ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Do I Need to Replace My Heat Pump?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

No matter how well you take care of your cooling system, at some time it will need to be replaced. So if you are planning on using an aging heat pump to cool your home this summer, it may be time to consider a new system before it breaks down from being overworked.

But do you know the signs of a heat pump that is nearing the end of its life? You may want to brush up on some heat pump facts so that you aren’t stuck in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year without a cooling system. Below are some of the signs that you should replace your heat pump.

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How Can the AirScrubber Plus® Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Homes today are built with tight construction, as to not let any air escape from your living space. This is extremely beneficial for your HVAC system, which is able to work at the highest efficiency possible. However, this is not so great for your indoor air quality.

In fact, your indoor air quality can actually be worse that the outdoor air quality, particularly during this time of year. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even ranks indoor air pollution among the top five environmental dangers! So, how can we resolve this?

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Understanding Threats to Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 16th, 2016

One of the biggest threats to your home’s indoor air quality is a poorly maintained HVAC system, or damaged ductwork. Investing in routine maintenance—at least once a year—can help fend off these problems. However, it’s important to be aware of where these threats come from and what other dangers exist.

Poor indoor air quality is more than just inconvenient and uncomfortably. It is unhealthy, capable of affecting even the healthiest people in your household. Keep reading to learn more about common sources of indoor air quality problems.

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How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

One of the least understood concepts about air conditioning is how these systems actually work. With so many different types of AC systems on the market, it’s easy to get lost in all the information, and even easier to ignore how complex these systems actually are. Once you have an idea of how a ductless air conditioning system works, you’ll understand why routine maintenance and repair are both so important.

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These 6 Steps Will Get Your AC Ready for Summer

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

As summer slowly creeps closer, you’ve likely already begun thinking about using your air conditioning system. Before you switch it on for the first time this season, however, you’ll want to make sure your cooling system is ready to get a workout. The last thing you want to be faced with in the dead of summer is a damaged—or worse, completely shut-down—air conditioner. So what can you do today to make sure your AC is ready for summer? Take note of the 6 steps we’ve shared below.

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