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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

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

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

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