Your HVAC system is one of the largest investments you will ever make. You will also use it on a daily basis. With this in mind, your HVAC system should be customized to meet the needs and expectations of you and your family. B&L Ott can help find the HVAC features and systems you are looking for and ensure that they are installed properly.

Why Should I Customize My HVAC?

Customizing your HVAC system can provide you with a variety of benefits.

Efficiency – Many upgrades and additions can help keep your system cleaner which will allow your HVAC system to run more efficiently. An efficient system will save you money over time by keeping your utility bills low.

Reliability – When your system is running efficiently and tailored to your home, it will likely need fewer repairs over time and last longer.

Comfort – Customizing your system will give you more control over the air in your home. You can balance the temperature and adjust the humidity in your home to suit your preferences.

Air Quality – Some of the customizations B&L Ott offers will improve the air quality in your home by cleaning the air your family is breathing.

B&L Ott will take the time to figure out what setup will work best for your home. We will sit down with you to learn about your family’s wants and needs, then suggest potential solutions.  

Checking the Air Quality in Your Berks County Home

According to the EPA, the air inside our homes can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air.  If you look at the inside of your duct or the surface of your air conditioning coil, you will see all of the dirt that has made it through your filter. These are the same contaminants you and your family are breathing.

Many homeowners are using the same filter that came with their system. These filters only do the bare minimum to keep your system operational.Typically, these are 1” filters that MUST be changed every 30-90 days. Regardless of what these filter packages say, they do not improve indoor air quality or prolong the life, efficiency or capacity of your HVAC system.   

Popular Customizations

If you want to improve the air quality and comfort in your Berks County home, B&L Ott can help with these and other popular customizations.

indoor air cleanersUpgrade the Filtration System

A better alternative to a 1” filter would be a media filter or an electronic air cleaner. Media filters are 20 times more effective than a 1″ filter and require replacement every 6-12 months. An electronic air cleaner is 100 times more effective than a 1″ filter and requires cleaning 2-4 times per year. They send negatively charged particles to your home that attract positively charged particles and thus neutralize the air in your home.

Upgrade the Fan Motor

If you have a weak blower motor, it may be struggling to thoroughly circulate the air in your home. When the blower is weak, it may not be able to push the conditioned air into all the areas of your home. In this case, you may notice warm or cool spots around your home. B&L Ott can help you upgrade your fan motor to improve the comfort of your home.

Biannual Preventative Maintenance and Duct Cleaning

Biannual preventative maintenance may not seem like a customization, but each maintenance appointment is tailored to your specific system. During maintenance, a B&L Ott technician will thoroughly inspect, clean, and repair your system. Biannual maintenance will help maintain the reliability of your HVAC system. If you have a ducted system, you will also want to consider B&L Otts duct cleaning service to improve the cleanliness of the air and the efficiency of your system.

Can B&L Ott Customize Any System?

Every home is different, but B&L Ott can offer a comfort upgrade for almost any situation. Actually, every HVAC system B&L Ott has worked on has some level of customization to it. For instance, when we perform maintenance on a variable speed system we will adjust various features, including the fan speed and the dampers, to maximize the comfort in your home. If you have a forced air system, B&L Ott can also add a humidifier at any time to improve your comfort during the colder months in the Reading area.

What About Older Systems?

Older systems do have some limitations when it comes to customization. It is difficult to pair old technology with new technology. When you do so, your system may experience wear and tear more quickly and decreased efficiency. However, B&L Ott does offer alternative solutions if your system can not be customized. We work with Mitsubishi ductless systems to provide customers with ductless systems that can be installed in almost any room.

Contact B&L Ott for a Consultation!

The easiest way to determine if and how your system can be customized is to contact a comfort consultant from B&L Ott. Customization is all about having a conversation. Be ready to tell your B&L Ott comfort consultant what you are looking for and what your expectations are. We will visit your home to look at your current system and help you find the best solution.