ACI Northwest Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Spokane’

HVAC Repairs We Can Help With

Monday, May 6th, 2024
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HVAC systems can have many components. Naturally, homeowners are usually not HVAC experts, which means the experts need to be consulted whenever you need HVAC repairs. But how can you tell when HVAC repairs are necessary, or guess what HVAC services you might need? Here’s some basic information that will help.

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Common Heat Pump Repairs

Monday, March 25th, 2024
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While folks who have owned a home for many years may be pretty accustomed to the repairs that their familiar home systems commonly need, we’d like to provide some information for people in slightly different situations. Maybe you’re a newer homeowner. Or maybe you’ve recently replaced your air conditioner with a heat pump, or are considering doing so.

You probably know that heat pumps work as air conditioning systems and are also able to provide heating for the home. What does that mean in terms of maintenance and repair needs? Do heat pumps commonly require the same repairs as air conditioners? What are the differences? We’ll give you some helpful information.

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Maintenance Tips for Ductless Heating Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2024
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The biggest benefit of a ductless heating system is the incredible efficiency it offers. But if it’s in poor repair, the efficiency will start to suffer and decline. What a waste it would be to have such a great system and not have it operating efficiently! In order to keep your ductless system running smoothly, it will need regular maintenance.

Why is ductless heating maintenance necessary? When does it need to be done? What maintenance can you do yourself? We’ll tell you all about it.

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AFUE Ratings for Furnaces: What You Should Know

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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When you’re researching new furnaces to replace your old one, efficiency is probably one of your top concerns. This may be partly for environmental reasons to keep your carbon footprint from getting too big. But it’s also for financial reasons because an inefficient heating system will cost a lot more money to run.

Looking at the details of any furnace, you might have spotted the acronym “AFUE” and wondered what exactly it means. AFUE is a rating system for measuring the efficiency of a furnace. Knowing what rating to look for will help you choose the right furnace. Here are the details.

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6 Signs You Need Boiler Repair

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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A boiler is a fantastic heating system. Not only does it provide even heat throughout your home, it can keep doing it for twenty years! (Of course, it will only last that long if you have regular maintenance done.) Boilers even require fewer repairs than furnaces. But no system works perfectly forever. 

If you do have boiler problems, it’s important to address them promptly. Make sure you notice right away by reviewing these signs that you need boiler repair. 

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When to Repair Vs Replace a Water Heater

Monday, September 25th, 2023
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Any time a major appliance starts to act up, a homeowner starts to worry. Is this an urgent problem? Do I need to schedule an appointment right away? Is it something that can be repaired? Or will I have to replace the whole thing?

When it comes to water heaters, you’ll have the same questions when something goes wrong. The good news is that many water heater issues are often repairable. Here are some pointers on when you need repair and when it’s time to think about replacement. 

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The Benefits of an Electrical Service Plan in Spokane, WA

Monday, June 19th, 2023
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You probably know that routine annual maintenance is strongly recommended for air conditioners and heating systems, and in fact required in order to keep those systems in compliance with warranty requirements. But you might not have thought about the electrical system in your home. Perhaps it only crosses your mind when you have an electrical problem, like an outlet that doesn’t work, lights that flicker, or a tripped circuit breaker. Maintenance is important for the electrical work in your home and can prevent serious problems. We urge you to consider an electrical service plan. 

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Why Opt for Newly Fabricated Ducts?

Monday, May 8th, 2023
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If you are building or remodeling a structure for your business, the HVAC system is a critical part of planning for the people using the space. Many companies use prefabricated ducts which is a reasonable solution. However, there are some significant drawbacks. We’d like to share some of the major benefits of having commercial HVAC ductwork newly fabricated to suit your exact needs. 

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Understanding Upflow and Downflow Furnaces

Monday, March 27th, 2023
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There are so many things to take into consideration when you’re purchasing a new furnace. What size do you need to keep your whole home cozy? What fuel will it use and is there anything you have to do to get that fuel, such as having your home connected to natural gas lines? How efficient is it and how much will it cost to run? One thing that you should definitely decide early in the furnace-shopping process is whether to get an upflow or downflow furnace.

What are the differences? What would be the reasons for choosing one over the other? Here is a primer for you so you can determine which makes the most sense for your home.

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The Importance of Working with a Professional Electrician

Monday, February 13th, 2023
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With how much access people have to information online, it’s far more common to see people trying DIY projects that should really be left to the professionals. We don’t mean to call anyone out, but if there is anything to do with your commercial electrical system, you need to work with a trained electrician, not try to get through it with an online video.

You may have a good commercial electrical panel and the most efficient lights and appliances, but if you have bad commercial wiring in Spokane, WA, you’ll find your electrical system less effective than you’d like. You’ll make a smart decision when you invest in professional wiring work provided by our team.

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