The Benefits of a Heat Pump

June 29th, 2015

Looking for a new air conditioning system to get you through the hot summer? We strongly recommend heat pumps to any customer who wants a high-performance, high-efficiency system that will last for many years to come. And as an added bonus, these systems are efficient heaters as well! In this guide, we detail the benefits for you, as well as how the system works. Continue Reading

4 Things You Should Know about Air Conditioning Installation

June 22nd, 2015

Does the thought of replacing your air conditioner or installing a brand new one cause you stress? Do you feel unprepared for the process? Here at ACI Northwest, we believe that knowing more about the process will help you get through the installation with as little stress as possible. Check out our list of 4 things we think homeowners should know before diving into the installation. Continue Reading

Car d’Lane 2015

June 19th, 2015

This summer weekend is the beginning of Car d’Lane 2015 and Coeur d’Alene will be taken over by the sights and sounds of your favorite classic cars. It’s our 25th year celebrating the best in American cars and trucks.  If you have never been to Car d’Lane, you’re in for a treat. We will have the opportunity of seeing classic 1975 or pre-1975 cars and trucks cruise through and around the Downtown area starting at Lakeside and 7th.  Take a look at the map and It may not be too late to register for this weekend of cruising by the lake. Same day registration will be going on today June 19th until the beginning of the Cruise at 6 pm.  Just come on out to Peterson Family Foods over at 1211 Sherman Avenue  in the parking lot. The whole weekend is packed with fun. Take in the cruise and then head over to the Coeur d’Alene Resort and floating boardwalk. Enjoy the Lake life during Car d’Lane weekend.

Have You Considered Installing an Attic Fan?

June 15th, 2015

While fans alone cannot cool a home, they do serve a couple of important purposes. Ceiling fans move air around, which allows you to feel a lot cooler and run your air conditioner for less. This keeps your bills low and prevents wear and tear on the parts of your AC. One other type of fan that you may not be as familiar with is an attic fan, which may be just as important in keeping you cool. Find out how in this short guide. Continue Reading

Are You Wasting Money on Air Conditioning?

June 8th, 2015

Energy bills can skyrocket in the summer months, but if your bills are already high early on in the cooling season, it could be due to the way you run your system. Many homeowners have some misconceptions about air conditioning systems, which cause them to unintentionally operate the air conditioner inefficiently. Take a look at some of the reasons your bills may be unusually high. Continue Reading

What to Check before Calling for AC Repair

June 1st, 2015

While we’d like to think that most HVAC technicians are friendly and professional, we know that calling for air conditioning repair can be a hassle. First, you have to locate a good technician, and then you must find the time to set aside for the repair. While most repairs are far too difficult to complete without the help of a trained technician, there are a few things you should check before calling for repairs to save yourself a little trouble. Continue Reading

Could Your Air Conditioner Be the Wrong Size for Your Home?

May 25th, 2015

If you need a new air conditioning system, the size of the unit is more important than you may think. Sizing an air conditioner does not really refer to the amount of space it takes up. When we talk about sizing an air conditioner for new installation, we are referring to its cooling capacity.  The cooling capacity of your new AC system must be just right for your home or else it can require repairs early on and possibly fail prematurely. Professionals take special considerations when sizing an AC; take a look at why. Continue Reading

Choose Specialists for Commercial Air Conditioning Services

May 18th, 2015

When is the last time a professional came to your commercial property to service your air conditioner? If it has been a year since your last air commercial HVAC service, now is the time to call a professional for air conditioning maintenance. And if you or the people in your building notice a problem, be sure to call commercial specialists only for any repairs or replacement right away. Commercial air conditioning services should not be left to amateurs or to a company that services only residential units. Here’s a look at why. Continue Reading

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

May 11th, 2015

You’ve probably heard of tankless water heaters, which heat up water a little differently than traditional storage tanks. While tank water heaters must keep hot water around at all times, tankless water heaters only heat up the water when you need it. This is beneficial for your wallet and for the system itself, but is a tankless system right for you? Let’s take a look at both storage tank water heaters and tankless water heaters to find out. Continue Reading

3 Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioner

May 4th, 2015

Is your home one of many without a working duct system built in? Have you recently added on a room to your home that needs air conditioning, or are you using an unconditioned space like a garage or shed as a workshop? If so, a ductless air conditioner may be just right for your home. Ductless air conditioning systems contain all of the same components of a conventional air conditioning system, including an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor air handler. The difference is that indoor air handlers are fixed on the walls and blow air directly into that room. Here are just a few of the benefits of this system. Continue Reading