Looking to prepare your home for summer heat? Choosing a quality air conditioning contractor can save you time, money, and stress. Follow these simple guidelines:
- Choose an Established Business
Older, established companies often have more experience and a better track record.
- Look for State Licensing
By law, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors must be state licensed and fully insured before charging you for work on your cooling or heating system. These laws were created to protect you from the use of substandard materials and shortcuts that could endanger you or your property.
- Fully Bonded and Insured
Mistakes happen. If you discover that your property has been damaged due to a mistake made by your contractor, it is important to ensure they have insurance that will cover the necessary repairs.
- Don’t Confuse EPA Certification with State Licensing
Environmental Protection Agency certification is not the same as state licensing. While an EPA certificate is important and signifies an environmentally responsible product, it does not qualify your contractor to work on your cooling and heating system.
- Keeping Up with Technology
Make sure your contractor has kept up with their research. Industry guidelines for heating and cooling systems are always changing. Working with a contractor who is behind on technology could lead to a bad investment and cost you money in the long run.
- Eco-Friendly Products
Your heating and cooling systems can be environmentally responsible! Did you know that Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC’s) frequently used in air conditioning and heat pump refrigerants have been linked to the destruction of the earth’s ozone layer? Quality contractors use environmentally safe products and are specially trained to recover, recycle, reclaim and dispose of used refrigerant.
- Ask For References or Testimonials
A quality contractor should have nothing to hide and will happily provide you with testimonials or references.
Try a Free Energy Consultation
At Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer environmentally-friendly air conditioners and we are happy to provide a free energy consultation to help you find the air conditioning system that is perfect for your home. Brennan Heating is an award-winning Seattle heating and air conditioning service contractor. Contact us online or by phone at 1-877-BRENNAN.
Did you know that most air conditioners and heat pumps use an environmentally harmful refrigerant called Freon R-22? In fact, many experts have labeled Freon R-22 as a major cause of ozone depletion. Ozone depletion exposes humans, animals, and plant life to the harmful effects of the sun’s rays and can increase rates of skin cancer.
The Dangers of Freon R-22
The good news is that as a consumer you now have the option to choose an environmentally-friendly air conditioner that uses a different component called R140-A. This is just as effective as R-22 yet does not pose the same environmental threat. Best of all, making the switch to an eco-friendly air conditioning system is also more affordable. As more R-22 units are being removed from the market, their maintenance costs are beginning to skyrocket. So why not invest in an eco-friendly air conditioner and save both the environment and your money at the same time?
Choose an Eco-Friendly Alternative
At Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer environmentally-friendly air conditioners and we are happy to provide a free energy consultation to help you find the air conditioning system that is perfect for your home. Brennan Heating is an award-winning Seattle heating and air conditioning service contractor contact us online or by phone at 1-877-BRENNAN.
As temperatures rise, so do air conditioning costs. Thinking about purchasing central air conditioning for your home in preparation for summer? Make a good investment! Learn what to look for with these tips:
Nothing is more frustrating than being kept up all night by the persistent hum of your Air conditioner. Even though your AC unit might be kept outside, it can still make a lot of noise! When purchasing a new air conditioner, consider where it will be kept and how many decibels of sound it generates.
Efficiency and Sizing
Did you know that central air conditioning units are far more efficient than room air conditioners? To maximize your efficiency make sure you pick the proper sized AC unit for your home. If your air conditioner is too large, it will not be able to remove humidity quite as well. If it is too small, it will lack the power needed to keep your entire home cool. Other factors can also affect air conditioner efficiency including improper installation and lack of duct insulation. Be sure to consult with your contractor prior to purchase to avoid problems down the line.
Regularly changing your air conditioner filter is extremely important. A unit running on an old filter is substantially less efficient and can be a safety risk. Unfortunately, many people frequently forget to change their AC unit filters. Buy an air conditioner with an automated light that reminds you to change the filter after a preset number of hours and you will never need to worry.
Energy Star Compliance
Always choose an air conditioner that is Energy Star compliant. Not only are Energy Star air conditioners environmentally friendly, they are also more efficient and save money on your energy bill.
About Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning
Looking for more detailed information or a free energy consultation? Contact Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning online or by phone at 1-877-BRENNAN. Brennan is an award-winning Seattle heating and air conditioning service contractor. At Brennan we offer electrical services and provide a large line of name brand, Energy Star furnaces, air conditioners and other home improvement products for your home.
Air conditioning season may be coming soon, but that doesn’t mean you should forget about your furnace until next fall. In fact, having your furnace serviced annually is a great idea.
Annual Service Helps you Save
A simple annual tune up could save you up to 20 percent on your electricity or fuel bill. You will also be able to rest assured knowing that your furnace will be ready to go once winter rolls around again.
Annual Service for Safety
Still not convinced? Regular tune ups help keep your home safe. Did you know that malfunctioning heating equipment is to blame for hundreds of house fires and deadly carbon monoxide leaks each year? Avoid costly and potentially dangerous heating hassles by properly preparing your furnace for spring with these simple tips.
How To Do a Tune-up Yourself
- First Step: Always cut the power first! As you would with any appliance, make sure that your furnace is completely shut off before beginning to work on it. Remember that every machine has a different shut down procedure. If you are at all unsure, contact a professional for advice.
- Check Your Heating Ducts: Spring is a great time to check all of your heating ducts and cover any leaks or cracks with duct tape. For heating ducts and pipes that go through unheated areas, use duct insulation or R-11 insulation to keep warm air from turning cold. If there are leaks in AC ducts, use a faced insulation and a vapor barrier to prevent condensation.
- Clean Your Exhaust Vents: Make sure the furnace exhaust vents are completely clear and do not forget to check the motor, vbelt, and pulleys for signs of wear or damage.
- Clean the Furnace Itself: Dust around the furnace and put in a clean filter so you’ll be ready for fall! A clean filter reduces the risk of fire and regularly replacing your furnace filter can even save you money during the winter. Never store anything around your furnace and always keep the thermostat clean.
- Remember the Chimney: Last but not least, don’t forget your chimney! It may not be a furnace, but Spring is a great time to give your chimney a check-up too. Check in and around your chimney for loose bricks or mortar. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s best to have the chimney repaired as soon as possible to avoid safety hazards.
As always it is better to be safe than sorry. If you need any help call a trained professional! Brennan heating provides quality heating and air conditioning services. Our trained electricians offer heating installation and air conditioning installation, refrigerator removal, and a host of other electrical services. Looking for more information? Contact us online at Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning or call 1-877-BRENNAN. We also offer a free energy consultation to help you learn more about your HVAC system.
“Don’t sit too close to the air conditioning or else you’ll catch a cold!” Sound familiar? One of the longest running myths is that air conditioning can make someone sick. However, a column in New York Magazine titled “Ask a Best Doctor: Does My Air Conditioner or Radiator Make Me Sick?” states that this is simply not true.
THE DOCTOR’S WORD ABOUT AIR CONDITIONING
According to Andrew Blitzer, Director of the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, the average number of reported illnesses in buildings with air conditioning is no greater than the average number reported in buildings without it. In fact, there is reason to believe that quality air conditioners not only keep you cool, but can also remove potentially harmful allergens and pollutants. Air conditioners also decrease the humidity, which increases your indoor comfort.
THE REAL CULPRIT
Blitzer cautions that while air conditioning has not been shown to increase sickness, it is extremely important to ensure that your air conditioning filter is clean. Most air conditioning units have a light that will come on to indicate that your filter needs to be changed. If the filter is not cleaned, your air conditioner may develop mold which can then circulate throughout your home. Could mold be the true culprit behind the myth that air conditioners make people sick? Regardless, it is better to play it safe and have your unit serviced regularly.
Plan ahead and stay cool this summer!
Contact Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning today to find out how we can help you enjoy your summer like never before with a new air conditioner. We even offer a free energy consultation to help you learn more about your HVAC system.
“I couldn’t live without air conditioning!” is a statement frequently uttered during the harsh summer months. The development of the air conditioner is an interesting story, but let’s take a moment to think about those who had to live through hot summer temperatures before there was air conditioning.
Life Before the Air Conditioner
Before the invention of air conditioning, people designed their homes to make them more livable during hot summers. Historic homes in hotter regions were built with high ceilings and large windows to increase airflow and help the heat escape. Homes were often built with multiple porches that could serve as makeshift bedrooms so people could sleep outside to escape the heat indoors.
Air Conditioning is Born
The first version of the air conditioner came into existence in 1902 when inventor Willis Carrier created an air conditioner prototype to keep his papers from wrinkling in the summer heat and humidity. This machine blew air over cold coils to control room temperature. Carrier’s technology would soon be adopted for commercial use by office buildings, hospitals and movie theaters.
Movie theaters were among the early adopters of the new air conditioning technology. According to an article by The Atlantic, “The air conditioning in theaters became an attraction in itself and people flocked to them. Not coincidentally, what many consider Hollywood’s Golden Age began around the same time.”
The air conditioning technology we know today would not be perfected until the World War II era when it was further developed for military use. After World War II air conditioners began to appear in private homes. Today homes are designed for central air conditioning and in many parts of the United States air conditioners are standard equipment. In fact it’s difficult to imagine how so many people could live in the Sunbelt region without it.
It may still be March, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about air conditioners! At Brennan Heating and air conditioning our trained professionals are proud to provide top-of-the-line furnaces and air conditioning installation throughout the greater Seattle area.
Free Energy Consultation
Looking for more information about your home HVAC system? Contact Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning today by calling: 1-877-273-6626 (1-877-BRENNAN) or sign up online for a free energy consultation!
It’s madness in March at Brennan Heating and Air Conditioning, which means amazing deals on in home Air Conditioning installation for you! As temperatures rise so do air conditioning installation costs, so don’t wait any longer!
What is Brennan’s madness in March?!
Take advantage of Brennan’s madness in March savings and avoid the summer rush. Throughout March, Brennan is offering Lennox air conditioning systems for as low as $4,999 (that’s $1,200 savings!). Why find yourself battling the summer heat and paying more than you have to because you waited too long?
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Call us today at 1-877-BRENNAN and have Brennan’s well-trained, in-house installers get your new air conditioning system up and running in no time! Also be sure to listen for our new 60 second radio spot!
We offer the best in high-efficiency Lennox products, and second-to-none customer service. For more information about air conditioners or furnaces visit us online at www.brennanheating.com and schedule your free energy consultation.
It’s still chilly outside, so why should you think about buying a new air conditioner now? One word. Savings!
Most people don’t start thinking about installing an air conditioner until it’s already boiling hot outside, which could lead to an expensive impulse buy. However, if you purchase a new air conditioner during the winter months, you’ll find great deals on Air Conditioning installation because the demand is significantly lower. So before the weather gets warm, call Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning to score a deal on a new central Air Conditioning system. You’ll be glad you thought ahead during the dog days of summer when you are enjoying your comfortably air conditioned home and smiling about how much you saved!
Contact us today at 1-877-BRENNAN (273-6626) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your Free Energy Consultation and find out how much you could save on a quality Seattle Air Conditioning system.
The 2012 tax season may be here, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start thinking about 2013. When you install a high-efficiency Energy Star furnace from Brennan Heating you could be eligible to receive up to $200 in federal tax credits for the 2013 tax season. Not enough savings? Combine this with our limited time web specials and save up to $1000! There has never been a better time to save on heating your home this winter!
Saving money has never been easier!
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Does your heating equipment need a tune up? Looking for the newest, most affordable and cost-efficient furnace models? Then beat the cold this winter by choosing Brennan Heating for reliable heating installation and heating services. If you live in King County, Snohomish, Pierce, Lewis, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap county or anywhere in the Seattle metro area, Brennan Heating is your quality provider of Seattle heating and home comfort services. Our highly-trained and qualified heating technicians are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding:
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