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Archive for March, 2016

How Our Maintenance Program Will Help You This Spring

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Last week we wrote about the importance of scheduling air conditioning maintenance during the spring. When you have professionals inspect and tune-up your AC before the hottest weather of the year arrives, you’ll be fully prepared for the worst heat that our Southern California weather can dish out. (And we all know that can be pretty hot!)

However, our maintenance program is about more than just a one-time tune-up for your air conditioning system. Depending on the level of the program you sign up for, the program takes care of your air conditioner and your heater—and does so year after year. KilowattHVAC-maintnenance

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Psst… Want To Save Some Money?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Saving money is very important to our homeowners.

Money is an important factor in our everyday life whether it be spending it or saving it.

Hello. My name is Jessica and I work in the office as the Customer Service Representative. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about the importance of having your heating and AC system inspected periodically by a licensed professional. 

Did you know that your heating and air conditioning system loses 5% of its overall efficiency every year it goes without proper professional maintenance. 

According to the American Standard website “it’s best to perform bi-annual service to ensure your system is working optimally.” Kilowatt professionals recommend having your system on a maintenance and safety inspection plan which includes two visits per year once for cooling and once for heating, 20% discount on any needed repairs, and priority scheduling. 

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During the maintenance and safety inspection a drug-tested, background-checked, factory-trained technician will inspect and evaluate your system and make any needed adjustments to prevent breakdowns. There are many benefits to a maintenance plan which include:

  1. Saving Energy. A lot can happen to your heating and cooling system over time that prevents it from performing efficiently. When a technician inspects your system he will ensure that the system is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible, which will cut down on the amount of energy it uses. SAVES MONEY
  2. Avoid unnecessary repairs. When you have The maintenance and safety inspection performed twice a year, it is possible that you can stop problems to your system before they start. Which might save you an emergency service call in the summer when you need your system the most! SAVES MONEY
  3. Keep your home safe. If you have a gas furnace like many homeowners in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, there is a chance that carbon monoxide can leak into your air. When performing seasonal maintenance, a technician may be able to identify safety risks and possibly fix any problems before they pose a threat to your family. SAVES MONEY
  4. Extend the life of your systems. One of the best benefits of Seasonal maintenance is that it will extend the life of your heating and cooling system. Just like oil changes and tune-ups keep your car in good shape, seasonal maintenance will keep your heating and cooling systems healthy for seasons to come. SAVES MONEY

Thank you very much for your time.

– Jessica Franco

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Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance (Also: Go Raptors!)

Monday, March 21st, 2016

IMG_8691It’s already spring, and that means longer days, warmer weather, the start of baseball season (more on that in a moment)… and also the best time to schedule your regular air conditioning maintenance.

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Questions to Ask about Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Last week we addressed an important subject, which is why you should never purchase air conditioning equipment online. But if you were reading that, it was probably because you are thinking about having a new AC installed for you home. Spring is a very good time to have this job done, since it prepares you for the first major heat waves, and it’s also easier to schedule the work with professionals since they aren’t yet dealing with a tide of emergency air conditioning repair calls.IMG_3653

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Important: Don’t Buy HVAC Equipment Online!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

It’s March, and people are starting to prepare their homes for the hot Southern Californian spring and summer weather. That means air conditioner maintenance as well as new system installations.

Because we live in a world where most shopping needs can be taken care of online, homeowners often look to see if they can purchase their new HVAC equipment in the same way, and if it can save them money. If you can buy car online, or a house, why not buy an air conditioner?

Do not do this! As we’ll explain below, there are a number of reasons this is a bad idea all around.Air-Conditioner-Funny

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