How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 20, 2021

The primary purpose of a central air conditioner is to draw warm air from the house and blow in cool air in the hot summer months. It also draws out excess moisture and filters contaminants to create comfortable indoor conditions. If you own a central air conditioning unit, it’s essential that you familiarize yourself with how it functions. That way, you’ll know the AC system’s main components, and you can easily spot when they malfunction and seek immediate help before the issue escalates into a bigger problem. Here are the steps involved in the air conditioning

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 9, 2021

If your home doesn’t have air conditioning, your air conditioner is on the fritz, or you’re just trying to keep your electric bill low, you’re likely trying to find ways to keep your home cool without running the air conditioner. While air conditioners can make a home much cooler and more comfortable, they aren’t the only solution. Try one of our tips below to help you reduce your air conditioner usage this summer! Keep the Blinds Closed This is one of the easiest and most effective things to do to keep a home cool without

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Replacing vs Repairing Water Heaters

May 24, 2021

The water heater is one of the appliances that few homeowners in Seattle and nearby communities think about until something goes wrong. Buying a new water heater is an expense that might be outside your budget, so you want to make a well-informed decision. Fortunately, many water heater problems can be repaired. On the other hand, this isn’t always the case. If you are having trouble with your water heater, the experts at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide if the heater can be fixed or if it’s time to purchase a new one. If it is time for a replacement,

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What Are the Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters?

May 17, 2021

Most water heaters require a giant tank that holds standing water until someone in the home needs it. However, these tanks are bulky and heavy. Luckily, manufacturers developed tankless water heaters. As the name implies, this water heater doesn’t require a tank. In addition to not requiring a tank to hold water, there are also many other benefits. There are some cons that come with tankless water heaters too. Here is some information on the pros and cons of tankless water heaters and how to know if a tankless water heater is a suitable choice for you.

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 19, 2021

Light exists in various forms. It consists of components known as photons that vibrate. The speed of photon vibration determines the distance from one light wave to the next (wavelength). The faster the photon vibration the shorter the wavelength, and the slower the vibration the longer the wavelength. The wavelength of visible light, for instance, ranges from 400 to 700 nanometers while that of UV light measures between 100 and 400 nanometers. What Is UV Light? Ultraviolet light is a form of electromagnetic radiation designated between visible light and X-rays in the electromagnetic spectrum. Since it

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 12, 2021

It can be difficult feeling like you don’t know what is going on when talking with air conditioning technicians. Yup, you know there are parts of the system, and you know you are having a problem. But do you know the difference between the condensing coil and the evaporator coil, or what the compressor actually does? This lack of understanding often leads to stress and questioning whether a technician is being honest. To combat this, take a few minutes to learn about your system, the signs of a problem, and the major components. Your

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How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

March 20, 2021

Heat pumps are more energy-efficient compared to air conditioners and furnaces. Instead of generating heat from fossil fuels, heat pumps move heat. You can use them to heat and cool your home. What Is Efficiency? The efficiency of heat pumps is dependent on how hard they work to keep a home cool or warm. Efficiency is a measure of the amount of energy a device delivers to your home compared to the amount of energy it consumes. The most efficient systems deliver many times over the amount of energy they consume. Furnaces

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 8, 2021

A hot water tank is likely the most used appliance at home and yet the most neglected. It ensures that you have a steady flow of hot water throughout the house for different purposes. With time, naturally occurring minerals and sand from municipal water lines may build up in the tank. Such sediments form a thick coating at the bottom of the tank, diminishing heat transfer from the heating elements to the water. Eventually, the tank might rust or completely stop working. A hot water tank doesn’t require constant maintenance but often emptying it keeps it

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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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