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Residential boilers: the classically efficient choice

How do boilers work? These classic heating systems operate by warming water to a preset temperature and circulating that fluid in pipes throughout a dwelling. And when we say classic, we mean it—the first boiler was invented in the late 1700’s. While boilers may often be associated with commercial buildings, schools, or other large structures,…

Posted in Heating, Tankless water heaters

Is your furnace ready for fall?

Show it a little TLC. Fall is the perfect season to schedule a furnace service, repair, or tune-up. The coldest days of winter are not an ideal time to start thinking about this—do it now before your furnace gets kicked into high gear. Call Washington Energy for the following furnace services: Precision Tune-Up: This 37-point…

Posted in Heating

The Positive Impact of Air Duct Cleaning on Indoor Allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. As many as 40% of children and 30% of adults in the United States have some form of allergies, and this number appears to be growing. If you or any member of your family is suffering from persistent…

Posted in Heating, Cooling

Front door materials: wood or fiberglass?

  Wood Without a doubt, wood doors are stunning. Their exquisite texture and design perfectly complement the Pacific Northwest aesthetic. As a bonus, they match nearly any color palette found on your home, and can work with traditional, classic, or modern exteriors. Today’s wood doors offer ornate, yet energy efficient glass accents and beautiful mouldings….

Posted in Doors

Hottest home upgrades of 2016

It’s time to go programmable. Let your thermostat do the work for you—just sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm or cool air. Honeywell offers an extensive line of programmable thermostats to meet any budget and technology preference. Take the Prestige IAQ 3.0 for instance. This sleek thermostat is offered in a variety of frame…

Posted in Windows, Plumbing, Gas fireplace

Soundproofing your home for rest, relaxation, and recreation

How can soundproofing benefit me? Let’s highlight a few situations where soundproofing can make a big impact. Homes located near airports or major freeways are obvious candidates for soundproofing, as it can help eliminate the constant rumble of transportation. Boisterous neighbors can (unfortunately) be another catalyst for pursuing a soundproofing solution. Home theater rooms can…

Posted in Windows, Siding, Insulation

Exploring the benefits of fiber-cement siding for seattle homes

Fiber-cement siding is one of many siding options available for your Seattle home; this versatile and cost-effective material is manufactured from a combination of cement, wood fiber, and sand. This type of siding material offers several benefits and advantages worth considering when building a new home or updating an older home’s exterior. James Hardie is…

Posted in Siding

A closer look at energy-efficient window options in Seattle

If you’re considering window replacement in Seattle, you have several amazing energy-efficient options to choose from—keep reading to learn more about the products we offer and how to choose the windows that are just right for your home. Vinyl windows Vinyl is a product that marries cost and aesthetics to achieve a product that fits…

Posted in Windows

Combo boilers: splotlight on the navien condensing combination boilers

Combination boilers, also called combi boilers, offer a space-saving solution for homes that incorporate boiler-based heating systems. A combi boiler is a compact tankless appliance that handles both home heating and water heating for higher energy efficiency and space efficiency, replacing the separate—and large—boilers and tank water heaters used in the past. Today, combi boilers…

Posted in Tank water heaters

Top 10 summer energy savers

  Top ways to save energy We recommend you start with the easiest, lowest-cost, highest-value options at the top of this list. Then, as your budget, schedule, and inclinations allow, you can move down the list to more involved energy-saving options requiring a higher investment. Keep your home cool without cranking up the A/C by…

Posted in Cooling, Air conditioning

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