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5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Dual-Zone Thermostat Settings

Having a thermostat in your home can create a lot of convenience and flexibility when it comes to controlling the temperature. This is especially true when you have a multi-level home and a dual-zone heating and cooling system. Sectioning your home into zones allows your family members the option of heating and cooling their zones to fit their specific needs. With the right heating and cooling unit, as well as the right thermostat, heating and cooling your home can be easier than ever. Entek can provide you with the perfect thermostat setup to fit your home’s needs and create zones […]

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5 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

The furnace in your home is something you may not think about often—unless there’s a problem—but it’s nonetheless very important. If your furnace isn’t working properly, it could have a significantly negative impact on your home, especially in the cold winter months when you need it the most. So if you need furnace repair in Vancouver, WA, you shouldn’t put it off. Instead, make sure you get furnace repair from a reputable company, such as Entek HVAC, right away. You want to make sure a minor repair doesn’t turn into a major repair. How do you know if your furnace […]

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Help! My Heat Pump Is Not Heating Enough

Of the many different methods for heating your home, perhaps the most versatile, is a heat pump. You’ll be able to use a heat pump throughout the year: During the summer, it pumps cold air through the home and acts as your home’s air conditioning. During the winter, your heat pump draws heat in from the outside and leaves your home nice and toasty. This versatility comes from the heat pump’s method of operation. It makes use of a refrigerant to either draw heat from the outside (to heat the home) or to disperse the heat that’s inside (thus cooling […]

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6 Services Provided by a Heating and Cooling Company

Heating and cooling your home is expensive. This year alone it’s estimated you’ll spend over $2,000 on your energy bill, with at least $875 of that accounting for just heating and cooling costs. Despite this high figure, you probably don’t think about your heating and cooling company too often­—not unless you have a problem. And since we’re now almost three months into 2019, you’ve also likely dropped your New Year’s resolutions, so let’s make a new one together. Let’s make proactive heating and cooling decisions with the goal of extending the life of your system, feeling comfortable in your space, […]

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Is Zone Heating the Ideal Thermostat Setting?

When figuring what setting is optimal for your thermostat, there are a number of factors you need to take into account. First and foremost, what setting keeps your family the most comfortable? Next, you want to be careful not to overuse the system, especially if you’re not going to be home for a large chunk of time. That will heavily impact the third factor; the financial impact on your energy bill. It’s costly enough to buy and maintain a home, so whenever you can save money and still run efficiently, it’s an option worth considering. During warm weather, it was […]

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The Ideal Thermostat Temperature All Year Long

  When winter creeps into the neighborhood one frosty mornings, it is tempting for many of us to turn that thermostat up. Likewise, in the heat of summer, we get the urge to crank it down for relief. This is not only a waste of your energy dollar. Extremes in heating and cooling our homes can have other negative effects on our well-being. The question of the ideal thermostat temperature is one that has no definitive answer. It is very much a matter of personal preference. Ideal thermostat settings vary with the season, your household’s composition and lifestyle, and whether […]

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When is it Time to Buy a New Furnace?

Modern high efficiency furnaces use at least 30% less energy and fossil fuel than furnaces of the past, meaning swapping out old models for new technology would cut energy bills and lower your home’s carbon footprint. The U.S. government even offers tax credits to homeowners who install high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. As global oil and natural gas costs rise and sources diminish, it’s time to audit your home’s future energy consumption. How Gas Furnaces Work Forced-air heating systems are controlled by a thermostat that detects changes in room temperature. When the thermostat reads below a set temperature, it alerts […]

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