Combustion is by far the oldest method of heating a space, and remains the most popular even with the advent of more modern techniques. While furnaces and boilers have plenty of advantages to offer in terms of home heating, the fireplace still has quite a bit to recommend it. If you need a fireplace installed, or have one that needs to be serviced, we can help you out. American Heating & Cooling offers a full range of fireplace services throughout Pikesville, KY. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert fireplace technicians. We'll make sure that your fireplace lives up to expectations.
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There was a time when fireplaces were pretty much the only option for keeping a room heated. It's been quite a while since that was the case, though. What's the point of installing a fireplace now, when so many more effective home heating options exist? Well, first and foremost, you don't have to give up other home heating systems to install a fireplace. Most homeowners don't use their fireplace as their primary method of home heating.
The point of a fireplace is more than simply keeping a room warm. For quite a while now, the primary purpose of having a fireplace has been aesthetic appeal. Sure, when it gets cold you can just turn up the thermostat. That will never achieve quite the same effect as lighting a fire in the hearth, though. There's nothing quite as cozy as watching the flames slowly consume the wood, giving off faint crackling noises as they cast flickering shadows across the floor. That's why you install a fireplace in this day and age: because it adds to the beauty of the room as well as heating it.
Fireplaces need maintenance more often than most heating systems, depending on how often they are used. If you plan on using your fireplace on a regular basis during the winter, you should have it professionally checked and cleaned at least once every year. This is to prevent buildup of creosote, a flammable combustion byproduct that can cause chimney fires and other serious issues. It also ensures that everything is operating properly, and doesn't need repairs. Chimney sweeping may seem like a quaint tradition, but it's very much required if you want to use your fireplace completely safely. We offer comprehensive fireplace maintenance services.
If your fireplace is acting strangely, it's best to put it out and call for repairs before lighting it again. How can you tell when it's having problems, though? Well, the most common symptom of a fireplace problem is if you have smoke coming back down the chimney and into the room. This indicates that there is a problem with the chimney, either due to creosote buildup or perhaps a blockage somewhere at the mouth. Even if that isn't happening, though, you should call a professional if you even suspect a problem. Better safe than sorry. American Heating & Cooling offers a full range of fireplace installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement services.