March 1, 2024
An Overview of Common Home Heating Systems

Homeowners want the best type of home heating system to keep their families and themselves warm through the cold winter months, because here in Pennsylvania, we know just how brutal the weather can be this time of year. With a wide variety of heating systems available on the market, you may wonder how yours compares […]

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February 26, 2024
Should You Repair or Replace Your Furnace?

The chilly Pennsylvania weather hangs around longer than most of us would hope, but it's bound to be even less enjoyable with a broken furnace. Time and again, customers come to us wondering whether it is wiser to repair or replace their broken furnace, but the answer tends to be based on a variety of […]

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February 2, 2024
Frequently Asked Questions About Using a Plumbing Snake

So, you’re in need of a plumbing snake? Firstly, we would like to express our condolences for your drainage issues; but the plumbing experts at WM Buffington are here to help you get back to normal as soon as possible.  Fortunately for you, you’re not the first person to have these difficulties, and we’ve consolidated […]

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January 30, 2024
Ceramic Heaters Vs. Infrared Heaters

The space heating market in the United States has seen a surge in interest over the last several years with over 113.5 million households employing at least one unit in their home regularly. Their popularity is largely due to their effectiveness in quickly heating small-to-medium size rooms, but many people don’t realize they pose a […]

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January 10, 2024
Reverse Osmosis vs. Water Softener: Which is Better?

Access to clean and safe drinking water is fundamental for a healthy life. However, no matter where you live, contaminants can infiltrate your home’s water supply in numerous ways. From naturally occurring minerals to man-made pollutants, these contaminants can have serious effects on our health and well-being. This is where a household water treatment system […]

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January 5, 2024
Gas Vs. Electric Water Heaters: Which One is Right for You?

Technological innovations along with consumers’ heightened sense of environmental impact and economic efficiency have driven many people to reconsider the basics of household water heating. Gas and electric water heaters are the primary choices when considering heating technology, and each comes with its benefits and negatives. But of these two options, is one better than […]

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December 21, 2023
How to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

Winter is the worst possible time to need an emergency plumber. Unfortunately, frozen pipes, and the damage they cause, are some of the most common reasons we get called to people’s homes this time of year. There are several steps you can take to ensure the safety and security of your home’s plumbing, and with […]

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December 7, 2023
What to Do if the Furnace Goes Out

With the end of the year comes inevitable cold weather, often with harsh wind and snow. While they might help make the holiday season festive and cozy, it can quickly become a nightmare if the furnace goes out.  Furnaces are a critical component of the home as they help keep you comfortable and safe. That’s […]

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October 31, 2023
An Overview of Furnace Efficiency Ratings

The concepts of furnace efficiency and furnace efficiency ratings originated with the 1987 National Appliance Energy Conservation Act. Since then, household appliances have been held to energy standards that help improve the overall energy efficiency of the United States and continue to be an important aspect when considering furnace installation. So, what are furnace efficiency […]

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October 31, 2023
7 Tips on How to Prevent Drain Clogs

Has your shower turned into an unwelcome shallow bath? Or maybe your kitchen sink is refusing to drain? Few household problems are as disruptive to your living environment as a clogged drain. Not only will a clogged drain only get worse if left untreated, but sometimes it can lead to unexpected disaster at a time […]

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