Where Should I Install My Mini Split?

May 23, 2024

A ductless mini-split system is great for eliminating hot spots in your home and supplementing a central AC system. This type of system is also a good choice when adding an addition to your home, cooling a garage or shed or even cooling an entire home that doesn’t have a central HVAC system. No matter what your reasons for installing a mini-split system are, it’s important that you choose the right location for the indoor and outdoor components. In this article, we’ll explain what these different components are and what factors are most important when choosing to install each one.

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Can Heat Pumps Also Cool?

February 7, 2024

Heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient options for heating a home. They are typically two to three times more efficient than furnaces that burn fossil fuels. This efficiency is because heat pumps transfer heat rather than burning natural gas or heating oil, which means that installing one can significantly reduce heating costs. Another major advantage of a heat pump is that it can also function as an air conditioner to cool your home in summer. Understanding How Heat Pumps Cool Heat pumps are very similar to traditional air conditioners in many ways, as

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Choose a Quality HVAC Contractor

January 10, 2024

Choosing a quality contractor for your heating and cooling needs is an important process. Choosing the right contractor can make the difference between getting the most comfort and efficiency for your money or getting stuck with a system that doesn’t meet your needs. Here Are Some Tips On Evaluating a Contractor: Ask How Long The Company Has Been In Business Common sense says that older, more established companies will have a better record of customer satisfaction. Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning has been in business since 1987 and has met

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HVAC Buying Tips

January 10, 2024

How To Navigate Purchasing a New HVAC System In these modern times, the heating and cooling industry is constantly progressing and evolving. New products and technology are coming to the market on a regular basis. Consumers are becoming more interested in environmentally friendly solutions as well as indoor air quality products that improve the air they breathe. Now, more than ever, our customers – and particularly new home buyers – are not just looking for a single product or service to meet the needs of their home. Rather, customers are often seeking a total solutions package

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Can a Humidifier Create Mold?

January 4, 2024

Although Seattle is famous for its rainy climate, the air inside most homes can still be quite dry during the winter. Colder air can’t hold nearly as much moisture as warmer air, which leads to lower relative humidity, making the air feel much drier. If you’re like many people, you may occasionally use portable humidifiers during the winter to help add moisture to your home. One issue with running a humidifier is that it can contribute to mold. In this article, we’ll discuss how to prevent a humidifier from causing mold and why a whole-home humidifier is the best choice

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The 3 Types of Home Heat Pumps and How They Work

November 2, 2023

Heat pumps are energy-efficient alternatives to traditional heating and cooling systems. As appliances, heat pumps work in a manner similar to refrigerators or air conditioners. During a single cycle, a heat pump uses energy to transfer heat from a cool space to a warm space. Specifically, this appliance uses electricity along with a refrigerant to “pump” or move heat from one area to another. Just like an air conditioner uses refrigerant and coils to move air, a heat pump uses energy and refrigerant to move heat. Unlike furnaces or boilers, heat pumps do not generate heat. Instead,

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8 Ways to Limit Energy Loss in HVAC Air Ducts

August 30, 2023

According to the University of Florida, between 25% and 40% of heating and cooling energy is lost by ducted HVAC systems. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) asserts that a large portion of these losses exists even when ductwork is well-insulated, well-maintained, and fully sealed. If you’ve been paying a veritable fortune to regulate the temperature in your Seattle, WA home, deficiencies in your air ducts are a likely reason why. Fortunately, there are several effective strategies for limiting this energy loss. The following are eight of them. 1. Add or Improve Air Duct Insulation

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How Efficient Are Ductless Mini-Split Systems?

April 26, 2023

Energy efficiency is currently a top concern when choosing new heating and cooling equipment. If you’re planning to upgrade your heater or air conditioner, you may be curious about ductless mini-splits. Although these systems were first introduced in 1959, they’re fast increasing in popularity as residents of Seattle, WA search for ways to lower their carbon footprints. Read on to discover just how efficient ductless mini-splits are and why. The Benefits of Installing Ductless Mini-Splits in Western Washington Consistently ranked as having one of the longest and heaviest rain seasons in the continental United States, Seattle

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How to Adjust AC Fan Speed and Why It May Be Necessary

September 19, 2022

The blower fan inside your home is one of the most important parts of your air conditioning and heating system. When your HVAC system is on, the fan is what circulates the heated or cooled air throughout the building. If the fan isn’t running at the optimal speed, it can reduce the effectiveness of your heating or cooling system or create other issues such as high indoor humidity. This means that having an HVAC technician adjust the speed of your blower fan could hold the key to improving your home’s comfort and overcoming any AC or

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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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