The Benefits of Upgrading to High-Efficiency AC Equipment

July 27th, 2015

There comes a time when any air conditioning system has to be replaced. Often, homeowners don’t replace their AC systems until they break down completely. But replacing the system ahead of this circumstance can save you a lot of trouble and greatly reduce your energy bills. If your older air conditioner is on its last legs, we highly recommend calling for a replacement before it stops cooling entirely. Here’s why. Continue Reading

AC FAQ: How Big Should My Air Conditioner Be?

July 20th, 2015

Too many installers don’t take the time to truly consider a home’s needs before putting in an air conditioner. Experienced technicians know that the size of an air conditioner can have a major impact on its performance, the efficiency of the system, and its lifespan. So if you’re considering a new air conditioner, make sure that you find a qualified technician to take care of the work. Here’s why this is such an important question, and why it can only be answered after a visit from a technician. Continue Reading

The Pros and Cons of Ductless AC Units

July 13th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners are manufactured just like conventional air conditioning systems but with one major benefit: no ducts! If you don’t have any ducts in your home, it can be difficult to keep cool. Window AC units are often inefficient and rarely do a sufficient job of keeping the whole area cool. That’s why we recommend durable ductless air conditioning systems: so you don’t have to settle for less than you deserve. Take a look at some of the many advantages to these systems (and when another solution may be a better choice). Continue Reading

The Importance of Changing Your AC Filter Regularly

July 6th, 2015

The air conditioning filter is a vital component in your home air conditioning system. Many homeowners think of this piece as a component that mainly serves to filter contaminants out of the air they breathe. But this is not its only purpose; in fact, it’s not even necessarily the primary function of the filter. Continue Reading

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