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Tips for a Greener Home – Part 3

In a follow up to two previous posts, this is the last in our BelRed blog series talking about ways you can add a touch (or a lot) of green to your home. The trend of “going green” has swept the nation and many people are consciously coming up with ways they can reduce their…

Tips for a Greener Home – Part 2

We recently posted part 1 in our “Tips for a Greener Home” blog series and discussed a few ways that you can green up your home and save on energy consumption. The trend of “going green” has swept the nation and many people are consciously coming up with ways they can reduce their negative impact…

Tips for a Greener Home – Part 1

The trend of “going green” has swept the nation and many people are consciously coming up with ways they can reduce their negative impact on the environment. At BelRed, we’re big fans of sustainability, especially when it comes to making your home a little greener. Energy conservation is and energy savings upgrades are a big…

Recycled Denim Insulation

Clothing is often one of the biggest culprits for waste in this country today. Though we all make efforts to pass clothing down to others, donate it to charity or resell it, tons and tons of clothing are thrown away each year. This clothing that ends up in landfills includes jeans and other denim products….

Identifying and Resolving Leaks – General Air Leaks

There are two main types of leaks that can cause problems when it comes to your home’s comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality – general air leaks around the home and duct leaks in your HVAC system’s duct work. While a bit different in nature, both can cause major problems. It’s important to either…

Small Changes Can Make for a Big Impact – Part 2

As a follow up to part 1 of our “Small Changes Can Make a Big Impact” blog post series, here are five more tips to help you make the quality of life within your home better. Simple changes can lead to a big collective impact. If you have your own simple tips to add, please…

Using Efficient Lighting to Reduce Your Energy Bill

When we talk and think about energy usage and energy savings, we often think about larger or more intensive projects to cut big chunks from our energy bills. Major renovations aren’t the only way to reduce your energy consumption and, ultimately, your bill. Sometimes it can be as easy as changing a few light bulbs….

Warm Weather Energy Tips Part 1

You may find yourself saying “finally!” much more when you view the weather reports this time of year. The warmer spring and summer weather are finally approaching. Our comfort needs are shifting from heating our homes to cooling them. During these days, there are many crucial steps to think about as the seasons and temperatures…

Smart Meter Opponents Still Raising Their Voices

While proven results and good data have been realized in tests, the ongoing saga of smart meter technology integration into power grids and systems continues. Most are on board with the idea and support it fully because they realize the potential savings and education that can be gained from implementing the technology. However, there are…

Can Lights – A Little Fixture with Big Energy and Air Quality Implications

Can lights, also referred to as recessed lighting or pot lights, are a popular lighting choice in both older and newer homes. Many like the look of this “hidden” style of lights as it removes the need for large light fixtures. Unfortunately, these lights often present many problems for home performance, specifically with air leaks…

BelRed’s Legacy of Innovation

Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, BelRed has been providing high-quality service to customers since 1986. Begun as a small heating and air conditioning services business, we've grown into one of the largest HVAC companies in western Washington, and we credit our success to our decades of satisfied customers and HVAC products. Along with superior service, BelRed has always been at the forefront of HVAC offerings, and continues to offer new solutions to optimize comfort and efficiency.

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  • Washington Smoke and Indoor Air Quality

    Your health, lifestyle, and comfort all depend on the air you breathe. As the haze of wildfire smoke has descended over the Pacific Northwest, you may be concerned about increased exposure to fumes. Are you wondering how to avoid the Seattle smoke? Best practice is to limit your time outdoors to avoid breathing it in….

  • How Heat Pumps Keep You Cool

    While we brave this intense heat in western Washington, one question seems to linger: how do we stay cool? When it comes to keeping the house comfortable, the solution most are familiar with is the air conditioner. Although somewhat counterintuitive, one of the most effective cooling systems for your home is the heat pump. Heat pumps…

  • Why It’s Time to Think About Your Furnace

    As we endure the Northwest’s hottest months of the year, staying cool is a top priority. While the masses are busy making sure their AC units are summer-ready, we also strongly recommend taking a look at your furnace. Furnace maintenance may be the last thing on your mind during these sweltering summer months, but it’s…

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