How to Control Seasonal Allergies

It’s that time of year again — the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming. It’s so much more enjoyable to be outdoors after a long, cold Central PA winter. But if you’re one of the more than 50 million people in the U.S. who suffer from seasonal allergies, springtime can also mean congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and a host of other annoying symptoms.

While some people with allergies only experience mild symptoms, others suffer more severe effects that disrupt their lifestyle and may prevent them from working or even venturing outdoors on days when the pollen count is high. Read more

May is Clean Air Month

Learn How Central PA Ranks and How You Can Improve Your Air and Health

Clean Air month commemorates the Clean Air Act which passed in 1970, but what does this mean to you?  Clean air is when oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide are in balance with one another void of other pollutants or allergens.  Improving air quality whether it’s outdoor or indoor air means a healthier you.  Read on to see how our area ranks, how you can breathe better air, and where to find more information on air quality. Read more

How to Ensure Your Home Has Good Water Quality

Quality drinking water is essential in your home. It’s something we all take for granted. And it’s not always obvious when your home’s drinking water goes bad. To help you gauge the quality of your drinking water, here’s a look at how to determine the quality of your water in the Harrisburg area, as well as what to do if your water needs improvement: Read more

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