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Plumbing Services

If your current provider isn’t meeting your needs for plumbing in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, PA or the West Shore area, check out all the high-quality services we offer, including:

  • Piping
  • Drains
  • Fixtures and Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Water Heaters (gas/electric/tankless)
  • Tubs
  • Tub and Shower Enclosures
  • Water Pressure Reducing Valves
  • Root Removal
  • Sewage Pumps
  • Sewer and Drain Cleaning
  • Well Pumps
  • Sump Pumps
  • Disposals
  • Appliance Hookup
  • Much more

If you’re looking for a plumber in Mechanicsburg, PA, or for plumbing needs in Harrisburg or the West Shore, contact Zimmerman first. We service and maintain ALL of your home’s plumbing needs. Whether you are looking to stop a minor leak or your master bathroom is in need of a major renovation, we can solve any plumbing problem you may encounter. In the search for a plumbing expert in Mechanicsburg, PA, residents know who to call, and homeowners looking for plumbers in Harrisburg, PA, know, too. Zimmerman is your full-service, professional solution for plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

Most of our plumbers are masters of their trade, while our trucks and warehouse are fully stocked to quickly make repairs — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We utilize the best parts available and have access to any brand. No job is too big or too small. At Zimmerman, we’re so confident in our plumbing services that we even offer one-year parts and labor warranty on all repairs.

Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Installations and Repair

Kitchens and bathrooms are essential to your family’s day-to-day living. At Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in plumbing configurations to maximize efficiency in these rooms and can help you install new and improved plumbing fixtures. Having a professional visit your home to design a new plumbing layout or install new fixtures like sinks, toilets, bathtubs and showers can also give you the peace of mind that your plumbing is done completely and correctly.

At Zimmerman, we also help residents in the Greater Harrisburg area with their kitchen and bathroom plumbing repairs. Have one of our technicians visit your home if you’re experiencing:

  • Leaks and drips
  • Clogs
  • Odors
  • Low water pressure
  • No hot water

If you find your kitchen or bathroom plumbing isn’t working at its best because of one of these common plumbing issues, call one of the professionals at Zimmerman. Our plumbers will arrive at your home at a time that works best for your schedule and quickly repair your plumbing so it operates at its best again.

Reliable Drain Cleaning Services

Drains are a crucial part of your home’s plumbing, responsible for whisking wastewater away. Unfortunately, your home’s drains can easily become clogged with regular daily use. Everyday items that build up in your plumbing include soap and bathing products, grease and food waste. If your pipes are nearing the end of their lifespan, clogs could be the result of your pipes deteriorating or forming buildup that blocks the flow of water. Signs that your drains need to be cleaned include any water or sewage backing up into your home, drains flowing slowly or your dishwasher or garbage disposal not emptying properly.

When you trust one of our expert plumbing technicians, we will clean the drains in your home so your plumbing starts working efficiently again. With proper drain cleaning, you can avoid clogs and costly plumbing repairs later.

Sump Pump Maintenance

As a quiet operator, you probably don’t often think of the sump pump keeping your basement dry and preventing unwanted flooding. Whether you have a sump pump needing repair or just require a new unit, one of our technicians can help and make recommendations based on your needs. Sump pumps are available for high or low capacity demand depending mainly on your home’s location, water table and flooding conditions of the area. Be sure to have one of our plumbers visit your home if you’re noticing the following problems:

  • Sump pump is making more noise than usual
  • Sump pump cycles on and off frequently
  • Sump pump doesn’t turn on and adequately drain water
  • Water isn’t draining quickly
  • Foul odors are coming from the sump pump area

Become One of Our Priority Customers Today for Special Offers

By being one of our priority customers, you’ll have the benefit and the peace of mind that your home’s plumbing is working thanks to Zimmerman’s annual Plumbing Maintenance Agreement. With our yearly program, one of our skilled plumbers will visit your home once a year to ensure your drains are running smoothly, stop any potential water loss, verify water heaters are operating correctly and keep piping and water-using appliances clean and efficient. Additional benefits of regular plumbing maintenance include:

  • Priority service
  • Discounts
  • Warranted equipment and parts
  • Safe, clean and reliable plumbing
  • Utility cost savings

Trust the Local Plumbing Experts at Zimmerman

Since 1980, the experts at Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning have been the most trusted name in residential plumbing services in the Greater Harrisburg area. As a family-owned company, we operate with a focus on friendly, reliable service, and our local technicians genuinely understand the needs of homeowners in Central Pennsylvania. We know how necessary proper plumbing is for your daily comfort, which is why we offer emergency 24-hour services, transparent pricing and free project estimates and warranties on all our parts and services.

In addition to our drain cleaning, sump pump maintenance and plumbing installation services, we also offer expertise in water heater installation, sewage pumps and well pump maintenance. Learn more about our services today, or become one of our esteemed priority customers by calling 717-697-3528 and speaking to one of our team members. You can also complete our online scheduling form.

Whether you’re seeking a Carlisle plumber or one in Harrisburg or Mechanicsburg, PA, call us at (717) 697-3528 or fill out our contact form today for home plumbing estimates, service or maintenance.

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Water Conditioning and Filtration

At Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we care about the quality of the water your family is using for daily needs. To guarantee your home has the best quality water available, we offer several options for water conditioning and filtration installation to residents on the West Shore, Hershey, Carlisle and Greater Harrisburg areas.

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If you’re worried about your home’s water quality, ask one of the professionals at Zimmerman to perform a water quality test. If your water quality is less than ideal, we can help you install a new water filtration system that improves it by removing chlorine and other harmful chemicals. We offer several filtration products that can easily fit your needs and budget, including:

  • Whole-House Water Filtration: Our filtration products clear chemicals, contaminants and bacteria from your water, neutralize acids and improve the taste and smell of your home’s water supply.
  • Drinking Water Systems: These systems can be attached under your sinks and filter the water flowing from your faucet. A reverse osmosis system will greatly improve your water quality.

While one of our technicians is installing a new water filtration system in your home, ask about our Planned Maintenance Services to ensure your unit stays efficient and operational for years to come.

Water Softening and Conditioning

How can you tell when you need water softener or conditioning services? Common signs of hard water in your home include a white, scaly mineral build-up on your faucets, persistent soap scum on tubs and showers, dull and itchy clothing, dry skin and stains on your dishes and glasses. At Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer several water softening and conditioning products to remove the effects of hard water in your home, including:

  • Whole-House Water Conditioners: These water softeners provide continuous clean water throughout your home, removing water hardness — including iron — correcting water pH and controlling any odors. By having soft water, you can expect to use less dish soap, bathing products and laundry detergent. You’ll likely also notice softer skin, hair and clothes.
  • Ultraviolet Purifiers: Ultraviolet water products use UV light to achieve potable requirements and destroy water contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms that may be present.

Install a New Water Conditioning or Filtration System Today

To improve your home’s water quality, contact one of the professionals at Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today. We can visit your home and perform a water quality test, then determine the best water conditioning and filtration system based on your needs and budget. After being nominated Simply the Best by the community in Harrisburg Magazine for both plumbing and HVAC, our customers have consistently relied on our superior attention to detail, friendly customer support and reliable water systems. We also offer all our customers free project estimates, a minimum of a one-year parts and labor warranty, and 24/7 emergency services.

Schedule a visit today to have one of our experts install a new filtration system in your home by calling us at 717-697-3528 or completing our online form.

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Heating

At Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer HVAC maintenance and repair solutions and plumbing services to homeowners in the Greater Harrisburg, PA, area. Our HVAC services can help you save on future costs — like our Planned Maintenance Agreements or upgrading to an energy-efficient to a high efficient heating system. We guarantee convenience for all our customers with free estimates, planned maintenance agreements and emergency after-hour services.

Furnace and Boiler Installations

With long Pennsylvania winters, you want to ensure your home has the proper heating system for your needs. Everyone wants to have more efficient heating during those cold months so they can use less fuel and save on costly heating expenses. If your current boiler or furnace needs an upgrade, trust one of our experts to help you make a decision on a new system based on your family’s needs and budget. At Zimmerman, we specialize in boiler, heat pump and furnace installations in a variety of fuel options, including oil, gas and electricity.

If you are in one of the many Pennsylvania homes utilizing an oil or gas boiler as your primary heating source we have skilled installers and service technicians who specialize in boiler repairs and installations. A new high-efficient system can greatly reduce fuel consumption and handle hot water needs for your home. Boilers provide a fantastic heat and reliability for older homes. Be sure to keep your system maintained and when it’s time to upgrade your system, get a free estimate from us.

Efficient Geothermal Energy

Are you looking for more energy efficient heating solutions for your home? If so, ask one of our team members about geothermal heat pumps. Geothermal heat systems use the earth’s constant temperature to keep your home warm using a loop that circulates water using pipes between your home, a heat pump and the earth. During the winter, the heating systems absorb heat stored in the ground, carry it to the heat pump which then converts to warm air with the help of the blower. Geothermal energy is much more efficient than a boiler or furnace and uses less power than a typical heat pump.

Versatile Ductless Mini-split Heating Options

Zimmerman is the best choice for installing and maintaining ductless heating systems in Central Pennsylvania. Ductless mini-split systems are an energy-efficient, versatile heating option that allows you to heat either your entire home or individual rooms. Ductless heating solutions are connected through traditional refrigeration lines without the need for ductwork. You can have one indoor and one outdoor unit controlled with a thermostat, or a complex system throughout the whole house. These systems have a variety of installation options, including wall, floor, or ceiling mounted air handlers, and even combining a ducted option. Benefits of ductless systems include:

  • Extremely energy efficient
  • High heating capacities
  • Zone control
  • Reliability
  • Versatility
  • Quiet operation

During our cold winter months, it’s critical to have a reliable heating system for your comfort, budget and safety. Zimmerman is able to provide the best system choices for your needs that will keep your house comfortable and lower your energy bills. From furnace and boiler repair to new heating system installation, our experts can handle any job. Regular maintenance through an Energy Savings Maintenance Agreement will also provide additional assurance that your heating system will be running efficiently and safely. In the event of an emergency, we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

We give a one year parts and labor Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., warranty on all repairs.

Types of Heating Systems

  • Boiler/Steam Systems – (oil, natural gas, propane, electric hot water, oil steam and gas steam)
  • Furnaces (oil, gas and electric hot air)
  • Heat Pumps – common way to heat (and cool) your home efficiently. Many high-efficiency systems available will most likely save money in the long run
  • Hybrid Heating – A combination of a high-efficiency heat pump with the comfort of a furnace
  • Geothermal – the most environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home and possibly even heat your water. Click here to read more
  • Ductless Mini-Split Systems – creative and efficient heat pump systems for individual rooms or a whole house! Click here to learn more

Additionally, there is the possibility of adding onto your current system to create greater comfort in your home and/or greater efficiency with your heating system.

  • Zoning can help to alleviate cold spots in a house
  • Duct modifications can increase air-flow efficiency
  • Whole-home humidifier can help in many ways including keeping you feeling warmer
  • Upgraded programmable thermostat can improve monthly utility costs

Trust Zimmerman for Your Heating Maintenance and Installation

Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is the most trusted HVAC company in the Harrisburg, PA area for a reason. With more than 38 years of plumbing, heating and cooling experience, we can repair any system your home has and make installation upgrade recommendations to best fit your heating needs, efficiency desires and budget. As a recognized top-efficiency contractor, we specialize in installing and repairing gas and oil furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. Call us today at 717-697-3528 to schedule an appointment, or complete our online form to receive a free heating estimate.

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Air Conditioning Repair and Services

At Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in HVAC maintenance, service, and installation. As leading A/C experts in Pennsylvania, we understand the needs of local homeowners and strive to offer dependable, reliable and cost-effective cooling options for any home. Helping residents with their A/C needs since 1980, we provide exceptional customer service, free job estimates and Planned Maintenance Agreements to ensure your cooling system is always operating correctly.

Our technicians are trained using the best techniques and practices available to give you quality services, repairs and installations in Mechanicsburg and its surrounding areas.

Trusted Local A/C Services

Our technicians specialize in repairing and installing A/C systems if yours is no longer cooling your home. The HVAC professionals at Zimmerman can assist you in having the most functional and energy saving cooling unit for your home. Besides traditional air conditioners and a/c-gas furnace systems, common Pennsylvania cooling systems include:

  • Heat Pumps: Very common cooling systems for Central PA residents, heat pumps are energy-efficient and transfer heat from inside your home to the outside air.
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps: Environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient than a traditional A/C system, geothermal heat pumps use the earth’s natural heat to regulate the temperature of your home through pipes that connect your home to a heat pump to the earth. When it’s hot outside, the geothermal heat pump whisks heat out of your home and back into the ground.
  • Ductless Mini Split: Without using a traditional duct system, ductless mini splits offer a variety of cooling options and installation locations. You can choose to have a single indoor and outdoor unit cooling single rooms of your home, or have an intricate system that efficiently cools your entire house.

If your current system is working, but you’re hoping to add upgrades for added efficiency, ask one of our technicians about adjustments that can be made to your current system. Options include improved air filtration, air purifiers, duct modifications, duct cleanings, attic insulation or zone control, or installing a new programmable thermostat.

Quick and Affordable A/C Repair

We understand how crucial proper cooling is during those warm summer months and pride ourselves on having the most industry experience in the area. With more than 38 years of A/C service experience, our experts can quickly assess your system for repairs or recommend upgrades that fit your needs and budget. Common air conditioning repairs we can assist you with are:

  • Frozen coils
  • Blown fuses
  • Worn-out parts
  • Refrigerant Leaks
  • Warm air blowing through your ductwork
  • Loud noises
  • High electric bills
  • Rooms not being properly cooled

Call the Local A/C Experts at Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

At Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we guarantee you’ll experience the most affordable, reliable and convenient A/C service Central PA. In addition to our air conditioning installation and repair services, we offer water heater installation, furnace and boiler repair and environmentally friendly HVAC system upgrades. Our technicians understand your cooling needs are not on a schedule, so we offer emergency 24-hour repair services. Call us today at 717-697-3528 to learn more about our A/C services, or schedule a free estimate by completing our online form.

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Geothermal Heating and Cooling

geothermal heating and cooling systems in harrisburg paGeothermal Heat Pumps use the earth’s constant temperature to exchange cold or warmth for year-round comfort. Underground pipes are installed to transfer liquid from hot to cold in the summer and cold to hot in the winter. These systems are undoubtable the most efficient heating or cooling option we provide for your home and will offer long-term savings. They are long lasting, provide immediate and long-term energy savings, environmentally friendly and run very quietly.

Benefits

  • Extremely efficient – EPA estimates savings of up to 70% on heating and up to 50% on cooling. On many units, your hot water is also generated by the system
  • Enhanced comfort – Precise air distribution all year round
  • Quiet operation – No outdoor unit
  • Environmentally friendly – Zero greenhouse gases emitted
  • Clean and safe – There is no combustion so there is zero carbon monoxide emitted
  • Reliable and long lasting – The indoor unit has a long lifespan and the ground loops can last a lifetime
  • A large lot is not necessary for geothermal
  • Older homes can be retrofitted with geothermal

Click here for a free estimate on a Geothermal Heating and Cooling system or call us at (717) 697-3528 or email plumber@ezimmerman.com today to schedule a service or maintenance visit.

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Air Filtration and Duct Cleaning

duct cleaning services in harrisburg paAccording to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 7x dirtier than outdoor pollution. That poor indoor air quality is more common than many of us realize. The quality of air in your home is serious to your comfort and health – especially if you or a family member suffers from asthma or allergies. Toxic molds, fumes from cleaning solutions, and other contaminants pose a serious risk for everyone in your house. This is why Zimmerman offers products and services that will protect your health and improve your comfort.

Avoid breathing problems and more by investing in:

  • Air Purifiers – to help remove allergens and other particulates—this will also improve system health
  • Humidity Control – whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Electronic Air Cleaners
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Ultraviolet Air Purifiers – these uv lights, which kill bacteria, viruses and mold are installed directly into your ductwork, which also eliminate gases and odors (pictured)
  • Duct Cleaning – removes dirt and debris from the duct work, keeps the system clean

Equipment to Keep the Air Clean

Our home air filtration services include the installation of devices that monitor or actively filter contaminants out of your indoor air. Many people think of their furnace filter as the only air filter they need, but this component is used to protect your HVAC system, not your health. A whole home filtration device often has a heavy-duty filter capable of trapping viruses, bacteria and dangerous particles from cleaning products and aerosol sprays.

Air purifiers are a related but different type of equipment capable of eradicating contaminants, and can also improve the smell of your home. These devices are installed in ductwork, where they can operate sight-unseen, and use UV lights to destroy everything from harmful molds, smoke, and gasses to off-putting odors.

Surprisingly, even simply adjusting the humidity in your home will go a long way to create a healthier, more comfortable living environment. High rates of moisture lead to fungal growth which aggravates breathing problems and causes property damage. Whole home dehumidifier installation is especially helpful in properties with damp basements or humid attics, as it clears away the problems permanently and prevents the growth of toxic mold.

Whole home humidifier installation can also a worthy investment, as they prevent the irritation to skin, hair, eyes and lungs that cold weather often introduces. Today’s HVAC systems may offer humidity add-ons, though a stand-alone device may be necessary.

Services to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Special devices aren’t the only way to make your air cleaner. At Zimmerman, we provide a range of services to keep your home safe. Whether it’s clearing dust from your ductwork and plugging up gaps where contaminants creep in or installing a water filtration device on your plumbing. Ask us about our duct cleaning services and how you can experience the full benefits, including improved HVAC efficiency.

In addition to all of our installations, we provide a professional carbon monoxide (CO) detector to immediately alert anyone in the house if there were to be a higher-than-normal level of CO coming from your heating and cooling equipment or other fuel burning appliance. We inspect for holes in ductwork in order to prevent pulling unwanted dirt, debris and potentially harmful odors into your HVAC system. We provide home whole humidifier installation. We also provide duct cleaning services to increase air flow throughout your home and keep your system running cleanly.

Maintaining a Safe, Comfortable Home

Air quality is easy to get under control with the help of a trained professional. Our service goes the extra mile to ensure you and your family are able to enjoy your home worry-free. We provide humidifier and air filtration maintenance so you won’t have to worry about a surprise malfunction. Our technicians are trained to catch worn parts and other red flags before a possible breakdown.

We strive to offer the best possible plumbing, heating and cooling services to our clients, including the ability to improve indoor air quality. We handle every step of the process and always provide free estimates for any products or services we recommend. As always, Zimmerman fully backs our work with outstanding parts and labor warranties.

Our dedication to providing the utmost in customer service, our talented team members and having access to high-quality HVAC and plumbing products has paved the way for our company being voted Harrisburg Magazine’s Simply Best for Plumbing & HVAC 2005-2016. We’re eager to extend our services to every property owner in the West Shore, Carlisle, Hershey and Greater Harrisburg area.

Call us at (717) 697-3528 or contact us today to schedule a service or maintenance appointment for cleaner air in your home!

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Electrical Services and Backup Generators

Full Residential Electrical Services

Zimmerman’s is proud to provide a full array of electrical services.  From electric panel replacement and upgrades to whole-house surge protection to general lighting and wiring solutions we can do it all.  We are also please to provide our client’s with Planned Electrical Maintenance which would include a thorough inspection of the entire homes electrical system. This service provides full peace of mind to keep your home safe and up to code.

 

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Electric Panel Replacement and Upgrades

Electric panels are your source for all the power coming into your home and can be a headache if they are not functioning properly or safely. Some out-of-date panels can be a concern and are required to be replaced when buying or selling a home. Breakers can become stuck and decide not to trip this is a major cause for concern. Or with an increased demand for electricity in homes, an old panel may not have the capacity to handle all of your devices and gadgets. A larger panel may prevent lights from dimming and breakers from constantly tripping.

Also, a whole-home surge protector can be an additional way to protect devices and appliances throughout your home. A whole-home surge protector is installed at the electric panel and prevents electrical surges from travelling into your home through the primary electric. This can prevent sensitive devices from being destroyed by an electrical surge.

 

Backup Generators

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With weather extremes becoming more common in our area, a whole-house backup generator is a great improvement on your home as well as peace of mind for when you are away. Just like an air conditioning unit, an automatic backup generator sits outside of your home connected to a transfer switch inside, ready to spring into action when it’s needed most.

 

 

Benefits

  • Uninterrupted power when an outage occurs
  • 24/7 backup protection whether someone is home or away – remote access available
  • Selected appliances can be backed up, especially beneficial for individuals whom are medical device dependent
  • Safer than portable generators per the American Red Cross and eliminates the need to be out in a storm
  • Peace of mind – Eliminate the fear of frozen pipes during an outage

Click here for a free estimate on a new standby generator or call us at (717) 697-3528 to schedule service or a maintenance visit.

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Attic Insulation and Air Sealing

Air Sealing an Attic

Many Central PA homes lose a lot of heat in the winter and gain heat in the summer through the ceiling. Any penetration from the living space to the attic should be sealed to prevent this energy loss. Major contributors include whole-house fans, attic hatches, and any venting or ‘can’ light protruding into the attic.  This process not only improves your homes energy efficiency, saving money in the long-run but it also improves indoor air quality. Air sealing is an excellent first step to providing better insulation to an attic. Our comfort consultants are happy to bring the necessary tools to assess your homes energy efficiency during a consultation.

Blown-in Attic Insulation

A great amount of heat loss and heat gain in a home is through its roof, which puts additional strain on your heating and cooling system. Many homes in the Greater Harrisburg area would greatly benefit from both air sealing and adding more insulation to the attic spaces. According to Energy Star, Central Pennsylvania is in Zone 5 which means our attics should have an R-value of R-49 to R-60.

    What is R-Value?

R-value is a measure of how well a material can resist heat flow. The larger the R-value, the greater the ability to insulate

US map showing recommended insulation levels for retrofitting existing wood-framed buildings

Blown-in attic insulation is one of the best return-on-investments a homeowner can make. Often local utility companies will offer rebates for adding attic insulation in addition to savings on monthly utility bills.

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Benefits of Adding Insulation to an Attic

  • Increased comfort in heating and cooling seasons
  • Less strain on HVAC equipment resulting in longer system life
  • Insulated attic ductwork reduces heat loss or gain of supplied conditioned air
  • Long-term cost savings
  • Reduced carbon footprint

 

Click here for a free estimate on insulation or call us at (717) 697-3528 or email plumber@ezimmerman.com today to schedule a service or maintenance visit.

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