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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…

Posted in : Home energy audit, Insulation

Get warm and fuzzy with home weatherization

  Windows and doors 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 such…

Posted in : Doors, Windows, Heating, Cooling, Insulation

5 home weatherization tips to stay cozy and efficient

The following tips feature easy checks, adjustments, and maintenance practices you can undertake now to ensure your fall and winter seasons stay warm, dry, and efficient. Keep those cold days warm Preparing your heating system for the weather change is perhaps the most important component of fall and winter comfort. Sediment build-up in your furnace…

Posted in : Gas fireplace, Insulation

End of summer maintenance tips

  Fireplaces Is there anything better than the warm glow and heat from a fireplace as the cold weather sets in? Before you begin using your wood-burning fireplace on a regular basis, you may need to have your flue and chimney professionally cleaned to ensure you can use it safely. Build-up, debris, and smoke can…

Posted in : Gas fireplace, Insulation

2015 top home trends for a green makeover

  Bright bold rooms One of this year’s top home trends is to add a blast of color. But can stinky paint really be environmentally friendly? The smell of fresh paint in a renovated home or apartment can bring back memories… of headaches. Traditional interior house paints give off strong airborne chemicals not only while…

Posted in : Doors, Insulation

Love it, leave it or fix it

Whether you love it or hate it – one thing is certain, home improvements and repairs come with the territory. Homeowners in Western Washington revealed what made their lists in 2015 in our Northwest Energy Survey.     Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://www.washingtonenergy.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /><br…

Posted in : Windows, Tank water heaters, Tankless water heaters, Insulation

Why utility companies provide rebates

Why are there utility rebates? Seattle City Light recently had a mail in offer for a free LED light bulb. It arrived in an attractive recyclable package with information about why this one bulb makes a difference. As they put it “conserving electricity is the most cost-effective way to meet our future energy needs”. In…

Posted in : Windows, Heating, Insulation

Winter is coming

Prep your home for winter coupons.

Posted in : Home energy audit, Insulation

Tips for safely insulating your home

Insulation is an important part of reducing energy bills and increasing comfort. But did you know that you can create safety issues in your home if you do not install insulation correctly? Here are three tips to installing proper insulation so you can avoid: Carbon monoxide poisoning Moisture problems and mold Fire hazards from lighting…

Posted in : Home energy audit, Insulation

Energy efficiency tips for pet owners

Here are some of the key things to keep in mind: Go ahead and use your programmable thermostat. The latest thermostats allow you to set different temperatures when you are out, but many people don’t take advantage of those energy savings because they are afraid to make that change when pets are home. Depending on…

Posted in : Doors, Insulation

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