Over the past century, there have been many advances in home heating technology. Things like heat pumps and radiant heating systems have changed the way many of us think about home heating. Despite all of those changes in the market, however, furnaces remain far and away the most popular home heating system type. That's not a random occurrence. It's because furnaces remain among the best options for home heating, regardless of your individual situation or needs. If you need furnace services of any kind, you've come to the right place. American Heating & Cooling offers a full range of furnace services throughout Pikeville, KY. If you need a furnace installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today and set up an appointment with one of our experts.
American Heating & Cooling provides quality furnace services near Pikeville, KY and the surrounding areas.
So, why should you bother having a professional handle your furnace installation for you? Why not do it yourself? Well, there are a number of reasons. First and foremost, without proper training it's very likely that you will improperly install the furnace. The best-case scenario if that happens is that the furnace simply won't work. The worst-case scenario is that you could be seriously injured or killed. The home's power grid (and gas line, if you're using a gas furnace) can both be extremely dangerous if mishandled. It is far better for both your home and yourself if you trust a professional to handle your furnace installation for you.
Of course, good installation is not the only thing you ever have to worry about with regard to your furnace. You should know when to call for repair and maintenance services, if you want to keep your furnace in good condition for as long as possible. As far as preventive maintenance goes, you should schedule it at least once a year. That's typically enough to make sure that nothing too serious has time to develop and harm your system. As far as repairs go, time is of the essence. The sooner you call for repairs, the more damage can be prevented. That means that even if you don't know for sure that your furnace is having a problem, you should have it looked at just to be sure. Strange noises, rising heating bills, and drops in output are some of the most common signs of a furnace problem.
Gas furnaces are the most common furnace type in the country, and have been for a long time. They're affordable, effective, and can work anywhere that there is access to a natural gas line. If you want to keep your home heated relatively cheaply, a gas furnace is a great way to do it. The only real limitation is that if you don't have a gas line nearby, you can't use a gas furnace.
Electric furnaces use large heating coils to keep the home warm, and have many of the same advantages as gas furnaces. The only practical difference for homeowners is the fuel. Electricity is a slightly more expensive fuel type than natural gas, which is why gas furnaces are more popular. Unlike gas furnaces, though, electric furnaces can work anywhere that there is electricity. Call American Heating & Cooling for more information about our furnace services.