Main Line Heating And Cooling Services
Main Line Heater And Air Conditioner Repair, Replacement, & Installation
Since 1953 John Cipollone has been the go-to for expert, reliable heating and air conditioner repairs, installation, and replacements on the Main Line. Call us for all your HVAC needs, including maintenance programs, air purifiers, and other services to keep your home comfortable all year long.
Air Conditioner Installation on Philadelphia’s Main Line
John Cipollone has earned an excellent reputation for air conditioner installation in Ardmore, Wynnewood, Villanova, and other towns on the Main Line.
Whether you call us for air conditioner repair, an air conditioner replacement, or for AC installation for an older home that’s never had central air before, you can trust that you’re getting reliable, expert service.
Signs your air conditioner needs servicing include:
- AC Keeps Turning On And Off
- The House Isn’t Cool Enough
- The AC Blows Warm Air
- Strange Smells From Central Air Unit
Heater Repair And Installation on Philadelphia’s Main Line
Whether your Main Line home has oil heat, gas heat, electric heat, or a heat pump, John Cipollone will make sure you stay warm all winter!
We handle all heater repair, heater installation, and furnace replacement work for Wynnewood, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, and any town on the Main Line.
Signs your heater needs servicing include:
- Not Enough Air Comes Through The Vents
- Heating System Blows Cold Air
- The Boiler Produces A Yellow Flame
- Strange Smells Come Through The Vents
Furnace Installation On The Main Line
Even if your old heating system is still working, a new furnace installation in your Main Line home can still be a worthwhile upgrade! Older systems don’t work as well as newer ones with better technology. So, even if you bought a system comparable to the one you have now, you’ll get better comfort and better energy efficiency (that means lower gas bills in the winter).
Meanwhile, the longer you have a furnace, the less efficient it becomes. Even with the best maintenance, it will require more energy than it used to in order to do the job. If your system is 15 years or older, and your bills keep going up, a new system can make a huge difference.
The same goes for if you’re calling for repairs more and more often. You’ll save money each winter without paying for all those service calls. And, you’ll have peace of mind that a brand-new furnace won’t break down on the coldest day of the year.
Heating And Cooling Older Homes On The Main Line
Since so many homes in Main Line towns were built before the 20th century, we see a wide variety of heating and cooling solutions. And, some work way better than others.
For instance, pre-war homes relied on oil heat or radiators. As forced-air became widespread, more houses were built with ductwork and vents. Then, utility companies built more lines to transport natural gas to more towns and neighborhoods.
The new gas lines meant fewer homes relied on oil for heating. But, there are still plenty of those around today.
Meanwhile, however, many homes in the area still rely on ceiling fans and window air conditioners in the summer. There’s no way to add a coil and condenser to a furnace for central air with no ductwork.
Until recently, a Main Line homeowner would have to invest thousands of dollars into adding ductwork to their home. They’d also sign on for extensive work on the house to install it.
And, it would change the look and feel of their home with soffits enclosures in each room to house the ducts.
Fortunately, there are better solutions today for adding heating and cooling to a home without ductwork!
Ductless Heating And Cooling In Main Line Homes
Ductless heating and cooling is an excellent way to enhance the comfort in any home. A mini split provides exceptional heat or air conditioning that’s customized for each room. And, it uses very little electricity, which lowers your utility bills.
And, as the name implies, your home doesn’t need any ductwork to make it all happen!
Instead, we install an air handler in every room you want to treat. Then, we use small linesets that connect it to an outdoor heat pump.
You can choose to install an indoor unit in every room to treat the entire home. Or, get a single-zone system to address that one problem room, like a bedroom or room over the garage.
Or, anything in between!
Read more about:
- Ductless For Older Homes
- Mini Splits For Single Rooms
- Ductless Heating And Cooling Advantages
- How Ductless Works
We think the best way to tell you about our great work on the Main Line is by showing you!
Here are a few case studies from homes we worked on in Overbrook, Ardmore, and surrounding areas:
- New Heater And Mini Split Installation In Ardmore, PA
- Heating And Air Conditioning System Replacement In Llanerch, PA
- Switching An Overbrook, PA Row Home From Oil To Gas
- Replacing A Heat Pump In A South Ardmore Park, PA Condo
Towns Around A Historic Train Line
The Main Line is a collection of towns just outside Philadelphia. The name comes from the old Pennsylvania Railroad train line, called the Main Line, that ran through this area starting in the mid-19th century.
Most of these towns are clustered around Route 30, or Lancaster Avenue: Overbrook, Merion, Narbeth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, Radnor, St. Davids, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, Daylesford, and Paoli.
The original train line, and name, have changed. Today, “The Main Line” describes the people, places, and businesses in these towns.
Types Of Houses On The Main Line
The Main Line is home to everything from old mansions and estates to three-story single homes, twins, and rowhomes.
There’s plenty of new construction and luxury homes, along with more modern ranches, bungalows, and more from the 20th century. But, the Main Line is perhaps best-known for older homes and styles that you can’t find in other places.
These homes include Colonials, Queen Anne Victorians, English Cottages, Tudors, French Eclectic, and Free Classic styles. Many are more than a century old!
The “Home” of “The Philadelphia Story”
Speaking of homes in the area, the Main Line has close connections to a classic film!
Released in 1941, “The Philadelphia Story” is about a socialite whose plans to get married are almost ruined when her ex-husband and a tabloid journalist both show up at the same time, right around the wedding.
While the City of Brotherly Love makes the movie’s title, the story takes place on the Main Line. In particular, the Andorssan estate in Villanova served as the inspiration for the film’s setting.