ACI Northwest Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Couer d’Alene’

5 Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear From Your AC Unit

Monday, August 17th, 2020

outside-air-conditioning-unit-with-tools-on-topWhen you turn on your air conditioner, you should be able to enjoy the cooling comfort you need and be able to hear yourself think at the same time. If that isn’t the case and your AC system instead sounds like it is going to fall apart, don’t ignore it. Reach out to the pros at ACI Northwest for prompt repair services.

First things first, however: you are going to need to know what the sounds are that you don’t want to hear. That way you know when to contact us to get repairs so you can help your system make the sounds you do want to hear.

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What’s Wrong With Your Water Heater?

Monday, July 20th, 2020

question-mark-on-blue-backgroundIt started out as water that just wasn’t as warm as usual, but perhaps you wrote it off as someone taking too long of a shower earlier in the day. However, the issue persisted and then started to get worse. Our hope is that you are contacting us before you completely lose any chance of having hot water in your home because this is a sign that your water heater is in trouble.

If you need to get your water heater back into fighting form, you need to reach out to ACI Northwest to get professional water heater repairs in Coeur d’Alene, ID before you end up requiring a replacement.

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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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Home HVAC Heating System Care Tips

Monday, November 11th, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing and most of us are probably focused on decorating and prepping for family visits, parties, and enjoying a great amount of yummy food. All of this is made even better with a working HVAC heating system keeping your home comfy and cozy while everything is busy catching up.

You more than likely aren’t hot on the idea of having your heater go out in the middle of a gathering with family or friends. Unfortunately, an HVAC system that hasn’t gotten regular maintenance or been seen for repairs is likely to give out when you need it the most–because that is likely when you are running it the most!

There are things you can do to ensure that you aren’t the victim of a a poorly timed heater problem. Continue reading to learn more and, while you are reading, you can also contact us to service your HVAC in Coeur D’alene and get a jump start on that preventative system care.

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4 Ways To Reduce Your Home Heating Bill

Monday, October 28th, 2019

cold-man-no-heatThe temperatures are dropping, and our desire for warmth and cozy spaces is increasing. Right now, many people are likely switching on their heaters to make their home a haven from the chilly outdoor temperatures.

But maybe hand hesitates over the thermostat because the mental math in your head is saying the heating bill isn’t worth the warmth. If you are one of those individuals who would rather wrap themselves in a blanket than turn on the heat, we may be able to help you.

Believe it or not there are a few different ways to reduce your home heating bill. One of those is, of course, scheduling regular maintenance for your heater, but we will touch more on this subject later.

For now, have some helpful tips so you can enjoy a warm home this season.

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning!

Monday, March 25th, 2019

daffodils-in-a-fieldWith the start of spring officially here, homeowners throughout Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding communities have a lot on their plates, preparing for the warmer weather.

This can include clearing your yard and gutters of debris, cleaning out your garage and tool shed, and last but not least—cleaning your air conditioner!

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Yikes! High Electric Bill? Here’s Why

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Scared looking woman hiding picking through dollar banknotesIt’s no secret that this time of the year, energy bills are high. This is particularly true if you have an electric furnace or some other type of electric heating system. But there is the standard “higher bill” during this time of the year, and there are electrical bills that are far beyond the scope of what you’d imagine it should be.

Your HVAC systems do account for over half of all your energy costs, but this isn’t the only contributor to high electric bills. And if your bills are much higher than last year, or in comparison to your neighbors, then something is definitely up. We first urge you to have your HVAC systems inspected in case a neglected repair need or some system inefficiency is what’s causing this spike. In the absence of an heater problem though, we urge you to consider the following possibilities:

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Solve the Dry Air Problem in Your Home for Good!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Image of young woman relaxing and using digital tabletLiving in Idaho, we’re pretty familiar with the experience of dry air during the winter. This lack of moisture can cause a variety of problems such as dry, itchy skin and static electricity. But what’s even more frustrating than dealing with dry air outside is contending with it inside your home.

This is where Coeur d’Alene, ID humidifier services come in. There is no bad time to have a humidifier installed, therefore there’s no time like the present to give us a call! But of course, we don’t expect you to rush out and buy a whole-house humidifier or any home comfort device without knowing the benefits of doing so. Keep reading to learn more about humidity and the problems that too little of it cause.

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Whole-House Generators: Do You Have One?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

A home generator that provides electricity during a power outage. It is connected to a propane gas supply.With winter well on its way, you probably are thinking about a lot of different things—the holiday season, your kids getting out of school for winter break, if you scheduled maintenance for your heating system yet, and if your generator is ready in case there’s a power outage.

Wait, what’s that? You don’t have a generator in place? Or you do, and you haven’t had it maintained or checked to make sure it can handle a sudden winter power outage? Either way, you can contact our team for quality, reliable Coeur d’Alene generator services. In the meantime, read on to learn more about these systems.

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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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