Highspire, PA

Air Conditioning

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 Highspire 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, HL Bowman 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 Pennsylvania company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 717-561-1206 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.

Air Ducts

Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Pennsylvania 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 Highspire are notorious for having ductwork problems, and HL Bowman 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 717-561-1206. 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.

Commercial Services

Having reliable commercial heating and cooling is important to a company’s bottom line. It takes a special service provider to understand the unique needs of a commercial operation. Our professionals at HL Bowman will listen carefully to your organization’s particular situation and make recommendations that fit your business, time frame, and budget.

Heating Services

Whether you’re looking for a heating solution for a small, medium, or large business, our team of professionals is ready to help. We can work with just about any industry, building configuration, and budget constraints to provide reliable, consistent heat in the winter months.

Our team has experience with Highspire commercial furnaces and boilers as well as ducted and ductless heat pumps. For large organizations, we can install a rooftop unit (RTU), which often manages heating, cooling, and ventilation more efficiently.

Cooling Services

When it comes to keeping your employees, customers, and equipment cool in the heat of the summer, you want a system that’s properly scaled and reliable to meet your Pennsylvania cooling needs. Our trained technicians are well-versed in installing and servicing commercial air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, and cooling towers as well as with a variety of other cooling equipment you might require. Call HL Bowman at 717-561-1206 today.

Maintenance Services

Investing in preventive maintenance of your heating and cooling system is a smart business decision. Our trained technicians will be happy to come out and inspect, clean, and tune-up your commercial cooling system in the spring and your commercial heating system in the fall.

During these checkups, we can often spot potential problems and make needed repairs before your commercial system fails. That saves you time and money as well as the inconvenience of having a broken heating or cooling system during business hours. Check out our maintenance plans that are customized to serve your particular commercial business’s unique needs. Request commercial service online today.

Boilers

During a frigid Pennsylvania 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 HL Bowman is one of the Highspire 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 717-561-1206. Request boiler service online today.

Ductless Systems

There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Highspire 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 HL Bowman 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 Pennsylvania home, call our team at 717-561-1206. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.

Duct Cleaning

One area you may not think about a great deal in your Highspire home is your air ducts. This network of ducts behind the walls of your home are responsible for carrying heated and cooled air to every room of your house. The professionals at HL Bowman want to help you keep these air ducts clean.

Our trained technicians use special tools to loosen dirt in your air ducts and them remove all the debris. In addition, registers, grills, defusers, heat exchangers, and cooling coils are also cleaned with most duct cleaning services.

Many particulates from daily living end up in your Pennsylvania home’s indoor air and can be circulated through your home or settle in your air duct system. Dead skin cells, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, smoke, insects, rodent droppings, pet dander, and chemical particulates are commonly found in most homes.

Duct cleaning services, as part of a complete heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance routine, can help remove these items from your air ducts. In addition, changing your air filters regularly can also help in improving your indoor air quality. If dirt builds up throughout your HVAC system, including your air ducts, it may make your system work harder, which can increase your costs and decrease the life span of your equipment.

If you’re ready to tackle the dirt in your air ducts, call HL Bowman at 717-561-1206. Our professionals want to help you keep your home and air ducts clean. Request duct cleaning service online s today.

Furnaces

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 Pennsylvania 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 Highspire homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, HL Bowman 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 717-561-1206 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.

Gas Fireplaces

Residential fireplaces are a great option for you if you love the look, feel, and ambience of flickering flames, yet you value freedom from the mess that a traditional wood fireplace gives you with on a semi-regular basis.

Just like a traditional fireplace, gas fireplaces are a great way to add heat to your living spaces in Pennsylvania. They can be installed in your Highspire home with very few requirements. All you need is a small amount of wiring, a gas line, and a small metal chimney.

Three main categories of gas fireplaces exist on the residential market. These are log sets, inserts, and built-ins. The use of any one of these three methods is highly dependent on your home setup. Do you have an existing fireplace? Gas or wood? Electric? That will influence your options as will how you want your space to look.

Of special note to consider when you are looking at your gas fireplace options is what your venting options will be. Be sure to keep this in mind as you move forward. Speak with one of our experts about what will work best in your home and particular setup.

When you are ready, call our HL Bowman professionals today at 717-561-1206. We are ready and willing to help. Request residential gas fireplace service online .

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. HL Bowman has seen an astounding increase in geothermal installations in Highspire.

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 Pennsylvania 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 717-561-1206. 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

Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Pennsylvania, 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 Highspire 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? HL Bowman can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 717-561-1206 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

Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at HL Bowman is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in Highspire.

Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some Pennsylvania homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.

Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.

If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call HL Bowman at 717-561-1206. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.

Maintenance

It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.

Turn to our trained professionals at HL Bowman a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your Highspire home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:

  • More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
  • Reduced energy bills
  • Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
  • Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment

When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.

Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in Pennsylvania.

Contact HL Bowman at 717-561-1206 to learn more about HVAC maintenance services that would best meet your unique needs. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.

Plumbing

Homeownership comes with its advantages and its challenges. One of the most stressful things about owning a Highspire home is dealing with plumbing problems. When problems inevitably arise, you could have a minor inconvenience or a major emergency on your hands.

Our team at HL Bowman provides comprehensive plumbing services to come to your rescue. Whether you are struggling with a dripping faucet or dealing with a broken water line, turn to our trained professionals for assistance.

We have experience with unclogging sinks and toilets, repairing leaks, and a myriad of other plumbing issues that can come up. Failing to address plumbing problems promptly can mean more expensive water damage down the road.

If you are building a new Pennsylvania home or planning an addition to your current one, you may need to install a new plumbing system and fixtures. It is important to understand the intricacies of installing plumbing properly in order to create an efficient and reliable system. If you are adding to your current system, you will want to be sure your new plumbing is correctly integrated into your system.

Even if your plumbing system is functioning well, it is always a smart idea to have a professional perform a regular inspection to check for leaks, sewer line issues, and more. Routine maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of major problems later.

When you need more information about plumbing services, call HL Bowman at 717-561-1206. Our experts would be happy to help with installation, repair, or maintenance. Request plumbing service online today.

Water Heaters

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are no longer the traditional units and styles you may be accustomed to in older homes or you grew up with. They deal with almost every major system in your Highspire home. One of these fringe systems in your home is a residential HVAC water heater.

In a nutshell, HVAC water heaters heat your water. There are two ways that this can be done. The first system involves a tank and the second system option is tankless. However, the basics are the same.

Tank water heaters are the traditional options and simply heat and store water according to your tank size. They can be heated by gas, oil, or electric power. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat water when you want it. These systems may additionally work with solar, geothermal, or other alternative heating sources in addition to the power sources of traditional tank systems in Pennsylvania.

If you want to learn more about your options or are interested in moving forward in improving your home, the professionals at HL Bowman are always ready to help. We are here for your water heater replacements, installations, repairs, and maintenance—give us a call at 717-561-1206. Request water heater service online today.

Zone Control Systems

Most Highspire homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.

Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your Pennsylvania home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.

Our HL Bowman professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.

When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.

Contact HL Bowman at 717-561-1206 to learn more about HVAC zone control systems. Request zone control system service online today.