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How Does an Electric Furnace Work?

As we find ourselves deep in winter, it’s only natural to think about something that’s on many of our minds during the chilly months: staying warm! Creating and maintaining sources of heat have been some of the most vital, life-preserving actions in the thousands upon thousands of years of human history. From huddling around campfires in caves or warming our hands by wood-burning stoves to installing modern, high-tech central heating solutions, humans have always done our best to keep warm when it’s cold out. But while it’s easy to understand how a campfire can keep you warm, modern furnaces are […]


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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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What Is HVAC Certification and How Is It Earned?

If you’ve ever needed maintenance on your air conditioning, chances are you’ve had to call an HVAC specialist. The same applies if you’ve ever had a new furnace installed in your home, or if you’ve needed a thermostat repaired or a duct cleaned or a filter replaced. Professionals in the world of HVAC wear many hats and must be knowledgeable about many different systems in the home, from electrical to ventilation, and many more. Anyone that’s had to call an HVAC technician has probably done their research. Of course, as you search for technicians in your area, you’ll discover that […]


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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Forced-Air Furnace for Your Home

Are you looking to get a new furnace? Whether you’re trying to switch from your central cooling system or just looking to upgrade your current system, a forced-air furnace may be the furnace for you. As opposed to a central heating system, a forced-air furnace is a heating and cooling system that uses ducts to take air from inside your home, heat it, and then return it as warmer air back into your home. Many people choose this option, as it can be an efficient way to achieve your desired home temperature. But how do you choose the best forced-air […]


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How Do I Decide Between a Gas or Electric Furnace?

Whether you need a new or replacement heating system, choosing a furnace can be quite overwhelming. Especially since there are more options now than ever before. There isn’t necessarily one ideal furnace that will suit every person and every home. Instead, you should consider your individual needs and find the one that suits you and your home the best. With that in mind, one of the biggest questions asked when buying a new furnace is how to decide on gas or electric. Read on below for some expert tips on how to choose the right system for you. Consider Where […]