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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How Can Duct Replacement Help My HVAC System?

April 20, 2020

When contemplating the weak points of their HVAC systems, many home and business owners focus almost exclusively on the furnace or air conditioner itself. Of course, installing a more efficient heater or air conditioner can improve the comfort of your space. However, that is not the entire picture. Many people forget to consider their ductwork. The ducts of an HVAC system are the pathways that transmit the heated or cooled air to where it belongs. Thus, their importance cannot be overstated. Duct technology has come a long way since the early days of HVAC, and duct

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Are UV Air Purifiers Worth It?

April 10, 2020

The air quality inside your home is going to have a huge impact on your family members’ comfort as well as their respiratory health. While keeping your house clean is a great start, airborne contaminants can still make their way into the ducts, and that is one of the reasons why many homeowners are investing in UV air purifiers. These devices are very easy to install, and they could have a huge impact on the air quality inside your home. Understanding Indoor Air Quality Many people are surprised to hear just how much of an

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8 Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

April 1, 2020

Keeping your air conditioner well maintained brings many benefits. For example, you’ll be able to ward off costly repairs. Furthermore, a properly maintained air conditioner will save you money on energy and work better for more years. You’ll be able to go much longer before you have to purchase a replacement. However, most homeowners neglect periodic AC maintenance services and only call a technician when the system is not working. If you want to make sure that your HVAC is operating at optimum efficiency, especially during the hot seasons in Seattle and Tacoma, you need to follow

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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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