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

Why Spring Is the Season for a New Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 29th, 2017

ac-unit-from-topThe simple answer to the question, “When is the best time to have a new air conditioning system installed?” is “The moment you believe you need one!” You can have a new AC put in during any season, and considering how hot it can get around the year here in Southern California, you should never hesitate to schedule new air conditioning installation when your current one appears to be close to the end of its service life.

But when it comes to more general planning, we recommend spring as the ideal time for having a new cooling system put in. To arrange for a spring air conditioning installation in Studio City, CA or elsewhere in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, get in touch with our team today.

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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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Important Tips for Furnace Safety

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A furnace. You probably use one for comfort during the winters. We can say that because furnaces, either natural gas or electric, are still the most popular type of home heater across the U.S. A furnace is a reliable and powerful way to receive heat, and even in the warm climate of Southern California it can come in handy often during cool days and cold nights. (People are often surprised at how cold it can actually get when the sun goes down!)

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How Is Your Heating Handling Our Cold Snap?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

img_4467How the winter weather goes in Southern California is something that’s hard to predict from year to year. There are times when New Year’s Day can have a high of 85 degrees. But sometimes—as in this year—we can wake up to temperatures down in the mid-40s. True, other parts of the country might laugh at the idea that this is a “cold winter,” but it’s our cold winter and we have to find ways to deal with it, Southern California-style.

How is your home’s heating system doing this unusually cold winter? It may be taking on work that it isn’t accustomed to, and this can lead to the need for repairs.

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What Are Heat Pumps?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

heat-pump-los-angelesFor many decades, the standard heating and cooling set-up for homes was a combination of an air conditioner and a furnace in the same cabinet, sharing a blower fan to send conditioned air into a network of ducts and to the various vents around the home. This is still the method that most homes use for comfort. But another option has come along that many homes have adopted: the heat pump.

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Is Your Furnace Safe?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

IMG_8221The gas furnace, the most common type of residential heating system, can potentially turn into a safety hazard for a home if it doesn’t receive the right kind of care and attention. If you have concerns about the safety of your home’s furnace, we have some tips below about how you can maintain the highest possible safe operation through the coming season.

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It’s Not Too Late to Upgrade to an Energy Efficient AC!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

APlatinumVariableSpeedHeatPump_010515132514The late summer has arrived, and September is peeking over the edge of the calendar. That means cooler temperatures are coming soon. But that doesn’t mean you can simply forget about your air conditioning system. You’ll still need it for the last month of the season, not mention those occasional Southern California heat waves that can spring out of nowhere during the rest of the year.

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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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Why Would You Need to Replace a Capacitor in an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

IMG_7205Around 85% of the repairs that air conditioners may need during the summer season are for their electrical systems… and the parts that need to be replaced most frequently are the capacitors. We’ll take a closer look at air conditioner capacitors and why you may need to have one replaced.

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How Our Maintenance Program Will Help You This Spring

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Last week we wrote about the importance of scheduling air conditioning maintenance during the spring. When you have professionals inspect and tune-up your AC before the hottest weather of the year arrives, you’ll be fully prepared for the worst heat that our Southern California weather can dish out. (And we all know that can be pretty hot!)

However, our maintenance program is about more than just a one-time tune-up for your air conditioning system. Depending on the level of the program you sign up for, the program takes care of your air conditioner and your heater—and does so year after year. KilowattHVAC-maintnenance

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