Furnaces are among the most reliable and durable heating systems available so they are a popular option for many homeowners. With scalable capacity to match the needs of any sized home and compact models that can fit almost anywhere, a good furnace will keep you warm for decades.
If you need installation of a new furnace, or are ready to have your existing furnace replaced or need service and preventative maintenance performed on it, now is the time to call Fayette Heating & Air. We offer expert furnace services for homeowners throughout and can do the same for you.
Furnace Installation and Replacement
When having a new furnace installed, you must first select one that matches your particular needs. The first step in this process is to measure the heated square footage of your home and ensure the new furnace is the right size. Too small and it won’t provide enough heat on cold days. Too large, though, and it will cycle on and off, not providing even heat and putting unnecessary stress on the device.
Another factor to consider is the type of furnace you buy. Gas furnaces in Kentucky are among the most energy efficient, but not all homes have gas connections. Electric furnaces are also very effective, so if gas is not available, this is usually your best option. In selecting a furnace, you will also need to select one with energy efficiency that meets your needs. Gas furnaces have AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings of up to 98% meaning they use almost all of the fuel they consume for heat. For higher rated furnaces, however, you will often need to upgrade your flue liner and some other components of your home’s ventilation system.
We provide furnace maintenance in Kentucky. This keeps your furnace running in top condition each year and ensures it is ready for the rigors of the heating season before it starts. If you are interested in having your heating system inspected or tuned up, now is the time to give us a call and discuss one of our furnace maintenance plans in the Kentucky area.
How Often Should Furnace Maintenance Be Done?
You should have your furnace inspected and maintained twice a year. Maintenance is best performed at the beginning of the heating season and also at the end to make sure everything is working properly. Necessary heating system repairs are more manageable when the furnace isn’t being relied on to warm your home in cold weather. Service during the cold season may mean that you will be without heat until a necessary repair or replacement is complete.
It’s common for a furnace to no longer heat as efficiently as it ages. If this happens or if you suspect that something else may have stopped working in your furnace, it is important that you call for Kentucky furnace repairs as soon as possible. Our trained technicians are on call 24/7 for emergency repair services.
Signs My Furnace Needs To Be Repaired or Replaced
Aging and worn furnaces behave in ways that can alert you to the need for repair or replacement. Among the most common signs that you need service or to replace your furnace are:
- Noises. A deteriorating furnace will make sounds such as bangs, unsteady hums, and rattles, among others. Motorized parts that are wearing down or breaking make these noises as the system’s life span nears its end.
- Water Puddles. Water around the base of the furnace indicates that the drain plug or humidifier is breaking down.
- Carbon Monoxide Detector Beeping. Carbon monoxide is released when the furnace’s exhaust pipe is blocked or the heat exchanger cracks. This high-alert situation requires a quick search for experienced furnace company technicians near me to fix the problem right away.
- Smells. The gases released from incomplete combustion and leaks can fill a home. This is another indication that you need heating system repairs immediately.
Whatever your Kentucky furnace needs, Fayette Heating & Air is here to get the job done. Give us a call today and learn more about our full range of furnace installation, maintenance, repair and replacement services.