6 New Ways to Experience Fall in Pennsylvania

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

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.

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How Does Water Get Inside Home Air Ducts?

by Chris Donnelly |

Cooling

One common problem that pops up in homes with central air conditioning is water seemingly finding its way into your home air ducts. The truth is, water in your home air ducts isn't always a big deal and sometimes the fix is quick and easy.

You'll still want to make sure you take a closer look, however, to prevent potential mold growth from causing harmful and expensive-to-repair problems further down the line.

How does water get inside home air ducts? Let's take a look.

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Should You Have Your Home Air Ducts Cleaned?

by Jennifer Frith |

Indoor Air Quality

Have you ever thought about how little of your house you really see on a daily basis? Sure, you can dust your bookshelves, mop the kitchen floor, and wipe up the sink — but inside the ductwork, behind your walls, dust, debris, and even mold could be growing unnoticed.

Should you have your home air ducts cleaned? Let's take a look at a few reasons to do so and what kind of benefits you might see.

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Does My HVAC Really Need Maintenance?

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling

Scheduling maintenance on an HVAC system that appears to be working just fine may seem like an odd idea. After all — if it ain't broke, why call someone out to fix it? While it's easy to put off or even to outright forget those preventative maintenance appointments each year, it's important to make sure your central heating & air system is overseen by professionals even when everything seems fine.

What can regular preventative maintenance do for you? We have a few examples.

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How to Make Sure Your A/C is the Right Fit

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling

While the winters sometimes seem to last forever here in Pennsylvania, eventually spring takes hold. Flowers bloom, trees start turning green again, and children can play outside nearly all day.

There's just one downside — once it's spring, that means the hot, muggy summer is just around the corner. You may assume that your central heating and air is saving you money on those hot days and humid nights.

If it's not sized to fit your home and family, however, your HVAC could actually be costing you. Here's why:

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8 Energy Saving Tips for Spring

by Chris Donnelly |

Cooling, Tips

As the temperatures rise, you don't want your home's energy costs to go up as well. With the start of a new season comes new opportunities for you as a homeowner to save energy and money.

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Fight Spring Allergies - Naturally

by Jennifer Frith |

Life in Pennsylvania

While the pollen counts are still pretty low here in Eastern Pennsylvania, that doesn't mean those with allergies aren't already feeling the hurt. Itchy eyes, stuffed-up or runny noses, sneezing every six seconds as you try to make it through your day — these have become constants in the lives of people trying to deal with the influx of pollen, blooming flowers, and budding trees every spring.

While over-the-counter and prescription medicines often bring needed relief, there are some steps you can take to help fight the effect of allergies, naturally, inside the home.

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Does Your Home Need a Sump Pump?

by Chris Donnelly |

Plumbing, Tips

Does a sump pump seem like an unnecessary extra cost? We understand that many homeowners just don't think it's essential to have one on-hand, but we think it's time to reconsider.

Too many homes end up with serious water damage as a result of flooding or water finding its way, and often the whole mess could be avoided simply by having a sump pump available. to you. 

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What Happens at a GoldStar System Check?

by Jennifer Frith |

Cooling

Our GoldStar program is something we take great pride in. After over 44-45 years in the business, we've learned the value of providing our customers with more than just quality workmanship and great customer service — we've learned that it's just as important to offer them peace of mind.

We designed our twice-yearly system checks (included in your GoldStar membership) for your home heating and cooling system because we understand that your home should be a place where you can truly relax.

We understand wanting a little more information before you sign up. One of the most common questions we receive is simply, "What will actually happen at these system checkups?" Today, we're here to answer your question.

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How Clean Is The Air In Your Home?

by Chris Donnelly |

Home Safety, Tips, Indoor Air Quality

Chances are when you think of air quality, you think only of the air outside. The smell of car flumes, factory pollution, and pollen coverage are all big factors that play into the quality of the air outside. But what about the air that you breathe indoors?

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