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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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7 Reasons to Replace Your Wall Heater with a Traditional or Ductless Heat Pump System

These days, many homeowners are opting to replace their outdated wall heaters with more advanced, energy-saving heat pump systems. Depending upon the design of your home, as well as personal preference, there are several variations of the heat pump you can choose from. Traditional heat pump systems work in much the same way that other heaters work: they circulate warm air through your home’s system of ducts. Ductless heat pump systems are also available if your home doesn’t have a ventilation system already in place. Is it worth it to make the switch to a traditional or ductless heat pump […]

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Why Can’t My Heat Pump Keep Up?

Winter is fast-approaching, and the last thing you want is to be left out in the cold. If you’re wondering, “Why can’t my heat pump keep up?” then you’ve come to the right place to find out. This is a common question, but it doesn’t mean your heat pump is failing. It’s likely an easy fix. Fortunately, Entek HVAC has some answers. We’ll explain some of the most common causes and what you can do about them. Problem: Thermostat Not Working Properly Sometimes the problem isn’t with your heat pump at all but, instead, with your thermostat. There are a […]

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Is a Heat Pump a Good HVAC Option in Portland

These days, there are many options for heating your home. So which one is the best for you, and does the answer vary based on where you live? For instance, heat pumps are a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for many households across the nation. But are heating pumps a good HVAC option if you live in Portland? You’ve come to the right place to find out. The experts at Entek will help you determine if a heat pump is the right solution for you. How does a heat pump work? If you’re unfamiliar with how a heat pump works, there […]

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5 Heat Pump Problems Encountered in the Summer

When the weather gets hot, your household relies on its heat pump to cool your home. That’s why it can become much more noticeable when something goes wrong during this time, and there are some specific heat pump problems that seem to happen more often in the summer. The extra heat can put more pressure on your unit, causing it to malfunction in a variety of ways. Knowing what heat pump problems to look out for in the summer can help you to catch them early on. If you do find that you’re suffering from a heat pump issue in […]

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Does an Electric Heat Pump Save Money?

Whether it’s used during the cold months of the Pacific Northwest winter or it’s used to cool things down in the summer, an electric heat pump can be a great way to save money, cut carbon emissions, and keep your energy needs simple and affordable. The professionals at Entek have the information you need. How Does a Heat Pump Work? Heat pumps are designed to run all year long. They have three settings, including summer, winter, and defrost. They’re designed to optimize heating and cooling depending on the temperature and pressure set for the unit. In order to warm the […]

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What Is a Mini-Split Heat Pump and How Does It Work?

If your home is in need of a heating and cooling unit, you’ve probably considered a variety of options. Air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces are some of the most popular ways to heat your home, but in your search, you may have come across mini-split heat pumps. If you’re wondering what a mini-split heat pump is or how it differs from traditional heat pumps, you’re not alone. Though different in some aspects, a mini-split heat pump has tremendous benefits depending on the size and age of your home and your specific heating needs. Their technology is advanced, and they […]

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Help! My Heat Pump Is Not Heating Enough

Of the many different methods for heating your home, perhaps the most versatile, is a heat pump. You’ll be able to use a heat pump throughout the year: During the summer, it pumps cold air through the home and acts as your home’s air conditioning. During the winter, your heat pump draws heat in from the outside and leaves your home nice and toasty. This versatility comes from the heat pump’s method of operation. It makes use of a refrigerant to either draw heat from the outside (to heat the home) or to disperse the heat that’s inside (thus cooling […]

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Troubleshooting Heat Pump Cooling Problems

It’s understandable to assume that a heat pump is only capable of heating your home, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having a heat pump is an ideal way to keep your house at a comfortable temperature all year long. In the winter, the pump is absorbing heat from outside no matter how cold it may be and creating the perfectly cozy winter night. In the summer, the pump is grabbing that hot air from inside your house, moving it outside, and creating a cool retreat from the sun’s harsh rays. A heat pump is a wonderfully diverse […]

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