ACI Northwest Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

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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Furnace Repairs to Watch Out for This Winter

Monday, November 27th, 2017

furnace repairs watch for winterThere are few appliance problems that are more annoying than that of a broken down furnace in the dead of winter. When you live where we do, it’s vital that you have a fully functional and efficiently working furnace in your home. To accomplish this, you want to make sure that you, first, schedule routine maintenance for your heating system. This is typically best to be scheduled in the beginning of fall, but regularity is more important that time of the year.

After ensuring you’ve had maintenance completed on your heater, you’ll want to make sure you stay on top of any needs for Spokane Valley, WA furnace repair. There are two calls we receive pretty frequently during this time of year—the first is about a furnace that won’t start up, and the second is about a furnace that won’t stop running. Keep reading to learn more about what’s going on inside your furnace if you’re experiencing either of these issues.

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What Can You Do to Prep Your Heater for Winter?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Cooler temperatures are here to stay for fall, with winter falling shortly behind. While we don’t get the blizzard conditions that states in the Midwest and the east coast do, you still need a reliable heating system to get you through some pretty chilly nights and cooler days. Now is the time to get your heating system properly prepared for winter.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can do to fully prep your heater for winter.

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These 3 Tasks Must Be Done before You Use Your Heater!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Temperatures are certainly cooling down now, signaling the start of the heating season. This is the time of year when you should be asking yourself if your heater is ready to do its job. The last situation you want to find yourself in is that of a broken down heating system in the dead of winter. Of course, temperatures may not be quite necessitating the use of your heater yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about maintaining your heating system.

This is something that should be done well before you actually need to use the heater, as this allows yourself time to have any necessary repairs addressed pre-winter. But what tasks does your HVAC technician perform during maintenance? Why is this service so important? Keep reading for answers to these questions.

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Still Haven’t Scheduled a Heating System Tune Up?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

There’s still time! We usually recommend that our customers schedule heating maintenance in the fall in order to get the most benefits throughout the coldest months. So how does a maintenance visit help you? And why should you schedule one today?

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Is Your Heating System Prepared for the Colder Weather to Come?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Heating systems are complex, and, most likely, not something you would want to attempt to work on by yourself. Whether it’s a furnace, a heat pump, a boiler, or a geothermal system, the parts are difficult for the average homeowner to repair, and technicians go through years of experience to learn how to do it properly. While most homeowners contact professionals when their heating systems have serious issues and when they need an installation, there is one other time when you should call a technician for your heater: each and every fall season!

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The Advantages of Upgrading to an Energy-Efficient Furnace

Monday, September 7th, 2015

When it’s time to replace your older furnace, it may come as a surprise. Many homeowners prefer to simply call around for price quotes in order to find the least expensive system that fits their homes. But we recommend spending a little more time selecting an energy-efficient system, so that you can save money in the long run. Read more about the advantages of high-efficiency systems in our guide.

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The Importance of Tuning Up Your Heater in the Fall

Monday, August 31st, 2015

You might not be ready to run your heating system full-time just yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about services. Your heating system put in a lot of work last season, and you can expect some standard wear and tear to have developed. Professional heating maintenance, in which a professional cleans and adjusts your system, helps to reduce this wear and tear, making it easier for your system to run and giving you all of the following benefits.

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How Heating Maintenance Can Improve Your Comfort

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The mild winters in Washington State can mean a bit of snow, plenty of rain, and a few days of heavy cold. There’s very little that a solid and well-functioning heater can’t handle during our winters. But keep in mind that term “well-functioning.” Even during an easy winter season, a heater that isn’t working at its best can make your home uncomfortable—and if the heater fails entirely, that’s when a mild winter will feel like a bitter one.

Regular maintenance done is an excellent way to improve the comfort level in your home in Washington. You should have maintenance done annually on your heater no matter what, but here are some the specific comfort benefits you’ll get from these check-ups.

When you are ready to schedule regular heating maintenance in Spokane, WA, contact ACI Northwest. We offer different maintenance plans to suit all homes and systems.

The most important comfort benefit of routine heating maintenance is that it can prevent breakdowns. A nightmare for any homeowner during the winter is to have a heater fail to turn on. Any machine that receives consistent use will start to wear down; if not cared for, it can stop working entirely. A maintenance technician will catch parts of your heater that are suffering heavy wear, and then replace and them and perform fine-tuning to reduce future stress. If any component appears on the verge of failing, the technician will know how to repair or replace it so you’ll have fewer worries about being left with no heat at all.

Even if your heater isn’t on the edge of a shutdown, it can suffer a loss in heating power if left without maintenance. Clogged ducts, poor connections, failed heating elements, faulty thermostats… numerous malfunctions can reduce your systems’ ability to provide you with the warmth you want. The fine-tuning of a maintenance visit will get your heater the necessary care to get it back to its top performance level.

Although you can take care of a few heater maintenance issues on your own (such as regularly changing the furnace filter), it takes an HVAC specialist to give a heating system the attention that will provide you excellent comfort in return. Rely on technicians from a company with experience and a trusted reputation. ACI Northwest has been in business for 85 years serving Spokane, WA with heating maintenance that keeps our customers cozy through many winters. Contact us today to sign up for one of our heating maintenance programs.

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Efficiently Heating Your Home

Monday, November 12th, 2012

If you live in Hayden, your heater may get quite the workout over the year, that means that a dependable home heating system is important. Even if you do not use your heater regularly it is important that you take all the steps you can to heat your home efficiently. It will improve your comfort, reduce heating bills, and is better for the environment. Here are some tips from ACI Northwest on how you can heat your home more efficiently.

To begin with, you should have your heater professionally inspected and maintained before each heating season begins. This is the only way to ensure that your heater is in the condition it needs to be in in order to heat your home efficiently and effectively. Don’t wait for a chilly night to realize that you heater is not up to the task of keeping you warm. Running a damaged or otherwise compromised heater puts your comfort and the integrity of that heater at risk.

You know those ceiling fans that you have running in your home all summer long? Don’t shut them off when the cool weather arrives. Ceiling fans actually have two setting on them, and switching your fans over to the winter setting can help you heat your home more efficiently. Keep the blades spinning clockwise in the cold months to push warm air that has risen to the ceiling back down to the ground. This also helps promote even, comfortable heating throughout your home.

Be sure that you understand how to use your thermostat properly, and then be sure to use it! It is not true that the most efficient way to heat your home is by leaving the thermostat in one place. Using the programmable settings on your thermostat allows you to shape its operation to your particular lifestyle and boosts energy efficiency.

If you follow these simple tips you can start heating your Hayden home in a more affordable, efficient way. Call ACI Northwest to get started today. We have the products and services you need to comfortable all year round.

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