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Air Conditioners

trane air conditioning unitsOtt HVAC is proud to offer quality and reliable air conditioning products. It’s important to live in a home climate that makes you happy. Enjoy the outdoors with peace of mind that you’ll have a cool and comfortable indoor environment to return to whenever you please.

 

A good air conditioner offers control over temperature, humidity, air filtration and movement of your indoor space. This can be accomplished through a centralized or individualized system. Parts of the system include the compressor, refrigerant, fan, condenser and evaporator coil. It works by removing warm air from the home while cycling in cooler air until the desired temperature is reached.

 

Quality Air Conditioners in Berks County

 

If you are in need of a top notch air conditioning system in the Berks County area, please contact B&L Ott with any questions or to request service. Our skilled technicians will be happy to speak with you to learn your air conditioning preferences and evaluate your home in order to make knowledgeable recommendations of the best products for you.

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trane heat pump unit

Heat Pumps

trane heat pump unitA heat pumps assists your HVAC system by moving heat mechanically from one space to another. Air-source heat pumps and ground-source or geothermal heat pumps are the two main types, with further variations. Both of these function to move heat into the home during the winter and out of the home during the summer.

Parts of a heat pump include a refrigeration system, compressor, two copper tube coils, and aluminum fins. A good heat pump can improve energy efficiency and reduce heating or cooling costs.

 

Quality and Efficient Heat Pumps Near Berks County

 

A B&L Ott technician can assist you in discovering your options and choosing the best heat pump for your system. We will be happy to speak with you to answer any questions about heating or cooling your home and make knowledgeable recommendations. Contact the HVAC experts in the Berks County area to schedule service today.

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mitsubishi minisplit heating and cooling

Mini-Split Heat/Cool

mitsubishi minisplit heating and coolingFor decades, split-zoning air-conditioning and heat pump systems have been the solution for cooling and heating problems around the world. Our quiet and powerful systems have three main components: an indoor unit, outdoor unit, and remote controller. Installation is as simple as mounting the indoor and outdoor units, connecting the refrigerant lines, and making a few electrical connections.

Why Mitsubishi Electric Systems?

Mitsubishi Electric is the industry leader in split-ductless air-conditioning technology – period. Compare and you’ll see that no one surpasses the Mitsubishi Electric brand’s performance for quiet, easy-to-use, and energy-efficient operation. And because our split-ductless technology carries the Mitsubishi Electric name, you know every product is built to last. The bottom line is, Mitsubishi systems deliver the ultimate in comfort control for your home or office. It’s true today and will be comfortably evident for years to come.

Where Can Mitsubishi Electric Products Be Used?

If a room is too hot or too cold, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating can handle it! Mitsubishi split-zoning systems are specifically designed to improve the comfort level in an uncomfortably hot or cold room of an existing building. Because they don’t require ductwork, they’re the perfect heating and cooling systems for renovating older buildings that were constructed before air conditioning was available – even those with plaster walls and brick facades. The versatility and variety of applications for Mitsubishi Electric systems are virtually unlimited. They’re an excellent choice for almost any spot cooling or heating situation, including enclosed sunrooms, upstairs bedrooms, classrooms, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, workout rooms, computer rooms, offices and churches.

They’re also equipped with an anti-allergen filter and prevent the cross-flow of air with contaminants. And because they can be controlled by zone, it’s easy to set the controls for the exact room temperature you want.

How does it work?

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating can fit into almost any space because their innovative engineering optimizes the capabilities of the INVERTER technology and R410A refrigerant for more efficient systems with smaller indoor and outdoor units. R410A refrigerant is environmentally friendly, with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). The units themselves are also made of recycleable materials.

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Thermostats

tranexl950 thermostatA thermostat regulates the heating and cooling system by maintaining the temperature that you prefer. It controls the release of hot and cool air by switching your HVAC devices on and off as needed. Newer and more advanced models of thermostats offer increased control for optimal energy conservation.

You can choose a temperature for your whole home or individualized rooms depending on the options of your device. Quality thermostats help contribute to increased comfort, energy optimization, and money savings.

 

Affordable Thermostats Near Berks County, PA

 

If you need to upgrade your thermostat or have any questions about how a thermostat can improve your HVAC system, contact B&L Ott today to request service. Our experienced technicians will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options and preferences.

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Indoor Air Quality

indoor air cleanersAn HVAC system controls much more than just temperature. It can also improve indoor air quality in your home which leads to a higher level of comfort, cleanliness, and health. Options include humidifiers, air purifiers, and whole-house filtration systems. Poor indoor air quality can cause allergies, asthma, and other health issues according to the Environmental Protection agency and the American Lung Association.

 

Houses are designed to conserve energy by keeping cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. Unfortunately, this can also result in indoor air pollutio, dirty air continuously circulating inside your home. Mold, bacteria, gases, dust, and pollen are just some of the contaminants that can stay in the indoor air. This pollution can come from everyday items such as carpets, building material, paint, household cleaners, and bug sprays.

 

Indoor Air Cleaners Near Berks County

Technicians at B&L Ott know how to improve indoor air quality through HVAC systems. We will be happy to speak with you to make knowledgeable recommendations based of of your preferences and needs. If you are interested in learning more about your air cleaning options, please contact us with any question or to schedule service today.

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Geothermal HVAC Systems

trane geothermalInterested in switching to geothermal? This system is cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly. The following article will explain how geothermal works and the benefits of using this type of unit.

How Geothermal Works

Geothermal HVAC systems use the natural energy that the earth provides for much more efficient operation. While the climate of the air fluctuates all year around, the temperature below the ground almost always remains the same. Standard HVAC systems need to expend extra energy to cool the hot summer air or heat the home during frigid winters. Geothermal systems save energy by taking advantage of the consistent temperature underground.

The ground’s temperature remains stable all year because it absorbs almost 50 percent of the sun’s natural energy as it hits the earth. Geothermal systems convert this free energy into heating and cooling for your home.

For the heating cycle, the geothermal heat pump extracts heat from underground and delivers it to your home as warm air. It can be distributed through a conventional duct system, radiant floor system, or domestic hot water pipes.

For the cooling cycle, this process is reversed. The heat pumps instead extract heat from your home and either distribute it back into the earth or use it to heat your hot water tank. This helps create cool, conditioned air throughout the home.

Geothermal systems are designed in three different ways: All-In-One, Splits, and Hydronic.

All-In-One Systems offer heat during the winter months and cool air during the summer months by replacing the common appliances (indoor furnace and outdoor air conditioner) entirely. All-In-One systems are recommended for those that want the utmost in energy efficiency and savings at a higher initial investment.

Splits Systems operate by partnering with the traditional furnace and/or remote air handler for increased efficiency. This type can be used in the entire home or individual areas. Splits are recommended for those that want to boost their current furnace system and need flexibility in choosing individual rooms for energy efficiency.

Hydronic Systems work with heating and cooling water units such as radiant floor heating and domestic hot water.

Geothermal systems have been called many different things throughout the years. The following names all refer to the same process: geothermal, geoexchange, ground water assisted, ground water source, water to water, and water furnace heating and cooling.

Benefits of Geothermal

Geothermal systems are energy efficient, cost effective, environmentally friendly, and often considered to be the world’s greenest heating and cooling option. Research by the Environmental Protection Agency and The United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory find this to be true.

In comparison to traditional HVAC systems, geothermal units save homeowners up to 70 percent the monthly cost and deliver five times the energy. For additional savings, switching to geothermal can often earn customers federal, state, or local tax credits.

This type of system operates more quietly than conventional systems and offers more precise distribution without heat blasts or cold spots. Because these units are installed indoors, they are less vulnerable to damage from the elements and generally require less maintenance.

In addition, geothermal systems emit zero amounts of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other greenhouse gases. The Department of Energy and the EPA reports that these do not contribute to air pollution.

For homeowners in the Berks County area, B&L Ott is available to install geothermal HVAC systems that meet your personal heating and cooling needs. Our certified technicians will provide a thorough consultation, a detailed explanation of your options, and excellent installation. In addition, tax federal tax credits are now available for homeowners that switch to geothermal through the The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (HR 1424). Contact us today to schedule service.

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generac generators

Generators

generac generatorsThe best heating and cooling systems in the world are rendered useless if they have no power coming to them. Extreme temperatures and weather patterns have been known to knock out powers to homes, especially in Pennsylvania where trees have a tendency to come down on power lines. An investment in a powerful Generac Generator can save you days or weeks of dangerous home temperature swings, ensuring the comfort and well being of your family.

B&L Ott is proud to install Generac products, the leading name in auxiliary power systems. Their generators are trusted in small family homes all the way up to large data centers that cannot afford a moment of down time. Homeowners and business owners alike have come to understand the importance of reliable backup power.

Is Generac Right For You?

Owners of a Generac home backup generator can trust that they will continue to live normally during any power outage. Make it through hurricane, tornado, and winter storm season with the peace of mind that a backup generator can provide. Generac products will instantly detect that utility power is lost for any reason, such as a heavy snowstorm or equipment failure. It will deliver backup power to your home automatically within seconds. The generator will continue to provide electricity until the utility power returns, no matter how long that takes.

Generac is the #1 selling brand of generator and offers a range of reliable, automatic, battery-free, 8-22 kilowatt home backup units engineered and built in the United States. Generac products come highly recommended and are continuously updated with new technology and innovation. New mobile link cellular monitoring systems allow owners to access the status of their generator through a phone app. We welcome you to take advantage of all the power, comfort, security, and convenience that Generac provides.

How do Generac Generators Work?

Generac home backup generators run on your natural gas or liquid propane fuel supply and are installed outside similar to a central air conditioning unit. There is no need to refuel it manually with gas cans or connect it with long extension cords. In times of need, backup power is delivered directly to the entire home or the most essential items depending on your preferences. It does not require any manual direction or even anyone to be at home in order for it to begin functioning.

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Storm Preparation Tips

Winter storms and hurricanes and the intensity of such are unpredictable. It’s better to protect and prepare your home in advance from possibly damaging storms. Generac would like to offer you the following tips to prepare in the unfortunate event that a severe storm were to affect your area:

Purchase or put together an emergency kit. Include nonperishables, flashlights, water, hand tools, gloves, batteries, and window-boarding supplies.

Install an automatic home backup generator. This will ensure that your family is never without power.

Check in with the community. Find out if your area has an emergency plan in place. Talk with friends and neighbors about preparing emergency kits for themselves.

Keep insurance cards and important documents in a safe place. Have them ready in the event of severe damage from a storm.

Free Generator In-Home Assessment

Generac products are the most cost-effective on the market. However, we understand a home backup generator is still a big investment and know you want information and support you can trust. The best way to find this is through a certified Generac dealer in your area. B&L Ott HVAC is a Generac dealer serving the Berks County area. We can provide you with a free in-home assessment to help you figure out which size generator is right for your unique needs.

B&L Ott specializes in service in Berks County, Pennsylvania. We are a leading installer and technician company for Generac and can be trusted for honest and expedient service. Contact us today if you would like to learn more or schedule a time for generator installation. Alternatively, fill out the form below and we will contact you to discuss your needs.

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Boilers

weil mclain boilerAny heating system that is not centralized, but instead provides radiant heat individually into each room, is usually powered by a boiler. A quality boiler should operate properly and efficiently even during the coldest of winters.

 

Boilers work through a process called hydronics. The system burns natural gas, oil, propane, or solid-fuel to produce hot water or steam that is then circulated through pipes to heat devices in each room. Choosing a modern boiler for your home heating system can be much more efficient, energy- and money-saving than other options.

 

Quality Boilers Near Berks County, PA

 

Our skilled technicians at B&L Ott are experts on boiler-controlled heating systems. They will be happy to speak with you to learn your heating preferences and make the best product recommendations for your home. If you are in need of a quality and reliable boiler in the Berks County area, please contact us today to discuss your options or schedule service.

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nexia home automation

System Communications & Home Automation

System communications can give you more control over where and when your home is heated or cooled. Some parts of the house tend to be in the shade while other receive more sunlight during certain times of the day. Or maybe you’d like to maximize energy efficiency by only heating certain rooms while nobody’s home. With smart system communications, it’s easy to adjust heating and cooling accordingly.

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A smart system can automatically detect when an individual room has hit a predetermined temperature and turn off heating or cooling for that zone only. You can also manually adjust the rooms that you would like heated or cooled from any web device. Sensor-activated cooling or heating is another option.

 

HVAC System Communications Near Berks County, PA

Contact B&L Ott today to discuss your system communications options. We will be happy to speak with you to learn your preferences and evaluate the needs of your home. Our experienced technicians are experts in HVAC technology and can answer any questions you may have.

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trane hyperion air handler

Air Handlers

trane hyperion air handlerAir handlers condition and circulate the air based on your desired heating and cooling requirements. A quality and reliable air handler should operate quietly and provide energy-saving benefits.

 

This important HVAC component is a large metal box that contains a blower, heating and cooling parts, filter racks, humidifier, mixing chamber, sound attenuators, dampers, vibration isolators, and regulating controls. It often connects to a ductwork part that cycles the air through and delivers cooler air to the home. Any rattling or unusual sound that comes from an HVAC system usually stems from the air handler. That’s why it’s important to choose wisely and invest in a handler that won’t have issues down the line.

 

Quality Air Handlers in Berks County

If you are in need of a new or improved air handler near Berks County, our experienced technicians will be happy to talk with you about which options will work best for your home. Contact B&L Ott today with any questions or to request service.

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