What Variables Make Up Indoor Air Quality?

March 20, 2020

There is more to home comfort than the setting on your thermostat. Here in Greater Seattle, many residents like to leave their windows shut throughout the year. This is to combat the many days of inclement weather. If the quality of your indoor air is poor, however, it can have serious effects on your overall health and well-being. Why Indoor Air Quality Matters When a sunbeam shines through your window, you can see dust particles floating through the air. You may not worry too much about these kinds of impurities. However, it is important to remember

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What is a SEER Rating?

March 10, 2020

Shopping for a new air conditioner or heat pump can be overwhelming. From energy ratings to selecting the right size for your home, there is no shortage of things to consider. Efficiency is one of the most important features in an air conditioner. An efficient air conditioner can cool your home in the Seattle area. It can increase your comfort and indoor air quality. Heat pumps and air conditioners are given a SEER rating to measure their output. This rating is standard throughout the HVAC industry. The SEER rating is just one of a

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Should I Repair or Replace my Furnace?

March 1, 2020

There comes a time when you have to make an important decision about the future of your home’s furnace. Should you repair or replace it? When it comes to furnace replacement, there are several things you should consider. If you have an older unit, it could make sense to replace it. After all, repair costs for older furnaces can add up, especially after the 10-year mark has passed. Another thing to consider is the cost of a new heater. At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Seattle, we know that replacing a furnace is a significant investment. You

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What Does Servicing a Heating System Entail?

February 20, 2020

Your heating system keeps you and your family warm throughout the winter and other cold months. It’s important before this time of the year begins in earnest that you have your system serviced by an HVAC technician. Here are the things that happen during your annual heating system tune-up. Questions Asked by Technicians The technician will ask questions so they have an idea of the situation. Questions may center around whether your home has hot or cold spots and how satisfied you are with your current thermostat. They’ll ask about your energy bills and whether they

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HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

February 10, 2020

If your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump is not working properly, it is important to diagnose and resolve the problem as quickly as possible. Doing so can prevent damage to the component as well as higher heating and cooling bills. Let’s take a look at a few common HVAC problems and identify what can be done to solve them. You’re Experiencing Inconsistent Air Flow A clogged air filter or clogged vent could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air or your air conditioner is blowing warm or lukewarm air. It

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How To Change a Furnace Filter

February 1, 2020

Periodically changing your furnace filter is an important part of HVAC maintenance. Thankfully, this is a relatively simple task that anyone can complete. Changing Your Furnace Filter Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult The first thing you want to do is simply to turn your furnace “off.” In addition, you can disconnect the power so that there is no power going to the furnace as well. This step is optional. After you do that, try to identify where your furnace filter is. You’ll do this by most likely removing the cover on

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Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

January 20, 2020

After winter arrives, the only thing you want is a warm and toasty home. However, you may wonder if running your home heating system day and night is going to be bad in the long run. After all, you don’t want to run up an unnecessary heating bill or be forced to make frequent repairs. A Warm Home Is a Comfortable Home It isn’t bad to run your heating system 24/7 if outdoor temperatures demand it. In fact, this may be necessary if you have people with health problems in your household. However, a heating

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What Can Be Done to Prevent Mold Buildup in My Home?

January 10, 2020

Made up of tiny, almost invisible spores, mold is difficult to see at first, but it can become a huge problem. If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can damage your personal belongings and make you sick. Fortunately, most types of mold growth are very easy to prevent. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid having mold buildup in your home. Fight Moisture One of the key ingredients for mold growth is moisture, so keeping your home dry can stop mold in its tracks. Pay attention to any leaking pipes or flooded landscapes,

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Why Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed Yearly?

January 1, 2020

Water heater manufacturers and plumbers recommend that you should have your water heater flushed once a year. There are four reasons for this, and we’ve outlined them below. 1. Your Water Is No Longer as Hot Sediment builds up on the bottom of your water heater. This eventually results in the heater no longer being able to penetrate it to heat your water to the same degree it once did. Flushing your water heater removes this sediment. 2. Your Energy Bill Is Higher Since your water heater must work harder to heat

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What Causes Furnace Repairs?

December 25, 2019

When your furnace stops working, there are some things you can check before calling an HVAC company. These include making sure the thermostat is on, making sure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped or ensuring the safety switch on the furnace door hasn’t popped out. If these don’t solve the problem, it’s time to call a professional for a repair. 1. Ignition Problems Unlike older models, modern gas furnaces don’t have a standing pilot light. This is more efficient than older designs as gas isn’t constantly being burned. Depending on the furnace and its age, either

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