Sunset Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

When Were Your Ducts Last Cleaned?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

dirty-ductA common question that HVAC professionals receive from homeowners is, “do I really need to have my ducts cleaned?”

Well, if you’re okay with breathing in contaminants, feeling colder in the winter and warmer in the summer, and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services, then no, you don’t need a duct cleaning. If you’d like to avoid those problems, however, it’s a good time to call for your next duct cleaning appointment.

The fact of the matter is, your indoor air quality impacts the quality of your home, health, and comfort. It’s always a good idea to have a professional duct cleaning from a trained and experienced technician. But, why?

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Windows and Doors

Monday, August 26th, 2019

large-window-in-living-roomThe average homeowner doesn’t often think about this on a daily basis, but modern homes are constructed with energy efficiency in mind. This means they’re built tightly, so they don’t allow any conditioned air to leak out. Factors such as proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while you run your HVAC system all help maintain good energy efficiency, too.

But keeping your windows and doors shut won’t do that much good if either of them need upgrading! Drafty windows or doors losing their seal could cost your home a lot of its conditioned air. So no matter the season, you might relatively be turning your thermostat way lower or way higher than it needs to be.

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How’s Your Electrical System Holding Up?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Side view of male technician examining fusebox with multimeter probeOf all the various problems that can negatively impact your home, electrical problems are among the most dangerous. After all, an air conditioner malfunction can leave you feeling uncomfortable for a while, a plumbing problem can cause damage to a room or two, but an electrical problem can cause electrocution or even fire.

We don’t say this for the shock value, but rather to stress how important it is that you have a professional electrician check the wiring of your home at least once every few years. Otherwise, you’re increasing the risk that a problem will occur.

Maintenance will certainly help defend your home and electrical system from harm, but it’s important to be aware of signs of an electrical problem no matter what. This will help you know when to take action so you don’t run into any future problems.

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The Importance of Professional Electrical Services

Monday, April 8th, 2019

plug-in-outletThere are a number of projects within your home that can be “do-it-yourself” (DIY) projects, but some typically require the assistance of a trained and experienced professional—such as electrical work.

Finding trustworthy and affordable electricians can be a challenge, but you want to ensure that you’re going with someone who not only has your home’s energy demands in mind, but your safety as well. Choosing a general handyman or an overenthusiastic neighbor might cost less upfront, but in the long run it could wind up costing you more in repairs. Additionally, you could find yourself facing injury and property damage.

Keep reading to learn some of our reasoning behind why it’s so important to only choose a professional electrician for whatever electrical service you need done.

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Does Your Home Need New Windows?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

large-window-in-homeNot many homeowners think very much about this, but homes today are built with energy efficiency in mind. This means that construction is tight, as to not allow any conditioned air to escape. Factors like proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows closed when you run your HVAC system help with this as well.

However, the latter doesn’t do much good if you need window replacement service. Drafty windows or older windows that are losing their seal can result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means during the winter you may keep turning your thermostat up to make up for the cold air entering your home and the warm air leaving, and pay for energy that you shouldn’t even have to. But how do you know if your home actually does need window replacement?

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Remodeling Your Home? Consider Installing New Windows!

Monday, July 30th, 2018

wood-windowThere are a lot of different ways that you can improve your home through remodeling, both in terms of aesthetics and energy efficiency. If you’re looking for a way to improve your home, one area that you may not know about is new windows! The kind of windows you have installed in your home can have a number of effects on your comfort, and even the energy efficiency of your home. Have a look below at some of the ways that new windows might be a good idea for your remodeling project this year.

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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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Ways to Improve Your Electrical System

Monday, May 7th, 2018

electrical-outletThe electrical system is one of the most important parts of your home. Most of the other appliances you use on a daily basis rely on it at least a little, so it’s a good idea to make sure it stays in good shape. It’s also not a bad idea to upgrade your electrical system every once in a while. Wiring, outlets, and panels age and wear out just like any other system. If it’s been a while since you’ve invested in upgrading your electrical system, here are some great ways to get started.   

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It’s Time for Spring Ductless Mini Split Maintenance!

Monday, February 26th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitWith winter drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the summer season. That may seem rather premature, with the average temperatures hovering around the mid-40s right now. Still, it’s better to make preparations now than to have to rush through them in the middle of a heat wave later. One of the most important parts of preparing for the summer season, from a climate control perspective, is to schedule preventive maintenance for your system. That goes double for heat pump systems like ductless mini splits.

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Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Monday, 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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