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Kevin Kuhn appointed to Illinois Chapter of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association.

Kevin Kuhn, co-owner of RJ Kuhn Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, was recently appointed as the representative of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest to the Illinois Chapter of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. The vote for his appointment was held on March 14 and was unanimous. The two organizations foster excellence in the plumbing, heating and cooling… Read More

Fix a Leak

Most people don't realize the tremendous amount of water that is wasted every year. If you have city water, take a look at your water meter. Many meters have a small red triangle in the cover, that is a leak indicator. To check this, make sure everything in your house is shut off, no toilets… Read More

Advantage To Modulating Gas Valve

There are many advantages to having a furnace with a modulating gas valve which will be discussed below, but lets start off with a brief description of what a modulating gas valve is. A modulating gas valve has the ability to vary the gas input to match the heat loss of your home at any… Read More

Is my water safe?

The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, has focused the nation’s attention on water safety around the country and the problems that come with aging lead pipes. No doubt, you’re wondering “could this happen to me?” R. J. Kuhn Plumbing Heating & Cooling  is committed to keeping you and your family safe. Using resources from… Read More

Rick Kuhn Elected to PCA Midwest Board of Directors

The Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) is pleased to announce that its association membership has recently elected Rick Kuhn, owner/partner at R.J. Kuhn Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, Inc. to serve as PCA Director for the 2016-2017 term. Kuhn had previously been appointed as PCA Director in September, 2015 to serve out the remainder of the… Read More

80% AFUE vs. 95% AFUE

There are two main differences between the 95% AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) and an 80% AFUE furnace. The obvious is the difference in efficiency, the second being the cost difference. Efficiency: A 95% AFUE furnace will use 95 cents of every dollar spent on gas as heat in the house and will allow the… Read More