Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2020

Don’t Let Your Furnace Ruin Your Home!

Monday, 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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Kennihan Plumbing and Heating COVID-19 Update

Friday, 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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Finish Winter with a Bang

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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