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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Thinking of Starting Off the Season with a New AC Unit?

May 18th, 2020

Are you thinking about getting yourself a new air conditioner this year? It’s a good idea if your current air conditioning system has been giving you grief. We understand that the idea of upgrading to a new air conditioning system isn’t always enticing. It’s one of those things that takes a considerable amount of time and money. While we understand your aversion to taking on an expensive and time-consuming project surrounding your air conditioner right before the start of summer, we can make the entire process painless for you.

Come to us when you want great air conditioning in Mars, PA. We’re the ones who can make sure that you’re cool for the entire summer. We’ve got your back for whatever you need here in Pennsylvania.

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IAQ 101

May 14th, 2020
IAQ-diagram

If you’re unfamiliar with the term IAQ, let’s get you started. This is a term that’s been around for well over 10 years, and it’s here to stay. It stands for Indoor Air Quality, and it’s become increasingly important as homes continue to be better insulated and sealed to save energy. These changes allow less air to enter and leave the home, which may make a home’s air stale at best and a lot more polluted at worst. Certainly, the recent pandemic has forced us to stay home, making this more important than ever!

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It’s Time to Tune-Up Your AC

May 4th, 2020

Have you thought about your air conditioner already? Now we’ll be the first to admit that, sometimes, things can slip through the cracks. We know that we’re people who have made our entire career surrounding air conditioning and heating, but we understand how a tune-up for one of these devices could be one of those to-do-list line items that find itself at the bottom of your list week after week.

If you want air conditioning maintenance in Butler, PA from a professional, then you need to come to the professionals on our team. We’re going to tell you everything that you need to know about air conditioning maintenance below. Just make sure you trust a reliable professional with your work.

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Need a Ceiling Fan for Spring?

April 20th, 2020

When you think of preparing for spring, you’re probably thinking of prepping your home for the warm weather that’s right around the corner, stocking up on your allergy medication, and maybe even picking up your gardening hobby again. We don’t want you to overlook one important thing though—your comfort! If you don’t have a ceiling fan for spring, it’s time for you to schedule an appointment with us.

You may not think about it like this, but a ceiling fan is an electrical matter. You can’t rely on just anyone to install this system for you—at least not in a safe manner. If you want to make sure that you have what you need, you should schedule an appointment with our electricians in Butler, PA. We make sure that you’re always getting the service your home requires.

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How Your Plumbing Impacts Your IAQ

April 6th, 2020

We know that when you think about how your plumbing could potentially negatively affect your home, you’re probably thinking of issues like water damage. But did you know that your plumbing can impact your indoor air quality too? When we’re talking about “plumbing” here, we’re speaking about your sewer line in particular. As you know, it’s important that any type of waste leaving your home stays away from your living space.

If you’re concerned with keeping your plumbing system and indoor air quality system in amazing shape, then you should contact one of our professional plumbers in Cranberry Township, PA. We know how to keep your home in great shape. In fact, we specialize in fast, efficient, and high-quality work.

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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
Family warm up hands over electric heater

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
shot-of-a-carbon-monoxide-alarm

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
gas-water-heater-infographic

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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