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BelRed Represented on Honeywell 2013 Residential Contractor Council

BelRed strives to be at the forefront of the home energy industry when it comes to overall knowledge and trends. We commit a great deal of effort and resources to training all members of our staff and providing them with the best educational opportunities available. We also take pride our employees’ abilities to pass along…

Air Conditioning System Maintenance – What Should You Do?

During the hot summer months, a central air conditioning system can be a lifesaver in our homes. It provides cool relief from the heat and gives us an escape from the sweltering outdoors. That said, it’s also an extremely important system to care for properly. Many disregard proper maintenance or ignore warning signs when care…

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…

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…

Installation of Trane XV80 Gas Furnace – Kirkland, WA

David & Marilyn White had been experiencing some home comfort issues, so they decided to have our BelRed team install a Trane XV80 gas furnace. (Existing furnace with single wall vent and old gas piping) This model of Trane gas furnaces is great for improving comfort and indoor air quality within the home. It has…

Testifying in Washington State Senate

This morning, I will be testifying before a Washington State Senate hearing on behalf of multiple facets of the HVAC and mechanical contracting industries on a bill that is currently under consideration. This bill, titled SB 5682, concerns the replacement of some common household appliances and the electrical work that is associated with such a…

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…

BelRed Attending ACI Northwest Home Performance Conference

As part of our continuing commitment to staying up to date on the latest and greatest in the home performance industry, we’re currently attending the 2013 ACI (Affordable Comfort, Inc.) Northwest Home Performance Conference. (left) Andrea Petzel of Community Power Works and Jason Lear of Batt & Lear on a panel discussion of Energy 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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  • Washington Smoke and Indoor Air Quality

    Your health, lifestyle, and comfort all depend on the air you breathe. As the haze of wildfire smoke has descended over the Pacific Northwest, you may be concerned about increased exposure to fumes. Are you wondering how to avoid the Seattle smoke? Best practice is to limit your time outdoors to avoid breathing it in….

  • How Heat Pumps Keep You Cool

    While we brave this intense heat in western Washington, one question seems to linger: how do we stay cool? When it comes to keeping the house comfortable, the solution most are familiar with is the air conditioner. Although somewhat counterintuitive, one of the most effective cooling systems for your home is the heat pump. Heat pumps…

  • Why It’s Time to Think About Your Furnace

    As we endure the Northwest’s hottest months of the year, staying cool is a top priority. While the masses are busy making sure their AC units are summer-ready, we also strongly recommend taking a look at your furnace. Furnace maintenance may be the last thing on your mind during these sweltering summer months, but it’s…

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