ACI Northwest Blog

Don’t Ignore These Furnace Noises!

October 24th, 2016

ACI NorthwestWith temperatures now down to the 50’s during the day, there is definitely no denying that fall is here and winter is well on its way. As such, you’re very likely beginning to use your furnace on a regular basis. As you begin to use your furnace, pay attention to the noises that it is making. True, all furnaces make noise, but there are some sounds that are not related to the normal operation of your heating system—and you should heed warning.

When odd sounds come from your furnace, they are typically the early signs of developing problems within the system. These issues can lead to expensive repairs or even premature system breakdown, which nobody wants—particularly in the dead of winter. So as our weather gets colder, pay attention to your furnace and give our repair professionals a call if you notice any of the following furnace noises.

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The Dangers of High Humidity

October 17th, 2016

When you think of humidity, you probably think about how much hotter it makes you feel during the summer. The excess moisture that high humidity levels bring is not just a once-a-year problem though—fall and winter can present some extreme humidity levels as well. This is particularly true when we have rainy weeks like the one we just experienced.

Air conditioning systems help remove some moisture from the air through condensing excess moisture along the indoor coil. However, not only are AC systems very limited on how much dehumidifying they can do, that doesn’t help at all when temperatures are as low as they are currently and you wouldn’t even think of using your cooling system.

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What Can You Do to Prep Your Heater for Winter?

October 10th, 2016

Cooler temperatures are here to stay for fall, with winter falling shortly behind. While we don’t get the blizzard conditions that states in the Midwest and the east coast do, you still need a reliable heating system to get you through some pretty chilly nights and cooler days. Now is the time to get your heating system properly prepared for winter.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to fully prep your heater for winter.

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Ductless System FAQ: Your Biggest Questions, Answered

October 4th, 2016

If you don’t already know, there are numerous benefits to having a ductless mini-split system installed in your home, both for cooling as well as for heating. We’d like to address some of the common questions that homeowners often have about this technology, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. Keep reading for answers to your burning questions.  

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These 3 Tasks Must Be Done before You Use Your Heater!

September 26th, 2016

Temperatures are certainly cooling down now, signaling the start of the heating season. This is the time of year when you should be asking yourself if your heater is ready to do its job. The last situation you want to find yourself in is that of a broken down heating system in the dead of winter. Of course, temperatures may not be quite necessitating the use of your heater yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about maintaining your heating system.

This is something that should be done well before you actually need to use the heater, as this allows yourself time to have any necessary repairs addressed pre-winter. But what tasks does your HVAC technician perform during maintenance? Why is this service so important? Keep reading for answers to these questions.

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3 Reasons You Should Never Skip Generator Maintenance

September 19th, 2016

Earlier this month, we discussed why it’s so important to schedule generator maintenance well before inclement weather arrives in winter. We briefly covered what occurs during this service appointment and the peace of mind that maintenance can give you. But what could happen if you neglect your generator and skip this important service appointment? Keep reading for 3 reasons why it’s important not to skip generator maintenance.

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It’s Time to Schedule Heating System Maintenance!

September 12th, 2016

We may still be dealing with temperatures on the warmer side in this part of the country, which means we are still running our air conditioners. As such, you probably haven’t given much thought yet to your home’s heating system. However, it’s important to have your heater properly maintained before you actually need it on a regular basis, making now the perfect time.

Routine heating maintenance will benefit you in a variety of ways. And with the official start of fall only a little over a week away, it’s important to look ahead at how efficiently you’ll be able to keep warm and cozy during the cooler time of year. Keep reading to learn more about heating maintenance and how it benefits you.

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Should You Schedule Generator Maintenance?

September 5th, 2016

Summer doesn’t seem to be on its way out any time soon, however that doesn’t mean that now isn’t a great time to think ahead towards the end of the year: a period where you might need to rely on your whole-house generator should an extended power outage occur. The beginning of fall—which is just a couple weeks away—is a great time to arrange for your annual generator maintenance.

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Why Should You Have Your Hot Water Heater Flushed?

August 29th, 2016

When you’re a homeowner, it’s no secret how important upkeep and maintenance is. You don’t want any of your appliances to fair nor do you want to put your property at risk. Therefore, regular preventive maintenance is essential. There are some other tasks that should be performed in addition to regular maintenance, however. This includes having your water heater flushed on an annual basis.

If you have a tank water heater and don’t have this task performed, then you are only setting yourself up for trouble later on down the line. Keep reading to learn more about why you should schedule routine water heater flushing, and when you’re ready to make an appointment go ahead and give our team a call.

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Tips to Help Your Air Conditioner through the End of Summer

August 22nd, 2016

Summer may officially be over next month, but we still have plenty of warm weather to contend with ahead. Perhaps your concerned that your air conditioner won’t make it to the end of the season without suffering from a breakdown—whether it be due to age or numerous repair needs over the past season.

There’s no need to worry. We’ve shared some tips below to give your air conditioning system a fighting chance of lasting through the rest of summer. And when you need professional services done on your air conditioner, just give our experts a call.

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