ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for November, 2016

4 Reasons You Should Have a Generator Installed

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Winter may not be here officially, but the temperatures certainly have dropped enough to signal that it is well on its way. Over the years, we’ve heard countless news stories about homes and families in the Midwest and on the east coast losing power for days, due to inclement weather taking out power lines.

When these events happen, crews work tirelessly to restore power, however they can only work so fast and sometimes the weather simply does not allow for power to get back up as quickly as we would like it to. This leaves homeowners stranded without heat, refrigeration, or the use of other appliances in their homes—that is, unless they have a backup generator. Keep reading to discover 4 reasons why it’s a great idea for you to have a whole-house generator installed.

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Can Your Thermostat Help You Save Money This Winter?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

One of the best ways to save money on your heating costs is by upgrading to a digital or—even better—a programmable thermostat. Most homeowners don’t take this into consideration, but the thermostat serves as the control panel—the “brain”—of their home’s heating and air conditioning system, and allows you to maintain comfort in your home all day long.

But if you don’t know how to use your thermostat efficiently, then you could actually be doing yourself a disservice—paying high utility bills for no reason. Using your thermostat correctly can result in significant savings on your monthly heating bills this winter. We’ve shared a couple reasons why this is so, below.

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How Can UV Lights Improve Your Health?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

When it comes to your health, you may think about how outdoor air impacts your body. Smog, cigarette smoke, pollen, and dust are all threats to your health. But do you ever think about your indoor air? Maybe you believe that your air filter is fully effective at eliminating all contaminants from your air.

While a high-efficient air filter, when changed or cleaned as often as needed, will be effective at removing some pollutants from your home, there are others that a standard filter simply cannot combat. We’re talking about mold, mildew, and spores.

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Are You Experiencing Heater Trouble?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Temperatures are quickly dropping, necessitating the use of our heating systems. Even if you aren’t using it on a daily basis yet, now is the best time to watch your system for early signs of trouble. It may already be cold, but you still have time to have problems addressed before winter hits.

Of course, only a fully trained and experienced HVAC technician should be trusted to pinpoint the exact cause of your heater problems so they can effectively resolve it. However, it doesn’t hurt to know what to look for so that you can shut your heating system down—to prevent further damage—and give our pros a call.

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