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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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How to Prevent HVAC Emergencies

An efficient HVAC system is essential to any home. That’s why Entek understands what a hassle HVAC emergencies can be. Not only can they compromise the comfort and health of your family, they can also be quite costly. That’s why it’s important to take proper steps to avoid them. Here are our top ways to prevent HVAC emergencies, enabling you to save both time and money. 1. Timely Upgrades The first step to avoiding HVAC problems is to know when it’s time for an upgrade. Older equipment will not operate at maximum efficiency, and wear and tear could cause your […]

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What Can I Expect During Air Conditioning Installation?

As the mercury starts to rise, and those familiar droplets of sweat start to form, the brain automatically thinks about that great invention of man, one that can defy the hottest of summers – air conditioning. A properly installed HVAC (short for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system is a properly functioning one, and there can be no half measures or clumsy DIYs when it comes to installing it. An improperly installed system can end up being more expensive, unsafe, and drastically reduce the lifespan of your system. In case you already have an existing system, but the HVAC is not […]

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When to Contact Your Local HVAC Company if Your AC Unit is Not Cooling

Is your air conditioner not cooling your home or office during the hottest summer days? This is an issue that many face, especially when an air conditioner is needed most. While there are many issues that you can fix and maintain yourself, it is recommended to bring in your local HVAC company to make sure that nothing is overlooked. Often times, we think we understand the symptoms of an issue, but the real problem is beyond what meets the eyes. Bringing a professional in may be less dangerous and more cost-effective in the long run. If your AC unit is […]

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