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Tips for Maximum Efficiency During Your New Home Build – Part 1

If you’re in the process of building a new home, whether taking on the process yourself or with the help of a contractor, you’ve likely already started to do a great deal of research on how to make your new home as energy efficient as possible. New homes can often mean higher efficiency all around,…

Regional Efficiency Standards Updates

We’ve written on the blog a few times over the course of the past few years regarding the regional standards changes that have been discussed and debated at great length, both in public and private forums.  These energy efficiency standards, while similar in measurement and theory, were separated and looked at by specific products –…

Identifying and Resolving Leaks – Duct Leaks

We recently posted about the first of 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.  The other most common home performance issues when it comes to leaks are duct leaks in your HVAC system….

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…

Small Changes Can Make for a Big Impact – Part 1

We’ve talked a lot on the blog about larger, more comprehensive home improvement and home performance projects that can have a big impact on your home’s overall efficiency and comfort. What’s also true, however, is that there are a lot of smaller changes that you can make to improve the quality of life within the…

Helpful Energy Tools and Resources

As an everyday homeowner, it’s not always easy to know what upgrades or improvements to your home will provide the most value for your dollar. We’re constantly faced with potential repairs, replacements and installations that can increase the overall performance of our home. We see advertisements or talk to others about great ways to save…

Investing in Energy Efficiency – A Great Return

We often struggle to find financial investment in our lives that make the most sense from a stability, return and overall benefit standpoint. Whether that’s purchasing stocks or bonds, mutual funds, retirement plans, real estate or others, we’re always weighing the options of where to put our money. Sometimes, we overlook common investments that could…

Home Energy Diagnostics – The Blower Door Test

Perhaps you are one of the many homeowners who knows your house is losing energy and isn’t as efficient or comfortable as it could be. But, how do you identify the cause of this problem? A great number of homeowners are faced with this problem every day. As we’ve mentioned on this blog before, a…

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…

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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  • Don’t Let Your Plumbing Keep You Up At Night

    Your home depends on a properly functioning plumbing system, but as a homeowner, you know a lot can go wrong! From leaky pipes to sewer backups, drips can become disasters in the blink of an eye. Watch the video below for preventative steps you can take to ensure your plumbing doesn’t keep you up at night….

  • 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….

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