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5 Tips to Help You Manage Your Vancouver Home Humidity Level

If you’re suffering from itchy eyes, a sore throat, or dry, chapped lips, it may appear to be seasonal allergies. You might be inclined to simply chalk it up to feeling a little under the weather. But a larger, ongoing issue could be at play. If you’re experiencing any of these health issues, your indoor humidity level could be to blame. Look around for condensation on your windows or any signs of mold or mildew growth in your home. These are common indicators that your indoor humidity level could be too high. If so, we may be able to help. […]

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How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Longview WA Home

A variety of respiratory conditions and other health concerns are tied to poor air quality. Impurities and pollutants can cause allergies, aggravate conditions like asthma, and lead to shortness of breath. This is especially true during the wildfire season that plagues the state of Washington during the summer. On the other hand, there are many benefits you can reap by taking a few relatively easy steps to improve the air quality in your area. Cleaner air leads to a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as a more comfortable environment in general. And while the Longview, WA, […]

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How to Use an Air Purifier

When it comes to using an air purifier, it may seem like no trouble at all. Just turn it on and let it do its job, right? As a matter of fact, there are a number of things to keep in mind in order to use one effectively. This isn’t just a simple fan you’re using to stay cool. An air purifier is a complicated piece of machinery that works hard to remove harmful pollutants and particulate matter from your home, improving the health and well-being of you and the other residents. If you want it working at peak efficiency, […]

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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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