We are continuing to work hard to meet all of our customer's needs and are ready to serve! Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are watching the reports from the CDC and taking many precautionary measures to ensure your safety! You can read more about this here. Please don't hesitate to reach out, we're ready to help.

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Health & Safety Announcement

Dear Valued Customers,

Much like you, we here at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air have been paying close attention to the news regarding the spread of COVID-19. We care a great deal about the health and safety of each employee at Schneller & Knochelmann, as well as their families, our customers, and our communities.

That’s why we’re reaching out to share what we’re doing at Schneller & Knochelmann in response to COVID-19. We are closely watching the reports from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and taking many precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our team members and customers.

Schneller & Knochelmann is continuing to run day-to-day operations without interruption, and we expect no change to the level of service we offer our customers. As a service business, the majority of our 80 employees are out in trucks by themselves each day and are ready to be of service.

We have taken the following additional precautionary measures:

  • Technicians are being supplied with additional sanitizing materials, including gloves and shoe covers, for both your safety and their safety. They have been advised to touch as few surfaces as possible and to wipe everything down that they have touched with sanitizing wipes.
  • All employees are asked to stay at home if they feel ill or anyone in their family feels ill and remain at home until a doctor has permitted them to return to work.
  • We are increasing the sanitizing of our offices during the day and looking for ways to enable some of our office personnel to work from home.
  • We are offering zero-entry AC maintenance

To help us ensure the safety of our team, if you or someone in your family is ill, please contact us and we can reschedule your appointment for later in the season. Please know that we are here for you and will continue to operate with as little interruption as possible.

In the meantime, we’re finding that some of our customers are taking advantage of their time at home and scheduling the tune-up that they had been putting off. Please give us a call or email us if you’d like to schedule yours.

Thanks so much for being a Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air customer. We’ll continue to keep in touch as needed, and our staff sends best wishes of health and safety to you, your family, and your communities.

Thank you,
Kris Knochelmann, President/Owner
Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air

Topics: In the News

Using Air Filters for Cincinnati Air Pollution

The EPA reports that last year more than 70 million tons of pollution were emitted into the atmosphere in the United States. While we love living in the Cincinnati area, we know that a lot of that pollution is in larger cities like ours. And what’s in the air will eventually end up in your home and, if you’re not careful, your lungs. With numbers like these, the importance of IAQ is very clear: For the sake of your health, you need to make sure you’re taking care of the air in your home!

So, what role does the air filter located in your home’s HVAC system play in this? It may surprise you, but a pretty big one! Read on to find out more, and learn why air filter installation might be the right call for you.

What Does an HVAC Air Filter Do?

Air filters installed in a heating and cooling system are designed to filter out harmful particles from the air. This includes dust, pollen, mold spores, dander, smoke, and a few others. Filters are rated according to the MERV rating system, which essentially states the smallest diameter of particles the filter can trap, measured in microns.

When you have a good, clean air filter, you can expect it to trap a good percentage of the particles present in your air. This protects the HVAC system from clogging, and protects your respiratory system, too! For the best results, air filters should be changed every two months at a minimum, and in higher-pollution areas like a city, monthly is better.

There are also a lot of benefits to be had from upgrading your standard HVAC air filter to a polyester pleated air filter. These filters have a higher rating, last longer, and trap far more pollutants. We don’t typically recommend HEPA air filters for residential HVAC systems, however. These can actually over-filter to the point of restricting airflow in a standard heating and cooling system, potentially leading to overheating.

What Is an Air Cleaner?

Air filters play a big part in keeping your home air free of dust and debris. However, they can only do so much all on their own. If you’re looking to truly clean the air in your Cincinnati home, an air cleaner might be the long-term solution you’re looking for. An air cleaner is an electronic air filter that is installed directly within your HVAC duct system. From here, the electrostatic filter pulls dust and pollution from the air, attracting them and effectively trapping them.

An electronic air filter installation can provide a bunch of big benefits, including:

  • Removing up to 99.98% of particles down to 0.1 micron
  • Eliminating common home odors
  • Reducing the presence of VOCs from indoor air
  • Protecting your HVAC system from airflow restriction

Boost Indoor Air Quality with Schneller & Knochelmann in Cincinnati, Ohio

For homeowners in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, having clean air is a must. Unfortunately, modern air pollution challenges don’t always make it easy! That’s why at Schneller & Knochelmann, we’re happy to be able to provide top-class indoor air quality services to our clients. Whether you’re interested in electric air filter installation or you want to learn more about the powerful advantages of an air scrubber, we’re always glad to be of service.

Contact us online to find out more about air filter installation, or call (513) 407-4424 to talk to an IAQ contractor in Cincinnati, Ohio! 

Topics: Blog

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

The Homeowner’s Guide to Caring for Your Furnace

If your heater is struggling against the Cincinnati chill, it may be time to repair or replace your furnace. Understanding your options for a better-working furnace will help you avoid rising from bed with fresh icicles hanging from your nose.

Deciding whether to repair or replace isn’t always straightforward. There are a number of factors homeowners need to consider before scheduling a repair or replacement.

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Topics: Furnace

Can I Shower During a Power Outage?

When the power kicks off in your Cincinnati home, it robs you of tons of amenities and comforts. Now you can’t cook, you can’t clean, can’t watch the television—depending on what device you use to do so you might not even be able to read. So what’s left to do? You might find yourself asking, “Can I shower during a power outage?”

Can you take a shower when the power is out? Follow along with the plumbers at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air for the answer! Read More

Topics: Blog

4 Common Reasons for Clogged Drains

Absolutely nobody likes dealing with a clogged drain. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking toilets, sinks, showers, or heaven forbid the sewer drain line. Removing them is annoying, and can even be expensive if you have to lean on a local plumber to get it handled.

So what’s better than having to deal with a clog? Avoiding one, of course! And today the specialists at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air are going to help you do just that by listing the top four causes of a clogged drain. Read More

Topics: Plumbing

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring sure took its sweet time getting here, but it’s finally starting to warm up (and mostly stay that way). Pretty soon it’ll be barbeques, sunshine, and pleasant evenings. But before you run off to enjoy the season there are some things you need to do—namely for your AC system. Spring in Cincinnati tends to be wonderful, but it’s also quite short. Then it’ll be summer, and you’ll need every edge you can get to beat the heat.

Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to help! Follow along with this simple spring maintenance checklist and you’ll be well on your way to an efficient and effective air conditioner this year.

Need some help getting your cooling system set up for success? Contact the certified HVAC professionals at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air online to set an appointment!

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Topics: Blog

Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air Featured in HVAC Today

Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air: A Legacy of Performance

Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air is proud to announce that we were featured in the latest HVAC Today as the Contractor Spotlight. The article shares the story of two families, two companies, and the fate that brought them together.

Read the full article here.

Click here to learn more about Schneller’s full range of HVAC and plumbing services.

Topics: In the News

7 Heating Facts You Need to Know

We rely on our heating systems on a daily basis when the weather gets like it has been. But how much, would you say, do you actually know about your home heating system? If you’re like most the answer is probably not much! At Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air our team is passionate about two things: helping our clients, and teaching folks about their equipment. Well-informed homeowners tend to stay more comfortable!

That’s why today we’re going to tackle a list of home heating facts you need to know. Some are practical, some are fun, but they’re all handy.

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Topics: Blog

Why Do I Need to Flush More Than Once?

Toilets are one of those household items that really barely even register on your radar. We use them on a daily basis, but it’s typically just do your business, flush, move on. Until that flush doesn’t get the job done. Then you’re stumped and annoyed, and you might even have a mess on your hands. Want to know what’s causing the need for multiple flushes (or constant plunger reliance)? The plumbing team at Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to help.

Dealing with a problematic toilet or have a different plumbing problem entirely? Contact our plumbing repair team online today!

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Topics: Blog

How to Prep Your Home’s Plumbing System for the Holidays

It’s hard to find time to accomplish pretty much anything at all once the holidays start swinging in earnest. You’ve got family, friends, dinners, parties, travel (ugh!), and approximately 500 other things on your mind. That’s why the holidays are prime for cramming in as much crisis prevention and planning as possible! Don’t want a plumbing problem ruining your good times? Then you’ve come to the right team.

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Topics: Blog

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