ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for the ‘Electrical’ Category

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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The Importance of Having the Right Outlets

Monday, February 1st, 2021

outlet-on-wall-with-cord-plugged-inWhen you think about your electrical systems, your mind probably hops to wires and connections and other things. You may only consider your electrical outlets when considering whether or not they are usable. But did you know that your electrical outlets can be a big factor in how safe and efficient your home is? It might sound odd, but it’s true!

Electricians in Deer Park, WA know the importance of having the right outlets in the right areas of your home. It’s about a lot more than just what looks good on your wall. Learn more below and reach out to our team for help when getting your outlets in order.

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What Are the Signs You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Maybe you are playing the host for a small Thanksgiving gathering this year. While fewer people means a little less to prepare, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want everything to go well. So ensuring that the lights stay on and your oven works properly is going to be a big factor in keeping the holiday spirits up. But what if you aren’t sure that your electrical appliances will be up to the task?

If you have been having a multitude of electrical troubles in your home recently, it may not be your appliances’ fault. The truth is, you might need to reach out to an electrician in Sandpoint, ID for an electrical panel upgrade. Not sure if your panel needs to be traded out? Not to worry, we can offer you the warning signs to know and the services to resolve the issue so you can enjoy the peace of mind you need this season.

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GFCI vs. AFCI Outlets: What Do You Need?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

outlet-on-wall-with-cord-plugged-inHow do the outlets in your home look? Do they appear clean and operate well, providing the power you need? Or do you have more than one outlet with burn marks and that don’t like to respond regularly?

Having the right outlets in the right areas of your home is an important requirement. If you didn’t know that there was more than one type of outlet or aren’t sure which one goes where, our electricians in Coeur d’Alene can help. We can check on the electrical outlets and other systems in your home and will make sure that any faulty outlets are replaced with the right ones.

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5 Electrical Services for Your Safety

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

electricians-hands-fixing-electrical-panelWhen it comes to the electrical systems in your home, you want to make sure that everything is working properly all year long. Keeping your systems working well is going to be something that you need professional help with. That is where our team comes in. The trained and certified technicians at ACI Northwest are available to provide a variety of electrical services that will keep your home running and keep you safe too.

A big part of what we do for your home’s electrical systems involve helping to keep residents in Spokane safe. From keeping your smoke detector working to upgrading your electrical panel, our electricians in Spokane, WA will keep your home running and maintain your safety even during a power outage or a power surge. All you have to do is call us!

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Help Your Business With Improved Energy Management

Monday, April 27th, 2020

business-owner-with-well-lit-spaceLet’s paint a picture.

You are a commercial business owner and you have worked hard to optimize your commercial space for the sake of your clientele. Whether that is selling home products or clothing, serving food, or offering consulting services, your commercial space took a lot of work to make it fit your needs and make the space as enjoyable as possible for your customers. You are sure that everything is great until you start noticing things seem a little off. Maybe it is people squinting while they are in your commercial space, colors that seem a little off, or parts of your business that aren’t as well lit as others. Yes, you worked hard to make your commercial space one that is ideal, but bad lighting can take all that effort and chuck it out the window.

Whether you are opening a new commercial space or have realized that your longstanding business needs a lighting upgrade, it pays to invest in your lighting system because it makes a bigger impact than you might think.

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Why You Might Want a Whole House Generator

Monday, April 13th, 2020

A home generator that provides electricity during a power outage. It is connected to a propane gas supply.The clouds seem to be parting a bit more often and allowing the sun to peek through every once in a while. It certainly isn’t time to go sunbathing but you can tell that spring is trying to break through the leftover winter weather. However, this doesn’t mean that we are completely in the clear. April is supposed to be one of our wettest seasons of the year which can create a risk for things like flooding. Likewise, a bad storm could present problems like down power lines.

What we are getting at here is that weather can be unpredictable and disruptive when you least expect it. And, especially with how much extra time most of us are spending at home, it is important to make sure that you will be able to stay comfortable even if something happens, like the power getting cut off. One way to ensure you stay safe and comfortable while at home is to invest in a  whole house generator.

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What Goes Into Electrical Maintenance?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

electrical-components-and-toolsThe systems around your home require maintenance if you want them to run well. Whether this means clearing the dust out of your home desktop computer tower, cleaning out the fridge, or getting AC maintenance services, maintenance is an important part of keeping things working the way you want, and your electrical system is no exception.

Having maintenance done on your electrical system is important not just for the sake of your monthly utility bills but also for the well-being of your appliances. If a part of your system isn’t working right it can damage an essential appliance. Let’s take a moment to look at what goes maintaining all things electrical in Coeur d’Alene, ID and why you should schedule your next check-up sooner than later.

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Why You Should Consider a Surge Protector

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

outlet-on-wall-with-cord-plugged-inWas that thunder you just heard? You know that thunder and lightning go hand-in-hand so you are a little worried about your electrical appliances. Or maybe the wind has been particularly strong today and you are sweating over how strong that wooden pole is that is holding up the powerlines. Worrying about the factors that could cause a power surge that shuts down your home functions is something we all have done.

If you have a surge protector, however, you don’t have to worry.

Surge protectors are great additions to your home that offer some great protections from strong power surges that could otherwise cause damage to appliances around your home or even cause your home to lose power entirely. If you are considering surge protectors for your home and wondering if they are the right fit for you, we can help you make that decision with the information you need and the electricians in Spokane Valley, WA who can get the job done.

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Check Your Electrical System Before Plugging in Holiday Lights!

Monday, December 9th, 2019

holiday-lights-cozy-settingIt’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Goodwill is in the chilly air, gifts are being purchased, and evenings are being spent in comfort by the fire (or simply enjoying the modern marvel of central heating). If you are like us, chances are you are already in the process of decorating your home for the holidays. Multiple strings of lights and decorations will bedeck your home inside and out.

Before you dive in too deep on plugging in all those light, we want to give you a quick warning that you may want to check your electrical panel. The reason why we are offering this word of caution is that the wrong string of lights could overload your electrical panel and cause a decent amount of trouble.

If you aren’t in the mood to deal with electrical trouble this holiday season, our advice to be to find out what you need to be cautious of and what you can do to keep this month free of unwanted sparks.

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