5 Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear From Your AC

July 10, 2019

Air conditioning units, especially central AC systems, will make sounds from time to time. While some sounds are normal, such as the clicking you hear when the AC turns on and off, others signal a problem with the unit. Below are a few sounds that you don’t want to hear coming from your AC. 1. Rattling and Banging in Your AC These both indicate a loose or broken part. It could be loose wiring or loose nuts and bolts. Banging shows that the problem is growing worse. The sounds could also point to failing motor bearings.

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5 Key Advantages to Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems

June 25, 2019

Having your home’s HVAC system inspected and possibly replaced can offer you several advantages. Your local HVAC service company can help you to determine if you’re getting the best energy efficiency in your house through an energy-efficiency inspection. Here are five key advantages to using more energy-efficient systems in your residence. 1. Reduce Your Home Energy Bill When you purchase an energy-efficient HVAC system, it can reduce your energy bills since the system doesn’t have to work as hard to make your house more comfortable. Often, the reduction in your energy bill can even help cover

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Dealing With Uneven Cooling in a Home

June 10, 2019

If you’re noticing that certain rooms in your home don’t cool down enough when you turn your air conditioner on, there are a variety of steps you can take. Uneven cooling can be uncomfortable and lead to energy bills that are higher than they need to be. Addressing various issues can improve the livability of your home and save you money in the long run. Check Your Air Vents Go through each room in your home and check to see if the air vents are open or closed. Having furniture or other large objects in

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When to Schedule AC Maintenance

June 1, 2019

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you comfortable and cool. If you want your AC unit to protect you from the coming warmer months, it’s important to schedule AC maintenance. Many homeowners don’t think about calling an AC contractor until there’s a major issue. However, an annual AC tune-up can save you money in the long term. It will also give you peace of mind going into the Seattle summer. Catch Problems Early Scheduling your AC maintenance before the system starts to receive major use is a wise idea. The extreme weather changes

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Tips for Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

May 22, 2019

Perhaps you’re new to Seattle or just require a fresh start with a different heating and cooling company. Choosing the right HVAC contractor for you and your home may not be simple. There are many companies servicing this region, and although their prices are an obvious distinction, the aspects that distinguish them beyond that can be less obvious. Here are some tips to help you find the right contractor for your needs: Rely on Neighbors for Recommendations As a leading heating and cooling company serving Seattle, Tacoma, and the surrounding areas, we receive much of our new business

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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

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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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