free energy inspectionExperience and Good Comments
Pse inspector came to my home early in the morning. He look over a lot of stuff: water heater, furnace, crawlspace and every bulb. Finally an inspection report was generated with action items， which is pretty good.Not-So-Good Comments
energy efficiency inspectionExperience and Good Comments
PSE provides free inspection for house energy effeciency.
I sent out a request on PSE website: https://pse.com/accountsandservices/contact-us/Pages/Ask-an-Energy-Advisor.aspx
A few days later, a consultant came over to inspect the furnace, duct, heater, crawl space, attic space, windows, and placed all bulbs to LED. And everything is free.
My house is in good condition, so no project is proposed.
The overall experience is great.
New gas lineExperience and Good Comments
外部由 Puget Sound Energy 负责。由于政府鼓励使用天然气，所以施工费用减免很可观。
1、联系Puget Sound Energy预约。等待时间大约一个月。
2、施工当天，工人会开着挖掘机过来。先会在家门口的马路上做一些测量，确定总管接出的位置后，开挖一个大约 1 x 2 米的坑。
3、确定房屋边上安装阀门的位置，开挖一个大约 1 x 1米的坑。
6、大约三周 ~ 一个月后。Puget Sound Energy 的工人会回来一次，把之前用柏油填的坑重新铺上水泥。
Translation by HHY: Getting the gas into the house can be divided into two projects.
Outside: from the main gas pipe to my house. install new meter and valve
Inside: from the outside to inside and connect gas to kitchen, fireplace, water heater etc.
The outside project was done by PSE.
The inside project by another contractor I found.
1. Contact PSE. Waiting time: around 1 month
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furnace igniter does not work causing slight gas smellExperience and Good Comments
I knew the ignitor was not working as I can smell a bit gas after each run.
The temperature kept dropping to 52 degree, freezing.
Taking your advice, I called PSE and reported the gas smell. 20 minutes later a guy showed up with a Gas detector, I guess.
He soon identified that the ignitor was cracked and said he can fix it tomorrow.
I said I need to work tomorrow, can you fix it today ( it was a Sunday )? He said PSE normally does not allow repair at the weekend. I said it is freezing inside please please.
So he did and it cost him 5 minutes to replace the igniter – he has spare parts in his truck.
He charged me $195 ( $120 labor, $60 part + tax ). And after the furnace started again, I see blue flames after less than a minute.
Money talks and works. However, anyway, he also said that my furnace is at the end of its life cycle – I may need to replace it next year.
feeling a bit expensive especially considering it is a small spare parts and short server ( 10 minutes )