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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

5 ways to beat the heat wave

Revamp or install air conditioning. Sure, this one is obvious. In weather like this, air conditioning creates an oasis for you and your family. You may hear people say that air conditioning is “not necessary in the Northwest.” Wrong! With each passing summer, rising temperatures necessitate air conditioning. Luckily for homeowners, cooling systems continue to…

Posted in Windows, Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Home energy audit, Heat pump, Insulation

Washington Energy Services featured in Master Builder magazine

By Cameron Poague / Master Builders Association I met him, Brian, inside the cozy confines of Washington Energy Services’ deceptively large office/warehouse in Lynnwood. For those who have never been, or haven’t been to Lynnwood in a while, the word I would use to describe the city is busy. Washington Energy Services, located on a…

Posted in News

Protect your home with these summer tips

Keep your thermostat above 69 degrees During a heat wave, your air conditioner is working very hard. Extended run times that come with a very low setting on your thermostat can cause the evaporating coil (the part of the system that creates your cold air) to ice over and prevent the system from running. If…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning

Window replacement: 3 features and benefits explained

Insulated windows Insulated windows may sound fancy, but luckily, this is a feature offered in most new windows. It simply means that the window has more than one pane of glass. In fact, insulated windows are offered in double- or triple- pane options. This provides an extra layer of—you guessed it—insulation to keep warm and…

Posted in Windows

3 ROI-friendly home upgrades for Puget Sound home sellers

Invest in new fixtures and hardware. Perhaps one of the least expensive upgrades you can make, new fixtures add shine and newness to any room. An older bathroom sink can instantly be brought into the 21st century with a new faucet, which can quickly and inexpensively be replaced by Washington Energy Services. The same goes…

Posted in Doors, Windows

The many benefits of maintaining your A/C

In our last couple blog posts, we’ve discussed cooling systems: why spring is a great time to finally install a cooling system and why the PNW can benefit from ductless air systems. Here are a few benefits of performing regular maintenance on this summer-saving workhorse. Less repairs mean less cost. Regular air conditioner maintenance can catch…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Heat pump

Ductless heat pumps and the PNW

If you’re ready to feel cool this summer, you should consider a ductless heat pump. These energy efficient units can give your home the cool temperatures you want, without the installation, servicing or changing of duct work. Not surprisingly, it’s the perfect solution for homes without ducts, such as those with baseboard heating, wall or…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Heat pump

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