Preventive Maintenance = $avings

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Preventive maintenance agreements (PMAs) are agreements between you and your ACCA quality contractor for scheduled inspections and maintenance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. PMAs are generally scheduled semi-annually to maintain peak efficiency, prevent utility overpayment, and avert system failures through predictive maintenance that can help extend the life of your HVAC…

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Some Things Haven’t Changed

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During the past couple of years, the process of selecting heating and air conditioning equipment has usually been linked to the various rebates and tax credits that were currently available. However, rebates and tax credits won’t make up for an installation that wasn’t done correctly. Unfortunately, that aspect of this business hasn’t changed. The downturn…

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Kahn Air Conditioning Celebrates 50 Years!

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It was 1961 when Julian Kahn first opened the doors of Kahn Air Conditioning. John F. Kennedy was our newly elected President, and set a lofty goal of putting a man on the moon. Gunsmoke was one of our favorite television shows (in black and white), the movie West Side Story opened, Ty Cobb and…

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Homeowner's Duct Testing Tutorial

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Several years ago, the heating and air conditioning industry was informed that a new rule was going to be implemented in an effort to reduce energy usage. This procedure was implemented partly because the duct systems of heating and air conditioning sometimes can leak a considerable amount of air. This is air that you have…

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Make It Easy On Yourself

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What is your time really worth? I mean, have you ever taken the time to figure how much per hour your time is worth – to you? Anyone can certainly figure out how much their time is worth while they’re working by dividing the amount of their pay, by the number of hours that they’ve…

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Yes, Even More Rules

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Currently the State of California is requiring that certain duct systems of a heating and air conditioning system be tested to determine the amount of air leakage, when any part of the system is replaced. This is all done in an effort to reduce energy usage. There are of course many factors which will determine…

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Let’s All Say Goodbye To An Old Friend (Freon)

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Refrigerant R-22, commonly known as Freon, has had a pretty good run. It’s been used for many years in residential air conditioning systems, worldwide. So what’s the problem? Well Freon R-22 contains chlorine, which when released into the air, is thought by some to be hurting the Earth’s Ozone Layer. Whether or not you believe…

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How Much Efficiency Can I Afford?

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When buying a heating or air conditioning system, homeowners need to consider many factors before making their purchase. One of these factors is the ‘total efficiency’ of the new system. Energy costs are surely going to rise. The D.W.P. and The Gas Co. already have approval for future rate increases. How much will I be…

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How do I Choose a Quality Contractor?

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Check out everyone that provides you with a proposal with your local Better Business Bureau. They will have a rating for most contractors. You can’t rely solely on this information, but include it in your evaluation. Check every contractor out with the California State Contractors License Board. www.cslb.ca.gov. Do this online, as it is difficult…

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Homeowners Corner

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So, you need of a new furnace or air conditioner. You may not have had to purchase this type of product before, or at least not for some time. So, how will you possibly learn enough about it before you write the check? How will you know which equipment is the “right” choice for your…

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