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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5 Effective Ways to Winterize Your Heating System

December 7, 2021

The holiday season has finally arrived, and with this festive time of year comes the reminder that you’re running short on time to prepare your home for the coldest weather we experience annually. One of the most important aspects of doing so is ensuring that your heating system is in good condition and operating efficiently. You’re likely to be relying heavily on it over the next several months. When you’re spending so much more time inside the house with the thermostat cranked up, it puts extra pressure and strain on your furnace. If you don’t take certain measures to prepare

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Home’s HVAC System for a Snowstorm

November 17, 2021

The winter weather is pretty unpredictable, and it can get even more unpredictable when snow and ice are in the forecast. Since you don’t know if the snowfall will be a blizzard or light dusting, the last thing you want is to discover a problem with your HVAC unit that you could have tackled sooner. Timely and proper maintenance of the unit can prevent minor problems from becoming major and expensive fixes in the long run. Whether you own a heat pump, a furnace, or a multipurpose system, preparing your HVAC unit for winter weather can

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16 Basement Heating Options for Your Home

November 3, 2021

If you live in an old Lynnwood, WA, home with a basement, as many of us do, there’s always the question of what to do about heating. Should you use space heaters? If so, how do you make sure they’re safe? Should you use a central heating system like a furnace, radiator, or air conditioner? We go into detail about the best heating options for basements. 1. Space Heaters for Basements Space heaters can be an effective heating solution for a basement if you choose the right one for your situation and use it correctly. They’re

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Safety Tips for Using a Space Heater Inside of Your Home

October 5, 2021

Space heaters are becoming a popular way to provide supplemental heat without jacking up your energy bill. However, these heaters can result in a house fire if they’re not used correctly. By following the tips that we’re going to go over below, you can safely operate your space heater to get more heat for your home. Make It Electric You can purchase space heaters that use different types of fuel. The most common are electric, oil, propane, and gas. Due to the fact that you’ll be using the space heater in an enclosed space, it’s

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