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Home Generators – Avoid the Risk

We’ve all likely been at the point of frustration when the power goes out due to a storm or mishap. When we’re used to always having power, it can be an annoying occurrence. Many turn to the convenience of a gas generator to keep necessary power going during these down times. While they have become…

Home Comfort and Safety Recommendations from BelRed

It’s a reality that there are a number of things that can go wrong in our homes that can jeopardize our safety and comfort. Fortunately, there are also things we can do to ensure our homes provide us with safe and comfortable environments. At BelRed, we pride ourselves on identifying and recommending the most important…

Indoor Air Quality 101

If you’re a regular reader of the BelRed blogs, you’ve probably seen a lot of mentions of many different aspects of home energy, safety and efficiency. One such topic discussed in many different posts is indoor air quality. While some may have a fantastic understanding of the factors and causes behind good or poor indoor…

The Facts on CO Monitors

Carbon Monoxide should be on everyone’s home safety list. The CO (carbon monoxide) detector is something that all homes with should have to keep them safe from this deadly, colorless and odorless gas.  Despite the fact that it’s fairly common knowledge to have properly working CO detectors in the home, there are some other facts…

Carbon Monoxide Detectors REQUIRED after January 1st

A new Washington State carbon monoxide (CO) detector code takes effect January 1st, 2013.  This new code requires carbon monoxide alarms be installed on each floor of a home and outside each bedroom or sleeping area of the home.  For new construction, the code will take effect in conjunction with the new build. For existing…

What is Huffing? The Dangers of Huffing AC Refrigerant

Inhaling of chemicals, also known as “huffing” has become a dangerous trend for young people looking for a cheap high. The newest, and one the most potentially deadly, trends in this epidemic is inhaling refrigerant from Air Conditioner or Heat Pump systems. According to an article from the New York Daily News, inhaling refrigerants such…

Hidden Problems in Homes Cause Real Pain – What Can You Do?

Home Energy Saver posted some eye-opening photos showing some common, hidden problems in homes on their “Wall of Shame“. From missing wall insulation to improperly installed heating register boots, these problems are more common than you may think, and can have a real impact on your comfort and energy bills. In the process of conducting…

Choosing A Generator

If you are thinking about getting a generator after the recent power outages, you have a lot of choices to make: Portable? Permanent Stand-By? Gas, Natural Gas or Propane? How many kW (kilowatts)? What Brand is Best? Etc. We’ve placed some short videos from Kohler and home improvement expert Ed Del Grande on our YouTube…

Don’t Forget to Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

If you didn’t set your clocks back one hour, you are now finding out the hard way that daylight savings time is over. Don’t forget to take this opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You do NOT want to find out the hard way that the batteries in these…

Install Job of the Week – High Efficiency Furnace and Air Cleaner – Kirkland, WA

Congratulations to Lyle Gardner and Jose Salmeron for being selected for the Installation Job of the Week for the week of 10/10/11. Lyle and Jose installed a new high efficiency, variable speed, modulating gas furnace and whole-house air filtration system at the Ostrom residence in Kirkland. More importantly, they moved the existing AC coil, incorrectly…

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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