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Use Your Thermostat Wisely – Part 1

When it comes to energy savings, there are a lot of useful tools and gadgets that can be used to monitor and help you save on the energy you consume. One of those tools is the thermostat. Common in most homes, regardless of heating and cooling unit type, these “control centers” are often overlooked and…

Tips for Maximum Efficiency During Your New Home Build – Part 2

In part one of this blog series, we started discussing materials that can be used to maximize your new home’s efficiency and help you save energy and money. While these materials and methods may at times cost more upfront than traditional building materials, the cost savings can be recouped faster than you may think in…

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…

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…

5 Tips for Saving Money on Water Heating

The typical home and family requires a lot of hot water for everyday needs. From showers, to laundry to dishwashing, our homes require a lot of hot water on a very regular basis. The amount of hot water needed tends to grow exponentially for families with children living at home. A big chunk of 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…

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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  • 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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