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Heat Pumps – The Advantages

We recently wrote a blog post giving an overview of the different types of heat pumps that are commonly used by homeowners to heat and cool their home. It’s important to point out that there can be some limitations or weaknesses in using heat pumps depending on where you live. In colder climates where winter…

Heat Pumps – An HVAC Alternative

Perhaps much to many people’s disbelief, the final days of Summer are fast approaching. As the seasons change, homeowners must think about getting ready to transition to the next. Colder days are ahead, which means it’s time to start thinking about the heating source for your home. If it is time for a heating system…

ACCA Guide for Home Heating and Air Conditioning

The ACCA recently released a fantastic video overview and guide to home heating and air conditioning that gives consumers some extremely helpful tips as they think about maintenance and upgrades for their HVAC systems. You can watch the video below or visit the videos section of the BelRed site to learn more. If you find…

Getting to the Root of Dirty Ducts

When it comes to indoor air quality, one question typically pops into homeowners’ minds. Are my ducts clean? Almost without exception, a common HVAC system is pumping hot or cool air into the home all year round. It’s no secret – dirty ductwork can lead to dirt, dust or allergens clinging to this forced air…

What’s a Good Contractor Worth?

It’s a common question that is asked by anyone who is thinking about contracting out for home improvement work. What am I paying for when I hire a professional contractor? There are many factors that go into pricing for these services, especially those of professionally trained and licensed contractors. While prices certainly can vary and…

Top 3 Tips For Keeping The Heat On

While the weather in the Pacific NW has been warmer the last week, winter is far from over, and keeping your furnace running the rest of the heating season should still be on your mind. Here is a quick guide to three of the top ways to keep your furnace running reliably and efficiently all…

Why is NATE Certification Important?

We recently wrote on our home energy blog about the importance of certifications. The same considerations should be made when you are searching for a contactor to carry out HVAC work in your home. It’s critical for your safety, comfort and energy use that such work is done correctly and professionally, which is why finding…

Seattle City Light’s Community Power Works Program (Part 2)

As you may have seen in a post earlier this month on the BelRed Home Energy blog, the City of Seattle has implemented an energy savings program called the Seattle City Light Community Power Works Program. This program is an energy savings initiative designed to deliver energy efficiency solutions to Seattle’s residential and business communities,…

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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