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Like hybrid vehicles that combine the best of both gas and electric engines, and provide real benefits to their owners, hybrid water heaters can offer real benefits to their users as well. While the “hybrid” methods used in these water heaters don’t use gas and electric combinations like the vehicles do, they can provide big savings and other benefits for their owners.

A hybrid water heater provides the best traits of a tankless water heater without most of their drawbacks. This includes:

  • Huge supply of hot water
  • Great energy efficiency


In fact, unlike tankless water heaters, hybrid water heaters:

  • Work in a power outage (except power vent models)
  • Have no additional wait time for hot water
  • Do not have issues with flow rate
  • Can be used with recirculation pumps for even faster response time
  • Usually don’t require expensive gas piping, venting, or gas meter/supply line upgrades
  • Fit the same footprint as most 40-gallon traditional tanks
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We’re pleased to announce that Bel Red is now offering Rheem heating and cooling systems. Rheem is an industry leader for total heating, cooling and water heating solutions. All Rheem heating, cooling and water heating products are frequently tested and certified by various government and third-party testing labs to ensure quality standards. In fact, Rheem heating and cooling systems are consistently ranked as one of most reliable brands available by a leading consumer publication, which is just one factor that makes their products a perfect fit for the Bel Red line of offerings.

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When the heat exchangers failed on their existing furnace, the Heywoods in Woodinville, WA were left with a dangerous situation that could introduce deadly carbon monoxide into their home. Faced with a choice of repairing the old furnace, or upgrading to a more comfortable and more energy efficient system, they chose to upgrade. The Heywoods selected a hybrid heating and cooling system featuring a York modulating gas furnace and heat pump. They also chose to proactively replace their aging water heater at the same time - receiving a better value by doing it all at once.

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Congratulations to Lyle Gardner, Braxton Tacbian, and Dan Pugh, our installation of the week winners for the week of April 23rd. They installed a York hybrid furnace and heat pump system at the DelGiorgio residence in Kenmore, WA.

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See how easy it is to control your indoor living environment, no matter where you are, with the Ecobee programmable thermostat with internet connectivity. the Ecobee lets you remotely monitor and control your heating and cooling systems -- at anytime, from anywhere. You can also receive alerts when something is wrong, providing you with peace of mind, no matter where you are. And if energy savings are improtnat to you, ecobee provides tools to let you track energy use, and even compare yours to other homes!

For more information, check out this Ecobee video, "A Day in the Life", or contact Bel Red today!

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