A typical Pennsylvania summer workday for one of our air conditioner professionals is long, hot, and dirty. All day we repair broken air conditioners, recharge leaking refrigerant, replace motors, or deliver the bad news that a homeowner needs a new air conditioning unit.
In many instances, the air conditioners we repair are not working due to years of neglect from things like never changing filters, ignoring preventative maintenance, or not fixing the air conditioning unit when it starts performing poorly.
At Comfortable Design, we stress the importance of routine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) preventive maintenance with each of our Wrightsville area customers. Preventative maintenance not only guards against breakdowns, but every study on maintaining heating and cooling units shows they operate more efficiently and last much longer than units never serviced.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team can offer you an affordable HVAC service contract so you do not have to worry about keeping your air conditioning unit maintained.
The heating and air conditioning publication The News reported that leaking ductwork in a home “could easily be leaking one-third or more of . . . conditioned air into the attic or building envelope before it ever reaches its final destination. The result is an HVAC system that works harder and longer, and consumes much more energy, to heat and cool a home.”
If more than a third of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system’s conditioned air is lost, imaging how long your system must run to get your Pennsylvania home comfortable. Then consider how much extra that leaking ductwork is costing you month after month all year long!
Comfortable Design has the tools and expertise to test your Wrightsville home’s ductwork to find the leaks, seal them, and stop the loss of money and energy. If your home is more than 20 years old, it may be time for air duct cleaning to make sure the air you and your family breathe is free from dust and mold.
Call our team at 717-252-2078. We can check the condition and cleanliness of your home’s air duct system and offer a plan to keep your ducts dust-free and efficient. Request air duct service online today.
When you are ready to upgrade your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your Wrightsville 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.
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.
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 Wrightsville 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.
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.
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.
If you are considering a boiler for your home heating system, your big choice is to select a gas boiler or an electric water boiler. A Google search for “gas boiler versus electrical boiler versus oil boiler” does not help much.
There are conflicting opinions on which boiler type is preferable, but much of it depends on your Wrightsville home’s construction and the fuel sources available to you. As a Pennsylvania homeowner, you are fortunate to have each boiler type available for your home installation.
What most people lack is someone to explain the pros and cons of each kind of boiler. You do not just want a boiler that will work; you want a boiler that is right for your home and will provide many years of efficient heating service.
To guide you through the water boiler selection, our Comfortable Design heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team can perform a site survey of your home and explain the benefits and advantages of each kind of boiler. By calling us at 717-252-2078, you will be better informed and make the best purchase of a new home boiler system. Request boiler service online today.
There are some rooms in your Pennsylvania house that have their own specific temperature needs. Maybe it is a wine closet or a gaming room. Perhaps it is your bedroom. Maybe it is a room that needs to be cool all the time even when the rest of the house is warm.
With one air conditioning unit controlling your whole house, there is no way to make one room cooler than the others. But with the expanding US ductless system , or mini split, market, a ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is now the easiest and most affordable way to add a separate heating and air conditioning unit to that room.
Comfortable Design has seen the ductless system market in Wrightsville expand over the last few years with most homeowners adding ductless units to family rooms. Between the TV, video games, and all the people inside laughing and playing, the room can get very stuffy. A mini split system gives the family room its own heating and cooling control so you can always keep that room comfortable.
Do you have a room that needs its own heating and cooling? Call our professional team today at 717-252-2078 and see how affordable extra heating and cooling is for your special room. Request ductless system service online today.
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.
Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show 15 percent of all home fires in the United States were caused by malfunctioning heating systems or furnaces. Some of those fires occurred here in Pennsylvania and, sadly, many of them were preventable.
A gas furnace is a safe and reliable way to keep your Wrightsville home warm. Like every piece of equipment, a gas furnace must be properly maintained to ensure safe and efficient operation. Furnace maintenance includes regular filter changes, furnace repair, and a thorough heat exchanger inspection.
Few homeowners have the tools or the time to keep up with furnace maintenance and should work with a licensed and reputable heating and air conditioning contractor to service their unit. If your heater is well maintained, you can expect it to provide up to 15 years of dependable heating to your home.
Comfortable Design has years of experience installing and maintaining heater systems. Call 717-252-2078 for an honest assessment of your heater’s condition. Let help resolve any problems so you and your family are safe and your heater in remains in top-notch condition. Request furnace service online today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
The worldwide geothermal heat pump market is expected to rise to over 6 percent per year by 2024. Homeowners in Pennsylvania and across the country are opting for high-efficiency geothermal heating and cooling systems as an alternative to their conventional gas or electrical residential units.
A geothermal heat pump rejects and extracts heat from the ground instead of the atmosphere as is done with typical heating and cooling units. Condenser heat is carried through underground pipes from the geothermal heat pump and distributed into the soil a few feet below the surface.
Because the ground is a consistent temperature year-round, the heating and cooling equipment does not have wild swings in outdoor temperature as with air source heat pumps. This consistent soil temperature is one of the ways the geothermal heating system achieves such high operational efficiencies.
Call 717-252-2078 and we can show you some of the geothermal systems Comfortable Design has installed here in Wrightsville. We would be happy to discuss if a new energy-efficient geothermal heat pump system is right for your home. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Saver page advises that a “heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating.” That means a heat pump could cut your Pennsylvania electric heating bill in half!
That is an amazing savings. In cities like Wrightsville that often see utility prices rise in the winter, that is a lot of money back in your pocket each month. Comfortable Design works with homeowners and small office building managers to calculate the annual savings of replacing their old, electric unit with a new heat pump system.
We walk them through how the different heat pumps on the market affect their installation costs and their long-term savings. For example, if buyers consider mini split heat pumps with very high cooling Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings, the utility savings compared to the old units is even more amazing.
If it is time to replace your existing unit or you need a system for a renovation, let us show you the possible savings. Call us at 717-252-2078 and see what savings are possible for your 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 Wrightsville, 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.
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 Wrightsville 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.
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 Wrightsville 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.
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 Wrightsville 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.
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 Wrightsville 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.
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 Wrightsville 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.
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 Wrightsville.
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 Wrightsville 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.