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Why We Recommend Getting Rid of Window AC Units

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

ductless-mini-splitAlthough Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley are known for hot weather, many homes built here were not designed with central air conditioning in mind. Because these homes didn’t need much in the way of heating, and opening up doors and windows was thought to be “adequate” when it came to cooling down, these homes often lack the ventilation networks that make it easy to upgrade to central air conditioning.

But then the window AC unit came along, and these homes could enjoy cooling—in some rooms, at least—without trying to find a way to put in ducts.

Today, however, you don’t need window air conditioning units to have central cooling for your older home. We recommend you get rid of those old window ACs.

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How Do Ductless Systems Help Save Money?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

We often recommend ductless air conditioning and heating systems to our customers, especially customers who either have older homes that lack the space for duct work or who are designing/building a new home and want more flexible comfort options.

But ductless cooling and heating systems (i.e. ductless mini split heat pumps) come with many other advantages along with their usefulness for older homes and new home construction. One of these advantages is that ductless mini splits can help a home save money over the year for both heating and cooling.

But why do ductless systems have this higher energy efficiency? There are a number of reasons.

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AC Troubles: Could It Be Damaged Ductwork?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

ducts-in-atticOne of the reasons it’s essential that you rely on HVAC professionals when it comes to repairs for your air conditioning system in Sherman Oaks, CA is that there are many possible causes behind each symptom of an AC malfunction. It’s similar to when a person develops a fever: there are different illnesses that can trigger the body’s temperature to rise—and if it’s a serious problem, you only want a medical professional to diagnose it. So when your AC has a serious problem, you only want an HVAC professional technician with the right certification to diagnose it, and then fix it.

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The Ductless Mini Split and the Older Home

Monday, June 26th, 2017

At Kilowatt, we’re proud to be Older Home Specialists. This means we’re skilled at figuring out how to provide great heating and cooling for homes built in a time before central comfort systems were common. People who live in these types of houses often imagine that there isn’t any effective way to have quality comfort, and they instead depend on window air conditioning units during the summer and space heaters during the winter.

It doesn’t have to be this way! As Older Home Specialists, we can help you enjoy better comfort around the year without wasting energy or making extensive—and damaging—changes to your house. One of the best tools we have when it comes to helping older homes with year-round comfort is the ductless mini split heat pump.

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Is Your AC Ready for Warm Weather or Should You Get a New One?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Warm weather has arrived in Southern California, even as parts of the East Coast are still recovering from a blizzard. (A good example of how unpredictable March is… although it’s much less unpredictable for us.) Our rising temperatures mean air conditioning systems are going put in a good amount of work in the coming weeks, so we strongly recommend you have your air conditioning maintenance in Studio City, CA or the surrounding areas scheduled as soon as possible with our team. We offer an excellent regular maintenance program that not only tunes up your AC each spring but also provides the same for your heating system in fall.

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Reason Why Ductless Heating (And Cooling) Is Beneficial

Monday, December 19th, 2016

img_3361It wasn’t long ago that the idea of providing central heating and cooling to a home without using ductwork was unthinkable. Even if you didn’t have a heating system that used ducts, there was still the AC. Unless you wanted to use window units—not an attractive or effective alternative—your home needed extensive ductwork for central comfort.

But the increasing popularity of ductless mini split systems has changed this. If you are looking for a way to heat and cool your home without needing and inch of ductwork, this is the choice for you. Plus, ductless mini splits offer a number of terrific advantages:

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What Does an “Older Home Specialist” Mean?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

IMG_2423At Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical, we’re proud to be an older home specialist. You might have seen this displayed on the banner of our website and wondered exactly what it meant. If you took a guess, you might assume it meant a contractor with special knowledge of working with the HVAC systems of older homes with peculiar needs. And your guess would be close!

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How Exactly Does a Ductless Air Conditioning System Work?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

IMG_6442Last week we wrote about an important topic when it comes to making sure you receive the best service from your air conditioning system: when to replace it. A related topic is what type of air conditioning system to choose for a replacement. With plenty of great high efficiency units now available, you can have a cooling system replacement that not only restores the comfort you used to enjoy with your former AC when it was new, but also cuts back on energy bills.

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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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The Advantages of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 20th, 2015

IMG_6445You have more options for central air conditioning than you may think. You no longer need to rely on a standard “split” air conditioner, which blows cooled air through a network of ducts into the room. You can instead choose to have a ductless mini split system installed, which uses multiple air handlers placed on the walls throughout the house to blow air directly into the rooms.

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