Wednesday, May 29, 2013

James River Air / Children's Museum - 529 Promotion

We're excited to announce our 529 Promotion.  See below for details.

Click here to see our commercial on YouTube and click here to request an in-home or online quote!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

James River Air Buys First Vehicle From Richmond Ford West

Hugh Joyce, president of James River Air, was honored to make the first vehicle purchase from Richmond Ford West.

James River Air Conditioning adds to its fleet of vehicles to meet growing needs of both residential and commercial business.  In keeping with Joyce's dedication to energy reduction, James River chose Ford's Transit Connect for its dependability, energy efficiency and performance.
Richmond Ford West is an expansion of the parent store:  Richmond Ford Lincoln.  Owner Ron Kody purchased Universal Ford May 1, 2013 and has transformed it into his new store, Richmond Ford West.  The new Ford dealership is located in Richmond's fashionable West End across from the Innsbrook complex.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Graduation Night: Women's HVAC Seminar

Last night was an exciting night as we completed our training course encouraging women to find out about the opportunities available to them in the HVAC and related trades.

Over the course of several weeks, the women learned about HVAC careers and were taught the fundamentals of how HVAC systems work and how to keep them maintained.

Some of the graduates will go on to be hired as PM (preventive maintenance) techs.

James River believes that there are major opportunities for women in HVAC and related trades and are excited that we can help get more women into the field.  We currently have two female sales representatives, one female PM tech, and one female plumber.

Congratulations to all the graduates!

Monday, April 1, 2013

More Plumbing Projects

Here's a couple more projects we've completed in our plumbing department recently.

This is a before and after picture of another State tankless water heater installation.  Unlike the original tank that vented up through the flue pipe, this one vents out line a 90+ furnace.

Then below is a picture of a beautiful sump pump installation by our plumber Doug H.  The old drains went to an old drain field that didn't work anymore.  The solution: pump the waste to the sewer lines at the other end of the house that run to the city sewer.  Look and works great

We have a great team of residential and commercial plumbers.  Call James River for all your plumbing needs!

Friday, March 22, 2013

State Tankless Water Heater Install

Here's a picture sent in by our lead plumber, Chris, of a State brand tankless water heater.  We've been installing other brands for years, but these State units are nice because they're made in the USA, more efficient, lighter than all others, and condensate like a 90+ furnace.

E-mail us today if you'd like more information about having one installed!

Friday, March 1, 2013

R-Home Reader Favorite Winner 2013

Thank you, Richmonders, for again voting us one of the 2013 R-Home Reader Favorites!  Check out this month's R-Home Magazine for the full story.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

James River Air Conditioning - Contracting Business "Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year"!

James River Air Conditioning is proud to announce that we have been named Contracting Business Magazine's "Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year"!

This is a great honor, and we would like to thank our customers for their business, as well as all of our employees who work hard to give those customers great service!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Homemade Sewer Smoke Tester

As you may know, James River Air has a team of both commercial and residential plumbers to handle issues like leaking sinks, toilet and water heater replacements, and sewer line cleaning.

One problem we run into is tracing down sewer issues.  One way we can test it is using peppermint extract, but sometimes we need something more sophisticated like a smoke test.

You can spend over a thousand dollars to buy a tool to do this.  One of our commercial plumbers, Bob, had the bright idea to make one in house for a fraction of that!  He had our sheet metal shop fabricate a box for him with a door to put a smoke pellet in, hooked up a spare fan motor he head, and put some insulation on it since it gets warm when operating.  Nice job, Bob!

We're all about finding creative solutions to problems like this that will help our customers.

Women's Career Seminar

Last night we were pleased to have a large turnout for our Women's Career Seminar.  Pictured below is one of our female techs, Lindsay, checking out a unit.  We're going to start a six-week course to teach basic preventive maintenance strategies, troubleshooting, and customer service.  We think this is a great opportunity and were glad that so many people were interested!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Comfort & Safety Interview - NBC12

James River Air President and owner Hugh Joyce was interviewed by NBC 12 news reporter Jennifer Warnick concerning the recent campaign we ran offering to "help as many people as we can". 

James River asked people to tell the story of someone who could not afford to fix a heating, electrical or plumbing problem.

See link below for pictures with one of the people helped, Timothy Woodson.   James River Air installed a new heat pump at no charge for Woodson and his wife.  They had been without heat for 3 years.

Click here to see the pictures on our Facebook page.

James River Air at NBC "Call 12"

Yesterday, February 4, 2013, James River Air hosted NBC 12's consumer call in.

Homeowners kept James River's people busy on the phones answering questions about heating, electrical, and plumbing problems. 

The special Call 12 provided an encore for James River Air "Comfort & Safety" campaign which asked people to tell the story of someone who could not afford to fix a home services problem. James River has been offering no-cost or low-cost repairs for as many needy families as they can.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WRIC Feature: "James River Air Conditioning is Positively Richmond"

James River Air's Comfort & Safety Program was featured recently on WRIC Channel 8's 5:00 news broadcast.  See video below for the story of one of the beneficiaries of this program.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Comfort & Safety Interview - NBC12

Here's an interview with James River Air President Hugh Joyce about out Comfort and Safety Promotion from WWBT Channel 12:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Angie's List Super Service Award Winner 2012

James River Air is pleased to announce that we have again been recognized as an Angie's List Super Service Award Winner for 2012 in the categories of HVAC and Plumbing!

Thank you to all of our clients that have taken the time to give us feedback through the Angie's List site, we appreciate your time!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

NBC12 Interview with Hugh Joyce - "Fiscal Cliff"

We were honored to have our owner, Hugh Joyce, interviewed by NBC12 concerning the fiscal cliff situation.  Video below:

Richmond business owner reacts to fiscal cliff discussion