West Chester

Air Conditioning

If you are used to living in West Chester, you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.

Rely on Vertex Mechanical to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.

If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.

Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the Pennsylvania dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.

When you need more information on air conditioning, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals are standing by, ready to serve you. Request air conditioning service online today.

Air Ducts

Do you notice some of the rooms in your West Chester home are either warmer or cooler than others? Do you have a room that never quite reaches the comfortable temperature you want? Is your second floor always a little bit uncomfortable? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. These are common issues for homeowners, and in many cases, the problem is caused by air duct, or ductwork, issues.

Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical can help you identify ductwork leaks, poor insulation in your ductwork, or other ductwork problems you may be experiencing. Although ducts are a hidden network behind your home’s walls and floors, they can cost you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy every year if they are not operating at their peak performance.

When you call our team, we will come out and inspect your air duct system. Our trained professionals can seal air duct leaks, ensuring your heated or cooled air makes it to all the rooms in your home. In addition, we will identify duct areas that can benefit from additional insulation such as ductwork running through an uninsulated attic. We may recommend different solutions to help you balance your heating and cooling throughout your Pennsylvania home.

If you are ready to increase your comfort level and save some money on your energy bills, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals are ready and waiting to serve you and your family. Request air duct service online today.

Commercial Services

Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.

Heating Services

Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.

Our team has experience with West Chester commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.

Cooling Services

When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your Pennsylvania cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 today.

Maintenance Services

Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.

During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.

Boilers

Most homes in Pennsylvania are either heated with a furnace or a boiler. If you happen to have a boiler in your West Chester home, it will be either condensing or noncondensing. Condensing boilers are more energy efficient as they concentrate the hot water vapor to heat your home while, at the same time, using waste energy to begin warming up the colder water coming into the boiler.

Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical can help you select a residential boiler that is energy efficient and properly sized for your home if you are considering investing in a new boilers system. It’s important to have the right-sized boiler because one that is too small will not provide enough heat and one that is too large will waste energy.

Although our team can provide boiler repair and maintenance, if you have a boiler that’s more than a decade old, it may be time to invest in a new one. Older boilers tend to be only 50 to 70 percent efficient while the newest boilers can exceed 90 percent efficiency, saving you money and helping the environment.

Ready to talk more about boilers? Call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 . Our trained professionals will be happy to provide more information or answer any questions. Request boiler service online today.

Ductless Systems

Have you ever heard of a ductless heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? Ductless systems provide heating and cooling without forcing air through a network of air ducts in your West Chester home.

Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical suggest considering a ductless system if you are adding a room or providing customized climate control to a particular space in your home. For example, a ductless system would work great in a Pennsylvania sunroom, man cave, bonus room, or home office. They are also a possible solution for keeping one bedroom extra warm for an elderly family member or as supplemental heating or cooling for a rarely used guest room.

One advantage of a ductless system is it requires a very small hole to be drilled through a wall, which makes installation a breeze and energy loss close to nonexistent. In addition, ductless systems are typically quieter and can reduce your energy bills over time if you are losing energy through a duct system.

Though they can be more expensive initially to purchase, in short time you save enough in energy costs to make the difference back. These are perfect if your home needs a system with a small footprint. We can install them most anywhere in your home.

If you are ready to learn more about ductless systems, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals would be happy to share the systems and services we offer. Request ductless system service online today.

Duct Cleaning

One area you may not think about a great deal in your West Chester home is your air ducts. This network of ducts behind the walls of your home are responsible for carrying heated and cooled air to every room of your house. The professionals at Vertex Mechanical want to help you keep these air ducts clean.

Our trained technicians use special tools to loosen dirt in your air ducts and them remove all the debris. In addition, registers, grills, defusers, heat exchangers, and cooling coils are also cleaned with most duct cleaning services.

Many particulates from daily living end up in your Pennsylvania home’s indoor air and can be circulated through your home or settle in your air duct system. Dead skin cells, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, smoke, insects, rodent droppings, pet dander, and chemical particulates are commonly found in most homes.

Duct cleaning services, as part of a complete heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance routine, can help remove these items from your air ducts. In addition, changing your air filters regularly can also help in improving your indoor air quality. If dirt builds up throughout your HVAC system, including your air ducts, it may make your system work harder, which can increase your costs and decrease the life span of your equipment.

If you’re ready to tackle the dirt in your air ducts, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals want to help you keep your home and air ducts clean. Request duct cleaning service online s today.

Electrical

If you are looking for electrical services to repair or enhance your West Chester home, you will want to turn to a professional. Our team at Vertex Mechanical provides a wide range of electrical services including lighting, circuit breaker work, smart device installation and upgrades, generators, or other wiring upgrades or repairs. Consider these details:

  • Lighting. Whether you are considering upgrading your outdoor lighting for aesthetic or security reasons or changing up your inside lighting for practical ones, a professional electrician can make sure the work is performed correctly and safely.
  • Circuit breaker work. If you are a homeowner in Pennsylvania, you may need circuit breaker panel service. Our trained electricians can install new breaker panels, upgrade current service, repair problems, or provide regular maintenance for this important electrical component of your home.
  • Advanced technology. Considering integrating smart home technology into your home? This often requires adjustments of current electrical systems. For example, USB wall outlets as well as adjustable, voice-controlled lighting options are becoming more and more popular today.
  • Generators. Installing generators that will automatically turn on when you lose power in your home can bring peace of mind. By choosing reliable electrical service, you can ensure the safety and well-being of your family in the case of power interruptions.

When you need more information about electrical services, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals are standing by, ready to serve you. Request electrical service online today.

Furnaces

Are you ready for the colder weather here in Pennsylvania? Once the days grow short and the nights stretch long, you will want to crank up the heat in your home to make it nice and cozy. A wide range of furnaces from Vertex Mechanical can help you accomplish that goal. Whether you are purchasing a new furnace or replacing an old one, there are many factors you should consider before making your decision.

One of the first things you want to consider is what size furnace your West Chester home requires. If you select a furnace that is too small, you will have inadequate heat in the coldest days of winter. On the other hand, if you select a furnace that is too large, you will be paying for more heat than you actually need.

Unfortunately, selecting the right size of furnace is a little trickier than simply looking at square footage of your home. Our heating experts will take into account the climate, size, construction, and layout of your home in order to recommend the best furnace size.

In addition, be sure to consider the cost of various energy sources and the energy ratings of furnaces. Certain fuels will be less or more expensive at any given time and will impact the environment differently as well. One thing you can be certain of is that a new furnace will be more efficient than an old one.

When you are ready to purchase a new furnace, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals can provide you with all the information you need. Request furnace service online today.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Many of us are used to the traditional ways of heating and cooling our homes, but more options exist for the savvy shopper. Residential geothermal heat pumps have been around for a long time, but no one has been talking about them. Yet, investing in geothermal heating and cooling can be one of the smartest decisions you will make in West Chester.

In a nutshell, geothermal systems exchange heat with the earth itself through a ground heat exchanger. While above ground temperatures are fluctuating, temperatures remain fairly steady and pleasant a few feet down, providing an alternative source of reliable heating and cooling. Depending on the model, a geothermal pump may also provide hot water.

While the initial costs of setting up a geothermal heating system may seem intimidating and higher than other alternatives, geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems cost much less to run than any other common HVAC system.

In many cases, you can expect to recoup your investment in two to 10 years. You may also qualify for government assistance depending on the programs available in your area. Be sure to consult with professionals in advance to make sure that you take advantage of these opportunities.

Curious to learn more or ready to make the investment in a geothermal system here in Pennsylvania? Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical are thoroughly equipped to set up and install geothermal heat pumps according to your needs—give us a call at 717-335-2633. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.

Heat Pumps

If you are looking for a heating and cooling solution in Pennsylvania, you may want to consider a heat pump. Heat pumps simply move warmer air from outside to inside in the winter and from inside to outside in the summer, providing a comfortable indoor temperature.

Since heat pumps do not actually create their own heat, they are more efficient and cost effective than conventional furnaces and air conditioning systems. In fact, heat pumps may provide the same heating and cooling options at one-quarter the cost.

Our professionals at Vertex Mechanical can help you determine whether a heat pump might be right for you. In the past, heat pumps tended to work best in moderate climates; however, new technology has made heat pumps viable in colder climates today as well.

The air-source heat pump is most commonly available, and it moves the heat between your home and outside. Air-source heat pumps require less electricitywhen compared with baseboard units and furnaces. Some high-efficiency models can also provide better dehumidification capabilities than conventional air conditioners.

Ductless heat pumps, or mini splits, are an alternative type of heat pump for homes without ductwork. Our professionals can talk with you about these if you are interested.

Ready to learn more about heat pumps here in West Chester? Call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our highly trained experts will be happy to answer your questions. Request heat pump service online today.

Indoor Air Quality

Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at Vertex Mechanical is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in West Chester.

Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some Pennsylvania homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.

Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.

If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.

Maintenance

It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.

Turn to our trained professionals at Vertex Mechanical a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your West Chester home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:

  • More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
  • Reduced energy bills
  • Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
  • Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment

When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.

Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in Pennsylvania.

Contact Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 to learn more about HVAC maintenance services that would best meet your unique needs. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.

Plumbing

Homeownership comes with its advantages and its challenges. One of the most stressful things about owning a West Chester home is dealing with plumbing problems. When problems inevitably arise, you could have a minor inconvenience or a major emergency on your hands.

Our team at Vertex Mechanical provides comprehensive plumbing services to come to your rescue. Whether you are struggling with a dripping faucet or dealing with a broken water line, turn to our trained professionals for assistance.

We have experience with unclogging sinks and toilets, repairing leaks, and a myriad of other plumbing issues that can come up. Failing to address plumbing problems promptly can mean more expensive water damage down the road.

If you are building a new Pennsylvania home or planning an addition to your current one, you may need to install a new plumbing system and fixtures. It is important to understand the intricacies of installing plumbing properly in order to create an efficient and reliable system. If you are adding to your current system, you will want to be sure your new plumbing is correctly integrated into your system.

Even if your plumbing system is functioning well, it is always a smart idea to have a professional perform a regular inspection to check for leaks, sewer line issues, and more. Routine maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of major problems later.

When you need more information about plumbing services, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our experts would be happy to help with installation, repair, or maintenance. Request plumbing service online today.

Radiant Floors

One thing many people dread when getting out of bed on a cold winter morning is stepping onto an icy cold floor. If you choose to install radiant floor heating in your Pennsylvania home, you will no longer need to face that prospect.

Radiant floor heating can be electric-based or water-based, but the idea of both is the same. A network under the floors of your home heats up, providing the warmth your entire house requires. Our team at Vertex Mechanical is well-versed in radiant floor heating systems and can share more details.

Radiant floor heating provides many advantages over conventional heating systems. This system is very energy efficient because the network under your floors only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit in order to provide a comfortable, even room temperature.

Conventional radiators need to run at around 150 degrees to bring the surrounding room to a comfortable temperature. These systems are easy to run and maintain and give you more design freedom in your West Chester home.

Although energy costs may be reduced, the installation cost of radiant floor heating may be higher than conventional heating systems. In addition, installation time can be longer since the system must be installed under your home’s flooring. In some homes, the height of the floor can be an issue as well.

If you are ready to learn more about radiant floor heating, call Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633. Our professionals can share detailed features, costs, and installation data. Request radiant floor heating service online today.

Water Heaters

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are no longer the traditional units and styles you may be accustomed to in older homes or you grew up with. They deal with almost every major system in your West Chester home. One of these fringe systems in your home is a residential HVAC water heater.

In a nutshell, HVAC water heaters heat your water. There are two ways that this can be done. The first system involves a tank and the second system option is tankless. However, the basics are the same.

Tank water heaters are the traditional options and simply heat and store water according to your tank size. They can be heated by gas, oil, or electric power. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat water when you want it. These systems may additionally work with solar, geothermal, or other alternative heating sources in addition to the power sources of traditional tank systems in Pennsylvania.

If you want to learn more about your options or are interested in moving forward in improving your home, the professionals at Vertex Mechanical are always ready to help. We are here for your water heater replacements, installations, repairs, and maintenance—give us a call at 717-335-2633. Request water heater service online today.


Zone Control Systems

Most West Chester homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.

Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your Pennsylvania home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.

Our Vertex Mechanical professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.

When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.

Contact Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 to learn more about HVAC zone control systems. Request zone control system service online today.