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Archive for September, 2015

How Much Can I Save with Energy Efficient Lighting?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

IMG_7552We recently provided installation of energy-efficient lighting for a North Hollywood elementary school. These types of services are a great reminder of how valuable switching to energy-saving lighting can be. It doesn’t just apply to schools and businesses, of course: on the smaller scale of the interior and exterior lighting for your home, energy-efficient lighting can mean some tremendous savings on your utility bills.

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Rooftop Spiral Ducts for Packaged Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, September 21st, 2015

This is a good time of the year to consider installing a new air conditioning system for your home. As we transition between seasons, you’ll have a window of opportunity to arrange for professionals to put in the system. Since this is Southern California, you always want to be ready for any sudden rise in heat.

A superb choice for your home comfort that we suggest you investigate is a packaged system (either AC or heat pump) with rooftop insulated spiral ducts. Just what is that and why should you give is serious consideration? Read on!

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Some Reasons That Air Ducts Develop Leaks

Monday, September 14th, 2015

IMG_7555_2Professional duct sealing is a job that most residential air ducts will require at some point. Even the best installation job of excellently designed ductwork is not fully immune to the troubles that can create air leaks. Even small holes in the ducts will lead to energy waste and a decline in comfort. If you’ve never had duct testing done for your ventilation system before, we strongly suggest you arrange for this service with our experienced technicians. This will allow them to find out if your ducts are suffering from leaks and need sealing work.

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Coil Cleaning: Best AC Maintenance Value

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

One of the best services we provide for your home’s air conditioning system is a non-toxic deep cleaning of the coil.

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Those delicate fins that create so much surface area for cooling are also a trap for pollutants and debris which drastically reduce the energy-efficiency.

 

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Air Purifiers, Asthma, and Infants

Monday, September 7th, 2015

poster air filterTwo things that have been on our mind a lot the last few months are babies and air purifiers. We’ve recently had two babies added to the Kilowatt family, and that’s made us think a lot more about the importance of air purifiers in homes. When you consider that EPA studies have shown that the air inside home’s is often 4 to 5 times worse than that outdoors, you can see why so many people recommend using air purifiers in babies’ rooms, even if the baby shows no symptoms of allergy or asthma problems.

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