Ford’s HVAC was started by James Ford in Tompkinsville, Kentucky in 2002 as a way to serve the people of the community with affordable, quality HVAC services.
We believe that everyone deserves to breathe healthy, comfortable air. We work with our clients to help ensure this is a possibility through education and top-quality HVAC systems.
At Ford’s HVAC, we know how essential your comfort is to you and your loved ones. For two decades, we have been offering cost-effective and reliable heating and air conditioning solutions.
We proudly serve the people of Bowling Green, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Burkesville as well as other communities in South Central Kentucky and Northern Tennessee. Our team of talented technicians are committed to delivering outstanding customer service on every job.
Our office hours are Monday – Friday, but we’re always available for when your HVAC emergency pops up. We get that having great air quality is key and will do whatever it takes to make sure your home is comfortable all year long.
HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning – these three systems work together to keep your home’s temperature balanced and your air quality comfortable.
As these systems are complex and require professional training just like electrical wiring does, it is best to have them serviced by trained and licensed professionals!
It is recommended that heating and cooling systems be serviced seasonally in the spring and fall to ensure they are running efficiently and safely while preparing for the change in temperature.
Regular maintenance can also help extend the life of your system and reduce long-term repair costs. Additionally, it’s important to check for any signs of wear or damage between service appointments so any problems can be identified and addressed quickly.
Most HVAC air filters should be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on the filter type and how much dust and debris is in your home’s air such as pet hair or allergens.
It is important to check your filters regularly as a dirty filter may reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Additionally, some high-efficiency filters need to be replaced more frequently than standard filters.
Indoor air quality, also known as IAQ, is incredibly important for your health, both physical and mental. Poor air quality can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms including headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. It can also aggravate existing respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies.
IAQ measures the temperature, humidity, freshness, and purity of your indoor air. Keeping the air clean in your home is essential to your overall well-being. To do this it’s recommended that you invest in an effective indoor air purifier and regularly clean or replace any filters or other components that can help trap pollutants like dust and dander.
We believe that everyone deserves to be breathing exceptional quality air in their healthy homes.
The benefits of a programmable thermostat include improved energy efficiency, more consistent temperatures in your home, and the ability to set custom temperature schedules for different times of day.
Programmable thermostats can save you money on your energy bills by allowing you to adjust the temperature depending on whether or not people are at home or away.
You can also preset temperatures for when you get up in the morning or go to bed at night, and this can help save energy since it eliminates wasteful cooling and heating cycles that occur when you manually adjust your thermostat.
A ductless mini-split system is an efficient, cost effective way to heat and cool a single room or multiple rooms in your home. It consists of one or more air handlers installed on interior walls, connected with refrigerant lines to a small outdoor unit powered by electricity.
The air handlers can provide both heating and cooling, as well as providing fresh filtered air for exceptional indoor air quality. Ductless systems are also perfect for renovations because they don’t require any existing ductwork to be installed.
The “split” system pulls in air from the room, cools and filters it, and then vents it back out into the room without the need for running ductwork to move the air from place to place.
If the heat goes out, reach out to Ford’s HVAC right away. We can assess the situation and determine if there is an issue with the heating unit or if other repairs are needed.
We serve Monroe, Barren, Metcalfe, Warren, Hart, Allen, Edmonson, Adair, Green, and Cumberland Counties in Kentucky, as well as Clay and Macon Counties in Tennessee.
To put it simply, any Heat Pump in cold climates (beneath 35 degrees) needs to be supplemented with a secondary heating source. Typically this is electric resistance at the indoor unit – but could include gas, oil or hot-water secondaries as well.
This supplementary heat is also referred to as back-up or second stage heating; whereas your Heat Pump alone would is called first stage heat. In the event of an emergency, you are able to employ only your supplemental heat (second stage), without using your heat pump (first stage).
There are distinct systems depending on the thermostats and systems which determine when the second stage heat come on to assist the first stage heat pump. This process is done automatically by your HVAC system.
During winter months, both stages work together; so it’s not mandatory for you to switch your thermostat setting into Emergency Heat mode.
In summary, Emergency Heat implies when a system is using supplemental heating by itself.
It sounds obvious but emergencies are the only occasion when Emergency Heat should be used.
Emergency heat functions as a backup plan for a malfunctioning first-stage heating, such as when your house feels chillier than usual and you go outside to find that a fallen tree has damaged your heat pump.
In an emergency like this, simply turn your thermostat to “Emergency Heat” and call Ford’s HVAC for service to repair or replace your damaged unit.
If you have an all-electric heat pump, the answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!
Running it on Emergency Heat is expensive and should only be done until your heat pump is repaired and functioning again.
The answer isn’t quite as straightforward for Gas or Oil heating systems since factors like fuel cost, efficiency of the system and electric rate come into play. However, one thing’s certain – running this type of backup won’t be as costly compared to an all-electric system.
Generally speaking, furnaces should be replaced approximately every 10 to 15 years. However, if your furnace is exhibiting signs of malfunction or becoming increasingly inefficient, it may need to be replaced sooner.
Signs that your furnace needs replacing include increased energy costs, blowing cold air instead of hot, the pilot light going out frequently and more. It’s best to have a professional inspect your furnace so you can determine if a replacement is necessary.
We would be happy to inspect it for you, simply give us a call or tap the button below to request a service call.
Furnace maintenance is extremely important as it helps to ensure that your furnace runs efficiently, extends its lifespan and prevents potential safety hazards.
Furnaces burn natural gas or propane to generate heat, so they can be just as dangerous as a stove. Regularly scheduled maintenance and cleaning can also allow for early detection of any potential problems, allowing you to fix them before they become expensive repairs or dangerous situations.
It is recommended that you have a professional inspect your furnace at least once a year to maintain peak performance.
Ductless heat pumps are a great heating option for many reasons. With their easy installation and energy efficiency, they stand out from the competition of hydronic (hot water) heaters, radiant panels, and space heaters.
Plus, multiple internal units can be connected to one external unit in order to create “heating zones” which gives you more control over where your warmth is focused while still saving money!
First of all, NEVER run your AC if the system is frozen! This can cause permanent damage to the system.
If your AC is frozen, it may be due to a lack of airflow or low refrigerant levels. You should turn off your thermostat and/or the breaker to the AC unit to let the coils start thawing out.
Check the air filter to make sure it is clean. If not, replace it with a new one. You should also inspect the condenser unit outside for obstructions such as leaves or dirt blocking the coil fins.
Finally, contact a technician at Ford’s HVAC. We’ll help to thaw out your system and dry the coils for safe usage. We’ll also check to see if there are any underlying reasons for the issue in the first place.
Give us a call or tap the button below to request a service call.
While it is possible to fix a noisy AC unit yourself, it is best to consult a professional for any major repairs or services needed. Professional technicians have the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure your AC unit is functioning properly and safely.
Before attempting any DIY repairs, make sure you are aware of the risks involved and that you understand how the system works. Taking on complex tasks without proper knowledge can be dangerous and could cause more harm than good.
It can be difficult for the average homeowner to know when it’s time to replace an AC unit. Here are a few of the considerations we think about:
When in doubt, a professional HVAC technician can help you determine if replacing your AC is necessary.
Give Ford’s HVAC a call or request a service call from the button below and we’ll be happy to check it out for you and give feedback on your options.
There are several ways to reduce your electricity bills by controlling the temperature of your air conditioning. The Department of Energy recommends setting the thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit; for every degree cooler than this you could be spending an extra 6-8% on energy expenses each year.
Also, Ford’s HVAC can set up cooling zones in your home, so that only occupied areas remain cooled and ensure maximum efficiency from your system.
We specialize in HVAC Repair, Installation, Maintenance, and Replacements. From Residential to Commercial, we can handle it all.
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
1002 Columbia St, Tompkinsville, Kentucky 42167