heating and cooling contractor 

Vertex Mechanical, Inc, specializes in many different and innovative cooling and heating systems for a variety of homes. Our employees will provide you with professional and reliable service. In no time at all, your family will enjoy year-round indoor climate comfort.

These days it's not just about comfort, but also saving money on your energy bills. These systems can account for about 30% of the typical home energy bill, so it's important to keep them running smoothly and – when the time is right – consider an upgrade.

We are committed to helping Central PA save on heating and cooling

Today's systems – like in-floor radiant, modern furnaces and boilers, and mini-split heat pumps – are designed for efficiency and durability. Learn more about the brands we install and why your comfort is so important to us. Call us today!

air conditioning contractor
Vertex Mechanical is the number one choice for Lancaster air conditioning repair! Our Lancaster HVAC services include custom air condition solutions for homes with or without existing ductwork.
radiant floor heating
Radiant heating is the effect you feel when you can feel the warmth of a hot stovetop element from across the room. When radiant heating is located in the floor, it is often called radiant floor heating or simply floor heating. If you're looking for a Lancaster heating contractor, turn to us!
furnace services
Here at Vertex Mechanical we know you rely on your heating system to get you through the cold months and keep your family warm and safe. We provide high quality Trane oil and gas systems to bring you warmth and comfort when you need it most, without having to worry about whether it can perform or not. That's our guarantee.
hot water boilers
Keep your water hot without sacrificing efficiency or hard earned money – we offer boilers that you can always trust in, built by certified and industry leading manufacturers.
mini split heat pumps
Whether you're looking for heating or cooling – we've got the mini-split for you. We have varieties of equipment types to suit your needs, no matter if it's commercial or residential. Get in control of your temperature today!


What Is The Purpose Of Auxiliary Heat?

Under normal operating conditions, the auxiliary heat is brought on automatically by the thermostat when the indoor temperature drops during heat pump operation. There are also times during cold, wet weather when the outdoor coil may ice up and your heat pump will go into a defrost cycle. This is nothing more than reversing the process back to cooling mode. Cooling mode makes the outdoor coil hot and melts any ice. The defrost cycle should only last a few minutes and then return to heating mode. During the defrost cycle, your comfort system is in cooling mode and the supply air is cool. To offset this cool air, the auxiliary heat will be energized during defrost. A mist or fog may be visible from the outdoor unit during defrost.

Why Does The Air Coming From The Registers Feel Cool When My Heat Pump Is Set For Heating?

While a heat pump is perfectly capable of effectively heating your home, the temperature of the air coming out of the registers confuses some people. The air is heated to about 90 to 95 degrees, depending on the outdoor temperature. This temperature is approximately 20- 25 degrees warmer that the indoor air temperature and will warm your house. It is, however, below body temperature (98.6 degrees) and can feel cool when someone puts their hand in the airflow.

I Have A Heat Pump And I Got Over $400.00 On My Electric Bill. What Has Happened?

The heat pump is not working. The electric strip heat in the furnace is keeping the house comfortable. This heat costs 3 times more than heat pump heat. Many people do not realize in the winter that their heat pump is broken because the strip heat continues to keep the house comfortable. If you notice a little light on your thermostat is on, very often you had better check to make sure your outdoor unit is working.

Why Is My Outdoor Unit Smoking And Making A Funny Noise During The Winter?

This is normally just the defrost cycle for the heat pump to melt ice that forms on it. The process only takes a few minutes which means it goes into air conditioning mode to run the hot gas outside and melt the ice off of the unit. While it is in defrost mode it turns on the electric strip heat in the furnace to keep from blasting you with cold air.

Should My Furnace Have An Oil Smell?

No, a fuel odor is an indication that something is wrong and should be checked by a service technician.

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Chris H., Leola, PA

When we moved and needed a new heating/AC system we went right back to Vertex Mechanical. They put a geothermal system in our previous home and we didn't hesitate to have them do the same in this house. They worked with us to make it fit our budget. Thank you Vertex!

Leola, PA
Chris H.