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Heating and Cooling Tips

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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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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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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What’s the Ideal Temperature For My Baby’s Room?

How much sleep does the average person need? That answer depends on your age. Most of us realize a teenager needs more than an adult, and a newborn requires more sleep than a preschooler. It makes sense, given the activity levels and growth occurring at each stage of life. Babies need lots of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, newborns need 14 to 17 hours per day, while requiring 12 to 15 hours through their first year of life. That’s a lot of sleep. But just like you and me, from the moment they’re born, a baby starts developing […]

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Why Is My Heating Bill So High?

During the cooler months of the year, heating bills can go through the roof. But that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re tired of seeing energy bills skyrocket during the winter, you’ve come to the right place. Entek has been serving the Pacific Northwest area with quality heating services for more than 70 years. We’ve met many clients over the years that have been frustrated with high heating costs just as you likely are now. But we have a solution for you. By providing quality heating services, we can help you maximize the efficiency of your heating system […]

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