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Plumbing Questions? We’ve Got Answers – Part 2

Last week, we posted Part 1 of a two part series on common plumbing questions that arise for homeowners. In it, we addressed some common issues, from how to properly clean a disposal to maintaining plumbing fixtures properly. In this post, we’ll wrap up the series with five additional plumbing tips for homeowners to keep…

Plumbing Questions? We’ve Got Answers – Part 1

Plumbing can be a tricky task – especially when you throw in all of the common misperceptions and “tricks” that Do-It-Yourselfers sometimes rely on. We thought it might be a good idea to post some common questions, with answers, to the wonderful world of plumbing. 1. How can I make my disposal smell fresh again?…

Replacing Standard Efficiency with High Efficiency Gas Furnace – Mercer Island, WA

This winter, BelRed was pleased to install a brand new Rheem high efficiency gas furnace for Hilary Benson in Mercer island, WA. Hilary was having some issues with her old standard efficiency gas furnace, so she was ready for an upgrade. Our installers on the project, Brandon and Chad, delivered just that. You can see…

2013 ACCA Conference

During the upcoming few days, Don Millard and I will be attending the ACCA 2013 Conference and IE3 (Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition) in Orlando, Florida. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Conference runs from today through March 2nd and is being held at the Marriott World Center convention hall. This conference (and expo)…

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…

Don’t Let the Pressure Get to You: Servicing Your Home’s Water Pressure

If you’ve noticed strange chatter or whining noises from your plumbing, or if you’re water flow has slowed to a trickle, or the opposite and it is now rushing out, the problem may be your home’s Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). A pressure reducing valve, sometimes called a pressure regulator, is used to regulate your home’s…

Water Saving Tips: How to Lower Your Water Bills

Every drop of water adds up, and reducing water use, and water heating costs has a lot to do with reducing waste. Here are some things you can do to save water and reduce your energy bills year-round: Install aerators in kitchen and bathroom faucets. These devices reduce the flow from taps without reducing the…

Get Hot Water Faster and Save with a Recirculating Pump

Do you get to the sink or shower, and have to let the cold water run until it gets hot; All of that cold water running down the drain during the wait? There is an easy solution that will help you save that water, and your time – A recirculating pump! Recirculating pumps provide significant…

Tankless Water Heater Installation – Redmond, WA

Congratulations to Brandon Richer and Braxton Tacbian, our installation of the week winners for April 30th. Brandon and Braxton replaced the hot water heater at the Molloy residence in Redmond with a high efficiency tankless water heater, capable of delivering endless hot water. The conventional hot water tank at the Molloy residence was over 17…

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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