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“Operation Gratitude” and “A Million Thanks”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Every year our friends and customers write thousands of Holiday cards to active duty soldiers and wounded veterans and drop them off at our office in Sherman Oaks. We work with “Operation Gratitude” and “A Million Thanks” to make sure that those letters are delivered in time to raise spirits and make the brave men and women who keep us safe feel appreciated.

Thanks friends for participating!

If you would like to submit a holiday card (or holiday cards!); you can either drop them off in person or mail them in a envelope to:

Kilowatt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electric & Solar
4925 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

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Vent Grills Matter for Your Home Comfort!

Monday, October 5th, 2015

IMG_1282If you have a home that uses a ventilation system to distribute cooled and heated air through the rooms, then you’re familiar with air vents and the grills that cover them. You probably think that there isn’t much else you really need to know about grills. How much of an effect can something like a grill have on home comfort?

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Poppy Passes Therapy Dog’s International Competency Test!

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Poppy Update:

After all her training with Guide Dogs of America it was easy for Poppy to pass the Therapy Dog’s International Competency Test. Sha Newman, Poppy’s very own teacher, tested her and signed off on her skills. Poppy is now a licensed Therapy Dog sponsored by Kilowatt.poppy 1

You know, studies show that petting a dog causes people’s blood pressure to lower, increases endorphin and oxygen levels, and reduces anxiety.

For her first job, Poppy was invited by the Calabasas High School Peer support organization to come out and help the students de-stress before their final exams. She is so used to bells and crowds because our children took her to school with them when she was a puppy-in-training for GDA.

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Next stop, Valley Village adult activity center In Van Nuys. What a wonderful bunch of people! Several were in wheelchairs and it was hard for them to reach down and pet Poppy.  We figured out that she could climb on a chair and, in one case, up onto the table to give love.

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Electric Vehicle Charging

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Electric vehicles in Los Angeles are great for both the environment and your wallet. Kilowatt provides electrical services that can help make your electric vehicle more convenient and enjoyable by installing a proper charging station by a trained and certified electrical technician. How would you like to have your Tesla completely charged in 1 hour? We can do that with a 100 amp quick charger.

Where to put the EV Charger

Before you  buy an electric vehicle, imagine where your electric car will be parked. Think about the ideal location for this piece of equipment. Now measure the distance between where the charger will hang on your wall, and where the charging port is on your car. Cables usually run from approximately 15 to 25 feet. Make sure your cord can easily reach where it needs to go, and think about its length for a potential second plug-in car in your driveway or garage.

 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Tip:  Charge during off-peak hours to save even more.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Depending on where you locate your EV Charger, we may have to run just a few feet of conduit—or dozens of feet. Longer copper runs will add installation cost, but because you’ll charge almost every night, you want it to be as convenient as possible.

You will want a charger that can handle at least 30 amps. The rule of thumb is that 30-amp service will roughly give you the ability to add 30 miles of range in an hour—just as 15 amps will add about 15 miles in an hour of charging. Keep in mind that most plug-in hybrids (and the Nissan LEAF prior to the 2013 model) don’t take full advantage of the faster rate. That’s okay. It’s still wise to have the capacity to charge at least at the 30-amp level, even if your current car can’t fully utilize the higher amperage, so you don’t have to upgrade in a few years if/when you buy a new EV that has a faster on-board charger. Also, it’s nice to allow friends with faster-charging electric vehicles to get a full charge from your garage.

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Armondo DeLara: Employee of the Month June 2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014

 

Armondo DeLara is one of those people who lead by example. He has been an HVAC installation specialist with Kilowatt for 12 years. Armondo’s superior expertise and exemplary work ethic earned him the respect and appreciation of the rest of the Kilowatt team and our dear customers. He was voted Employee of the Month for June 2014. Congratulations Armondo. We are lucky to have you!

If you want to nominate someone from our company for the honor of Employee of the Month, please contact us at: lisa@kilowattac.com and tell us about your experience. We ALWAYS appreciate feedback and positive feedback is our favorite!

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Be sure to bookmark the Kilowatt blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call Kilowatt for all your air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, electrical, water heater, solar, and commercial service needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

iMarket Solutions has launched Kilowatt a new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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