Jennifer Frith

Jennifer Frith is the Human Resources Manager at Donnelly's Plumbing & Heating.

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Factors To Consider When Deciding To Repair or Replace

by Jennifer Frith |

Tips, Furnace, Energy Saving

When the furnace starts blowing cold air or the toilet starts leaking, you may face a crucial question: Is it worth spending time and money getting and repairing the broken home fixture, or would it make more sense to go ahead and replace it?

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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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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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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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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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Is It Time for Heating Furnace Repair?

by Jennifer Frith |

Repairs, Heating

If you need heating furnace repair, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your furnace has stopped functioning altogether. While mechanical failure always needs to be addressed, there may also be subtle indications that a repair may be on the horizon.

If you suspect that you may have an issue, it’s always recommended that you have the repair done promptly, as the malfunctioning component may be taxing other elements of your system and will certainly lower the unit’s efficiency (and raise its cost to operate).

Here’s a closer look at some key indicators that you may need to call in a repair technician.

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Emergency Steps to Shut Down a Water Heater

by Jennifer Frith |

Water Heaters, Plumbing

Become Familiar With The Procedure For Turning Off Your Water Heater During An Emergency

A common question asked by our clients is how to turn off their hot water heater on their own.

This is one of the procedures all homeowners should be aware of including how to shut off their gas and water supply. If your water heater is acting peculiar such as making knocking noises or is overheating, allowing it to continue operating may worsen the problem.

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Help! There's Water Coming Up My Drain!

by Jennifer Frith |

Plumbing

Whether it's mid-afternoon or the middle of the night, there's no plumbing problem quite as ominous as a drain that stops draining water down into your pipes and instead starts sending it back up.

Today we'll take a quick look at the different types of drains this problem can occur in and what you can do to help keep the damage it can cause to a minimum.

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