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Heed these Warnings from Your Furnace Before You’re Left out In the Cold

2018-12-21T20:16:41+00:00

This is the time of year when you surely don’t want your furnace to die.  There’s at least 3 to 4 more months of cold weather ahead and you want to stay warm and comfortable, don’t you?  Although nobody wants to replace their furnace ever, take it from the Coop, there are usually tell-tale signs that a furnace is beginning to fail.  I love a big surprise as much as the next person, but I don’t want to be surprised by an unexpected heater failure.  The former fills my heart with warmth, but the latter leaves me cold – literally and [...]

Heed these Warnings from Your Furnace Before You’re Left out In the Cold2018-12-21T20:16:41+00:00

A ‘Feel Good’ gift that’ll warm your soul and the rest of you, too!

2018-11-30T19:55:44+00:00

This Christmas, I’ve decided to give my family a gift that they’re going to love.  It’s an experiential present --- not a typical gift that fits in a box.  Let’s see if you can guess what it is: It will keep you toasty warm which my daughter will like because she’s always cold It will help keep allergies at bay – which will make my wife’s nose very happy It’s nice and quiet which my son will appreciate because he’s a very light sleeper. My elderly dog, Murphy, will especially thank me for this family gift! Guess the answer yet?  Here’s [...]

A ‘Feel Good’ gift that’ll warm your soul and the rest of you, too!2018-11-30T19:55:44+00:00

Don’t Let Ghosting Scare You!

2020-10-02T15:47:36+00:00

Now that we’re solidly into the fall season, leading up to Halloween, I thought I’d tell you a spooky story that’s sure to scare many homeowners.  Several months ago, I arrived at a customer’s house to perform preventative maintenance on her furnace.  The homeowner met me at the door with a stunned look on her face, and instead of directing me to her basement, she announced very dramatically, “Before you enter, I need to warn you that something sinister has overtaken my house!”  That was a statement I hadn’t anticipated from my usually level-headed customer.Before I could question her further, she [...]

Don’t Let Ghosting Scare You!2020-10-02T15:47:36+00:00

The Coop’s Top 5 Projects This Fall

2018-09-18T13:53:43+00:00

Last night I watched the season premiere of my favorite TV show.  I was surprised at the number of holiday-themed commercials that I had to wade thru while watching it.  After all, it’s only September!  Annoying?  Yes, but it did make me think about the projects that I’d like to complete around the house before the holiday season starts.  I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing better than the aroma of pumpkin spice wafting in the air, delicious turkey and mashed potatoes in my belly, and sugar plum fairies dancing in my head.  I want to enjoy every minute of [...]

The Coop’s Top 5 Projects This Fall2018-09-18T13:53:43+00:00

The Coop’s top Ten Pre-Vacation Tips that Make Post-Vacation More Pleasant!

2018-09-18T13:52:14+00:00

As we head into the hard-core summer vacation period, take it from the Coop, I’ve learned from experience that preparing your house for vacation, is as important as packing your underwear! Better to be prepared than suffer the consequences! Here’s my checklist for a worry-free vacation from a plumbing and HVAC perspective: First, perform preventative maintenance on your plumbing fixtures to take care of any potential issues before they happen. Either call a professional plumber, like Cooper Mechanical, to formally inspect your fixtures, hoses and piping to look for any leaks and irregularities or, if you’re a weekend DIY warrior, do [...]

The Coop’s top Ten Pre-Vacation Tips that Make Post-Vacation More Pleasant!2018-09-18T13:52:14+00:00

The Coop’s Top Ten Pre-Vacation Tips that Make Post-Vacation More Pleasant!

2018-08-01T14:54:50+00:00

As we head into the hard-core summer vacation period, take it from the Coop, I’ve learned from experience that preparing your house for vacation, is as important as packing your underwear! Better to be prepared than suffer the consequences! Here’s my checklist for a worry-free vacation from a plumbing and HVAC perspective: 1. First, perform preventative maintenance on your plumbing fixtures to take care of any potential issues before they happen. Either call a professional plumber, like Cooper Mechanical, to formally inspect your fixtures, hoses and piping to look for any leaks and irregularities or, if you’re a weekend DIY warrior, [...]

The Coop’s Top Ten Pre-Vacation Tips that Make Post-Vacation More Pleasant!2018-08-01T14:54:50+00:00

Good Things Come in Small Packages

2018-07-03T14:05:52+00:00

Lately, I’ve received numerous phone calls from people asking for information on mini-split heating & cooling systems.  Usually, their curiosity has been piqued because they’ve talked to somebody who recently had a mini-split installed in their home or office and can’t stop saying great things about them. I can relate because I installed two mini-splits in my own home a few years ago.  Once my kids graduated from high school and went on to college, my wife and I decided to reclaim the finished basement and transform it into more of an adult space with a movie room and an entertainment [...]

Good Things Come in Small Packages2018-07-03T14:05:52+00:00

Family Fun that’s Good for You in More Ways than One

2018-12-06T13:59:05+00:00

You’ve heard this story before – you may even have personal experience.  After a cold, gray winter, spring-time seems exceptionally beautiful.  You marvel at the magnificent blooms and lush greenery.  You say to yourself “this year, I’m finally going to plant a vegetable garden and enjoy Mother Nature’s delicious bounty. “  You’re so committed, you decide to make it a family project.  You choose the perfect location on your property, you prepare the bed and purchase organic topsoil, perfect for planting fruits and vegetables.  You even build a fence around the garden so unwelcome critters can’t taste-taste your tender plants. What [...]

Family Fun that’s Good for You in More Ways than One2018-12-06T13:59:05+00:00

Spring Training for Your HVAC and Plumbing

2018-05-03T16:15:16+00:00

Tired and winter-weary?  Don’t worry; spring is finally here, and with it comes spring showers, warmer weather, and…baseball! But before you start kicking back, relaxing, and watching your favorite team, there are a few maintenance tips and tune-up strategies to make sure your HVAC system and plumbing are in peak condition to run smoothly and efficiently.  Think of it as training camp for your HVAC system. OK, batter up! AC System The Coop has you covered for air conditioner service in Doylestown, so your AC is ready to get in the game when the season starts.  That means a maintenance ‘tune-up’ [...]

Spring Training for Your HVAC and Plumbing2018-05-03T16:15:16+00:00

Spring into Summer with these Home Renovation Ideas

2018-10-04T21:14:52+00:00

It’s almost springtime, and you don’t need the Coop to tell you what that means: spring cleaning! Some people may dread this yearly tradition -- no judgment here -- but the Coop loves it. I view it as part of embracing the new year. That familiar adage, “Out with the old, in with the new,” applies here in more ways than one. Besides providing us with a great opportunity to clear out the cobwebs, spring cleaning gives us a chance to prepare for summer fun. Does your air conditioning system need a tune-up? Thinking about hiring a Doylestown, PA plumber or [...]

Spring into Summer with these Home Renovation Ideas2018-10-04T21:14:52+00:00