ACI Northwest Blog: Archive for January, 2016

My Heater Won’t Work: What Can I Do?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

At ACI Northwest, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. But we know that, even if you have the best technicians working with you, you don’t want to call them over to fix your heater if it turns out you could have repaired it on your own.

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5 Factors that Go into Sizing a New Furnace

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Finding a furnace that is just right for your home is more difficult than it seems. You might think that most furnaces operate about the same, but one that is just a tad too small or too large can run into some difficulties. These difficulties might not be noticeable at first, but your heating costs can become increasingly high due to the excessive run times of an over- or undersized furnace, and the system is likely to fail before its usual lifespan.

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Here’s How Your Furnace Really Works

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Many people don’t realize that furnaces have undergone quite a few changes over the last few decades. Because some people hold on to their furnaces for much longer than is recommended, they often believe that you must light the pilot light before making use of a furnace for the winter. While this may be true of furnaces and wall units that are decades old, modern-day furnaces do not have this kind of pilot light, which means they are much more efficient.

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Get to Know Your Air Ducts: A Vital Component of Your HVAC System

Monday, January 4th, 2016

When you think about the performance of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, you are likely to focus on the actual heating or air conditioning unit. The large outdoor unit in your backyard is tough to miss, and you might occasionally get a glimpse of the indoor portion of the system along with your furnace.

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