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Heating and Cooling Tips

Be Prepared for Winter Storms

If you’re not prepared for them, winter storms can be, at best, unpleasant. At worst, they can be dangerous, especially if your heating system malfunctions at a critical time. That’s why it’s crucial to prepare for winter storms well before they happen, starting during the spring and summer. You should have a few backup plans in place to ensure that your family remains safe and comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. First, Educate Yourself on the Weather in Your Area Many people run into trouble during the winter because they don’t know what to expect. Especially if […]

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Can a House Temperature Be Kept Too Warm?

It’s chilly here in the Pacific Northwest, and walking into a warm and dry house is one of the great pleasures of the winter. However, your home heating system can be your largest energy expense in your home. If your rising energy bills are breaking the bank, there are certainly a few ways you can conserve some of that energy and cut down the cost. Besides, a house can be kept too warm. While your house temperature is a matter of personal preference, we want to inform you about problems that might accumulate when a house is kept too warm […]

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5 Musts to Rev Your HVAC Cooling System Up Before Summer

There’s nothing like the sweltering heat to make you feel as though summer has you beat. But this is a match you can win as long as you plan ahead. In order to keep your cool during summer, you should inspect your HVAC cooling system now to make sure everything is good to go before temperatures start rising. Here are our five musts to rev your HVAC cooling system up before the hot summer months. 1. Change Your Air Filters It seems like such a simple thing, but more often than not, people forget to change their HVAC air filters […]

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What Are the Risks of Owning a Natural Gas Furnace?

There’s a reason why natural gas is one of the most popular methods for heating a home: it’s inexpensive, easy to come by, and burns quite hot, meaning it’s an extremely efficient heat source. Natural gas is capable of getting your home nice and toasty, even on the coldest days. This isn’t always true with other heating methods. Because it is gas, however, there are a number of risks that go along with owning a natural gas furnace. This is not to say that it’s dangerous to heat your home with natural gas. It’s perfectly safe, provided safety precautions are […]

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Connect Your Existing Furnace to Your Smart Home

After a stressful 2020, don’t we all want to make life a little easier? Wouldn’t it be great if you could streamline your daily activities so you can focus your time and energy on what really matters most to you instead? That’s where we come in. Entek may not be able to solve all your problems, but we can certainly help you with your furnace-related ones. One way to streamline things at home is to upgrade to smart technology. Don’t worry. You won’t need to purchase an entirely new furnace to do it. You can actually connect your existing furnace […]

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How to Make Your Room Warmer Without Raising Your Energy Bill

With winter just around the corner and lower temperatures already making their debut, it’s time to start preparing for the cold weather. Winter is a beautiful season, magical at times, but it’s often best enjoyed in the comfort of a warm home. However, heating costs can be overwhelming when it’s not done efficiently. What changes do you need to take to increase your comfort this winter? Below are some suggestions for how to make your room warmer without incurring extra costs from turning up the heat. Is Your Heating System Up to Par? Whatever type of heating unit your house […]

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How to Give Your HVAC Unit a Long Life

As a homeowner, there are many reasons you should care about extending HVAC life. For one, your HVAC unit works tirelessly, night and day, summer and winter, to ensure that your living areas are comfortable and climate-controlled—it’s only natural to want to treat it right in thanks for all its hard work. More seriously, prolonging your HVAC life will save you headaches and money in the long run. If you live in the same home for long enough, you will almost certainly have to replace your HVAC unit. The average life span for an HVAC system is around 10 to […]

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Benefits of Using One HVAC System for Heating and Cooling

The term HVAC stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning,” which, of course, are all separate systems doing different tasks in your home. Even though you’ll hear people refer to your “HVAC system,” as if it were one unit, it’s usually multiple pieces of machinery that do the work of heating and cooling your home by way of a complex system of ducts. These days, however, modern technology has allowed HVAC units to become far more streamlined than they have ever been before. Whereas traditional HVAC units consisted of separate heating and cooling systems, today’s technology is more advanced and […]

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Why Aeroseal Duct Sealing Is Worth the Cost

Leaky ductwork can cause serious problems with your heating and cooling system. Without a proper seal, your efficiency can drop by 20 to 45 percent. Ensuring your ducts have the tightest seal possible will keep all the carefully climate-controlled air inside the house where it’s needed, helping you get the most out of your heating and cooling. If you suspect you have a leak in your ducts but don’t know what to do, Entek can provide you with state-of-the-art Aeroseal technology. While the cost of Aeroseal duct sealing may give some homeowners pause, trust us when we say it’s one […]

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Should I Get an Air Conditioner for Baby’s Room?

As the temperatures rise, it’s important to have your home feeling comfortable. It becomes even more important when you have small children in your house. When it comes to babies, it’s hard to know what’s okay to do and what’s not. That’s what research is for—and that’s why you’re here. One thing that people are often torn about is having an air conditioner in a baby’s room. Parents are nervous about not having proper cooling in the room, but they’re also wary of any side effects that may come with having an air conditioner in the room. So, is it […]

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