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1701, 2020

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

Let’s face it, in a modern home with more than one shower and a large-capacity washing machine, the traditional water heater with a storage tank may not be large enough to keep up with the ever-increasing demands for hot water. Tankless water heaters deliver a continuous supply of hot water and may be the best option for you!

801, 2020

Why Is My HVAC Blowing Cold Air?

If your HVAC is blowing cold air, we empathize with you. It's a chilly dilemma that no one should have to deal with during winter. The truth is, the winter is hard enough, and you don't need a furnace blowing cold air to pile on to the misery, so here's what could be causing this issue.

1312, 2019

How to Reduce Static Electricity

Your clothes are crackling, your bedsheets are sticking and popping, and if you're lucky enough to have pets, you can see the little "lightning bolts" when you pet them. Winter is the time of year when you most often experience static shock as the cold and dry air creates the perfect conditions for static buildup.

2711, 2019

Making Your House Holiday-Ready

As a homeowner facing yet another round of holidays this year, it’s essential that you prepare your home – including your HVAC system – for family get-togethers or even just the occasional holiday guest.

2011, 2019

J&A HOLDS FIRST BAKE SALE

On Friday, November 8, 2019, J&A held its first in-store bake sale fundraiser in support of The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

1111, 2019

The Difference Between Types of Furnaces

Here’s the Lowdown on Single Stage, Two-Stage or Variable Speed Furnaces, because let’s face it; the furnace is one of those things in your home that you can’t afford to live without especially if you reside in a colder climate.

2810, 2019

Spooky Plumbing Nightmares

While we here at J&A South Park can’t help with your kids’ costumes or carving your pumpkins and decorating your homes, we can help you avoid some common plumbing mishaps that can happen this time of year. We want your Halloween season to be all about treats with no tricks.

2210, 2019

Is It Time to Replace Your HVAC Unit?

How often do you think about your HVAC system? For most homeowners, it’s hardly a thought until it breaks down. The truth is, an HVAC system is one of the most significant investments you can make in your home.

2009, 2019

HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Fall & Winter

The heating and cooling efficiency of your HVAC system is crucial during all seasons. However, winter is perhaps the most problematic time to have to deal with your home’s inadequate heating system.

2308, 2019

Hard Facts about Chlorine in your Drinking Water

Every day, millions of people drink chlorinated or hard water. At first, the induction of chlorine to the water supply brought about a rapid reduction in the spread of disease and other waterborne ailments. Now, however, it seems these improvements may have come at a price. While we all appreciate the benefits chlorine has brought us, it’s time we also look to protect ourselves from the potential harm of drinking chlorine.

2407, 2019

J&A Participates in Fourth of July Parade

J&A Participates in Local Parade Over the Fourth of July weekend, J&A participated in a local parade in the South Hills to celebrate the holiday with the community. J&A's float was a flatbed truck [...]

1707, 2019

Air Conditioner Replacements and Phasing out HCFC Refrigerants

"Refrigerants" are what make air conditioning and refrigeration possible, which, as we all know, contribute enormously to our quality of life. But, do you know what it is or why it is going away? Put simply, R-22 is damaging to the environment. Please, continue to read to find out how you can help to eliminate this ozone-depleting substance.

1706, 2019

Why Install a UV Light in the HVAC System?

UV light’s ability to kill pathogens in water and air has been scientifically proven throughout the years. These amazing UV systems have been used in hospitals as far back as the 1930s to reduce the spread of diseases such as measles and tuberculosis. Read more to find out why UV light is so effective, and how it is used to improve indoor air quality for residential HVAC systems!

2405, 2019

J&A Donates Van to Local Fire Department

J&A Donates Van to Local Fire Department Not only does J&A South Park provide HVAC, plumbing, and electric services for their community, they also give back to their community. J&A South Park is proud [...]

1605, 2019

Your HVAC System Can Help Reduce Allergens

Spring and early summer is a wonderful time of year! Cold weather is finally fading and the grass, flowers, and trees are all in bloom again. But, allergens that come with this time of year can be a nightmare. Itchy, watery eyes, congestion, and coughing can keep you up all night and make your day miserable. Your HVAC can help keep seasonal allergens and pollutants at bay!

3004, 2019

Benefits of Our Premier Maintenance Program

Do you know where the emergency water shut-off valve is located in your home? Is your water heater running efficiently? Is your A/C operating at its peak? This is only the beginning of a long list of questions most homeowners should be able to answer, but the reality is most of us don’t have the time or energy to become experts in home plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems. That’s why our Premier Maintenance Program was created specifically with homeowners in mind!

1904, 2019

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC System

Aside from being one of the most significant investments in your home, the HVAC system helps ensure your in-home comfort, so you really need to keep it in great working condition. Changing the air filters, checking the ductwork and cleaning your outdoor unit are all great maintenance tips you can perform yourself, but to really ensure your HVAC system is ready for the spring and summer months, it’s always important to have your HVAC maintenance done by a professional who can take a more in-depth look at your system.

3003, 2019

There’s Something About that Hot Water Heater

Water heaters are one of the appliances that aren’t thought about until someone turns on the shower or faucet and there’s no hot water. Although most water heaters can run for at least a decade, if not two, they can only do so when they receive regular maintenance and inspections. That’s why you shouldn’t wait until you no longer have hot water to start thinking about your water heater. Start a maintenance and inspection routine right now.

1903, 2019

Switching to LED Lighting for Your Home

It’s finally time. After weeks of thinking it over you’ve decided to switch from incandescent to LED lighting for your home! LED lighting not only saves energy and money, but it is also a safer option when it comes to light bulbs. Don't risk the safety of your humble abode; switching to LED lighting for your home can be easy!

2702, 2019

Easy Ways to Save Water in Your Home

We Can All Pitch in to Conserve Water Resources! Whether you’re ready to cut back on your time in the shower, use your garbage disposal less, install a water-efficient showerhead or a new energy-efficient dishwasher, there is an abundance of both big and small ways that you can conserve water around the home. Even a couple of small changes can add up to hundreds of gallons in water savings each year.

1602, 2019

February 18th is National Battery Day

Where would we be without the humble battery? Take a moment to think about how different the world around you might be without the invention of the battery. In modern society, portable power isn’t something we think about every day because it’s so easily accessible. It’s incredible to think about how much we rely on this simple form of energy for our everyday lives.

3001, 2019

How to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

When the icy winds of winter descend upon us, cranking up your furnace is only half the battle when it comes to keeping up comfy lodgings. You also need to keep that heating system running as efficiently as possible and track down any concealed vulnerable points in your home that let the cold sneak in. Let’s take a brief look at some tips to help keep your home as comfortable as possible. You’ll likely save a few bucks on your heating bill, too.

1001, 2019

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Your Home’s Electrical System

Have you already made your New Year’s resolutions? Well, J&A South Park would like to add a couple more to your list. This year, we are including home electrical resolutions – to help ensure both a safe and energy-efficient New Year. In addition to eating healthier, exercising more and losing a few unwanted pounds, you might want to consider adding these electrical improvements to your list of New Year resolutions.

3112, 2018

Avoid Frozen Pipes this Winter

How do you know if a pipe is frozen? The most common indicator of a frozen pipe is that a faucet will not flow or a toilet will not flush, but pipes can be frozen without these symptoms. If you have a pipe that freezes, proceed carefully because it’s actually when a pipe thaws that it usually bursts.