Guide to Preparing Your Home for (almost) any PA Storm

Let the Pennsylvania weather be unpredictable, not your home.

Maintenance and preparedness are two of the best ways to be ready in the event of inclement weather. Even though Central Pennsylvania is relatively temperate, we still see our fair share of bad weather. Read more

How Efficient Is a Ductless System?

After establishing their popularity throughout Asia and Europe throughout the past three decades or so, ductless heating and cooling units have become a relatively popular method for homes across the United States over the past 10 years.

The industry markets the system as a more effective, energy-efficient and maintenance-friendly option for households seeking an alternative to ductwork window units, and baseboard heating. But what’s the whole story?

Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can assist with your research, as we’re experts in all aspects of heating and cooling. We’ve assembled this guide that details ductless mini-splits and their efficiency.

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How to Improve Efficiency of A/C System

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Heating and cooling your home has never been cheap, but it’s even pricier today with rising energy costs and unpredictable weather.

The United States Department of Energy has estimated climate controlling your homes makes up roughly 56 percent of your energy bill. When the summer months hit, A/C is a necessity that raises your electric bill. However, you don’t have to feel guilty about keeping you and your family cool — Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has constructed a list of tips that can help you improve your air conditioning efficiency.

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A/C (Central Air) vs. Ductless

Central air has taken its place as a staple throughout the United States, but ductless mini splits have gained an increasing amount of popularity over the past few years. But what’s the difference?

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5 Things to Do Before Turning on Your A/C

As Pennsylvania’s colder months come to a close, you’ll likely be making preparations around your home to get ready for the summertime.

As you uncover the flower beds, unpack the patio furniture and test out the lawnmower, you should also take the time to prepare your A/C unit for the heavy workload it’s expected to endure. The last thing you want to deal with is an air conditioner that blows hot air or doesn’t work consistently.

A variety of circumstances can cause those issues, but Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can offer some valuable prevention and maintenance advice that will help you in the long run.

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Common A/C Problems

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When summer reaches its peak in Pennsylvania, the last problem any homeowner wants to deal with is a faulty air conditioning system.

Air conditioning is a complex set of machinery and wiring that can fall victim to a host of issues. When something goes wrong with your A/C, Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can put its esteemed cast of technicians to the task — we’re experienced with diagnosing and adequately fixing any problems that surface.

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Reasons to Schedule a Preventative A/C Maintenance Visit

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Just like you need to have your car inspected every year to ensure it’s in working order, your air conditioning unit has plenty of moving parts a technician should check annually for efficiency and wear.

If you’re interested in a preventative maintenance plan, Zimmerman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will happily work with you. We’ve developed a reputation for quality work and customer service, as Harrisburg community has voted us Best of the Best for Plumbing & HVAC since 2005. We pride ourselves on transparency and honesty, so you’ll never exit a conversation with us feeling disappointed or confused.

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What is the Cost of a Ductless Mini-Split System?

At Zimmerman Plumbing and Heating, we regularly get the question, how much does it cost to install a ductless system. Let’s face it; we all want to know where our hard earned dollar is going. The problem is there are so many facets with the installation of ductless mini-splits that pinning down an exact cost is nearly impossible. However, we can break down what goes into a ductless system to give you a better overall understanding of the installation process and general idea of what the cost might be.

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Gas vs. Electric Heating Systems

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It’s a common question for homeowners — which are better, natural gas heating systems or electric heating systems? If you already have a gas heating system, should you switch to electric, or vice versa? To help you understand which heating system is better for you and your home, it will help you to know a little bit about the benefits of each.

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Common Winter Plumbing Problems

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Plumbing problems can strike anytime, but there are certain problems we tend to be more prone to in the winter months. Between the cold weather and the fact that we spend more time indoors relying on our plumbing, it’s not surprising to run into a variety of winter plumbing issues. However, if you take proactive steps, you can avoid many of these plumbing issues, and with any luck, have a plumbing-problem-free winter.

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