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A Seasonal Guide to HVAC Upkeep

2018 Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to HVAC Upkeep

A New Year is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about taking care of your HVAC system for 2018 and beyond. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and your system will see a lot of use during the hottest and coldest months of the year. All too often, homeowners wait until their HVAC systems break down during these months; that means trying to get an HVAC service technician to your home to fix your heater during a snowstorm. Needless to say, even though we provide 24/7 service, many technicians are busy and you might end up […]

How Clean is Your Indoor Air Quality

How Clean is Your Indoor Air Quality?

The quality of your life and the quality of your air are closely connected. Studies have shown that when you improve home air quality, you improve the health and well-being of yourself and your family. There are a number of health issues that can be caused or exacerbated by having unclean air circulating through your home; conversely, you will reap a wide variety of benefits if the air in your home is kept free of dust, dander, and bacteria. What are the benefits of clean air? Particulate matter, such as dust, pollen, or pet dander, is directly connected with several […]

Carbon Monoxide 101

Carbon Monoxide 101: What You Need to Know if You Have a Furnace

It’s no secret that carbon monoxide (CO) is dangerous. That’s why it’s highly recommended that each and every homeowner has a working carbon monoxide alarm. Just like a fire alarm, carbon monoxide alarms save lives. Carbon monoxide is produced anytime something burns, such as wood, gasoline, coal, natural gas, or kerosene. So, unless the air is properly filtered out, it builds up to a dangerous level. When you purchase a new furnace, the system is designed so that the furnace burners are contained in the systems heat exchanger. Then, the gas is sent through the flue vent and transported safely out […]

Why Do My Windows Fog in the Winter

Why Do My Windows Fog in the Winter?

It’s a familiar scene during winter. You walk to your car to find the windows are all fogged up or iced over. You grab the ice scraper and get to work, or perhaps you hit the defrost button and patiently wait as the fog dissipates. But what to do when your home windows fog up? There’s no defrost button that you can hit to get rid of the cloudy condensation. Not to worry. Entek has seven decades of experience in the industry and our certified HVAC professionals understand how to improve a home’s air quality. We’ll explain exactly what causes […]

Is Zone Heating the Ideal Thermostat Setting

Is Zone Heating the Ideal Thermostat Setting?

When figuring what setting is optimal for your thermostat, there are a number of factors you need to take into account. First and foremost, what setting keeps your family the most comfortable? Next, you want to be careful not to overuse the system, especially if you’re not going to be home for a large chunk of time. That will heavily impact the third factor; the financial impact on your energy bill. It’s costly enough to buy and maintain a home, so whenever you can save money and still run efficiently, it’s an option worth considering. During warm weather, it was […]