People typically spend most of their time indoors during the winter months, and for good reason: that’s where the heat is. Inside, your furnace helps you stay toasty while the outside is chilly. If you want to stay warm all winter long, however, you need to have a functional furnace. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through winter and having your furnace break down. Sitting in a freezing cold house waiting for an emergency serviceman to come and fix your furnace at emergency prices is no fun for anyone. Not only can you avoid this by servicing your furnace regularly, […]Read More
What Standards Does a New Furnace Need to Meet?
Your old furnace has seen its fair share of use. It’s been around as long as your family has had a home. However, furnaces become less efficient as the years take their toll. It’s time to start thinking about getting a new one. Don’t fret, though, finding a new furnace has become easier to do. And with just a little bit of research and knowledge, you’ll have all the tools you need to be informed and pick the right furnace for your home. So, how do you begin to choose a new furnace? Read on to find out. What Exactly […]Read More
5 Problems to Call Emergency HVAC Repair For
Normally, the HVAC system in your home is a silent workhorse, out of sight and out of mind as it toils away at its critical job. During the winter and summer months, when the weather is at its most extreme, the service that your HVAC system provides can be lifesaving. Occasionally, your HVAC system will require maintenance. In most cases, this maintenance is routine and can be scheduled ahead of time and taken care of at your convenience. However, certain problems with your heating and air conditioning should be considered emergencies and dealt with immediately. Many companies, including Entek, provide […]Read More
Do You Need To Service a Gas Furnace?
There are plenty of advantages to choosing a gas furnace over other methods of heating your home. The energy-efficiency of a gas furnace is well documented, which translates to impressive cost savings for homeowners as well as improved performance over time. The fact that gas tends to burn hotter than other methods of combustible fuel also means that less of it is needed to achieve the desired temperatures. This means that you’ll be able to keep your home comfortable without running the heater quite as much. Not only does this mean less fuel used, but it also means less wear […]Read More
Steps to Take When Your HVAC Is Not Working at All
No one wants to be met with a home that mirrors the scalding or freezing temperatures of the outdoors. It’s true, HVAC problems always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. So when your HVAC isn’t working at all, it’s good to have a few ideas for how to fix it. If your HVAC is suffering from major problems, you could always call an HVAC specialist like the professionals at Entek. But the reason your HVAC isn’t working might be basic. You might even be able to fix it with just a few simple steps. Most HVACs are built […]Read More
5 Signs You Need Furnace Repair
The furnace in your home is something you may not think about often—unless there’s a problem—but it’s nonetheless very important. If your furnace isn’t working properly, it could have a significantly negative impact on your home, especially in the cold winter months when you need it the most. So if you need furnace repair in Vancouver, WA, you shouldn’t put it off. Instead, make sure you get furnace repair from a reputable company, such as Entek HVAC, right away. You want to make sure a minor repair doesn’t turn into a major repair. How do you know if your furnace […]Read More
Common Solutions for Inefficient Wall Heaters
The nights have suddenly turned cold, with lows in the 30s in the forecast, so it’s time to turn on those heaters. But what if you find your heater isn’t up to the challenge of keeping you warm this season? Is there anything that can be done to remedy an inefficient wall heater? It depends on your particular issue. A furnace that isn’t running well will certainly require a different solution than one that’s just not sufficient for the space it’s supposed to heat. Let’s dig into some common fixes for when your wall heater isn’t working too well. Is […]Read More
What Are the Benefits of an ENERGY STAR®–Rated Electric Furnace?
There are many energy-efficient appliances on the market these days. But if your furnace is nearing the end of its life span, odds are you’ve probably never purchased an ENERGY STAR®–rated electric furnace. After all, furnaces can last decades, and the ENERGY STAR® label has only been around since 1992. So if you’ve never purchased an ENERGY STAR® furnace, you may be wondering whether it’s a worthwhile investment. ENERGY STAR®–rated appliances operate at optimal efficiency, and electric furnaces are no exception. Entek not only carries these high-efficiency electric furnaces, we also offer them at affordable prices. From comfort to cost […]Read More
Does a Gas Furnace Need Electricity? (And 5 Other Questions to Answer Before Winter)
Sometimes it feels as if summer has barely arrived and yet it’s fleeting away so quickly that it’s nearly time for your fall HVAC inspection, just in time to prepare for the cooler winter months. But how well did your home heating system really work last year? Were some rooms much warmer than others? Was it turned up on high and yet everyone still needed to walk around in sweatshirts? Was your bill exorbitant despite using your heating system sparingly? These winter HVAC issues are not uncommon. In fact, they are some of the most reported issues that prompt homeowners […]Read More
Is Central Heating Gas or Electric?
If you’re considering making the switch to central heating, you may have a few questions. You may be wondering, for instance, is central heating gas or electric? If that’s the case, we have some good news for you. Central heating can be fueled by either gas or electricity. So which one is the better option for you? We’re glad you came to the experts at Entek to find out. Here, we’ll give you the breakdown of what you need to know when comparing gas and electric central heating systems. The first thing to know is that both systems have their […]Read More