How Often Should I Replace My Electric Appliances for Maximum Efficiency?

August 19, 2019

Each of your electrical appliances has a useful lifetime. Eventually, a machine could stop operating reliably or efficiently. believes that replacing your appliances after they get old could be a great investment in your home. New appliances could operate more energy efficiently and end up saving you a lot of money. Keeping track of the age of your appliances is important for the functionality of your home. Dishwashers Most dishwashers have a lifetime of about eight to 10 years. Many units can experience small problems that can be fixed before they have to be replaced. Generally, if you hear loud...

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Importance of Whole Home Surge Protection

July 10, 2019

We do a lot of things to keep us safe. One form of protection that you may have neglected is to safeguard your home from power surges. Surges can send a significant amount of energy through your home’s electrical system, and this can lead to a dangerous situation. Fortunately, is equipped to help you prevent this from happening with a whole home surge protection. What Surges Can Do Your home and all the wires and appliances that are plugged into it are designed to handle a certain voltage. When that voltage is exceeded, damage can occur. Computers, refrigerators, ovens, alarm...

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Why Do-It-Yourself Electrical Work Isn’t the Wisest Choice

June 10, 2019

At Brennan Electric in Seattle, we understand the appeal of DIY projects. Why pay someone else to accomplish a task you can do with some spare supplies and your own two hands? That being said, DIY electrical work isn’t really the same as building a bookshelf or changing your oil. If you take pride in being handy and enjoy repairing things around the house, that’s great! Just save your talents for leaky faucets and painting projects. There are some good reasons why you should leave electrical work to the professionals. Electrical Current Is No Laughing Matter No matter how tough...

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

April 20, 2016

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their...

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

April 20, 2016

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and...

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