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Furnace Maintenance – What to Watch For – Part 1

Staying warm is imperative during these colder winter months. Luckily, there are many different ways to heat your home. Furnaces are perhaps the most popular way homeowners keep their homes heated and comfortable. While there are many different sizes, shapes, models and types of furnaces, all of them have to be cleaned and maintained in…

Do I need a Permit, and Does it Really Matter?

A few months ago, we wrote about the importance and some of the legality of having a permit on the job when performing a furnace replacement or installation. We noted that it’s often difficult for homeowners to know if permits are necessary for specific home improvement projects. Furnace installation and replacement sometimes falls into this…

Do You Really Need a Permit to Install a Furnace?

Home permits can be a tricky area for homeowners. While it’s common sense that permits are needed for large construction or other projects, it’s often somewhat difficult to find out if permits are necessary for specific home improvement projects. Furnace installation and replacement sometimes falls into this category. Many who need the work done are…

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…

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 Receives 2019 “Best of HomeAdvisor” Award

      Home Service Professionals are selected based on their commitment to excellent service and value. At BelRed Energy Solutions, we specialize in ductless mini-split heating, green energy solutions, R22 freon phase out, energy bill savings, and more. Thank you to HomeAdvisor for this prestigious award, and to our loyal customers for your continued support! Contact…

  • R-22 Freon Phaseout Timeline

    View the PDF version of the R-22 Phase Out Timeline. It may come as a surprise that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actually has been implementing the R-22 (Freon) phase out over decades, dating back to the late 1980s. The phaseout began as part of the solution to protect the ozone layer by banning HCFC…

  • Important Product Safety Notification – Supco SCM 150 and SCM 60 Surge Protectors

    BelRed Energy Solutions has been advised by SUPCO, Inc., of a potential safety hazard with surge protectors installed on HVAC systems between 2010 and 2014. Some models of the ‘Supco SCM 150’ and ‘Supco SCM 60’ surge protectors supplied by the distributor do not meet specifications. These surge protectors are prone to overheating, posing a…

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