Professional Furnace Installations for a Warm & Energy Efficient Home
Bryant Evolution Series Furnaces
Premium models with advanced comfort technology and superior efficiency ratings.View Models
Bryant Preferred Series Furnaces
High performance furnace models for energy efficiency and comfort, top quality at a great value.View Models
Bryant Legacy Series Furnaces
Entry-level furnace models that provide cozy comfort and efficiency at an affordable price.View Models
For Heating & Cooling, Heat Pumps Provide Year-round Comfort
Energy Savings, Quiet Operation, Heating and Air Conditioning in One
Ductless Heat Pumps
For whole home coverage. Ideal for converting from electric baseboard heat to get significant energy savings & rebates.View Models
Ductless Heat Pumps
Heat & cool 1 zone (open area) up to 1000 sq. ft. Ideal for extra rooms or a set-apart space that need increased comfort.View Models
Match with My Heating and Cooling for Efficient Hybrid Systems
Bryant Evolution Series
Air Handler FE4
Top efficiency in an electric furnace with variable speed control.Learn More
Bryant Preferred Series
Air Handler FV4
Eco-friendly electric heat with reliable comfort and energy savings.Learn More
Bryant Legacy Series
Air Handler FX4
Bryant quality at a great value. Electric heat can be economical.Learn More
A Cozy Heat Source with a Selection of Decorative Fronts
Archgard DVI 33
This sleek, open, modern design offers exceptional energy efficiency.Learn More
40, 34 & 22 Gas Fireplaces
The innovative Fiberflame burner gives a realistic glow of burning embers.Learn More
Archgard Optima 45
Now you can keep any room in your home warm and cozy on cold nights.Learn More
Monessen Free-Standing Fireplaces
The traditional cast iron construction gives a timeless fireplace look.Learn More
Energy Efficient Boilers and Radiant Heating
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condensing boiler with an 85% efficient ENERGY STAR rating and attractive exterior.
Navien Condensing Combi Gas Boiler
The Navien Condensing combi boiler offers green solutions for hydronic heating with Low NOx emissions.Learn More
Space and water heating in one. With superior GPM flow rate and compact design, Intellihot Combi Boilers deliver.Learn More
Washington Energy, your #1 Seattle heating company.
Washington Energy Services is proud to be honored by PSE’s Energy Efficiency Leader Award as the #1 HVAC company in the Puget Sound, saving the most energy for PSE customers. There are many great choices for Seattle home heating and cooling – from furnaces, to energy efficient hybrid heating systems that combine a furnace with a heat pump, to ductless electric heat pumps and boiler systems. We have them all. Learn more about heating and cooling below, or call us at 800-398-4663.
Frequently Asked Heating Questions
What is the difference between a heat pump and furnace?
Heat pumps, which sit outside your house, use electricity to pull heat out of the outside air. The main source of your heat is the air, and air is free! Heat pumps are fantastic because they provide both heating and air conditioning for your home. While there are many energy saving benefits to owning a heat pump, it is important to understand that the heating capabilities decrease when it gets to be freezing outside.
Fortunately, Washington State residents face these climates rarely. This makes heat pumps ideal for the Seattle area. For times when it does get colder, a back up gas furnace or electric air handler will ensure year round comfort.
When looking into furnace replacement, consider adding a heat pump to your natural gas furnace to make it a hybrid system. It’s is great way to obtain optimal efficiency, low energy bills and comfort. Still wondering which system is right for you, here’s more information on making that heating system decision.
Am I ready for a furnace replacement?
What is a hybrid heating system and how does it work?
My home doesn’t have ducting installed, what are my options for a heating system?
The installation of ducts alone is typically costly once considering the layout, number of vents and permits needed. Duct work can cost thousands of dollars before even purchasing the new heat pump or furnace it was intended for. Fortunately, ductless heat pumps can be installed into your home without the need for ducts. Ductless heat pumps are powerful enough to heat AND cool your entire home as a primary heating and cooling source. There are significant rebates available for adding ductless split systems to your electrically heated home.
Is a ductless heat pump a good fit for my home?
What is the difference between AFUE & SEER?
AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency)
Heating equipment, tankless water heaters and boilers come in several levels of efficiency, for example 80% 90%, 95% AFUE and up to 98% AFUE. Anything that heats with natural gas or propane will be rated using this basis. AFUE tells you the amount of heat you get compared to the amount of fuel (natural gas or propane, typically) that you put in. So 80% AFUE means 80% of the fuel becomes heat and 20% is wasted. With gas bills going up, it can pay to have a 95-98% furnace – you could lower your heating costs by 15% or more.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
The SEER rating of a unit is the cooling output during a typical cooling-season divided by the total electric energy input during the same period. It is an equivalent measure of ability to produce cooling using electricity. Why is this on the heating page? Because heat pumps and ductless heat pumps both produce heating and cooling and are electrically run systems. So when you investigate heat pumps, you will see SEER ratings. You will also see HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), which is the heating output rating for heat pumps.
Why use Washington Energy Services for heating and cooling?
Where do I get Seattle heating and air conditioning services?
Do I qualify for heating rebates?
What is an HVAC contractor?
Most qualified HVAC contractors, such as Washington Energy Services, are members of ACCA, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. Although they have air conditioning in their name, this is an association that represents both heating and cooling issues, and is a strong advocate for the setting of codes and standards, government policies and is a source of best practices. Washington Energy Services is proud to be an ACCA member.
What makes for the right Seattle heating installation?
BTU? AFUE? What does it mean? Common Terminology of Heating Explained
- AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This ratio represents how efficient your furnace is at using fuel and converting it to heat. An older furnace might have an AFUE of 80, but after many years be running at 70. That means 70% of the natural gas it burns is becoming heat and 30% is wasted. The new generation of furnaces, such as the Bryant Evolution 987M, convert 98.3% of fuel into heat, saving you energy and money.
- BTU: British Thermal Unit. The BTU is used in heating to express the amount of heat that the heating system creates when it burns fuel. It’s actually the amount of power needed to heat or cool a pound of water by one degree F. Or coincidently, the heat that burning a four inch match puts out. This long time measurement has stuck around as the standard for heating equipment. A related measurement is BTU/H or btu’s per hour. This is often applied to heating and water heating equipment. Most furnaces have a rating of between 60,000 and 120,000 BTUs.
- EAC: Electronic Air Cleaner. This is a device that is an alternative to a furnace filter. Your EAC filters out large particles and cleans your indoor air using electro-static charge. It magnetizes the little particles, viruses and bacteria, pulling them onto a plate, that you can clean. The homeowner can remove the plate and wash it periodically to ensure proper functioning, similar to changing a furnace filter. The EAC is part of the heating system and is connected to your furnace or air handler.
- HSPF: Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. This measurement marks the heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the HSPF, the more efficient the heat pump is at heating your home. The measurement is actually a ratio of the BTUs of heat output that the heat pump provides, divided by the electricity used to run it. The main purpose of this measurement is to give you a way to compare the energy efficiency of heat pumps. The most efficient heat pumps today are in the 18-20+ HSPF range. The basic standard is 13 HSPF.
- MERV: Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This is a comparison of the efficiency of a furnace filter. The scale goes from 1 (the lowest efficiency) to 16 (highest efficiency). This tells you the relative ability of your filter to remove particles from the air.