ACI Northwest Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

For Optimal Efficiency, Schedule AC Repairs ASAP

Monday, May 27th, 2019

technician-working-on-ac-outdoor-unitHave you scheduled professional maintenance for your air conditioner yet this season? If not, it’s not too late! In fact, it is more important that you have maintenance done on a regular basis than it does the time of year you have it done—though we typically recommend springtime since it’s right before you’ll need your cooling system the most.

Why is maintenance so important? Well, it’s during this service that our technicians thoroughly inspect your air conditioner. We’ll clean the system inside and out, while checking for any components that need adjusting and checking for any repair needs. The latter is what we want to discuss today.

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Maintenance and Repairs: Getting Your AC Prepped for Summer

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Front elevation of a large contemporary home.In our previous post, we talked about how now is the perfect time of year to get air conditioning maintenance in Coeur d’Alene, ID on your schedule. We’re talking about it again because, it’s just that important. Once temperatures begin to trend upwards, you’ll want to know you can run your AC system for hours a time without a problem.

The last thing you want is your cooling system to break down on you when you need it the most, and the best way to make sure your cooling system is ready for anything summer can bring is to get that maintenance session on your schedule, and follow up with any repairs deemed necessary.

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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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Schedule Your Spring AC Tune-Up Now

Monday, March 6th, 2017

ac-tune-up-schedule-nowThough it may not feel like it quite yet, springtime is just a couple short weeks away. Before you know it, temperatures will begin to warm and you’ll once again be turning on your air conditioner to keep your living space comfortable. This makes right now the perfect time to start thinking about investing in a Couer d’Alene, ID AC tune-up.

There are a number of ways to ensure that your air conditioning system works efficiently all summer long, year after year. It starts with investing in an AC unit that is properly sized for your home, and has a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, which is a measurements of the system’s cooling output against the amount of energy it consumes.

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How Can Soaring Temperatures Make Your Air Conditioner Fail?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The cooling season here in Coeur d’Alene, ID may almost be over, but we still have a few weeks of intense heat to contend with yet. Hopefully, your air conditioner has served you well the last couple of months. One thing is for certain—it’s hard to get through summer without a fully functioning AC system!

Air conditioners are designed to stand up to high temperatures and many years of use, including periods of soaring heat. However, the end of summer is typically when these systems are most likely to suffer breakdowns. This is particularly true if you have an aging system and/or you haven’t had your air conditioner professionally maintained in the last year.

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3 Important Benefits of Spring AC Maintenance

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Spring season is a time for many projects: gardening, “spring cleaning” around the house, and more. But one project that often gets overlooked is checking your air conditioner. It may not be hot yet, but warmer weather is just around the corner. Is your air conditioner ready? Ensuring your AC is ready for summer is not a job you can do on your own.

Air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices that only professionals with appropriate training should handle when it comes to inspections and tune-ups. No matter what the service is, you can count on our technicians to perform a thorough job, particularly when it comes to maintenance. Below, we’ve listed 3 benefits of investing in such a service.

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Are You Wasting Money on Air Conditioning?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Energy bills can skyrocket in the summer months, but if your bills are already high early on in the cooling season, it could be due to the way you run your system. Many homeowners have some misconceptions about air conditioning systems, which cause them to unintentionally operate the air conditioner inefficiently. Take a look at some of the reasons your bills may be unusually high.

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Is Your Home Prepared for the Warmer Weather Ahead?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

When the weather outside is still chilly, it’s difficult to think about the warmer weather ahead. But sooner than you know it, we will be dealing with the heat of summer once more, and you will need your air conditioning system to run smoothly if you want to stay comfortable. The people at ACI Northwest would like to offer a few pieces of advice to those who want to use the lull of springtime (as AC technicians are usually more readily available at this time) to prepare for their homes for the heat of summer.

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Air Conditioning Tip: Save Money with AC Maintenance

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Regular air conditioner maintenance can help save you money and keep your AC system working effectively.  Over time, the mechanical parts in your air conditioner can wear out or break.  When one piece has a problem it can easily begin to affect the other components, so it’s important that any issues be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your air conditioner. During a professional AC maintenance inspection, any air conditioning problems that are present will be found and fixed before they can get worse.

Air conditioning maintenance will keep your home cooling system working efficiently and operating at its highest performance levels.  This will result in monthly savings with lower energy bills.  You can help your air conditioning maintain its energy efficiency with regular, professional maintenance.

Regular air conditioner maintenance will keep the vital parts working as they were designed to, and they will not wear out as quickly as they would if they were forced to operate when damaged or in any way compromised.  When the internal parts of your air conditioning system are all operating together properly you will enjoy longer life expectancy from the AC, putting off the costs of an eventual replacement for longer.

AC maintenance in Coeur d’Alene from the air conditioning technicians at ACI Northwest consists of a full inspection of the air conditioning system: the coils and fins are cleaned, bearings get lubricated, filters are replaced, mechanical systems are checked, and electrical wiring is inspected and tightened.  Each system will be checked independently as well as a final check to ensure the air conditioner works as it was designed to.  Contact ACI Northwest for your professional AC maintenance today and ensure efficient, reliable operation of your home air conditioning system.

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Air Conditioning Guide: Quick Tips to Save Energy

Monday, June 18th, 2012

You’ve probably heard once or twice that the cost of running your Coeur d’Alene air conditioner is more than that of any other single electrical device in your house. That means you’re spending hundreds of dollars each and every year to stay cool. It’s well worth the investment as the risk of not having air conditioning is much too high, but there must be ways to cut the costs, right? With careful attention to how your AC operates and when you use, there are some things you can do to slash those costs. Here are a few of the easiest:

  • SEER Matters – What is this magical acronym you hear so much? SEER refers to how many BTUs your air conditioner can produce with a single watt of electricity. A low SEER device therefore uses a LOT more electricity to produce the same volume of cooling as a high SEER device. Since current devices offer SEER of 13 or higher (some are up to 20+), just about any upgrade will save you money relatively quickly if your current air conditioner has a rating of 8 or lower.
  • Program Your AC – If you have a single point analog thermostat, you’re wasting a LOT of electricity. You’re either paying to cool your house while it’s empty or you’re coming home to a roasting hot living space. Purchase a programmable unit and set the system to 85 degrees when you’re not home. With timers in most digital units, you can tell it when you’ll be home so that you walk into a cool, comfortable space without having to keep it cool all day long.
  • Use the Landscape to Your Advantage – Instead of relying solely on your air conditioner to keep the house cool in the summer, plant some trees and shrubs around the house to block the sunlight. Simply adding some shade to your property can directly reduce how much heat your home absorbs throughout the day and reduce how much your AC unit needs to work to keep you cool.
  • Ventilate Your Roof – A good third of the heat in your home is absorbed directly through the roof. To keep this heat from affecting the rest of your home, install a roof fan that ventilates the excess energy and keeps the attic at a steady temperature. Less heat up top means less cooling needed down low.

A good Coeur d’Alene air conditioning system is effective no matter what the temperature does, so it’s easy to forget how big your bill will soon be. To avoid an overblown bill, keep an eye on your cooling and follow these simple tips to cut back on use. For more information about how to efficiently cool your home this summer, give ACI Northwest a call!

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