ACI Northwest Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Spokane Valley’

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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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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Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

question-mark-on-blue-backgroundWhen you have a furnace for your home heating system, it is easy to see why they are so popular. From their energy efficiency to their heating power, these systems are well-known for being great providers of comfort, because they are!

Now, when you have a furnace, you will need to make sure it is taken care of with regular maintenance and timely repairs when needed. Even with careful care, however, there will come a day that your system needs to be replaced.

The issue that we want to raise is this: do you know how to tell the difference between a furnace that needs furnace repair in Spokane Valley, WA and one that should be replaced? We’re asking because it is pretty important. You don’t want to waste money on a failing furnace that needs an upgrade but you also want to avoid too early of a replacement.

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 Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

furnace-burnersIt is still only Fall, but the weather is already quite chilly. Most of us are probably used to Washington’s cool temperatures and rainy days during this time of year but that doesn’t mean we have to shiver our way through it. When you have the benefit of a reliable heater on your side, you have the peace of mind of knowing that no matter how cold it gets during the day you’ll be kept comfortably warm.

At least that is true if your furnace isn’t in need of repairs.

If, however, you just thought of that strange noise or odd behavior that your furnace has exhibited lately, it may mean that you are in need of furnace repair in Spokane Valley, WA. We strongly suggest setting up an appointment to get your system checked and fixed soon too because delaying for too long can worsen the issue immensely.

Before you make that call though, it might be beneficial to know what signs are indicators that you need those repairs.

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Can a Dehumidifier Help Your HVAC System?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverLet’s put it this way—excess moisture can certainly hurt your Spokane Valley, WA HVAC system, therefore, a whole-house dehumidifier can, in fact, help it.

Consider the facts—humidity is the excess moisture that comes along with our higher summer temperatures that we’re all very familiar with. This excessive humidity makes us uncomfortable, and the only way to relieve this moisture is by lowering the temperature. So, this would likely lead you to turn your air conditioner to the lowest possible setting, right?

Well, unfortunately this makes your air conditioning system work harder, straining it and causing it to accumulate wear and tear faster than it otherwise would have. Plus, it doesn’t do anything to effectively remove the humidity in the air, so you’ll still be uncomfortable anyway.

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Tips for Hiring a Professional Electrician

Monday, July 9th, 2018

electrician working on rewiringHas the time come to upgrade your electrical panel so it can handle more demand? Or maybe you suspect you need rewiring in part, or all, of your home. Whatever your needs are, the single most important thing to keep in mind is that you must hire a professional electrician in Spokane Valley, WA.

After all, you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know what qualities to look for in a professional electrician? Fortunately for you, we’ve provided some guidelines below to help you in your decision of who to hire. 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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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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Can Furnace Repairs Be Prevented?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

male technician working on the inside of a furnaceWe would imagine that in the middle of winter, the last thing you want to do is waste time scheduling repairs for your furnace system. You may be surprised to learn that a large portion of the furnace problems we see during the heating season are actually preventable. Furnace issues are understandably frustrating, and in some cases if they’re ignored they can even be dangerous. We want to help you prevent the most serious of Spokane Valley, WA furnace repair services (although, we are the team to call when you need them!)

We can’t go any further without first mentioning the benefit of preventive heating maintenance—it is essential to prolonging the lifespan of your furnace, lowering your heating bills, and possibly preventing repair needs altogether. Keep reading for our tips on how to prevent your furnace from breaking down or performing poorly.

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How Old Is Too Old for an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-too-oldSummer doesn’t quite impact us like it does other parts of the country—which is almost disappointing considering how chilly our winters can get. However there’s a benefit to easing into summer—it gives homeowners like you plenty of time to prepare, which includes ensuring that your cooling system is prepared for the warmer weather.

But what if your air conditioner isn’t in such great shape? Could it be that you need a Spokane Valley, ID air conditioner replacement? We get that purchasing a new AC system may not be the most ideal way to spend your money, but when your cooling system reaches a certain age, this purchase becomes inevitably. And waiting for it to just break down isn’t the best plan either—what if it completely shuts down in the middle of one of the hottest days of summer?

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