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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.

What Is an Air Conditioning Wet Switch/Float Switch?

Air conditioning is a convenience we rely on during the hottest days of summer and — for those of us who live in the Southern United States — for many months of the year. While these useful appliances don’t usually give us any trouble, they are also known to leak, which can cause extensive water damage … Continued

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. … Continued

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 … Continued

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.

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 … Continued

What that Loud Bang could be in Your HVAC

If you have a gas furnace/cooling system, and you hear a bang each time it starts up, you may have a problem with delayed ignition. It could mean the crossover tube alignment is off or that your igniter needs replaced.

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

It’s Time to Seal Off AC Vents and Ducts

Your AC ducts and vents can be a big source of heat waste and loss within your home if they aren’t sealed off during the winter. You can do this yourself with a special tape that is approved for sealing. Or if you prefer, call Summers & Zim’s at 610-593-5129 and we’ll do it for … 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.