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Heat pumps vs. furnaces

Furnaces are the traditional means of heating buildings. These devices use fuel to generate heat and then use a fan to circulate this heat through the building. There are gas furnaces, oil furnaces and electric furnaces. Heat pumps act as sort of a reverse air conditioner. Instead of transferring heat from inside the building to…

Posted in Heating, Furnace, Heat pump

Five reasons why you need a smart thermostat now

Think about how often your heater or air conditioner is running when you’re not at home. Now, consider this: Heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the average homeowner’s energy bill. A smart thermostat can help cut the waste while keeping your home comfortable year round. Some of the advantages of these devices include:…

Posted in Heating, Cooling

Tips to prepare your home for freezing temperatures

Plumbing tips Leave the water running As water freezes it expands which leads to burst pipes and expensive water damage. The best protection is to ensure all lines are insulated. As a reliable fail-safe when temperatures drop below freezing, we recommend leaving one faucet on so that a drip leaves the faucet every second or so….

Posted in Heating

Season’s Greetings from Washington Energy

We hope your home is filled with warmth and happiness and thank your for choosing us to keep your family comfortable no matter the season. All the best to you and yours, The very merry team at Washington Energy

Posted in News

Thinking about DIY’ing your furnace repair? Think again.

  It’s just not safe. Unsurprisingly, this is the number one reason not to repair your own furnace, as doing so can have major safety and health ramifications. If your furnace is powered by natural gas, improper repair can lead to dangerous leaks that can expose your family to toxic fumes and the risk of…

Posted in Heating

Indoor air quality—it matters

There are several factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality. Luckily, there are a few simple steps to combat this problem for healthier air at home. What are some of the causes of poor air quality? Understanding the sources of poor air quality is the first step in preventing it. The following list features…

Posted in Home energy audit

Seven common home energy wasters

According to a Demand Institute study, 71 percent of U.S. homeowners say energy efficiency is very important to them but only 35 percent felt their homes were energy efficient. The study revealed that energy efficiency was the No. 1 unmet housing concern. The median age of a home in the U.S. is 35 years, according…

Posted in Home energy audit, Insulation

Donate now to Clothes for Kids

These coats go directly to low-income families just in time for winter. We’ll have collection bins in our lobby, or if you have a visit scheduled for service or installation, simply hand over your donations to our installation crew or sales person and they’ll be happy to accept them. We accept your donations Monday –…

Posted in News

Isn’t it time you elected to save money?

Trade in your clunker and save. Fall and winter is a time for family and relaxation—not clanking furnaces, drafty windows, or frigid showers. Now’s the time to adopt an “out with the old, in with the new” policy with our cash for clunkers deal. It’s easy! Give us a call to come out and pick…

Posted in Heating, Cooling

Modern windows provide great return on investment

Improvements in technology have made modern windows vastly more effective in improving the energy efficiency of your home than those made in decades past. According to Energy Star, the government’s standard for energy efficiency in consumer products, replacing older windows with Energy Star-certified windows can save between $101 and $583 for single pane windows and…

Posted in Windows

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