Lexington’s Premier Heating & Air Conditioning Experts Since 1968!
Climate Control is one of the largest Lexington heating and cooling repair companies in the state thanks to our growing satisfied customer base. Since 1968, we have been heating & cooling Lexington homes and business and there is no job we haven’t been able to successfully complete. Our certified technicians are qualified to take care of all makes and models of HVAC units and provide repair, installation, and maintenance services. If it’s been more than 15 years since you’ve installed your HVAC system, it may be time for you to upgrade to a more energy efficient unit.
We know heating and cooling emergencies can happen at any time — including after-hours or on holidays. Climate Control offers 24 hour emergency service, and we are available to fix your HVAC issues anytime! Our NATE-certified service technicians will respond promptly, performing a thorough evaluation of your system and the necessary repairs, restoring your comfort quickly.
High Quality Heating and Cooling Products
If you have a traditional air conditioning system, the air conditioner, or AC unit, is the equipment which sits outside your home. Modern cooling systems were developed in 1902 by Willis Carrier, and were used by a publishing company in Brooklyn, New York to correct an application issue. Once word of the system’s benefits were recognized, the systems were adapted for use in places like movie theaters, and finally, residences. Contrary to popular believe, an air conditioner does not bring cool air into your home; it moves the air from your home over evaporator coils, where heat is removed and distributed outdoors. The result is cooler air which is circulated back into the home. If you place your hand over your exterior air conditioner, you’ll feel warm air coming off it — that’s why! Air conditioners also work to lower the humidity inside your home; the evaporator coil condenses humidity, removing excess moisture from the home through the system drain.
Heat pumps can be used to provide cooling and heating for your home. To cool your living areas, the heat pump extracts warm air, dispersing it outdoors. To heat your home, warm energy is pulled from the air outside and moved into the home. A heat pump system includes the exterior unit, evaporator coil, and refrigerant lines. Heat pumps can be configured with an air handler, which is common in southern states, or paired with furnaces or electric heaters, common in northern states, creating hybrid dual-fuel systems which utilize both electricity and natural gas or another fuel source. The air outdoors holds enough warmth to heat your home as long as outdoor temperatures are above 35 to 40 degrees. Once the temperatures dip below this level, your backup heat system will take over for the heat pump to keep your home warm. Electric heat strips may be used, which contain large coils which heat up air as it flows over them into the home. Heat pump systems are highly efficient and offer great energy savings.
Air Handlers (Fan Coils)
Also referred to as fan coils, air handlers are simple in application and design. This equipment moves air from living spaces through your system’s return ducts to your heating and cooling equipment, where air is conditioned and then sent back into the living areas through supply ducts. The air handler houses the blower wheel and the evaporator coil. The blower wheel, sometimes called a squirrel cage, works to circulate air in the home. The evaporator coils work with refrigerant to exchange heat, either removing it or adding it to the air supply. When paired with an electric heat pump system, a heat strip is also utilized to warm air when the heat pump cannot do so. In climates which do not have drastic cold seasons, fan coils are commonly attached to air conditioning units; this is something we do not usually see here in the northern states.
Gas furnaces are a very popular choice for home heating in Lexington. The competitive natural gas prices make gas furnaces a very affordable heating option. These units utilize the blower wheel to bring air into the furnace through the return duct. Within the heat exchangers, heat is transferred into the air from the burners. Air then moves through the supply ducts back into your living areas. With gas furnaces, carbon monoxide is created during the heating process. The system is normally sealed and this byproduct of combustion is exhausted through a vent pipe without issue. When a problem such as a cracked heat exchanger is present, carbon monoxide can escape into your home. Is gas has no color or odor, and cannot be detected without a carbon monoxide detector. It is important that your furnace be in good working condition to protect your family.
Small Packaged Units
Small packaged units are commonly used in Lexington. With this equipment, both heating and cooling systems are packaged in one self-contained unit. While they are convenient, they do not come with the high efficiency options of a split system. Heat pump or air conditioner models are available. Choose between total electric or gas and electric models based on the type of fuel available to you and its cost.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Geothermal heat pump systems are the greenest choice for Lexington homes. This type of system utilizes the Earth’s natural energy to heat and cool your home. Geothermal heat pumps are paired with a ground loop which works to extract and deposit heat below ground, depending on the season. The heat pump unit is housed indoors and the ground loop is installed below ground, so all system components are well-protected from the elements. Geothermal heating and cooling is the most efficient choice for your home!
Oil furnaces function much like gas furnaces by moving air into the unit, heating it, and distributing it back in the living areas. They use heating oil rather than gas and a different dispersion method to create heat for your home. Oil is typically held in a tank outside your home and connected to the furnace through a pipeline. Oil moves through a nozzle to the unit’s burner, where it meets a flame. The oil ignites, creating heat. Oil furnaces typically do not offer the same efficiency levels as a natural gas furnace or one that uses liquid propane, but are ideal for homeowners which cannot access other fuel sources.
Boilers create reliable heat for Lexington homes. If your home is already set up for a boiler, replacing an aging boiler with a new unit can be the best choice for you. A boiler heats water and distributes it through the home’s pipework, where it radiates into the living spaces. Water circulates back to the boiler where it is reheated and recirculated. Boilers are available using a variety of energy sources.
Ductless Mini Splits
Rising in use and popularity, ductless mini-split systems are being widely utilized across the country. These systems are a great solution for controlling seasonal hot and warm spots throughout the home. They are also ideal for room additions and other areas which are either not connected to your current HVAC system, or areas which exceed your current system’s capacity. When replacing your current HVAC system or building a new home, we encourage you to look into the benefits, features, and high efficiencies that ductless mini-split systems have to offer
Media Air Purifiers
When developing a home heating and cooling system, indoor air quality is important. Media air purifiers can improve air quality and reduce the allergy symptoms that your family suffers from. This equipment can remove up to 99 percent of mold, pollen, and germs from your home’s air supply, drastically improving indoor air quality. Professional whole home air purifiers offered by Climate Control are much more efficient than ones you can buy at the store, with the ability to handle up to 100 times more air! In addition to air quality improvement, an air purifier can improve the performance of your HVAC system while extending its service life.
Ultraviolet Air Purifiers
Ultraviolet air purifiers, or UV air purifiers, are rising in popularity. These units can be easily installed on your existing duct work to work with your home’s heating and cooling systems. As air flows through the ducts past the lights, contaminant particles are neutralized and killed. When UV air purifiers are used with a carbon cell, they can capture and remove volatile organic compounds which cause odors within the home. Ultraviolet air purification provides cleaner, odor-free air for your home. They also work to keep your evaporator coil clean by eliminating the dark and damp conditions which facilitate growth of mold and grime. This prevents these harmful contaminants from being picked up and moved into your living areas as air flows over your evaporator coils.
Bypass, Fan Powered, & Steam Humidifiers
Dry air is a problem that plagues many Lexington homes in the winter, casing dry skin, static, and shocks! Installing a whole home humidifier can eliminate these problems while providing the right level of humidity for your home. Climate Control offers a range of humidification options, so you can find the right fit for your home. A bypass humidifier pulls air from your HVAC system, adds humidity, and returns it to the system to be conditioned and circulated into your home. Fan powered humidifiers blow humidity into your home’s air flow, allowing it to travel into your living areas. Steam humidifiers heat water to create steam which is mixed with your home’s air flow and circulated into your living areas. Steam humidifiers put more moisture into your air and is a very comfortable option. The comfort consultants at Climate Control will help you choose a dehumidifier that is appropriately sized for your home.
Ducted and Stand Alone Whole House Dehumidifiers
Too much moisture in your home can leave you feeling damp and sticky, and cause damage to your home’s wood products and other finishes. Adding a dehumidifier can eliminate these issues. Stand-alone humidifiers are great for basements, and whole house ducted dehumidifiers provide dehumidification for all living areas. A dehumidifier will regulate humidity indoor humidity levels to keep your family more comfortable in the summer.
Programmable, Non-Programmable, and Wifi-Enabled Thermostats
Thermostat technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are more options now for homeowners to choose from. The multitude of options can make purchasing a thermostat confusing; Climate Control is here to help you select the right programmable, non-programmable, or WiFi thermostat for your home. Different types of heating and cooling systems require a certain type of thermostat, so it is important to consult a professional to ensure you’re getting the right equipment for your system. Today’s thermostats offer a range of features that are designed to offer convenience and comfort. WiFi-enabled thermostats allow you to connect with your home’s heating and cooling systems even when you’re away. Features like geofencing detect when you’re nearing home, and trigger your HVAC systems to fire up, producing comfortable temperatures upon your arrival.
Heating & Cooling System Electric Surge Protectors
Brown outs in Lexington can cause damage to your HVAC systems, as well as power surges. HVAC system surge protectors will protect your sensitive and expensive equipment from damage caused by an electrical surge or dirty power. Talk to your Climate Control technician about the benefits these inexpensive devices offer. Hard-wiring the surge protector to your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner should be done by a professional for your safety, and to ensure it will work properly.
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