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Archive for November, 2017

Advice about Safe Outdoor Seasonal Lighting

Monday, November 20th, 2017

christmas-decorations-on-treePutting up holiday lighting in December is a time-honored tradition that can range from a few strings of white lights to brighten up the house front from the street, to complex, professional designs aimed to win contests and which are often visible from low-earth orbit.

Here in Los Angeles, light decorations have a special function: we don’t get snow here during December, and taking trips to the beach on Christmas Day isn’t unheard of. Without the natural decoration of snow, putting up outdoor holiday lights is a way to make our streets look more festive and more like a place that does have snow. It’s a great bargain: that holiday touch without all that cold and having to shovel the driveway each morning.

However, no matter how much lighting you plan on putting up for your house to brighten the season, we urge you to take safety precautions to avoid problems like shorting out your electrical system, creating tripping hazards, or triggering an electrical fire. The movie Christmas Vacation may be comic exaggeration—but not by that much.

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We LOVE Hiring Veterans

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

If you have served our great nation in the military THANK YOU.

If you are looking for a job please know that we welcome you to the front of the line. Please send your resume to Deb@KilowattHVAC.com. We really like hiring Veterans first.

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Never Let Those AC Repairs Linger at the End of the Year

Monday, November 6th, 2017

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedWow, it’s finally cooled down here in Southern California. There was a week there in October when the temperatures were rising above 100°F. We hope your air conditioner was able to keep your home cooled down during this rough pre-Halloween heat wave—and if you did have troubles, we hoped you contacted us to have them fixed.

If you’ve noticed that your AC was having some problems during the recent heat, but it continued to run, you still need to have the system looked at to see what needs to be fixed. Don’t hesitate to schedule air conditioning repair in Van Nuys, CA or elsewhere in our service area at the end of the year. There are some good reasons why you never want these problems to linger over to the next calendar year, even though you don’t think there will be another heat wave coming up in November and December.

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November 2017 Employee of the Month

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Hector Basurto can do anything. Diagnose issues with your air conditioning system? No problem. Re-wire your home? No problem. Install a furnace, teach the new guy, take a call on a Sunday when it’s his day off? No problem. Do you see why we love Hector so much? He works hard and he expects the same of everyone on his team. Everyone wants to be on his team. That’s the kind of guy he is, a natural born leader.

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