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What Are the Steps of Buying a New Furnace?

There are many reasons why people buy a new furnace. Some may want to improve their energy-efficiency, some are looking to lower their monthly utility bills, while others are forced to buy a new furnace after their old and outdated one malfunctions. If you’re in the market for a new furnace, you’ll want to be well-educated about how and when to buy a new furnace. You don’t want to wait until the cold weather comes to start thinking about how you’ll heat your home in the winter. You should have a plan in place beforehand so that you can warm […]

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How to Tell If My Heater Is Gas or Electric

In the wintertime, the main goal throughout the Pacific Northwest is to stay warm. This is often done by retreating from the outdoors and spending more time in your well-heated home. Many homeowners have heating systems but don’t understand the logistics of how they’re staying warm. They just care that the heat is working properly during the times they need it most. But knowing how your home is heated could help you to save money on energy costs, increase your heater’s efficiency, and take necessary safety measures. The two most popular options for home-heating systems are gas and electric. Our […]

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How Often Does My Furnace Need To Be Serviced?

To ensure your home stays comfortable, you count on your HVAC system to consistently provide optimal temperatures. Especially when the weather outside gets extreme. Once it starts to get colder, you’ll need the furnace to effectively provide heat. One of the most important steps to ensure this is to keep up with maintenance for your furnace. Not doing so could lead to serious problems later on, due to excess debris and undetected issues. But how often should you have your furnace serviced to make sure this doesn’t happen? Read on below to find out more. How do I know how […]

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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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