If you've lived in Pennsylvania for a while, you probably know all the best places to see the fall foliage fade from green to vibrant scarlets, golds, bronzes, and coppers. But after seeing the same views year after year, the changing of the seasons can lose its magic, which is why gaining a new perspective is so important.
While we've previously discussed the dangers of carbon monoxide, the risks become much higher during the winter months, when houses are closed against the cold weather and furnaces run day and night. Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, buildup of this dangerous gas can reach dangerous or even fatal levels before the people living inside a home are even aware there's a problem.
We know it seems silly to start thinking about furnace tuneups for winter when it's still beautiful outside, but trust us when we say it is absolutely time to start thinking about furnace tune-ups for winter.
The quality of the water within our homes is on everyone's mind these days. Just about everybody is taking a closer look at their tapwater, and we've been fielding calls and questions from our customers wanting reassurance that their plumbing is safe and up-to-date. One of the most common questions we've been hearing these days is, "Why is my tapwater cloudy?"
Let's take a look.
Low water pressure is a very common plumbing problem, especially in older homes. It can turn even simple tasks like taking a shower or washing the dishes into frustrating, time-consuming chores.
What causes low water pressure? Let's take a look.
During the hottest days of summer, walking into your home to find your A/C clearly blowing warm or even hot air can leave you miserable, not to mention worried about the possibility of a big expense if it turns out to be a serious breakdown.
Today, we'll take a look at common reasons for this problem, and let you know what to do if the fix isn't exactly an easy one.
Many of us suffer through allergies all spring, with only a short time of relief during the summer. Then the next round of problems hit — 'hay fever', or ragweed allergies, are often even more severe in the fall than they are in the early part of the year!
With an allergy season that begins in August and can run all the way through October, we know how miserable Pennsylvania can be this time of year. However, we have four tips designed to help bring you and your family some relief!
Is your home feeling uncomfortably humid, even as things start to cool down this fall? It may not be a problem of outdoor humidity finding its way in, but rather humidity that is being created within your household.
For your family to be most comfortable, you'll want an in-home humidity level of around 35% - 45%. Anything above 50% can start to feel a little 'off', and once you're above 65% you'll probably start really feeling discomfort. Since high levels of in-home humidity can be a big risk factor for mold and bacteria growth, it's important to do what you can to combat this and keep your home feeling cool and dry. We've put together a few tips on how to de-humidify your home... naturally.
At Donnelly's Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we've always made it a priority to support our local communities here in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties by providing the quality worksmanship, flat-rate pricing, and great customer service they deserve.
We're excited to announce that we've been voted the Best Plumbing Company in Montgomery County in The Best of Montco 2016 Awards!
When your air conditioning is working perfectly, a low hum might be the only sound you hear coming out of your HVAC unit... and you might not even 'hear' it since it's likely a common background noise for you in Pennsylvania's summer heat.
On the other hand, if you're being startled by strange noises you're not used to hearing, it's important to have these sounds looked into. What is "just a little annoying" today may be very costly to fix if you don't get them checked out right away. We're going to walk you through five 'weird sounds' your HVAC might be making... and what to do about them.