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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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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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How To Choose the Best Portable Air Conditioner for Your Portland Oregon Home?

There are many things to love about the weather heating up, such as going to the pool or beach, barbecuing with friends, and enjoying the outdoors. The heat in the Pacific Northwest opens up so many opportunities, but after a while, you’ll want to find a place where you can cool down. For most people, that place is their home and the comfort of a well-air-conditioned room. One of the best ways to ensure your rooms are cool enough is to have a portable air conditioner. Your Portland home will thrive with the right portable air conditioner, but you may […]

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What You Need to Know About the R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout

For many years, one of the most commonly used refrigerants was a compound called chlorodifluoromethane, better known as R-22, and sometimes also called freon. This gas was found in every type of refrigeration device imaginable: from home air conditioners to car AC to freezers and refrigerators. In the last decade, however, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in compliance with the US Clean Air Act, has been working to phase out the use of R-22, due to its harmful effects on the earth’s ozone layer. This phaseout has been gradual, with other refrigerants slowly replacing R-22 in recent air conditioner models, […]

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Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Winter

With the summer season soon coming to an end, it’s time to prepare yourself for the long, unforgiving winter months. And what better time to start than now? After all, there are so many things that need to be done, like readying your winter clothes, airing out your warm bedding, and so on. However, more often than not, among the most common things that we tend to neglect to take care is our house and the appliances that come with it—especially our air conditioning units. As homeowners, the need to prepare our window and wall air conditioners for winter usually […]

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What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Is Too Cold

It may seem like an oxymoron, but it is actually possible for your air conditioner to be too cold. When a unit starts overcooling itself, it can start to freeze over entirely. This can lead to some serious problems with your home cooling system, from simple underperformance to lasting damage to the air conditioner itself. When you’re dealing with an air conditioner that keeps freezing over, the first thing you’ll want to do is try to determine the cause of the problem. HVAC systems are complicated machines that live in a delicate balance, and there’s a wide array of things […]

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How to Save Air Conditioning Energy This Summer

There’s nothing quite like a warm summer day. Something about BBQs, trips to the beach, and staying out on the porch until the late hours of the night makes this time of year feel all the more special. No matter how much fun being out and about during the summer season is, there will probably come a time when you want a break from the sunshine. When that beautiful warm day starts to become overwhelmingly hot, Entek is here to help. It won’t surprise anyone to know that air conditioners get the most use during the summer months. It’s a […]

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5 Tips for Air Condition Repair in Vancouver

Having an air conditioner is a necessity for many. However, the upkeep isn’t always easy. Especially here in Vancouver, WA, when in the summer months it can get warm and far into the 80s or even 90s. Many like to keep cool by running their air conditioners (and we don’t blame them!). That’s why air conditioning repair in Vancouver is so important. Air conditioners need to be properly maintained to work effectively and safely. Unfortunately, as with any technology, things can go wrong, and repairs will eventually have to be made. It’s important for you, as the consumer, to choose […]

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Where to Put Air Conditioner and Other Things to Consider Before Installing AC

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes longer days and enjoyable outdoor excursions with the family. For many people, summer is their favorite time of year, but it also means you might have to start considering where to put an air conditioner unit in your home. Actually, you’ll have to consider a number of things if you’re installing a new AC, whether it’s to replace an old one or add one to your home for the first time. Here are some things you need to consider when you add a new air conditioner to your home: Consider the Placement […]

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