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Your Maintenance Visit: Checking the Air Conditioning

This is the second in a series of four posts where we will talk about what our good natured technicians look for when testing your home systems. Our focus today is on your air conditioner. First, our technicians will test the operation of the thermostat, and if necessary will replace the batteries for optimal performance.

How New Water Heater Regulations Affect You

Water heaters are changing and we want to make sure you know! In April 2010 as part of the NAECA (National Appliance Energy Conservation Act), the US Department of Energy mandated that certain household appliances meet high standards for energy efficiency.  As of April 16, 2015, all water heaters manufactured in the United States must […]

Your Maintenance Visit: Checking the Heat Pump

This is the first in a series of four posts where we will talk about what our good natured technicians look for when testing your home systems. First up is the heat pump. A heat pump is similar to an air conditioner in the way the refrigerant absorbs heat and releases it into a specific […]

Technician Spotlight: Troy Brown

Troy Brown has worked at Summers & Zim’s for over a decade, and has the distinction of the most experience in different positions within the company. Troy started in sales, and then transitioned to the field where he worked in the installation department, installing furnaces, air conditioners and anything in between.

Avoid Costly Repairs with a Plumbing Service Membership

Your maintenance checkup includes: Tagging of the emergency shut off valves in your home Carbon monoxide check Water heater sediment inspection Water pressure test Water test (hardness, iron, pH) Test operation of sump pump Inspection of the toilet tanks for leaks and flapper operation Faucet inspection for leaks and drips Drain inspection Outside faucet inspection […]

Technician Spotlight: Jesse Brubaker

Jesse Brubaker is one of the newest additions to the Summers & Zim’s family, serving our customers’ needs for the past three years. Jesse is a NATE certified technician, which means he is well qualified to work on any type of HVAC equipment.  When you see Jesse, he tends to have a rather large smile […]

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

The technicians here at Summers & Zim’s take carbon monoxide very seriously. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that may take place in many types of heating systems that exist in our homes.  When not properly maintained, your furnaces, boilers and some water heaters can begin to leak this gas into the surrounding rooms […]

Technician Spotlight: Geoff Hurley

As we approach the heating season, would like to take the opportunity to share with you one of our top service technicians in the HVAC field: our own Geoff Hurley. Geoff has worked at Summers & Zim’s for the past 30+ years, delivering quality workmanship and excellent customer service in every home he visits.  In […]

3 Ways to Save Money on Costly Repairs

On the hottest days of the summer, Service Membership customers at Summers & Zim’s can rest easy. First, your equipment is inspected by our certified professionals using a 42-point checklist during your annual maintenance visit.

Your Summer Vacation Checklist

Next weekend is Memorial Day and the start of the summer vacation season. If you’re going away for a long weekend, or in planning any vacation this summer, be sure the plumbing and AC in your home is prepared for your vacation too.

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