6 Ways to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

November 15, 2019

Winter weather in Washington can get quite cold. Although it’s frigid outside, there are plenty of affordable ways to warm up your home. If you’ve been looking for ways to cut heating costs, Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Here are a few simple solutions you can use to cut heating costs this winter. 1. Use Your Fireplace A wood-burning fireplace can be an affordable solution to warm your house during the winter. For the cost of wood and a few matches, you can heat a large area in your residence. After all, this is how homeowners heated

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Why Would a Furnace Filter Turn Black?

November 5, 2019

If a furnace filter does its job the right way, it won’t stay the same color. The filter will slowly turn gray. After all, the filter is collecting dust and dirt. It wouldn’t hurt to pull the screen before its replacement due date and vacuum it clean. If you remove the filter and it’s pure black, this should cause some alarm. Some reasons for a black filter are serious ones. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Carbon monoxide is probably the worst reason why a filter turns black. It’s a poisonous gas, and if it is leaking into

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Questions First Time Furnace Buyers Should Ask

October 21, 2019

Are you buying a furnace for the first time? There are a few questions that will help you narrow down your options and choose the furnace that is perfect for your home. 1. How Large of a Furnace Should You Buy? This is a question that is best left to a qualified professional to answer for you. Buying a furnace that is too large for your home can be as counterproductive as choosing one that is too small. Purchasing the right furnace for your living space has the effect of maximizing its longevity without the constant

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How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

October 10, 2019

Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning understands the amount of energy that can be lost from your home if you have cold air leaks. Most homes have leaks around doors, windows, outlets, and other fixtures that can increase your winter energy bills. Identifying and fixing these leaks can be a great investment in your home. Use Your Hands For larger leaks, you can use the skin on your hands to identify spots where cold air is entering. Choose a cold day when you have the inside of your home heated. Go around any doors or windows on the exterior of

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Early Fall Issues Your Heating System Might Encounter

October 1, 2019

Many people welcome the days of autumn, but the transition to cool weather is rarely smooth. Temperatures can continue to fluctuate between hot and cold. Problems might flare-up with your air conditioner because you’ve been using it for months. The first few times you turn on your heating system could also reveal issues that developed while the system sat unused through the warm season. Maintenance will clear up common problems and get your home ready for winter. Leaves and Twigs Clogging the Outside Heating Unit Fall means falling leaves. These could get stuck in the

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4 Reasons Salt Lamps Improve Indoor Air Quality

September 24, 2019

Most people don’t give much thought to their indoor air quality. However, air can influence the health of residents while spending time inside each day. Salt lamps are increasing in popularity for their ability to cleanse the air and make it easier to breathe with a natural product that boasts many health benefits. Here are a few of the top reasons salt lamps improve air quality and how they work. 1. Generate Negative Ions Salt lamps are proven to generate beneficial negative ions due to the moisture that evaporates from the salt lamp when

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What is Balanced Ventilation?

September 14, 2019

The climate-control experts at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning have years of experience in keeping Seattle-area homes comfortable in every season. We have learned that there is more to your indoor climate than keeping the right temperature. You also want air that is fresh, clean and easy to breathe. This is where home ventilation comes into play. Why Ventilation Matters If fresh air from the outside cannot get in, impurities will build up in the inside air. These include the larger dust particles that you can see floating around on a sunny day as well as smaller particles like pollen

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Is Air Conditioning Healthy?

September 4, 2019

With the modern focus on natural living, some people are starting to worry that air conditioning might cause health problems. After all, it artificially affects your temperature. However, the reality is that air conditioning has complex effects on health. Most of the results of air conditioning are overwhelmingly positive, but just like anything else, it can cause a couple of issues if misused. Air Conditioning Prevents Overheating The first AC compressor was built to protect patients in a Florida hospital, and it continues to provide this valuable service today. Extreme heat is associated with dehydration,

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Benefits of Product Warranties

August 30, 2019

When you hire an HVAC company to install a new system, a warranty is customary. Both five-year and 10-year warranties are common. You may even have the option to extend protection up to 12 years or longer. However, beyond the number of years of protection, warranties can and often do vary greatly between manufacturers and even models of the same make. Confidence in Brand and Model At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Seattle, we install and service all makes and models. However, we are proud to be a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and a big reason for

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Tips for Reducing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 15, 2019

A whole host of biological and chemical pollutants often permeates a typical home. These pollutants can trigger respiratory diseases, headaches, and fatigue. The good news is that you have direct control over the air in your residence. You can take action to reduce the presence of contaminants in your environment. Cleaning Helps Control Indoor Air Pollution Regular vacuuming and dusting will remove dust, pollen, mold spores and particulates that drift inside your home. You can enhance indoor air quality by adopting a few simple strategies. Conditions tend to improve when people begin:

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