Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Calabasas’

Tips on Running Your Heater to Save Money

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

img_3816We’re dealing with a colder December than usual here in Southern California. True, it’s still mild compared to what many parts of the country are experiencing currently, but for us it’s enough to put our home heating systems to good use.

But we advise caution when using your home heating system, because it’s easy to waste money with thermostat settings and the times you choose to have the heater running. You probably don’t have enough experience handling the proper settings for a heater in this warm climate, and that’s why energy waste is an easy trap to fall into. But that’s why we’re here! We have some tips for keeping costs down.

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What NOT to Feed Your Dog at Thanksgiving

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We’re going to step out of our usual advice about heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and electrical services and instead focus on some good holiday safety tips. Thanksgiving is coming up shortly, a time of feasting and family. But it’s also a time when people need to take special caution with their pets. Dogs in particular have a great craving for much of the food served during Thanksgiving dinner and the various other treat items that surround it. But not all of this food is healthy for a canine digestive system, which is different from the human digestive system.

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Why Is There Water Dripping from My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

photo 4If you listen to your air conditioning system while it’s running, you’ll occasionally hear the sound of water dripping inside it. The AC doesn’t use water to cool down the air, but water moisture is a byproduct of the heat exchange process that moves thermal energy from inside your home to the outside. But you should never actually see water dripping out of the indoor unit, or find water pooling around it. If you do, it means there’s a malfunction, and it needs to be repaired—not only for the air conditioner’s sake, but to prevent water damage and stop a rise in humidity.

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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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“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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