Sunset Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Puyallup’

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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Is It Time for a New Electrical Service Panel?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Side view of male technician examining fusebox with multimeter probeThe panel of your Puyallup, WA electrical system, also known as the circuit breaker panel, is the hub of all your electrical wiring, appliances, and equipment. It is the location where incoming electricity is routed to the different circuits—each of which are designed to shut off in case of a voltage overload. If your electrical panel is more than a couple decades old, it’s time to make sure you aren’t overdue for an upgrade.

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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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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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Keep Your Electrical System Healthy with These Tips

Monday, August 27th, 2018

electrical-repairsNobody wants to deal with electrical issues. Well, electricians hopefully do. It’s kind of our job, after all. What we mean when we say that, however, is that nobody wants electrical problems in their own home. You can’t really guarantee that your electrical system will never develop problems. Just because you can’t guarantee it, however, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to reduce the possibility of issues occurring. There are a number of different steps you can take to make sure that your electrical system remains as healthy as possible. Read on to find out more.

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Now Is the Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-conditionerIt may be hard to believe, with temperatures just beginning to creep into the low 70s, but summer is not far off now. Before long, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the warm summer months. Before that happens, however, it’s a good idea to take steps to get your home ready for the summer season. The best way to do that is to schedule air conditioning maintenance. Let’s go over why air conditioning maintenance is such a good idea and why you should schedule it within the next few weeks.

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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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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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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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