ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for October, 2015

Programming Your Home Thermostat for Heating Efficiency

Monday, October 26th, 2015

A programmable thermostat can help you to save a lot of money over the heating season—but only if you’re using it right. Don’t know how to program your thermostat for maximum efficiency? Check out our guide, and try to locate your thermostat manual for information about how to use the controls. You may even be able to find a copy of the manual online, or you can call a friendly heating and air conditioning technician for more information.

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Still Haven’t Scheduled a Heating System Tune Up?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

There’s still time! We usually recommend that our customers schedule heating maintenance in the fall in order to get the most benefits throughout the coldest months. So how does a maintenance visit help you? And why should you schedule one today?

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Keep Your Generator Maintained with Professional Services

Monday, October 12th, 2015

If they are working properly, whole-home generators only power on when there is no electrical service in your home, which means it can be difficult to tell if there is an issue with the unit. Many generators do have a self-test feature, which could alert you if there are any problems with the unit. However, we still recommend that homeowners schedule regular professional maintenance for their generators in order to prevent problems from occurring when you really need the system to work. Here’s what you can do on your own to keep your standby generator maintained, and how to tell you should call in a professional.

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Heat Pump Guide: Know Your Options for Heating Installation

Monday, October 5th, 2015

If you are searching for the perfect HVAC installation to keep you comfortable all year long, the search ends here. A heat pump is the system to choose when you are looking for power, efficiency, and convenience. This is a single system that has the ability to heat and cool a home using refrigeration. A heat pump is an ideal installation for someone replacing a heater and air conditioner, or for new construction. Read on to learn more about the efficiency and performance of these popular home HVAC units.

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