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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|Green Heating|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|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, Green Heating, 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 [...]

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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|Green Heating, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips, News|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|Green Heating, Heating Technology, Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips, News|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|Green Heating|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|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, Green Heating, 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|Green Heating|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|Green Heating, 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

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 | February 1st, 2016|Green Heating, News|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 | January 6th, 2016|Green Heating, 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 | December 3rd, 2015|Green Heating|Comments Off on BioHeat. How is it made and why isn’t everyone using it?

Genesee Propane in North Bend

Genesee Propane in North Bend 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 [...]

By | November 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 | October 7th, 2015|Green Heating|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 | April 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 | March 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 | December 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 | November 12th, 2014|Green Heating|Comments Off on A cozy, snowy retreat. Propane Service at Snoqualmie Pass