February 6th, 2017
The HVAC systems in your home account for a large majority of your energy consumption—about 50% of all energy costs, actually. Therefore, it’s understandably important to you that you find the most efficient way possible to heat and cool your home. If you are looking for an electric-powered heating and cooling system, then you’d do well to consider a heat pump. And when you’re looking for Spokane Valley, WA heat pump services, you needn’t look any further than our team.
Heat pump systems are a very efficient mean to both heat and cool your home. It functions much like a traditional air conditioning system in that it used the process of heat exchange to transfer heat from one area to another. What makes it different, however, is that not only can it use this process to cool your home in the summer, but also to heat your home in the winter. So instead of needing to rely on multiple systems for your home comfort needs, you have a 2-in-1 solution.
January 23rd, 2017
There’s no hiding the fact that winter is here and temperatures necessitate the regular use of a fully functional heating system. With snow expected a few days this week, this is even more pertinent. We understand, however, how important it is for you to save money wherever you can.
You may think that using your heating system less will help impact your high energy bills. But why should you sacrifice comfort when there’s an easier way? There are a few easier ways, actually, to keep your energy bills low without sacrificing the comforting warmth that a properly operating and high efficient heating system can bring you. Keep reading to learn more, and when you need heating services in Liberty Lake, WA, simply give our team a call.
January 16th, 2017
When it comes to choosing a reliable heating system for your home, you can’t go wrong with a boiler. These systems have a small number of mechanical parts, and thanks to this they rarely cause as many problems as perhaps a furnace or some other type of heater might. This also means they tend to have a longer lifespan than other heating systems.
That being said, there is no heater out there that’s completely invulnerable to issues. Your boiler might encounter problems that will lead it to stop proving heat, no matter how well you take care of it. Fortunately, the solution is as simple as giving our boiler experts a call. In the meantime, we’ve shared some reasons below that your boiler may not heat your home as it should.
January 9th, 2017
Were you aware that the condition of your indoor air can actually be worse than that of the outdoors? You might believe that the air filter that came standard with your HVAC system resolves this issue, but that’s unfortunately not the case. That air filter is actually designed to protect the interior components of your HVAC unit and does little to protect the indoor air quality of your home.
This air filter should be changed every three months, at least, to continue to protect the integrity of your HVAC system. Additionally, while it doesn’t help your indoor air quality much, it can make it worse if it gets clogged up. But if you are looking for truly clean air, then you would do well to consider an electronic air cleaner.
January 2nd, 2017
There are a number of sources that poor indoor air quality can originate from. For instance, pollen, pet dander and other allergens can make their way into your home from the outdoors, simply due to an open door or even a clogged HVAC air filter.
Your indoor air quality can also be negatively impacted by the cleaning products that you use, as well as seemingly harmless odors from cooking and baking, something that has been done in excess in recent weeks. Given that it’s winter, you can probably add in the use of your fireplace as well as the use of scented candles as adversaries to your indoor air quality.
December 26th, 2016
Winter is officially here, and with it has come bitterly cold temperatures and snow showers. As such, it’s vital that you have a fully functioning heating system to get you through the next few months. So, if you’ve turned yours on only to discover it is blowing cold air into your Spokane Valley, WA home, then your natural inclination may be to panic.
Before you pick up the phone to dial our number, however, we have a few things for you to check. Keep these following tips in mind if you encounter cold air this winter. Of course, if you do end up needing repairs we will, of course, be there to help, any time of day or night! Whether your issue is an emergency or it’s not, you can count on our team for quality heating repairs.
December 19th, 2016
As the weather cools to the point that daily use of a heater is absolutely a necessity, your furnace is under a lot of stress. Its wear and tear is increased during the winter, and the chance of a serious problem happening goes up considerably. Even if you’ve kept up on professional furnace maintenance, you should stay on top of any repair issues that may arise. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common problems furnaces run into.
December 12th, 2016
Winter may not be here officially, however our temperatures have certainly dropped enough to begin using our heating systems. Hopefully, you’ve begun using yours without any issues. If you’ve had heating maintenance done within the last year—or the last couple of months if you have a heat pump—your chances of encountering a problem are much fewer than if you were to skip maintenance.
Of course, even a heating system that is well taken care of can run into problems, particularly as it ages. If you spot the following signs, it’s highly advisable that you give the experts on our team a call right away. The faster we pinpoint the problem, the faster we can repair it and help make your home and family more comfortable for the impending winter.
December 5th, 2016
Here at ACI Northwest, we strive to help our customers with all of their home comfort needs and concerns. However, we also want to express how thankful we are for our customers—and for our community—by staying involved in what’s going on around the areas we serve, and wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.
November 28th, 2016
Winter may not be here officially, but the temperatures certainly have dropped enough to signal that it is well on its way. Over the years, we’ve heard countless news stories about homes and families in the Midwest and on the east coast losing power for days, due to inclement weather taking out power lines.
When these events happen, crews work tirelessly to restore power, however they can only work so fast and sometimes the weather simply does not allow for power to get back up as quickly as we would like it to. This leaves homeowners stranded without heat, refrigeration, or the use of other appliances in their homes—that is, unless they have a backup generator. Keep reading to discover 4 reasons why it’s a great idea for you to have a whole-house generator installed.