Thursday, June 15, 2017
Ok, so it's not really a flood, it only seems that way. What is happening? Why is water coming from your air handler closet? It's a simple fix really.
 
There is a pan under your air conditioner that collects condensation from the coils of your cooling elements. This condensation drips down and collects in the pan and then drains outside. If this line becomes obstructed at the outlet, by dirt, grass or mulch it will back up into the pan, causing the pan to overflow onto your floor. Another culprit could be mildew and mold that has built up in the drain line which will also cause it to clog and back up. A capful of bleach poured into the drain pipe will get rid of the enough of it to make it flow again.
 
Your central air conditioning system is nothing more than a big dehumidifier. As warm, humid air that's within your home moves through your system, the moisture is removed from the air and eventually collects on these coils and then your pan. You can do your part as well by ensuring your windows are closed and latched and that the weather stripping around exterior is intact and provides an air tight seal, keeping warm humid air out. 
 
If you're still having troubles with your central air conditioning system, call the experts at Gehringer Mechanical. Gehringer Mechanical has been serving the ac, plumbing and electrical needs in Boyertown and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Give us a call today or visit us on the web.
 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Homeowners are commonly reminded by public services announcements that Spring is the perfect time to prepare their HVAC system for Summer. Did you know that it is also the perfect time for an exterior lighting upgrade? It won't be long before everyone is poolside long after sunset or enjoying patio parties that linger late into the night. Here are the top 4 exterior lighting trends you may want for illuminating your fun-filled backyard Summer nights.
 

1. LED:

This type of lighting is practical, affordable and versatile. It is easy to find interesting LED fixtures for any architectural or landscape feature. Light up doorways, paths, gardens and pools with colorful choices.
 

2. Pendants:

Where can you hang fantastic lighting fixtures? They can go anywhere, like tree branches, eaves, alcoves, pergolas or any other place your heart desires. 
 
 

3. Floating Lights:

New technology is taking lights out of the confines of pool walls and onto the water's surface for a softer effect. Floating lights create an almost ethereal ambiance.
 

4. Hardscape Underlighting:

Not every Summer night will be moonlit. But your party can still enjoy the feel of lunar lighting. Hardscape underlighting simulates the soft, natural glow of moonlight while also enhancing safety. 
 
Residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties have been trusting their outdoor electrical needs to Gehringer Mechanical for more than 20 years. Our exterior lighting professionals have the expertise to get your backyard patio and pool ready for many Summer nights of outdoor entertainment. Please contact us and request a free estimate or schedule a service call today.
 
Monday, May 15, 2017
 
Spring has sprung for many and Summer is fast approaching. Although milder weather is a welcome arrival after months of being shut up, trying to keep the cold at bay, changing seasons are accompanied by a change in air quality.
 
For allergy sufferers, Spring and Summer can be bittersweet. Here's how a service call from your local HVAC professional can alleviate your problem so you can get the most pleasure out of Spring and Summer weather.

1. Inspection:

Before you crank on the A/C, schedule an inspection from a qualified professional. Identify and resolve air quality problems before they make you sick.

2. Filters:

Use the highest quality air filters designed to remove more allergens than standard air filters. Your HVAC professional can advise you on the best brand for your particular allergy problems as well as what is best suited for your air conditioning system.

3. Outdoor Equipment:

During winter months, debris may have collected in your outside A/C unit. All the air that comes inside is delivered from the outside through that unit. Want the cleanest air possible? Get your outside unit cleaned by an expert.

4. Ducts:

Mold thrives where it's humid, moist, and dark. That describes the ventilation ducts in your home perfectly. And you don't have to have allergy sensitivities to get sick from mold. Get ducts inspected and cleaned by technicians before airflow starts picking up mold spores for you to breathe into your lungs.

5. Vents & Registers:

You don't need to call in a professional to find out if dust is a problem. Just take a look at your vents and registers. If a layer of dust coats them, that stuff is in the air! Clean vents and registers weekly to minimize the amount of dust particles being picked up and circulated as air flows through.
 
Start out on the right foot this Spring and Summer. Stay healthy throughout the season with improved air quality in your home. Call us and schedule an inspection and seasonal service today for your home's A/C system.
 
Saturday, May 6, 2017
 
New construction is always an exciting and emotional time. As you are getting your paperwork, plans, financing and selecting contractors in order, have you stopped and asked yourself what you really want from your construction services contractors? 
 
Do you want the lowest price? Or the work to be done quickly? What do you really want from your construction services company? 

Our Experience

At Gehringer Mechanical we have been on both sides of the contractor business. We are experienced contractors, and we have also hired contractors, both professionally and personally. We understand the pressure and uncertainty project managers and homeowners go through integrating all of the different contractors, schedules, and time constraints. 
 
Where many people go wrong with selecting contractors is focussing on one aspect and not looking at the whole picture. For example, they will focus on cost over quality or quality over deadlines. This can lead to bigger problems down the road. 
 
We all know the price is not the only factor in determining the ability of the contractor. We have found that what people want is value. They want to know they are going to get the most for their money with cost and quality of work. 
 
And that is what we focus on, giving the best value for our customer's dollar. Our technicians are trained to get in, do the job right the first time, clean up and give you the peace of mind of knowing that our part of your construction or remodeling job is done and done right. 

What This Means To You

We have over 20 years of experience construction services. We have seen the ins and out of the building business, and our teams will adapt to your plans. 
  • Our crew shows up on time and ready to go to work. We are equipped to handle both large and small jobs.
  • We will explain everything going on and tell you what our goal is for the day. If there is a problem or delay, we show you why the delay occurred and what needs to be done to keep working.
  • Our pricing is fair, and up front, there are no hidden fees. 
Spring and summer are the best times to do new construction, retrofits, or larger installations. If you are planning residential or commercial construction job this year and are in the Pottstown, Boyertown, Reading, or surrounding Pennsylvania areas, give us a call for an expert consultation and estimate. 
Friday, April 21, 2017

 

Do you have an area of the house that needs fixing? Or is there an emergency situation in your office building that needs addressed? Whether your needs are electrical, plumbing or construction related, Gehringer Mechanical has got your covered! We provide a plethora of services to both residential and commercial buildings, and we offer emergency service for those immediate necessities!

Electrical

We offer sub-panel installation, lighting designs and installation, audio/visual related set up, little miscellaneous electrical hook ups, and much, much more. If it's got a wire, we can help you fix it or set it up!

Air Quality

Something you might not consider often is the air quality in your home or business building, yet it has a huge impact on several people. We can help with humidification and ventilation and installing air cleaners and ultraviolet lights. The air in the space you live and work needs to be clean. Prolonged exposure to dirty or harmful air can lead to long-term health problems.

Plumbing and Construction

If it's in your bathroom or kitchen, and it involves water, we have qualified plumbing experts to help you out. Toilets, dishwashers, sinks, faucets, garbage disposals, bathtubs, you name it. And as far as your construction needs, we can help with geothermal, wells, pumps, and more.

For small projects, large installments, and anything in between, Gehringer Mechanical has got you covered!

We serve the cities of Pottstown, Boyertown, Reading, Collegeville, Gilbertsville, Douglassville, Phoenixville, Oley, Fleetwood, Royersford, and East Greenville. Contact us for more information or to request a service! 

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