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 York 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, Comfortable Design 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 company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 717-252-2078 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 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 York are notorious for having ductwork problems, and Comfortable Design 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 717-252-2078. 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.
If you are not a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, though you are probably familiar with terms such as furnace, air conditioner, and air ducts when dealing with your York, home, you may not have heard the term air handler. The reality is if your home employs a conventional furnace or air conditioner, you may not have or need an air handler at all.
However, if you use a heat pump to regulate your home’s temperatures, then you already own an air handler, even if you are not sure what it is. Air handlers typically handle the circulation function of your heat pump, which is not required on a conventional furnace that comes with its own blower.
The advantages of an air handler are many. For instance, air handlers from Comfortable Design can help distribute your chilled or warmed air more evenly throughout your home, increasing the comfort level of your family.
In addition, these units are easier to clean than conventional furnaces and air conditioners, which means it may be easier to keep the air in your home cleaner. This can be particularly important if you have indoor allergies. Finally, air handlers do not produce as much condensation, which can elevate the level of your home’s safety.
Call our team at Comfortable Design by dialing 717-252-2078 to learn more about air handlers. Our trained professionals are standing by to help you select the best HVAC system for your particular home. Request handlers service today..
Running a successful company means taking care of all the details including managing heating and cooling systems. Let our professionals at Comfortable Design 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 York commercial needs. Call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 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 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 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 Comfortable Design is one of the York 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 717-252-2078. 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 York 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 Comfortable Design 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 home, call our team at 717-252-2078. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
When it’s time to consider replacing or adding a cooling system to your York home, be sure to add evaporative coolers to your short list. What is an evaporative cooler?
Although it works to reduce the temperature in your home, it is engineered very differently than conventional air conditioning systems. Instead of relying on a compressor and refrigerant, evaporative coolers instead simply automate the natural evaporation process to add moist, cool air to your home.
Comfortable Design sells a wide range of evaporative cooler models. Some units are comprised of an intake fan that draws in hot air, a set of wet cooler pads to reduce the temperature through evaporation, and another fan that blows the cooled air into your Pennsylvania home. Other models offer multiple speeds, oscillation, and remote control features. Some also give you a spot for ice packs if you are looking to reduce your temperature by more than 20 degrees.
Evaporative coolers are most compatible in homes located in dry, hot climates. Not only do these coolers cool down the temperature in the hot weather, but they will also add humidity to your dry air. Cool, humid air will increase your overall comfort level in a dry, hot climate.
If you want more details or have questions about evaporative coolers, call Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078. Our team would be happy to work with you on finding the best cooling solution for your unique situation. Request evaporative cooler 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 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 York homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Comfortable Design 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 717-252-2078 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. Comfortable Design has seen an astounding increase in geothermal installations in York.
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 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 717-252-2078. 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 , 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 York 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? Comfortable Design can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 717-252-2078 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 Comfortable Design can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your 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 York 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 Comfortable Design 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 York home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in 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 Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 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.
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, Comfortable Design 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 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 York. 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.
Everyone knows that a furnace and air conditioning unit are key parts of a home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. However, many people fail to acknowledge the important role air ducts play in your Pennsylvania home. After all, what good would it be to have heated or cooled air and nothing to transport it?
Sheet metal ducts are the most popular type of air ducts, or ductwork, in most homes today. If you are building a new home in York or retrofitting the air ducts of an older home, you will most likely rely on sheet metal air ducts. They are strong and reliable, lasting for many years. In addition, they are so popular that many fittings are available, and installation is straightforward.
Our highly trained and experienced professionals at Comfortable Design would be happy to handle the precise measurements and careful installation of sheet metal ducts for you. The expertise we bring to our job will ensure sheet metal air ducts are optimizing your entire HVAC system with no leaks.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your 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 York 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 Comfortable Design would be happy to help you—give us a call at 717-252-2078. Request water heater service online today.
The heating and cooling of your York home does not need to stop with the basic components of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. While these may fill most homeowners’ needs, there are always a few outliers where some extras will add so much. One of the most common home issues a basic HVAC system may not be able to handle is maintaining appropriate home humidity levels.
Right off, you may not understand the need for a whole-house dehumidifiers in your Pennsylvania home. However, they can help reduce your HVAC bills, help keep wear and tear on your overall system to a minimum, and generally have a larger impact in your home comfort than you might give them credit for at a first glance.
Another reason to consider these systems is if you struggle with allergies and other respiratory issues, including reactions to mold and mildew. These systems are very good at reducing and/or eliminating those problems from your home as they can be linked to unbalanced humidity levels.
If you are interested in what these systems can do for you, give us a call at 717-252-2078. Our professionals at Comfortable Design are fully capable and ready to assist you. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online .
It may not occur to you to add on to your existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to solve chronic issues in your York home. You simply turn your thermostat up or down to control your comfort level. While that may work for some small homes, you might benefit from considering alternative options. And one of these is a whole-house humidifier.
These units do much more than control the humidity in your Pennsylvania home. They can also lower your HVAC bills, help you with chronic respiratory or other health issues, and improve the quality of your home’s circulating air.
While these may seem like big claims for a system that only adds moisture to your home, the simple fact remains that whole-house humidifiers do not get enough attention from people who may need them the most.
If you think your home may benefit from one of these units or you would simply like to explore your options, our Comfortable Design professionals at 717-252-2078 are happy to help you. Request whole-house humidifier 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 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 Comfortable Design 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 York home’s comfort levels and energy consumption.
Contact Comfortable Design at 717-252-2078 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.