How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

October 10, 2019

Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning understands the amount of energy that can be lost from your home if you have cold air leaks. Most homes have leaks around doors, windows, outlets, and other fixtures that can increase your winter energy bills. Identifying and fixing these leaks can be a great investment in your home. Use Your Hands For larger leaks, you can use the skin on your hands to identify spots where cold air is entering. Choose a cold day when you have the inside of your home heated. Go around any doors or windows on the exterior of

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Early Fall Issues Your Heating System Might Encounter

October 1, 2019

Many people welcome the days of autumn, but the transition to cool weather is rarely smooth. Temperatures can continue to fluctuate between hot and cold. Problems might flare-up with your air conditioner because you’ve been using it for months. The first few times you turn on your heating system could also reveal issues that developed while the system sat unused through the warm season. Maintenance will clear up common problems and get your home ready for winter. Leaves and Twigs Clogging the Outside Heating Unit Fall means falling leaves. These could get stuck in the

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4 Reasons Salt Lamps Improve Indoor Air Quality

September 24, 2019

Most people don’t give much thought to their indoor air quality. However, air can influence the health of residents while spending time inside each day. Salt lamps are increasing in popularity for their ability to cleanse the air and make it easier to breathe with a natural product that boasts many health benefits. Here are a few of the top reasons salt lamps improve air quality and how they work. 1. Generate Negative Ions Salt lamps are proven to generate beneficial negative ions due to the moisture that evaporates from the salt lamp when

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What is Balanced Ventilation?

September 14, 2019

The climate-control experts at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning have years of experience in keeping Seattle-area homes comfortable in every season. We have learned that there is more to your indoor climate than keeping the right temperature. You also want air that is fresh, clean and easy to breathe. This is where home ventilation comes into play. Why Ventilation Matters If fresh air from the outside cannot get in, impurities will build up in the inside air. These include the larger dust particles that you can see floating around on a sunny day as well as smaller particles like pollen

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Is Air Conditioning Healthy?

September 4, 2019

With the modern focus on natural living, some people are starting to worry that air conditioning might cause health problems. After all, it artificially affects your temperature. However, the reality is that air conditioning has complex effects on health. Most of the results of air conditioning are overwhelmingly positive, but just like anything else, it can cause a couple of issues if misused. Air Conditioning Prevents Overheating The first AC compressor was built to protect patients in a Florida hospital, and it continues to provide this valuable service today. Extreme heat is associated with dehydration,

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Benefits of Product Warranties

August 30, 2019

When you hire an HVAC company to install a new system, a warranty is customary. Both five-year and 10-year warranties are common. You may even have the option to extend protection up to 12 years or longer. However, beyond the number of years of protection, warranties can and often do vary greatly between manufacturers and even models of the same make. Confidence in Brand and Model At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Seattle, we install and service all makes and models. However, we are proud to be a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and a big reason for

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Tips for Reducing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 15, 2019

A whole host of biological and chemical pollutants often permeates a typical home. These pollutants can trigger respiratory diseases, headaches, and fatigue. The good news is that you have direct control over the air in your residence. You can take action to reduce the presence of contaminants in your environment. Cleaning Helps Control Indoor Air Pollution Regular vacuuming and dusting will remove dust, pollen, mold spores and particulates that drift inside your home. You can enhance indoor air quality by adopting a few simple strategies. Conditions tend to improve when people begin:

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Why a Clean Air Filter is Important

August 5, 2019

You have probably heard the rule of thumb about swapping out heating or cooling air filter at least once every three months. Like most of us, you have probably forgotten to do that on occasion. With this in mind, let us consider why fresh air filters are so important. Increased Energy Costs Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the Greater Seattle area for more than three decades. We know that air filter replacement is among the most basic yet crucial parts of AC system maintenance. Your unit was selected and configured based on your particular home.

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Should You Turn Off Your AC When You Leave for a Vacation?

July 30, 2019

If you are going to be away from home for an extended period, you’re likely wondering if you should turn off your air conditioner while you’re gone. After all, no one will be home, so why waste electricity and money to cool your residence? As tempting as it may be, you should not shut your AC off when you’re going to be away for some time. Reasons Not to Turn Your AC Unit Off While you won’t be home to enjoy the cool air from your AC, there are other benefits associated with running

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Signs That Your Thermostat Needs to Be Replaced

July 20, 2019

A thermostat that is starting to falter can cause some major discomfort. After all, your home’s temperature is controlled by this device. How can you determine if it’s past the time you purchased a new one? Let’s look at some indications your thermostat should be changed out. Temperature Discrepancies One of the first and most obvious signs you may notice is simply that the comfort level in your home does not seem to match your thermostat setting. If your indoor temperature is much higher or lower than it should be, the fault could lie

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