Are Electric Furnaces Energy Efficient?

December 18, 2020

When your Seattle, WA, home needs a new heating system, you’ll have several options to consider. An electric furnace is a good option in places that don’t get frigid weather during the winter months of the year. Seattle’s moderate climate makes an electric furnace a smart choice. Before you decide which electric furnace to buy, here’s what you need to know about their energy efficiency. Understanding Electric Furnaces Versus Heat Pumps Furnaces generate heat and use an air handler to blow the heated air into your home’s ducts. Heat pumps transfer heat. There are electric and

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Simple Energy Audit Steps to Improve HVAC Efficiency

September 6, 2020

Your cooling and heating system is probably the most energy-intensive piece of equipment in your home. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association, cooling and heating account for nearly half of the energy expenses in an average American household. This expenditure exceeds even the growing consumption of energy by modern electronics and appliances. However, by maintaining your HVAC system properly, you can boost its efficiency and cut down on your cooling and heating costs drastically. Becoming more energy efficient does not have to be a strenuous chore. Here are seven of the possible steps you can take to maximize the

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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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