Entries by Tim Kortze

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat to in Winter?

Winter weather is not far away. As you anticipate seasonal changes and the adjustments made to accommodate them, you might start thinking about putting flannel sheets on your bed, swapping your short-sleeved shirts for sweaters and perhaps treating yourself to a thick robe and a new pair of slippers before the coldest days arrive. Those […]

How to Use Your Senses to Diagnose HVAC Problems

Unless you’re an HVAC professional or an engineer, the idea of confronting problems with your heating and cooling may sound daunting. You may have received advice in the past that says that unless you have these advanced qualifications, you can’t possibly know how to identify problems with your HVAC system. And that if you want […]

How to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running

Few kitchen appliances get as much use, or abuse, as the garbage disposal. Most homeowners don’t even quite realize how important this appliance is until it stops working one day and you’re left with a clogged drain full of smelly food waste. While garbage disposals are designed and built for heavy-duty daily use, the best […]

Plumbing Issues to Look for in a New Home

Looking for a new house is an exciting and serious process. However, you don’t want to run into any new home plumbing issues. That’s why it’s important to know how to inspect plumbing before buying a home. At Zimmerman Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, homeowners come first. In case you’re browsing the market, we thought […]

What’s in your water?

What’s in Your Water? The importance of getting cleaner, healthier water to you and your home The water coming to the majority of our homes in the South-Central PA area is distributed by our local municipalities, or commonly referred to as city water. Fortunately for us, most of the time we can count on a […]

Flushmate II Recall

Flushmate II 501-B Recall # 19-012 Effective 10/18/18 the Flushmate II 501-B pressure assisted flushing system found in American Standard, Corona, Crane, Kohler, and Mansfield toilets has been found to burst causing damage and injury. This part should be replaced as soon as possible. Here’s how to identify the part and what to do if […]

Whole-home Dehumidifier Benefits

This year’s increase of rain and high humidity levels have been wreaking havoc on basements, crawlspaces, and entire homes throughout Central PA. Even when the temperature feels cooler but the dew point is still high, opening windows to let fresh air in greatly increases the humidity in your home. So, why is humidity a concern […]

High-tech Plumbing

Smart plumbing that can prevent serious damage Everyday we depend on the plumbing running throughout our homes – it’s a necessity we usually take for granted. Probably because it works almost all the time, and most of the plumbing we don’t even see.  Of course, over time cracks and breaks will happen and rest assured […]