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Why Aeroseal Duct Sealing Is Worth the Cost

Leaky ductwork can cause serious problems with your heating and cooling system. Without a proper seal, your efficiency can drop by 20 to 45 percent. Ensuring your ducts have the tightest seal possible will keep all the carefully climate-controlled air inside the house where it’s needed, helping you get the most out of your heating and cooling. If you suspect you have a leak in your ducts but don’t know what to do, Entek can provide you with state-of-the-art Aeroseal technology. While the cost of Aeroseal duct sealing may give some homeowners pause, trust us when we say it’s one […]

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What Is an Air Duct and How To Keep Them Functioning Efficiently

We’ve all been stuck inside of a building that’s just too stuffy. It becomes hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable very quickly, leading to an unpleasant, unproductive day where all you can think about is getting outside as quickly as possible. While there are many reasons a room can become stuffy and uncomfortable like that, the primary cause is poor ventilation. A poorly ventilated room swiftly becomes a miserable room and often the culprit is an inefficient ductwork system. What is an air duct, though? And how can you keep your duct system functioning efficiently so that the room doesn’t devolve into […]

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Should I Get an Air Conditioner for Baby’s Room?

As the temperatures rise, it’s important to have your home feeling comfortable. It becomes even more important when you have small children in your house. When it comes to babies, it’s hard to know what’s okay to do and what’s not. That’s what research is for—and that’s why you’re here. One thing that people are often torn about is having an air conditioner in a baby’s room. Parents are nervous about not having proper cooling in the room, but they’re also wary of any side effects that may come with having an air conditioner in the room. So, is it […]

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Is a Heat Pump a Good HVAC Option in Portland

These days, there are many options for heating your home. So which one is the best for you, and does the answer vary based on where you live? For instance, heat pumps are a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for many households across the nation. But are heating pumps a good HVAC option if you live in Portland? You’ve come to the right place to find out. The experts at Entek will help you determine if a heat pump is the right solution for you. How does a heat pump work? If you’re unfamiliar with how a heat pump works, there […]

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Ideal House Temperature Year-Round

Your house is supposed to be the place where you feel most at ease. Part of this is having the ideal house temperature, which will ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. When your house is too cold or too warm, it just makes you miserable. It can be the same when one part of your house has a wildly different temperature than the rest. In addition to optimizing comfort, keeping your ideal house temperature is also the most efficient option and will keep your utility bills reasonable. Plus, it’s typically better for your health. Now that you know the […]

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5 Heat Pump Problems Encountered in the Summer

When the weather gets hot, your household relies on its heat pump to cool your home. That’s why it can become much more noticeable when something goes wrong during this time, and there are some specific heat pump problems that seem to happen more often in the summer. The extra heat can put more pressure on your unit, causing it to malfunction in a variety of ways. Knowing what heat pump problems to look out for in the summer can help you to catch them early on. If you do find that you’re suffering from a heat pump issue in […]

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Learn How to Clean Your Furnace

If there is one thing that is going to negatively affect your furnace, it’s dirt. When it builds up, it lowers the furnace’s efficiency and wastes fuel. If you’re looking to save yourself from yet another unnecessarily high bill for something that you could fix, then it’s time to learn how to clean your furnace. It is a three-part job and broken down into sections below: the filter system, the blower, and the motor. A Few Notes on Filters First, let’s discuss the reasons why your air filter should be considered a vital component of the whole unit. The air […]

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5 Jobs You Didn’t Know Your HVAC Was Doing During Summer: It’s Not Just Cooling

During the summer months, when the mercury starts to rise, your HVAC system has to work extra hard to keep your home comfortable. During the hottest days of the year, your air conditioner needs to be a real workhorse, running all day and throughout the night. But your HVAC is not just cooling during the summer. Actually, it’s doing a good deal more than that. Below are five other jobs your HVAC is doing on the hottest days of the year. Circulating the Air Your air conditioner cools the air by utilizing a compressor, an evaporator coil, and a condenser […]

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Why Is Home Temperature So Important?

You may not realize just how much time you spend in your home, but it’s quite a bit. In general, we spend about 90 percent of our days indoors, and most of that is probably at home. So it’s essential that the conditions inside your home are optimal. This includes the temperature, which has a much bigger impact on your day-to-day life than you may think. It’s also something you have to monitor quite carefully, as just a few degrees can make all the difference. Read on below to find out more about the importance of having the right home […]

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How Can I Service a Furnace Before Calling Professionals?

You hear strange noises in your HVAC ductwork. You notice a weird odor wafting through your vents. Rooms in your home are heating unevenly or won’t heat at all. Your energy bills spike. If you’re facing any of these issues, then you may be dealing with something serious. When this happens, calling a local, certified HVAC company, such as Entek, may be the smartest and most cost-effective move you can make. But sometimes hiring a professional service may be unnecessary if your HVAC-related problems are well within your ability to solve. Replacing a dirty air filter or clearing clutter and […]

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