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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.

Get Stink Bugs Cleaned out of Your Furnace and AC Vents

Stink bugs are a menace. And they could be an even bigger menace to you this spring if they’re in your heating system. In cold weather stink bugs look for warm places to stay, and they love heating systems. Sometimes there are so many stink bugs they can block the ductwork. They also get trapped … Continued

How Dirty Ducts Increase Your Heating Cost

Did you know that just .04 of an inch of dust on your heating coil can reduce the efficiency of your heating system by 21%? And, if that amount of dust builds up on your fan the loss of efficiency is almost 50%. With spring just around the corner it’s easy to think you can … Continued

If You Need a New Furnace, Your Fuel Type Will Affect the Cost

Energy efficiency ratings of furnaces and boilers fluctuate from brand to brand and model to model. But one of the factors you also need to consider if you are replacing a furnace or boiler is the type of the fuel you will use and how much it costs.

How Old is Your Furnace Igniter?

One of the leading causes of furnace breakdowns is failure of the igniter. Most igniters will last for about five years. If its been longer than that since your igniter was replaced, fill out our appointment form or call us at 610-593-5129 to schedule a service call and have it checked. This is an easy … Continued

Why Propane Heat is Becoming More Popular

Propane is a clean-burning fuel, with low emissions, and is environmentally friendly (68% lower emissions than electric and 50% less carbon than fuel oil) which is why Propane is becoming more popular as a heating system.

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.