Complete Guide to the Best HVAC Terminology

December 30, 2018

Do you know what an air handler is? How about bioaerosols? No? It’s okay. Here at Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning we not only know the ins and outs of your HVAC equipment, but also want to educate you on exactly what we are working with. So if you want to impress your HVAC technician next time they come to service your furnace, read on to learn the best HVAC terminology and how it relates to your system at home. HVAC Terminology A Air Flow Air flow relates to how much air is moved throughout your duct system. Air Handler...

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Ultimate Showdown: Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters

December 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered if a traditional hot water heater or a tankless water heater is better for you, your family, and your home? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning your comfort is our #1 priority. Read on to learn more about traditional and tankless hot water heaters. About Traditional Water Heaters Traditional hot water heaters have been used in homes for decades, but is it the right choice for you? A traditional hot water heater constantly stores heated water. These tanks can range from 20 to 80 gallons depending on the size...

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Ultimate Guide to a Clean HVAC Unit

December 16, 2018

Bathroom. Kitchen. Garage. Bedroom. Check all those off your list! Those are a given when it comes to your spring cleaning plans. But what about your HVAC unit? Bet you never thought spring cleaning actually began with your HVAC unit that’s been turned off all season. Ever notice you clean a room, and a few days later there’s piles of dust? Already? All signs point to that HVAC unit of yours! Indoor air quality is so important and spring is the best time to clean your unit. Summer is right around the corner, and you will want to rely 100%...

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The Truth About Buying a New Air Conditioner

December 9, 2018

Buying a new air conditioner can be very stressful, am I right? Not only that, but when you’re not educated about all the in’s and out’s of buying a new AC, that’s not cool, at all. So it’s time you know the truth. Because while this can be an overwhelming process, education is your friend and we’re here to teach you all you need to know about buying a new air conditioner. 1. Price of a New Air Conditioner Typically price is the main factor when deciding if you are going to purchase a new air conditioning unit or not....

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Top Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Before Winter

December 1, 2018

With winter on the way, now is a good time to set up maintenance for your furnace. Having routine maintenance done before you start cranking up the heat helps ensure that your furnace stays in excellent condition all winter long. Reduce the Risk of Repairs When you don’t have your furnace checked and tuned up before winter, you could end up going without heat right when you need it the most. Maintenance helps ensure that your furnace is in good working condition, so that it will be less likely to break down on you when it’s freezing outside. Having your...

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Does Rain Damage My Heating System Over Time?

November 23, 2018

We like to think of HVAC systems as an investment, and it’s only natural to want to protect and maximize your investment over time. Noting this, many homeowners become weary of the effect that weather will have on the HVAC system, which is typically located outside of the home. Here’s a closer look at the effect Mother Nature can have on your equipment, and what you can do about it. Rain and Your AC System In the case your basement, crawl space or area where your HVAC unit is installed floods, then it could destroy the electronics and other components...

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How to Make Sure Your AC System in Environmentally Reponsible

November 16, 2018

When you think of making your home environmentally friendly, chances are you will be thinking of things like turning off lights when you leave your room, making use of reusable tote bags at the green grocery store, or even starting a compost pile in your backyard. Another way of making your home more environmentally friendly during summer is to make your air conditioning system energy-efficient. Practicing good habits when using your AC system will help you conserve energy in your home. The good news is that saving energy with your AC unit does not mean that you will suffer through...

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Indoor Air Quality Effects on Health

November 9, 2018

The air we breathe can have effects on our health. Indoor air pollution has been ranked by federal scientists as one of the most important environmental problems in the US. Most Americans spend approximately 22 hours daily indoors. Indoor air pollutants include poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur oxide, microbial and chemical volatile compounds. Common symptoms of indoor air pollution include: Sneezing Fatigue Coughing Dizziness Watery Eyes Respiratory congestion Below are some of the causes of indoor air pollution and their effect on human health. Asbestos Asbestos is the most common indoor air pollutant as it...

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How to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

November 2, 2018

Whether we have an extreme heat wave, that’s bad enough to require our Seattle homeowners to crank up their air conditioner for days on end, or we’re experiencing an atypical cold snap where you rely on your heating system, the comfort of your home is as vital as its energy efficiency. Our experienced team of Brennan heating and cooling specialists are eager to help you have an energy efficient home without having to sacrifice comfort to do so. Annual Seasonal Inspection and Maintenance Service An annual preseason inspection will detect problems with your system before they require costly repairs. With...

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How is a “Smart” Thermostat Beneficial?

October 25, 2018

Thermostats control the internal temperature of your home and are essential to provide energy efficient heating and cooling. New advances in technology have now produced “Smart” thermostats which automatically monitor and can control home temperature to within 0.5 degrees based on your energy usage patterns and needs. There are 2 basic types of “Smart” thermostats which include those which can “learn” and those which are programmable. What is a “Smart” thermostat? A “Smart” thermostat is a programmable thermostat which is connected to the internet over your WiFi network. This allows you to use your smartphone, tablet or computer for remote...

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