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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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What Are Two-Stage Furnaces?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

IMG_9454As a homeowner, you have a larger selection of furnace types for household heating than ever before. You might even say that the selection is a bit, well, bewildering. That is why it is very important that you have a professional HVAC installer to assist you whenever it’s time to put in a new heater for a home, either as a first installation or as a replacement for an inefficient older unit.

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Is Ductless Heating a Good Option for My Home?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In Southern California, people have different concerns when it comes to heating a home during the winter than elsewhere in the country where the temperature takes much steeper drops. Although homeowners will need to have a heating system to manage to cooler days and occasionally cold nights, the main concern in Southern California is energy efficiency: the heater in your home only runs periodically, so you want to make sure that it doesn’t cost you a fortune whenever it does come on.

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Prepare for El Niño with a Furnace Tune-Up!

Monday, November 9th, 2015

IMG_9113El Niño: That period when above-average rainfall strikes Southern California and everyone learns how to make the “ñ” symbol using their keyboard. Meteorologists have predicted that this winter Southern California may experience an enormous El Niño—one large enough to have earned it the nickname of the “Godzilla El Niño,” conjuring up an image of a behemoth lumbering from the ocean to inflict devastation on shore.

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