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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…

Benefits of Fireplace Inserts – Part 2

In our most recent post, we discussed some benefits of gas fireplace inserts. These advantages can bring heat, comfort and efficiency to your home during the cold winter months. Good news—there are even more benefits to installing these units in your home for a heat source! Read a few more benefits below:   Gas fireplace…

Benefits of Fireplace Inserts – Part 1

Homeowners have many options for heating their homes. Many homes have wood-burning fireplaces that, for many years, homeowners have relied upon for either their main or complementary heating sources. Wood-burning fireplaces can come with their own set of maintenance, operation and energy challenges.   Gas fireplace inserts have become increasingly popular as a major heating…

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…

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…

Keeping Your HVAC System Clean

It’s no secret to any homeowner with an HVAC system—it needs to be kept clean. The most recognizable way to do so is by regularly changing air filters in the system. There are many different air filters from which to choose, so sometimes it can be difficult to know which filters to buy. Many systems…

Boilers – Another BelRed Specialty

When it comes to heating topics on this blog, we’ve written quite a bit about furnace maintenance repair and heat pumps—both specialties of BelRed and our talented and knowledgeable staff. You might be wondering, “Do they do installation, maintenance, and repairs on boiler systems?” There’s an easy answer to that—of course! Boilers, which use hydronic…

Advantages of Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

You may know that different homes require different heating and cooling solutions. Your home’s size, style, age and surrounding climate/environment can all play a role in determining what heating and cooling system is right for you. While gas or electric furnaces, wood or pellet stoves, or propane heat sources are often the most common, one…

Repair or Replace – What’s right for you?

Overall, the economy has been slowly recovering over the past few years, and consumer sentiment and actions have started to match that slow recovery. This is true in the home energy and HVAC industry as well. Many people have been weighing the options of simply making repairs to their heating and cooling systems and totally…

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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