Whether you are coming home from a long, stressful day at work or you have finally collected your children from all their summer activities, the last thing you want to find is a hot, stuffy home and a broken air conditioner. One of our goals at Vertex Mechanical is to be sure that scenario does not happen to you. If you live in Ephrata, you know the importance of having a working air conditioner in the summer.
One of the best ways to minimize the chances of having a failing air conditioning system here in Pennsylvania is through regular maintenance. Remember that you will probably be asking your air conditioning system to work 24/7 on the hottest days—it deserves to get a little TLC before the task. Call our professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team to conduct a thorough inspection and cleaning, so your air conditioner is ready for the big job ahead.
Besides minimizing the chances of failure, a well-maintained air conditioner will be more energy efficient, reducing your energy bills. In addition, you will also be extending the overall life of your unit, which means your air conditioning system can serve you in years to come.
However, if you find your older system is unreliable, our team can also help you select a new air conditioning system that will meet your particular needs at an affordable price.
Do you want to know the secret to maintaining a comfortable climate in your home? How about an often-overlooked way to reduce your heating and cooling energy bills? Have the air ducts, or ductwork, in your in Ephrata, home inspected.
That is right, the ductwork that travels all around your home may be the cause of uneven temperature distribution—rooms which are never quite warm or cool enough and waste energy.
One of our goals at Vertex Mechanical is to help homeowners like you get to know your duct system better. A comprehensive inspection can help identify leaks as well as places where additional insulation can conserve heat or cooling during air circulation.
Call our trained experts to learn about our air duct services. We can identify various points of your air duct network that may require professional sealing. In addition, if your ducts run through uninsulated parts of your home like your attic, we may recommend additional insulation to help you conserve energy.
If you are struggling with uneven heating and cooling due to poorly placed registers, we can solve that issue as well. Our team can help balance how the air is distributed in your home.
When you want to learn more about air duct services and how our team can help you increase your home’s comfort level as well as save you energy, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 for more details. We are ready and waiting to help. Request air duct service online today.
Running a successful company means taking care of all the details including managing heating and cooling systems. Let our professionals at Vertex Mechanical offer our years of expertise in these areas so you can focus on your business’s core mission. We have experience in selecting the right commercial heating and cooling systems for different businesses as well as scaling those solutions to manage climate control for each nook and cranny of your commercial operation.
Commercial heating equipment is much different than residential systems. Often, the scale must be larger, and the ventilation and duct system are complicated. Keeping the heat even, consistent, and efficient are additional challenges. Turn to our trained experts for professional help with commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps. We would be happy to sit down with your management and suggest the solution perfectly scaled to your Ephrata commercial needs. Call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 today.
Cooling down a commercial building in the heat of the summer can be a mammoth task. Not only do you need to install commercial-size air conditioners, but you may also require cooling towers and chillers to help the effort. Be sure you work with our qualified commercial cooling experts to select, install, repair, and maintain your commercial cooling system. Our team has years of expertise to help you find the commercial cooling system fit for your Pennsylvania business.
Regular maintenance is key to a reliable commercial heating and cooling system. Warm, consistent heat in the winter and an air conditioned climate in the summer are nonnegotiable for a successful, productive business. Talk to us about a maintenance agreement plan today. Our team will take care of cleaning, inspection, and preventive maintenance so you can concentrate on your core business. Request commercial service online today.
Do you have a residential boiler system that is not working like it used to? Are you hearing strange rumbling noises when you try to turn up your heat? Is your heating uneven or inconsistent? It may be time to call our Vertex Mechanical professionals for a maintenance visit. We can check your entire heating system to see if any of those are the culprits of your heating problems.
Residential boilers, typically used with natural gas or heating oil, can be an excellent alternative to a furnace for heating your home. Ensuring you have the right-sized system for your Pennsylvania home makes all the difference in your energy costs and your home’s comfort. Let our team assess yours.
If your boiler is more than a decade old or you are considering an alternative to replacing an older furnace, the highest energy-efficient residential boilers available in Ephrata are typically 90 percent to 98 percent efficient, using just about all the energy consumed in the process.
Whether you are looking for residential boiler service, maintenance, or repair, or you are in the market for a new boiler system, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. We are ready and waiting to provide you with excellent service and advice on residential boilers. Request boiler service online today.
If you are looking for a way to add supplemental heating or cooling to one area of your home, or if you think you could heat and cool your entire Pennsylvania home in a nontraditional fashion, you may want to look into the efficient ductless system available today. These systems provide heating and cooling without using your Ephrata home’s air duct system.
Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical can help you determine the best application for a ductless system as well as help you size the appropriate unit for your space. Many homeowners find ductless systems are an excellent heating and cooling solution for room additions, man caves, bonus rooms, or guest suites. In addition, if you are battling temperature imbalances in your home or thermostat fights among family members, a ductless unit can come to the rescue.
An advantage of a ductless system is eliminating the loss of energy through a typical duct system. Customized climate control in infrequently used spaces is also an advantage.
Give us a call at Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 to get more information about ductless units. Our professionals are here to help answer any questions you may have. Request ductless system service online today.
Your safety and comfort are probably some of your top priorities in life. Having a reliable, safe, and efficient electrical system is an important part of that plan. Whether you are upgrading your electrical service, expanding your Ephrata home, or concerned about a potential problem, give our professional team at Vertex Mechanical a call for all your electrical service needs.
When it comes to safety, the first thing to remember is electrical work is not for the amateur. There is always risk of electrical shock or starting a fire if electrical work is performed incorrectly.
As a result, it’s worth the investment of a professional electrician when you face any electrical needs. Our team is licensed, bonded, and insured so you can have peace of mind when you hire our electricians.
If you are considering adding new systems in your home for safety’s sake, such as an alarm system, flood lighting, additional hard-wired carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, generators, or smart home technology, you will want to consult with one of our professional electricians as well. Be sure your electrical system can handle the additional load of any of these new systems or technology, both in terms of your electrical circuit breaker panel and your existing wiring configuration.
Finally, if you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to have an electrician come out and check your aging system for potential hazards and problems before they arise. Building codes change over the years, and you will want to be sure your older home is still compliant.
Building a new home or remodeling your current home is an exciting adventure for any family. If you are designing your dream home in Pennsylvania, you may be overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make.
One decision you do not want to make hastily is what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you will install. This is also true when it comes time to replace or upgrade your current heating and cooling system.
Many homeowners select a furnace as their heating option. If that is where you are headed, be sure to call Vertex Mechanical for recommendations and assistance.
Furnaces have a long history in helping families keep warm in with cold weather. Today there are a vast number of furnaces on the market. They can provide reliable heat for small, medium, and large homes as well as single-story or multistory designs. Furnaces are designed to work well in urban locations, subdivisions, or country homes.
The good news is there is a furnace designed just for your particular Ephrata home. Let our professional team help you find it.
We can recommend a correct-sized furnace so you always have comfortable heat on the coldest winter days while not wasting energy at the same time. We can go over various efficiency ratings, fuel sources, and features so you get all the things important to you in a new furnace. And we can work with you on budget and timing.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Residential geothermal heat pumps have been around for a very long time. They are energy efficient, are low cost in the long run, and work with nature instead of against it. Why don’t more companies talk about this heating and cooling option?
Sadly, it’s because some common myths are still circulating about geothermal heat pumps. Add that to the initial high cost and area restrictions on these systems and it’s easy for companies to stick to traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Here at Vertex Mechanical we break down the myths and open up this alternative option for our clients. So, what is geothermal heating?
In a nutshell, geothermal furnaces exchange the heat or the cold from your Ephrata home with the temperature of the earth below you. Unlike the weather above, five feet into the earth, the temperature stays the same. And that energy is what geothermal heating and cooling systems tap into to keep your home comfortable. Depending on the model you consider, you may be able to heat your water supply as well with this clean, renewable energy.
On the flip side, they may cost more than traditional systems to set up and not all Pennsylvania homes or buildings will be able to use geothermal HVAC systems. While these are big considerations, they should not hold you back from considering all the options available to you.
Heat pump technology has changed a great deal since it was invented. Although it was a byproduct of a deep freezer experiment, the heat pumps of today provide an effective, efficient way to deliver heating and cooling services to homeowners in Pennsylvania.
How does a heat pump work? Heat pumps operate by transferring heat from one location to another.
In the colder months, heat pumps take heat from outdoors and send it indoors to warm your home. Then in the warmer months, they do the reverse like an air conditioner and remove the heat from indoors and move it outside. Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical can talk with you about your specific heating and cooling needs to see if a heat pump may be a good solution for you.
One big advantage of heat pumps is they do not burn fuel such as wood, oil, or natural gas. This means you typically reduce your energy bills in the long run, and your family’s heating and cooling needs are met in a more environmentally friendly manner.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Pennsylvania home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your Ephrata home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your Ephrata home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Pennsylvania and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Contact Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 to get more details about HVAC maintenance services. We’d be happy to schedule a time to come out to your home. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Do you have a plumbing problem in your Pennsylvania home you need solved? Vertex Mechanical can help. Our team of trained plumbers can inspect, diagnose, and provide an efficient and reliable solution for your plumbing problems. From clogged toilets to broken sewer pipes, we have seen it all and have the resources and skills to help you.
Our team knows that, as a busy Ephrata homeowner, issues with your plumbing system are messy and irritating, and you want them fixed both quickly and affordably. When we come to your house, our skilled specialists will inspect your problem, give you an accurate diagnosis, and put forth some upfront solutions on how we can fix it. Whether it is a minor annoyance like a leaky shower head, or a larger drawback such as a sump pump failure, we are committed to finding the best way to resolve your problem.
Looking for a way to avoid plumbing issues in the future? Our plumbers would be happy to perform a maintenance checkup. Even if there are no pressing issues with your plumbing, it is always a good idea to have a professional make sure everything is running smoothly.
Small leaks can snowball into major water damage later down the road. Most times a bit of prevention now can save you a lot of time and money in the future.
When you need repair, restoration, or maintenance services for your plumbing setup, contact Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. We would be glad to help you in any way we can. Request plumbing service online today.
Have you ever been frustrated while trying to arrange furniture around your heating and cooling vents? What could you do with all that space your furnace takes up in your utility room or basement? Today, Vertex Mechanical offers an alternative to bulky, vent-dependent heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that can eliminate these issues.
Radiant floor heating is installed under the floors of your Pennsylvania home. This electric- or water-based system provides heat through your flooring instead of blowing warm heat through your air ducts. As the heat rises, the interior of your home warms up efficiently and evenly.
Since radiant floor heating is so close to your living space, it only needs to heat up to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable room temperatures. In comparison, a radiator usually reaches 150 degrees in order to warm up the surrounding air.
Radiant floor heating is a great addition, especially to new construction, in Ephrata. Once installed, it is less expensive to operate, easier to maintain, and safe. It will eliminate hot or cold spots in your home and free up all that space taken up by vents and HVAC equipment.
Installing radiant floor heating can take some time, however, and disrupt daily life as the flooring will need to be lifted. Installation is usually more expensive than installation for a conventional HVAC system.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your Pennsylvania home you may be most dependent upon. Without a functioning water heater, it’s impossible to wash dishes, do laundry, and so many other daily tasks in your lifestyle you take for granted. With the water heater options available today, you should rarely be inconvenienced from a lack of hot water any longer. There are two primary options for you to consider for your Ephrata home.
The first is a tank water heater. This type of water system is most commonly found in homes across the United States, is typically straightforward to install, and costs less initially. However, it’s also prone to the most common problem affecting a water heater: it can run out of hot water, be an energy sucker, and cause a flood if something should go wrong and it leaks.
Tankless systems, while they do cost more at the start, offer you as much or as little hot water exactly when you want it. These hot water systems provide you your hot water on demand. They are generally better at conserving energy and are smaller in size so they can be installed in more places than a traditional tank system.
When you are ready to explore your options or to make home water heater improvements, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our team at Vertex Mechanical would be happy to help you—give us a call at 717-335-2633. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Technology continues to advance on all fronts today, especially in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. One of the more exciting new developments is zone control systems . These systems tie into your overall HVAC system; however, they provide you with superior temperature control in different zones of your Pennsylvania home.
Here’s how they work. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, which can be programmed by day and time. As one zone “calls” your central system, automatic dampers open and close to direct the heating or cooling to that particular zone. If a second zone puts in a request, dampers adjust accordingly. Your HVAC system will continue to run until all zones reach their desired temperatures.
Our Vertex Mechanical team can work with you to see if your current HVAC system can work with a zone control system. In most cases, controlling temperature by zones of your home will reduce the amount of energy you consume and lower your monthly utility bills.
Gone are the days of trying to determine the optimum temperature for your entire home or trying to manually close and open vents in the middle of your daily duties. Zone control systems take the worry out of managing your Ephrata home’s comfort levels and energy consumption.
Contact Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 with any questions about zone control systems. Our team would be happy to help you determine if it’s right for you. Request zone control system service online today.