Reasons Your Home Feels Humid When Your AC Is Running

July 15, 2022

Seattle is one of the most humid cities in the country, and this can make it extremely difficult to properly manage your home’s humidity level. High indoor humidity can create numerous problems. For starters, it will make your home feel hotter and more uncomfortable. It also forces your air conditioner to work much harder, which can lead to increased wear and tear, more frequent need for repairs, and higher energy costs. High humidity can also potentially lead to water damage and allow mold to grow inside the home. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer with high

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Ways of Reducing HVAC Noise

June 20, 2022

An HVAC system is designed to keep the entire building cool or warm, depending on the time of the year. To do this, it pumps out a large volume of air. When the air is circulated through the ducts and vents in the ceiling, it is sometimes accompanied by a lot of noise. This noise can come in all shapes and sizes from fans whirring to high-pitched squeaks and whistles as air escapes. The amount of noise your HVAC produces is directly proportional to the amount of air it pumps out, so the more heating or cooling you want, the

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Does My Thermostat’s Location Matter?

April 18, 2022

You use your thermostat to make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature. It’s more than just a switch or dial, though: thermostats read the temperature inside your house and use that to adjust your HVAC accordingly. Your thermostat’s location may prevent it from working properly, keeping your home too hot or too cold. Read on for information about where thermostats should go and why. The Thermostat’s Job First, consider the important job your thermostat performs for your HVAC system. Initially, it measures the temperature in the room. The theory is that the air around

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Should You Use an HVAC Professional or Handyman?

March 10, 2022

When it comes to taking care of your heating and cooling system, you have a couple of options. You can hire a licensed HVAC professional to perform service and repairs, or you can hire a handyman to do the job. If you’re still on the fence about hiring a professional, here are some of the most common reasons you should highly consider doing so. Specialized Training Probably the most obvious reason that you should opt for an HVAC pro over a handyman is that a professional has specialized HVAC knowledge. To receive a license to sell

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A Look at the Best Furnace Filters

February 2, 2022

A furnace filter protects your HVAC system while still improving the air quality inside your home. These air filters are made of various fibers such as polyester, fiberglass, or cotton, and they function by catching particles such as dirt, dust, and dander that otherwise would clog your furnace or sit in your ductwork. If you’re looking to purchase a new furnace filter, continue reading to find out everything you need to know about selecting the best furnace filter for your needs. Types of Furnace Filters Typically installed in a frame, a furnace filter

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When Should You Consider Replacing Your Ductwork

October 20, 2021

HVAC ductwork is quite likely the last thing that comes to your mind as you go about your usual activities within the house. Air ducts are normally hidden; however, they still require attention, maintenance and repair from time to time. Air ducts are fundamental components of your HVAC system because they circulate conditioned air throughout your residence. Because of their importance, it is prudent to be on the lookout for any signs of faulty operation and seek professional repair and maintenance services from experts at a company such as Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning if you notice any. We provide

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 12, 2021

It can be difficult feeling like you don’t know what is going on when talking with air conditioning technicians. Yup, you know there are parts of the system, and you know you are having a problem. But do you know the difference between the condensing coil and the evaporator coil, or what the compressor actually does? This lack of understanding often leads to stress and questioning whether a technician is being honest. To combat this, take a few minutes to learn about your system, the signs of a problem, and the major components. Your

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How Long Does A Furnace Last?

January 10, 2021

“Built to Last” is a common marketing slogan utilized by purveyors of all sorts of products. When advertising their heating equipment and promoting its longevity, several furnace manufacturers employ this phrase without qualifying it. In most cases, these manufacturers are quite reputable, and the vital heating units they sell are built very well. However, lasting a long time is not the same thing as working without problems indefinitely. No furnace will operate trouble-free forever. All heating equipment has a life expectancy, and any furnace will benefit from preventive maintenance. Furnaces, like other machines, eventually suffer problems related

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What You Need to Know About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

October 20, 2020

When it comes to keeping your Seattle home comfortable, you have many options. Options like ceiling fans, space heaters, and complex multi-zone HVAC systems are available to keep your home at a desirable temperature at all times. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use option that provides a lot of flexibility, then a ductless mini-split system from Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning makes a great option. To better understand if this type of system is right for you, here is some in-depth information about these units. What Sets a Ductless Mini-Split System Apart? As the name suggests, the biggest difference

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Why You Should Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 5, 2020

Cooler weather has arrived in the Seattle, WA, area, and frigid winter temperatures won’t be far behind. The last thing you’ll want to deal with on a cold winter night is a malfunctioning heating system or utility bills that keep going up every month. Now is the right time to schedule a checkup for your furnace or heat pump. Find out about why you should schedule fall HVAC maintenance and how an autumn tune-up of your heating system benefits you and your home. Choose a Convenient Appointment Time If you’re like many people, you have

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