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At What Temperature Can I Turn My Heat Pump Off in Spring?

If you’re used to owning a traditional furnace, you may have the habit of turning it off in the spring. The variability of the outside temperature can cause your thermostat to fluctuate all day, wasting energy and actually driving up utility costs. However, if you’re new to owning a heat pump or you’re thinking of having one installed, it is time to change up your spring routine. As you’ll see, the name “heat pump” is a bit of a misnomer. It’s true that heat pumps provide your home with warmth in the winter, but they also provide you with cool […]

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Can You Add a Heat Pump to an Existing Furnace?

Today, one of the most advanced methods of modern heating is the heat pump. By making use of electricity to transfer heat from place to place, heat pumps can dramatically reduce a home’s energy usage while still keeping it comfortable during the cold winter months. Even better, your heat pump can also double as an air conditioner during the summer, as it’s also able to transfer heat outside of the home, cooling it down. You can install a heat pump directly, which is often all a home needs to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. But can you add […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Heat Pump’s Emergency Heat Mode

There’s no doubt that the heat pump represents the future of home heating and cooling. While traditional heating requires the use of expensive fuels to bring the home to a comfortable temperature during the winter months, heat pumps simply draw in ambient heat from the outdoor environment. This means much lower energy costs as well as a significantly reduced environmental impact. In some cases, however, you may need to activate your heat pump’s emergency heat mode. There are several reasons you might have to do so; however, it’s important not to turn the emergency heat on unless it’s absolutely necessary. […]

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Are Heat Pumps an Efficient Way to Heat a Home?

With so much changing in the world, more and more people are looking to make their homes as efficient as possible. This can be done in many ways, and one is how you choose to heat and cool your home. Heating and cooling systems can take up much more energy than necessary when you don’t have a system that’s designed to make the most out of the energy it’s using. One type of HVAC that may come up in your efficiency search will be heat pumps. They are a top choice for homeowners who are looking to upgrade their systems […]

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Will a Ductless Heating and Cooling System Work in My House?

By now, you’ve probably read multiple articles touting the benefits of ductless heating and cooling systems, with regard to their ability to save money on energy bills while also increasing convenience and boosting the value of your home. You may have even considered having one of these systems installed in your home, only to hesitate due to a lack of information on the subject. You know that ductless heating and cooling is great, but how do you know it will work in your home? We’re here to help you answer that question. What Is Ductless Heating and Cooling? Conventional methods […]

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What Is a Heat Pump Air Conditioner?

Escaping the heat in the summer isn’t always an easy task, which is why your home should be an oasis from hot and humid weather. To transform a home into an escape from the heat, many people choose to invest in a cooling unit. There are a variety of heating and cooling units that can get the job done, and the one you choose depends on how you want your home to be cooled and whether that’s all you need the unit for. After starting the search and seeking the help of professionals, such as those at Entek, you’ll probably […]

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Why Is My Heat Pump Icing Up in the Summer?

In the last few years, heat pumps have become one of the most popular methods for both heating and cooling. There’s a good reason for this: few other heating options are quite as energy-efficient, and the fact that they can also act as an air conditioner means they’re more versatile than other units. Like any other HVAC system, though, a heat pump requires regular care and maintenance to ensure it continues to work properly. One common problem that homeowners notice with heat pumps is that they tend to ice over, even during the heat of summer. What is the cause […]

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5 Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump in Portland

A heat pump is part of a heating and cooling system, much like an air conditioner or furnace. A heat pump has the ability to both heat and cool your house. However, it operates differently than a traditional system. Using refrigerant, the heat pump redistributes heat from the air or ground. During colder months, the heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air or ground and distributes it indoors. When it’s hot and you need to cool down your house, the heat pump absorbs the heat from inside and releases it outside. But why should you consider installing a heat […]

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5 Advantages of an Energy-Efficient Heat Pump

Interested in making changes to your home’s heating system? Looking to update to a more energy-efficient solution? Now that there are so many different choices of heating systems, it’s hard to know which to go with. An increasingly popular, highly recommended choice is to switch to a heat pump. Heat pump systems work by moving the heat in the air outside and into your home. It’s a common option in the Pacific Northwest, as it works especially well for moderate temperatures. Wondering if it’s right for your household? Read on to find out five reasons why you should consider switching […]

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Is a Heat Pump in the Pacific Northwest a Good Option?

If you’re in the market for a new home HVAC system, you’ve most likely come across information on heat pumps. Using the same technology found in refrigerators, a heat pump can either heat or cool a room by transferring heat from one space to another, such as outdoors in or vice versa. While there’s a plethora of information out there about the various models and types of heat pumps, you may not be finding what you want to know most: whether or not a heat pump is the right choice for you. Your HVAC needs will vary depending on your […]

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