Sunset Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

5 Signs That You Need AC Repairs Now!

Monday, June 17th, 2019

animated-checklistSummer is almost officially here, and if the recent heat wave is any indication, we’re going to be using our air conditioners pretty regularly in the coming months. As such, you need your cooling system to perform as expected when it’s under extreme pressure. The last thing you need, after all, is a sudden breakdown and repair call just when the temperatures hit their peak.

The good news with this is that most cooling system problems give out signs and symptoms long before they force the system to shut down entirely. And while you should never attempt to formally diagnose or repair a malfunctioning air conditioner on your own (they contain dangerous components such as refrigerant that requires special training and licensing to manage safely), you can still spot the signs that you need AC repair. Here are five fairly common signs that you do:

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Don’t Neglect Refrigerant Leaks!

Monday, May 20th, 2019

two-outdoor-ac-units-with-power-and-refrigerant-line-showing

It would be easy to say that modern homeowners live luxuriously. At least, when we’re speaking about our expectations of home comfort. The potential issue with this, however, is a luxury is often taken for granted.

Take the comfort offered to you by an air conditioner, for example. If one day your air conditioner just up and quit on you, you’d likely be surprised … and annoyed. The fact is, air conditioners aren’t just a luxury. They’re a necessity when temperatures reach their highest. And when you have any problem with yours, it should absolutely be a concern.

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Shopping for a New Cooling System?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

ac-unit-on-pile-of-moneyWe’re very fortunate in our area of the U.S. that we don’t typically need to worry too much about soaring temperatures making it unbearable to be in our homes without a functioning air conditioner. Still though, cooling systems are vital to our overall comfort in the summer months. If yours broke down last year, or was showing signs of wear, you may be considering the purchase of a new one this year.

If so, you have a number of considerations to make. First off, while you may find that simply upgrading to a newer version of your current model is all you need, in many cases it may actually serve you better to consider a whole different system type. For instance, just because you have a traditional central system in place now, doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from ductless cooling. Read on to learn more about your options.

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AC Maintenance: It’s That Time of Year!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

technician-servicing-outdoor-ac-unitThe shift in the weather is here as we progress through spring and slowly but surely approach the heat of summer. This makes now the best time to arrange for your air conditioning system’s annual maintenance visit. There are a few basic jobs you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your AC, such as regularly changing the air filter. But full maintenance that makes a difference in the overall performance of your system should be left to the pros.

Only a trained and experienced technician can handle the numerous tasks, like inspecting motors and electrical connections, as well as cleaning coils and moving parts, that go into professional maintenance and tune-ups. You can rely on our team to provide your AC system with top quality maintenance each year.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioning System Before Next Summer?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairNow is right about the time where everyone starts to think about what to do to get their homes ready for the fall and winter seasons. If you’re one of those people, not so fast! You may still have some decisions to make regarding your air conditioning system before the summer comes to an end. Namely: should you replace your air conditioning system now instead of waiting? Read on to find out more about why it might be a good idea to get yourself a new air conditioner before worrying about getting ready for heating season.

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Why Is My Air Conditioning System Making Those Weird Noises?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

ac-repairTake heed of that noisy AC. It’s not just acting up for the sake of annoying you and your family, we promise.

A loud system that shakes, grinds, bangs, whirs, hums and so forth is a system that needs professional attention sooner than later. And please don’t wait! The sooner you hire a pro to evaluate, the sooner you can get back to comfort and peace of mind. While you should fully expect your AC to make a certain amount of noise based on the age and type, excessive noise is a clear indicator that something’s wrong.

For air conditioning services in Puyallup, WA, you know who to call: Sunset Air! But read on for some more info about what the heck is going on with that noisy AC of yours.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Output Is Low

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Frozen-Air-ConditionerYour air conditioner is vital for keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer, which makes it especially annoying when the system stops working correctly. If your air conditioner is not cooling your home as well as it should be, there could be a number of different reasons why. Most of those reasons are going to require professional services to be fix, but there’s no harm in learning a bit more about them while you wait for your appointment.

Read on to find out why your air conditioner output is low, and what you can do about it.

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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioning System Is in Trouble

Monday, July 16th, 2018

AC-FanYou really don’t want to suddenly find yourself without a functioning air conditioning system during the summer season. Especially not this season, when heat records are being set across the country. Preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure that your air conditioner doesn’t suddenly die on you during a heat wave. While this is really effective, it’s not a guarantee that your system will spend the entire summer without developing problems. For the sake of keeping your air conditioner as healthy as possible, it’s a good idea to keep a close eye out for signs that your system is in trouble. The following are three of the more common warning signs that you should call for repairs as quickly as possible.

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Be Careful of These Common AC Problems

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairSummer is here, and the higher the daily temperatures climb over the next couple of months the more you’re going to use your air conditioner. More demand means more stress, which means more chances for problems of various kinds to develop with the system. You may or may not have already scheduled preventive maintenance to ensure that your air conditioner is in top condition before summer gets into full swing. If not, you should.

Even if you have, however, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is in trouble so you can call for repairs. Have a look at the following signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs.

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Refrigerant Leaks and the Threat They Pose to Your AC

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

air-conditionerThere are a lot of different issues that can afflict your air conditioner, some of which are more dangerous to the system than others. One of the biggest threats is something that often goes unnoticed by homeowners: refrigerant leaks. While a refrigerant leak in your air conditioner may be small, it can actually cause the entire air conditioner to break down if you’re not careful. Have a look at some of the reasons why it’s so important to have refrigerant leaks repaired as soon as possible.

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