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How Do You Convert an Electric Furnace to Gas?

There are plenty of reasons to make the switch from electric heating to gas. For most homeowners, the cost differences alone are enough to ensure they never look back. Gas is simply a good deal cheaper than electricity, provided you have access to it. There are other benefits as well. Gas heating is a lot more efficient than electric heating, meaning it’s easier to get your home warmed up to your desired temperature. In extremely cold climates, where the temperature regularly gets to below freezing, gas heating may indeed be your only option because it gets much hotter faster than […]

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What Are My HVAC Options in My All-electric home?

You may think that having an all-electric home limits your options when it comes to heating and cooling. It’s true that most HVAC systems require some type of oil or gas to run, but not all of them do. An all-electric home still has options to make sure your HVAC unit will heat and cool it efficiently. It’s just a matter of knowing what to get. An all-electric home can be a cleaner choice for the environment, with its lack of gas and oil use. And if you’re already on that path with an all-electric home, then having the appropriate […]

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How Do I Choose Between the Most Economical Gas Heaters?

These days, it seems everyone is pondering the question of energy efficiency. With energy costs rising and the need for green technology becoming more of a priority than ever before, people are being forced to consider the origin (and price) of every watt of power that enters their homes. Nothing is immune to this consideration: whether it’s an item as small as the charger cable for your smartphone or as large as the vehicle you drive, you’re always opting for the most energy-efficient model. Nowhere, perhaps, is this decision more important than in your choice of heater. After all, not […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Gas Furnace Installation

It’s time to upgrade your heating system. You’ve done your research and selected the right gas furnace for your home. Now it’s time to have it installed. You might think all the heavy lifting is done, but there are still a few things you should know when it comes to gas furnace installation. Entek has been working in the HVAC service industry for more than 70 years, so we have the knowledge to help you prepare. Here are five things you need to know about gas furnace installation in your home. Sizing Matters One of the most important aspects of […]

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Why Is Electric Heat So Expensive Compared to Other Fuels?

There are plenty of ways to heat your home, and each one comes with its own distinct advantages—as well as downsides. These days, more and more homes are heated with electricity. However, many homeowners find this method to be too pricey. Why, exactly, is electric heat so expensive compared to other methods? In this article, we’ll look at the cost of electric heating versus other methods, as well as the other risks and benefits that go along with the various ways of producing heat in a building. The Benefits of Electric Electric heating is popular for a number of reasons, […]

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5 Factors to Consider When Buying a New Furnace

Your furnace is the beating heart of your home, spreading warmth and comfort throughout and keeping things cozy during the winter months. We’ve certainly come a long way from having to gather around fireplaces or potbelly stoves, but the variety of furnace choices facing the modern homeowner can be daunting. Don’t worry, we get it! At Entek, we want you to have the best possible heating solution for your home. That’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves to becoming the HVAC experts in our community. If you need to buy a new furnace but you’re not sure where to start, we’re glad […]

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How Does an Electric Furnace Work?

As we find ourselves deep in winter, it’s only natural to think about something that’s on many of our minds during the chilly months: staying warm! Creating and maintaining sources of heat have been some of the most vital, life-preserving actions in the thousands upon thousands of years of human history. From huddling around campfires in caves or warming our hands by wood-burning stoves to installing modern, high-tech central heating solutions, humans have always done our best to keep warm when it’s cold out. But while it’s easy to understand how a campfire can keep you warm, modern furnaces are […]

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Forced-Air Furnace for Your Home

Are you looking to get a new furnace? Whether you’re trying to switch from your central cooling system or just looking to upgrade your current system, a forced-air furnace may be the furnace for you. As opposed to a central heating system, a forced-air furnace is a heating and cooling system that uses ducts to take air from inside your home, heat it, and then return it as warmer air back into your home. Many people choose this option, as it can be an efficient way to achieve your desired home temperature. But how do you choose the best forced-air […]

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How Do I Decide Between a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Whether you need a new or replacement heating system, choosing a furnace can be quite overwhelming. Especially since there are more options now than ever before. There isn’t necessarily one ideal furnace that will suit every person and every home. Instead, you should consider your individual needs and find the one that suits you and your home the best. With that in mind, one of the biggest questions asked when buying a new furnace is how to decide on gas or electric. Read on below for some expert tips on how to choose the right system for you. Consider Where […]

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Is an Electric Furnace Cost-Effective?

Nowadays, several options exist for heating your home during the long, icy winter months. Electric heating is one of the most popular, due to the ease of access for most homes. But is an electric furnace cost-effective? For many people, cost is the deciding factor when it comes to deciding how their homes will be heated. After all, a heating bill can easily skyrocket if a careful choice isn’t made. Unfortunately, it’s not always a simple decision. Because the efficiency of different heating systems, including electric ones, is affected by things such as climate and location, you’ll have to do […]

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