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Chelan PUD’s Ductless Heat Pump Pilot Program

Ductless heat pump systems are great and the Chelan PUD’s Lightly: Energy News and Tips newsletter  just announced a pilot plan that will provide a rebate of $750 for updating your home with system.  Read their full article below. 

“If you’ve got an aging baseboard or wall heating system in your home, you may be eligible for help replacing that system this year.

Chelan County PUD is planning a pilot program in 2012 to help install ductless heat pump systems. The PUD will offer rebates of approximately $750 per eligible household to help offset the cost of the units, which ranges from $2,000 to $6,000. Homeowners with electric baseboard or wall heaters would be given top consideration, but homes with other electric heat types may be eligible. Local contractors will be invited to participate in a training course to learn about installing and maintaining ductless heat pumps.

A ductless heat pump is a highly efficient and easily installed primary heating and cooling system for electrically heated homes. Ductless systems are ideal for replacing or supplementing less efficient electric baseboard or wall heaters (and window air conditioners in the summer).

Ductless systems operate using 25 percent to 50 percent less energy than electric resistance zonal and forced air systems. Regionally, use of a ductless heating and cooling system in a single-family home with zonal electric heat is estimated to save 3,500 kWh annually. Using Chelan PUD’s average cost of $0.03 per kilowattt hour, upgrading to a ductless heating and cooling system as a primary heat source can save approximately $105 per year. In addition, ductless heat pumps are safer, quieter, and heat rooms more efficiently than zonal heat. And they provide air conditioning in the summer.

If you are a Chelan County homeowner interested in upgrading from baseboard or wall heating systems to a ductless heat pump, send an e-mail to conservation@chelanpud.org or call (509) 661-8008.

More information about how ductless heat pumps work, their costs and energy savings is available at goingductless.com.”

Source:  http://lightly.chelanpud.org/index.php/2012/02/06/pud-to-pilot-ductless-heat-pump-program/

NCW Association of Realtors Blood Drive March 19th

The 2012 NCWAR Blood Drive is quickly approaching, so set your calendar for March 19th and plan to attend between 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Kings Orchard Church in Wenatchee.  Thank you NCW Windermere Real Estate for sponsoring this event. NCWAR Blood Drive 3/19/12

AMS Inspection Services is a Leavenworth-based home inspection company providing services to Wenatchee and all of North Central Washington.  AMS Inspection is a member of North Central Washington Association of Realtors (NCWAR).

Duct Blaster & Blower Door Testing for New Homes – WA State Energy Code

AMS Inspection Services provides duct blaster and blower door tests to the greater Wenatchee area for the purpose of testing HVAC and home air leakage.  The new Washington State Energy Code requires third-party testing to ensure that contractors meet the minimum requirements of the air leakage test in order to pass the energy code requirements.  Watch this video from the “Energy Experts” at WSU Extension to learn where air leaks from your home.  It may not seem so obvious.


Air Sealing, Chapter 3: New Homes from Energy Experts on Vimeo.

AMS Inspection nominated for “2011 Affiliate Firm of the Year”

We are so very proud to announce that AMS Inspection Services was nominated for “2011 Affiliate Firm of the Year” by North Central Washington Association of Realtors.  Our company has enjoyed doing community service with NCWAR and helping organizations like Wenatchee Valley Humane Society, Leavenworth Community Cupboard, Wenatchee Food Banks, Respite Care, YMCA, Salvation Army and many more!

The winners will be announced on Jan. 27th.  We wish all the nominees the best of luck!

Blower Door, Duct Blaster & HVAC Testing Services in Wenatchee

blower door test Wenatchee, Chelan, Leavenworth

Wenatchee HVAC Testing:  AMS Inspection Services is now offering duct blaster and blower door testing services in response to the requirements for  Washington State Energy Code. New construction homes must be tested by third-party technicians to ensure the HVAC and envelop sealing performs up to the new standards. We have two Energy Star Performance Technicians on staff and ready to help with your projects.  Ask us about a multiple home discount!

Reposted from:  Introducing Blower Door, Duct Blaster & HVAC Testing Services in Wenatchee.

Chelan County: Recycle Your Christmas Tree Dec. 31 & Jan. 7

Local Boy Scouts and Chelan County Public Works are teaming up to recycle Christmas trees for a donation of $3. On Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can take your tree to the Chelan County Shop at 210 Easy St., Wenatchee; the Dryden Transfer Station, 9073 Highway 2; Entiat Brush Yard along Highway 97A, or the Chelan Recycle Center, also on Highway 97A.

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Starts Dec. 2, 2011

Leavenworth’s Christmas Lighting Festival is one of the most unique holiday experiences.  It happens every year for 3 consecutive weekends after Thanksgiving.  Check out the details from the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and book your stay now!

“Remember when you were little, and you were enthralled with snow globes? A trip to Leavenworth is about as close to the real thing as you’re going to get. Nestled on the Eastern cusp of the Cascades, the Bavarian Village transforms when the snow flies, turning itself into the ultimate holiday town. Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, carolers, cocoa, kids sledding, the horse-drawn carriage…it is enough to make put any snow globe to shame. Want to make some memories with the family? Treat yourself to a winter experience that you will never forget!”


Lights Are On! 
St. Nicholas Greets
Children With Fruit
and Song



Roasting Chestnuts, Characters,
Live Entertainment All Day!
Lighting Ceremony Begins at 4:30