ACI Northwest Blog: Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

Should You Invest in a Ceiling Fan?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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A ceiling fan can be a great investment for your home comfort. While this system doesn’t cool the air the way an air conditioner does, a ceiling fan can help you feel cooler, ease the strain on your AC, and save you energy too.

If you’ve been considering adding a ceiling fan to your house but you weren’t sure if it was truly worthwhile, we’d like to help. Read on to discover more about the benefits of installing this helpful appliance in your home.

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Rewiring Is a Job For The Pros

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Poor wiring work isn’t always immediately obvious. However, over time it will rapidly become apparent. The thing is, poorly done wiring is completely avoidable. All that is needed is to book an appointment with an electrician in Coeur d’Alene, ID to take care of wiring and rewiring in your home.

So if it is that simple, why do some many people make these DIY attempts? The truth is a lot of people think that they are saving money in the long run when in actuality they are likely making things worse and creating more expensive problems down the line.

Let us explain how and why working with an electrician is worth every penny you spend.

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Possible Causes of Frequent Circuit Trips

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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Getting an electrician in Spokane, WA to check out your home is the most effective way to figure out what is wrong with your electrical systems. And having circuits that trip more often than not is a great reason to need help with your electrical system.

Circuit trips happen to just about everyone. At some point or another, one too many heavy energy users get plugged into the same circuit and, well, there goes the power flow! It can throw off your day but it is for your safety. With this said, having a circuit trip whenever you plug anything in should absolutely be something that worries you. It means something is wrong with your system and you need help from a pro!

Let’s explore what might be causing those circuit trips so you know why this isn’t an issue to ignore.

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Your Electrical System May Be Messing With Your Comfort

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Your heater turns on but then shuts off immediately. Maybe your heater doesn’t like to turn on at different points during the week. Or perhaps your heater creates a never-ending clicking or buzzing noise while it is in operation. These all sound like frustrating problems and they are ones that homeowners throughout the area find themselves faced with. The interesting part is that this doesn’t necessarily mean you need heating repairs.

The fact of the matter is that you may need help from an electrician in Liberty Lake, WA. Occurrences like the ones we listed above can all be indicators of electrical trouble in your home. Trust us when we say the sooner that you address this, the better off you will be!

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Would You Benefit From a Whole-House Generator?

Monday, December 6th, 2021
A home generator that provides electricity during a power outage. It is connected to a propane gas supply.

The power goes out and suddenly you have to rethink your entire day. You may or may not be able to make hot meals and you may or may not be able to work from home. Not to mention you may or may not be able to find a way to get enough light to keep things running.

Power outages are a pain, but with a whole-house generator, they won’t be half as hard as they used to be. This is because this system can automatically keep your home running at almost normal capacity for longer than you might expect. If you haven’t had a generator installed in your home yet, or if you’ve been doing battle with a portable generator, it may be time to take the next step.

Let’s see why it may be time to have an electrician in Spokane, WA set you up with a whole-home generator.

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Do You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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We are headed into a season when you need to use your electrical system quite a bit. From using your house lights more often, to running your heater for multiple hours, to powering any holiday lights you hang, your electrical system has plenty of work ahead of it. This makes it important to have an electrical panel that can handle the load.

When it comes to making sure that your electrical system is up to the task, it pays to work with an electrician in Coeur d’Alene, ID to check that your panel is in good shape. There is a chance that you need an upgrade, especially if you have been having trouble with your electrical needs. Let’s look at some of the signs that your electrical panel needs to be upgraded so you won’t have to worry about keeping your lights on in the coming months.

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Looking Into an Attic Fan? Here’s Why You Should

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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When you make any additions to your home, it is because you want to improve your quality of life! This applies to the type of couch you put in the living room, the AC unit you have installed, even the lighting fixtures you place around the house. Choosing a fan for your home can and should fit that same them—-making life better! We are happy to say that an attic fan can indeed help improve things.

Installing an attic fan in your home is no small task. This is an electrical service in Spokane Valley, WA our team is proud to provide. But first, let’s dive into the difference that an attic fan can make for your home.

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Why Your Lights Are Flickering

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Have you noticed that some of the lights in your home are flickering when they are on? Or maybe they seem to get bright but then tend to get dimmer over time. As you can probably guess, this isn’t normal. And no, it isn’t the effect of the crazy heat simply wearing down your electrical system. (If you are having trouble with frequent circuit trips from using your AC though, we’d suggest giving us a call for some help about that too.)

Make no mistake though, flickering lights are a sign of trouble within your electrical system—it just isn’t due to the summer heat. It may be due to wires in your home that are improperly done and are arcing and melting through. Or it could be due to a different issue within your system. We’ll detail some of the causes of flickering lights so you know why it is vital for you to reach out to a professional electrician in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

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Gain Independence From Outages With an Upgrade

Monday, July 5th, 2021

The electrical system in your home has never been more vital. More appliances in your house than ever are dependent on electricity after all. It should come as no surprise then that our homes need to be able to handle that increased use of electricity.

An electrician in Hayden, ID can help you with this. A trained professional has the ability to assess your electrical system and provide upgrades that will leave your home running better than before. If you aren’t sure where to start when improving the different parts of your electrical system, we can help.

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Come to Us to Light Up Your Outdoor Areas This Summer

Monday, June 7th, 2021
Light things up with properly installed outdoor lights this summer.

Temperatures are on the rise which means that a lot of us would love to spend some extra time outdoors. Whether you are simply looking to extend that game of frisbee with your kids or you are planning to host an epic barbecue for your neighbors, you don’t want the fun to end just because the sun sets. This is where properly installed outdoor lighting is going to be your friend.

Outdoor lighting can allow you to spend extra time outside even once it gets dark. If you want to get the most from your outdoor lighting, however, you are going to want to have it installed and maintained by an electrician in Liberty Lake, WA.

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