense, in a way. If you’re not stumbling over to the circuit breaker in the dark, cursing softly to yourself while you try to get the lights back on after a circuit tripped, why would you bother thinking about the panel at all? Here’s the thing about that, though: Your electrical panel is susceptible to developing its own problems over time. And considering how important the panel is for protecting your electrical system, you’re going to want to get it repaired as quickly as possible if you want to keep things safe. Have a look at some of the following indications that your electrical panel needs repairs.

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Why is My Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode?

December 12th, 2017

heat-pumpAre you using a heat pump to keep warm this winter? Are you trying to, but the system is not heating for some reason? If your heat pump appears to be stuck in cooling mode, it is likely due to a problem with the reversing valve. It should not be difficult for a professional to resolve the issue for you, but you should call for repairs as soon as you notice it. Read on to find out why.

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When to Install New Windows

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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Indications That You Need a New Air Conditioner

November 20th, 2017

air-conditionerSummer might be over, but it’ll be here again before you know it. If you think you might need to install a new air conditioner before that happens, now is when to do it! The off-season is a great time to get a quality air conditioning system for less investment. If you’re not sure whether or not you need a new air conditioner, though, there are some ways that you can find out. Ask yourself if your air conditioner has met any of these conditions when you used it this past summer.

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Ductless Heating Problems You Should Watch for

November 14th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitNow that the daily temperature is hovering around the mid-40s, you’re probably relying on your ductless mini split system quite a lot to keep comfortable. More demand on the system will increase the wear and tear it accumulates over time. That means that you have a higher chance of malfunctions occurring during the winter than at other times of the year. While you’re relying on your ductless mini split that often, it’s important that you keep an extra-sharp eye out for signs that the system is struggling with something. The faster you can identify a problem with the system, the faster you can have it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s have a look at some of the more common ductless heating issues you should watch for this heating season.

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Make Sure You Change Your Air Conditioner Air Filter

November 6th, 2017

clean-air-filterWhen we talk about air conditioning health, whether it’s repairs or maintenance, we tend to focus on things that only professionals can do for your system. That does cover most things that can help keep your air conditioner healthy. However, there is at least one way that you can personally ensure that your AC system stays in good operating condition. Read on to find out more about your air conditioner’s air filter, why it needs to be changed on a regular basis, and how you can do it.

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Advantages a Ductless System Can Provide

October 23rd, 2017

ductless-mini-splitAs we get closer to the winter season, some homeowners are going to start looking for new home heating systems. If you’re in the market for a new heating system this fall, you might be tempted to simply go for the same kind of system that you had before. However, you should give due consideration to the other options on the market before you make your decision. It’s quite possible that another type of heating system could offer better climate control for your home than what you’re used to using. For example, have a look below at some of the advantages of using a ductless system.

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