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10 Remodel Ideas To Make Your Pets Happy

For some, these changes will involve large renovations, and for others,small alterations to the layout of a particular room will do the trick. If you’re thinking about making some changes to your home that your pet will love, consider the following suggestions. But first, take note: Remodels are messy and can even be dangerous for…

Posted in Ductless heat pump, How to, Home improvement

5 Home Protection Tips You Should Know

✓ 1. Caulking & Weather-stripping Reducing leaks around windows, doors and chimneys in your home will result in considerable annual energy savings. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary house components…

Posted in Doors, How to, Generators, Home improvement

3 Reasons Smart Homes Are The Future

✓ Energy Efficiency We’re Washington Energy Services—you know we have to talk about energy efficiency! Smart home technology allows products and appliances to operate using the lowest amount of energy possible. The Bryant Housewise™ Wi-Fi® Thermostat is a great example, as it completely manages and assesses your home’s heating and cooling settings to operate at…

Posted in Heating, Cooling, News, Home improvement, Smart Home

Heat Pumps: Your Questions Answered

What is a heat pump, and how does it differ from an air conditioner? We have an awesome post that explains the difference between heat pumps and air conditioners in detail, but the gist is this: An air conditioning system, like your fridge, absorbs heat from air that passes over the coil, and the resulting cool…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning, Heat pump, Home improvement

Why Home-Comfort Brands Matter

Heat Pumps Washington Energy Services selects only the best products to install in our customers’ homes. For a heat pump that checks all the boxes, Bryant is the only way to go. Selection Bryant doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all heat pump. After all, every home and budget is different. The manufacturer’s Preferred™ Series provides economical, flexible…

Posted in Ductless heat pump, Tank water heaters, Home improvement, Seattle

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

Nowadays we have a hard time imagining the sweltering hot temperature of some locales without the luxury of a cool breeze from the central air conditioner blowing in our face. But in fact, people lived for centuries without cooling appliances. When did the need for cool air indoors arise, and where does the invention of…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning

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

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

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