Fixing Uneven Cooling in a House

May 12, 2019

When it starts to get hot outside, having an unreliable HVAC system can cause a variety of problems. Whether a specific room isn’t getting cool enough or your upstairs bedrooms are too stuffy, there are steps you can take. How to Reduce Uneven Cooling in Your Home If there’s a single room that isn’t getting warm, make sure there’s nothing blocking the vents. By keeping large pieces of furniture away from vents, you can improve the air flow. Running the fan of your HVAC system even when you aren’t cooling can also keep warm air circulating throughout the different rooms

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Are HVAC and Air Conditioning Different?

May 2, 2019

The terms “air conditioning” and “HVAC” are often used interchangeably, but are they actually the same thing? No. While a person will probably understand what you mean in either case, HVAC actually refers to a unit of systems whereas as AC refers to the specific subsystem that cools your air. The Acronym HVAC HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It’s an aspect of mechanical engineering and an overarching design principle that seeks to balance indoor comfort with the total cost of ownership. These principles can apply to residential, commercial, industrial, and other indoor environments. Heating Heating is an

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Three Simple Hacks to Heat Your Home for Less

April 20, 2019

With energy costs on the rise, savvy homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to heat up their homes without breaking the bank. Use these three simple tips to protect your home from the cold, all while keeping more money in your pocket. 1. Reflect Heat With Foil Aluminum foil isn’t just for the kitchen anymore. It can be used to help reflect heat back toward the house and prevent a decent amount of heat loss. If your house uses radiators, place foil behind them to keep the heat from disappearing through the wall.

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How Do Furnaces Work?

April 10, 2019

Even with warmer temperatures on the horizon, it’s still a good idea to know a thing or two about your furnace. At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Seattle, we believe that understanding how your furnace operates will not only help you to troubleshoot problems but potentially help you to avoid emergency services calls or even furnace replacement. Let’s start with the basics. What Is a Furnace? Although there are newer models, the most common type of furnace is a gas-powered system, which heats air in one area of your home and then distributes it evenly throughout your

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6 Reasons Every Home Needs a Humidifier

April 1, 2019

Many homes don’t have a whole-home humidifier, but that’s changing as the industry and homeowners recognize the many benefits a humidifier has for a home comfort system. 1. Greater Comfort Water vapor in the air helps you to feel warmer and more comfortable at a lower temperature. The vapor can also help warmth to feel more even throughout the entire home and avoid cold pockets. 2. Reduced Costs After installing a humidifier, the average homeowner can turn the thermostat down several degrees. The average home can save up to 4

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Guide to Choosing a Heating System

March 20, 2019

Most heating systems cost more than $1,000, so you want to make the right choice. A quality heating system will last 20 years and keep energy bills low while maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. Climate One of the most important considerations in choosing a heating system is your city’s climate. In areas where winters are harsh, the heating system needs to be capable of greater heat output. If you’re in southern California, you can get away with a unit that doesn’t have such high heat output capacity. A local heating company can make recommendations

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Finding the Ideal Heating Repair Company

March 10, 2019

Selecting a heating repair company in the Greater Seattle area may seem like a daunting process. There are many companies to choose from. Nevertheless, you can often make your choice much easier by focusing on a handful of important points. Experienced and Established At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the Puget Sound region since 1987. That’s more than three decades of not just heating repair experience but also experience specific to homeowners in this area. We’re a proud member of the community we serve, and it’s also very important that you choose a company you know will

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3 Heating System Myths

March 1, 2019

Many people often believe myths about heating systems. There are many theories about what makes a furnace work better or fail. However, homeowners are surprised when the professionals at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Tacoma, WA, let them know that their long-held beliefs simply aren’t true. Here are three of them. 1. Turning Off the Heat When the House is Empty Saves Money This sounds like it should be true, but it’s not. If everyone’s going to be at work or school all day and the heating system is turned off, they’re just going to come home to a

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Benefits of Financing a Heating System

February 18, 2019

Regardless of where people live in the United States, it is going to be cold this winter. There is already snow on the ground in some places and it is critical for everyone to make sure that they have a working heating system. Unfortunately, many people are going to be disappointed when they boot up their heating system for the first time since last winter. They might find that their heating system needs to be repaired or even replaced. These types of emergent, unexpected expenses are difficult for families living on a budget. Fortunately, there is a way to afford

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Warning Signs You Need Furnace Repair

February 9, 2019

If you have a furnace in your home that helps you keep the interior warm during cooler times of the year, it is likely you do not want it to falter at a time you need it most. There are some signs that indicate that a repair is needed to keep your furnace running as necessary. Failing to repair your furnace in a timely manner could lead to further problems. Here are some signs that mean it is best to call a heating repair service for an assessment of your furnace. Warm Air Is Not Present Obviously, a

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