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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality: 7 Pollutants to Watch For

Perhaps you haven’t spent much time thinking about how to improve your indoor air quality, but it’s important all the same. Poor indoor air quality can lead to numerous health problems. You may think your itchy eyes or coughing are just seasonal allergies, but it could be a sign of air pollutants inside your home that are impacting your family’s health. The air quality experts at Entek can help you improve the indoor air quality of your home. Here are seven pollutants to watch out for and what to do if you suspect they’re lurking inside your home. 1. Asbestos […]

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Prepare Your Home for the Oregon Fire Season

The summers are getting hotter, and here in Oregon, a severe fire season has become more and more of an inevitability each year. There’s not much you can do but do your best to prepare your home, ensuring that you can get through it as safely and comfortably as possible. Especially if you live near a wooded area that is vulnerable to the yearly wildfires, you’ll need to make sure your home is prepared. There are several steps to this, which will both reduce the chances of fire reaching your home and ensure that you’re comfortable when distant fires reduce […]

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What Is HVAC EPA Certification?

Whenever you’re looking for an HVAC technician to perform some work on your furnace or air conditioner, you’ll notice that they always seem to boast of several different certifications. At least, any HVAC technician worth their salt will have multiple certifications guaranteeing that they know what they’re doing. Note that some of those certificates are required by law before the technician can work in the industry. The EPA 608 certification is one such requirement. Anyone who performs maintenance, repair, or disposal of HVAC equipment must carry such a credential. This is a United States federal law, required by Section 608 […]

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5 Benefits of a Home Air Quality Inspection in Vancouver

When people think of air quality in Vancouver, they usually only consider outdoor air quality. Whether it’s smoke from nearby forest fires or general pollutants from cars, you can get a good read on the outdoor air quality in Vancouver and retreat when necessary. Going indoors may feel like a safer bet, but it can potentially be equally as bad, if not worse, in terms of air quality. It all depends on the measures you’ve taken to ensure that the air quality in your home is as clean as possible. In order to correct your poor indoor air quality, or […]

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Why It’s Important to Manage the Humidity in Your House

Controlling the humidity level in the house is one of the easiest ways to make your home more comfortable. Regardless of the climate that you live in, humidity has a significant impact on the quality of the air you breathe in. As a result, not taking adequate precautions for managing the humidity in a house can create serious risks for your health. Too much or too little humidity in the house can wreak havoc on your life. That’s why our team at Entek has put together this primer to help you understand the importance of managing humidity levels indoors. What […]

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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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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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