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Stay cool and comfortable this summer with these energy-efficient AC units

How you can save some cash while adding comfort and safety to your living space. Sponsored by Sundance Energy Services

Summer is right around the corner which means now is a good time to think about cooling your living space.

Operating for 40 years with the mission to make everyone’s home the most comfortable, safest and healthiest place on earth, Sundance Energy Services  has all you need to achieve that goal, starting with ductless air conditioning units.

“The technology has been around a long time, so it's well-proven and if you look at what's installed in Europe and throughout the rest of the world it is by far the first choice,” said Curtis Dahl, Sundance Manager. “They're recommended by all of our utilities because they do such a great job of that saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint.”

The units mount directly on the wall and do not require expensive remodels to install. They are gaining in popularity for that reason, and for their ability to also supply heat when the temperatures dip in the fall and winter months.

That being said, another great line of products Sundance has to offer are their decorative, gas-burning fireplaces.

“They're high-efficiency equipment that provide heat even in a power outage, and of course add tremendous amount of warmth and beauty to any room they're in,” Dahl said.

There are, generally speaking, three types of gas fireplaces to cover most any living situation:

  • Inserts that go into existing wood-burning fireplaces
  • Units that can sit on the floor or be built into a wall
  • Free-standing stoves to replace wood-burning stoves

“All of them come with the ability to have thermostatic control,” Dahl said. “They will only heat your room to a certain temperature and not make it too warm and maintain that temperature. You also have some that actually will automatically raise and lower the flame height, so that it makes it so that the flame is on all the time.”

Replacing your wood-burning fireplace or stove is among the best things you can do to improve the safety of your home. At one point, burning wood was the most common cause of house fires in the state. So, too, is the installation of modern smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, also available at Sundance.

There are also products available to improve the cleanliness of the air in your home.

“We install whole-house air filtration systems, which will eliminate all visible particles that get into the system and virtually all the pollen and most all the mold spores that are in your house,” Dahl said. “These systems are very efficient at killing pathogens --  they say over a 24 hour period up to 99% of the pathogens, and also they help us out with cooking smells or our pet smells in our homes by making these smell wonderfully clean.”

Many of these energy-efficient products have manufacturer and government-backed rebates or credits attached to them:

  • Up to $2,400 in utility rebates
  • Up to $500 in federal tax credits
  • Up to $2,100 in rebates from the manufacturer


  • Two free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed with every decorative gas heating fireplace installation or Mitsubishi ductless system installed
  • A free whole-house air filtration system with every Energy Star gas furnace or American Standard central air conditioning system installed

For more information, visit the Sundance Energy Services website.

Sponsored by Sundance Energy Services. Segment Producer Derek Haas. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.comContact New Day.