Does My Thermostat’s Location Matter?

April 18, 2022

You use your thermostat to make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature. It’s more than just a switch or dial, though: thermostats read the temperature inside your house and use that to adjust your HVAC accordingly. Your thermostat’s location may prevent it from working properly, keeping your home too hot or too cold. Read on for information about where thermostats should go and why. The Thermostat’s Job First, consider the important job your thermostat performs for your HVAC system. Initially, it measures the temperature in the room. The theory is that the air around

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Can I Save Energy by Sleeping With My Windows Open?

April 14, 2022

It can feel refreshing to open your windows in the evenings and let the cool outdoor air in. Fresh air, especially during the evening in Seattle, is conducive to a good night’s sleep. As the outdoor air gets cooler, you may wonder if it is best to open your windows at night and turn off your air conditioning. While opening your window at night does improve natural ventilation and might reduce your energy bill, there are several factors to consider before ditching your AC for open windows. The Pros and Cons of Natural Air Ventilation

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Springtime HVAC Preparation Tips

March 16, 2022

As the warm weather starts to break through the winter chill, it’s time to start undertaking some of those seasonal household maintenance tasks. One of these is preparing your HVAC system for its long summer run ahead. Change Your Air Filter Your HVAC system has an air filter that works to filter out harmful airborne particles. As the filter reaches the end of its useful lifespan, it will be clogged full of debris. The spring is the perfect time to change out your used air filter and replace it with a fresh one. If persons in

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Should You Use an HVAC Professional or Handyman?

March 10, 2022

When it comes to taking care of your heating and cooling system, you have a couple of options. You can hire a licensed HVAC professional to perform service and repairs, or you can hire a handyman to do the job. If you’re still on the fence about hiring a professional, here are some of the most common reasons you should highly consider doing so. Specialized Training Probably the most obvious reason that you should opt for an HVAC pro over a handyman is that a professional has specialized HVAC knowledge. To receive a license to sell

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Air Purifiers vs. Dehumidifiers: What’s the Difference?

February 16, 2022

Fresh, clean air is important for your comfort at home. When it comes to air quality, air purifiers and dehumidifiers are popular choices, and homeowners either get one or both. Both provide protection against allergens, but they work on the air in different ways and reduce different kinds of pollutants. Factors in Indoor Air Quality Before learning about the differences between air purifiers and dehumidifiers, it’s necessary to know about what affects indoor air quality levels: Dust and dust mites Bacteria and viruses Pollen Pet dander VOCs

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A Look at the Best Furnace Filters

February 2, 2022

A furnace filter protects your HVAC system while still improving the air quality inside your home. These air filters are made of various fibers such as polyester, fiberglass, or cotton, and they function by catching particles such as dirt, dust, and dander that otherwise would clog your furnace or sit in your ductwork. If you’re looking to purchase a new furnace filter, continue reading to find out everything you need to know about selecting the best furnace filter for your needs. Types of Furnace Filters Typically installed in a frame, a furnace filter

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How to Keep Your Furnace or Heat Pump Clean

January 20, 2022

Wintertime in Seattle may range from mild and rainy weather to frigid and snowy weather with wind and squalls of blinding snow. You’ll need a properly functioning heat pump or furnace to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the winter season. An important part of operating your heat pump or furnace is keeping it clean. Take these steps to ensure that your home’s heating system is clean this winter. Clean the Vent Covers Each room in your home has return and supply vents. These vents connect to your home’s ductwork, and the ducts connect to

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8 Critical Questions to Ask After a Heating Repair

January 6, 2022

Does your HVAC system need maintenance or repair services? You might already know what to ask repair companies before hiring them. But did you know there are crucial questions you should ask after the service also? Having answers to these queries may help you avoid more trouble in the future. Most clients don’t know what questions to ask after a repair service. Below are some critical questions you can ask your repair person after the service. 1. Why Did the Problem Happen? You want to do your best to avoid having to pay for

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Furnace Making Noise? Here’s Why

December 14, 2021

Is your furnace squeaking, clanging, and banging? Unusual sounds are a sure sign that something’s amiss with your heating system. The team at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning has dealt with every sound a furnace can make, and we have professional furnace repair solutions for all of them. However, to the untrained ear, it can be difficult to tell what’s wrong with the unit. We put together this helpful reference article to help you answer the burning question, “why is my furnace making that sound?” Our Seattle furnace technicians are here to help you understand what’s wrong with your furnace and are standing by

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5 Effective Ways to Winterize Your Heating System

December 7, 2021

The holiday season has finally arrived, and with this festive time of year comes the reminder that you’re running short on time to prepare your home for the coldest weather we experience annually. One of the most important aspects of doing so is ensuring that your heating system is in good condition and operating efficiently. You’re likely to be relying heavily on it over the next several months. When you’re spending so much more time inside the house with the thermostat cranked up, it puts extra pressure and strain on your furnace. If you don’t take certain measures to prepare

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