Common Reasons Why Your AC Is Not Cooling Your House

August 19, 2021

In the summer of 2021, temperatures hit record highs all across the country. As a resident of the Puget Sound area, it’s likely that you were expecting your air conditioning unit to make your home livable under the intense heat. Unfortunately, you might have noticed your system not cooling your house that well. Apart from because of higher-than-normal temperatures, an HVAC unit not cooling your home can indicate that you failed to set it up correctly for summer or that something is broken. At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning, we have been serving the Western Puget Sound community since 1987. We

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Steps for End-of-Summer HVAC Maintenance

August 5, 2021

The end of summer indicates a few things, including the conclusion of hot sunny days, kids going back to school, and an ideal time for your HVAC maintenance. After a hectic summer, a proper check-up on your unit enables you to identify potential issues and fix them in time. You can conveniently maintain your system to deliver efficient cooling and heating performances for immediate and future comforts. End-of-Summer Maintenance Checklist Whether you are an experienced or first-time air conditioning system user, knowing how to maintain your unit regularly is essential to maintaining lasting comfort

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 27, 2021

During summer, you might need to run your AC for extended periods to keep up with the high temperatures. This can expose your unit to wear and tear, and when neglected, the air conditioner will eventually fail. A damaged AC in the middle of the hot season can make you very uncomfortable and compromise your health. Therefore, you need to know some basic signs of AC malfunction and how to fix them to avoid frustrating breakdowns. Look out for the following issues. 1. The AC Might Not Turn On Imagine waking up, turning on

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How To Reduce AC Noise

July 12, 2021

The gentle hum of well-maintained equipment is often quite soothing. Soft, whirring sounds as your AC system kicks into action are an auditory signal of the cooling relief that’s on its way. When air conditioners are working properly, they issue mild, humming noises that quickly fade into the background of daily life. However, if the air conditioner in your Seattle, WA, home is an outright noisome nuisance, you may have a problem on your hands. For many models, excess noise can be an indication of damaged parts, build-up of dirt and debris, overheating, and many other issues. The following are

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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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5 Signs That Your AC Is on the Decline

July 20, 2020

Everybody wants to know they are living in a home that is healthy and safe. One of the ways to make the air in your house healthy is by investing in an air conditioning system. There are many benefits you will enjoy by installing an AC unit. The system will cool your residence and also help to keep your indoor air fresh and clean. However, just like vehicles and other machinery, air conditioning systems age and die. The average lifespan of a cooling system is 10 to 15 years when properly maintained, but even with proper maintenance, AC units are

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7 Ways to Stay Cool While Waiting For Air Conditioner Repairs

June 20, 2020

Most of us rely upon our HVAC unit to keep us cool in the summer. When the AC goes out, it can get quite uncomfortable. You and your family are going to have to find ways to stay cool while you wait. Here are seven ways to keep cool while waiting for your AC repair. 1. Turn On The Fans When your AC isn’t working, the next best thing is to use the fans you have in your home. Your ceiling fans will circulate the air in your home, providing a breeze. Use both ceiling

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What is AC Short Cycling?

May 20, 2020

During the summer months, your thermostat starts reading higher temperatures. When it does, it will tell your air conditioner to turn on so that your home is cooled. If the temperature you have set is not reached before your unit turns off, there is an issue. This is called short cycling. There is something in your system stopping your air conditioner from finishing the cooling cycle. A complete cooling cycle begins when your AC unit turns on. Once your house has reached the temperature you have set your thermostat at, your system turns off to complete the

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How To Cut AC Power Consumption Without Replacing Equipment

May 1, 2020

In many households, the indoor comfort system is the top consumer of energy. Typically, fall and spring seasons bring low utility bills, and winter and summer bring much higher ones. With some care and planning, however, you can reduce your air comfort expenses so that your energy usage and resultant costs will be lower even in extreme temperatures. It is true that if you have an older system, buying a newer one can improve your energy efficiency. It is also a fact that there are many other ways to reduce your cooling costs without installing new

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