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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 of your home, putting your family in danger. Read more »

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 his downtime, Geoff enjoys ballroom dancing, golfing and skiing. Read more »

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. Read more »

Reset Your Water Heater Temperature for Summer

When it’s hot outside, you’ll notice that even when you turn on the cold water, the water coming out isn’t all that cold. That’s because as outside temperatures heat up, so does the temperature of the water in your pipes.

This is an area where you can discover considerable savings. Your hot water heater is the second-largest energy consumer in your home, just after your HVAC system, so make sure you’re only asking it to work as hard as it needs to — and no more.

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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. Read more »

Spring Pollen Can Get Into Your House

We’re all happy to see trees in bud or blooming after the long winter. But with those buds and blooms comes the spring pollen season. For many people this is the start of a variety of allergies and increased breathing problems, sneezing, and watery eyes. Read more »

Set up a Service Contract and Start with Your AC Service

When demand for service is high, such as it was this past winter when so many people needed service on their heating systems, those customers with service contracts go right to the top of the list. If you don’t have a service contract with us, call us now at 610-593-5129. Read more »

It’s Time to Schedule Your AC Service

The recent summer-like weather is a great reminder that now is the time to get the annual service done on your air conditioning system. Without a service to keep it in top condition, your AC could lose 5% or more of its cooling efficiency when you turn it on. Read more »

We Now Offer Aeroseal® Duct Sealing

If you have an imbalance in air flow in your home, if the temperatures in your rooms are uneven, if you have excessive humidity or dust, or have problems getting rid of odors and smells, call us about Aeroseal. Read more »

Aeroseal® Reduces Your Energy Costs up to 30%

If you want to see a big improvement in preventing loss of hot air in cool months and air conditioned air in warm months through leaks in your ducts, the new Aeroseal duct sealing process can do that for you. This is the most effective, affordable, and reliable method available for stopping air duct leaks. Read more »

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