About Us

Vogt Heating and Cooling began providing service for Meadville area customers August 2, 2010, but the story of our company actually started over fifty years earlier. My father, Paul Vogt began his career with a company later to become Agway Energy Products in 1956. A couple of years later, Paul was asked to manage the service department for the company’s Meadville plant. In this new position, he began a very successful forty-year career selling, installing and servicing home comfort systems. He retired in 2000 and left a respected heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business with over twelve well trained technicians, a full time sales representative, and several thousand satisfied customers.

I began working for my father in 1988 as a service technician after starting my HVAC career seven years earlier. In 1998 I was promoted to Energy Equipment Sales Representative and began working with Dave Bach and Dave Miller in the installation department designing and installing indoor comfort systems.

In 2003, Agway Energy Product’s parent company declared bankruptcy resulting in the sale of our company to Suburban Propane. By then we had over one hundred locations in four states with HVAC departments. Suburban Propane began closing down many of these locations in 2005. In February of 2007, our Meadville location being one of only two remaining with fully operational HVAC departments, had this department reduced to providing service only. With my department and position eliminated, I found myself unemployed.

I was hired by Phil Deets of Deets Mechanical in Seneca, Pa. in April 2007 as General Manager of what would be his second location. I was charged with finding a suitable building, assembling a team, and beginning the Meadville branch’s business. I was joined by two of the best people I have ever worked with the following month. Dave Miller was a lead installer and Bryan Brown was a service technician for Agway in Meadville. Both highly trained and experienced, Dave and Bryan were well qualified to fill the roles of department managers, and with me already selling systems, we began operations in late May. Dave Bach also joined the team leading installations at the Seneca location.

During that first year, we added an installation technician in June and a service technician in October. My wife Debbie began helping us in the office in August and became our full-time office manager in March of 2008. In April of 2008, Dave Bach joined us in Meadville and in August, Dave Miller took over the sales responsibilities. By October of 2008, we had a team of four full time installation technicians, two full-time service technicians, an additional part time technician and a part-time secretary. Twelve in all in only a year and a half!

In September of 2009, I received a call from a long time friend and respected competitor Ken Reedy, owner of Reedy Plumbing and Heating in Albion, Pa. Ken began his business thirty years ago and was joined by his son Tom in 2002. Despite having a great reputation and thriving business, Ken was interested in joining our team. We purchased Ken’s business December 30, 2009 and gained two more excellent technicians and were able to expand to offer plumbing services to our customers.

During the spring of 2010, a decision was reached to start a new company in the Meadville area. This new company, named after my father Paul Vogt, would be locally owned, employee-owned and focused on providing even better service to our customers.

After passing my 28th year in this business, I find myself blessed to not only be a member of the best team I have ever been part of, but also to have the formed relationships with the best customers I could have hoped for.

Our team is now and will remain the area’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, improved indoor air quality and plumbing sales and service.

Tim Vogt Sr.

August 2010

PA license: PA071343




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Our Products

 With so many options….what brand should I buy?

When considering a heating and cooling system purchase, the most important brand name is the name of the company installing your system. Though there are differences in quality and features of different brands of furnaces, boilers, air conditioners, heat pumps, etc., the methods used in sizing and installing this equipment will determine the efficiency, reliability and life span of your new system. In other words, your new heating/cooling unit is only as good as the overall installation, and the name that matters most is the name of the company you hire to perform this installation.

A top-quality heating and cooling company should always:

•Begin by taking time to have a discussion with you in order to address problems you may have with your existing system or improvements you desire in comfort and indoor air quality.

•Measure your home and perform a proper heating/cooling load calculation in order to size and design the system correctly. A heating and cooling system that is the right size (not too large or small) will provide the best comfort, efficiency and life span of your new heating/cooling system.

•Inspect your existing system and correct any poorly sized or improperly installed air ducts. Your new heating/cooling equipment cannot work efficiently unless the system it is connected to can deliver the right amount of air through it.

•Stay current with and follow all safety codes and practices. This should go without saying, but your local authorities may not provide code enforcement.

•Perform thorough testing of the new system at start-up to ensure it is operating correctly. There are many variables with these systems such as fan speed, gas pressure, refrigerant levels, draft and combustion air settings that must be adjusted properly for your new system to provide the best comfort and reliability while using the least amount of energy.

Vogt Heating and Cooling will carefully select equipment from the best manufacturers and be diligent in performing all proper practices in designing and installing your system so that you may experience many years of comfort, efficiency and reliability.

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The world’s best mobile home furnaces! [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Buderus"] High-efficiency gas and oil-fired boilers [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Burnham"] High-efficiency gas and oil-fired boilers [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Weil McLain"] High-efficiency gas and oil-fired boilers [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Bradford White"] Water heaters [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Aprilaire"] Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Honeywell"] Thermostats and controls [/spoiler] [spoiler title="Rinnai"] Gas room heaters [/spoiler]




Comfort Maintenance Program

Vogt Heating and Cooling Comfort Maintenance Program (CMP)

            This agreement is a comprehensive preventive maintenance program that will help to reduce costly repairs and maintain your heating & cooling system at its optimum performance.   We do this by thoroughly cleaning, testing and adjusting your system annually.
For your safety, Vogt Heating and Cooling technicians will carefully inspect your entire system. System components found to be installed in a manner that causes safety or code compliance concerns may not qualify for our Comfort Maintenance Program. Older systems may not qualify if replacement is recommended due to poor efficiency or condition.

    • New systems or system components installed by Vogt Heating and Cooling automatically qualify and will be enrolled in our program for the first 12 months beginning at the day of initial start-up (excludes cleaning due at year end).
    • Active customers on our Comfort Maintenance Program receive unlimited service availability for emergency repairs  (24 hours per day, 7 days per week).
    • Vogt Heating and Cooling will attempt to contact system owners by telephone prior to program expiration to arrange tune-up visit for program renewal. System owner is ultimately responsible for scheduling tune-up visit before expiration if contact is not made.
    • Precision Tune-up visits (cleanings) are scheduled at the renewal month during weekday normal work hours (8:00am – 4:00pm) and are NOT TO BE USED FOR SERVICE.
    • Since optimum time to perform Precision Tune-ups on heating and cooling systems is early spring, a second tune-up may be scheduled during the first year after January 1st  to initiate a 12 month cleaning schedule to take place annually in early spring.
    • THIS IS NOT A WARRANTY against system failure, however, it does REDUCE failures through proper maintenance and care.
    • It is assigned specifically to your dwelling and CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED to another house.
    • Vogt Heating and Cooling reserves the right to make non-emergency calls during regular working hours when weather is moderate.
    • Rates may increase for repairs made outside of weekday normal work hours.  Please check filters, switches, energy management systems and thermostat setting to avoid unnecessary service calls. Program intent is to reduce system failures through proper maintenance and cannot warranty against future failure.
[note color="#559dbb"] SUMMARY OF BENEFITS:

> 24 hour per day, 7 day per week availability for emergency repairs.
> Tune-ups – Equipment is thoroughly cleaned, tested and adjusted for maximum performance.
> Priority scheduling during peak seasons for emergency repairs.
> Service discounts – 15% DISCOUNT OFF NORMAL FLAT RATE REPAIR PRICING [/note]

Please check the following to avoid higher energy bills or service charges:

Check air filters monthly – Dirty filters cause efficiency to drop, increased operating costs and poor performance.

  1. Check outdoor coil for debris.  Equipment should have at least 12” clearance from brush or materials.
  2. Keep heating, air conditioning and accessories clean and the area around them free from extraneous material.
  3. Before calling, please check the following to avoid unnecessary charges:
  • Circuit breakers or fuses at power panel and at equipment locations.
  • Emergency switches supplying power to equipment are in the “on” position.
  • Thermostat setting is correct for the desired mode of operation.
  • Air circulation throughout house – DO NOT block supplies or returns air
  • Ensure air filter(s) are clean.
  • Dampers are set in the proper position – damper adjustments are not included or covered.
  • Check energy management systems to ensure systems is not bypassed.
CMP annual rates: Oil: $149.95 + parts (includes tune-up)
Gas: $119.95 + parts (includes tune-up)
AC systems: $119.95 + parts (includes tune-up)
Oil w/AC: $209.95 + parts (includes tune-up)
Gas w/AC: $189.95 + parts (includes tune-up



Financing Options

 

 

Vogt Heating and Cooling is a Keystone Help® Trained Contractor

What is Keystone HELP®?

The Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) is a Preferred Monthly Payment Plan with lower rates and longer payment terms than other types of unsecured financing. It is designed to promote energy efficient home improvements. The Keystone HELP® program has been designed specifically by AFC First and its sponsors – the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, the Sustainable Energy Funds and other – to provide special financing rates for Pennsylvania customers for most ENERGYSTAR home improvements and other high efficiency qualifying improvements.

Apply here: http://www.keystonehelp.com/5017

If you would like to apply with Wells Fargo Financial National Bank simply click here and complete the online application. For more information on other financing option please call us at 814-332-0353.

About Wells Fargo:

As a result, we (Wells Fargo) believe in our vision just as strongly — we embrace these values just as passionately — as we did the first time we put them on paper. Our vision, our values, our commitment to outstanding sales and service for every customer, our diversified business model, our relationship strategy, our belief in people as a competitive advantage, our goal of consistent, sustainable revenue growth — none of that has changed. In fact, our unchanging vision and values and our time-tested business model are, more than ever, a competitive advantage as our industry evolves and consolidates. If our vision and values continue to anchor us, then we believe solving every problem, seizing every opportunity, and making every decision consistent with our vision and values will guide us toward more growth and success not just this year but for decades to come.




Building History

Our building has an interesting history. It was built in the 1940′s and was originally the Pinehurst Pottery and gift shop. If you have any information or pictures please email them to malanvogt@gmail.com.  Enjoy these pictures and our rich local heritage.  Thank you.




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15755 US Highway 6 & 19
Meadville, PA 16335
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(814) 332-0353
(866) 997-6332