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Reasons to upgrade your Seattle home to cellulose insulation

  Whether your home has insufficient insulation or your current insulation has experienced damage due to flooding, pests, or other factors, upgrading your insulation can help you save money and enjoy greater comfort and improved soundproofing in every area of your home. Cellulose insulation is an insulation product made from plant fibers; this insulation is…

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Save money with PSE energy rebates and Washington Energy

Home improvements are a great way to update and improve your home, but they can do more than beautify your space and increase your property’s value. Many of the most popular home improvement projects can also help you reduce your energy consumption and save money as well by offering lower energy costs over the long…

Posted in : Home energy audit, Heat pump

New windows: a fresh start to summer and beyond

Save on energy costs. This is perhaps the most impactful benefit of installing new windows. According to ENERGY STAR, you can save between $101–$583 a year when you replace your single-pane windows with a more energy efficient solution. If you have leaky, aluminum, or single-pane windows, your home loses energy year-round. In the winter, inefficient…

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Signs of a failing HVAC system

While regular maintenance will ensure you get the best performance and greatest longevity from your furnace, air conditioner, boiler, or heat pump, the time will come when replacement is a smart investment in your home comfort and your home energy consumption. Knowing how to spot the signs of a failing HVAC system gives you a…

Posted in : Heating, Cooling, Home energy audit

Don’t be bamboozled by these 5 home energy myths

In the spirit of April Fools’ Day, we’re exposing a few of these myths so that you can save yourself from being bamboozled. MYTH #1: Leaving the lights on saves more energy than turning them off and on. The story goes that leaving the lights on for short periods of time saves more energy than…

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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

What is the importance of a home energy audit?

Additionally, greater home energy usage has an impact on the local and global environment. When more energy is required to maintain your lifestyle, more waste and greenhouse gases are generated in the overall production of the energy you use. A home energy audit is a complete evaluation of your home and the areas where energy…

Posted in : Home energy audit, Plumbing

Energy-saving resolutions for 2016

  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…

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What is a home energy audit?

  Enter Will Martinez – Home Performance Extraordinaire! The audit begins with a test for leaks throughout the home including at the meter. A lot of energy loss can be attributed to under-code insulation in the attic. The great part for the homeowner is that you can explore your attic and crawlspace along with the…

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To DIY or not to DIY

  Are there safety concerns? It’s simple—nothing is more important that your safety. Plus, damaging your home costs money, causes frustration, and can result in substantial time loss. Many types of projects present safety and home damage concerns and are best left to the pros, such as: Electrical or plumbing work Second-story ladder work Roof…

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