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Change your air filters—often. On average, indoor air is 40% dirtier than the air outside.—Dean

Our Review

“Some people say, ‘I don’t work for friends and family’,” says Dean Gilford of Kilowatt. “I’m the opposite. I treat all my customers as if they were family.” A one-stop shop for all heating, AC and electrical needs, Dean and his crew go beyond the call of duty. Kilowatt can upgrade HVAC systems and electrical panels, add vent ducts to improve a home’s energy efficiency, rewire old houses, add recessed lighting and more.

On first visits, the Kilowatt team does a complete safety inspection and diagnosis of the HVAC or electrical system. Factory-trained, drug-tested and background-checked workers, using floor savers and drop cloths, will check your equipment and venting to make sure your home is as energy efficient and safe as possible.

With Kilowatt’s Straightforward Pricing plan, you pay the same rate no matter how long a job takes. They also work with utilities like DWP and equipment manufacturers to get the best rebates and tax credits. EPA certified, Kilowatt provides a ten-year guarantee on most new systems and complimentary maintenance within six months on installations.

Dean and his wife Lisa share a rare commitment to their clientele: “We live in the neighborhood, and when we see our customers at the market, we want to be able to say hello and know we really helped them—that’s what makes us happy.”

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User Reviews

Dana Calabasas
February 12, 2016

Everyone I came in contact with was very pleasant and respectful. Do I think I could have gotten a new system for a cheaper price, probably, but not cheap enough to risk quality and reliability.

Marci F. Tarzana
January 23, 2015

I'm so honored to be able to give Kilowatt an outstanding review! I've hired them several times over the last three to four years and I just can't say enough good things about them. They are refreshingly trustworthy, efficient and honest. When I hired them to replace a broken air conditioning unit at my house, they were very up front about the work needed and patiently took the time to explain each step to me. I really don't know anything about air conditioning, but they made me feel completely comfortable. I've since recommended them to three or four of my clients in the entertainment industry and I've always received glowing feedback. I feel especially happy when I can refer someone so wonderful, as it reflects very positively on me!

Michele F. Encino
January 19, 2015

I met Dean and Lisa of Kilowatt through a local networking event in my neighborhood a few years ago. I liked them as people and soon hired Kilowatt to do a few projects in my home. They have done some maintenance work on my air conditioning unit and electrical panel, as well as repairing a “hot” light switch in my home. They were fantastic to work with, very professional and easy to contact. Once, Dean came out to my house in the middle of a rain storm and didn't even charge me for the repair!

Jeff Y. Woodland Hills
December 28, 2014

I've hired Kilowatt for two major projects, in addition to some smaller repair and rewiring work. During our first project together, they installed a new a/c unit and repaired the main electrical box at our home. Recently, they helped us with a major remodel of our kitchen. I've been incredibly happy with the results every time. I have very high expectations, and Kilowatt really took the time to get all the answers and do it right. Dean built trust with me very quickly, and came by the job site several times to check in personally.

His crew is also absolutely top-notch. They were clean, efficient, and professional. They didn't do any damage to the other elements of the remodel and they didn't leave any kind of mess behind. Their prices are very competitive, and Dean made an effort to be conservative so that my final bill was actually less than his original quote. This is a company known for integrity, honesty, and reliability.

B. Sinai Pacific Palisades
December 17, 2014

I've been working with Dean for about 17 years, even before he joined Kilowatt. Over the years, he's installed at least five completely new heating/ac systems for me in my home and several commercial properties. He continues to service all these units regularly, and I have often recommended Kilowatt to other members of my family. They are always on time, provide very high quality work, use high-end parts, and clean up after themselves. For me it's not about the price; its more important to get the project done right and I fully trust Kilowatt to do just that.

Mike B. Mission Hills
November 03, 2014

I'm a home inspector and I had the pleasure of meeting Dean on a job site about three years ago. Since then, I've hired Kilowatt to install new heating and air conditioning units at my own home and a rental property. Their work was outstanding and I've never needed any additional servicing or repairs. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Kilowatt team. They are clean and very efficient, don't blast radios or use any foul language. I was so pleased with their work that I have since referred Kilowatt to over 100 of my clients. In fact, I just gave out two of his cards this morning!