Advantages of Natural Gas Furnaces

January 10, 2024

Natural Gas Furnace Benefits Natural gas is the fuel of choice for homeowners. It is a clean, affordable, safe and efficient energy choice. Some of the advantages of natural gas include lower energy bills and increased value when you sell your house, plus has many other benefits. Converting to natural gas will save you energy and money. One of the many benefits of natural gas is that today, natural gas costs less than electricity – from 50-70% less. This means you can dramatically reduce your heating and water heating costs. A modern natural gas heating system

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Understanding Hydronic Heating Systems and How They Work

October 18, 2023

The majority of homes in the US have forced-air heating systems with a furnace or a heat pump. Forced-air heating is extremely effective, but it also has some drawbacks. Compared to forced-air heating, hydronic heating systems have many advantages as they are quieter, more energy efficient and improve indoor air quality. Learn more about hydronic heating, and decide if it’s the right choice for your home. What Is a Hydronic Heating System? Hydronic heating systems use hot water instead of just pumping heat out into the air like forced-air heating systems do. This type of system

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Advantages of Heat Pumps

January 19, 2023

9 Advantages of Heat Pumps Heat pumps are a great way to keep your home comfortable all year round while reducing both your energy costs and your carbon footprint. They work by transferring heat from one place to another instead of generating it themselves. This process is highly efficient and cost-effective, making it an ideal choice for homeowners looking to save on their energy bills. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using a heat pump in your home. 1. Cost Savings A heat pump uses an external source of

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Will a Humidifier Make My Furnace More Efficient?

December 10, 2022

Can a Humidifier Help Improve Your Furnace’s Performance? As another cold winter arrives in Seattle, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll keep your home comfortable over the next several months. While most people depend only on a furnace to keep their homes warm, there’s actually more you can do. One potential solution lies in adding a humidifier to your home. While humidifiers get a lot of hype for a lot of reasons, the question still remains if a humidifier can improve the performance of your furnace. While no two homes are alike, this guide from your friends

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Furnace AFUE: A Guide to What It Is and Why It Matters

November 14, 2022

When looking to replace your furnace or install a new unit, the two most important things to focus on are the size of the furnace and its energy-efficiency rating. The size or strength of a furnace is measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units), which refers to how much heat it can produce in an hour. How large of a furnace you need is dictated by both the size of the home and the local climate. As such, furnace size is something you don’t have much of a choice in since you need to be

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7 Tips to Make Your Home’s Furnace as Energy Efficient as Possible

November 10, 2022

Each year as winter approaches, homeowners across the Seattle, WA area start to think about how much their heating bills will be for the year. As they examine current energy prices, they inevitably start to wonder if there’s anything they can do to increase the efficiency of their home’s furnace. Clearly, the best approach is to purchase a brand-new high-efficiency furnace from Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning. In lieu of that, however, there are some ways homeowners can improve the efficiency of their existing furnaces. Here are seven tips that can help achieve greater furnace efficiency. 1. Lower Your Thermostat by

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7 Benefits of Getting a Fall Tune-up for Your Furnace

October 18, 2022

Your furnace is arguably one of the most important appliances in your home during winter. While you might be bundling up your blankets and socks for extra relief due to the freezing temperatures, your furnace should be in tip-top shape to keep your home warm and comfortable. The best way to ensure that your heating system performs effectively is by scheduling tune-up services during fall with an experienced technician. This way, your appliance will be ready for the chilly season. Without a reliable heating system, your home will be uncomfortable, and you’ll struggle through

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How to Keep Your Furnace or Heat Pump Clean

January 20, 2022

Wintertime in Seattle may range from mild and rainy weather to frigid and snowy weather with wind and squalls of blinding snow. You’ll need a properly functioning heat pump or furnace to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the winter season. An important part of operating your heat pump or furnace is keeping it clean. Take these steps to ensure that your home’s heating system is clean this winter. Clean the Vent Covers Each room in your home has return and supply vents. These vents connect to your home’s ductwork, and the ducts connect to

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8 Critical Questions to Ask After a Heating Repair

January 6, 2022

Does your HVAC system need maintenance or repair services? You might already know what to ask repair companies before hiring them. But did you know there are crucial questions you should ask after the service also? Having answers to these queries may help you avoid more trouble in the future. Most clients don’t know what questions to ask after a repair service. Below are some critical questions you can ask your repair person after the service. 1. Why Did the Problem Happen? You want to do your best to avoid having to pay for

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Furnace Making Noise? Here’s Why

December 14, 2021

Is your furnace squeaking, clanging, and banging? Unusual sounds are a sure sign that something’s amiss with your heating system. The team at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning has dealt with every sound a furnace can make, and we have professional furnace repair solutions for all of them. However, to the untrained ear, it can be difficult to tell what’s wrong with the unit. We put together this helpful reference article to help you answer the burning question, “why is my furnace making that sound?” Our Seattle furnace technicians are here to help you understand what’s wrong with your furnace and are standing by

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