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 way to avoid issues and unpleasant odors in your kitchen sink is by keeping your garbage disposal maintained and avoiding common factors that can damage it. Read more

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 it might be useful to learn how to check the plumbing in a new house before you buy it.

We’ve broken down this guide on how to inspect plumbing before buying a home into three sections. Keep reading to learn how to ensure you buy a new home that is free of plumbing issues. Read more

Preparing Your Home for Extreme Cold

Avoid disaster with these tips to keep pipes from breaking and the heat running

Let’s face it, every winter we have a few days with extremely cold temperatures in PA. Make certain that you and your home are ready when it hits. Read more

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 […]

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 and how do we remove the humidity from our home? Read more

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 it’s never pleasant. It could be a minor leak under a sink or gushing water from a water heater causing a huge mess! What if it could be stopped before it even happened, potentially saving thousands of dollars in repairs? Read more

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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