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HVAC Vancouver: How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter in Vancouver, Washington, can change from cool to cold very quickly, and you may notice your home changing with it. The last thing you want to happen in the winter is an issue with your heating system. Luckily, there are ways to put yourself in the best position to have a warm winter, and it all has to do with how you prepare. You should start thinking about how to prepare your home to withstand the winter weather before the temperature begins to drop. Snow and freezing temps can wreak havoc on your home if you don’t take the […]

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How to Maintain the Ideal HVAC Temperature

Does your home always seem too hot or too cold in certain areas, no matter what time of year it is? Many people believe that’s just a reality of life, but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of steps you can take to help maintain the HVAC temperature you prefer throughout your home. Achieving this HVAC temperature will not only help you find the right balance between hot and cold throughout your home, it will also allow you to save big on energy costs and do your part in creating an eco-friendly environment. […]

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Modern HVAC Systems: Control Home Temperature Remotely

You may not spend much time thinking about your thermostat when you’re away from home. In fact, if you have an older HVAC system, you likely have to be home to even be able to control your thermostat. But modern HVAC systems are an altogether different story. Modern systems allow you to control your thermostat remotely. Entek has been servicing households with new HVAC systems since the 1940s, so we’ve learned our fair share of tips and tricks along the way. Here are the benefits of having a modern HVAC system that allows you to control your home temperature remotely. […]

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What You Can Expect with HVAC Checkup Maintenance

The HVAC system in your home is responsible for heating, cooling, and air circulation. That makes it one of the most important features of a healthy and comfortable home. During the blazing-hot summers and freezing-cold winters, nothing could be more inconvenient than a failure of any part of your HVAC system. Of course, the hottest and coldest days of the year are exactly when your HVAC system is most likely to suffer a breakdown—those are the days when your equipment is working its hardest. They’re also the days when it will be most difficult to get a technician to come […]

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What Is Toxic House Syndrome and How Can I Prevent It?

Modern homes have changed over the years. Head back to the early 1900s, and most houses were heated by coal or wood. By the mid-1900s, modern heating systems, such as furnaces and boilers, were quickly being installed, with air-conditioning systems not far behind. Today it’s hard to imagine having a home without the convenience of push-button technology. We have smart thermostats to track the inside temperature, learn our behaviors, and ensure the inside air matches our activity levels every hour of the day. Hybrid HVAC systems have pushed the envelope in what is possible with home efficiency. All of that […]

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How to Prepare HVAC for Spring

Spring is finally here, and with it, we’ll finally have warm weather, blooming flowers, and a return to enjoying the outdoors. Of course, for many people, the springtime also means dealing with allergies, hay fever, and lots and lots of pollen and dust. It’s also possible that the winter has left the air quality in your home in poor condition. The cold and wet winter air can contribute to the growth of toxic mold, and the constant recirculating of stale winter air causes dust and pet dander to pile up. That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure your […]

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Where to Put Air Conditioner and Other Things to Consider Before Installing AC

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes longer days and enjoyable outdoor excursions with the family. For many people, summer is their favorite time of year, but it also means you might have to start considering where to put an air conditioner unit in your home. Actually, you’ll have to consider a number of things if you’re installing a new AC, whether it’s to replace an old one or add one to your home for the first time. Here are some things you need to consider when you add a new air conditioner to your home: Consider the Placement […]

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4 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

We meander in and about our homes. We cook dinner and tend to laundry. We text people we care about and relax at the end of the day with music or a good book. Rarely during these daily occasions do we stop to think about the indoor air quality of our abode. We assume that the air we’re breathing is healthy, or healthy enough. Maybe we could dust more and we’ll need to make sure to change our filters, but is there really anything we could be doing to improve the air we’re breathing? In fact, we’re here to tell […]

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What to do When One Room is Hotter Than the Rest

Everyone should be able to enjoy the comforts of home. Unfortunately, that’s difficult to do when one room is significantly hotter than the rest. Can’t figure out why it’s so difficult to regulate the temperature throughout your home? Not to worry. Entek is here to help. We have seven decades of experience serving the Pacific Northwest and this is a common concern we hear from homeowners this time of year. We’ll help you figure out the best way to keep the temperature of your home consistent throughout. The first thing to check also happens to be the simplest fix; inspect […]

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Top Reasons Not To Ignore An HVAC Issue

HVAC – heating, ventilation, and air conditioning – is one of the most critical systems in a safe and comfortable home. A properly functioning HVAC system does a lot more than simply keep your home cool in the summer and warm during the winter. In fact, it’s an important part of keeping your family healthy, since improperly purified air can be a contributing factor in the spread of colds, the flu, and other illnesses. Not only that, when the weather is at its harshest, during the bitter cold of winter or the blazing heat of summer, your HVAC system will […]

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