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PLIA’s Pollution Liability Program

What if my oil tank leaks? PLIA's Pollution Liability Program March 2016 If you recently bought a house with an underground oil tank, I'm sure one of your first questions is, What if my oil tank leaks? Will the oil be causing massive pollution and am I responsible for that? Those are good questions to [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00March 16th, 2016|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on PLIA’s Pollution Liability Program

Buying a Home with Oil Heat

February 2016 Are You Buying a Home with Oil Heat? Most new homeowners barely give it a second thought. One of the first things on their list of things to do, is switch out their oil heat furnace to natural gas equipment. It has been the common thought for decades, that gas is good, and oil [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00February 1st, 2016|bioheat, Oil Heat|Comments Off on Buying a Home with Oil Heat

Payment Plans To Fit Your Budget

January 2016 Payment Plans To Fit Your Budget This time of year we are all very much aware of the inverse correlation between the weather and our heating bills. As the temperatures go down, your heating bill goes up. What makes that sting, is the fact that your paycheck (most likely) stays the same. At Genesee, [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00January 6th, 2016|Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Payment Plans To Fit Your Budget

BioHeat. How is it made and why isn’t everyone using it?

BioHeat. How is it made and why isn't everyone using it? As you may already know, world leaders, are gathered right now in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. The goal is to come up with a global game plan to reduce pollution and green house gasses that are reeking havoc on our planet. With initiatives in place [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:06:46-08:00December 3rd, 2015|bioheat|Comments Off on BioHeat. How is it made and why isn’t everyone using it?

Genesee Propane in North Bend

November 2015   Just 31 miles east of Seattle, sits the town of North Bend, Washington. Though small, North Bend is big in personality. Mt. Si looms over this town made famous by David Lynch's television series, Twin Peaks. In fact, you can still swing into Twede's Cafe in the heart of North Bend for a piece of [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00November 13th, 2015|propane|Comments Off on Genesee Propane in North Bend

BioHeat and Biodiesel FAQs

BioHeat and Biodiesel FAQs. Q: What is biodiesel? Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel is biodegradable and nontoxic. When blended with standard heating oil, it is the cleanest burning fuel option for heating your home.   Q: What is BioHeat? BioHeat is Biodiesel for your home. It is [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00October 7th, 2015|bioheat|Comments Off on BioHeat and Biodiesel FAQs

5 Reasons to use Bioheat

5 Reasons to use biodiesel instead of standard oil or natural gas to heat your home May, 2015   When this company was founded in 1929, Herbert Hoover was President, coal was a major source of fuel for heating homes, and "environmentally friendly" was not a familiar phrase. Since then, we have come a long way. With the [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00April 29th, 2015|Green Heating|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to use Bioheat

Genesee. A family business.

March 2015   Although we've said before that Genesee is a family business, we mean that in more ways than one.  Not only do we have an employee who has been part of our Genesee family  for nearly 45 years, but since September of 2014, we now have a father/son duo making fuel deliveries for Genesee. Meet [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00March 18th, 2015|Green Heating|Comments Off on Genesee. A family business.

Genesee Gives During the Holidays

Spreading Peace, Love & Joy to the local community December 2014 During the holiday season we often hear the words peace, love and joy. While these words do get to the root of the holiday spirit; finding peace, feeling loved and experiencing joy isn't always that easy. This is especially true for those that struggle to [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00December 23rd, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Genesee Gives During the Holidays

A cozy, snowy retreat. Propane Service at Snoqualmie Pass

November 2014 Propane Service at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington There is something magical about a cozy cabin, a crackling fire, and the palpable silence of snow falling outside. Less than an hour from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle, Genesee Propane customer John E and his family find their dreamy escape. "The minute I get there, I [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00November 12th, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on A cozy, snowy retreat. Propane Service at Snoqualmie Pass

Genesee Fuel for 85 years.

October, 2014 Genesee Fuel for 85 years This month we celebrate 85 years of business. In 1929 Gordon Clark and his brother Russell purchased Genesee Coal & Stoker. 85 years later, we are still a family owned business in our third generation. 3616 South Genesee Street. Seattle, WA 98118   From the same corner of South Genesee [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57-08:00October 31st, 2014|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, Green Heating, News, propane|Comments Off on Genesee Fuel for 85 years.

Boo!

October 2014 We hope you enjoy these propane tanks all dressed up for Halloween.   Happy Halloween from Genesee.

By |2017-05-31T10:35:58-08:00October 23rd, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Boo!

Winner!

September 2014 We have a winner! We had a summer service special drawing, and Bob is now the proud owner of a new Char-Broil 4 burner gas grill. We happily delivered him his BBQ just in time to squeeze in a few more BBQs before we lose our summer-like weather here in Seattle. Bob has been [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:58-08:00September 26th, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Winner!

Labor Day

August 2014 Labor Day. What does it mean for you? A day of shopping to take advantage of all those Labor Day sales? A day off work? The end of Summer? Back to school? The first official Labor day dates back over 100 years ago, to September 5, 1882. This historic Labor Day was celebrated with [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:58-08:00August 28th, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Labor Day

Meet Gail

July 2014 Pictured here, on his 87th birthday, is Gail Herrmann. Although not related by blood to the Clark brothers who founded Genesee, Gail is an irrefutable member of the Genesee extended family. Gail began his career in the heating oil business in 1951 at Seattle Diesel. In 1971 Genesee Fuel acquired Seattle Diesel and with it, gained this valuable employee, [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:58-08:00July 17th, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Meet Gail

3 Generations of Customer Service

May 2014 It's rare. A family owned business well into it's third generation is definitely rare. But so are gems. And that is Genesee Fuel & Heating Company. A rare gem of a local, family-owned and operated business with a history of quality customer service since 1929. Family business experts say that only about 30% of U.S. family-owned [...]

By |2018-01-29T13:28:39-08:00May 20th, 2014|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, Green Heating, News, propane|Comments Off on 3 Generations of Customer Service

Energy saving tips

March 3, 2014 Winter is not over yet. If this winter's cold weather resulting in high bills left you frozen in your tracks, here are 10 ways to lower your energy bill.   The low hanging fruit: free, easy fixes that work. 1. Turn down your thermostat 10 degrees when you go to work, and again [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:58-08:00March 3rd, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Energy saving tips