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

a/c preventative maintenance

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 in Harrisburg, PA?

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 in Central PA

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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