When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of West Reading homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Vertex Mechanical has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Pennsylvania company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 717-335-2633 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Pennsylvania home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in West Reading are notorious for having ductwork problems, and Vertex Mechanical has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 717-335-2633. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. 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 West Reading 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.
During a frigid Pennsylvania winter when temperatures drop near freezing, your home or small commercial building needs the strong heat output that only a boiler can provide. From heating water for baseboard heaters to supplying heat for radiant floors, boilers are the true workhorse of America’s heating systems. We are proud that Vertex Mechanical is one of the West Reading area’s leading boiler installers and service companies.
We love maintaining old boilers. Some of the older boilers we take care of have been in service for nearly 30 years, and with our professional boiler maintenance agreement plans, as a boiler owner, you can expect your boiler to work for decades. When it is time to upgrade to a new boiler, we are there to help select the right-sized boiler with the power and efficiency you need.
Do you have an old boiler in need of tuning and professional maintenance? Maybe you are ready to replace the old cast iron boiler with a high-efficiency condensing hot water heater. We are ready to help, just call us at 717-335-2633. Request boiler service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in West Reading who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Vertex Mechanical we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Pennsylvania home, call our team at 717-335-2633. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Did you know each member of your family sheds roughly 1.5 pounds of dead skin every year? And these cells make up a significant part of the dust you find on the surfaces of your Pennsylvania home as well as in your air ducts.
Our trained professionals at Vertex Mechanical are dedicated to helping you keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system clean and in good working order. As part of that effort, we suggest regular air duct cleaning.
Our duct cleaning services are part of a comprehensive HVAC maintenance program. When we arrive at your home, we will inspect the network of air ducts that carry heated and cooled air throughout the rooms of your West Reading home.
Our specialized equipment is designed to loosen and remove all the things that have gathered in your air ducts over the years. In most homes that can include pollen, textile fibers, dust mites, viruses, mold spores, and pet dander.
We can also clean other components of your system such as exchangers, diffusers, condenser coils, and registers. Buildup of dirt and grime in your air ducts and throughout your HVAC system can negatively affect your overall system’s performance, waste energy, and shorten the life of your system.
Call our team at Vertex Mechanical at 717-335-2633 to learn more about air duct cleaning services. We want to help you maintain a clean, well-running, and reliable HVAC system. Request duct cleaning service online today.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Pennsylvania is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For West Reading homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Vertex Mechanical services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 717-335-2633 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Over the last decade, the efficiencies of heating and air conditioning equipment have reached unprecedented levels. Along with the improvements in operating efficiencies have come heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment that are also easier to use and last longer than previous variants of the equipment.
One excellent example is the advancement of geothermal or ground source heat pumps. Although geothermal systems have been around for several decades, only in the last 10 years have these systems been recognized for their efficiency and longevity. Vertex Mechanical has seen an astounding increase in geothermal installations in West Reading.
Geothermal heat pumps reject and absorb heat from the ground instead of the air like a conventional heat pump. There is no outdoor condensing unit with a geothermal heat pump, making it the perfect system for Pennsylvania homes and small commercial buildings located near the ocean or factories where the air quickly corrodes outdoor condensers.
Is a geothermal heat pump right for your home? Call us at 717-335-2633. We would be happy to explain how geothermal heat pumps work and how they can make your heating and cooling system better. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Pennsylvania, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some West Reading homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Vertex Mechanical can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 717-335-2633 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
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 West Reading 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 West Reading 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 West Reading 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 West Reading. 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 West Reading 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 West Reading 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.