The Evolution of Summers & Zim’s HVAC and Plumbing Services

The Incredible Journey of Summers & Zim's: Pioneering Plumbing and HVAC Services Since 1930 Summers & Zim's started with a small plumbing and heating business in Lancaster County. In 1973, the company merged with Zim's Sales and Service, starting a new era. They expanded their services and gained recognition for air conditioning repair and plumbing...

What to Expect From a Trustworthy HVAC Technician

You’d prefer to never have need of an HVAC technician, but when you do need one, you want to know you’re getting one you can trust. You want an HVAC technician who is licensed and certified to work on your system and one you know will provide the service they promise at a fair price....

Is Duct Cleaning a Requirement or a Myth?

The answer? It depends on your situation. Systems made of duct board, flex duct or lined metal duct cannot be cleaned effectively without dismantling the duct and cleaning them by hand.  For homeowners with metal ducts, quality contractors have machines similar to enormous vacuum cleaners that are attached to the supply and returns. The process...

Keep Outside Vents Clear of Snow

The outside vents for your furnace are most often placed either on your roof or on the side of your home above the exposed foundation wall. Both places have the potential for getting snowed-in during heavy winter snows. It’s important to keep them clear of snow so they can vent properly. (more…)

What Consumers Want in an HVAC Provider

It used to be that all consumers cared about when they called their heating/cooling company was that someone answers the phone and gets there as soon as possible. Of course that is still most important to consumers. What has changed, however, is that consumers now want HVAC providers who are trained in being home comfort...

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...