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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of America) informing us that the Department of Energy (DOE), in a settlement filed last Friday afternoon, has withdrawn these proposed energy conservation standards.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.

FROM THE BLOG

Want to learn more about heating and cooling? We’ve got you covered.

  • The Dangers of Damaged Heat Exchangers

    What is a heat exchanger? You may not have ever heard of a heat exchanger, but we’re willing to bet you would definitely notice if it stopped working! A heat exchanger is a device in a furnace that separates the combustion process from your breathing air. Essentially, it is a combination metal chamber and passageway…

  • How to Light a Gas Fireplace Pilot Light

    Is there anything cozier than curling up around your fireplace when it’s cold out? We don’t think so! As colder weather approaches, you’ll want to make sure your fireplace is in working order. Most gas fireplaces have a standing pilot light, which is a small flame that burns even when you aren’t using your fireplace….

  • BelRed in the Community: Fall Edition

    Fall’s arrival in the Pacific Northwest often means crisp, cool weather and warm, hearty meals. But for many people in the state of Washington, it can mean going hungry due to a lack of money or other resources to access food. Now, you can cozy up with a new heating system and give back to…

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