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5 Tips for Installing Your New Window AC Unit

There’s nothing worse than having to sit in your home in broiling temperatures. When you find yourself roasting alive in your living room, a new window AC unit can make a life-changing difference. Not requiring any major renovations or additions, installing one can dramatically improve your quality of life when the outdoor temperatures rise into the 80s, 90s, or even 100s. Even though they’re much easier to install than a central air system, there is still a bit of finesse required. Here are a few pointers that will help you upgrade your indoor climate. 1. Double-Check You’re Allowed to Install […]

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Can Air Conditioning Make You Sick?

Your air conditioner is an essential part of your home. When you’re in the hot and humid months of the year, you rely on it to keep you cool and comfortable. However, as a homeowner, you always want to be sure the items your household relies on aren’t actually causing harm. Do you need to be concerned about your HVAC system? Read on below to find out more about if air conditioning can make you sick. Air Conditioning Sickness You may already know of the term “air conditioning sickness.” This refers to feeling cold, stuffy, weak, and foggy. These symptoms […]

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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Window AC Unit?

It may feel like we’ve only just left the depths of winter, but spring is already here. Before you know it, summer will be upon us. While here in the Pacific Northwest we’re blessed to have mostly mild summers, many other places around the country aren’t so lucky. And even places like the PNW can have brutal heat waves. With central air a rarity in this part of the country, many people turn to solutions like portable AC units or window AC units to cool their homes when temperatures get uncomfortable. But are those really the best option? In this […]

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Who Fixes Air Conditioners?

When you’re ready to hire a technician to work on your residential, commercial, or industrial project, you want to know you’re hiring someone with the skills and competence to provide the highest quality of service. Not just anyone who fixes air conditioners will do. Proudly, Entek has 75 years of top-rated experience meeting residential, commercial, and industrial needs throughout the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, area. We’ve built our business on a history of providing work that lasts, with the highest standards and most professional customer service. Whether you get a word-of-mouth recommendation from friends and family, read online reviews, […]

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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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