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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Are the Benefits of Natural Gas Heating Systems for Homes?

Your heating system might not be the most glamorous thing in your home, but in the dead of winter, it will be the only thing keeping you nice and toasty when Jack Frost decides to come to town. With modern technology, homeowners have more heating options than ever before, but how do you know what system is right for you? At Entek, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of HVAC solutions. We’ve been in this business since 1946, so trust us when we say we know our heaters! If you’re looking to install a new system in […]

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What Are the Benefits of Joining a Planned Maintenance Program for Furnace Upkeep?

Keeping up with the maintenance of your furnace is important. By staying on top of this, you’re able to spot any issues from the beginning, saving you both time and money in the long run. Additionally, you’re helping to keep the system healthy, which will result in it lasting longer. Furnace upkeep is important, but it doesn’t have to be something that you need to add to your plate. We get that you’re busy. That’s why at Entek we offer a Planned Maintenance Program for furnace upkeep. Let us worry about these things so you don’t have to. Here are […]

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Electric Furnace for Your Home

If your energy bills are skyrocketing or your home doesn’t heat up as quickly as it used to, it may be time to consider updating your heating system. Entek specializes in providing the right heating solutions for homeowners like you. Our high-efficiency furnaces reduce energy use while increasing indoor comfort. We offer both mobile home gas and electric furnace models. If you don’t have access to natural gas, then an electric furnace model may be the better option for you. If that’s the case, here are five tips for finding the best electric furnace for your home. Select an Energy-Efficient […]

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Should I Buy an Oil or Natural Gas Furnace?

A furnace is an integral part of any home, helping keep you and your family cozy in the colder parts of the year. When those autumn months roll around and that familiar chill sets in, every homeowner asks themselves the same question: what’s the best way to keep my house warm? Before you get sucked into questions about models and brands, the first thing you should decide is what you want fueling the system. More often than not, that’s going to come down to a question between oil or natural gas. There are plenty of options on the market, but […]

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4 Helpful Furnace Maintenance Tips

Your furnace is essential, not just for the comfort of your home, but also for the health of you and your family. The best thing you can do to take care of your furnace, and avoid common problems or having to replace it too soon, is proper preventative maintenance. You don’t just want to wait until the furnace has a serious malfunction before you give it attention. It could happen during the colder winter months, when you’d need it the most. Maintenance will also help save you money in the long run, including reducing your energy costs. While there are […]

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Let’s Compare the Best Heating System in Pacific Northwest to Choose for Your Portland Home

There is nothing like snuggling up under the covers and sipping hot chocolate at home while it snows outside on a cold winter night, but what happens when your home is not equipped with the best heating system to get you through the harsh winters? What a pity it would be to not come back to a warm and cozy home! One of the most important aspects of your home is its heating system. Did you know that space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. household and accounts for around 45% of energy bills? You need […]

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Which is Best? Electric Furnace or Gas Furnace

There are many factors you should take into account when deciding on electric furnace vs. gas furnace. There’s cost, effectiveness, durability and more. Also, there’s safety, how long the unit will last and the effect that installation will have on your home and the inhabitants. In many cases, furnace selection is largely dependent on fuel availability. Natural gas is the most popular fuel, but the required piping infrastructure is not available in all areas of the country. In these instances, homeowners are limited to propane, fuel oil or electric furnaces. Both oil and propane require fuel storage tanks that are […]

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