ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for the ‘Generators’ Category

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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How to Survive a Summer Power Outage

Monday, August 6th, 2018

summer sunWe can’t start this blog post off without first mentioning that the best way to survive a summer power outage—or at least, feel comfortable during one—is by preparing for it. Okay, so you never know when a widespread blackout will occur, or if one even will occur this summer—after all, aren’t they more common in the wintertime? That may be the case, but we are certainly not immune to summer blackouts!

And when they do occur, all of the sudden you’re stuck without an air conditioning system, without refrigeration, and typically without a way to keep cool. At least, you’re without all this without a whole house generators in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

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Is It Time for You to Consider Generator Installation?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Big Backup Natural Gas Generator for House Building OutdoorWhile the worst of our weather doesn’t seem like much compared to other parts of the country—particularly on the east coast—this time of year, that doesn’t mean we’re immune to problems. And some might not even be weather related, such as a power outage.

This may not be a huge concern for you given that the majority of blackouts we’ve been through last hours, not days. However, keeping your heating system and other important pieces of equipment on in the case that we do have a major power outage should be a priority for you. As such, we encourage to you to consider the installation of a whole home generator.

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Should You Schedule Generator Maintenance?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Summer doesn’t seem to be on its way out any time soon, however that doesn’t mean that now isn’t a great time to think ahead towards the end of the year: a period where you might need to rely on your whole-house generator should an extended power outage occur. The beginning of fall—which is just a couple weeks away—is a great time to arrange for your annual generator maintenance.

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What to Expect During Generator Maintenance

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Your generator is not likely an appliance you give much thought to until you need it. However, it’s absolutely vital that you schedule routine maintenance for this device. After all, by not ensuring that your generator is operating at its intended capacity you may be risking system shutdown when it comes time for you to use it.

Think of routine preventive maintenance like an insurance policy for your generator! While you may think you are capable of performing the following maintenance tasks on your own, it’s best to have a trained professional to care for your system. But what do these professionals actually do during generator maintenance?

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Get the Power Back Fast with a Generac Generator

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Don’t let a power outage leave you stressed out and with unexpected costs you weren’t prepared for. When the power goes out in your neighborhood, your lights can keep on shining through the entire house with the help of a brand of generators trusted across the nation: Generac.

Get Vital Items Back Up and Running with Portable Generators

Portable generators are useful in a lot of ways. They’re perfect for camping trips, outdoor work, and recreational use outside. But many people also purchase portable generators so that they can have some source of backup power in the event of an emergency. And Generac is one of the best brands to use for this purpose.

  • Generac has one of the largest portable generators on the market.
  • Depending on sizing, you can power your refrigerator, lights, portable heater, and more.
  • They are easy to use and can use gasoline or LP fuel.
  • Use it for outdoor use when you’re not backing up your home.

Restore Power to Your Whole Home without Lifting a Finger

Whole-house automatic standby generators have an automatic transfer switch that switches over to gas power shortly after a power outage. So your Generac generator detects an outage within seconds and then restores power in a few more seconds. This means:

  • You don’t have to do a thing; Generac does all the work for you so you can stay safe and comfortable!
  • You get power back to the entire home—not just parts of it.
  • It works if you’re home or if you’re not, so your sump pump, security system, refrigerator, and more can keep going.
  • Performs weekly self-tests for better peace of mind.
  • There are sizes available for all homes.
  • It reverts to electricity as soon as the outage is over.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice about Generac generators in the Coeur d’Alene area.

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What Will You Do When the Power’s Out? Keep Your Family Safe with a Generac Generator

Monday, February 29th, 2016

We’re no strangers to power outages in our area, and when the power is out, you might not have the resources to keep your family members safe and comfortable. Oftentimes, there are babies or elderly residents in the home who really cannot go on without a working heater or air conditioner. This means you might have to vacate the home, and you pay for alternative shelter along with some important supplies.

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Why 7 Out of 10 Homeowners Prefer Generac Generators for Backup Power

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Dealing with a power outage is a major hassle when you have no form of backup power in your home. You may have no idea of when the power will be restored to your home, and candles and flashlights are not enough to help you go on with your daily routine. Some homeowners have to find alternative shelter in order to have AC or heating, and all of the extra money spent on recovering from an outage can really add up. The best solution we can think of is a home generator, and Generac is the most trusted brand in the country.

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Keep Your Generator Maintained with Professional Services

Monday, October 12th, 2015

If they are working properly, whole-home generators only power on when there is no electrical service in your home, which means it can be difficult to tell if there is an issue with the unit. Many generators do have a self-test feature, which could alert you if there are any problems with the unit. However, we still recommend that homeowners schedule regular professional maintenance for their generators in order to prevent problems from occurring when you really need the system to work. Here’s what you can do on your own to keep your standby generator maintained, and how to tell you should call in a professional.

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How Much Could You Lose During a Power Outage?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

When the power goes out in your neighborhood, you usually cannot tell how long you will have to go without it. A crew may be able to get it up and running in a matter of a few hours. But it’s not unusual for neighborhoods to be without any electricity whatsoever for an entire day and night, or even for longer.

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