Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Kennihan’s Tips for When You’re Expecting a New Family Member

Monday, February 19th, 2024

First of all, congratulations! For many people in our community, this is an exciting time. Adding a new little member of your family can be a major change and lead to some pretty stressful experiences, even if you’re excited.

Don’t worry, our team is here for the long term to walk you through any installations, replacements, upgrades, or HVAC services in Butler County, PA. We take pride in our ability to keep customers comfortable, which means that we can take your concerns and find solutions to them in record time.

Where do we start? Well, here are some standard HVAC tips to consider when you’re expecting a new baby. These are meant to give you some helpful information on what to do, how to approach these issues, and how we can help you solve them.

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Common Misconceptions About Furnace Efficiency

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

A common misinterpretation homeowners have is that having efficient equipment means they have an efficient system. A 95% efficient furnace means that your equipment is burning and using 95% of the fuel, while the other 5% just goes out the exhaust.  While your equipment may be high performing, in most cases, your entire system is not.  Once that efficient furnace heats up your air it goes through a hole ductwork system to be spread throughout the house. This means the air could:

  1. Be going through your unconditioned attic (how cold is it up there…40 degrees?)
  2. It could be escaping the improperly sealed ductwork and heating areas that don’t need heated.

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How to Stay Warm & Safe While Waiting for Furnace Repair

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

It’s never convenient to deal with a furnace breakdown that leaves you without heat. Depending on when the breakdown happens and how busy our team is with similar calls, you may be without heat for a little while until we can visit your home for a service appointment.

It’s better to be prepared in advance just in case your furnace breaks so that you can stay warm while you wait for service. If you have been searching for “furnace repair near me” because your furnace is already broken down, you’re in the right place. Just give our team a call, and we will schedule you with the soonest appointment we have available. You can also keep reading to learn more about how to stay warm while you wait for furnace repair.

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The Most Common Furnace Repairs You’ll Need

Monday, December 25th, 2023

You may not think much about planning ahead for furnace repairs, but it’s a good idea to give the topic some thought. The best way to stay ahead of a total breakdown is to pay attention to the early signs of furnace problems and get them fixed sooner rather than later. 

When you need furnace repair in Butler, PA you can give our team a call to schedule service. Whether you know what the problem is or not, we can figure it out. We’ll troubleshoot and get down to the root issue to fix it so it doesn’t happen again. You can keep reading to learn more about common furnace problems and the associated repair needs.

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4 Silent Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Unfortunately, furnace problems are not always obvious. Sometimes they manifest in the form of unusual sounds, but other times problems are quieter. If you notice any of the four (quiet) signs below, it’s time to schedule furnace repair in Gibsonia.

Even if it still feels like your furnace is running just fine and your home feels comfortable, these four signs can indicate that something is going wrong with your furnace. When you take preventative action and schedule service now you can prevent a total furnace breakdown weeks or months from now. Keep reading to learn more about four quiet signs that your furnace may be in trouble.

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These Spooky Signs Mean You May Need Furnace Replacement

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Spooky season is upon us, and you may very well enjoy the thrills and chills that are a part of the season. However, when your furnace starts acting up, it’s just not the same kind of scare that you might be looking for. Instead, it’s possibly a sign that you need furnace repairs or replacement.

If your furnace hasn’t been operating the way it should, you may be searching for ‘furnace repair near me.’ Well, you reached the right place! Our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that it might be time to replace your furnace. Don’t let the fear of a possible need for a furnace replacement keep you from giving us a call to schedule your in-home assessment.

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3 Steps to Take Before Turning On Your Furnace in Fall

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Fall is just around the corner and soon you will be turning your furnace on to heat your home as temperatures get cooler. But there are a few steps you need to take before you turn your furnace on for the first time this season.

It’s important to complete a few tasks before turning your furnace on because your furnace has been sitting unused through the summer months. And if through this testing you discover that something is wrong, you’ll need to call us for furnace repair in Gibsonia. You can keep reading to learn more about why these steps are so important ahead of turning your system on and how they can help your furnace this winter.

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These Are the Leading Reasons You May Need Heating Repair Now

Monday, March 6th, 2023

The winter season is almost over, and if you’ve made it through with your heater working great, you’re probably feeling pretty confident about your heater. But whether your heater is working well or giving you cause for concern, you still need to invest in heating repair before the season is over.

Your heater has been working hard all winter long to keep your home warm and has likely had to undergo a lot of strain. When you have our team come out for a heater tune-up, we can address small repair needs now so that when the next winter season rolls around, you know that it is ready to go. Keep reading to learn more about why heating repair is so crucial even at this time of year.

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Your Furnace Blower Motor is Out, Now What?

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Your furnace has a blower motor that helps to move heated air through the system and into your home. There are a variety of reasons that your furnace blower might stop working. While you may be tempted to troubleshoot these on your own, it’s always a good idea to enlist the help of an expert.

Even if you have the best intentions, if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, you can cause more harm than good. If you need furnace repair in Butler County, our team is happy to help. In the meantime, you can learn more about why your furnace blower motor is out and what you need to do next. 

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What is Included in Furnace Installation?

Monday, 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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