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Washington Energy Services has provided home comfort solutions to Puget Sound homeowners since 1957.

Energy-Saving Resolutions for 2016

New Years Resolutions

As the ball drops and we welcome another new year, we vow to eat better, exercise more, and break bad habits. But are you also including home energy improvements on your resolution list? If not, you should—it could save major cash in 2016. Take a look at these 4 energy-saving resolutions for homeowners and come up with a few of your own!

Get a baseline.

What does your energy usage look like? Where is the most energy being wasted? Is your home performing at its optimum level? How can you improve it? These questions are nearly impossible to answer on your own. That’s where WES comes in. Our detailed Home Energy Audit will give you a thorough understanding of your home’s performance, including:

  • Customized color report detailing audit results
  • Prioritized list of opportunities to improve home’s performance
  • Tips to improve indoor air quality
  • Utility savings modeling on home
  • Detailed breakdown of available incentives and rebates

Go DIY.

Want to save some dough and stay in shape? Go DIY this year. While professionals should take on the more advanced projects, oftentimes, with a little elbow grease (and perhaps a YouTube how-to video), we can tackle the easier projects ourselves. Plus it’s a great step to staying in shape, allowing you to check two resolutions off your list. Take a look at these calorie-burning projects, courtesy of houselogic.com:

  • Building a fence: 340 calories per hour
  • Cleaning rain gutters: 272 calories per hour
  • Installing ceramic tile: 238 calories per hour
  • Interior painting: 136 calories per hour
  • Mowing the lawn: 306 calories per hour
  • Planting shrubs: 238 calories per hour
  • General gardening: 204 calories per hour

Save for the upgrades.

Are you budgeting for home upgrades? Whether you have an appliance that’s been on the fritz, drafty windows that have condensation, or a water heater that has felt rather cool lately, this could be the year to take the plunge and replace them. Or perhaps you just want to replace an older appliance with a more energy-efficient model. Either way, stash some cash away every month for upgrades.

Start upgrading.

If you’re operating appliances from the 90’s or early 2000’s (or yikes, even before) you’re spending too much on energy—plain and simple. Water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers, and washer/dryers can be huge energy wasters. Make 2016 the year you finally say goodbye to the energy hogs and say hello to sleek, energy-efficient models.

Announcing the Washington Energy Annual Coat Drive

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Monday November 16th – Friday November 20th, Washington Energy Services invites you to donate new or gently used coats and other winter clothes to Clothes for Kids at our Lynnwood showroom. These coats go directly to low-income families just in time for winter. We’ll have collection bins in our lobby.

Lynnwood: Nov 16 – Nov 20, 2015

3909 196th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

About Clothes for Kids

Clothes For Kids provides school clothing – including socks, underwear and shoes – to students in our community whose families qualify for free or reduced meals at school. They serve Snohomish County and the Northshore School District.

Their vision is to empower students for success one wardrobe at a time. They do this because it is the right thing to do and because these are the future citizens of our community.
Each school year, Clothes For Kids provides quality clothing for thousands of students in a retail store environment, where kids and teens can pick out their own clothes with their families. The only thing that is missing is a cash register!

Clothes For Kids is an independent, local 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported and powered by the community in which we live.

To learn more about Clothes for Kids, or to donate money directly, visit their website.