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Learn more about ways to save on your energy bills. Our home improvement articles contain topics on plumbing, heating, air conditioning and home 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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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.

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.

Why Choose Summers & Zim’s

Why should you trust the plumbing professionals at Summers & Zim’s for all your residential plumbing needs? At Summers & Zim’s, we pride ourselves on our good natured disposition, unmatched plumbing experience paired with numerous certifications and focus on providing our customers with exceptional service and personalized plumbing repair and installation solutions. We’re proud to be certified by the Master Plumbing License, North American Technician Excellence, Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency.

With our dedication to our customers, we also ensure consistent quality and satisfaction with our one-of-a-kind 5 Point Guarantee:

5-Point Guarantee

  • Design Guarantee

    For all of our repairs and installations, we guarantee it will perform as intended. If it’s not what you expected, we’ll make adjustments or replacements at no extra cost.

  • No Lemons Guarantee

    If you have a recent plumbing fixture installed and a piece of it fails to perform reliably, we’ll install a new one at no additional cost.

  • $500 No Frustration Guarantee

    If your new plumbing installation does not perform as promised or expected within the first two years, we’ll pay you $500 for the inconvenience.

  • Home Protection Guarantee

    While working in your home, if our team accidentally damages any part of your home, we will cover any repair or replacement costs.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

    If your new system installation does not meet your needs or expectations, we’ll remove the item and return 100 percent of your investment.