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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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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Ideal House Temperature Year-Round

Your house is supposed to be the place where you feel most at ease. Part of this is having the ideal house temperature, which will ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. When your house is too cold or too warm, it just makes you miserable. It can be the same when one part of your house has a wildly different temperature than the rest. In addition to optimizing comfort, keeping your ideal house temperature is also the most efficient option and will keep your utility bills reasonable. Plus, it’s typically better for your health. Now that you know the […]

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Why Is Home Temperature So Important?

You may not realize just how much time you spend in your home, but it’s quite a bit. In general, we spend about 90 percent of our days indoors, and most of that is probably at home. So it’s essential that the conditions inside your home are optimal. This includes the temperature, which has a much bigger impact on your day-to-day life than you may think. It’s also something you have to monitor quite carefully, as just a few degrees can make all the difference. Read on below to find out more about the importance of having the right home […]

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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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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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