Sunset Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

This New Year, Resolve to Get to the Bottom of Those Furnace Noises

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Shocked and surprisedBy now, you’ve already been using your furnace on a regular basis for weeks. As we progress into wintertime, now is just about the worse time to have your heater develop problems. It’s also the time of year when heating problems are most likely to occur, thanks to the added stress they’re put under. If you can detect issues with your furnace early enough though, you can call for professional furnace repair in Puyallup, WA before it’s too late.

Of course, this requires you to be especially vigilant in order to catch these problems early on. One of the first signs most homeowners notice that something is amiss with their furnace is the presence of strange and/or unfamiliar noises while the system is running. If you have in fact noticed this, then your first priority in this New Year should be to get to the bottom of it by calling in a professional for inspection and potential repairs. In the meantime, keep reading to learn what the causes of these noises may be.

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“I Want Zone Controlled Heating, What Are My Options?”

Monday, December 17th, 2018

ductless system air handlerZone control heating, or air conditioning for that matter, is one of the most efficient ways to condition a home. The reason we say this is because with zoning, each room can have its own temperature, meaning each family member in your household can heat or cool their space to their specific preference.

If you’re purchasing a central furnace for the first time, then a great option is to have dampers installed in the ductwork upon its installation to achieve this zone control heating. But what if you already have a furnace in place? Can you still have zone controlled heating? Your ducts can be retrofitted, but it is a complicated process and is better performed during installation. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck! You may just want to consider a different type of heating system that can also serve as an air conditioner—the ductless system.

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How to Get Your Home Ready for Heating Season

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Snow-HomeHeating season is here, which means it’s time to start getting your home ready for the next few months of cold weather if you haven’t already. There are a lot of different things that you could do to ensure your home is properly prepared for the heating season, but we’re going to cover a couple of the most important steps to take below. Follow these tips, and you should be well-prepared for anything the winter cold can throw at you this year.

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Furnace Problems to Watch For This Fall

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

gas-burnerHeating season is here, more or less, and that means that you’re probably going to be using your furnace on a regular basis for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled preventive maintenance to make sure that your furnace is as healthy as possible during the heating season. Even if you have, though, there is still a possibility that your furnace will run into some kind of issue during the next several months. In order to ensure that your system stays in good shape for as long as possible, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the symptoms that indicate a problem with your furnace.

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Furnace Electrical Issues You Need to Know About

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

heating-technicianThere are a lot of different furnace problems that can cause damage to your system, some of which are more damaging than others. Among the worst furnace issues that you could deal with are the electrical problems, which can do anything from causing system breakdowns to starting house fires. Have a look at the various electrical problems your furnace can experience that we’ve listed below and when you should call for repairs.

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Check These Things Before Calling for Furnace Repair

Monday, April 9th, 2018

gas-burnerIt can be especially maddening to turn on your furnace during a cold day and have it not work for some reason. Furnaces can break down in all sorts of different ways, most of which require professional repairs to remedy. Before you call for professional repairs, though, you should know that there are certain problems that can fix on your own with the furnace. The following are a few simple steps you can take to confirm that the problem isn’t something that can be easily fixed before you call for furnace repairs.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating Very Well?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

gas-burnerThe southern states may be warming up around now, but up here it’s definitely still heating season. That makes it especially frustrating for homeowners who turn on their furnaces to find that they’re not heating as well as they should be. If your furnace is not heating your home well, it could be for a number of different reasons. While you’re waiting for a technician to arrive and check out your system, consider whether one of the following issues might be the culprit.

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Weird Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Monday, February 12th, 2018

gas-burnerSome parts of the country may be heating up already, but we still have a good amount of cold weather left before we turn off our heaters. If you’re using a furnace to keep your home warm for the final stretch of winter, you should remain on guard for signs that the system is malfunctioning in some way. One of the most obvious signs that a furnace is experiencing issues is odd noises coming from the system. Let’s go over some of the more common noises that indicate a problem with the furnace, and what to do about them.

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What Furnace Short Cycling Is, And Why You Need to Be Careful of It

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

furnaceIs your furnace turning on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you have a problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it has the potential to cause all kinds of nasty problems for your furnace if it isn’t dealt with as soon as possible. Read on to find out more about why short cycling happens, what it can do to your furnace, and what you can do about it.

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Replace Your Heater if It’s Doing These Things

Monday, January 29th, 2018

furnaceWe hope you’ve been scheduling preventive maintenance on your heater on a regular basis and calling for repairs when you have to. Taking these actions can extend the life of your heater. But no amount of care and maintenance can make a heater last forever. Eventually, you will have to replace it with a new one. If you’re unsure whether or not your heater is getting close to the end of its life, there are a number of ways to tell. Have a look at three of the most common signs that it’s getting close to time to replace your heater. If the heater is experiencing any of these conditions, consult with a professional and see about replacing it.

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