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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3 Essential Tasks to Get Your Home Ready For Winter

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating

When prepping for winter, there's a series of tasks you're probably used to repeating year after year — replacing doormats that have become worn, picking up new rock salt in case the snow piles high, maybe even looking over your winter safety checklist to make sure you've got it all covered.

In order to be truly prepared for what winter has to bring, however, you'll need to take care of a few quick tasks inside your home, too. We'll walk you through three steps that will keep your house safe, warm, and comfortable for your family all winter long.

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Help! My Furnace is Blowing Cold Air!

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating

When the weather starts to cool down for the winter, your home's furnace is essential for keeping your family safe and comfortable throughout the coldest months. If you've heard your furnace turn on, only to find cold air coming out of the vents? You may be looking at a minor issue that you can fix yourself, or a major concern.

Let's take a look at three reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. 

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5 Ways to Breathe Easier This Winter

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

While we're still enjoying the fall color and warm days, we know that winter is on its way. There's a lot to love about the winter season (and there's nothing as beautiful as that very first snow), but one thing about winter we're not so fond of?

The way the dry, cold air finds its way into your lungs and makes it just a little bit harder to breathe, especially if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory issues. Cold, dry air tightens up the airways and you may find yourself routinely out of breath. We decided to put together five easy tips that can help you fight off those effects and breathe easier this winter. 

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3 Common Causes of Furnace Breakdowns

by Jennifer Frith |

Heating

Have you ever come home to a house you expect to find comfortably heated, only to realize the air is so chilly you can see your breath and even the cat is hiding under a blanket? You've probably dealt with a furnace breakdown.

While there are many reasons for your home heating system to run into issues, especially during the winter months when it is working its hardest, we'd like to highlight three common causes we see for furnace breakdowns here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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