ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for April, 2016

What to Expect During Generator Maintenance

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Your generator is not likely an appliance you give much thought to until you need it. However, it’s absolutely vital that you schedule routine maintenance for this device. After all, by not ensuring that your generator is operating at its intended capacity you may be risking system shutdown when it comes time for you to use it.

Think of routine preventive maintenance like an insurance policy for your generator! While you may think you are capable of performing the following maintenance tasks on your own, it’s best to have a trained professional to care for your system. But what do these professionals actually do during generator maintenance?

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Does It Matter What Size My AC Unit Is?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

There’s no mystery behind why a properly functioning air conditioner is essential. While we are experiencing milder temperatures right now, summer is right around the corner. If you are in the market for a new AC, you have a lot of considerations to make. You are probably tempted to go out and buy the biggest air conditioner that will match your budget. However, this would be a mistake.

If your air conditioning system is too big, it will shut on and off rapidly—a process known as short-cycling—and will not effectively cool your home. Too small of a unit, however, will cause your system to continuously run as it attempts to cool down your entire living space. Purchasing a correctly sized system is essential, but how do you know what the right size is?

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Finding a Quality Commercial HVAC Service Company

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Finding someone you trust to handle your commercial heating and air conditioning account is something that’s not always easy to do. You need a company that will watch out for your best interest—technicians who are able to show up when you really need service. You need people you can count on to come back multiple times a year to provide maintenance and give you an honest assessment of your unit. And not every company is qualified for the job. So what should you look out for while you’re hunting for the right company?

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Watch Out for These Common Air Conditioner Problems

Monday, April 4th, 2016

There is no worse time to experience air conditioner problems than in the summertime. With warmer weather right around the corner, it’s important to remember that the heat of summer truly tests the operation and working condition of cooling systems. Avoiding small problems now could result in a system failure when you need your air conditioner the most. To prevent this, keep reading below for common air conditioner problems you should watch out for.

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