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Time to Replace That Old, Inefficient Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 25th, 2016

ADealerFamilyFoyer_300415215722How long will a central air conditioning system last? It depends on a number of factors. If the system was poorly installed and didn’t receive routine maintenance annually, then it will probably need to be replaced after a mere 5 years. On the other hand, an air conditioner that had a great install from experienced technicians and which never missed an annual spring maintenance visit can often run for more than 20 years.

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Times When Air Conditioning Replacement Is a Good Idea

Monday, June 27th, 2016

IMG_9115The intense summer heat has arrived here in Southern California—and we can expect even hotter weather during July and August. We hope that you have a durable and effective air conditioning system in your house to help you coast through the roasting days ahead. If you don’t, you can always call our team and arrange for a great air conditioning replacement system. Sometimes this is the best option, rather than continuing to repair and repair and repair the system to keep it lumbering on.

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An Example of Why You Need Experienced Commercial HVAC Technicians

Monday, November 16th, 2015

At Kilowatt, our number one concern on any job is safety. Safety for our customers, and safety for our technicians. We are fortunate that we rarely experience hazards on the job. But at the times when we do, we’re very grateful to have experienced workers who know how to handle the problem.

Here’s a recent example of a commercial job we did that shows why you should only rely on licensed, insured and experienced technicians whenever you schedule work for your business. (Or for your home, for that matter.)

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Why Your Digital Thermostat’s Screen Has Gone Blank

Monday, August 10th, 2015

thermostatThe thermostat is a key part of your home’s HVAC system, although it is easy to take its operation for granted. But when something goes wrong with it, you won’t be able to control your air conditioner or your heater. For example, what if you go to turn on the AC during a hot day, and find that the screen on your digital thermostat is completely blank and none of the controls respond? You will obviously want to get the thermostat working again as soon as possible. Below, we’ll look at some of the reasons this problem might occur, and what you can do about it.

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Is Fiber Glass Insulation Safe for My Ductwork?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Fiber glass insulation has been used as thermal insulation inside ventilation systems for homes (as well as other buildings) since the widespread use of forced-air heating and cooling systems after World War II. This insulation is important for preventing heat loss during warm weather and heat infiltration during cold weather. Without proper ductwork insulation, a home’s HVAC system would be highly energy inefficient—and probably much less effective at providing comfort.

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