You may be tempted to try and handle your own heating issues, without bothering to contact a professional. We strongly advise against this for a number of reasons, the first of which is safety. Home heating systems require access to the home's power grid, and often use natural gas as a fuel source. These systems are highly dangerous if mistreated, and can cause serious injury or death. Without professional training, you also run the risk of damaging your heating system. These risks far outweigh the savings you would get by doing your own heating work. It's better to just call us if you need any heating work done.
There are many different signs and symptoms that indicate a problem with your heating system. We don't have enough space to go over them all here, but we can cover a few of the most common. For example:
Boiler systems have been around for many decades, and have a lot to offer in terms of advantages. Due to their construction, boiler heating systems are far more energy efficient than traditional combustion heaters. If you're looking to cut down on your home's operating costs, a boiler system is an excellent way to do it.
Ductless heaters use many air handlers to distribute air instead of ducts. One air handler is installed in each room, and circulates heat through it directly. This gets around one of the biggest problems of using a ductless system: duct leaks. Contact us for more information about the benefits of ductless heating.
Fireplaces may be old fashioned, but there's a reason that they remain so popular. Nothing compares to the feeling of relaxing in front of a crackling fireplace. That's why we install and service fireplaces of all kinds throughout Pikeville, KY. We can make sure that all of your fireplace needs are met.
Furnaces are among the oldest and most popular home heating types in the country. They're affordable, effective, and versatile systems. If you have heating needs of any kind, there's a good chance that we can find a furnace for you.
A geothermal heating and cooling system is a heat pump that relies on subterranean thermal energy to heat a space. It can also reverse the flow of refrigerant through its system, enabling it to act as an air conditioning system as well as a heating system. Geothermal heating and cooling is a great method of climate control.
Heat pumps are constructed like air conditioners, with one inside unit and one outside unit working together. They also evaporate refrigerant to move heat from one place to another, just as air conditioners do. Unlike air conditioners, though, heat pumps can act as both heaters and air conditioners.
A radiant heating system doesn't use air to transport heat. Instead, it radiates heat directly into the room using a variety of methods. Radiant heating might involve using a boiler to distribute hot water, or electric heating coils. Baseboard heaters and iron radiators are also common in radiant systems.
The best heating system in the world is useless without a good thermostat to control it. The thermostat is the core of any climate control system, so it's in your best interests to make sure that it is properly taken care of.
A zone control system splits your home's ducts into different zones. It does this through a series of dampers which control which way air flows through your ducts. By doing this, the system can ensure that only parts of the home that require heating receive it. Call American Heating & Cooling for more information about the benefits of zone control.