ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for June, 2016

How Often Should You Change Your AC Air Filter?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer is officially here, and this week we are expecting to see our temperatures increase. As such, you want to make sure that your air conditioner is ready as it can be to handle the work you’re about to put it through. If you haven’t already scheduled your annual maintenance appointment, now is the time to do so!

In the meantime, there is one maintenance task that you can do on your own: changing the air filter. Air filters, which are designed to protect the inside components of your HVAC unit, can become congested with dust, lint, dander, and other debris that not only will make your air conditioner less efficient but also negatively impact your indoor air quality.

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How Do HVAC Professionals Determine the Right Air Conditioner Size?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When it comes to purchasing a new air conditioner for your home, you likely approach it just like you do any other appliance purchase. While staying within your budget, you want the biggest unit available. This might work for other appliances, but it’s not the right way to go about your AC system purchase. In fact, an AC that is not properly sized by a professional can run into numerous problems.

When air conditioning technicians size an AC unit, they look at the correct BTUs needed, or British thermal units. This is a measurement of the cooling capacity of an air conditioner. This is not all, though; there are many other factors that a HVAC professional looks at. If any of these factors are missed and your HVAC technician does not appropriately size your unit, then you’ll likely be paying for a replacement system prematurely.

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Should You Have an Air Purifier Installed This Summer?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When you think about your indoor air quality, what comes to mind? If you are like most homeowners, your thoughts probably go straight to the temperature of your home. Most people don’t give very much thought to the cleanliness of their air, even though this can have a significant impact on their health.

In fact, health experts say that the indoor air quality of our homes can actually be worse than that of the outdoors—particularly during this time of year. It’s important that you not neglect any aspects of your indoor air quality—you should aim to achieve the right temperature, humidity levels, and indoor air quality.

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3 Important Benefits of Spring AC Maintenance

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Spring season is a time for many projects: gardening, “spring cleaning” around the house, and more. But one project that often gets overlooked is checking your air conditioner. It may not be hot yet, but warmer weather is just around the corner. Is your air conditioner ready? Ensuring your AC is ready for summer is not a job you can do on your own.

Air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices that only professionals with appropriate training should handle when it comes to inspections and tune-ups. No matter what the service is, you can count on our technicians to perform a thorough job, particularly when it comes to maintenance. Below, we’ve listed 3 benefits of investing in such a service.

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