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Why Air Conditioning System Sizing From Professionals Is Necessary

Monday, June 15th, 2020

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Years ago on our blog, we warned customers about the dangers of purchasing HVAC equipment online. There are plenty of reasons for this, such as getting a system with a voided warranty. A common item people purchase on their own is high-tech thermostats, thinking they can’t go wrong with basic climate controls. Unfortunately, a mismatched HVAC system and thermostat can end up damaging the HVAC system.

But the most important reason to never purchase HVAC equipment online is the issue of sizing. Unless you’re a professional HVAC technician, you won’t know how to properly size a new air conditioner to work correctly for your house. Sizing must be precise. A system that’s too large or too small means years of trouble from an AC that never seems to work right.

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What Makes for a Good HVAC Installation?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

FamilyHVAC3When we talk about installation of a new heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system for a house, we often say things like, “If you have a good installation, the new system will save money on energy costs.” Or, “If you have a good installation, you won’t have to worry about hot and cold spots around your home.”

But what do we mean by a good installation? “Good” is tricky to pin down, and HVAC systems are supposed to be precise. What counts as a good installation? How do you make sure you have one?

We’ll break down what goes into a good HVAC system installation.

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Kilowatt Recognized with Customer Care Leadership Award

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Year after year American Standard heating and air conditioning equipment is rated #1 by the most respected consumer reporting magazine in the world. Kilowatt is committed to providing the very best for our customers. It’s easy to see why Kilowatt and American Standard are a match made in happy-homeowner-heaven 😊 Last night our suppliers surprised us by recognizing Kilowatt with a Customer Care Leadership Award from American Standard. Thanks guys, we are truly honored.

But what does this Customer Care Leadership award mean to YOU?  Quite simply it means lower prices on better equipment and an excellent installation by factory trained installers. It means a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee from trustworthy companies that put your needs first.

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Deb Scott – August 2017 Employee of the Month

Monday, July 31st, 2017

If you ever had an estimate with Dean then you probably already know Deb Scott. She follows up with our customers and makes sure that everyone is on the same page as far as costs, the scope of work, the exact equipment that will be installed and what to expect on the day of installation. When Deb showed up at Kilowatt with her years of experience working for contractors and her warm and loving personality we couldn’t wait to offer her a job. Deb is a great communicator. She listens, she cares and she makes sure that everyone involved in the conversation understands the same thing. – A skill that takes patience and insight 😉

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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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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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