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5 home maintenance tips to help you spring into spring

These five tips are a great place to start. Recover from winter window wallops. Your windows take a beating in the winter. Harsh wind, frozen temperatures, and sheets of rain can weaken the seal around your windows. Take a look at your windows’ caulking and weather stripping to ensure they’ve stayed intact. If you see…

Posted in Windows, Air conditioning

Getting your home A/C ready for spring in Seattle

Throughout the winter season, keeping your heating system functioning efficiently is your main concern. However, even while it’s not in use, it’s important to continue caring for your air conditioner to prevent problems in the spring. Although warm weather may still be a few weeks away, there are several steps you can take today to…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning

Is it time to re-side your home?

But we just painted a few years ago! Is there some way to lower the maintenance and cost? And that doesn’t look cheesy? Yes, new siding. Siding not only protects your house but good siding can add energy efficiency. But it’s a major investment, so how do you know when it’s really time to re-side….

Posted in Siding

Exploring thermostat basics for home comfort

How tThermostats work All thermostats work via the same principle. Through either mechanical or electrical means, the thermostat measures the ambient air temperature in your home and compares it to the temperature you have set as your desired comfort level. During the summer, if your set point is below the ambient temperature, your thermostat will…

Posted in Heating, Cooling

The role of HVAC maintenance in home comfort

  Better efficiency HVAC efficiency is essential when it comes to enjoying comfort at home. A furnace or air conditioner that is not efficient will both consume more energy to generate heated or cooled air, as well as perform poorly when distributing that conditioned air to the rest of your home. This may result in…

Posted in Heating, Cooling

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

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

Washington Energy Services awarded Best of Houzz 2016

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture…

Posted in News

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

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