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Simple Energy Saving Tips from Energy.gov

There are many ways to save energy in the home. Many times, we turn to experts for some advice or reminders on ways we can be using less and paying less for our energy by reducing needs and becoming more efficient. At BelRed, we pride ourselves on being experts in this area. Another expert is…

New Water Heater Standards on the Horizon

There are some big efficiency changes coming to residential water heaters in the coming years. Starting in April of 2015, new efficiency standards for common water heaters will go into effect. In a decision and announcement made in 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) released these new standards to give manufacturers, consumers and contractors time…

UPDATE: DOE Will Not Enforce Regional Energy Standards

The regional energy standards saga continues. If you’re a BelRed blog regular, you probably remember reading posts about the rollercoaster energy conservation litigation between the Department of Energy (DOE) and members of the energy industry, including the American Public Gas Association (APGA). As we discussed in the first post on the subject, in July 2011…

No Ruling On Regional Efficiency Standards Yet – Is the End Near?

Earlier in the year, we wrote about the withdrawal of regional energy efficiency standards (mandating installation of high efficiency furnaces in Northern states) set forth by the Department of Energy (DOE). This was based on a lawsuit brought forth by some in the energy industry, including the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and Air Conditioning…

Industry Reactions – DOE Withdraws Regional Efficiency Standards for Furnaces

Earlier this week, we posted about the Department of Energy (DOE) withdrawing portions of proposed regional energy conservation standards in a settlement resulting from a recent lawsuit set forth by the American Public Gas Association (APGA).  There have been many reactions to the news of the potential settlement. There were many reasons behind the lawsuit…

Breaking News – DOE Withdraws Regional Efficiency Standards for Furnaces

With the deadline for Regional Standards making installation of standard efficiency furnaces illegal in northern states fast approaching, we received breaking news from ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) informing us that the Department of Energy (DOE), in a settlement filed last Friday afternoon, has withdrawn these proposed energy conservation standards. This settlement is the…

Is Now the Right Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Back in 2007, the United States Congress passed a bill called the Energy Security and Independence Act (the “2007 Energy Bill”). This bill set a new precedent by allowing the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop regional standards for the installation of heating and cooling equipment based on location. In northern states like ours, high-efficiency…

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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  • BelRed in the Community: Winter Edition

    The holidays are a time for giving, and there are plenty of ways to help those in need in the Northwest. But with all the hustle and bustle, it can be hard to find time to set aside. Together, we can do something to help the less fortunate this holiday season. Now, you can welcome…

  • 11 Tips to Protect Your Home from a Hard Freeze

    When a freeze hits Seattle and the surrounding areas, it hits hard. Hard freezes can last for several days or even longer and most homeowners find themselves unprepared. Under insulated or uninsulated water pipes are susceptible to freezing closed, or in the worst-case scenario, splitting from the freeze. But there’s hope! Read on to discover…

  • What is a Heat Load Analysis and Do You Need One?

    What is a heat load analysis? A heat load analysis is the method used to calculate how much heating and cooling a home needs to stay comfortably cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. It is used to determine what size HVAC system a home needs and what sort of energy…

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