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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | March 16th, 2017|Heating Technology|Comments Off on Heat Pumps in Seattle

What is the price of propane?

March 8, 2017   One of the first questions potential propane customers ask when they contact us is; What is the price of propane? The answer to this question is not as simple as the question itself. Propane prices depends on two things that no one can hold down for very long at any given time. [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|propane|Comments Off on What is the price of propane?

Genesee Energy – Reducing Carbon Emissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Genesee Energy is paving a path to help reduce carbon emissions Seattle, WA February 27, 2017 - With growing awareness of todays increasing greenhouse gasses, Seattle local Company Genesee Energy is creating a path for residential oil heat customers to reduce their carbon footprint by a minimum of 4%, and up to [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|bioheat, Oil Heat|Comments Off on Genesee Energy – Reducing Carbon Emissions

Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil

The reality behind the myth February 23, 2017 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 ideology for decades, that gas is good, and oil is [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Oil Heat|Comments Off on Natural Gas vs. Heating Oil

4 Things Oil Heat Customers Don’t Need to Worry About

February 1, 2017 A comfortable, worry-free home. Isn't that what we all strive for? Heat is one of our most basic needs, and the thought of being left out in the cold for one reason or another is scary. Most often, worry comes from not knowing. So, here are the 4 things we find our new [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Oil Heat|Comments Off on 4 Things Oil Heat Customers Don’t Need to Worry About

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 | January 10th, 2017|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Yearly Furnace Maintenance Tune-Up

Meet Ed; Genesee Propane Division Manager

December 20, 2016 The young Ed Cavalieri probably sounded just like Hank Hill in the popular TV series King of the Hill, when he started his career in the “propane and propane accessories” department of a major propane dealer at age 18. Fast forward 35 years and Ed has pretty much worked in every facet [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, propane|Comments Off on Meet Ed; Genesee Propane Division Manager

Selling Oil Heated Homes – information for Real Estate Professionals

October 20, 2016 How do you react when you are showing a client a home heated with oil? Try to avoid bringing too much attention to the oil furnace and hope they don't ask any questions. Tell them not to worry, they can always switch to natural gas. Give them the pros and cons of [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|bioheat|Comments Off on Selling Oil Heated Homes – information for Real Estate Professionals

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 | October 14th, 2016|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Oil & Gas Furnace Restart Instructions

Oil tank leaks are NOT scary, they’re just messy.

October 4, 2016 The big question on everyone's mind when thinking about buying a house with an oil tank...What if it leaks? First of all, unlike natural gas leaks, if an oil tank leaks, it is never a threat to human life. Oil tank leaks are not scary, they're just messy, and need to be [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Oil Heat|Comments Off on Oil tank leaks are NOT scary, they’re just messy.

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 | September 13th, 2016|Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips|Comments Off on Why change your furnace air filter? Here are 3 reasons.

4 reasons to upgrade to a propane water heater

Is there a good time for your water heater to fail? I can't think of a single day where I don't use hot water at home. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, now is the time to replace it. Be proactive, because if it breaks, in addition to no hot water for days, [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|propane|Comments Off on 4 reasons to upgrade to a propane water heater

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