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Ways to love your home

Your home should be an oasis—a respite from work, traffic, and the general go-go-go outside your front door. If you’re feeling lukewarm towards your home, here are five ways to upgrade and love it once again. Warm it up, already. February is a chilly month in the PNW. The persistent rain and cold temperatures are…

Posted in Heating

Five signs it’s time for a Home Energy Audit

A home energy audit can help homeowners identify problem areas and take steps to improve efficiency and reduce their environmental impact, such as installing a heat pump or more efficient appliances. A home energy audit is a comprehensive process that involves checking for window and door drafts, inspecting HVAC systems, evaluating appliances, examining insulation, checking…

Posted in Home energy audit

How to identify and avoid home services scams

What are signs that you’re about to be scammed? The price is just too good to be true. We’ve all seen the crazy, amazing deals. Get a complete air duct cleaning for $49.99! Full home insulation for only $99.99! But the old adage rings true with this one: if it sounds too good to be…

Posted in News

Is your water heater failing?

Your water heater may be the unsung, tireless workhorse of your home, but it’s not immortal. Here are a few signs that your water heater is about to fail… and that cold times may be ahead. Your water heater is over ten years old. The age of your water heater matters. It is the catalyst…

Posted in Tank water heaters, Tankless water heaters

2016 coat drive results

This year we delivered 117 donated coats and our employees donated $1,856 to the cause. Our CEO, Craig Olson, matched 100% of those funds to bring our grand total to $3,712! Take a look at a few photos from the delivery of our donated coats below. About Clothes for Kids Our vision is to empower…

Posted in Uncategorized

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

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