May 23rd, 2016
Homes today are built with tight construction, as to not let any air escape from your living space. This is extremely beneficial for your HVAC system, which is able to work at the highest efficiency possible. However, this is not so great for your indoor air quality.
In fact, your indoor air quality can actually be worse that the outdoor air quality, particularly during this time of year. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers! So, how can we resolve this? Continue Reading
May 16th, 2016
One of the biggest threats to your home’s indoor air quality is a poorly maintained HVAC system, or damaged ductwork. Investing in routine maintenance—at least once a year—can help fend off these problems. However, it’s important to be aware of where these threats come from and what other dangers exist.
Poor indoor air quality is more than just inconvenient and uncomfortably. It is unhealthy, capable of affecting even the healthiest people in your household. Keep reading to learn more about common sources of indoor air quality problems. Continue Reading
May 9th, 2016
One of the least understood concepts about air conditioning is how these systems actually work. With so many different types of AC systems on the market, it’s easy to get lost in all the information, and even easier to ignore how complex these systems actually are. Once you have an idea of how a ductless air conditioning system works, you’ll understand why routine maintenance and repair are both so important. Continue Reading
May 2nd, 2016
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
April 25th, 2016
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
April 18th, 2016
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
April 11th, 2016
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
April 4th, 2016
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
March 28th, 2016
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
March 21st, 2016
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