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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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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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