Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Archive for April, 2016

Is Your Air Conditioner Inefficient? This Might Be the Reason…

Monday, April 25th, 2016

air-conditioner-diagnosisAs temperatures continue to rise here in sunny Southern California, air conditioning systems are going to be doing more and more work. You can expect your electrical bill to go up during the summer because of the AC, but you should also make sure that your bills don’t rise too much. Compare what you’re paying now to what you were paying at this time last year. Is the difference surprising? If it is, than it’s probably because the air conditioner is losing energy efficiency. Below are some of the possible reasons for this decline:

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Savings and Other Advantages of a Recessed Lighting Retrofit

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-20 at 10.05.57 AMIf you are looking for ways to reduce your annual energy bills for your home, have you considered a retrofit for the old indoor lighting? This job is a great way not only to lower your electrical bills by eliminating inefficient older lighting fixtures, but also to give the interior of your home a fresh look and make it more convenient and safe.

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Construction or Sandblasting nearby? Cover your Condenser!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Kilowatt did a beautiful air conditioning installation for a family in Northridge. The family purchased a high-effiency 20 SEER American Standard heating and air conditioning unit and it worked perfectly. A day or two after the work was completed, their neighbor had their home sandblasted. All the sandy water blew onto our customer’s property and caused a thick layer of sand to build up on the outdoor condenser.

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“Should I Keep My AC on During the Day When I’m Not Home?”

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 11.47.28 AMThis is one of the most common questions we get from our customers. Naturally, homeowners want to save as much money they can, and energy costs suck up a pretty significant portion of our income. So it is better to turn off the AC while away, or should you keep in on all day?

This is tough, as we know some of our summer days can reach the 90’s or higher, subjecting you and your family to a stifling hot house when you get home at the end of the day. Many people believe that leaving the air conditioner on at all times is the best way to save money. So what’s the answer?

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The 4th Annual “Meetah Cheetah” Fundraiser in Sherman Oaks

Monday, April 4th, 2016

IMG_0067 At Kilowatt, we are proud to be part of the larger community that we serve as professional HVAC technicians and electricians. That community reaches out farther than just local homes and businesses, however! We are involved in making a difference with charities that have a global impact. That’s why we’re proud to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund and the upcoming 5th annual “Meetah Cheetah” fundraiser event in Sherman Oaks on April 9.

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