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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
"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.
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!
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 [...]
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
J&A Announces Winner of Free Trane Furnace “No one should have to worry about how they are going to stay warm over the winter,” says Anthony Passatore, founder and owner of J&A South Park. [...]
Your home is your castle! Home safety and security devices are top priority! Keeping it safe and secure is imperative for homeowners. Whether you own your home or rent one, home is home, and you [...]
Perhaps you’re entertaining guests, maybe decorating your home, or finishing up some Christmas gift shopping. Whatever the occasion, it’s easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit. Holiday decorating, including lights, trees, and wreaths, can help put your household in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, the winter holidays are also a prime time for residential fires triggered by an upsurge in the energy consumed to power your lighting displays and Christmas trees, as well as the energy spent to prepare holiday feasts and entertain family and friends in your home....
Chilly temperatures in fall should serve as a reminder of the harsher winter months ahead, so make sure to keep up with your house’s plumbing basics, so you’re well prepared for any would-be problems associated with freezing temperatures. Follow our, Easy Fall Steps to Prepare Plumbing for Winter, and preserve your home's plumbing this year!
Smart technology for the home has everyone talking. Homeowners now have more control than ever before over the systems and features in their home. And these technologies can be built into nearly every aspect of the home. Interested in learning more about smart home technology? We have some great tips on innovative smart home technology that will make your life easier! ...
Plumbers are truly the unsung heroes in the fight against disease eradication. Vaccines get all the glory, but most plumbers will gladly inform you that it was water infrastructure –modern sewage systems and clean water – that eradicated disease, and they’re right!