Lancaster

Air Conditioning

Although lots of people are excited when the weather starts to warm up in the spring after a long, cold winter, that excitement begins to wane when things start getting hot and humid in the dog days of summer. Sipping cool drinks, staying in the shade, and taking a dip in the pool can help, but sometimes your body just needs a break in a comfortably air-conditioned home.

If you live in Lancaster, you know how uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous extremely hot weather can get. Our professional team at Comfortable Design wants to be sure you have a reliable, working air conditioning system throughout the summer to keep you and your family safe and comfortable.

Most air conditioning systems have an average life of at least eight to 10 years, with many well-maintained systems lasting longer than that. As a result, investing in an air conditioning unit can be a wise investment and being sure it’s well maintained throughout the years is an even wiser one.

Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals are well versed in all major makes and models and can help you choose the best air conditioning system for your home. In addition, we are happy to come out to inspect and clean your air conditioner to ensure it is ready for the summer, and we provide repair services if you happen to have problems during the warm months here in Pennsylvania.

Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 for more details. Request air conditioning service online today.

Air Ducts

Do you have a mystery in your home? Perhaps your house never feels quite comfortable in terms of its temperature even if your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is in good repair. Or maybe your family suffers many allergies or respiratory issues. Or perhaps you notice odd noises inside your walls occasionally. Your mystery may be related to air duct issues.

It might be time to have your ductwork system in your Lancaster home inspected to see if leaks or lack of insulation may be causing your problems. All of us at Comfortable Design know that ductwork is not the first thing you think of when you are facing an HVAC issue; however, it is a vital part of your home’s heating and cooling system and often overlooked and neglected. In some cases, registers are placed in odd locations in a home, which can cause uneven cooling and heating distribution. This is something our professionals can easily address.

Most air duct systems have leaks if they are not properly sealed. These small gaps or cracks can result in hundreds of dollars in lost energy every year for your Pennsylvania home. By inviting in our air duct sealing professionals, you will start recouping your costs immediately. In many homes, uninsulated ducts can also result in energy loss, and our team can help you identify and remedy that problem as well.

Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 for more details about help with your ductwork. Request air duct service online today.

Air Handlers

When you are ready to upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Lancaster home, you might want to consider investing in a heat pump and air handler system over a conventional furnace and air conditioner. A combination heat pump and air handler system can deliver several advantages over a stand-alone furnace and air conditioning system.

Many air handlers have variable speed motors and can supplement the heating and cooling services provided by your heat pump. As a result, you will experience greater energy efficiency and more evenly distributed temperatures throughout your home. An air handler has a built-in blower system that circulates your heated or cooled air through your Pennsylvania home’s air duct system.

Our team of professionals at Comfortable Design can help you compare the differences in performance, cost, and features of a traditional furnace and air conditioner vs. a heat pump and air handler system. Depending on the size of your home, your financial situation, and your family’s unique needs, one HVAC system may make more sense over another. Our team is ready to discuss your options with you.

Today’s air handler technology has resulted in equipment that lowers the condensation levels in your home as well as improves overall air quality due to the fact that air handlers are easy to clean.

Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 if you’d like more details about the air handlers we sell and service. Request handlers service today..

Commercial Services

Providing commercial heating and cooling services requires a wide range of skills and expertise. A commercial operation could be anything from a neighborhood bistro to a large shopping center or from a huge distribution center to a medical laboratory. Each of these commercial operations requires a uniquely scaled heating or cooling system to work effectively. Turn to a professional service provider such as Comfortable Design to help you find the right heating and cooling solution for your commercial application.

Heating Services

Finding the best heating system for your commercial business can be challenging. You’ll want evenly distributed heat to maintain your employee and customer comfort levels. You may also require a tight temperature range for particular manufacturing or computer equipment. Many Lancaster commercial operations rely on commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps to provide the right amount of heat throughout a facility. Talk with our trained professionals about the most efficient solution for you. Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 today.

Cooling Services

When the mercury rises in the summer, you’ll want a consistent cooling system for your commercial operation. For some companies, this is primarily to keep your employees and customers cool, comfortable, and productive. For other facilities, cooling levels may be required to maintain equipment functioning or product quality. Our professional heating and cooling company can share the commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers that are available to you and help you choose the best commercial cooling solution for your Pennsylvania company.

Maintenance Services

Once you have a commercial cooling and heating system installed, be sure to hire a professional to perform regular maintenance. Our team will come out to inspect, clean, and tune-up your system and suggest repairs before the system fails. Check out our convenient maintenance plan so you won’t even have to remember to give us a call. Request commercial service online today.

Boilers

When the weather turns colder here in Pennsylvania and it’s time to dig out your sweaters and jackets, be sure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is ready. If you operate a residential boiler system as your main source of heat, early autumn can be an excellent time to contact our Comfortable Design professionals for a maintenance visit. Our trained experts can inspect, clean, and tune up your residential boiler system so it will be more reliable through the colder weather.

If you have a boiler that’s 10 years old or more, you may want to consider investing in a new residential boiler for your Lancaster home. Boiler technology has changed a great deal in recent years, and the highest efficiency residential boilers can be up to twice as efficient as the oldest ones. That means you will make back the money you spend on a new residential boiler quickly through reduced energy bills.

Talk with our team about the best boilers available for residential use. It’s important to get professional direction on the size of boiler for your home and climate. Boilers that are too small for a particular space means insufficient heat while ones that are too big will waste energy day after day.

Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 to learn more. Our team is happy to help you ensure your current boiler is in good working order before the winter comes on full force or to help you select a new one tailored to your particular needs. Request boiler service online today.

Ductless Systems

Many heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) options are available on the market today. Different offerings can meet varying homeowners’ needs here in Pennsylvania. One lesser known option is a ductless system. Ductless systems are not part of a more traditional HVAC system, which allows you to customize the climate of particular areas of your home.

Our trained professionals at Comfortable Design can help you determine what heating and cooling situations may benefit from a ductless system. Common scenarios include heating or cooling a rarely used space like a guest bedroom or sunroom, as well as helping family members who prefer different temperatures stay comfortable.

Ductless systems are more expensive at the outset, but they can result in lower energy bills due to the fact the heated and cooled air does not have to travel through a ductwork system. In addition, only a very small hole is required for installation to connect the indoor and outdoor units, which means no leakage around the unit.

Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 to learn more about ductless units and how they can supply or supplement your home’s heating and cooling requirements. Request ductless system service online today.

Evaporative Coolers

Sustainability is not only a buzzword these days but really should be a responsibility for all of us in today’s world. Although air conditioning in Pennsylvania’s hottest months is difficult to live without, there are some cooling solutions that are more environmentally friendly than others. If you reside in a hot, dry climate, consider purchasing an evaporative cooler as a sustainable cooling solution.

Evaporative coolers simply use water evaporation to cool a home instead of compressors and refrigerants, which are common to other air conditioning systems. A fan pulls in hot, dry air, passes this air over cooling pads that are soaked in cold water, and blows the cooler air into your home.

Our professionals at Comfortable Design can provide information on different makes and models of evaporative coolers so you can select the one that fits best in your home. If you are looking to reduce your temperature by more than 20 degrees, you can select a model that holds an ice pack in addition to cooling pads. Some models provide oscillation features, different fan speeds, and remote control options as well.

Direct your questions and inquiries about evaporative coolers to Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078. Our trained professionals would be happy to help you consider your options and explore what’s on the market today. Take advantage of this opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint on this earth. Request evaporative cooler service online today.

Furnaces

When fall rolls around, be sure you have your winter heating system on your mind. You can save a lot of stress if you ensure your existing furnace is ready and waiting for the cold weather in Pennsylvania. If you are happy with your current furnace, be sure you schedule a maintenance visit that includes an inspection, cleaning, or tune-up.

If you are ready for a new furnace, take the time to talk with our Comfortable Design professionals about selecting the best furnace for your needs. Many makes and models are available to suit just about any home size, budget, and desired features.

Our expert team can help you size your furnace so it fits the size, design, and building material of your Lancaster home as well as your local climate. We can also go over features such as variable speeds, air filtration, and zone heating. Our goal is to match you with the best furnace for your home and budget.

Buying a new furnace can be a significant investment, but remember that all new furnaces will be more energy efficient than old ones. That means you can recoup at least some of your initial purchase investment in terms of reduced energy bills. You may want to look at fuel prices and factor those into your final decision about a new furnace purchase.

When you are ready to get serious about a furnace purchase, call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078. We are waiting by our phones to help. Request furnace service online today.

Geothermal Heat Pumps

If you are concerned about energy waste, carbon impact, air quality, noise issues, or you just would like to save more money over time, a residential geothermal heat pump may be the answer to your heating and cooling needs.

While a geothermal system is definitely not inexpensive to install, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to heat and cool your home on a steady, reliable basis. Because it works in tandem with nature, a geothermal heating and cooling system uses less fossil fuels, does not require as much maintenance as traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and can cost less over the long run than other ways of heating and cooling your home.

Depending on the model, geothermal pumps may also be able to take on the task of supplying your Pennsylvania home with hot water at a much lower price than a separate system offers. Geothermal energy is very flexible.

It’s also worth noting that these systems can last for generations and may be eligible for federal and local grants. Check out the available programs promoting geothermal furnaces in Lancaster and see what you may qualify for from the government.

The best way to find out if your home is able to take advantage of a geothermal HVAC system is to contact our professionals at Comfortable Design—give us a call at 717-252-2078. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.

Heat Pumps

Developments in heat pump technology have accelerated in recent years. When heat pumps were first introduced, they were nearly all air-source models and only a viable heating and cooling option in moderate climates. However, many more heat pump options are available today for Pennsylvania homeowners.

Our team at Comfortable Design can provide more details about all the heat pump options available on the market for you. Here is a brief description of current offerings:

  • Air-source heat pumps move heat between the inside of your home and the outdoors, depending on the season. The heat is pushed inside during winter and outside during summer.
  • High-efficiency heat pumps have excellent dehumidification capabilities for hot and humid climates.
  • Mini split heat pumps are designed to work well in ductless homes.
  • Split-system heat pump with built-in second stage heating, such as a furnace backup, provides more reliable heat in extra cold climates.

Since heat pumps do not need to burn fuel to create heat, your energy costs are generally a fraction of what you might pay for conventional heating services. As a result, they can save you money and reduce your overall energy consumption.

To learn more about any of these types of heat pumps, call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 . We would be happy to provide additional information about heat pumps for your Lancaster home. Request heat pump service online today.

Indoor Air Quality

Breathing is something we all take for granted but is absolutely vital to our existence moment to moment. Here in Lancaster, most of us stay indoors nearly all the time, so the quality of the indoor air we breathe should be important to us. Our team at Comfortable Design wants to help you be sure your indoor air quality is safe and healthy.

In nearly all indoor environments, dust, off-gassing from paints and carpets, and other pollutants are present in the air we breathe. Sometimes smoke and pet dander can be added to the mix. In most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, an air filter can remove some of these pollutants. Some Pennsylvania homeowners may choose to have a high-efficiency HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to remove even smaller particulates.

Indoor air quality problems may result in discomfort for you and your family or, in some cases, chronic long-term health issues like allergies and asthma. When you have one of our professionals come out and test your indoor air quality, you may discover areas that require remediation. New filtration systems, air purifiers, duct cleaning services, and other solutions may improve your situation.

Call our professionals at Comfortable Design. Our number is 717-252-2078 and our trained experts are standing by to help remedy poor indoor air quality issues. Request indoor air quality service online today.

Maintenance

Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at Comfortable Design recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your Lancaster home comfortable year-round.

The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.

When you call your HVAC team in Pennsylvania, you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.

To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.

Radiant Floors

If you are building a new home and pondering what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you should install, give serious consideration to radiant floor heating. This relatively new heating offering takes advantage of the fact that heat rises.

Here’s how it works. An electrical- or water-based system is installed under any type of flooring throughout your home. This system can be controlled and heats up to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable room temperatures in the winter. As the heat rises from the floor, your living space warms up efficiently and evenly.

Many conventional HVAC systems in Pennsylvania are more costly to operate because the actual equipment, such as a radiator or furnace, needs to be heated to a much higher temperature. As that heat dissipates or is blown through an air duct system, it loses much of its heat and wastes energy.

Although our Comfortable Design team can install radiant floor heating in existing Lancaster homes, it can take some time, be disruptive as the flooring will need to be removed, and can be more expensive than replacing a conventional HVAC system.

However, once radiant floor heating is installed, it is easy to maintain and care for and provides safe, even, efficient heat. In addition, no vents or HVAC equipment is required, freeing up space and design possibilities.

Give our team at Comfortable Design a call at 717-252-2078 when you want more information. Request radiant floor heating service online today.

Sheet metal

Sheet metal is one of the most versatile materials available today. One use you may not be aware of is that sheet metal is the most common material for air ducts, also known as ductwork, in homes. Our trained professionals at Comfortable Design are well-versed in installation of sheet metal ducts, designed to carry your warmed or cooled air around your Lancaster home.

Although fiberglass and flexible ducts are also used, sheet metal ducts are the number one choice due to their strength, durability, and long life. In addition, they are a very workable type of ductwork to install for professionals, partly because of the wide number of fittings available on the market today. Sheet metal also tends to stay cleaner longer.

If you are building a new home in Pennsylvania, be sure to learn about how sheet metal ductwork can be an important addition to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Rely on Comfortable Design for proper sheet metal duct installation. Call us at 717-252-2078 to make an appointment. Request sheet metal duct service online today.

Water Heaters

Water heaters are a system in your Pennsylvania home you may not think about until they don’t work when you need them. Whether this is in the form of a cold water surge in the shower or in the dishwasher not working, it is usually always highly inconvenient. In most cases, the fault lies with your water heater. What options are available today?

Tank water heaters are most commonly used, cheaper than their alternatives, and fairly straightforward. However, these are also typically the units that may cause the majority of the problems you may associate with hot water heaters.

Tankless water heaters, while more expensive initially, do have some significant benefits in the long run. They provide hot water specifically when you need it—on demand— and are generally more energy efficient than their counterparts.

Regardless of the type of water heater you choose for your Lancaster home, our Comfortable Design professional team members are ready and waiting for you. Whether you need a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance—give us a call at 717-252-2078. Request water heater service online today.

Whole-House Dehumidifiers

We rely on our heating and cooling systems for a lot of different things. If they do not keep us warm, cool, and comfortable, our instinct is to change the settings. This can cost more, wear out your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and actually not be the best thing to accomplish those goals.

If you have been dealing with a sticky, unpleasant Pennsylvania home environment and rising heating and cooling bills, it may be time for you to look into the world of whole-house dehumidifiers.

These units at first glance may seem to only pull moisture out of your Lancaster home and not much else. However, when you get rid of the excess humidity, you also get rid of excess allergens, prevent mold and mildew growth, and reduce the stress on your overall HVAC system. You may agree that these are all very good goals, but what about the logistics of setting up a whole-house dehumidifier system?

That is where our professionals at Comfortable Design can come alongside you. We can answer your questions at 717-252-2078 and would be happy to make solid recommendations to meet your unique needs. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online today.

Whole-House Humidifiers

You rely on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a wide variety of different things, not ending at providing heating and cooling. You also depend on your HVAC system for indoor air quality, ventilation, and well-balanced humidity levels. When these things are not met, you can run into problems. Additionally, you may see your HVAC bills rise.

One simple change to make is installing a whole-house humidifier. These units, as their names imply, balance the humidity levels in your Pennsylvania home much more efficiently than a traditional system can on its own.

They also can improve your indoor air quality by decreasing the number of allergens in it, prevent health issues such as common colds and irritated skin, and offer many other benefits depending on your situation in Lancaster.

If you are interested in learning more or are ready to invest in your whole-house humidifier, our Comfortable Design professionals at 717-252-2078 are willing to help. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.

Zone Control Systems

Imagine waking up in the morning in a nice, cozy bedroom and getting ready in a warm bathroom. As you head downstairs for your morning cup of coffee, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system lowers the upstairs temperature until just before bedtime while the kitchen is comfortable for the next hour. Once you head out the door, the entire house goes into energy-conservation mode while you are away.

That’s a very real scenario for Lancaster homeowners who have invested in zone control systems. One of the newer types of HVAC technologies available,zone control systems feature multiple thermostats that manage temperatures in various areas of your home. When heating or cooling is called for, a set of dampers automatically opens and closes to redirect your cooling or heating to the calling zone.

In the past, managing this task may have required physically opening and closing vents, which can damage a conventional HVAC system if doing so restricts air circulation too heavily.

Our Comfortable Design trained experts can tell you all about zone control systems and how they can benefit your Pennsylvania home.

Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 to see if zone control systems might be a good fit for you. Request zone control system service online today.