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How to Make Your Room Warmer Without Raising Your Energy Bill

With winter just around the corner and lower temperatures already making their debut, it’s time to start preparing for the cold weather. Winter is a beautiful season, magical at times, but it’s often best enjoyed in the comfort of a warm home. However, heating costs can be overwhelming when it’s not done efficiently. What changes do you need to take to increase your comfort this winter? Below are some suggestions for how to make your room warmer without incurring extra costs from turning up the heat. Is Your Heating System Up to Par? Whatever type of heating unit your house […]

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Do You Need To Service a Gas Furnace?

There are plenty of advantages to choosing a gas furnace over other methods of heating your home. The energy-efficiency of a gas furnace is well documented, which translates to impressive cost savings for homeowners as well as improved performance over time. The fact that gas tends to burn hotter than other methods of combustible fuel also means that less of it is needed to achieve the desired temperatures. This means that you’ll be able to keep your home comfortable without running the heater quite as much. Not only does this mean less fuel used, but it also means less wear […]

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Help! My Home Windows Are Fogged Up

It may happen to you. You wake up one morning. You open the curtains, ready to glimpse the beautiful day you’ve been waiting for, but blurry windows block your view. We expect our windows to let us see out of them. So what does it mean when we can’t? If you have ever been surprised by fogged-up windows, you’re not alone. The air and ventilation inside of many homes can impact plenty of surfaces, including those windows we rely on for light and vision. In this article, we’re going to discuss the causes of fogged up windows and what you […]

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5 Advantages of an Energy-Efficient Heat Pump

Interested in making changes to your home’s heating system? Looking to update to a more energy-efficient solution? Now that there are so many different choices of heating systems, it’s hard to know which to go with. An increasingly popular, highly recommended choice is to switch to a heat pump. Heat pump systems work by moving the heat in the air outside and into your home. It’s a common option in the Pacific Northwest, as it works especially well for moderate temperatures. Wondering if it’s right for your household? Read on to find out five reasons why you should consider switching […]

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Regular HVAC Cleaning Is Important in Portland

As a homeowner, cleaning is probably part of your everyday life. Some things, like floors and tabletops, are cleaned regularly, while others only need to be cleaned every few months. Still, there may be items in your household that you’ve never considered cleaning. Your HVAC system is probably one of those items, and having it cleaned can provide you with some great benefits. Regular HVAC cleaning is important, as it can contribute to things like an extended life span for your unit, lower energy costs, and even better indoor air quality. With the assistance of a professional HVAC service company […]

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Is a Heat Pump in the Pacific Northwest a Good Option?

If you’re in the market for a new home HVAC system, you’ve most likely come across information on heat pumps. Using the same technology found in refrigerators, a heat pump can either heat or cool a room by transferring heat from one space to another, such as outdoors in or vice versa. While there’s a plethora of information out there about the various models and types of heat pumps, you may not be finding what you want to know most: whether or not a heat pump is the right choice for you. Your HVAC needs will vary depending on your […]

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What Does an Energy-Efficiency Rating Mean?

Home air conditioning is a necessity if you want a comfortable indoor temperature year-round. While choosing the appropriate air conditioning system for your space, you must have come across the term “energy-efficiency rating,” or EER. These ratings play a crucial role in determining electricity consumption and keeping your electricity bills from skyrocketing. Ever wondered what this rating indicates and why should you choose a high EER-rated air conditioning system for your premises? Unfortunately, most air conditioning manufacturers do not provide any guidance for interpreting the efficiency ratings, leaving the users thoroughly confused.That’s why Entek is here. We have made it […]

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What Are the Steps of Buying a New Furnace?

There are many reasons why people buy a new furnace. Some may want to improve their energy-efficiency, some are looking to lower their monthly utility bills, while others are forced to buy a new furnace after their old and outdated one malfunctions. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, you’ll want to be well-educated about how and when to buy a new furnace. You don’t want to wait until the cold weather comes to start thinking about how you’ll heat your home in the winter. You should have a plan in place beforehand so that you can warm […]

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7 Reasons to Replace Your Wall Heater with a Traditional or Ductless Heat Pump System

These days, many homeowners are opting to replace their outdated wall heaters with more advanced, energy-saving heat pump systems. Depending upon the design of your home, as well as personal preference, there are several variations of the heat pump you can choose from. Traditional heat pump systems work in much the same way that other heaters work: they circulate warm air through your home’s system of ducts. Ductless heat pump systems are also available if your home doesn’t have a ventilation system already in place. Is it worth it to make the switch to a traditional or ductless heat pump […]

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Why Can’t My Heat Pump Keep Up?

Winter is fast-approaching, and the last thing you want is to be left out in the cold. If you’re wondering, “Why can’t my heat pump keep up?” then you’ve come to the right place to find out. This is a common question, but it doesn’t mean your heat pump is failing. It’s likely an easy fix. Fortunately, Entek HVAC has some answers. We’ll explain some of the most common causes and what you can do about them. Problem: Thermostat Not Working Properly Sometimes the problem isn’t with your heat pump at all but, instead, with your thermostat. There are a […]

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