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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Natural Gas Air Conditioner?

For decades, electric units have been the go-to choice for air conditioning. They’ve been affordable, easy to use, and ubiquitous. But as the technology has developed and the energy market has shifted, natural gas heating and cooling has gained more and more of a seat at the table. Chances are, you may have lived your entire life with electric air conditioners without knowing there was even another option. If you’ve been unsatisfied with your current unit, though, this may be the perfect opportunity to switch. While they both work toward the same goal, there are plenty of differences between natural […]

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Why Is My AC Only Cooling Some Rooms?

Ideally, your home’s indoor temperature will remain constant as you move from room to room. The reality, however, is often quite different. It’s rare to find a home with uniform temperature throughout. Why is that, and how do you fix it? Well, there could be a few reasons you’re able to sit comfortably in your living room but sweating underneath the covers in your bedroom. Fortunately, Entek likely has the solution. Here’s why your AC is cooling only some of the rooms in your home and what to do about it. Problem: Closed Vents Sometimes the problem, and solution, are […]

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What To Do About a Moldy Air Conditioner

During the summer months, your home relies on your cooling system. Air conditioners are what many people use to cool their homes, as they can do the job effectively and are easy to install. Despite their effectiveness, air conditioners are prone to be overtaken by mold. A moldy air conditioner can be a problem in your home for a variety of reasons, one being that it significantly affects the air quality you and your family are breathing. It can also be the cause of an unpleasant smell throughout your home, and when left for too long, it can even be […]

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Is Air Conditioning Healthy?

When the temperature starts to heat up, people become more interested in finding ways to properly cool their homes. Air conditioning is often at the top of that list. With an air conditioner, you can control the temperature in your home and adjust it to suit your and your family’s needs. Still, many people wonder what the positives are when it comes to having an air conditioner in the home. Entek considers air conditioning to be one of the best ways to effectively cool your home, but your AC is able to do much more than that. Aside from just […]

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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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