Spring HVAC Maintenance: Common Problems to Look For

March 17, 2023

It’s not uncommon to experience problems with your home’s cooling system, particularly after a lengthy winter break. Springtime HVAC issues are generally avoidable if you maintain your system properly. The problems with your HVAC system often appear when you switch on the air conditioning unit for the very first time during the beginning of spring. Mostly, it’s just a gentle warning that your HVAC system needs to be serviced before the busy summer season arrives. Here are the nine most prevalent spring HVAC problems you may face during spring. 1. Blocked Filters Among the

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Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

February 10, 2023

If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, a ductless one may be worth a look. Ductless systems have become increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency, flexibility, and convenience. They are usually quieter than traditional central HVAC units, can reduce indoor humidity levels, provide precise temperature control, and offer up to 30% higher energy efficiency ratings than conventional systems. Here are ten top reasons why some people opt for ductless heating and cooling systems. 1. Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency is an essential factor to consider when choosing a heating or cooling

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Advantages of Heat Pumps

January 19, 2023

9 Advantages of Heat Pumps Heat pumps are a great way to keep your home comfortable all year round while reducing both your energy costs and your carbon footprint. They work by transferring heat from one place to another instead of generating it themselves. This process is highly efficient and cost-effective, making it an ideal choice for homeowners looking to save on their energy bills. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using a heat pump in your home. 1. Cost Savings A heat pump uses an external source of

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How Winter Causes Indoor Air Quality Problems

December 20, 2022

How Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Indoor Air Quality Winter weather can be the perfect excuse to enjoy time with friends or family indoors, but it can also affect the air quality in your home. It can lead to everything from damaged furniture to serious health issues, which is why it’s important to understand how colder temperatures outside can alter air quality inside, even when you have every window shut and crevice sealed. To protect yourself and your home, here’s a quick overview of how this happens and what to look out for. Lower Humidity

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Will a Humidifier Make My Furnace More Efficient?

December 10, 2022

Can a Humidifier Help Improve Your Furnace’s Performance? As another cold winter arrives in Seattle, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll keep your home comfortable over the next several months. While most people depend only on a furnace to keep their homes warm, there’s actually more you can do. One potential solution lies in adding a humidifier to your home. While humidifiers get a lot of hype for a lot of reasons, the question still remains if a humidifier can improve the performance of your furnace. While no two homes are alike, this guide from your friends

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Furnace AFUE: A Guide to What It Is and Why It Matters

November 14, 2022

When looking to replace your furnace or install a new unit, the two most important things to focus on are the size of the furnace and its energy-efficiency rating. The size or strength of a furnace is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units), which refers to how much heat it can produce in an hour. How large of a furnace you need is dictated by both the size of the home and the local climate. As such, furnace size is something you don’t have much of a choice in since you need to be

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7 Tips to Make Your Home’s Furnace as Energy Efficient as Possible

November 10, 2022

Each year as winter approaches, homeowners across the Seattle, WA area start to think about how much their heating bills will be for the year. As they examine current energy prices, they inevitably start to wonder if there’s anything they can do to increase the efficiency of their home’s furnace. Clearly, the best approach is to purchase a brand-new high-efficiency furnace from Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning. In lieu of that, however, there are some ways homeowners can improve the efficiency of their existing furnaces. Here are seven tips that can help achieve greater furnace efficiency. 1. Lower Your Thermostat by

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6 Possible Reasons Why Your AC Unit Is Short Cycling

October 18, 2022

Air conditioning problems are always frustrating. And when the Seattle, WA summer is in full force, you most certainly need your AC unit to be doing its job effectively. However, if your cooling system is short cycling, it can affect your comfort, energy bills, and the overall health of the appliance. When an air conditioner is short cycling, it will typically only run for a few minutes at a time before shutting off prematurely. As a result, it takes significantly longer for your home to reach your preferred temperature, which uses more electricity and puts extra wear and tear on

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7 Benefits of Getting a Fall Tune-up for Your Furnace

October 18, 2022

Your furnace is arguably one of the most important appliances in your home during winter. While you might be bundling up your blankets and socks for extra relief due to the freezing temperatures, your furnace should be in tip-top shape to keep your home warm and comfortable. The best way to ensure that your heating system performs effectively is by scheduling tune-up services during fall with an experienced technician. This way, your appliance will be ready for the chilly season. Without a reliable heating system, your home will be uncomfortable, and you’ll struggle through

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How to Adjust AC Fan Speed and Why It May Be Necessary

September 19, 2022

The blower fan inside your home is one of the most important parts of your air conditioning and heating system. When your HVAC system is on, the fan is what circulates the heated or cooled air throughout the building. If the fan isn’t running at the optimal speed, it can reduce the effectiveness of your heating or cooling system or create other issues such as high indoor humidity. This means that having an HVAC technician adjust the speed of your blower fan could hold the key to improving your home’s comfort and overcoming any AC or

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