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How to Choose the Heating System that Will Work Best for Your Home

You rely on your heating system to get you through the tough cold spells of winter. But how well do you understand the type of heating system you have? Are you aware that there’s a wide variety of options when it comes to heating systems? Here’s a brief breakdown of the many different types of … Continued

Your Maintenance Visit: Checking an Oil Heating System

This is a continuation in a series where we talk about what our Good Natured Technicians look for when testing your home systems. Our focus today is on your oil heating system. First, our technicians test the thermostat and replace the batteries if necessary.

Gas Heating System Maintenance Tune Up

This is a continuation 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 gas heating system. First, our technicians test the operation of the thermostat and replace the batteries.

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

Which Heating Systems Have the Highest Fuel Costs?

With snow in tomorrow’s forecast it seems like this winter just won’t end. When you look at your heating bills you realize just how expensive this long winter has been. If it has you thinking about replacing your existing heating system before next winter, here are the average energy costs of the four most common … Continued

The Major Cause of a “No-Heat” Furnace Problem

There is still a lot of winter weather to come, and being without heat in the winter is something you want to avoid. Did you know that up to 75% of the time the major cause of “no-heat” emergency calls the lack of ongoing maintenance and service?

Heating Problems Could be from Your Thermostat

Now that winter weather has arrived, you’ll begin to notice if your furnace seems to be working overtime to maintain heat in your home. If your heat pump cycles on and off too often, and you know your filters and blower are clean, then the problem could be with your thermostat.

Is the Almanac Right?

Everyone loves to talk about the weather. Recently, we’ve heard the same report from several different people that there’s a prediction we are in for a colder-than-normal winter this year with above-average snowfall. If that prediction becomes true, it is more important than ever to be sure your heating system can keep you warm all … Continued

The Ideal Time to Get a New Heating System Installed is Now!

If you have an old furnace or boiler that is no longer functioning efficiently, now is the right time to get it replaced. If we need to change or re-do the duct work for a new heating system it could take several days. That means you have no heat or air conditioning during those days, … Continued

Time to Get Your Heating Service Scheduled

Labor Day is when we all start to transition our thinking from summer to fall. Schools are back in session, stores are stocked with fall decorations and clothes, and despite the still-warm daytime temperatures, it gets dark earlier and evenings get chilly. This is also the time when we start scheduling heating system services to … Continued

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.