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Air Quality

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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How Important Is Air Quality in Your Vancouver WA Home?

One of the bigger issues with the continued spread of COVID-19 is that it can spread via droplets laced with the virus when someone speaks, coughs, or sneezes. People are contagious before symptoms appear, so even just entering enclosed places, like a restaurant, church, or family member’s home, is risky. Even in a well-ventilated space, droplets and microdroplets can stay airborne and infect other people. Consider the fact that people spend the majority of their time indoors—up to 90 percent of their lives. Pollutant levels can be up to 100 times as high as the air quality levels found outside. […]

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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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How Does an Air Purifier Work?

Your home air quality has a major impact on the health of all those who live in it. Without proper air flow or filtration systems being used, indoor air can quickly become laden with allergens and other harmful contaminants. If you’re concerned about your home environment, we’re here to help. As a dedicated HVAC company, we do more than service your heating and cooling. We also pay close attention to the quality of air in your home and help you maintain your comfort and health. In our experience, one of the best things you can do to improve your indoor […]

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What Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers Need to Know About COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended industries all over the world, and the HVAC industry is no exception. Indeed, the spread of a dangerous virus is being taken extremely seriously by heating and air conditioning engineers since families depend upon their HVAC systems being in good working order, not just for comfort, but for safety as well. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, or ASHRAE, has released an official COVID-19 response to help ensure heating and air conditioning engineers perform their work safely for both their clients and themselves. Below, we’ll discuss some of the key things […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Home Air Quality in Vancouver WA with Quality HVAC Services

No matter how you look at it, these are strange times. People are now, more than ever, worried about the safety of their indoor environments. While by no means should you panic, it’s still important that you take careful precautions in order to ensure you’re staying healthy and minimizing the spread of disease. Here at Entek, we’re dedicated to making your home as safe as it can be. We know that many of our neighbors in Vancouver, WA, are concerned about the air quality in their homes, and we’re here to help. Whether you or a loved one has fallen […]

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How Does Indoor Heating Affect Air Quality?

The temperature has officially started to plummet in Portland. It’s now time to slip on those gloves and hats before you head out the door. But what about when you’re home? You don’t want to stay bundled up indoors, so instead, you’ll turn on your heater. Did you ever think about how this seasonal act is influencing the air quality of your home? This is what you should know when you turn on your indoor heating this year: 1. The Air Will Feel Dryer If you’ve noticed that you’re drinking more water and applying more lotion, you may have naturally […]

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How Your HVAC System Helps with Your Seasonal Allergies

Are you someone who suffers from seasonal allergies? Just know that you’re not alone. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases. Allergies cause people to experience inconvenient and frustrating symptoms, such as runny noses, watery eyes, and even painful headaches. While these symptoms may hit at any time of the year, they usually increase whenever more pollen is present in the air, like at the beginning of spring or summer. So if it’s about the pollen, why do we still experience allergy symptoms when we get inside and wash […]

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Are Candles Hurting Your Indoor Air Quality?

There’s a reason the candle business is booming. Nothing creates ambiance in a room quite like the unique glow of a candle. In the fall, they can give you the perfect apple pie scent in a kitchen, without actually having to make a pie. And when the weather gets colder in Vancouver, WA, candles can aid in heating your home. But have you ever considered that the candles you’re lighting could hurt the indoor air quality of a room? Any concerns tend to be lost among all the positive things candles can do, but there are a few negatives you […]

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