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5 Reasons to Choose Propane

The topic of Energy comes up more and more frequently and in more and more situations these days. Within the last ten years, people are wanting more and more control over their own energy supply. They want to be more efficient, dependable, greener and cheaper. It is important to know that you have choices when [...]

By | 2018-04-05T10:06:31+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Green Heating, propane|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Choose Propane

Benefits vs Price: Biodiesel vs Petroleum Heating Oil

February, 2018 Global Warming, Greenhouse Gasses, and Carbon Footprint These buzzwords can trigger escalating discussions these days. The underlying issues and how they will effect our future can be scary to think about. But aside from modern conveniences such as streaming videos, storing our digital photos, and even reading our e-books, we need energy [...]

By | 2018-03-15T11:07:10+00:00 February 14th, 2018|bioheat, Green Heating, Oil Heat|Comments Off on Benefits vs Price: Biodiesel vs Petroleum Heating Oil

Why Bioheat? It’s renewable, lower in carbon, and just better heating oil.

Bioheat is better than standard heating oil in more ways than one. First and foremost, bioheat is better for the environment, reducing carbon emissions by up to 80%. It is a renewable fuel in the same category as wind and solar, and made from local recycled restaurant cooking grease, that would otherwise end up in [...]

By | 2017-12-19T15:35:12+00:00 December 19th, 2017|bioheat, Green Heating, Oil Heat|Comments Off on Why Bioheat? It’s renewable, lower in carbon, and just better heating oil.

Propane vs. Natural Gas

November 30, 2017 Propane and Natural Gas are similar, but have significant differences as well. While natural gas has historically been the default fuel for heating homes and powering appliances in the greater Seattle area, Propane has quickly been gaining in popularity. In some cases, natural gas isn't an option because the natural gas pipeline [...]

By | 2017-11-30T12:42:13+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Green Heating, propane|Comments Off on Propane vs. Natural Gas

Seattle Home Oil Heat and Reducing Carbon Emissions

November 8, 2017 Dear Home Heating Oil Customer, You may have received a letter from the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) encouraging you to “ditch dirty oil.” The OSE’s campaign is not rooted in facts. We want to set the record straight—and give you the information you need to make the [...]

By | 2017-11-08T12:05:37+00:00 November 8th, 2017|bioheat, Green Heating|Comments Off on Seattle Home Oil Heat and Reducing Carbon Emissions

Propane and Heating Oil Automatic Delivery and Auto Pay

October 19, 2017 Lets face it, getting that bill for a big propane or heating oil delivery is not fun. But neither is running out of fuel because you're afraid of getting that bill. At Genesee Energy, we understand this dilemma, which is why we are offer propane and heating oil automatic delivery and auto pay. [...]

By | 2017-10-19T09:59:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Green Heating|Comments Off on Propane and Heating Oil Automatic Delivery and Auto Pay

Heating Oil and Propane Fall To-Do List

October 5, 2017 Fall has arrived. So far in the Puget Sound area, we've had relatively mild temperatures, but winter is coming. And, according to The Old Farmers Almanac, it's going to be a La Nina year, which means cold. So, in addition to raking leaves and cleaning out gutters, here is a Heating Oil [...]

By | 2017-10-05T12:18:49+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Green Heating|Comments Off on Heating Oil and Propane Fall To-Do List

Avoid heating oil and propane run-outs with Automatic Delivery

Automatic Delviery It's getting cold out. Do I have enough heating oil or propane in my tank? Good question. During a cold winter, no one wants to run out of fuel. If that happens, it means going into survival mode trying to keep the cold air out and the warm air in until you get [...]

By | 2018-03-26T10:12:45+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Green Heating, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips, Oil Heat, propane|Comments Off on Avoid heating oil and propane run-outs with Automatic Delivery

Genesee Jumps in to Help in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

September 8, 2017 People Helping People While Seattle was in the midst of a record breaking summer of no rain, the people of Huston, Texas suffered from massive rain and devastating floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The pictures were heart wrenching, so when given the opportunity to do something to help, two of our [...]

By | 2017-09-11T07:33:24+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, News|Comments Off on Genesee Jumps in to Help in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

More Than a Long-Time Customer

August 8, 2017 The beauty of a small, multi-generational family business, is having the opportunity to get to know our customers over a long period of time. Genesee Energy is in the business of bringing warmth into people's homes. By filling that basic need, our customers are grateful, as we are grateful to them for [...]

By | 2017-08-08T08:21:19+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, Oil Heat|Comments Off on More Than a Long-Time Customer

Propane vs. Gasoline Forklift Fleets

July 28, 2017 Bigger, better, and sooner is what customers in this increasingly demanding culture want. Major companies such as Amazon can easily serve that up. But for those of us in smaller businesses, it's an ongoing challenge to satisfy customers, keep good employees, and operate costs efficiently. If your business utilizes forklifts, upgrading your [...]

By | 2017-07-28T09:17:19+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Green Heating, propane|Comments Off on Propane vs. Gasoline Forklift Fleets

Keeping Cool Without Overworking Your Air Conditioner

July 21, 2017 7 Tips for Keeping Cool Without Overworking Your Air Conditioner During heat waves a few decades ago, we headed to the movie theaters or grocery stores for guaranteed A/C. But in todays "get it better, faster, and at my doorstep" culture, we are more willing to pay for comfort. However, during a [...]

By | 2017-07-21T09:16:03+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Keeping Cool Without Overworking Your Air Conditioner

Genesee Energy Beginnings

June 30, 2017 From Heating with Coal to Oil Heat Always wearing a three-piece suit, Gordon’s keen sense of attire was less about the latest fashion and more just about looking his best. To Gordon, looking sharp was more than prerequisite for a good businessman. Long after the vest of a suit was typically set [...]

By | 2017-07-10T13:40:29+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Genesee Energy Beginnings

Understanding Todays Heating Oil

June 7, 2017 “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.” Malcolm Gladwell in Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. As a culture, Malcolm Gladwell points out that we tend to make decisions based on the [...]

By | 2017-07-19T10:14:52+00:00 June 6th, 2017|bioheat, Oil Heat|Comments Off on Understanding Todays Heating Oil

Heating Your Pool with Propane

May 24, 2017 Heating Your Pool without Breaking the Bank Around here, all it takes is the sun shining and a mere mention of 70 degrees. Suddenly everyone is in the mood for a backyard barbecue and a dip in the nearest watering hole. But if you have a pool, the sunny disposition is often [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:35:55+00:00 May 24th, 2017|propane|Comments Off on Heating Your Pool with Propane

How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

May 19, 2017 Have you ever thought about upgrading your existing furnace? Are you thinking of adding air conditioning?  Are you considering switching from an old oil furnace to a gas furnace? If so, most likely the first question you will have is... How Much Does a New Furnace Cost? The answer to this question depends [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:35:55+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Heating Technology|Comments Off on How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

Mini-Split Ductless Air Conditioner

May 4, 2017 Will this be your year for cool comfort at home this summer? For the same reason Seattle sells the most sunglasses per-capita, when the spring temperatures arrive, Seattleites repeat their yearly quarries on installing air conditioning, having forgotten the heat summer can bring. We don't need it very often, or for very [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:35:55+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Heating Technology, News|Comments Off on Mini-Split Ductless Air Conditioner

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Propane Supplier

May 1, 2017 3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Propane Supplier Competition in business is the best way to keep businesses honest. Options are a good thing for anyone who uses propane. Since honesty is the best policy (even in business), we want to help you choose the best propane supplier for you. Here are [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:35:56+00:00 May 1st, 2017|propane|Comments Off on 3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Propane Supplier

Spring Cleaning Furnace Tune-up

April 20, 2017 Back in the day when homes were heated with coal and wood, spring cleaning meant it was time to air out the house and shake out the rugs. Here in the northwest we often see signs of spring before we really feel it. But nonetheless, the end of those short, cold, and [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:35:56+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning Furnace Tune-up

Heat Pumps in Seattle

March 16, 2017 Heat Pumps are a great choice in Seattle and surrounding areas Uniquely positioned on the Puget Sound, between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountain range, Seattle is typically spared from scorching heat waves and bitter cold winters. This past winter, however, we felt the record breaking cold. But does the record [...]

By | 2017-05-31T10:35:56+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Heating Technology|Comments Off on Heat Pumps in Seattle