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How Window Leaks & Treatments Influence Your HVAC Efficiency

How Window Leaks & Treatments Influence Your HVAC Efficiency

When you think of HVAC efficiency, you likely don’t think of window treatments. But perhaps you should. Window treatments can go a long way in improving your home’s energy efficiency. Likewise, window leaks can cause your energy cost-savings to go right out the window. Luckily, Entek has some solutions for you. We’ll explain how your home’s performance may be impacted by window leaks and what you can do to fix them. In order to properly air seal your home, you’ll first need to identify where your home’s air leaks are. The best way to measure your home’s air leakage is […]

Why Buildings Should Have an HVAC Service Provider on Retainer

Why Buildings Should Have an HVAC Service Provider on Retainer

You’re no stranger to HVAC maintenance, of course. Air filters need to be regularly replaced, and the unit should be cleared of debris such as dirt, pollen, and grass. Your carbon monoxide detector battery will need to be replaced every year, along with a variety of other minor updates. Occasionally, you may need to have repairs made or seek the latest technology. Anytime this occurs you’ll need to bring in an experienced HVAC service provider to handle it. However, did you know that in Portland and the surrounding area, HVAC companies—such as us Entek—offer service contracts so that you can […]

What's the Ideal Temperature For My Baby's Room

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 […]

Why is My Heating Bill so High

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 […]

Don't Forget to Check Out the HVAC System

Buying a New House? Don’t Forget to Check Out the HVAC System

Nothing is as exciting as buying a new home. And if you’re looking for a home in an established area, it means you get all of the benefits of moving into a tightly woven community that already has things in place? Shopping will be close by. The school system will already be in place. Your landscaping may be lush and mature. Who doesn’t enjoy the look of large trees and blooming shrubbery already in place? Curb appeal is everything to a buyer as they contemplate their decisions. Granite countertops? Check. Open concept layout? That’s good too. But as you’re moving […]