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Winter is coming. Is your furnace ready?

What is a furnace tune-up? A furnace tune-up from Washington Energy Services offers a comprehensive, 37-point inspection of your system. Our NATE-certified (North American Technician Excellence) technician will complete the following: Remove and clean flame sensor, burners, pressure port, condensate drain system Inspect heat exchangers Check/adjust inlet gas pressure, outlet low-fire gas pressure, hi-fire gas pressure…

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Three tips for saving money as the weather changes

As the weather cools down, your thermostat slowly begins to creep up. Your home may start to feel a bit drafty and your hot showers get a bit longer. There is hope — here are three ways to combat higher energy bills. Time your heat. It’s tempting to crank that heat every time you feel…

Posted in : Windows, Heating, Ductless heat pump, Tank water heaters, Furnace, Home energy audit, Tankless water heaters, Gas fireplace, Insulation

Five signs it’s time to replace your furnace

Maintaining your furnace regularly can ensure your system has a long life, but, in time, efficiency and repair concerns will require the replacement of even the best-kept furnaces. Understanding when the cost of replacement exceeds the cost of an inefficient or unreliable system will help homeowners get the best value for their dollar. In general,…

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Heat pumps vs. furnaces

Furnaces are the traditional means of heating buildings. These devices use fuel to generate heat and then use a fan to circulate this heat through the building. There are gas furnaces, oil furnaces and electric furnaces. Heat pumps act as sort of a reverse air conditioner. Instead of transferring heat from inside the building to…

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How can you benefit from a furnace upgrade?

An efficient home heating system will provide the level of comfort you want throughout the winter season at the lowest cost possible. If it’s nearly time for new furnace installation in your home, choosing a high-efficiency furnace product offers many clear advantages. Even if your existing furnace is in relatively good shape, it’s still important…

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EER, SEER, AFUE – Gesundheit! Understanding energy efficiency ratings

  Room air conditioners: EER While we don’t sell single-room air conditioners, you may have seen or heard this term while researching air conditioning. A room air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by the energy efficiency ratio (EER). The EER is the ratio of the cooling capacity (in British thermal units [Btu] per hour) to the…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Furnace

Spring cleaning for your ducts!

While cleaning up the area around your HVAC system and scheduling a spring tune-up are great ways to keep your heating and cooling system in great repair, it’s also important to consider the condition of your home’s ductwork. Duct cleaning is a professional service that removes dirt, dust, and other buildup from inside your home’s…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Furnace

What’s your furnace mileage?

  The average car is driven 15,000 miles in that same year, which averages 540 hours of use. Based on these estimates, your furnace accumulates an average of 118,555 “furnace miles” each year. Over time this reveals some startling information about just how much work we have come to expect from our furnaces. By comparing…

Posted in : Heating, Furnace

Improving your home’s performance

  Undertaking a home energy audit creates a baseline for your home’s performance. Our Home Performance Specialists will seek out drafts or leaking ductwork. Once found, Washington Energy Services is able to seal your home so that you aren’t wasting expensive heating or cooling energy. By insulating and air sealing first, you will make your…

Posted in : Heating, Furnace, Home energy audit

Are there now federal energy tax credits for 2014?

  If you did some energy upgrades like high efficiency heating, cooling, insulation, windows, doors, a boiler or a tankless water heater in 2014, this free money could be for you! Only the most energy efficient products can quality for federal tax credits. Here’s a short list, and the full details can be found at…

Posted in : Ductless heat pump, Furnace

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