ACI Northwest Blog

Its Heating Maintenance Season Again

September 14th, 2020

gas-jets-of-furnace-ignitingWe know that with the high heat we’ve been experiencing, keeping your home warm hasn’t been at the top of your list of concerns. However, we do want to bring it to your attention because heating your home or business is likely to become a priority quickly in the next few months. It is better to get ahead of the game and start thinking about preparing your heater for the cold weather to come when you don’t need to use the system.

Whether you need residential or commercial heating service, you will want to reach out to our team for assistance. We can provide maintenance that will benefit both a residential and commercial heating system so you can be ready for whatever winter might bring.

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GFCI vs. AFCI Outlets: What Do You Need?

August 31st, 2020

outlet-on-wall-with-cord-plugged-inHow do the outlets in your home look? Do they appear clean and operate well, providing the power you need? Or do you have more than one outlet with burn marks and that don’t like to respond regularly?

Having the right outlets in the right areas of your home is an important requirement. If you didn’t know that there was more than one type of outlet or aren’t sure which one goes where, our electricians in Coeur d’Alene can help. We can check on the electrical outlets and other systems in your home and will make sure that any faulty outlets are replaced with the right ones.

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5 Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear From Your AC Unit

August 17th, 2020

outside-air-conditioning-unit-with-tools-on-topWhen you turn on your air conditioner, you should be able to enjoy the cooling comfort you need and be able to hear yourself think at the same time. If that isn’t the case and your AC system instead sounds like it is going to fall apart, don’t ignore it. Reach out to the pros at ACI Northwest for prompt repair services.

First things first, however: you are going to need to know what the sounds are that you don’t want to hear. That way you know when to contact us to get repairs so you can help your system make the sounds you do want to hear.

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5 Electrical Services for Your Safety

August 3rd, 2020

electricians-hands-fixing-electrical-panelWhen it comes to the electrical systems in your home, you want to make sure that everything is working properly all year long. Keeping your systems working well is going to be something that you need professional help with. That is where our team comes in. The trained and certified technicians at ACI Northwest are available to provide a variety of electrical services that will keep your home running and keep you safe too.

A big part of what we do for your home’s electrical systems involve helping to keep residents in Spokane safe. From keeping your smoke detector working to upgrading your electrical panel, our electricians in Spokane, WA will keep your home running and maintain your safety even during a power outage or a power surge. All you have to do is call us!

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What’s Wrong With Your Water Heater?

July 20th, 2020

question-mark-on-blue-backgroundIt started out as water that just wasn’t as warm as usual, but perhaps you wrote it off as someone taking too long of a shower earlier in the day. However, the issue persisted and then started to get worse. Our hope is that you are contacting us before you completely lose any chance of having hot water in your home because this is a sign that your water heater is in trouble.

If you need to get your water heater back into fighting form, you need to reach out to ACI Northwest to get professional water heater repairs in Coeur d’Alene, ID before you end up requiring a replacement.

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Fight the Heat and Humidity Together

July 6th, 2020

dehumidifierStaying comfortable in the summertime is about more than keeping the temperature in the house regulated. It is also about ensuring that the humidity levels are where they need to be. If you didn’t know already, humidity is the level of moisture in the air and it can really have an impact on your comfort. Even if your air conditioning system is going full throttle, high humidity in your house can make it almost impossible to get comfortable even when the temperature finally gets to where it needs to be.

Thankfully, we have a solution for you in the form of a whole-house dehumidifier. These systems, if installed correctly by one of the professional technicians at ACI Northwest, can keep the humidity in your home at a more manageable level, helping you enjoy a better indoor environment this summer.

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When It Is Time for a New Air Conditioner

June 22nd, 2020

determining-if-electric-heat-pump-is-right-for-youThe last thing that anyone wants as the days get longer and hotter is to discover that their air conditioner is getting weaker and less reliable. However, this is a situation that many residents across the greater Coeur D’Alene and Spokane area encounter at least once in their lives.

Realizing that your AC is starting to break down without a chance of recovery isn’t a good feeling, but thankfully this situation isn’t without hope. Catching the warning signs of an AC that needs to retire gives you a chance to schedule an air conditioning replacement in Spokane before you are left without a cooling system for days or weeks on end.

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Would a Ductless AC Be Good For You?

June 8th, 2020

woman-with-ductless-air-handlerSummer is just around the corner, and, with how high the temperatures can get here in Coeur d’Alene, you don’t want to be caught without an effective air conditioning system. If you don’t already have a good AC system, it might be time to consider having a whole-home system installed. If you have concerns about a central air conditioner, you might want to learn a bit more about ductless air conditioning systems in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

These types of cooling systems are a great option for homes throughout our city. They have a good amount of benefits that come with them that we think you should know about.

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Have You Checked Your Filter Yet?

May 25th, 2020

changing-air-filter-ac-ready-summerThere are a lot of different parts to your air conditioning system that work together to help it do its job. From your evaporator coil to the fans that blow your cool air through the house, each part of your AC has to work together and work well to help you achieve the comfort you are looking for. But there is one part of your system that doesn’t move at all and yet it plays just as important a role in keeping that cool air flowing.

We are talking about your air filter. The air filter in your air conditioner plays an important role not only is keeping the air flowing through your system, but also in allowing your system to do its job. All too often this part of the AC gets ignored but we want to explain why you want to add checking your filter to your regular list of “to-dos.”

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5 Potential AC Repairs You Might Need

May 11th, 2020

It may not be the season for cooling your home just yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking ahead to make sure your system is ready for summer. Let’s say you already had your maintenance tune-up for the year done and your technician alerted to a potential issue that will need to be fixed up soon. We want to emphasize that it is highly important that you get this done! It may not seem like a problem but it puts you at risk of a breakdown when the heat really turns up in a  few months.

If you haven’t yet gotten your annual maintenance check done, then we suggest you set it up soon to catch any possible repairs you might have. Even if your system was working perfectly when you shut it off for the winter, it doesn’t mean that it might not have a problem that needs to be fixed.

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