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For the protection of our customers and our team members, Bel Red Energy Solutions has always been drug free. Earlier this month, Washington voters approved Initiative 502 (“I-502”), which decriminalizes certain cultivation, sale, possession and use of marijuana. While it has an impact on the recreational use of the drug, it has less of an impact on our (and other Washington employers’) drug policies than one may assume. Initiative 502 does not change in any way our right to refuse employment or to fire someone who tests positive for marijuana.

In fact, a state Supreme Court ruling last year said that even Washington's existing medical marijuana law doesn't prevent an employer from firing an employee for a positive drug test. Regardless of the state vote and ruling this November, marijuana use is still a violation of federal law, which provides employers legal validation for termination of an employee.

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Every gas or propane furnace has a heat exchanger that takes the heat from the fuel the furnace burns and transfers it to the air that moves through your home. As with any burning of fossil-fuels, a by-product of combustion is Carbon Monoxide (CO). This odorless and colorless gas can be deadly in small quantities, and prolonged exposure to even minute amounts can cause fatigue, confusion, and flu-like symptoms. Your furnace’s heat exchanger protects you from this dangerous gas, but over the long-term the volatile conditions inside your heat exchanger can cause cracks or holes that allow this gas to leak into the air you breathe.

 

With a glut of housing inventory on the market, housing prices remain depressed and many people are choosing to stay in their homes. However, historically low interest rates make this a great time for you to buy or to refinance, and Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM’s) offer an opportunity to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your home at the same time.

 

If you’ve noticed strange chatter or whining noises from your plumbing, or if you’re water flow has slowed to a trickle, or the opposite and it is now rushing out, the problem may be your home’s Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV).

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More than just celebrating the end of summer with parties, parades and athletic events, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. At Bel Red Energy Solutions we’ve long recognized that our success is based on the quality of our people, and the contributions they make to our company and our customers every day.  Bel Red Energy Solutions is a leader in our industry because of our employees.

 

Made a Federal Holiday in 1894 by Grover Cleveland after the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, it is appropriatethat the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker. Their contibutions have helped our Nation acheive the the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known!

 

We wish all of our employees, and every hard-working person in America who helps to make our country great, a happy and safe Labor Day. Enjoy your day, whether you choose to celebrate the holiday at a picnic, barbeque, or community event, or simply to rest. You've earned it!