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What Are the Pros and Cons of Electric Baseboard Heating?

When it comes to heating your home, there are many options to choose from. You can go with an oil-powered furnace or natural gas, but if those options don’t appeal to you, it’s possible you may prefer electric baseboard heating. Electric baseboard heating is safe and simple, and it allows you the flexibility to either heat each room individually or use home-wide temperature control. Baseboard heating got its name because it involves installing heaters along the baseboard of a room. If an electrical connection is present near a wall, that wall can be used for baseboard heating. If you like, […]

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Is Cost the Only Incentive for Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems?

For most homeowners, cost savings are among the most important considerations they must make when selecting an HVAC system. That’s not surprising, of course: financial considerations are an everyday reality for the majority of Americans, and it’s these attempts to save a little money that usually get people to start considering purchasing energy-efficient HVAC systems. Other homeowners, however, might still be on the fence, despite the evidence that a more energy-efficient system will save them a good deal of money. After all, there are other considerations, and often, homeowners worry that the costs of installation and maintenance of a new, […]

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5 Ways to Increase Your HVAC Efficiency in 2020

The new year is here and increasing your HVAC efficiency should be on your resolution list. If you’ve been unhappy with your HVAC in the past, there’s no need to be repeating those issues in 2020. Your HVAC should be helping your home stay at a great temperature while using only the necessary amount of energy to do so. For over 70 years, Entek has been servicing the Portland area’s heating and cooling needs, and here are a few things that have proven to aid your HVAC when it comes to efficiency. These units are hardworking but can produce the […]

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How to Save on Energy Not Comfort with Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems

Your HVAC system is an important element of your home. In the winter, it works hard to create a warm and comfortable space for your family, and in the summer, it provides a cool oasis from the sun’s heat. Even though it’s necessary to have, it can end up costing you more than you’d like and using more energy than it needs to. So what can you do to save energy? Many Americans are spending more money because their HVAC systems are working overtime. When your HVAC is energy-efficient, it only expends as much energy as it needs to in […]

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Why Is My Bedroom Warmer Than the Rest of the House?

Have you noticed that your bedroom is warmer than the rest of your house? Not sure why that’s the case? It’s not always a simple solution, such as just opening the windows to let more air in. There could be several reasons, some of which you can handle on your own and others you may want to call in a professional HVAC company, like Entek, to handle. If you enjoy having a warmer bedroom, then it might not seem like a problem. But the cause could indicate broader problems with your HVAC system. And if you’d like your bedroom to […]

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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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What Type of Furnace Do I Have?

Do you know what heating system you have in your home? Some people may think it’s not necessary to be aware of this, at least not until there’s a problem. Also, furnaces are typically found in closets, basements, crawl spaces, or attics, which are areas that can easily be ignored. However, knowing what type of furnace you have can actually benefit you in the long run. Most homes rely on furnaces for their heat, and keep in mind that there are more types of furnaces than you may have realized. When you know what type of furnace you have, you’ll […]

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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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