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What Is Included in Fall HVAC Maintenance?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

American-Standard-UnitBecause the winter season is short and mild in Southern California, it usually isn’t until now (i.e. November) that homeowners start to consider special home maintenance needs for the season. That’s fine—if you haven’t arranged yet for fall HVAC maintenance with our team, it’s certainly not too late for it. Call us to schedule heating maintenance in Beverly Hills, CA or elsewhere in our wide service area.

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Already Time for Heating Maintenance? Yes!

Monday, September 25th, 2017

open-gas-furnaceThe weather has cooled down significantly over the last week here in Southern California. We can’t take for granted that it remain stay this way, of course, since heat waves can strike at any time. Nonetheless, the fall has officially arrived, cooler weather (for So. Cal) is here with more is on the way, and that means that it’s time to arrange for your annual heating maintenance.

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🔥 With the Fires You NEED to Change Your HVAC Filters Now! 🔥

Friday, September 8th, 2017

An important air filter reminder!

Over the weekend, immense brush fires in Los Angeles County burned almost 6,000 acres. Aside from the damages, the fire caused, it also sent huge amounts of smoke and ash into the sky. This will likely have affected the air filter in your home’s HVAC system, leaving soot and dust deposits inside it. This debris not only restricts airflow for the HVAC system, it’s potentially unhealthy for the people in your household!

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‘Tis the Season… to Shut Down Your Furnace (Southern California, After All!)

Monday, February 20th, 2017

large-furnaceWe experienced a colder beginning of the year than is usual for Southern California—although many other parts of the country would laugh at what we consider “cold”! If your household is one of the many that uses a natural gas furnace for warmth during the winter, you probably got some serious use from it during January and early February.

But Southern California warms up fast and warms up early. We’re almost to that point of the year when the air conditioning system kicks in and then stays on, while the furnace naps until November.

But you shouldn’t simply stop using the furnace and call it a day. (Or a summer.) A natural gas furnace requires a few steps to properly shut down at the end of cold weather. This will help it stay in good shape and keep your house safe.

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Join Our Maintenance Club and Prepare for the Change of Seasons!

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We’re now moving into the fall. That may not sound like it’s a major event in Southern California because of our mild winters. However, we recommend that you never ignore regular bi-annual maintenance appointments for your HVAC system, and the fall is one of the best times to arrange for the second annual appointment. When you sign up for our Maintenance Club, you’ll receive the regular service your heating and cooling system need each year to run at their best.iStock_000007963165Small

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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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What Sort of Lifespan You Should Expect from Your Furnace

Monday, November 30th, 2015

IMG_8221One of the more common questions that we hear from customers is how long they should expect their air conditioner or heater to continue to work before replacing it. People in Southern California usually have a good idea about air conditioner lifespans considering how much work those units put in every year. But the situation is a bit shakier when it comes to heating systems. Heaters are a necessary part of comfort during the year, but they do less work than air conditioners.

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Time for a Tune-Up for Your Furnace!

Monday, October 26th, 2015

IMG_5890Los Angeles enjoys some of the finest weather in the world. Right now, even though it’s late in October, we’re experiencing warm temperatures and clear days. However, this pleasant weather won’t last forever, and we may be due for some intense rainy periods in the coming months. If you have a furnace in your home, you need to make sure that all of its components are fine-tuned to handle the work it may need to do to keep your home comfortable.

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Vent Grills Matter for Your Home Comfort!

Monday, October 5th, 2015

IMG_1282If you have a home that uses a ventilation system to distribute cooled and heated air through the rooms, then you’re familiar with air vents and the grills that cover them. You probably think that there isn’t much else you really need to know about grills. How much of an effect can something like a grill have on home comfort?

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The Benefits of Heating Maintenance

Friday, December 19th, 2014

If you’ve ever needed to call a technician for heating repairs, the experience may not have been a pleasant one. Sure, you got your heater fixed, but going without heating service for a while, even here in sunny Los Angeles, is never ideal. And a heating breakdown almost never occurs at a time when it’s actually convenient to call a technician to your home.

Heating maintenance is one of the most vital services you can schedule to maintain and extend the life of your unit. Yet, so many people wait until there is an issue with their heaters before calling for repairs. With heating maintenance, a technician will manually inspect the entire system, from the smallest of screws to the gas line to the combustion chamber and air handler. If a problem is detected, the technician can inform you well before a sudden breakdown occurs.

Besides the peace of mind you get from knowing about a repair need early on, heating maintenance can also offer the following benefits:

  • Reduced Repairs: Not only will you hear about repair needs before they disable your system; you can also actually reduce the amount of repairs you may have had to make over the years. With maintenance, a technician adjusts components that could have caused trouble. A bent flame sensor or thermocouple, damaged heating coil, or loose bolt could all affect your system later on, but maintenance can keep this from occurring.
  • Lower Bills: The technician will also clean some of the parts that may be causing your system to run less efficiently than it should. Dirty coils, flame sensors, and vents can mean your heater has to work harder and run for longer periods of time to get your home up to an ideal temperature. In some cases, dirty parts can even be a safety hazard.
  • A Longer Lifespan: Finally, heating maintenance can help to extend the lifespan of your furnace, heat pump, or ductless unit by allowing your system to run in top shape without any interference or unnecessary wear and tear.

Call Kilowatt today to learn how our expert technicians can help you to protect the performance of the heater in your home with annual heating maintenance in Los Angeles.

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