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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 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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