As summer slowly creeps closer, you’ve likely already begun thinking about using your air conditioning system. Before you switch it on for the first time this season, however, you’ll want to make sure your cooling system is ready to get a workout. The last thing you want to be faced with in the dead of summer is a damaged—or worse, completely shut-down—air conditioner. So what can you do today to make sure your AC is ready for summer? Take note of the 6 steps we’ve shared below. Continue Reading
Your generator is not likely an appliance you give much thought to until you need it. However, it’s absolutely vital that you schedule routine maintenance for this device. After all, by not ensuring that your generator is operating at its intended capacity you may be risking system shutdown when it comes time for you to use it.
Think of routine preventive maintenance like an insurance policy for your generator! While you may think you are capable of performing the following maintenance tasks on your own, it’s best to have a trained professional to care for your system. But what do these professionals actually do during generator maintenance? Continue Reading
There’s no mystery behind why a properly functioning air conditioner is essential. While we are experiencing milder temperatures right now, summer is right around the corner. If you are in the market for a new AC, you have a lot of considerations to make. You are probably tempted to go out and buy the biggest air conditioner that will match your budget. However, this would be a mistake.
If your air conditioning system is too big, it will shut on and off rapidly—a process known as short-cycling—and will not effectively cool your home. Too small of a unit, however, will cause your system to continuously run as it attempts to cool down your entire living space. Purchasing a correctly sized system is essential, but how do you know what the right size is? Continue Reading
Finding someone you trust to handle your commercial heating and air conditioning account is something that’s not always easy to do. You need a company that will watch out for your best interest—technicians who are able to show up when you really need service. You need people you can count on to come back multiple times a year to provide maintenance and give you an honest assessment of your unit. And not every company is qualified for the job. So what should you look out for while you’re hunting for the right company? Continue Reading
There is no worse time to experience air conditioner problems than in the summertime. With warmer weather right around the corner, it’s important to remember that the heat of summer truly tests the operation and working condition of cooling systems. Avoiding small problems now could result in a system failure when you need your air conditioner the most. To prevent this, keep reading below for common air conditioner problems you should watch out for. Continue Reading
At ACI Northwest, we’re always keeping up with the latest news. Recently, there’s been some buzz around the office about a new manufacturing facility that Daikin, a leading heating and air conditioning manufacturer, is investing into in the US. We’re really interested in what this news means for the air conditioning and heating industry, and we want to share our excitement with you. Continue Reading
We look forward to air conditioning maintenance season at ACI Northwest because it’s the time of year we get to help our customers get their air conditioning equipment back into shape. Air conditioning tune-ups at the beginning of the season can help you to save money on cooling costs for the summer and they can make the summer a whole lot easier for you. Continue Reading
What do you know about the air ducts in your home? You probably have some sort of a picture in your head, likely involving a sheet metal path that loops to various areas of your home. Of course, most homes have the air ducts hidden since they don’t exactly add to the décor in a home (though they may be exposed in commercial and industrial usage). Continue Reading
Don’t let a power outage leave you stressed out and with unexpected costs you weren’t prepared for. When the power goes out in your neighborhood, your lights can keep on shining through the entire house with the help of a brand of generators trusted across the nation: Generac.
Get Vital Items Back Up and Running with Portable Generators
Portable generators are useful in a lot of ways. They’re perfect for camping trips, outdoor work, and recreational use outside. But many people also purchase portable generators so that they can have some source of backup power in the event of an emergency. And Generac is one of the best brands to use for this purpose.
- Generac has one of the largest portable generators on the market.
- Depending on sizing, you can power your refrigerator, lights, portable heater, and more.
- They are easy to use and can use gasoline or LP fuel.
- Use it for outdoor use when you’re not backing up your home.
Restore Power to Your Whole Home without Lifting a Finger
Whole-house automatic standby generators have an automatic transfer switch that switches over to gas power shortly after a power outage. So your Generac generator detects an outage within seconds and then restores power in a few more seconds. This means:
- You don’t have to do a thing; Generac does all the work for you so you can stay safe and comfortable!
- You get power back to the entire home—not just parts of it.
- It works if you’re home or if you’re not, so your sump pump, security system, refrigerator, and more can keep going.
- Performs weekly self-tests for better peace of mind.
- There are sizes available for all homes.
- It reverts to electricity as soon as the outage is over.
ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice about Generac generators in the Spokane area.
We’re no strangers to power outages in our area, and when the power is out, you might not have the resources to keep your family members safe and comfortable. Oftentimes, there are babies or elderly residents in the home who really cannot go on without a working heater or air conditioner. This means you might have to vacate the home, and you pay for alternative shelter along with some important supplies. Continue Reading