Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Blog

Kennihan Plumbing and Heating COVID-19 Update

March 13th, 2020

Dear valued customer,

We are considered an essential business according to the PA “Industry Operation Guidance” issued 03/21/2020.  We are taking the following steps to help with the safety of our employees and our customers.

  • Before travelling to a customer’s home, they are contacted by our front office staff, and asked if anyone has been out of the country in the last 30 days, and has any one had any form of sickness in the last 14 days.
  • Employees are being directed, if they show any symptoms, or just don’t feel “right”, stay home.
  • We are having our crews arrive at our location at staggered times to create our best scenario at “social distancing”.
  • Crews are receiving daily operations directives via ipads, and keeping out of the front office areas.
  • Front office is isolated from any retail operations, meaning, if something needs purchased, it can be taken care of over the phone, and we have an area for retail parts to be picked up.
  • Our technicians, when at your house working on your heating or cooling system, including maintenance, are performing a complimentary “duct sanitization”, which uses a sanitizing fogger to help kill bacteria and viruses in the duct work.  While this in itself cannot kill everything, it is one more step in addition to the guidance from the CDC.
  • For more information about the virus, go to www.cdc.gov

In addition to your air filter, Fresh-Aire UV* makes an air purifier that uses UV light to kill viruses, bacteria, and odors in the home.  Recently, it was announced that UV lights are going to start being used in aircraft for cleaning and disinfection to kill the virus.  Hospitals already use UV lights for disinfection.  If it is good enough for the airlines and hospitals, why not have it in your home?  Almost all of the Kennihan Family have these systems in our homes, and we believe in them.  We have been using UV systems for over 20 years.

We can install this system, as well as accomplish a duct cleaning, and duct work fog sanitization in your home at your convenience.

This, like every challenge Americans have faced since the founding of our Nation, will pass.  We will learn from it, and be better people for it.  How we react during this time is how we define each of our “character”.  Like every other time, we will look back and say “remember when”. 

*Click here to read the Coronavirus statement from Fresh-Aire UV

If we can help you, let us know.  Be safe.

The Kennihans

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Don’t Let Your Furnace Ruin Your Home!

March 23rd, 2020

Now, we know that you’re probably thinking—“Ruin my home? I thought it was here to keep me warm?”

This is a fact, but a furnace that’s declining in quality can definitely ruin your home. We meet a lot of homeowners who try to push their furnace past its prime. This is a big issue. You don’t want to try to push your furnace to its limits. It’s not going to perform well in the end. You need to make sure that you’re giving the furnace a fighting chance with the right furnace services. If you need furnace repair in Butler, PA, then you can schedule an appointment with the professionals on our team.

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Finish Winter with a Bang

March 9th, 2020
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It’s been a long winter in Gibsonia, PA, and it’s still not over yet! We’re coming up to that halfway point, so now is a great time to stop and reflect—do you have the heating services you need to make it through the last leg of winter? If you don’t, then it’s time for you to schedule an appointment with our team members.

If you need heating repair in Gibsonia, PA, then we recommend you schedule an appointment with us. We want to make sure that your winter season is amazing from start to finish, and the only way you’re going to achieve this is through professional services. We can be by your side through everything you need!

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A Story Worth Sharing

March 2nd, 2020
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On a cold February day, Zach was headed to his last call of the day. This one was just an estimate for a mini-split unit the homeowners were interested in adding.  Zach, who has been working for Kennihan Plumbing and Heating for 9 years, had moved up the ranks as a very capable HVAC technician and helped whenever needed to give estimates to our customers.

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No Hot Water? Here’s What to Do

February 24th, 2020
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You hop in the shower ready to lather up and start your day, but instead of being showered in hot, soothing water, the shower head you once considered a friend becomes an enemy when it starts dousing you with an ice-cold stream. What’s going on? Well, you’ve learned the hard way that your home has no hot water. It’s time for you to get down to business after a rude awakening like this. We can be the professionals to help you do it.

Unfortunately, your water heater is probably the culprit behind the lack of hot water. If you’re looking for a plumber in Cranberry Township, PA to set your home back on track, then it’s time to give our team a ring. All our technicians are skilled and can help you get the service you need.

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Can You Rely on Your Carbon Monoxide Detector?

February 10th, 2020

You’ve got a carbon monoxide detector in your home, but can you really rely on this system? If you have any type of natural gas burning system in your home, then you know that it’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector in case anything goes wrong. You want to protect your home and your family members from any potential danger.

If you ever need great electric work, then make sure that you come to our Gibsonia electricians. We specialize in all the work you need, and we’re going to make sure that you get the service you deserve. Below, we’ll run through everything that you need to understand your carbon monoxide detector.

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It’s Time for a Mid-Winter Check-In: Is Your Furnace Okay?

January 27th, 2020

Are you unsure if you’re having furnace trouble at home? We’re going to be the team of professionals to help you get to the bottom of everything.

Sometimes, you might have a little furnace trouble in your home, but you may not think it’s such a big deal that you need to take the effort to schedule an appointment with professionals. Although you may believe this, we want you to know that furnace repair in Wexford, PA, is always worth the effort.

It’s important to take an honest look at your furnace when you reach this halfway point in the winter season. If you’ve had a heating problem bubbling underneath the surface for a while, then it’s more than likely it’s come to a boil. Don’t try to make it to spring with a heating problem on your hands. Call our team and let us handle it instead.  

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather

January 14th, 2020
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Make sure your home is ready for the cold that’s on the horizon. Here are a few things that you can do to help your home in the upcoming weeks:

  • Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Appointment: If you skipped out on a heating maintenance appointment this fall, it’s not too late to rectify the problem. You can still call us and have us tune up your heater to perfection.
  • Change Your Heater’s Filter: Changing the filter in your heater is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you get great heating. A fresh filter for the winter season ensures that you get clean air, high efficiency, and low-cost heating services.
  • Insulate Your Pipes: It’s important to pay attention to your pipes in your crawlspace, basement, or attic. Pipes in these areas are at a higher risk of freezing.
  • Check-In on Your Smoke Alarms/ Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Take the time to make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are up and running in your home. Now is also a great time to pop in a new set of those back-up batteries.
  • Have Your Water Heater Maintained: It doesn’t matter if your water heater is tank or tankless—you’re going to need maintenance to ensure that you’re getting piping hot water this winter.

Contact Kennihan Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our team. We can get your home primed for winter. We treat your home like it’s our grandma’s home.

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Avoid Frozen Pipes and Other Winter Problems

January 13th, 2020

What’s something that you want to avoid during a Wexford winter? The short list probably includes something like a heater breakdown, a car accident due to the cold weather, or a major power outage in your home. These are bigger issues that are probably always looming in the back of your mind as a worst-case scenario, but it’s important to keep sight of those lower level issues too.

If you’re looking for a plumber in Wexford, PA, make sure that you schedule an appointment with our professionals. We always take the extra effort to understand your personal preferences and the needs of your home before diving in headfirst into your plumbing system. Your plumbing system is complex—make sure that you’re giving it the care it deserves with the help of our team members.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule an Appointment for Heating Maintenance

December 30th, 2019

Winter has finally arrived. We’re full swing into the season in Butler County—the temperatures are cold, the snow is abundant, and the new year is right around the corner. This is a great moment for you to stop and assess the heater in your home if you haven’t already.

We understand that time has a way of getting away from you. After all, we’re all busy usually, and we’re especially busy during this time of year, right? If your fall heating maintenance appointment turned into a winter heating maintenance appointment and then became that appointment you just never scheduled, then we’re here with good news—it’s not too late! If you need Butler heating maintenance you can contact our professionals and we’ll be out in a flash.

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