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What is Included in Furnace Installation?

January 23rd, 2023

Your older furnace is likely using much more energy as it ages compared to what a newer version would use. Upgrading your furnace is a big investment, but it can also save you on your monthly energy bills. If you are thinking about installing a new furnace in your home, you may be wondering what exactly happens during the installation process. 

The Department of Energy estimates that your furnace can waste up to 30% of its energy use if it is not properly installed. You want to make sure that a certified professional completes your furnace installation. This includes mobile home furnace installation, too. Keep reading to learn more about what is included in the furnace installation process.

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How Big of a Generator Do I Need?

January 9th, 2023
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No matter where you live, you likely face the possibility of a power outage due to inclement weather. Some power outages only last for a few hours, but others can last for days and even weeks. In the winter, this can mean your pipes, freezing, your food going bad, and your basements flooding. 

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to avoid the common problems that come with power outages. That solution is a whole-house generator. Whole-house generators come in all shapes and sizes so they can meet your needs no matter what size your house is. Learn more about choosing the right size generator for your house.

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How Does Video Pipe Inspection Work?

December 26th, 2022

Some plumbing problems are typical. They are easy to find, and easy to fix. Other plumbing problems may seem to be a mystery. You can’t find exactly where the problem originates from, so it seems like it is impossible to address. If you have a clog, leak, or blockage from the plumbing that is below your foundation, or outside of your home, it can be a little bit more difficult to fix.

But that doesn’t make it impossible. Our team can complete a video pipe inspection using cameras that we feed into sections of your plumbing that we could not otherwise see. We can use this method on pipes as small as 1.5 inches wide. If you have a plumbing problem that you think, requires a video pipe inspection in Allison Park, give us a call. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how a video pipe inspection works.

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When Should I Worry About My Furnace?

December 12th, 2022

There are three levels of worry when it comes to your furnace. The first level is not being worried at all. Your furnace is working great and you rarely even think about the appliance at all. The second level is questionable. You suspect that something might be wrong, but you could also be imagining things. The third level is when problems are obvious. You have loud sounds and unusual smells and your heater function may be compromised.

Ideally, you want to identify problems when they are still small. Once furnace problems become obvious, the problems are more significant which means they’re also more costly and complex. If you’ve been searching for “furnace repair near me” and landed here, you’re in the right place. We have a team of experts who live to fix heater problems in the winter.

First, you have to be able to identify those problems. 

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How Do You Know if Your Gas Line is Leaking?

November 28th, 2022

Natural gas is our cleanest option when it comes to fossil fuels. It has a lower impact on the environment and it’s safe for your family. In fact, many homeowners prefer to have a natural gas heater over any other option because of its reliability. But what happens when your gas line is leaking?

Like everything, natural gas lines also pose some risks. Leaks are almost undetectable because natural gas doesn’t have a color or odor. But there are some signs you can pay attention to that may indicate your gas line is leaking. If you’ve been searching online for ‘gas line repair near me’ you can stop looking – you found us! 

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What Happens During Electrical Maintenance Calls? Here’s What You Need to Know

November 14th, 2022
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You may know about annual HVAC maintenance for your heating and cooling system, but what about electrical maintenance? Your home or business is full of electrical connections that run throughout the structure and connect to appliances and wall outlets. Most of the time your electrical connections work flawlessly without any problems. 

In fact, you may not even think about all the wires running through the walls. That is until there is a problem with your electrical work somewhere. The best way to avoid electrical problems like fire hazards from faulty wiring is by scheduling electrical maintenance calls regularly. If you need an electrician in Butler County, our team can help. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about electrical maintenance and how it can benefit your home or business. 

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What Geothermal Users Should Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

October 17th, 2022

If you’ve been thinking about investing in a geothermal heating and cooling system for your home, there has never been a better time. The US government is currently offering a geothermal tax credit for 30% of the cost of a geothermal unit. That means if you install a geothermal unit before the end of 2022, you can claim the credit when you file your taxes at the beginning of next year. 

If you want to wait and install a unit in 2023, you can claim the credit in 2024 when you file taxes. In fact, the credit is good for an entire decade! But that doesn’t mean you should wait to invest in geothermal systems in Butler County. Keep reading to learn what you should know about the Inflation Reduction Act and how it can help you save money.

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Air Duct Cleaning Benefits for Your Home and Health

October 3rd, 2022

If your HVAC system has traditional ductwork that runs through your home to deliver air to each room, you need to schedule an annual air duct cleaning. It’s easy to forget about your ductwork because it’s out of sight and out of mind. Even though your HVAC system has an air filter, small particles of dust and contaminants can still get into your system and settle in your air ducts.

Over time, these particles build up and can really affect your HVAC unit’s efficiency. If you’ve never had your air ducts cleaned, now is a great time to schedule air duct cleaning in Butler County, PA. But before you give us a call, you can read on to learn more about the benefits of air duct cleaning for your home and health. 

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Why Every Home Needs a Whole House Generator

September 19th, 2022

If you’re thinking about a generator for your home, you have two basic options. The first is a portable generator that you can take places with you. The second is a whole house generator that connects directly to your home’s electrical system and does not move. A portable generator is great if you plan to go camping or want to plug in an electric grill. But a whole house generator is definitely the best choice if you’re planning for potential power outages.

A portable generator can do the job, but not nearly as well as a whole home alternative. If you’re interested in installing a whole home generator in Nashville, TN, our team can help. First, you have to choose a generator that is sized to fit your needs, then install the system, and finally, understand how it works. But what are the benefits? 

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We Received the 2022 ICP Elite Citizens Award!

September 9th, 2022

Every year, the 2022 ICP Elite Citizens Award is given to a company that specifically gives back to the local community and goes above and beyond. We pride ourselves on being a trustworthy company for many of our customers so they can receive the care they need without spending too much money or dealing with people they’ve never met.

We also want to give a shout-out to Robin’s Home, which is one of the many reasons we achieved this goal.

So, thank you everyone for supporting your local business! Stop by or give our team a call to get acquainted with the most reputable HVAC team in the area.

Contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for help with your next home project.

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