Thursday, December 20, 2012

James River Air - Comfort & Safety Promotion 2012

James River Air wants everyone to be safe and comfortable in their home this season.

If you know someone who cannot afford to fix a heating, electrical or plumbing problem -- James River Air would like to lend a hand. 
Fill out the form here and tell us their story. 
We'll work to fix systems for as many deserving families as we can.
Help us make a difference here at home this winter.
Comfort & Safety is one thing we can all share.
Please submit your story by December 28, 2012.  Please note we can only help folks in our Richmond Tri-city area.

Friday, December 14, 2012

How NOT to Do Waste Piping

Here's some "creative" plumbing waste piping we ran across today on a job site. 

If your plumbing looks like this, it's time to call James River!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Interview with Hugh Joyce on WTVR - Cultural Arts in Ashland

Hugh Joyce, president of James River Air, sat down for an interview with Bill Bevins of WTVR for an interview about cultural arts in the Town of Ashland.  Click below for the video.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bizarre Bazaar 10th Annual Massey Opening Night Shopping Spree

James River was pleased to be a part of the 10th Annual Massey Opening Night Shopping Spree at the Bizarre Bazaar last night.  Congratulations to the winners of the drawings we held:

HVAC Tune Ups - Irene M. of Henrico & Tami P. of Mechanicsville
Whole house electrical inspection - Janice M.  of Ashland
Toto Toilet - Susan C. of Midlothian
42" TV - Dale M. of North Chesterfield

Click here to see some photos from the event.

1140 WRVA's Jimmy Barrett Gets A Tour of James River Air's Solar Idea House

We were pleased to recently host Jimmy Barrett of WRVA 1140 at our Solar Idea House to show him some of the creative energy-saving technologies we are using there.  See below for a video of the tour.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Check your systems regularly!

We found this in the field today.  Don't let this happen to you!  Have your system checked regularly.  This could easily cause serious damage to your equipment, not to mention higher cost of operation!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Proper Chiller Maintenance

Here's some pretty impressive pictures that show why it's important to keep your chiller properly maintained.  This particular chiller is almost sixty years old, and a thorough cleaning was badly needed!  As you can see, the cleaning done by our technician (Keith) made a huge difference!  Call or e-mail us today to talk about a maintenance plan for your equipment.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Heat Exchanger - Safety

Here's a picture of a heat exchanger we found today in a large commercial roof-top unit.  Even minor cracks in these can result in the release of deadly carbon monoxide into the air in your home or business.  A huge hole like this is a major problem and safety hazard!

Make sure you are having your fossil fuel heating equipment checked annually by a qualified contractor.  Call us today at 358-9333 or visit our website at to discuss maintenance options!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Helping the Crotts Family

James River Air and it's employees were proud to be able to help the Crotts Family with financial and clothing donations. We'd like to give a big thank you to Staff Sergeant Martinez and his fellow troops at the US Army Ordnance School at Fort Lee for giving us a ton of donations!  They went above and beyond with their contributions!!


SSG Martinez with James River employees Chris, Lisa, and Ashley

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Virginia Clean Cities - Omni Hotel Event

Hugh Joyce, president of James River Air's, was honored to be a speaker at the Virginia Clean Cities Business Case For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Forum yesterday, October 17th, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Richmond.

The event was attended by Richmond's Mayor, Dwight Jones, who did the first official "plug-in" of what is the first electric vehicle charger located at a hotel in the city.



Hugh and James River Air have pioneered the installation of EV chargers in the Richmond area.  We've installed several around town, including one at our office at 1905 Westmoreland Street.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SunTrust Riverview EV Chargers

Here is one of the eight EV (electric vehicle) wall-mounted chargers we are installing at SunTrust's Riverview Center building in Richmond, VA.  This project came about through SunTrust's desire to be green!  We've installed a number of EV chargers around town, including the one at our office at 1905 Westmoreland Street (available to the public at no charge).

Monday, October 15, 2012

From 200K BTU to 90K BTU

Here's a good example of what we often see:  oversized furnaces.  In fact, about 75% of all fossil fuel equipment out there is oversized!

In this case, we replaced a 200,000 BTU furnace set up with a more efficient, properly sized 90,000 BTU furnace.  It frees up space and saves the homeowner on their utility bills!

Call or e-mail us today to see if your furnace or boiler is oversized, and what we can recommend to replace it.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wellness Lunch & Learn

Today we were fortunate to have Dr. Michael Albanese visit our office and give a group of our employees a presentation on health and wellness.  We learned about the "five essentials of health" and some of the ways we can help improve our well-being; it was very informative!  Dr. Albanese has visited many local businesses and he has a very positive message!

Interesting "Repair"...

Today one of our technicians found this at one of our commercial client's locations.  Notice the shower heads rigged up to keep the unit cooled off!  If your unit looks like this, you need to give us a call so we can repair it properly!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gas Furnace Replacement

On a recent inspection of one of our contract customer's gas furnace, we found a cracked heat exchanger.  After sending out another technician to verify the diagnosis, we recommended replacing the unit with a new, smaller, more efficient one since the old furnace was over 20 years old!

We installed a new James River Select by Lennox ML180 furnace and reworked the flue pipe as needed.

Cold weather will be here soon, call James River at (804) 358-9333 to schedule an inspection of your heating system today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

James River Air Completes Solar Installation at Hungary Idea House 2

James River Air is proud to announce that we have completed the solar array installation at 8201 Hungary Rd (Idea House II).  The system required special approvals from Henrico County because it is installed in the front yard.  The innovative on-ground front yard installation was required due to constant shading in the rear yard and rear roof.   The system will be rated at 3.1 kW and should help generate 60-70% of the power consumption of the home.

The house will be LEED Certified.  The target certification level is Platinum.

For more information contact Hugh Joyce.

Using the Right Coil Cleaner

Our commercial service department knows that when you're cleaning coils, it's important to use the right type of cleaner for the type of coil you're cleaning.

Today we found that one of our commercial clients in Richmond, VA has some units that, although only 2 years old, look like they are about 15 years old... all because the wrong type of coil cleaner was used on them!  It has damaged the coils so much that they will probably need to be replaced.

Contact James River Air today to have a survey done to see if your units are being properly maintained!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Winner of Our 2011 Free Maintenance Agreement Chosen

We are pleased to announce that Mr. S. Johns of Richmond, Virginia is the winner of our 2011 Free Maintenance Agreement promotion.

Starting mid-2011, we began a promotion where you were entered in a drawing for a free maintenance agreement (up to $200 value) if you signed up for our mailing list.

We have renewed the promotion for 2012, so please enter here to be eligible for the next drawing! Please note we won't spam you and you can opt out anytime.

Congratulations to Mr. Johns!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Job Fairs - Thursday 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26 - 4 PM - 7 PM

We are excited to announce three upcoming Job Fairs:

Thursday 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26, from 4 PM - 7 PM each day.

Come by our office at 1905 Westmoreland St, Richmond, VA 23230 and let's talk about your future! Experienced HVAC techs, plumbers, electricians, submit your application online and then come by during the fair to meet our management team!