During the summer, it may feel like your home will never need heating service again. However, even in the warmest climates, it’s a good idea to have your HVAC contractor install and maintain a heating unit to handle chilly nights and cold winters. If you live in a warm climate, your best options are either furnace or heat pump installation.
A furnace burns fuel to generate heat and warm your home. This fuel can be gas, propane, oil, or other options, or your furnace can run on electricity. In any case, it provides fast, effective heating which, with the help of good ductwork, can easily warm your entire home. Even better, many modern designs are more fuel-efficient than ever to save on heating costs, so be sure to ask your HVAC contractor about these options before choosing a unit for furnace installation.
A heat pump doesn’t burn fuel but relies on the fact that, once you get a few yards underground, the temperature of the earth is nearly constant year-round. The heat pump compresses and expands water to manipulate its temperature in much the same way your air conditioner manipulates coolant; instead of transferring heat into the air outside the home, it brings heat up from the ground into the home. This is an energy-efficient option and is usually less costly to operate than a furnace but has a more limited temperature range. Still, the heating provided by a heat pump is usually enough in an already-warm climate.
If you’re ready to improve your home with a furnace or heat pump, contact AAA Heating & Air Conditioning Service Inc. in Lexington, KY. Celebrating 56 years of service to Fayette County, this expert HVAC contractor provides stellar customer service, quality handiwork, and honest business practices to satisfy any client. Call (859) 254-8838 today to speak with an HVAC contractor, or visit them online to learn more about their services.