Why Ductless Mini-Split Systems Can be Ideal for Any Home

The beauty and charm of historic and older homes in Camp Hill, Carlisle and throughout Harrisburg are hard to match. But older homes present challenges that obviously aren’t present in new construction or even homes that have been around for just a few decades. Heating and cooling historic homes is a particular challenge. When a home is built today, air conditioning is part of the plan, including space for ducts throughout, but that wasn’t the case when your historic home was built. Read more

The Benefits of Plumbing Maintenance

All homeowners understand that planned home maintenance is important. But it’s sometimes hard to break down the concept of planned home maintenance into actionable tasks that truly deliver great value. Your home’s plumbing system represents a huge investment — one that you want to get the best possible return out of. Read more

The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality


The typically trust the air inside our homes. But indoor air quality can be an issue, even if you don’t notice that anything’s wrong. Are you sure the air inside your home is safe for you and your family to breathe? Here’s a look at how poor indoor air quality can impact your health and the health of your family: Read more

Don’t be Shocked; Information You Need to Know about Your Electric

We often don’t think about the electricity flowing throughout our homes, yet we rely on it more than ever.  We simply expect it to work when we push a button or flip a switch.  Is your home safe and up to code?  Are your appliances and sensitive electronics protected?  Are you prepared if your power goes out?  Here are some things that may help. Read more

FAQs About My Home’s HVAC Systems

You have questions about your HVAC, and Zimmerman has answers. Here’s a look at frequently asked questions related to HVAC replacement, repair and maintenance for residence of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Camp Hill and all of Central Pennsylvania: Read more

Water Heating 101

Have you ever wondered how long does a water heater last, or is the water heater you currently have the best possible option, or what can be done to make sure the water heater doesn’t spring a leak in a newly finished basement?  We asked Chris Murk to give us the scoop on what every homeowner needs to know about water heaters. Read more

Easy Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter in Central PA

With winter’s arrival in Pennsylvania, heating costs skyrocket throughout the state. Is it possible to control or even dramatically reduce those costs? It depends on what you’re doing already. Here are a few ideas to help you get started with lowering your heating costs: Read more

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Heating System

You turn up the thermostat, and you expect your home heating system to kick out warm air, creating a toasty warm home for you and your family. What happens when the furnace, boiler, heat pumps or any heating system fails or can’t keep up? Besides feeling uncomfortably cold, furnace, boiler and heat pump problems can mean costly repairs.

Many problems with home heating systems are repairable, but others indicate the need for a new system. In some cases, it’s more cost-effective to buy a new system than it is to continue making expensive repairs to an old furnace. Keep reading to find out if your furnace problems mean it’s time to get a new system. Read more

Top Tips for Regular Planned Home Maintenance

Your home is the place where you and your family spend most of your time. This means your home faces a lot of wear and tear from continual use over the years. In order to keep your home in great shape and continue to enjoy it without incurring large repair costs, it’s a best practice to develop proactive and planned home maintenance habits. Read more

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide or CO can be easily overlooked since it’s odorless, tasteless, and colorless, which is why it is labelled as the ‘silent killer’.  The unfortunate reality is that we hear of someone passing due to CO inhalation, often in or near our local community almost every winter, furthermore January is the deadliest month for CO poisoning.  This is avoidable and we hope this information will help. Read more