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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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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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