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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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  • 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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