Why Is My A/C Blowing Warm Air?

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling

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.

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Ragweed Allergy Season is Coming. Here Are 4 Tips on How to Cope.

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

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!

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4 Ways to Fight Humidity in Your Home

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

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.

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Voted Best Plumbing Company in Montgomery County!

by Jennifer Frith |

News

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!

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Why is My HVAC Making That Noise?

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling

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.

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3 Plumbing Projects You Should NEVER DIY

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

With most projects around the house, you can simply do-it-yourself if you're handy with a toolbelt and do a little research. Unfortunately, plumbing repairs and projects don't really fall into that category. Today we're listing the three plumbing projects you should never DIY.

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Don't Get Caught By This HVAC Scam!

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling

If there's one thing we just can't stand here at Donnelly's Plumbing Heating and Cooling, it's seeing members of our Eastern Pennsylvania community being preyed on by scams perpetrated by shady contractors or HVAC "specialists" who don't provide the service they charge for, hit customers with unfair hourly fees that rack up project costs beyond reason, or just plain lie to them. 

There's one common HVAC scam you need to know about which could potentially lose you hundreds of dollars a year.

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4 Summer Plumbing Problems And How to Prevent Them

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

When you think about issues that might arise in your home during the hot and humid summer months here in Eastern Pennsylvania, odds are good it's your HVAC that first comes to mind. It's not just problems like your A/C going out, a strange uptick in your powerbill, or even the possibility of indoor air quality problems that might cause issues for you... did you know that certain plumbing problems are more likely to arise in the summer, too?

This week, we're taking a look at four common summer plumbing problems and what you can do to keep your drains running free and clear all year long.

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Is Your Home Air As Clean As You Think?

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality tends to be 2 to 5 times more contaminated than outdoor air. What does that mean for your family? Quite simply, that your indoor air at home just isn't quite cutting it when it comes to dust, dirt, pet dander, and other common pollutants.

These contaminants can lead to increased symptoms for those suffering from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues, as well as generally making your house a less-than-comfortable place to be. What can you do to improve your home's indoor air quality? We have a few suggestions that may freshen things up in time for summer.

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How to Avoid HVAC and Plumbing Scammers

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

We've been in business for almost fifty years, and in that time we've seen just about everything. Many of our customers come to us with problems that began while they were working with a different company in the past.

When your HVAC breaks down in July, the heat's not working in December, or you can't access your home's running water, the sense of worry and the nature of the emergency can make you susceptible to pressure from companies that are more interested in padding out their bottom line than in truly helping you solve your problem.

How can you avoid getting scammed? We have four essential questions to ask before you commit to work with a heating, cooling, or plumbing company.

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