What’s the Right Setting for Your Thermostat?

February 8th, 2016

There are two major benefits to installing a programmable thermostat (rather than one without a digital display and advanced programming options). First, a programmable thermostat can help you to stay more comfortable. Second, a programmable thermostat can help you to save money. Continue Reading

Top 3 Reasons to Switch to Ductless Heating and AC

February 1st, 2016

Want to get the same level of whole-home comfort as everyone else in the neighborhood? Don’t think you can without any air ducts? Think again. A ductless heating and air conditioning system is an excellent choice for many homeowners without any ducts. This works like a heat pump to move heat from the air inside to the air outside in the summer, and vice versa (from outside to in) in the winter. Here’s what makes this so beneficial. Continue Reading

My Heater Won’t Work: What Can I Do?

January 25th, 2016

At ACI Northwest, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. But we know that, even if you have the best technicians working with you, you don’t want to call them over to fix your heater if it turns out you could have repaired it on your own. Continue Reading

5 Factors that Go into Sizing a New Furnace

January 18th, 2016

Finding a furnace that is just right for your home is more difficult than it seems. You might think that most furnaces operate about the same, but one that is just a tad too small or too large can run into some difficulties. These difficulties might not be noticeable at first, but your heating costs can become increasingly high due to the excessive run times of an over- or undersized furnace, and the system is likely to fail before its usual lifespan. Continue Reading

Here’s How Your Furnace Really Works

January 11th, 2016

Many people don’t realize that furnaces have undergone quite a few changes over the last few decades. Because some people hold on to their furnaces for much longer than is recommended, they often believe that you must light the pilot light before making use of a furnace for the winter. While this may be true of furnaces and wall units that are decades old, modern-day furnaces do not have this kind of pilot light, which means they are much more efficient. Continue Reading

Get to Know Your Air Ducts: A Vital Component of Your HVAC System

January 4th, 2016

When you think about the performance of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, you are likely to focus on the actual heating or air conditioning unit. The large outdoor unit in your backyard is tough to miss, and you might occasionally get a glimpse of the indoor portion of the system along with your furnace. Continue Reading

A Heat Pump Can Save You Money in the New Year

December 28th, 2015

Home heating expenses account for about 45% of the average household’s bills, and space cooling may be responsible for about 6% of your bills. And in the typical household, these numbers can be much lower. Energy-efficient equipment combined with proper maintenance procedures and thermostat use can cut bills by up to 30%. And one of the most efficient HVAC (heating and cooling) systems out there is the heat pump. Continue Reading

Keep Healthy this Winter with an Indoor Air Quality Upgrade

December 21st, 2015

It can be tough to stay healthy in the winter. There are a number of obstacles that can get in the ways of a healthy lifestyle: unhealthy holiday meals, cold weather that makes it tough to get outside and exercise, and group gatherings that make it more likely for illnesses to spread. Continue Reading

Why 7 Out of 10 Homeowners Prefer Generac Generators for Backup Power

December 14th, 2015

Dealing with a power outage is a major hassle when you have no form of backup power in your home. You may have no idea of when the power will be restored to your home, and candles and flashlights are not enough to help you go on with your daily routine. Some homeowners have to find alternative shelter in order to have AC or heating, and all of the extra money spent on recovering from an outage can really add up. The best solution we can think of is a home generator, and Generac is the most trusted brand in the country. Continue Reading

Haven’t Had Commercial Heating Maintenance Yet? Call Today!

December 7th, 2015

We often recommend that homeowners and business owners alike schedule a heating maintenance visit every year before the heating system begins. We’ll go over the details of a maintenance visit in this guide, and what makes one so beneficial to your home and your budget. But for now, what’s important to know is that it’s not too late to have a professional maintain your commercial heating system for the well-being of your employees, your clientele, and your business! Continue Reading