A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Air Quality

September 23, 2020

Living in a large metropolitan area like Seattle, WA, means that you probably pay attention to air quality alerts when you hear about them through the local weather forecast. The outdoor air quality may be unhealthy for many reasons, such as from wildfires, smog, and more. Just like there is outdoor air quality, there is also indoor air quality. Most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, and many of those hours are spent at home. A typical home’s indoor air quality is two to five times worse than the outdoor air. This article will help you learn more

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Simple Energy Audit Steps to Improve HVAC Efficiency

September 6, 2020

Your cooling and heating system is probably the most energy-intensive piece of equipment in your home. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, cooling and heating account for nearly half of the energy expenses in an average American household. This expenditure exceeds even the growing consumption of energy by modern electronics and appliances. However, by maintaining your HVAC system properly, you can boost its efficiency and cut down on your cooling and heating costs drastically. Becoming more energy efficient does not have to be a strenuous chore. Here are seven of the possible steps you can take to maximize the

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 20, 2020

Filters are an important part of many devices that you use every day in Seattle. Engine filters help to keep your vehicle’s engine running strong, coffee filters help to keep bitter coffee grounds out of your morning cup of joe, and pool filters help to keep your pool’s water clean and refreshing. One of the most important filters in your life, though, is the air filter for your HVAC system. Without this filter in place, your HVAC system won’t work properly, and your family will be breathing in dust-filled air. One of the most common types

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A Beginner’s Guide to HVAC

August 1, 2020

HVAC technology is amazing for controlling the climate of your home. After you come home after a long day of work, there’s nothing worse than sitting around in a humid, hot living room. Your HVAC system provides you and your family with a comfortable environment for the rest of the evening. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Getting started with HVAC can be intimidating at times. There are so many pieces of technology to explore and many terms to learn. Nevertheless, with a little bit of research, sophisticated HVAC systems won’t seem so far off in the distance.

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5 Signs That Your AC Is on the Decline

July 20, 2020

Everybody wants to know they are living in a home that is healthy and safe. One of the ways to make the air in your house healthy is by investing in an air conditioning system. There are many benefits you will enjoy by installing an AC unit. The system will cool your residence and also help to keep your indoor air fresh and clean. However, just like vehicles and other machinery, air conditioning systems age and die. The average lifespan of a cooling system is 10 to 15 years when properly maintained, but even with proper maintenance, AC units are

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Benefits of an Automated Thermostat

July 1, 2020

Heating, cooling, and ventilation units are a type of technology. So, it only makes sense that they continue to evolve. HVAC technology has merged with the capabilities of the internet. The result is devices such as the smart thermostat. One way to begin turning your Seattle, WA, home into a smart house is to have a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat installed. An automated thermostat offers several benefits and conveniences. At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning, we have experience walking our clients through the device’s ins and outs. Here are a few conveniences to consider. Automation A thermostat is

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7 Ways to Stay Cool While Waiting For Air Conditioner Repairs

June 20, 2020

Most of us rely upon our HVAC unit to keep us cool in the summer. When the AC goes out, it can get quite uncomfortable. You and your family are going to have to find ways to stay cool while you wait. Here are seven ways to keep cool while waiting for your AC repair. 1. Turn On The Fans When your AC isn’t working, the next best thing is to use the fans you have in your home. Your ceiling fans will circulate the air in your home, providing a breeze. Use both ceiling

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Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

June 1, 2020

Indoor air quality is important for every home. Air ducts help to regulate and transport this air to every room of the home for comfortable living. However, these ducts are known to become filthy over time. This leads to unhealthy conditions for you and your family. Cleaning your air ducts might not be the most enjoyable task, but it’s necessary. Procrastinating on this duty only makes matters worse, and before long, you’re looking at a major issue in your home. Let’s take a look at the importance of air duct cleaning. Cleaner Environment For starters, clean

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What is AC Short Cycling?

May 20, 2020

During the summer months, your thermostat starts reading higher temperatures. When it does, it will tell your air conditioner to turn on so that your home is cooled. If the temperature you have set is not reached before your unit turns off, there is an issue. This is called short cycling. There is something in your system stopping your air conditioner from finishing the cooling cycle. A complete cooling cycle begins when your AC unit turns on. Once your house has reached the temperature you have set your thermostat at, your system turns off to complete the

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How To Cut AC Power Consumption Without Replacing Equipment

May 1, 2020

In many households, the indoor comfort system is the top consumer of energy. Typically, fall and spring seasons bring low utility bills, and winter and summer bring much higher ones. With some care and planning, however, you can reduce your air comfort expenses so that your energy usage and resultant costs will be lower even in extreme temperatures. It is true that if you have an older system, buying a newer one can improve your energy efficiency. It is also a fact that there are many other ways to reduce your cooling costs without installing new

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