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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