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Heating Oil vs. Natural Gas

The reality behind the myth December, 2018 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 heating oil furnace to natural gas equipment. It has been the common ideology for decades, that gas is good, and oil is bad. [...]

By |2018-12-04T10:50:00+00:00December 4th, 2018|bioheat, Green Heating, Oil Heat|Comments Off on Heating Oil vs. Natural Gas

5 Heating Oil Myths

October 2018 For over 90 years, Americans have been using heating oil to heat their homes. Despite the test of time, heating oil remains one of the most misunderstood sources of energy in Seattle. For starters, heating oil is not the black, thick crude oil most people conjure up in [...]

By |2018-10-04T10:13:18+00:00October 4th, 2018|bioheat, Green Heating, Oil Heat|Comments Off on 5 Heating Oil Myths

Summer Furnace Tune-up Special

  June, 2018   Many people think if they had any sort of furnace failure which required a service person to come fix it, they should be good to go for a while and don't need a tune-up. But just as with your car, fixing a flat tire is not the same thing as changing your [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:20:28+00:00June 6th, 2018|Green Heating|Comments Off on Summer Furnace Tune-up Special

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+00:00April 5th, 2018|Green Heating, propane|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Choose Propane

Benefits vs Price: Biodiesel vs Petroleum Heating Oil

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 to meet [...]

By |2018-09-06T12:17:43+00:00February 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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

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+00:00July 27th, 2017|Green Heating, propane|Comments Off on Propane vs. Gasoline Forklift Fleets

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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 26th, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on Winner!