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How to Adjust the Temperature on Your Water Heater

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One of the easiest things you can do to help your wallet and the planet out this summer is to try adjusting the temperature on your water heater. Your water heater might seem unrelated to keeping you cool, but it’s a big part of your home’s infrastructure and can help you cut down on energy use during this peak energy-consumption season.

Not sure how to do adjust your water heater or how to set the best water heater temperature? This guide shows you how you can complete this small fix yourself.

Expert HVAC Services for Southeastern Pennsylvania Homes – Friendly, Reliable, and Local

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable year-round, Summers & Zim’s is your trusted local partner for affordable HVAC services. Based in Southeastern Pennsylvania, we proudly serve Chester County, Lancaster County, and areas of Delaware and Montgomery Counties, including communities like West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Downingtown, and Kennett Square. Ready to experience the Summers […]

Comprehensive HVAC Maintenance Guide by Summers & Zim’s

Comprehensive Guide to HVAC Systems: Ensuring Comfort and Efficiency Maintaining a comfortable and efficient home environment is crucial, especially in Southeastern Pennsylvania, where seasonal weather changes can be extreme. At Summers and Zim’s, we understand the importance of a well-functioning HVAC system. This guide provides an in-depth look into HVAC systems, their maintenance, and how […]

Is a Home HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It? A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

Understanding HVAC Maintenance Plans: What’s Covered and Why It Matters Navigating the ups and downs of home maintenance can be stressful, especially when unexpected HVAC breakdowns occur during extreme weather. With rising temperatures and increasing energy bills, ensuring your HVAC system operates efficiently is more crucial than ever. This is where an HVAC maintenance plan […]

The Evolution of Summers & Zim’s HVAC and Plumbing Services

The Incredible Journey of Summers & Zim’s: Pioneering Plumbing and HVAC Services Since 1930 Summers & Zim’s started with a small plumbing and heating business in Lancaster County. In 1973, the company merged with Zim’s Sales and Service, starting a new era. They expanded their services and gained recognition for air conditioning repair and plumbing […]

How to Get Free Plumbing Quotes Near You: Save Time & Money

We aim for efficient homes without overspending. Free plumbing quotes are a cornerstone in this effort, providing a risk-free way to evaluate service costs. This guide focuses on leveraging free estimates to secure quality plumbing at fair prices. In Lancaster County, PA, the importance of transparency in service transactions is well recognized, especially when it […]

Supply Vs. Return Air Vents

Hidden behind the walls of your home is a vast network of air ducts. They connect to virtually every room of your house and provide a pathway through which air can travel to and from your HVAC system. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between supply and return vents and provide tips on how […]

Why Choose Summers & Zim’s for Your Home Services

When it comes to safeguarding your home’s comfort, Summers & Zim’s stands as your trusted partner in Chester County and beyond. Why entrust us with your residential plumbing, heating, and air conditioning needs? With a legacy spanning over 80 years, we’re not just experts; we’re your neighbors, deeply invested in our community’s wellbeing. Our team embodies a friendly and professional spirit, backed by a wealth of experience that’s recognized through prestigious certifications, including the Master Plumbing License, North American Technician Excellence, Inc., and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Our holistic approach to home services extends beyond mere repairs and installations. We believe in creating lasting relationships with our customers, delivering not only exceptional service but also tailored solutions that fit your unique home environment. It’s this dedication that has earned us the trust of families across Lancaster, Delaware, and Chester Counties.

We take pride in our work, and it shows in our commitment to excellence, reflected in our exclusive 5 Point Guarantee. This is our promise to you – consistent quality and satisfaction in every job we undertake, whether it’s ensuring your faucets don’t drip, your heating system keeps you cozy through winter, or your air conditioning offers respite from the summer heat. Choose Summers & Zim’s, where your home’s functionality and comfort are in capable hands.

5-Point Guarantee

  • Design Guarantee

    At Summers & Zim’s, we’re committed to excellence in every repair and installation we undertake. Our Design Guarantee ensures that the work we do not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Whether it’s a complex HVAC installation or a routine plumbing fix, we promise that it will function exactly as intended. If, for any reason, you feel that the results aren’t what you were expecting, our team is prepared to make necessary adjustments or replacements, completely free of charge. We’re not satisfied until you are, ensuring your home’s systems are both efficient and reliable.

  • No Lemons Guarantee

    We understand the frustration of a new plumbing fixture failing to perform as expected. With our No Lemons Guarantee, you have our assurance of quality and reliability. If any plumbing fixture we’ve installed in your home shows signs of malfunction or unreliability, rest assured, we will replace it with a new one at no additional cost. This guarantee is our promise of quality and your peace of mind, ensuring that your plumbing investments are secure and reliable.

  • $500 No Frustration Guarantee

    Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we stand firmly behind the quality of our plumbing installations. With our $500 No Frustration Guarantee, we take our commitment to a higher level. If any new plumbing installation we provide doesn’t perform as promised or expected within the first two years, we acknowledge the inconvenience it causes. To make it right, we will compensate you with $500. This guarantee underscores our dedication to providing services that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

  • Home Protection Guarantee

    At Summers & Zim’s, we treat your home with the utmost care and respect. Our Home Protection Guarantee ensures that in the unlikely event our team accidentally causes any damage to your home during our service, we will bear the cost of all necessary repairs or replacements. We strive to work meticulously, but should any mishaps occur, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will take full responsibility to restore your home to its original condition, or better.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

    Your trust in our system installations is valued, and we aim to deliver solutions that perfectly match your needs and expectations. Our 100% Money Back Guarantee is a testament to this commitment. If you find that a new system installation by Summers & Zim’s does not fulfill your requirements or live up to your expectations, we will not only remove the installation but also return every penny of your investment. This guarantee is our way of ensuring that your investment in your home’s systems is completely risk-free.

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