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Is a Heat Pump a Good HVAC Option in Portland

These days, there are many options for heating your home. So which one is the best for you, and does the answer vary based on where you live? For instance, heat pumps are a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution for many households across the nation. But are heating pumps a good HVAC option if you live in Portland? You’ve come to the right place to find out. The experts at Entek will help you determine if a heat pump is the right solution for you. How does a heat pump work? If you’re unfamiliar with how a heat pump works, there […]

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What Are My HVAC Options in My All-electric home?

You may think that having an all-electric home limits your options when it comes to heating and cooling. It’s true that most HVAC systems require some type of oil or gas to run, but not all of them do. An all-electric home still has options to make sure your HVAC unit will heat and cool it efficiently. It’s just a matter of knowing what to get. An all-electric home can be a cleaner choice for the environment, with its lack of gas and oil use. And if you’re already on that path with an all-electric home, then having the appropriate […]

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How Does a Ductless Heat Pump Work?

The weather in Portland is again hinting at signs of summer. The sun is going to show itself every day for the next six days—a lot for our region in early June—and it’s expected to hit 80 degrees on consecutive days. It’s nearly time to turn on your AC. So why are we suggesting you think about your home heating options? It may seem counterintuitive, but summer is actually an ideal season to think about your heating system. While it will hopefully not be used for many months to come, it’s the perfect time to plan, especially if you might […]

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Cheap Wall Heaters Are More Expensive Than You Think

One of the best things about living here in the Pacific Northwest is it’s never too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. Sure, we may have days when the temperatures drop into the teens or a few days when it creeps toward three digits, but these are few and far between. Portland is a great place to live comfortably year round. But that doesn’t mean we can live without heat. Temperatures still hover in the thirties and forties for weeks at a time. And while your home may keep you warm, safe and dry, having a […]

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Heat Pumps: The Energy Efficient Alternative to AC Units

It’s ten o’clock in the morning, and already eighty degrees. That’s when you begin thinking about the words “air conditioning” the most. Those are the days when you’ll do anything to stay cool. Those are the days when you make plans to do everything on the inside, thankful your air conditioner is working full time. But what about the efficiency of today’s AC units? Depending on how old your HVAC system is, it might not be as energy efficient as it could be. Which may leave you wondering what alternatives you have to staying cool and being a little greener […]

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