Sunset Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Don’t Neglect These End-of-Season Heater Needs

Monday, March 25th, 2019

technician-looking-over-furnaceSpring is officially here! It’s time to turn off our heaters for the season and turn our attention to our air conditioners without giving it a second thought.

Well… not quite.

In these final days of cooler weather, neglecting your heater is actually the last thing you want to do. If you had maintenance done this past fall, you likely don’t have much to worry about. But even with maintenance, good old-fashioned wear and tear can wreak havoc on an aging heater, and just ignoring problems ‘til next year can leave you with a completely malfunctioning heater in the fall! So, what should you do?

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“Help! My Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air”

Monday, March 11th, 2019

vent-near-floor-in-roomWouldn’t it be nice if your home’s furnace could work without fail year after year and never need any kind of professional service done on it? We wish this were the case for you, but really the only way of accomplishing this would be to buy a new heater every time your existing one had a problem—and well, that just doesn’t make much sense!

Honestly, even if you are diligent in caring for your furnace, you’ll eventually encounter some problem, even if it’s minor. And the best thing you can do for your furnace is learn to recognize the signs of a problem, so you can contact our team and get repairs on your schedule right away. One of the most common furnace repair calls we get is in regards to a furnace that’s blowing out cold air.

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What Can Go Wrong With a Shoddy Ductless Installation?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

technicians-hands-working-on-ductworkOne of the most common alternatives to ducted forced-air heating and cooling systems in modern homes is the ductless mini split system. Rather than operating through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems basically break up the indoor unit and blower fans—air handlers—and distribute conditioned air into the individual rooms of your home, independently of one another.

If you’ve ever been in a friend’s home and seen something up on the wall that sort of resembles a window AC, but doesn’t go back through the wall, what you’re looking at is part of a ductless system. Those wall hanging units are hooked up to a single outdoor cabinet, creating a central heat pump system, but without ducts.

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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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