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Mini-Split Air Conditioner

Seattle Has the Ideal Climate for Mini-Split Ductless Air Conditioners 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 long, but when we do, [...]

By |2018-05-18T10:16:30+00:00May 18th, 2018|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Mini-Split Air Conditioner

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

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

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

Yearly Furnace Maintenance Tune-Up

January 10, 2017 Is a yearly furnace maintenance tune-up really necessary? The short answer is yes. Just like your annual physical with the doctor, or your mileage maintenance on your car, it all has to do with keeping things running smoothly and catching small problems before they become big problems. And when it comes to [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:56+00:00January 10th, 2017|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Yearly Furnace Maintenance Tune-Up

Oil & Gas Furnace Restart Instructions

October 14, 2016 Oil and Gas Furnace Restart Instructions With the impending storm and imminent power outages, we want to give you a few trouble shooting tips. Your furnace should come back on when the power is restored. However, if it doesn't, below you will find furnace restart instructions for both oil and gas furnaces. If [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:56+00:00October 14th, 2016|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Oil & Gas Furnace Restart Instructions

Why change your furnace air filter? Here are 3 reasons.

Changing or cleaning your air filter Just as your car needs it's oil changed, or your smoke detectors need new batteries, your furnace air filter needs to be changed or cleaned every 3 to 9 months. Why? Here are 3 reasons. 3 reasons to change or clean your air filter Better airflow saves the life [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:56+00:00September 13th, 2016|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Why change your furnace air filter? Here are 3 reasons.

5 Tips For Keeping Your Energy Bills Lower While Using The Air Conditioner

May 2016 April 2016 marked the hottest April on record in the Seattle area. With spring temperatures like that, what should we expect for summer? Are you ready for a summer possibly even hotter than in 2015? Or more realistically, is your pocketbook ready? We used to head to the movie theaters or grocery stores [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:57+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Keeping Your Energy Bills Lower While Using The Air Conditioner

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+00:00March 16th, 2016|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on PLIA’s Pollution Liability Program

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+00:00January 6th, 2016|Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Payment Plans To Fit Your Budget

Duct Cleaning: Fact or Fiction

November 2012 It's strange how some rumors get started and equially interesting how they keep circulating. One rumor we keep hearing is that duct cleaning is no longer necessary due to furnace improvements. Well, that one is FICTION. For reasons of health, efficiency and reliability, the FACT is that heating ducts should be cleaned periodically, [...]

By |2017-05-31T10:35:59+00:00November 16th, 2012|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Duct Cleaning: Fact or Fiction

Community Power Works Upgrade Information

Recently, the City of Seattle Community Power Works has sent letters to Seattle residents about reasons to switch from oil to natural gas. While the upgrade program provides a great benefit, much of the data the the city used is either inaccurate our misleading for three reasons. First, the letter makes statements about switching from [...]

By |2017-09-20T09:40:50+00:00October 5th, 2012|Green Heating, Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Community Power Works Upgrade Information