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Archive for January, 2016

Sherman Oaks Business of the YEAR! We need your vote!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Kilowatt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electric & Solar nominated for Sherman Oaks Business of the Year!

We are so grateful to be nominated and we really want to WIN Sherman Oaks Business of the YEAR!

 

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It’s super easy! Just 2 clicks and YOU can help.

You don’t have to give your email address or sign-up for anything. Just click here to got to the Sherman Oaks Business of the Year page and then click KILOWATT; then click VOTE.

It’s that simple … and you can do it every day until the end of February! (please do)

THANK YOU. We love you too!

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Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Award Reflects Company’s Consistently High-Level of Customer Service.

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Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

“We love what we do,” says Dean Gilford, president of Kilowatt. “ Air conditioning is the number one energy expense for most Los Angeles homeowners. In fact, air conditioning can account for more than half the total electric bill. Switching to a more energy-efficient furnace or air conditioner pays for it’s self and saves money. But energy efficient equipment won’t save a penny if it’s not installed properly! That’s why all of us at Kilowatt, are committed to practicing the highest industry standards for HVAC installations, and repairs.”

Indeed, all of Kilowatt’s employees are independently safety-sealed, which means that they are professionally trained, background checked and drug tested. Kilowatt offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on their home services.

“Only about 5 percent of the Heating and Cooling companies in Los Angeles have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.SSAnew5

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Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than three million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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Why You Need Proper Clearance around Your Outdoor Condenser

Monday, January 25th, 2016

In Southern California, heat pumps are a fantastic way to provide comfort during the mild winters. A heat pump is an excellent system for summer air conditioning, and when the mild cool arrive
during the witner, it switches into energy-efficient heating mode that won’t struggle to draw sufficient heat from the outdoors in order to warm the indoors.

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What Does SEER Stand For?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

SEEROne of the most common questions we hear from customers when they’re looking into installing a new HVAC system is the meaning of the acronym SEER. It’s displayed on heat pumps and air conditioners, and most people know that the higher the SEER number, the better. So a heat pump with 16 SEER is apparently better than a 14 SEER heat pump.

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Using Ceiling Fans for Comfort during Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

ceiling_fan_installerCeiling fans are an excellent way to stay cool in the summer without placing too much extra stress on an air conditioning system. Properly installed ceiling fans create a breeze through a living space, and this movement of air creates a “wind-chill” effect… except you want to feel a bit of chill in hot weather! The air removes the heat envelope from around the human body, making it easier for the body to release heat and cool down.

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Need Heating Repairs? Call Us Today for Extra Savings!

Monday, January 4th, 2016

IMG_9457We’re experiencing our first bout of cooler weather for the winter here in the Greater Los Angeles Area. This may not seem like it’s too cold to people who live in places like the Midwest or New England, but it’s still cold enough that we need to have heating systems running to keep our homes comfortable. If your heater starts to show signs that it isn’t handling its job properly, you should pick up the phone and call our technicians as soon as possible. And here’s an extra incentive to have that repair done now: we’re offering $20 off any heating (or AC) repair.

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Join our Food Drive for San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission!

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Are your cupboards still stocked with extra food from the holidays?

We’ll take that can of jellied cranberries off your hands, or the box of macaroni and cheese your grandchildren never ate. What about that extra stuffing mix? We’ll take whatever canned or boxed food you don’t want in your cupboards anymore. In return we will give you this lovely Kilowatt grocery tote as our way of saying “thank you” for participating in our food drive. We want to help stock the pantry of the San Fernando valley rescue mission.

How can YOU help?

It’s easy, next time a service or maintenance tech comes by your home simply give them the food you want to contribute. If you’d like to drop off that’s cool too! Stop by Kilowatt headquarters at 4925 Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks , drop off your food and pick up your shopping bag 😉

An estimated 254,000 men, women and children experience homelessness in Los Angeles County during some part of the year and approximately 82,000 people are homeless on any given night. Unaccompanied youth, especially in the Hollywood area, are estimated to make up from 4,800 to 10,000 of these. A high percentage – as high as 20 percent – are veterans, about 25% are mentally ill, and 23% are children.

Other Facts About the Homeless Population in Los Angeles:

The average age is 40 – women tend to be younger.

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  • 33% to 50% are female. Men make up about 75% of the single population.
  • About 42% to 77% do not receive public benefits to which they are entitled.
  • 20% to 43% are in families, typically headed by a single mother.
  • An estimated 20% are physically disabled.
  • 41% of adults were employed within last year.
  • 16% to 20% of adults are employed.
  • As children, 27% lived in foster care or group homes; 25% were physically or sexually abused
  • 33%-66% of single individuals have substance abuse issues.
  • 48% graduated from high school; 32% had a bachelor degree or higher (as compared to 45% and 25% for the population overall respectively).

Update January 27, 2016

We are getting such a great response from our customers for our food drive. Thank you! But our very own Joe Valle did something totally unexpected. He came to work today with 5 full bags of groceries from his family to donate. Joe has a heart of gold and he always gives 100% to everything he does. Thank you! The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission was so grateful to receive all that food! We are still collecting… just wanted to update you and thank you all for participating!

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