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

gas vs electric heating

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

common plumbing problems winter

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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Common Winter Heating Problems

common heating problems winter

The winter months, when the temperature is at its lowest, are when you depend on your heating system the most. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when a number of common winter heating problems can crop up unexpectedly. If you are prepared for some of these common problems, you may find yourself with many fewer headaches this winter. Here are some of the most common winter heating problems you may encounter and what you can do about them.

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Tips to Prepare Your Home’s Heating System for Winter

Don’t Be Left in the Cold; Winterize Your Home’s HVAC system before its freezing

Pennsylvania has experienced some mild winters recently, but we are still not without cold snaps and should always be ready for a frosty winter. Making certain your furnace, heat pump, boiler, or fireplace are up to the challenge of winter this year.

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Tips to Prepare Your Home’s Plumbing for Winter

Plumbing Winterization Tips:

The fall is the time to make certain that you are ready for Old Man Winter. HVAC and plumbing systems are critical components of your home and are worked extra hard during the often cold PA winter months. Use these tips to avoid potential headaches during the dead of winter.

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Heat Pump FAQs

frequently asked questions heat pumps

Do you have or are considering the use of a heat pump to keep your Harrisburg, PA home comfortable throughout the year? The answers to the following frequently asked questions can help you decide whether a heat pump installation is the right choice for you and your family.

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How to Remove Humidity From Your Home

Remove humidity from home

Do the windows in your home always seem to “fog up” whenever they’re closed, and you’re running the HVAC system? Does your home have an unpleasant musty smell? Does the air inside your home feel damp and leave a cold, clammy feeling on your skin? Are you noticing signs of mold growth in the basement or other moisture-prone areas of your home?

These are just a few of the many signs of excess humidity in a home. While a certain amount of moisture in the air is necessary — a 30-50% relative humidity level is suitable for most people — a higher level (60-70%) will decrease your comfort and possibly create health issues for you and your family.

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How to Conserve Water This Summer

how to conserve water this summer

We live in a time when protecting and preserving our natural resources is of utmost importance, including finding effective, efficient ways to conserve our water supply. The heavily populated Central PA region is a large consumer of water — for instance, the borough of Carlisle alone must produce approximately 2.5 million gallons of water each day to meet the needs of its residents!

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The Importance of Proper HVAC Installation

importance proper hvac installation

While you may spend a lot of time and effort searching for an efficient, affordable HVAC system for your Central PA home, your choice of heating and AC installation contractor is equally important. Today’s HVAC systems are complex pieces of equipment that require the right experience and expertise to ensure the job is done right the first time — not all contractors provide the same details of work or support you deserve.

The benefits of proper heating or air conditioning installation include:

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