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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…

Posted in How to, Tips to save money, Generators

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

Winter is coming. Is your furnace ready?

What is a furnace tune-up? A furnace tune-up from Washington Energy Services offers a comprehensive, 37-point inspection of your system. Our NATE-certified (North American Technician Excellence) technician will complete the following: Remove and clean flame sensor, burners, pressure port, condensate drain system Inspect heat exchangers Check/adjust inlet gas pressure, outlet low-fire gas pressure, hi-fire gas pressure…

Posted in Heating, Furnace, Tips to save money

Three tips for saving money as the weather changes

As the weather cools down, your thermostat slowly begins to creep up. Your home may start to feel a bit drafty and your hot showers get a bit longer. There is hope — here are three ways to combat higher energy bills. Time your heat. It’s tempting to crank that heat every time you feel…

Posted in Windows, Heating, Ductless heat pump, Tank water heaters, Furnace, Home energy audit, Tankless water heaters, Gas fireplace, Insulation

How to improve air quality in a pet-friendly home

Dander — tiny pieces of skin that get sloughed off in the air — is the main culprit. For individuals with pet allergies or asthma, and even those without, too much dander in the air can worsen symptoms and increase discomfort. As pet owners, we have a responsibility to keep our indoor air quality clean…

Posted in Heating, Cooling, How to

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