ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for the ‘HVAC’ Category

The Importance of an AC Tune-up in the Spring

Monday, March 16th, 2020

tech-servicing-outdoor-ac-unitYes, we realize that you likely think we have lost our minds to be discussing your air conditioner right now. It has been raining and quite cold so why would anyone be concerned with their cooling systems? The only part of the HVAC system we should be discussing is heating, right? Not quite.

Here’s the deal: it is cold out and spring is making its attempt to push through winter’s chill, which means it is AC maintenance season. In fact, this period of time when it is still chilly out, before the warmth hits us, is actually the best time to get your maintenance done.

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Can Better Indoor Air Quality Help my AC System?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

question-mark-on-blue-backgroundThe short answer to this is, “yes.”

But, please let us elaborate! The type of indoor air quality problem we’re thinking about here is humidity—the excessive moisture that we are well familiar with. In the summer, that humidity makes us feel even less comfortable and the only way to really dissipate indoor humidity is to lower the temperature. So, you’d likely turn on your air conditioner and set the thermostat to the lowest temperature possible.

But, not only is this inefficient, but it also strains your air conditioner and causes it to accumulate wear and tear faster than it should. Additionally, you’re not actually removing the humidity in an effective way. Read on to learn more!

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If You Aren’t Ductless Yet, You Could Be Missing Savings

Monday, June 25th, 2018

hand turning on ductless air handler with remoteThese days, you’d be hard pressed to find a homeowner who doesn’t care about efficiency or affordability when it comes to keeping their home comfortable. And if you are as serious as we are about efficiently cooling (or heating) your home, then we have a recommendation for you—ductless heating and air conditioning in Spokane Valley, WA .

If you’ve read our blog before, then you’ve likely seen us talk about the benefits of ductless heating and cooling. Not only will it keep you effectively comfortable in your home, but there are a number of economical advantages of utilizing such a system. Keep reading to learn exactly how having a ductless system installed can save you money.

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Is It Ever Too Early to Schedule AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

hands filling out planner on an isolated white backgroundTemperatures are pretty cool in our little corner of the world, when compared to other parts of the country—even in the spring and summertime. Still though, given how warm it does and can get, a fully functional air conditioner is absolutely essential for the season change. And now is the best time to arrange for maintenance for this system. Your Spokane, WA HVAC maintenance appointments should be scheduled twice a year: once for your cooling system and once for your heater.

Now, there are a couple maintenance jobs you can do on your own. For instance, you should change your air filter every 1-3 months depending on the level of contaminants in your home and depending on what type of air filter it is. But full, professional maintenance requires the services of a trained HVAC technician.

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