How to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

November 2, 2018

Whether we have an extreme heat wave, that’s bad enough to require our Seattle homeowners to crank up their air conditioner for days on end, or we’re experiencing an atypical cold snap where you rely on your heating system, the comfort of your home is as vital as its energy efficiency. Our experienced team of Brennan heating and cooling specialists are eager to help you have an energy efficient home without having to sacrifice comfort to do so. Annual Seasonal Inspection and Maintenance Service An annual preseason inspection will detect problems with your system before they

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How is a “Smart” Thermostat Beneficial?

October 25, 2018

Thermostats control the internal temperature of your home and are essential to provide energy efficient heating and cooling. New advances in technology have now produced “Smart” thermostats which automatically monitor and can control home temperature to within 0.5 degrees based on your energy usage patterns and needs. There are 2 basic types of “Smart” thermostats which include those which can “learn” and those which are programmable. What is a “Smart” thermostat? A “Smart” thermostat is a programmable thermostat which is connected to the internet over your WiFi network. This allows you to use your

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All About SEER Rating

October 18, 2018

The Pacific Northwest has seen record temperatures in recent years during the summer. Many Seattle residents have seen their energy bills go up as they battled through the heat. What can you do to save yourself more money during the next summer season? Your current unit may not be doing a good job of being energy efficient. The SEER rating on your HVAC unit can tell you how well your unit performs in this regard. What is a SEER Rating? The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating lets you know how much energy your unit expends

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3 Energy Efficiency Tips

October 11, 2018

Your utility bills would be quite different without the need to heat and cool your home. It may seem like something you just need to accept, because being comfortable is important for many reasons. There are some simple ways to make a big difference in your utility bill. Change Your Filter Depending on your actual HVAC unit, you should probably be changing your filter at least every month to six months. The filter keeps foreign matter from going straight into the unit itself, where it can cause wear and tear to the parts. Dust and

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Do I Need an Air Cleaner?

October 4, 2018

In today’s world of environmental pollution, eco-friendly building design, and increased awareness of medical technology and the accompanying health concerns toward leading a long life, many people are aware of the importance of clean air at home and work. It’s only natural to question whether an air purifier may be a boon to a building or whether it isn’t really worth the expense. Like most questions of this nature, there isn’t really a simple answer. It depends on the individual and the amount of time they spend indoors along with who else might visit a particular building and what the

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Choosing the Right HVAC Company

September 27, 2018

When selecting an HVAC company, you’ll want to focus on quality. There are other aspects that matter, such as the price you’re being asked to pay. But if you aren’t getting quality, a low price may not be very beneficial. Low quality can equal low value, and even a great price won’t make you feel better about that. Instead of focusing on the cost, take a look at what you’re getting for that amount to determine the value you’re receiving. You’ll also want to consider what companies in Seattle, Washington typically charge for services such as heating

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5 Benefits of UV Lights

September 20, 2018

When you get your heating or cooling system repaired or replaced, the HVAC technician typically asks if you want to install UV lights in your HVAC system. UV lights prevent mold and mildew from building up in the vents and getting into your house. Let take a look at five reasons you should consider saying yes to UV lights. 1. Reduce Mold and Mildew Fungal contamination via HVAC units is a common issue you can’t ignore. It spreads allergic rhinitis, infectious diseases and asthma-inducing organisms as well as other diseases. Ultraviolet (UV) lights help you develop

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Top 10 Benefits of Air Conditioning

September 6, 2018

Updated: February 16, 2024 We all love living in comfort, don’t we? Well did you know that there are more benefits of air conditioning than just comfort? Air conditioning can also provide us with safety and better quality of life in our own homes. 1. Reduced Possibility of Asthma Attacks Did you know that air conditioning your home can help reduce the possibility of suffering an asthma attack? According to Mayo Clinic, running an A/C not only reduces humidity in your home, but can also lower the amount of pollen,

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Top Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Before Winter

September 1, 2018

With winter on the way, now is a good time to set up maintenance for your furnace. Having routine maintenance done before you start cranking up the heat helps ensure that your furnace stays in excellent condition all winter long. Reduce the Risk of Repairs When you don’t have your furnace checked and tuned up before winter, you could end up going without heat right when you need it the most. Maintenance helps ensure that your furnace is in good working condition, so that it will be less likely to break down on you when it’s

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What Does it Mean to be EPA Certified?

August 30, 2018

When it comes to showing customers that a company cares about them and wants to protect their interests, a great way to do that is through being EPA Certified. This means that the United States Environmental Protection Agency has examined the work that the company does and has certified that they are meeting the EPA’s standards for protecting the environment. Taking good care of the environment also means taking good care of people, because they need safe air to breathe and clean water to drink. Becoming EPA Certified is a process that has to be worked through for any company

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