How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 20, 2021

Globally, there are over 4.5 million premature deaths linked to respiratory problems caused by air pollution. It is also reported that the cost incurred through air pollution currently stands at $8 billion a day globally. The air quality in your home may not be as good as you may think. Given that the average American spends 87% of their time indoors, the importance of clean indoor air cannot be overemphasized. Many factors can contribute to low-quality indoor air, including low-quality building materials, outdoor pollution, and harmful emissions from some home appliances. Diseases like Asthma, lung disease, and

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?

February 11, 2021

Regardless of your lifestyle, a water heater remains an essential component of your daily routine. While shopping for a water heater, the top feature you should consider is its efficiency. The last thing you need is an appliance that will drive your energy costs through the roof. Luckily, you can buy an energy-efficient water heater that will significantly reduce your heating costs while keeping the environment clean. All you need is a little knowledge of the types of energy-efficient water heaters and how they compare. Each of these appliances has its strengths and weakness, but which one

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 22, 2021

When you think about air pollution, your thoughts probably go to smog, ozone and other outdoor air pollutants. Most people are shocked to learn that the air in their homes is typically two to five times more polluted than the air in their backyards. If the quality of your Seattle, WA, home’s air concerns you, you may wonder what you can do about it. Someone may have told you that houseplants are a good way to cleanse the indoor air. Before you drive to the nursery and stock up on a trunk full of plants for your home, it’s important

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How Long Does A Furnace Last?

January 10, 2021

“Built to Last” is a common marketing slogan utilized by purveyors of all sorts of products. When advertising their heating equipment and promoting its longevity, several furnace manufacturers employ this phrase without qualifying it. In most cases, these manufacturers are quite reputable, and the vital heating units they sell are built very well. However, lasting a long time is not the same thing as working without problems indefinitely. No furnace will operate trouble-free forever. All heating equipment has a life expectancy, and any furnace will benefit from preventive maintenance. Furnaces, like other machines, eventually suffer problems related

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Are Electric Furnaces Energy Efficient?

December 18, 2020

When your Seattle, WA, home needs a new heating system, you’ll have several options to consider. An electric furnace is a good option in places that don’t get frigid weather during the winter months of the year. Seattle’s moderate climate makes an electric furnace a smart choice. Before you decide which electric furnace to buy, here’s what you need to know about their energy efficiency. Understanding Electric Furnaces Versus Heat Pumps Furnaces generate heat and use an air handler to blow the heated air into your home’s ducts. Heat pumps transfer heat. There are electric and

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Should I Be Worried About Carbon Monoxide in My Home?

December 8, 2020

You have every reason to worry about the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) in your home as it displaces oxygen in your body and leads to poisoning. Every year, more than 430 Americans die of carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of the incomplete combustion of fuels. The good news is that it’s possible to avoid CO poisoning by maintaining the fuel-burning appliances, improving the ventilation, and installing a carbon monoxide detector. Therefore, knowing what you can do to avoid CO poisoning is extremely vital. Signs of a Carbon Monoxide Leak Carbon monoxide

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9 Money-Saving Tips to Winterize Your Home

November 20, 2020

A dependable heating system is an absolute necessity in the winter months. Depending on what part of the country you call home, it can cost a good bit of money to maintain the warmth inside your home throughout the winter. However, there are ways to winterize your home that will allow you to save a bit of money while continuing to enjoy the warmth your furnace provides. 1. Air Filter Replacement This step is probably the simplest of the methods to help you prepare your home to withstand the cold of the winter. Regular air

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7 Heating Solutions for Your Finished Basement

November 10, 2020

Most homeowners prefer to make use of each space in their house. A finished basement adds value to the property and gives you a little more space. You can use it to create additional living quarters, a movie room or an office space. Irrespective of where you reside, the basement tends to be the coldest part of your house. Therefore, you’ll need to make various adjustments to make it more comfortable. Heating options will depend on your needs and preferences. Here are various solutions that you can consider. 1. Add a Fireplace

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What You Need to Know About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

October 20, 2020

When it comes to keeping your Seattle home comfortable, you have many options. Options like ceiling fans, space heaters, and complex multi-zone HVAC systems are available to keep your home at a desirable temperature at all times. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use option that provides a lot of flexibility, then a ductless mini-split system from Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning makes a great option. To better understand if this type of system is right for you, here is some in-depth information about these units. What Sets a Ductless Mini-Split System Apart? As the name suggests, the biggest difference

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Why You Should Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 5, 2020

Cooler weather has arrived in the Seattle, WA, area, and frigid winter temperatures won’t be far behind. The last thing you’ll want to deal with on a cold winter night is a malfunctioning heating system or utility bills that keep going up every month. Now is the right time to schedule a checkup for your furnace or heat pump. Find out about why you should schedule fall HVAC maintenance and how an autumn tune-up of your heating system benefits you and your home. Choose a Convenient Appointment Time If you’re like many people, you have

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