Home Show Time

Spring is just around the corner and this is the season for the local Home Shows. Builders Associations round up interested contractors and related industry members, rent a venue and produce a Home Show for all interested community members. If you have a project that you want to accomplish this year, a Home Show is a great opportunity to farther educate yourself relative to cost, current technologies and, in addition, it gives you the opportunity to meet the professionals that are available to assist you with the project and view their product offering. Free Seminars are usually offered if you are interested. There is a nominal admission charge to enter the show but it can save you lots of time and money rounding up the facts. For example if you are interest in moving from an oil furnace or boiler to a natural gas or propane unit to heat your house and/or your DHW or you want to consider an Air to Air or a Geo Heat Pump, I encourage you to meet with those people and ask the questions that are on your mind. If they are busy when you pass their booth and you don’t want to wait, consider stopping back or leave your cell number on the back of their business card (usually available in the booth) and have them call you when they have a moment. Once you have their attention you can ask questions and/or sign up for a site visit and a quotation on your project. If you are interested in financing the project there will be representatives from banks to discuss your needs.
We will be attending the State College Home and Garden Show again this year which is scheduled for March 31, April 1&2, 2017. Hours are Friday 3 to 8pm, Saturday 10 to 8pm and Sunday 10 to 4. It will be located at the Bryce Jordon Center on University Drive. There are numerous great Seminars offered during the three day event. Our Seminar will be at 11am on Saturday and it is titled “Upgrading or Adding to your Home’s Heating and Cooling System to improve Comfort, Indoor Air Quality and to save money”. Check for additional information at www.centralpabuilders.com. Hope you can attend. We look forward to speaking to you!!
The Harrisburg Home Show is scheduled for March 16 thru 19. The hours are Thurs, Fri, Sat 10 to 8, Sunday 10 to 6. It is held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Building in Harrisburg. Check for additional information www.pahomeshow.com. Although this is most likely too far to reach for a “local” professional to “do the work” it is a good place to educate yourself on that project you want to accomplish. I know we always have a few people stop by our booth at the State College Home Show to discuss equipment they saw or seminars they attended at the Harrisburg Home Show.
The Williamsport Home Show is scheduled for March 11, 12 and 13, 2017. The hours are Friday 3 to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday 12am to 4pm. It is held at the Lycoming College Recreation Center. Check for additional information at www.westbranchbuilders.org click on “Home Show”. For some reason they don’t list the time. They don’t offer any seminars; however, it is a full show with plenty of educational displays.
Home improvement projects, correctly done, reduce your energy costs, improve the value of your home, add to your quality of life and provide great personal satisfaction. Go talk to the Professional people that can help make this possible.

Curt Bierly is president of the bierly group incorporated of which Stanley C. Bierly is a division. He graduated from Penn State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is the president of the Penn College HVAC Advisory Board. You can contact him at cbierly@bierlygroup.com.