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6 Advantages of Replacing Your Electric Baseboard Heaters

If you’re like most homeowners—or indeed, most people—you hate to replace appliances. Replacing things costs money. It can also cost time, depending on what is being replaced, and the new appliance might not function the same way as the old one it replaced. If you’re one of the millions of Americans with electric baseboard heaters in your home, you might feel this way. After all, your electric baseboard heaters keep your rooms warm, don’t they? Still, there comes a time in every appliance’s life cycle when it’s due to be replaced, whether by a newer model or by something else […]

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Use an HVAC Calculator to Find Your Ideal System

Do you have to replace your HVAC system? Are you buying one for the first time? Unless you’re an HVAC expert, it’s hard to know which system will work the best to heat and cool your home’s specific circumstances. Luckily, there is something out there that can help. Read on below to find out more about HVAC calculators. What Is an HVAC Calculator Useful For? An HVAC calculator is a tool that’s essential to finding the perfect system for your home. Instead of just buying one at random, be sure the unit you get can keep the indoor air at […]

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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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