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What Is an Air Duct and How To Keep Them Functioning Efficiently

We’ve all been stuck inside of a building that’s just too stuffy. It becomes hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable very quickly, leading to an unpleasant, unproductive day where all you can think about is getting outside as quickly as possible. While there are many reasons a room can become stuffy and uncomfortable like that, the primary cause is poor ventilation. A poorly ventilated room swiftly becomes a miserable room and often the culprit is an inefficient ductwork system. What is an air duct, though? And how can you keep your duct system functioning efficiently so that the room doesn’t devolve into […]

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Learn How to Clean Your Furnace

If there is one thing that is going to negatively affect your furnace, it’s dirt. When it builds up, it lowers the furnace’s efficiency and wastes fuel. If you’re looking to save yourself from yet another unnecessarily high bill for something that you could fix, then it’s time to learn how to clean your furnace. It is a three-part job and broken down into sections below: the filter system, the blower, and the motor. A Few Notes on Filters First, let’s discuss the reasons why your air filter should be considered a vital component of the whole unit. The air […]

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How Can I Service a Furnace Before Calling Professionals?

You hear strange noises in your HVAC ductwork. You notice a weird odor wafting through your vents. Rooms in your home are heating unevenly or won’t heat at all. Your energy bills spike. If you’re facing any of these issues, then you may be dealing with something serious. When this happens, calling a local, certified HVAC company, such as Entek, may be the smartest and most cost-effective move you can make. But sometimes hiring a professional service may be unnecessary if your HVAC-related problems are well within your ability to solve. Replacing a dirty air filter or clearing clutter and […]

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Is Gas Heat Safe? What Precautions Should You Take?

One of the most popular ways people choose to heat their homes is with gas. But while gas heat might be a popular choice among homeowners in the Oregon and Washington areas, other homeowners choose to avoid it due to stigmas about its safety. Explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning are among some of the biggest concerns people have when it comes to gas heat. With so many potential hazards, it’s normal to wonder whether gas heat is safe. Gas heat can be safe, though, as long as you take the proper measures to ensure its safety. A licensed HVAC professional, […]

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Are There Disadvantages of High-Efficiency Furnaces?

When you’re looking to buy a new furnace, picking one is usually not a simple decision. You want to make sure you choose the best possible option. And now there are more varieties to choose from than ever before. This includes high-efficiency furnaces. They might seem perfect on paper, but are there any downsides you should know about before buying one? After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Read on to find out about the disadvantages of high-efficiency furnaces and see whether or not they’re the right furnace choice for you. What Are High-efficiency Furnaces? Furnaces heat […]

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How Do I Determine Overall Forced-Air Furnace Cost?

There are many ways to heat a home, but the forced-air furnace remains the most common in North American countries. There’s a good reason for this: forced-air furnaces provide a number of advantages over other heating methods and are particularly good in areas where the temperature regularly drops to below freezing. Of course, if you’re living in a home that doesn’t already have a central heating unit, or if you’re in the market for a new furnace, you’re probably considering the cost of having a forced-air furnace installed. It’s not possible to simply quote a price, of course. There are […]

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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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How Do I Compare Home Furnaces?

There are as many types of home furnaces as there are types of homes: some are big, some small. Some expensive, some economical. Each one comes with benefits and drawbacks that discerning homeowners must carefully consider. Selecting the right home furnace can be a difficult process, one where mistakes can prove costly. Getting it right is a matter of careful research, as well as a willingness to work closely with a trusted HVAC professional. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Read on for some advice on how to compare home furnaces: Consider Your Budget As with any home improvement project, you […]

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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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