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Central heating is the oldest and best heating and air conditioning company in the paducah area.. Both my father and grandfather have always used them and trusted them. They are very promt in getting to your call. They are very knowledgeable in the repair and installations that we have had over the years. The Lynn family and staff have always been great to deal with. Highest recommendations.!!!
My name is Stacie Aycock and I am the Director of Ladies Living Free of Paducah. We had quite a bit of ceiling damage due to a clogged air conditioning duct. We had a short period of 2 weeks prior to our next intake in order to get the damage repaired. Rainbow was quick to assess the damage and make the repairs throughout the facility. The Rainbow Team was professional and friendly. One of the young men on the team even volunteered his help on a day I had to move a heavy grill. I highly recommend Rainbow for any of your water restoration needs.
My furnace went out in the dead of winter on a Saturday morning. I called Central Heating, and he sent a pair of workers over who got it up and running in short order! His servicemen were very friendly and professional, and got it done quick. I'll definitely be calling again!
Known the Owner and his son for 54 yrs. professional staff to deal with and service is always performed in a timely manner usually in less than 24 hrs. of within the service call. Old units are removed new ones installed in one fluent motion. Reputable product and Reputable service makes for a winning combination year after year. Greg Dorris, Insurance Inc. of Paducah
They were very professional and got to me quickly. Very reasonable prices also. I highly recommend them!
I was starting to have trouble with my 1970's Lennox furnace and a/c unit in my older home. I decided to give Tommy a call at Central Heating & Air just to price a new ine. A few days later Tommy and crew replaced my old units with the new super high efficient models and what a difference it has made. I thought my heating and gas bills were already low but now they have cut in half. Thanks Tommy.
Tommy and his crew have taken care of my families heating and cooling needs for 3 generations. They have always been prompt at responding to calls. The Lynn family have always provided a fair price for service and new equipment. My family and I highly recommend their company.
My company has taken pride in serving the Paducah area since 1947. I'm the third generation to operate Central Heating and Air Conditioning Co. Inc. We have been Lennox dealers since 1964. We service all brands of Heating and Cooling systems. We look forward to continue providing the excellent service to our customers for many years to come. In reading Bret S. Review, I want to explain that his statement is not what happened at all. He was repaired and didn't want to pay his bill. He was turned over to collections which is rare for us to have to do. Looks like he became vindictive and used the internet to be negative. Unfortunately, he still hasn't paid his bill. I have found in this case, it was better for me to loose this customer. Fortunately for us, we've had thousands I've great customers since 1947. I'm sure we will have thousands of more great customers to come. Thank you for letting me respond. Pride in our work and customer satisfaction is a must with us.
I have used Central Heat and Air for 20+ years, but no longer. The last few times I used them it has gotten worse and worse. I would not let this place repair my toaster, much less my AC. The last time I used them was the final straw. They promise to get a part overnight when it actually takes 4-5 days. They repaired my unit, and it was working fine. I walked into my house, and a couple of minutes later I hear a loud pop, and my main breaker had cut off. The workers had shorted something inside the unit. Once they got the power back on the AC unit was NOT working but they refused to accept any responsibility for this. They got the unit running again by bypassing a sensor. I contacted the manufacturer, and was told this "repair" is not authorized or recommended. Central still has the nerve to bill me, not only for the initial work they did, but for the unauthorized repair as well! Central Heat and Air should be avoided if at all possible
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.