Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Archive for August, 2015

The Basics of How Ductless Air Conditioning Works

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Ductless air conditioning systems (also called ­ductless mini splits for reasons we’ll explain in a moment) offer many advantages for home comfort compared to standard ACs that use ductwork. As we’ve explained in a previous post, a ductless AC can help improve indoor air quality, save money on energy bills, and allows for more flexible home construction and renovation projects.

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Why Is There Water Leaking from My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, August 24th, 2015


If you listen closely to the sounds that come from your home’s air conditioning system when it is running, you will occasionally hear the patter of dripping water. This is a standard sound from an AC and indicates the removal of condensation moisture from the interior cabinet. If you air conditioner is not suffering from any malfunctions, you should never see any of that water escape from the cabinet and start dripping out on the floor.


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What Does It Mean for Technicians to be EPA Certified?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

epa-patchWhen it comes to hiring HVAC technicians to see to your home’s heating and cooling needs, there are a few signs of quality for which to look. You should never turn to amateurs for a job this important, but what actually sets an amateur apart from a professional?

One thing to look for is certification. A quality HVAC technician will have NATE certification (North American Technical Excellence), which is an industry-recognized certification of knowledge of the field. However, you should also look for technicians who have gone a further step and received EPA certification.

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Why Your Digital Thermostat’s Screen Has Gone Blank

Monday, August 10th, 2015

thermostatThe thermostat is a key part of your home’s HVAC system, although it is easy to take its operation for granted. But when something goes wrong with it, you won’t be able to control your air conditioner or your heater. For example, what if you go to turn on the AC during a hot day, and find that the screen on your digital thermostat is completely blank and none of the controls respond? You will obviously want to get the thermostat working again as soon as possible. Below, we’ll look at some of the reasons this problem might occur, and what you can do about it.

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A Few Basic Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Tips

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

During a hot California summer season, one of the worst troubles you might encounter in your home is a failed air conditioner. Perhaps the system is running, but only room temperature air is coming from the vents. Or maybe the AC won’t turn on at all. Either way, it’s a serious comfort emergency and one you need to have solved as soon as possible.


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