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Why Are There Utility Rebates for Energy Conservation?

Our government and utilities generously fund rebates to incent our energy efficient upgrades. This is because our state has set efficiency and conservation requirements for our utilities to hit. “The total amount of savings regulated utilities expected to save in 2017 was roughly equivalent to the amount of electricity it would take to power over…

Posted in Uncategorized, How to, Tips to save money

2018 Medal of Excellence Award Winner

Washington Energy Services is the 2018 Medal of Excellence Award Winner “We are truly humbled by this honor, thank you to Bryant and their amazing products!” – The Washington Energy Team Every year, Bryant awards one dealer from the Medal of Excellence winners the title of Dealer of the Year. The Dealer of the Year distinction…

Posted in Uncategorized, Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, News

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

Think Like a Pro When Replacing Your Heating Systems

From urgent need to thoughtful upgrade, there are many reasons to replace heating systems. Before your furnace, heat pump or boiler fails, get the inside scoop on heating replacement from our pros. Considering these four scenarios can put you in the driver’s seat to make the best decision for your home comfort needs. When It’s…

Posted in Heating, Cooling, Ductless heat pump, Heat pump, How to, Tips to save money

5 Home Winterization Tips to Save Money and Avoid Headaches

Seal Your Windows and Doors Tiny leaks can make a big dent in your home’s energy efficiency—as much as 30 percent per year! (U.S. Department of Energy) Some simple and cost-effective caulking of windows and weather stripping on doors can drastically reduce this leakage. First, find out if you have air leakage. For both doors…

Posted in Doors, Windows, Heating, Siding, Insulation, Tips to save money

Generators: Power When You Need It, Peace Of Mind When You Don’t

Powerful, Quiet, Attractive, and Simple, and that’s just a few things we say about Honeywell Generators The Pacific Northwest is no stranger to bizarre or intense weather. Windstorms, rare (but intense) snowstorms, torrential rain—we’ve seen it all. We’ve also experienced widespread power outages because of these weather phenomena, which can put a halt to everyday…

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Gas Fireplaces and Winter: A Match Made in Heating Heaven

What says fall and winter better than a cozy fire? How about a cozy fire that is also energy efficient, safe, stylish, convenient, and provides warmth? Gas fireplaces from Washington Energy Services fit the bill. Take a look and sign-up for a Free Estimate. Energy Efficiency Today’s gas fireplace inserts from Archgard allow you to…

Posted in Gas fireplace, Insulation, Tips to save money, Fireplace

Insulation Matters In The Pacific Northwest

Properly Insulating Your Home Can Save You As Much As 17% On Your Annual Energy Bill We frequently discuss heating systems, such as furnaces and heat pumps on our website and in our Idea Center. These necessary systems heat our homes in a way that we can physically feel.  However, there is an unsung hero…

Posted in Heating, Gas fireplace, Insulation, News, Tips to save money

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