How Does Ice and Snow Affect My HVAC Unit?

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania, Heating

We've covered a lot on how to prepare your pipes for winter, how to lower those high winter power bills, and answered frequently asked questions about your heating system, but what about how the weather actually affects your home's HVAC system? 

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Gas Furnace Repair: Warning Signs to Watch Out For

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

Generally, your heating system is going to let you know when it’s time for repair. Whether you are looking at a faulty component or a faltering system, there are certain warning signs to watch for that indicate that it’s time to call in a professional.

Common issues seen in gas furnaces include clogged filters, cracked heat exchangers, and inoperative motors. A malfunctioning furnace is not only inconvenient and expensive, but it can also be dangerous, particularly if there’s a carbon monoxide leak involved. Thus, it’s important to act quickly to make sure you get the problem taken care of as soon as possible. Here are some of the top warning signs to look for when it comes to gas furnace repair.

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Great Gifts For the Home (Last-Minute Gift Guide)

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

2016 has come and gone so fast!

Christmas will be here this weekend, and we know how much of a hassle it can be to check your Christmas gift list off and get all of your wrapping done before Saint Nick comes for a visit. 

If you've had a hard time figuring out what to buy those homeowners on your list, we've found last minute gifts for everyone on your list (including yourself)! 

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Lower Winter Power Bills With These 4 Tricks

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating, Tips

When Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, you know it's time to prepare your home for wind chills and snow days. Taking a few steps this winter to lower heating costs and improve energy efficiency will help save the planet without breaking the bank!

Before your heating costs have a chance to shoot through the roof, take a look at this short list of 4 tips we've put together that will help you save money this winter.

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How To Prep Your Pipes For Winter

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania, Plumbing

ice-1343342_640.jpgHave your prepared your home's pipes for winter? Taking preventative care for your home's plumbing can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

At Donnelly's, we want to ensure our customers are prepared for the unexpected issues that may arise when there is a sudden drop in temperature.

When preparing your pipes for a Surburban Philiadelphia winter follow these simple steps:

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8 Commonly Asked Heating Questions

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling, Heating

Your heating, ventaliation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is one of the main compoments that makes up your home's systems. As a leading HVAC company in Lansdale, Pennslyvania we know how important the efficiency of your home's HVAC system is so we've put together answers to the most common questions we get from homeowners about their home's heating system.

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Why Won't My Toilet Stop Running?

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Plumbing

Do you know why the sound of a running toilet is so annoying? It's because it's just the sound of money running down the drain! So, if you're currently experiencing this problem, we definitely understand why you'd like to put an end to it immediately.

"Fortunately" this is a common plumbing problem with fairly easy fixes, so you can save your water bill and your sanity in no time!

Here are 4 quick fixes you can try today to stop your running toilet:

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There's Water in the Basement! What Now?

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

It's a nightmare scenario: you head down to the basement with a basket of laundry or after hearing a weird noise in the middle of the night, only to find puddles, leaks... maybe even a flood. Water in the basement can be a serious problem, but it's usually fixable. First off, stay calm — this doesn't necessarily mean the whole house is going to be damaged. We have a few pieces of advice to help you out, whether you're just dealing with a water leak or if it's a full-on flood.

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5 Steps to Winterproofing Your Pipes

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania, Plumbing

As we head into winter, it's important to start prepping your home to withstand the cold temperatures and possibility of ice and snow. Many of our clients worry about their pipes freezing, and we understand — when a pipe freezes and bursts, it can cause serious water damage before the problem is stopped. Today, we'll walk you through the steps to take to winterproof your pipes.

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How to Save Energy By Fixing Basement Air Leaks

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling, Heating


If your energy bills seem a little too high every month, it could be due to many different issues — perhaps the thermostat needs reset, your HVAC air filter may need replacement, or your HVAC may even require a maintenance visit to get things back on track. There is one more problem that often causes an uptick in energy bills, but it's not one of the first things that often comes to mind... basement air leaks.

It's true — especially in older construction, basements can be a constant source of heat or cold air loss in the winter and summer, making your home's heating and cooling system work harder and harder to keep your family comfortable. Dealing with those leaks in the basement could be just the key to getting your bills back under control. What can you do about basement leaks? Let us give you a few tips.

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