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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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7 Facts About Owning a Ductless Heat Pump

Ductless heat pumps are gaining popularity throughout the country because of their improved energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and ease of installation. While they’re not a new invention by any means, today’s emphasis on “green” heating and cooling sources has caused their popularity to skyrocket and left many homeowners clamoring for one. They are especially sought after in newly constructed homes, probably due to the fact that they can be set up very quickly and can be used in rooms that traditional heating systems cannot easily access, such as garages and guest rooms. They are also great for installing in older buildings […]

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How Does a Ductless Heat Pump Work?

The weather in Portland is again hinting at signs of summer. The sun is going to show itself every day for the next six days—a lot for our region in early June—and it’s expected to hit 80 degrees on consecutive days. It’s nearly time to turn on your AC. So why are we suggesting you think about your home heating options? It may seem counterintuitive, but summer is actually an ideal season to think about your heating system. While it will hopefully not be used for many months to come, it’s the perfect time to plan, especially if you might […]

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Pros and Cons of an Electric Heat Pump

Modern technology has given us several options for heating and cooling our homes, and while gas furnaces remain the most popular, many homeowners are opting to make the switch to an electric heat pump. This type of heating system has a number of advantages, though it’s not without its limitations. Before making your final choice as to how you will heat and cool your home, we recommend taking a look at the pros and cons of an electric heat pump. What Is an Electric Heat Pump? Despite the name, electric heat pumps are not used for simply heating the home. […]

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5 Indicators You May Need a Heat Pump Repair

Heat pumps can be a smart way to heat your home here in the Pacific Northwest. However, just like any other appliance in your home, you’ll occasionally need heat pump repair to keep it well maintained and operating as it should. How a Heat Pump Works A heat pump works differently than a furnace. Instead of sitting inside in your basement or crawlspace, you’ll find a heat pump sitting outside in a metal box. During the winter months, a heat pump will extract heat from the outside and transfer it inside to heat your home. In the summer, it reverses […]

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