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Horizon Services’ Blog is PACKED with Useful Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Tips and Insight.

The Horizon Comfort Zone is the ultimate destination for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, drain cleaning and sewer and water line information. Discover a wealth of plumbing, HVAC and home comfort tips, articles and news that you can use…plus lots of great ideas for making your home more energy efficient and saving money.

The Best Ways To Eliminate and Reduce Allergens In The Home

It is a well-known fact that in-home allergens cause a great number of health issues. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI) recently reported that 1 out of every 4, or 25%, of all Americans suffer with a number of respiratory conditions including allergies and asthma.

Although it might be easy to control some of these issues with certain over the counter (OTC) or even doctor prescribed medications, the key is to eliminate and/or reduce these allergens before health issues arise and to avoid their reoccurrence in the future. If you or other family members are highly sensitive to the many allergens that are floating around in the air throughout the year, it makes sense to do everything possible to reduce or eliminate them altogether.

In this article, our experts dust off the secrets of how to increase your home’s indoor air quality and combat


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Horizon How-To: Too Much Foil, Horizon Services

Horizon How-To:
Too Much Tin

Avoid using aluminum foil to line the bottom of your oven. The foil can melt which can damage the appliance and create a fire hazard. In gas ovens, the foil may cover up necessary venting and cause an excess buildup of carbon monoxide. In addition, the foil can reflect too much or too little heat toward the oven’s temperature sensor, leading to under or overcooked food.

Horizon Helps

Horizon Helps — a division of Horizon Services, Inc. — is a non-profit, community services organization formed by and comprised of Horizon Services employees volunteering their time to assist, support and raise awareness for charitable causes and community events throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.

As the region’s premier plumbing, heating and air conditioning company, Horizon Services, Inc. has long been an active partner, sponsor and contributor to numerous charitable and civic organizations in the Delaware Valley. Horizon Helps was established to take that commitment to community service to a new and higher level.

The mission of Horizon Helps is to positively contribute to the growth and development of our community through charitable giving, volunteer outreach, personal development and leadership. We look forward to partnering with your organization…and making a difference in YOUR community!

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How Well Do You Know Your Air Conditioner?

Most homes located within our service footprint of Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Northeastern Maryland have air conditioning. For some, air conditioning may be a luxury, but for many including the elderly and those with breathing issues, it is a necessity.

Given the expense of the HVAC equipment and the energy consumed to run it, Horizon Services wants our customers to be well informed about their home-based air conditioning systems. With that, our experts sift through years of technical training and experience to bring you the 8 most important things you should know about your home’s current air conditioning system.

How Does Your Home Air Conditioner Work?

The main job of your home air conditioner is to essentially to remove humidity and to move the heat from inside your home to the outside. This results in a more comfortable environment for you, your family, and your home.


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2014 Iron Hill Twilight Criterium

Horizon Services returned in 2014 as an active sponsor of the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium. The family-friendly event carries cyclist through the streets of West Chester and allows fans to get a front row seat for all of the action.

The Horizon Helps Team had a great time meeting many locals and showing off our brand new Horizon Helps truck! We would like to thank all of the volunteers for helping make the event so successful and cannot wait to do it all again next year!

View Photos from the 2014 Iron Hill Twilight Criterium

To view photos from the 2014 Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, visit the Horizon Services’ Facebook page.

Horizon Helps

Established in 2010, Horizon Helps is a non-profit, community services organization formed by and comprised of Horizon Services employees volunteering their time to assist, support and raise awareness for charitable causes and community events throughout Delaware,


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