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Seattle’s Forecast for Another Hot Summer

In 2017, Seattle’s rainfall was over 10 in. above average, and we broke a 122 year old record for the wettest winter-spring season (Oct-April)*. This was followed by 55 days without rain, breaking another record. Earlier snow melting and drier summers will have significant consequences for our Northwest ecosystem, including impacts on fish populations and…

Posted in Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Seattle

5 Great Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Seattle

Earth day comes once a year, and while we can do something every day to improve the environment and live sustainable, this day is a great reminder to plan our contributions. Here are five great ways to celebrate earth day in Seattle. 1. Schools are a great place to celebrate Earth Day. All around the…

Posted in Home energy audit, Plumbing

Which Energy Upgrades Qualify for Utility Rebates?

There are significant incentives provided by our local utilities to help us make saving energy a priority. Many product categories have utility rebates available, and each utility has slightly different offers. The primary emphasis is on saving electricity. Additional goals include efficient use of natural gas or water through high efficiency equipment. While the majority…

Posted in Heating, Cooling, How to, Tips to save money, Home improvement, Rebates

How To Get A Utility Rebate for Saving Energy

Why Are There Utility Rebates? Our state has set efficiency and conservation requirements for our utilities to hit. “The total amount of savings regulated utilities expected to save in 2017 was roughly equivalent to the amount of electricity it would take to power over 38,000 homes, and the amount of natural gas it would take…

Posted in Windows, Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Home energy audit, Tips to save money

Why Are There Utility Rebates for Energy Conservation?

Our government and utilities generously fund rebates to incent our energy efficient upgrades. This is because our state has set efficiency and conservation requirements for our utilities to hit. “The total amount of savings regulated utilities expected to save in 2017 was roughly equivalent to the amount of electricity it would take to power over…

Posted in Uncategorized, How to, Tips to save money

2017 Medal of Excellence Award Winner

Washington Energy Services is the 2017 Medal of Excellence Award Winner “We are truly humbled by this honor, thank you to Bryant and their amazing products!” – The Washington Energy Team Every year, Bryant awards one dealer from the Medal of Excellence winners the title of Dealer of the Year. The Dealer of the Year distinction…

Posted in Uncategorized, Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, News

What They Never Told New Homeowners

  What the Inspector Didn’t See The majority of home buyers are obtaining home inspections prior to purchase and making the sale contingent upon the outcome. So how could basic home issues have been missed? The most common problems reported are ones that are typically not part of a standard inspection, or are not apparent…

Posted in Heating, Home energy audit, Insulation, How to, Home improvement

Why Are Heating Bills Higher This Year?

  Utility Price Increases – Not the Main Culprit Every year our local utilities take price increases on gas and electric service. While this can have an impact, it is unlikely that the annual increase in cost from the utility is greater than the increase in efficiency from a newly replaced, energy efficient furnace, heat…

Posted in Heating, Home energy audit, Insulation, How to, Home improvement

How to Rank Projects for Your Unique Home

The Doctor Is In Just as the doctor orders lab work to assess your health, and then provides specific recommendations, a certified home energy auditor comprehensively tests your home to determine weaknesses and specific solutions. The home is measured against national standards for energy efficiency and indoor air quality (BPI), and where applicable, state building…

Posted in Home energy audit, Insulation, How to, Home improvement

Think Like a Pro When Replacing Your Heating Systems

From urgent need to thoughtful upgrade, there are many reasons to replace heating systems. Before your furnace, heat pump or boiler fails, get the inside scoop on heating replacement from our pros. Considering these four scenarios can put you in the driver’s seat to make the best decision for your home comfort needs. When It’s…

Posted in Heating, Cooling, Ductless heat pump, Heat pump, How to, Tips to save money

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