How Much Could You Lose During a Power Outage?

August 24th, 2015

When the power goes out in your neighborhood, you usually cannot tell how long you will have to go without it. A crew may be able to get it up and running in a matter of a few hours. But it’s not unusual for neighborhoods to be without any electricity whatsoever for an entire day and night, or even for longer. Continue Reading

All About Heat Pumps

August 17th, 2015

Are you looking for the perfect home comfort system for a new home or to replace a broken down system? We may have the right choice for your new air conditioning and heating system. Heat pumps are becoming more and more popular in recent years, and we’ll tell you why in today’s guide.   Continue Reading

Repair or Replace: Which Is Best for Your Air Conditioner?

August 10th, 2015

When your older air conditioner struggles to run, you are faced with a few tough decisions. The biggest question of all is tough to answer without the proper expertise: Is it worth it to repair the air conditioning system, or is it more cost-effective to invest in a replacement? We’ve put together a guide to when replacement may be the best option, but we always recommend that you consult with a local technician first. Continue Reading

What You Should Know about the Air Ducts in Your HVAC System

August 3rd, 2015

The air ducts that act as a path from the air conditioning system to your living area are so important to your home comfort. Of course, without them, cool air would be unable to distribute to each of the rooms. But even a small issue within the ductwork can make a huge difference in your comfort. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Upgrading to High-Efficiency AC Equipment

July 27th, 2015

There comes a time when any air conditioning system has to be replaced. Often, homeowners don’t replace their AC systems until they break down completely. But replacing the system ahead of this circumstance can save you a lot of trouble and greatly reduce your energy bills. If your older air conditioner is on its last legs, we highly recommend calling for a replacement before it stops cooling entirely. Here’s why. Continue Reading

AC FAQ: How Big Should My Air Conditioner Be?

July 20th, 2015

Too many installers don’t take the time to truly consider a home’s needs before putting in an air conditioner. Experienced technicians know that the size of an air conditioner can have a major impact on its performance, the efficiency of the system, and its lifespan. So if you’re considering a new air conditioner, make sure that you find a qualified technician to take care of the work. Here’s why this is such an important question, and why it can only be answered after a visit from a technician. Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Ductless AC Units

July 13th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners are manufactured just like conventional air conditioning systems but with one major benefit: no ducts! If you don’t have any ducts in your home, it can be difficult to keep cool. Window AC units are often inefficient and rarely do a sufficient job of keeping the whole area cool. That’s why we recommend durable ductless air conditioning systems: so you don’t have to settle for less than you deserve. Take a look at some of the many advantages to these systems (and when another solution may be a better choice). Continue Reading

The Importance of Changing Your AC Filter Regularly

July 6th, 2015

The air conditioning filter is a vital component in your home air conditioning system. Many homeowners think of this piece as a component that mainly serves to filter contaminants out of the air they breathe. But this is not its only purpose; in fact, it’s not even necessarily the primary function of the filter. Continue Reading

The Benefits of a Heat Pump

June 29th, 2015

Looking for a new air conditioning system to get you through the hot summer? We strongly recommend heat pumps to any customer who wants a high-performance, high-efficiency system that will last for many years to come. And as an added bonus, these systems are efficient heaters as well! In this guide, we detail the benefits for you, as well as how the system works. Continue Reading

4 Things You Should Know about Air Conditioning Installation

June 22nd, 2015

Does the thought of replacing your air conditioner or installing a brand new one cause you stress? Do you feel unprepared for the process? Here at ACI Northwest, we believe that knowing more about the process will help you get through the installation with as little stress as possible. Check out our list of 4 things we think homeowners should know before diving into the installation. Continue Reading