Frequently Asked Questions

January 10, 2024

General Questions Why should I perform preventive maintenance? This question is twofold. You’ll want to perform preventative maintenance to protect your warranty and make sure the system lasts to full potential. Should I have my equipment serviced? Yes, we recommend that you get your equipment serviced annually. What size heating and air conditioning system do I need?/What is the proper size HVAC system for my home? The size of your system really depends on your home and your needs. To help you make this decision we offer free

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Why Choose Brennan?

January 10, 2024

There are many advantages to choosing Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning as your favorite Seattle area heating and cooling contractor, a few of which are listed below. Visit Choosing a Quality Contractor for tips on how to choose a contractor you will be happy with. Locally owned and operated One of Puget Sound Energy’s select heating and air conditioner contractors and five-time recipient of its Platinum Achievement Award – the top honor for sales & customer service awarded annually to only one contractor Installation and service technicians are all factory-trained and certified We use only the most reliable,

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Springtime HVAC Preparation Tips

March 16, 2022

As the warm weather starts to break through the winter chill, it’s time to start undertaking some of those seasonal household maintenance tasks. One of these is preparing your HVAC system for its long summer run ahead. Change Your Air Filter Your HVAC system has an air filter that works to filter out harmful airborne particles. As the filter reaches the end of its useful lifespan, it will be clogged full of debris. The spring is the perfect time to change out your used air filter and replace it with a fresh one. If persons in

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Why Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed Yearly?

January 1, 2020

Water heater manufacturers and plumbers recommend that you should have your water heater flushed once a year. There are four reasons for this, and we’ve outlined them below. 1. Your Water Is No Longer as Hot Sediment builds up on the bottom of your water heater. This eventually results in the heater no longer being able to penetrate it to heat your water to the same degree it once did. Flushing your water heater removes this sediment. 2. Your Energy Bill Is Higher Since your water heater must work harder to heat

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Three Simple Hacks to Heat Your Home for Less

April 20, 2019

Updated: February 16, 2024 With energy costs on the rise, savvy homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to heat up their homes without breaking the bank. Use these three simple tips to protect your home from the cold, all while keeping more money in your pocket. 1. Reflect Heat With Foil Aluminum foil isn’t just for the kitchen anymore. It can be used to help reflect heat back toward the house and prevent a decent amount of heat loss. If

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How Do Furnaces Work?

April 10, 2019

Even with warmer temperatures on the horizon, it’s still a good idea to know a thing or two about your furnace. At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Seattle, we believe that understanding how your furnace operates will not only help you to troubleshoot problems but potentially help you to avoid emergency services calls or even furnace replacement. Let’s start with the basics. What Is a Furnace? Although there are newer models, the most common type of furnace is a gas-powered system, which heats air in one area of your home and then distributes it evenly throughout your

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6 Reasons Every Home Needs a Humidifier

April 1, 2019

Many homes don’t have a whole-home humidifier, but that’s changing as the industry and homeowners recognize the many benefits a humidifier has for a home comfort system. 1. Greater Comfort Water vapor in the air helps you to feel warmer and more comfortable at a lower temperature. The vapor can also help warmth to feel more even throughout the entire home and avoid cold pockets. 2. Reduced Costs After installing a humidifier, the average homeowner can turn the thermostat down several degrees. The average home can save up to 4

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Guide to Choosing a Heating System

March 20, 2019

Most heating systems cost more than $1,000, so you want to make the right choice. A quality heating system will last 20 years and keep energy bills low while maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. Climate One of the most important considerations in choosing a heating system is your city’s climate. In areas where winters are harsh, the heating system needs to be capable of greater heat output. If you’re in southern California, you can get away with a unit that doesn’t have such high heat output capacity. A local heating company can make recommendations

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Finding the Ideal Heating Repair Company

March 10, 2019

Selecting a heating repair company in the Greater Seattle area may seem like a daunting process. There are many companies to choose from. Nevertheless, you can often make your choice much easier by focusing on a handful of important points. Experienced and Established At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been serving the Puget Sound region since 1987. That’s more than three decades of not just heating repair experience but also experience specific to homeowners in this area. We’re a proud member of the community we serve, and it’s also very important that you choose a company you know will

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3 Heating System Myths

March 1, 2019

Many people often believe myths about heating systems. There are many theories about what makes a furnace work better or fail. However, homeowners are surprised when the professionals at Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning in Tacoma, WA, let them know that their long-held beliefs simply aren’t true. Here are three of them. 1. Turning Off the Heat When the House is Empty Saves Money This sounds like it should be true, but it’s not. If everyone’s going to be at work or school all day and the heating system is turned off, they’re just going to come home to a

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