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Is Gas Heat Safe? What Precautions Should You Take?

One of the most popular ways people choose to heat their homes is with gas. But while gas heat might be a popular choice among homeowners in the Oregon and Washington areas, other homeowners choose to avoid it due to stigmas about its safety. Explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning are among some of the biggest concerns people have when it comes to gas heat. With so many potential hazards, it’s normal to wonder whether gas heat is safe. Gas heat can be safe, though, as long as you take the proper measures to ensure its safety. A licensed HVAC professional, […]

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How Do You Convert an Electric Furnace to Gas?

There are plenty of reasons to make the switch from electric heating to gas. For most homeowners, the cost differences alone are enough to ensure they never look back. Gas is simply a good deal cheaper than electricity, provided you have access to it. There are other benefits as well. Gas heating is a lot more efficient than electric heating, meaning it’s easier to get your home warmed up to your desired temperature. In extremely cold climates, where the temperature regularly gets to below freezing, gas heating may indeed be your only option because it gets much hotter faster than […]

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How Do I Choose Between the Most Economical Gas Heaters?

These days, it seems everyone is pondering the question of energy efficiency. With energy costs rising and the need for green technology becoming more of a priority than ever before, people are being forced to consider the origin (and price) of every watt of power that enters their homes. Nothing is immune to this consideration: whether it’s an item as small as the charger cable for your smartphone or as large as the vehicle you drive, you’re always opting for the most energy-efficient model. Nowhere, perhaps, is this decision more important than in your choice of heater. After all, not […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Gas Furnace Installation

It’s time to upgrade your heating system. You’ve done your research and selected the right gas furnace for your home. Now it’s time to have it installed. You might think all the heavy lifting is done, but there are still a few things you should know when it comes to gas furnace installation. Entek has been working in the HVAC service industry for more than 70 years, so we have the knowledge to help you prepare. Here are five things you need to know about gas furnace installation in your home. Sizing Matters One of the most important aspects of […]

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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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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 […]

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What Type of Furnace Do I Have?

Do you know what heating system you have in your home? Some people may think it’s not necessary to be aware of this, at least not until there’s a problem. Also, furnaces are typically found in closets, basements, crawl spaces, or attics, which are areas that can easily be ignored. However, knowing what type of furnace you have can actually benefit you in the long run. Most homes rely on furnaces for their heat, and keep in mind that there are more types of furnaces than you may have realized. When you know what type of furnace you have, you’ll […]

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Does a Gas Furnace Need Electricity? (And 5 Other Questions to Answer Before Winter)

Sometimes it feels as if summer has barely arrived and yet it’s fleeting away so quickly that it’s nearly time for your fall HVAC inspection, just in time to prepare for the cooler winter months. But how well did your home heating system really work last year? Were some rooms much warmer than others? Was it turned up on high and yet everyone still needed to walk around in sweatshirts? Was your bill exorbitant despite using your heating system sparingly? These winter HVAC issues are not uncommon. In fact, they are some of the most reported issues that prompt homeowners […]

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Should I Buy an Oil or Natural Gas Furnace?

A furnace is an integral part of any home, helping keep you and your family cozy in the colder parts of the year. When those autumn months roll around and that familiar chill sets in, every homeowner asks themselves the same question: what’s the best way to keep my house warm? Before you get sucked into questions about models and brands, the first thing you should decide is what you want fueling the system. More often than not, that’s going to come down to a question between oil or natural gas. There are plenty of options on the market, but […]

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Electric Furnace vs Gas Furnace: What You Need to Know

So you’ve decided you want to upgrade your furnace? If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to make sure you make a wise investment. Upgrading to an energy efficient furnace could save you a significant amount in energy costs. Newer, energy efficient furnaces often use up to 30% less fuel and energy than their older counterparts. But you might be wondering whether you should invest in an electric or gas furnace. Well, you’ve come to the right place. At Entek, we offer energy efficient furnaces, including mobile home gas and electric furnace models. We’ll discuss each type so you can […]

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