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Propane in Monroe

July, 2018 Fill-'er-up Fridays It doesn't get much better than summer in Washington State. And, nothing says summer like camping, barbecuing, and spending long evenings around a fire pit. Since propane is a key ingredient for each of these activities, this summer, we're starting something new. Every friday all summer long at our Monroe [...]

By |2018-07-23T11:19:35+00:00July 23rd, 2018|propane|Comments Off on Propane in Monroe

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

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

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

February, 2018 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 [...]

By |2018-03-15T11:07:10+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

Genesee Jumps in to Help in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

September 8, 2017 People Helping People While Seattle was in the midst of a record breaking summer of no rain, the people of Huston, Texas suffered from massive rain and devastating floods brought on by Hurricane Harvey. The pictures were heart wrenching, so when given the opportunity to do something to help, two of our [...]

By |2017-09-11T07:33:24+00:00September 11th, 2017|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, News|Comments Off on Genesee Jumps in to Help in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

More Than a Long-Time Customer

August 8, 2017 The beauty of a small, multi-generational family business, is having the opportunity to get to know our customers over a long period of time. Genesee Energy is in the business of bringing warmth into people's homes. By filling that basic need, our customers are grateful, as we are grateful to them for [...]

By |2017-08-08T08:21:19+00:00August 8th, 2017|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff, Oil Heat|Comments Off on More Than a Long-Time Customer

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

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

Genesee Energy Beginnings

June 30, 2017 From Heating with Coal to Oil Heat Always wearing a three-piece suit, Gordon’s keen sense of attire was less about the latest fashion and more just about looking his best. To Gordon, looking sharp was more than prerequisite for a good businessman. Long after the vest of a suit was typically set [...]

By |2017-07-10T13:40:29+00:00June 30th, 2017|Anecdotes and Mildly Interesting Stuff|Comments Off on Genesee Energy Beginnings

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 |2017-07-19T10:14:52+00:00June 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 |2017-05-31T10:35:55+00:00May 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 |2017-05-31T10:35:55+00:00May 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 |2017-05-31T10:35:55+00:00May 4th, 2017|Heating Technology, News|Comments Off on Mini-Split Ductless Air Conditioner