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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
When is it Time to Buy a New Furnace?
Modern high efficiency furnaces use at least 30% less energy and fossil fuel than furnaces of the past, meaning swapping out old models for new technology would cut energy bills and lower your home’s carbon footprint. The U.S. government even offers tax credits to homeowners who install high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. As global oil and natural gas costs rise and sources diminish, it’s time to audit your home’s future energy consumption. How Gas Furnaces Work Forced-air heating systems are controlled by a thermostat that detects changes in room temperature. When the thermostat reads below a set temperature, it alerts […]Read More
7 Tips for Maintaining Your Furnace
Did you know your heating system is the largest energy expense in your home? Did you know that on average, a furnace accounts for about 45 percent of the average American family’s energy bills? Good reasons to ensure your furnace is both running properly and operating as efficiently as possible. That’s where smart decisions about the equipment you choose and how well you maintain it each year come into play. Regular maintenance and periodic checkups are highly important to ensuring your furnace remains efficient. For many, they wait until a problem exists. Yet in most cases, a problem arises after […]Read More
Aeroseal® is Ready for Prime Time on “Hometime”
As the premier dealer of the revolutionary Aeroseal diagnostic and sealing system in Southwest Washington, we couldn’t be happier to have PBS’s “Hometime” and legendary host Dean Johnson feature the product that has set a new standard in ductwork protection. Check out the video below! As we are deep in the winter months, no one needs to remind a homeowner of rising energy bills, but what we can do is help make those bills smaller. In fact, sealing a home’s ductwork can reduce energy bills for both electric and furnace heating systems by as much as 40% and, for a […]Read More