Category : West Chester

The best safety system in the world? CONSTANT VIGILANCE!

My fellow Harry Potter fans will recognize the phrase “CONSTANT VIGILANCE!” as roared by Alistair Moody – and even though we can’t all grow up to be Aurors, it’s still a good reminder that the best safety systems in the world are no good if they aren’t backed up by good old-fashioned, common sense!

Safety Sean recently brought this handout to the attention of all Oliver employees: Safety Moment

For anyone having trouble viewing the document, it’s a safety bulletin distributed by a fellow service contractor tht features a picture of a toddler who got stuck in the wheel well of the contractor’s van. Thankfully, this company requires employees to do a safety “walk-around” of their vehicles and the little boy was discovered and rescued unharmed.

It’s important to remember that even with all the safety developments that have come about, especially in newer vehicles, they should be treated as a backup system to good old-fashioned common sense. Be aware of your surroundings and the people who share them, especially curious young children (and animals!).

Until next time,


Enough April showers, bring on the May flowers

What kind of crazy weather has this been lately? I hope May is better at making up its mind than April was! I enjoyed the first few hot days, especially after my husband surprised me by bringing home a new Jeep a few weeks back. There’s just something about driving around with the roof off that reminds me how much I loved summer when I was a kid – maybe it’s the windblown hair? Directly related, I’ve decided this will be the summer of the scarf, old Hollywood style.

As much as I hate using A/C in the car, I appreciate it when I’m indoors (although my own house doesn’t have A/C, that’s a story for a different day). And I hate it when it breaks down, which always seems to be on the hottest days, especially holidays, doesn’t it? That’s no coincidence actually. Think about it – the higher the temperature, the more stress is on the unit to operate correctly. And on holidays, you’ve got people running in and out, opening doors, messing with your thermostat, etc. So is it really surprising that those are the days when problems turn into emergencies?

Your best bet for avoiding that is to have your system checked and tuned up regularly. Every spring, and every fall. Just like oil changes in your car, your home comfort system needs to be looked at regularly. Who wants to replace a compressor for $2000 on a 90 degree day in July when you can prevent the problem with a $200 contactor in May? I didn’t think so! Make the call, get the system checked out, save yourself a major headache.

Until next time,


Welcome to the Oliver blog!

Hi, and welcome to the official blog for Oliver Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical! My name is Shanna and I will be your main blogger, although from time to time a few friends will be joining the conversation. The Oliver blog is here to let you know a little more about who we are and what we do.

So who are we and what do we do? Excellent question! We are a heating, cooling,plumbing, and electrical contractor serving the greater Philadelphia area, and we’ve been around for over 40 years now. Our business is based on the Golden Rule, which is our commitment to provide products and services for our customers that we would want for our own homes.

As our blog grows, we’ll be bringing you information that we hope will help make your home a more comfortable place. Of course we will be introducing you to our products and services, and letting you know about special offers for our customers, both new and loyal to the Oliver family. And beyond that, we have lots of ideas that you can use whether you’re in our service area or all the way across the country.

Thanks for checking us out, I’ll be back with your first home comfort tip in a couple of days!