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Holiday Lights and Your Home’s Electrical System

Monday, December 17th, 2018

outdoor-string-of-lightsWe don’t have snow for December in California, and we imagine most locals are a-okay with that. But homeowners still want some holiday cheer, and one of the best ways to pretend they’re in a winter wonderland while still only needing a windbreaker when outside is to put up a festive light show on the outside of the house. And a generous amount on the inside as well.

But there’s a potential downside to decorating with lights during the season. The amount of electrical demand a light display puts on the house can cause tripped circuit breakers. And it can even lead to house fires! We have some advice about electrical safety when it comes to lighting the street up and giving the living room a seasonal glow with your dazzling displays.

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Our Thanksgiving Tradition

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Hi, I’m just now delivering the most beautiful letters to the troops from Lennox Cox Community School, St. Mark’s School, and the lovely Daughters of the Revolution of Antelope Valley. Being a drop of location for “A Million Thanks” and helping to deliver heartfelt letters of gratitude to the brave active duty Soldiers and wounded Veterans has been an honor.

I wanted to share with you a little Thanksgiving tradition we have at our home that seems to make everyone feel grateful and reminds us we are ALL one big family:

We put out a bowl of crafty stuff, blank cards, and some pens. Everyone is invited to write a personal “thank you” note to someone serving in our military.

No pressure. What’s nice is that the letters will be delivered for Christmas and it really means so much to the soldiers to know that they are cared about when they are away during the holidays.

If you want to try it at your Thanksgiving, great! Please drop off your letters at Kilowatt or give them to your service tech, and I will make sure they are delivered.

Happy Thanksgiving friends,
Lisa Gilford

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Shriners Run Walk at Woodley Park

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Please join our team!!! Sunday, April 29th at 7am – Kilowatt is one of the sponsors of the Shriners Run Walk 2 Heal Kids at Woodley Park. It’s a terrific family event for a great cause.

“Registration is open” Sign up early save $10 with code: CHANGELIVES10 http://www.active.com/…/walk-and-run-2-heal-kids-5k-10k-2018 Give Hope:Heal Kids:Change Lives

World-class specialty care

Shriners for Children Medical Center, previously known as Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles, is a specialty medical center providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burn scars, and cleft lip and palate. Patients receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

In 2017, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles transitioned to Shriners for Children Medical Center, where we operate as an ambulatory surgery center. Although we have moved, our mission is still dedicated to meeting the needs of as many patients and families as possible who can benefit from the specialized services we provide. While our facility operates on an outpatient basis to serve more patients, we still offer surgeries and procedures requiring an overnight admission, at our partner hospital. Our partner facility is Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. Our Shriners for Children Medical Center physicians perform these procedures and provide all pre-surgical and follow-up care.

Our history

Founded in 1952, we treat children from all over the country and around the world, and have unique relationships with top hospitals and universities. In 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children — Los Angeles moved to our new home in Pasadena.

Our mission

The mission of Shriners for Children Medical Center is to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burn scars, cleft lip and palate, and other special health care needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative environment
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other health care professionals
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.

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AC Troubles: Could It Be Damaged Ductwork?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

ducts-in-atticOne of the reasons it’s essential that you rely on HVAC professionals when it comes to repairs for your air conditioning system in Sherman Oaks, CA is that there are many possible causes behind each symptom of an AC malfunction. It’s similar to when a person develops a fever: there are different illnesses that can trigger the body’s temperature to rise—and if it’s a serious problem, you only want a medical professional to diagnose it. So when your AC has a serious problem, you only want an HVAC professional technician with the right certification to diagnose it, and then fix it.

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Why You Should Work with Our Professionals for AC Installation

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioning-condensers-near-plantsTime to replace your old air conditioning system! Yes, you finally decided the ancient, clattering, and unreliable AC in your house needs to be put out to pasture so you can find a new, high efficiency unit to put in its place. You don’t want to handle a hot Southern California summer without a cooling system that you can trust to do its job without heavily hurting your bank account—or abruptly breaking down.

However, we recommend you never attempt to cut any corners when it comes to a new AC installation. We know those “savings” from hiring non-professionals who make big promises for suspiciously low prices are tempting. But amateur work will cost you enormously in the future. Only experienced and certified professionals can do the job right.

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May 2017 Employee of the Month

Monday, May 1st, 2017

When Jessica Franco came to Kilowatt a few years ago we knew right away that she was a keeper. Smart and curious about every aspect of heating, air conditioning, electrical and customer service, accounting, ordering parts… She’s amazing! In fact when our service technicians go for additional training she goes with them and takes the same classes they do. Many times Jessica can be heard talking a customer through an over-the-phone diagnosis of a problem. She is truly caring, organized, and the funnest perfectionist you could ever meet.

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Too Early to Think about Air Conditioning?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-systemSouthern California has experienced colder weather than usual these past few weeks. Along with temperatures in the 50s during the day, we’ve also had powerful rainstorms. This may sound comical to somebody who lives in a place like Minnesota: what we’re going through isn’t remotely close to what they consider “cold.” But it is for us, and you’ve probably gotten some steady use from your home’s heating system during the previous weeks and not given your air conditioner much thought.

But spring is almost here (officially on March 20), and hot weather rushes in early in Southern California. Now is the time we recommend you give serious thought to your air conditioning system in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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Maintenance Helps Avoid Expensive Problems

Monday, November 28th, 2016

It was the Filter, in the drawing room, with the dust particles!

It was the Filter, in the drawing room, with the dust particles!

Regular maintenance for your heating system and air conditioner are necessary during the year. We recommend air conditioning maintenance in the spring, so right now we’re going to specifically address heating maintenance. After all, it’s the season for doing it! And since Southern California doesn’t exactly experience bracing cold winter (some rain, some cool nights) it’s not too late to arrange for maintenance in early December. Just contact us to get started!

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A DIY Problem We Often Find in Circuit Panel Wiring

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Is there a problem in your circuit box.The yellow and white wire inside the panel are called Romex. Romex wires are for inside the walls.They should not be inside the circuit panel box.

An issue that professional electricians often deal with when they come to a home to handle repairs is fixing trouble caused by “do-it-yourself” tinkering. Even if you haven’t done any DIY work with your electrical system (and you definitely shouldn’t), the previous homeowners may have. Make sure that you only call a licensed electrician when you need new wiring for your house or any wiring repairs.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

image008Fall is a good time to think about what changes you need to make to your HVAC system. Most homes use a furnace for comfort during cool weather, and if your home is one of those, you might want to consider scheduling a replacement with our professionals.

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