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HVAC Room Add-Ons

hvac room add onHave you recently added a room or renovated a room? Don’t just let that room just sit and look nice. Make it more livable with room add-on service. B&L Ott’s room add-on service allows you to add air conditioning to any room in your home. There are two main options B&L Ott offers for adding air conditioning to a room. This includes installing a mini-split system or renovating a pre-existing duct system.

Mini-Split Systems

Mini-split systems are a separate air conditioning system that can cool a single room. They don’t require the installation of air ducts and are more efficient than forced-air systems. Without air ducts, energy is not leaked. Cool air goes directly into your room, thereby saving energy and money. Mini-split systems can also be used if certain rooms in your home are not receiving much of the air flow.

Installation for a mini-split system is fast and easy. A B&L Ott technician will set up the outdoor unit on a concrete slab outside your home. This unit releases heat and pumps refrigerant through the coils. An indoor unit will be mounted on a wall inside your home. This unit removes heat and moisture from the air. Finally, the B&L Ott technician will connect the two with some wiring and tubing.

Renovating a Pre-existing Duct System

Another option is renovating a pre-existing duct system. If you want to connect your forced-air HVAC system to another room, additional ducts can be installed. This option can be expensive if you only need one or two rooms cooled. However, it is more cost effective when cooling multiple rooms or a large area.

When you schedule an appointment with B&L Ott, we will send one of our professional technicians to inspect your current system. They will discuss your expectations and answer any questions you may have. They will begin to plan and map out the additional duct routes. You will also get a walk-through of the process as well as an estimate of cost and time.

Additional HVAC Features

B&L Ott also offers extra HVAC features that further improve the air quality and comfort in your home. If you want cleaner air, we can add a whole-house filtration system to your HVAC system. This option is helpful for asthma and allergy sufferers. It can also help counteract the effects of excess dirt and pet dander.

We also offer smart technology that provides more control over the air in your home. Smart technology can regulate exactly where and when heat and cool air is directed in your home. You can schedule temperature change patterns and remotely change the temperature in your home. We also offer sensor-activated heating and cooling. Contact B&L Ott to learn more.

Quality Room Add-Ons in Berks County

Interested in additional air conditioning or HVAC features? Schedule an appointment with B&L Ott today. Our knowledgeable HVAC technicians can help you choose which options work best for your home.

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Heater Repair

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Just as working air conditioners are important during the summer, functioning heater is imperative in the winter. Berks County winters can be harsh. We see plenty of snow and frigid temperatures. If your heater breaks, your family could be left in the cold. B&L Ott is here to help. We offer comprehensive heater repair services so you can stay warm all winter long.

How Heaters Work

Most home heating systems operate in one of two ways: With a boiler or furnace. The process of heating with a boiler is hydraulic. Radiant heat is produced by burning natural gas, oil, propane, or solid fuel. The fuel turns into steam that circulates through a boiler into pipes in each room.

Alternatively, the gas turns into hot water. This can be circulated through baseboards, floor systems, or air coils. Steam boilers generally operate at a higher temperature. They are also less efficient than hot water boilers. A furnace is a centralized heating system that uses a burner and heat exchanger.

Problems to Look Out For

Furnaces may suffer carbon leakage and other issues during the winter months from overuse. Boilers often become worn out and need to be repaired or replaced. Heating systems should be repaired by a knowledgeable technician from B&L Ott. Problems with boilers and furnaces have most often occurred during the cold winter months. This is typically when heaters continue to run to keep your home warm.

There are a variety of issues that signal that your heater may need servicing. Some examples include:

  • Your gas or electric bills are rising.
  • Your thermostat doesn’t work properly.
  • Your burner flame yellow instead of blue.
  • You hear strange noises or smell strange smells.
  • Your heater has trouble starting or doesn’t stay on.
  • Your family hasn’t been feeling well.
  • Your home is dry and dusty.

If you notice any of these signs, you should contact B&L Ott and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Minor issues left untreated, will likely turn into major issues. Major issues are more expensive to fix and can lead to a total system breakdown.

Quick and Efficient Heater Repair Near Berks County

If you are having issues with your heating system, the experts at B&L Ott can help. We can answer any questions and provide quick and efficient repairs to warm your home again. Please contact us today to request service.

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Air Conditioner Repair

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An effective air conditioner is important to the comfort of a home environment. Nothing is worse than a broken air conditioner in the middle of July! Even in moderate weather, air conditioners are still needed. They don’t just control temperature. They control humidity, air movement, and air filtration of the indoor climate as well.

If your air conditioning system needs maintenance or repairs, B&L Ott is here for you. We offer quality and affordable air conditioner repair services throughout Berks County.

How Air Conditioners Work

The mechanics of an air conditioning system can be complicated. A refrigerant evaporation cycle must occur. This starts with a compressor that cools refrigerant. It turns the refrigerant into hot, high-pressure gas. The gas travels through coils to dissolve its heat and condense into a liquid. The liquid then expands into a valve and evaporates to become cold low-pressure gas. Finally, the cold gas travels through coils and cools down the air in the home.

Signs You May Need Your Air Conditioner Repaired

With so many different parts interacting, it can be difficult to figure out where the problem is. It can be even more difficult to figure out how to fix the problem yourself. Let the professionals at B&L Ott help. If you notice any of the issues listed below, contact B&L Ott for maintenance and repairs.

  • The air is not as cold or inconsistent.
  • The air flow in your home has weakened.
  • Your energy bills have been rising.
  • You have had problems with your thermostat.
  • You find moisture where it shouldn’t be.
  • You hear strange sounds or smell weird smells.

If left untreated, small issues can turn into big problems. It is important to make repairs soon after you notice them. It is also important to make sure the job gets done right. B&L Ott has professional and knowledgeable technicians that give attention to details. We thoroughly test and inspect your air conditioner to make sure you have cool air when you need it most.

Affordable Air Conditioner Repair in Berks County

There is a lot that can go wrong during this complex process. That’s why we are here to fix the problem and make your home climate a better place to live in. If you need to get your air conditioning back in working order, please contact B&L Ott with any questions or to request service.

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Heating System Installation

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Veteran Pennsylvanians known just how cold and bitter winters can get around here. Heating should never be taken lightly. It’s a comfort, certainly, but it is also dangerous to neglect. PA homes utilize a wide variety of heating systems, ranging from traditional oil baseboard to fireplace to natural gas. Our specialties are heat pump, ducted heating systems, and natural gas installations. We’ve seen it all and know how to make the most efficient system possible for your home or business.

Replacing an old heating system can provide improved efficiency, lower energy bills, and convenience. With an upgrade from B&L Ott, you can experience better comfort and rest assured that your family will be warm.

Choosing a Heating System

Heating systems today come in a variety of brands, models, features, and sizes. There is a different heating system to accommodate almost any home and lifestyle. There are also a lot of factors to consider when trying to heat your home. Some of these include

  • Square footage
  • Glass exposure
  • Ventilation
  • Insulation
  • Duct availability
  • Cost of fuel
  • Budget

These are just a few. The list goes on. With many different options, it can be difficult to choose the right heating system. You can spend hours researching models and comparing prices. B&L Ott already has the knowledge to help you choose the right make and model.

Installation Process

When you schedule a consultation with B&L Ott, we’ll visit your home and do a proper assessment. We will learn about your needs and expectations, then recommend a course of action. A B&L Ott technician may ask you about the size of your home, the size of your utility closet, and your lifestyle. Knowing how often you are home to use your system will also help us match you with the best model for you and your family.

Installation differs depending on existing components and what type of heating system you choose. A B&L Ott technician will take you through the installation process during your appointment. They will estimate installation time and cost as well. A B&L Ott technician will also address any questions or concerns you may have.  You can rest easy knowing that we’ve crunched numbers and determined the smartest solution.

Heating System Installation in Berks County

If you live in Berks County or any of the surroundings areas, consider contacting B&L Ott for your system installation needs. We have a reputation for quality and service, and we aim to prove to you why we are so respected in this industry.

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HVAC Routine Maintenance

heating repairB&L Ott offers comprehensive routine maintenance, tune-up, and inspection of your home heating and cooling systems. Regular maintenance offers peace of mind that your home systems are safe to use and in proper working order. Scheduled inspections and tune-ups can prevent the need for more expensive repairs down the line.

Benefits of HVAC Routine Maintenance

  • Lower Bills – Just under half of the average utility bill goes toward heating and cooling. A well-maintained HVAC system, however, will use less energy and lower your average bill. Regular maintenance will also prevent small problems from becoming major problems.
  • Better Air Quality – Routine maintenance of your HVAC system helps clear the air of pollutants such as pollen, dust, mold, and bacteria. By having B&L Ott clean and change components of your system, your family will be able to breathe better.
  • Longevity – Most modern HVAC systems last 15-20 years. Regular inspections and tune-ups can help make sure your system lasts this long and can even help it last longer. This will help your investment pay off in the long run.
  • Efficiency – Routine maintenance helps rid of all the issues that cause your system to have to work harder. With fewer issues, your system will use less energy and help protect the environment.
  • Reliability – Keeping your HVAC system at the highest efficiency will also ensure readability. If the system does not have to work as hard, you can be sure it is still working for you when you need it most.

When to Schedule and What to Expect

Routine checks are especially important for heating systems before the winter season. It is a good idea to have your system serviced 1-2 times each year. B&L Ott’s technicians will check all of your HVAC system’s mechanisms including the burner and heat exchanger. They will also look for any major issues such as potential gas and carbon leakage.

Quality Heating and Air Routine Maintenance and Inspection Near Berks County

For air conditioning systems, technicians will check for any current or potential issues and can provide energy efficiency recommendations and tips during the inspection. The maintenance can also help you maintain the manufacturer’s warranty if required. Contact B&L Ott for routine maintenance of your HVAC heating and cooling systems. It’s better to schedule a routine inspection now rather than needing a heater repair in the dead of winter or an air conditioning repair in the summer heat.

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Air Conditioner Installation

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Regardless of the weather outside, air conditioners keep your home’s climate comfortable. Air conditioners improve the air quality of your home by controlling,

  • The temperature
  • The humidity
  • Filtration
  • Air flow

When the sun makes the outside weather too hot to bear, air conditioners allow you to escape the heat. They keep your rooms cool so you can relax and destress. If you live in the Berks County area and need a new air conditioning system installed, B&L Ott can help.

How Air Conditioners Work

Air conditioners use a system of parts and processes to control the atmosphere in your home. Yet, all you have to do is input your desired temperature on the thermostat. Then, your air conditioning unit will do the rest. It will use its various components to cool your home. These components include:

  • A compressor
  • A fan
  • An outdoor condenser coil
  • An indoor air handler
  • An evaporator coil
  • Ductwork for air flow
  • Refrigerant

These parts work together to remove warm air from the home. After removing the air, these components cool the air and send it back into your home. This process repeats until the optimal temperature is reached.

Installation Process

When you schedule an appointment, one of B&L Ott’s technicians will visit your home. They will ask questions to learn more about your air conditioning needs. If you are replacing a system, they will help you determine the best upgrades to suit your lifestyle. If you are installing a new system, they will begin to calculate and plan the work that needs to be done.

When purchasing a new air conditioner, there are many variables to consider. There are different quality levels, efficiency levels, costs, sizes, and features. B&L Ott knows that the process can seem overwhelming. That is why a B&L Ott technician will also help you choose which model best suits your lifestyle and needs.

With an extensive knowledge of brands and models, B&L Ott will match you with the best system that suits your comfort expectations. We will keep your budget in mind and offer models within your price range. One of B&L Ott’s technicians will also briefly explain the installation process for you. They will also address any questions or concerns you may have.

Quality Air Conditioner Installation in Berks County

B&L Ott will make sure your air conditioner is installed right the first time. We offer quality centralized and individual unit installation services. Contact B&L Ott today with any questions about air conditioning installation or to request service.

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