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

Why You Should Work with Our Professionals for AC Installation

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-condensers-near-plantsTime to replace your old air conditioning system! Yes, you finally decided the ancient, clattering, and unreliable AC in your house needs to be put out to pasture so you can find a new, high efficiency unit to put in its place. You don’t want to handle a hot Southern California summer without a cooling system that you can trust to do its job without heavily hurting your bank account—or abruptly breaking down.

However, we recommend you never attempt to cut any corners when it comes to a new AC installation. We know those “savings” from hiring non-professionals who make big promises for suspiciously low prices are tempting. But amateur work will cost you enormously in the future. Only experienced and certified professionals can do the job right.

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May 2017 Employee of the Month

Monday, May 1st, 2017

When Jessica Franco came to Kilowatt a few years ago we knew right away that she was a keeper. Smart and curious about every aspect of heating, air conditioning, electrical and customer service, accounting, ordering parts… She’s amazing! In fact when our service technicians go for additional training she goes with them and takes the same classes they do. Many times Jessica can be heard talking a customer through an over-the-phone diagnosis of a problem. She is truly caring, organized, and the funnest perfectionist you could ever meet.

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Too Early to Think about Air Conditioning?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-systemSouthern California has experienced colder weather than usual these past few weeks. Along with temperatures in the 50s during the day, we’ve also had powerful rainstorms. This may sound comical to somebody who lives in a place like Minnesota: what we’re going through isn’t remotely close to what they consider “cold.” But it is for us, and you’ve probably gotten some steady use from your home’s heating system during the previous weeks and not given your air conditioner much thought.

But spring is almost here (officially on March 20), and hot weather rushes in early in Southern California. Now is the time we recommend you give serious thought to your air conditioning system in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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Maintenance Helps Avoid Expensive Problems

Monday, November 28th, 2016
It was the Filter, in the drawing room, with the dust particles!

It was the Filter, in the drawing room, with the dust particles!

Regular maintenance for your heating system and air conditioner are necessary during the year. We recommend air conditioning maintenance in the spring, so right now we’re going to specifically address heating maintenance. After all, it’s the season for doing it! And since Southern California doesn’t exactly experience bracing cold winter (some rain, some cool nights) it’s not too late to arrange for maintenance in early December. Just contact us to get started!

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A DIY Problem We Often Find in Circuit Panel Wiring

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Is there a problem in your circuit box.The yellow and white wire inside the panel are called Romex. Romex wires are for inside the walls.They should not be inside the circuit panel box.

An issue that professional electricians often deal with when they come to a home to handle repairs is fixing trouble caused by “do-it-yourself” tinkering. Even if you haven’t done any DIY work with your electrical system (and you definitely shouldn’t), the previous homeowners may have. Make sure that you only call a licensed electrician when you need new wiring for your house or any wiring repairs.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

image008Fall is a good time to think about what changes you need to make to your HVAC system. Most homes use a furnace for comfort during cool weather, and if your home is one of those, you might want to consider scheduling a replacement with our professionals.

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Adding Central Air Conditioning to an Older Home

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Montecito-landscape-design-spanish-mediterranean-styleCentral air conditioning has become the standard for current homes, or at least homes in places that get as warm as Southern California. If you live in an older home that doesn’t have central air conditioning and instead relies on window units to provide cooling, you may believe that it’s either impossible or too expensive to have a central air conditioning system put in.

However, this type of installation isn’t as difficult, or as costly, as it may seem at first. Much of it depends on your home and the options you choose for air conditioning it.

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Important: Don’t Buy HVAC Equipment Online!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

It’s March, and people are starting to prepare their homes for the hot Southern Californian spring and summer weather. That means air conditioner maintenance as well as new system installations.

Because we live in a world where most shopping needs can be taken care of online, homeowners often look to see if they can purchase their new HVAC equipment in the same way, and if it can save them money. If you can buy car online, or a house, why not buy an air conditioner?

Do not do this! As we’ll explain below, there are a number of reasons this is a bad idea all around.Air-Conditioner-Funny

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What Can I Do to Make Sure My House Has Electricity in Case of Power Outages?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

IMG_0195On the East Coast of the U.S., power outages often occur because of stormy conditions and during periods of the coldest weather. But here in Southern California we aren’t immune to extended power losses, which often strike during the hottest weather, when immense strain is placed on the electrical grid. This can be inconvenient (food spoiling in the refrigerator), incredibly uncomfortable (no AC when the outdoor temperature rises above 90°F), or actually dangerous (loss of powered medical equipment). People want to know what they can do to protect their homes and families from the issues of extended power loss.

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Replace an OId Floor Furnace with a Safer, High Efficiency Model

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Old Floor FurnaceRecently, we replaced an aging floor furnace for a customer and installed an energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system for the house. The floor furnace was not only old, it was in danger of becoming a safety hazard. This is a good reminder for people out there that extremely old furnaces can turn into dangerous systems. It’s much better to replace the system than to try to keep repairing it. Not only are there more effective, energy saving systems out there, but they’re also much safer for you and your family.

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