ACI Northwest Blog: Archive for July, 2016

Are You Using Your Ductless System Efficiently?

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

When summer hits, you could very well find yourself dealing with high utility bills and you run your air conditioning system more and more often in order to stay comfortable within your home. In order to use your cooling system as efficiently as possible, we recommend investing in a ductless mini-split system.

This has the potential to drastically reduce your bills and make your home as energy efficient as possible. However, this is only true if you utilize your ductless cooling system in the right way. We’ve provided a couple tips below on how you can do just that.

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Does My Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Need to Be Refilled?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

One of the most common questions we get about refrigerant is whether or not it needs to be refilled in the beginning of summer to help the system run more efficiently. While a refrigerant leak would necessitate the refill—or recharge, rather—of refrigerant, this is not something that should occur often. It certainly shouldn’t be happening every summer. Keep reading below to learn more about your air conditioner’s refrigerant and why you shouldn’t need a refill.

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3 Indications that Your AC System Needs Repair

Monday, July 11th, 2016

One of the most vital things you can do for your air conditioning system is call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem. However, many homeowners aren’t sure of how to recognize and identify such an issue. How do you know if it really needs repair right away, or if can wait?

How do you determine if your air conditioner is truly in danger? We’ve shared 3 indications below that signal your AC unit needs to be checked out by a professional HVAC technician.

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How Do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Are you concerned about the amount of biological contaminants present in your indoor air? If so, the best way to fight them off is with ultraviolet (UV) lighting. Referred to as either UV air purifiers or UV germicidal lights, UV lights act as air purifiers, and eliminate harmful particles such as mold, mildew, and other microorganisms from your HVAC system.

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