Why Is Your AC Leaking Water? 6 Potential Causes

May 18, 2022

Air conditioning units are relatively complex, and for them to effectively cool down your Seattle, WA household, it requires many different components working together harmoniously. With so many parts collaborating to keep the appliance running, there are a variety of things that can potentially go wrong with the equipment. When an AC unit does malfunction, you may notice several different symptoms, but one of the most common occurrences is the appliance leaking water. Not only is a leaking AC unit a clear red flag that something’s wrong with the system, but it can also cause major water damage in your

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Cleaning Your Window AC in 6 Steps

May 7, 2022

The window AC is one of the simplest air conditioning systems you can have in your home. This devise is convenient for individuals who live in apartments or other dwellings that do not have a central HVAC system installed to effectively cool the entire property. Like the other types of air conditioners, a window unit needs regular maintenance to function effectively throughout its service life. One of the ways to maintain the system is by cleaning it to get rid of any dirt. When the window AC is kept clean and properly maintained, it becomes more efficient,

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Can I Save Energy by Sleeping With My Windows Open?

April 14, 2022

Updated: February 16, 2024 It can feel refreshing to open your windows in the evenings and let the cool outdoor air in. Fresh air, especially during the evening in Seattle, is conducive to a good night’s sleep. As the outdoor air gets cooler, you may wonder if it is best to open your windows at night and turn off your air conditioning. While opening your window at night does improve natural ventilation and might reduce your energy bill, there are several factors to consider before ditching your AC for open windows. The Pros and

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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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