What Does Servicing a Heating System Entail?

February 20, 2020

Your heating system keeps you and your family warm throughout the winter and other cold months. It’s important before this time of the year begins in earnest that you have your system serviced by an HVAC technician. Here are the things that happen during your annual heating system tune-up. Questions Asked by Technicians The technician will ask questions so they have an idea of the situation. Questions may center around whether your home has hot or cold spots and how satisfied you are with your current thermostat. They’ll ask about your energy bills and whether they

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How To Change a Furnace Filter

February 1, 2020

Periodically changing your furnace filter is an important part of HVAC maintenance. Thankfully, this is a relatively simple task that anyone can complete. Changing Your Furnace Filter Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult The first thing you want to do is simply to turn your furnace “off.” In addition, you can disconnect the power so that there is no power going to the furnace as well. This step is optional. After you do that, try to identify where your furnace filter is. You’ll do this by most likely removing the cover on

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Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

January 20, 2020

After winter arrives, the only thing you want is a warm and toasty home. However, you may wonder if running your home heating system day and night is going to be bad in the long run. After all, you don’t want to run up an unnecessary heating bill or be forced to make frequent repairs. A Warm Home Is a Comfortable Home It isn’t bad to run your heating system 24/7 if outdoor temperatures demand it. In fact, this may be necessary if you have people with health problems in your household. However, a heating

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What Causes Furnace Repairs?

December 25, 2019

When your furnace stops working, there are some things you can check before calling an HVAC company. These include making sure the thermostat is on, making sure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped or ensuring the safety switch on the furnace door hasn’t popped out. If these don’t solve the problem, it’s time to call a professional for a repair. 1. Ignition Problems Unlike older models, modern gas furnaces don’t have a standing pilot light. This is more efficient than older designs as gas isn’t constantly being burned. Depending on the furnace and its age, either

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What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 15, 2019

People want to be comfortable in their homes while not spending too much on heating costs. Most people have been conditioned to believe that the ideal temperature for their home in the winter is 72 degrees. However, it is often the case that reducing the thermostat temperature to 68 will let you be just as comfortable while saving a lot of money on your heating bill. The Benefits of Heating Your Home to 68 Degrees For every degree you reduce the heat in your home, you will save between one to three percent

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Furnace Tips for the Holidays

December 5, 2019

This holiday season, Washington expects to get quite chilly. Having a reliable and functional HVAC system installed in your home is your first line of defense in keeping your interior habitable. The furnace is arguably the most essential component of your HVAC equipment. Taking the utmost care of your furnace by heeding the following tips will ensure that your equipment functions just right. Inspecting the Furnace Preventive maintenance-based inspections are crucial for your furnace. By conducting a visual inspection, you can be sure that your heating elements are structurally intact. The inspection also allows you to

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5 Signs It’s Time for a Furnace Replacement

November 25, 2019

Most homeowners don’t think about their furnace until winter arrives. While you can replace a heating system at any time, it’s best to take care of it before the weather turns cold. If you’re still on the fence about upgrading, here are five signs that you may need a furnace replacement. 1. Energy Costs Are Increasing According to the Energy Star website, your temperature system is eating almost half of your monthly utility costs. If you’re seeing a jump in your bill compared to last winter, it could be due to an older furnace

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6 Ways to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

November 15, 2019

Winter weather in Washington can get quite cold. Although it’s frigid outside, there are plenty of affordable ways to warm up your home. If you’ve been looking for ways to cut heating costs, Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Here are a few simple solutions you can use to cut heating costs this winter. 1. Use Your Fireplace A wood-burning fireplace can be an affordable solution to warm your house during the winter. For the cost of wood and a few matches, you can heat a large area in your residence. After all, this is how homeowners heated

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Why Would a Furnace Filter Turn Black?

November 5, 2019

If a furnace filter does its job the right way, it won’t stay the same color. The filter will slowly turn gray. After all, the filter is collecting dust and dirt. It wouldn’t hurt to pull the screen before its replacement due date and vacuum it clean. If you remove the filter and it’s pure black, this should cause some alarm. Some reasons for a black filter are serious ones. Carbon Monoxide Exposure Carbon monoxide is probably the worst reason why a filter turns black. It’s a poisonous gas, and if it is leaking into

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Questions First Time Furnace Buyers Should Ask

October 21, 2019

Are you buying a furnace for the first time? There are a few questions that will help you narrow down your options and choose the furnace that is perfect for your home. 1. How Large of a Furnace Should You Buy? This is a question that is best left to a qualified professional to answer for you. Buying a furnace that is too large for your home can be as counterproductive as choosing one that is too small. Purchasing the right furnace for your living space has the effect of maximizing its longevity without the constant

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