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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 to do When One Room is Hotter Than the Rest

Everyone should be able to enjoy the comforts of home. Unfortunately, that’s difficult to do when one room is significantly hotter than the rest. Can’t figure out why it’s so difficult to regulate the temperature throughout your home? Not to worry. Entek is here to help. We have seven decades of experience serving the Pacific Northwest and this is a common concern we hear from homeowners this time of year. We’ll help you figure out the best way to keep the temperature of your home consistent throughout. The first thing to check also happens to be the simplest fix; inspect […]

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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 […]

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Earn Incentives When You Upgrade to Energy Efficient HVAC Options

How much money do you spend on your power bill? No matter what the answer is, it probably seems like a lot. You have to wonder, isn’t there anything more that can be done to bring that cost down? Sure, just keep in mind the HVAC efficiency rating. But aren’t efficient HVAC options expensive, you might wonder? Surely any savings you’d see would be offset by the cost of upgrading. Seems like a real catch 22. Except it doesn’t have to be! Many homeowners want to make their homes more energy efficient, but the cost of doing so can seem […]

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How Clean is Your Indoor Air Quality?

The quality of your life and the quality of your air are closely connected. Studies have shown that when you improve home air quality, you improve the health and well-being of yourself and your family. There are a number of health issues that can be caused or exacerbated by having unclean air circulating through your home; conversely, you will reap a wide variety of benefits if the air in your home is kept free of dust, dander, and bacteria. What are the benefits of clean air? Particulate matter, such as dust, pollen, or pet dander, is directly connected with several […]

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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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How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

Whether your HVAC system is older or brand new, it’s a good idea to invest in preventative maintenance and care. Taking a few basic steps in HVAC maintenance can help extend the life of your heating and cooling unit and ensure that you save a good deal of money over the years. In addition to getting regular inspections and service from a professional HVAC company, you can also do a certain amount of maintenance and care yourself. This guide will provide you with some hints and tips in caring for your HVAC system whether it is old or new. Step […]

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