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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.

How Does Your Washing Machine Really Work?

Over the years, you’ve probably washed your clothes hundreds of times, but have you ever wondered what’s inside your washing machine that makes it do its magic? For example, how does it spin the clothes so fast without leaking water? Why does the agitator switch directions? And, why are there multiple cycles? Our experts venture inside a washing machine to answer all of these questions and more.

Types of Washing Machines

Top Loading Washing Machines

Top loading machines use two vertical drums with a post down the center that has a special design to pull the clothes down in the center as it moves back and forth. The center then pushes them back up on the outside of the basket. This motion is repeated for a determined amount of time. The inside drum is able to move and is perforated so water can escape. The outer drum actually holds the water. In modern washing machines, there are


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2014 Horizon Helps

November 21, 2014 No Comments
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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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Horizon How-To: Lose Laundry Lint By Horizon Services

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Lose Laundry Lint

Reduce annoying lint while washing your clothing by simply adding 1/2 cup of white vinegar to your laundry’s rinse cycle.The acidity of the vinegar will work to prevent the lint from sticking to your fabrics.

The Essential Guide To Home Heating Savings

With winter fast approaching, how can you reduce HVAC energy costs?

Below, our experts have assembled 10 essential HVAC tips for homeowners to help improve efficiency and reduce energy costs.

1. Upgrade To A High-Efficiency HVAC System

Swapping your old, inefficient air conditioning system for a high-efficiency one can cut electricity bills by up to 25%.

The first step toward helping you choose the right heating and air conditioning system for your home is to do a complete analysis of your present heating and air conditioning system and of your home to determine the right size equipment for your individual comfort needs. To schedule a FREE in-home consultation with a Horizon Services Home Comfort Specialist, please call 302-762-1200.

2. Keep Up With Preventative Maintenance

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Hoots N’ Howls

October 26, 2014 No Comments
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Hoots N’ Howls

The Haddon Heights Parent Teach Group hosted its annual Hoots N’ Howls community festival and Horizon Services was an active, on-site sponsor. The event included Halloween activities for children of all ages and was a real blast!

View Photos from the Hoots N’ Howls

To view photos from the Hoots N’ Howls, 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, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Gloucester, Camden and Burlington County New Jersey, and Northeastern Maryland.

 


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