Sunset Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

Are You Sure You’re Using Your AC Efficiently?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorWhat if we told you there were completely affordable, and even free methods to prevent air conditioning repair? What if we also told you that you could help improve the overall efficiency of your cooling system by following these methods?

The fact is, all it takes is giving proper attention and care to your air conditioner. Keep reading to learn more about how to boost your cooling system’s efficiency, lower costs, and prevent repair needs, too!

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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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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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“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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“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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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 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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