ACI Northwest Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electricians’

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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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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“Does My Fuse Box Need to Be Upgraded?”

Monday, June 24th, 2019

electricians-hands-fixing-electrical-panelThe short answer to this is, “yes.” And the reason the answer is “yes” is because if you’re still using a fuse box in your home, it is outdated—homes built after the 1960’s no longer use them and there is likely much more of electrical demand on your home now.

Instead, what your home needs is a professionally installed and serviced electrical panel with circuit breakers. This is where incoming electricity is routed into different circuits, and each of the circuit breakers is designed to shut off circuits if there is a voltage overload.

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Should Your Smoke Detectors be Hardwired?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.Hopefully, you already understand how important it is to have a functional smoke detector, a.k.a fire alarm, in each room of your house. This isn’t just one of those “good idea to have” kind of things—it is absolutely essential to the safety of your family and the protection of your valuables.

What many homeowners often don’t realize, however, is that they can and should have their smoke detectors hardwired into their electrical system, too. When it comes time to schedule this service, be sure to get in touch with expert electricians in Sandpoint, ID.

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Considerations to Make When Your Home Needs Electrical Work

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Electrical installation components and tools background. Isolated on white. With clipping patch.When it comes to having electrical work done in your home, chances are you have some idea as to why we recommend professional work, only. The fact of the matter is, electricity can be dangerous! If your wiring job is done poorly or incorrectly, you could be facing electrocution risks as well as fire risks.

Not to mention, if you try to install or fix your own wiring, or trust the job to an inexperienced handyman rather than professional HVAC contractors & electricians in Spokane, WA, you may end up with disconnected or misconnected appliances and electrical equipment anyway. When deciding on which pro to hire for your electrical work, consider the following things that can go wrong if you don’t.

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How Ceiling Fan Usage Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Energy Usage

Monday, March 19th, 2018

ceiling fan What? A blog post about ceiling fans when it’s only 40 degrees out this week? Why would we be talking about ceiling fans?

We get it, this isn’t a normal topic of conversation this time of the year, but it could be. As a comprehensive HVAC and indoor air quality service company, we’re always happy to share efficiency and money saving tips with our clients year-round. And there’s one service our Deer Park, WA electricians can help you with, that will benefit your energy usage and HVAC efficiency—and that’s the installation of a ceiling fan.

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