Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog

What Causes HVAC Systems to Fail?

February 12th, 2018

AC-technicianThere are some, shall we say, less than reputable companies out there that may use their blog space to make wild claims aimed at luring customers to them with promises that they simply cannot keep. You don’t get that when you read our posts, of course, which is why you will never see us claiming to have any secrets or offering any services that will keep your HVAC system running indefinitely. Yes, with our professional installations and exceptional maintenance services we can keep your systems operating as reliably as possible.

However, no HVAC system is going to last forever. Even those systems that are well-maintained and manufactured by the best companies in the industry have finite lifespans. When it comes to HVAC replacement, we’re talking about “when,” not “if”. Working with professionals of the caliber that we have on our team will help you to get the most of your system. Eventually, though, you’ll be getting in touch with our Lexington, SC HVAC professionals to replace your system.

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What Does HVAC Maintenance Entail?

January 29th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanWhen it comes to keeping your heating and air conditioning systems in great working condition, there is nothing that can compare with routine HVAC maintenance. Your HVAC systems are going to be doing a lot of work over the course of the year, and that means that they must receive annual maintenance in order to address the general wear and tear that they accrue as a result. It is vital that you schedule this service with qualified Lexington, SC HVAC maintenance professionals.

There are a few maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own, including the changing of your air filter. By and large, however, routine maintenance is a job that only trained HVAC technicians can handle. It more complex than many people realize at first, and attempting to complete your own maintenance will, at best, leave you with a system that has not been tuned up properly. At worst, you may wind up doing damage to the equipment that you rely on.

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Common Signs That Heating Repairs Are Needed

January 15th, 2018

playing-with-dogLiving in South Carolina means that you enjoy relatively mild winters. We don’t have to worry about getting up an hour early in the morning to shovel our cars out, and we don’t have to worry about our pipes freezing and bursting due to continuous sub-freezing temperatures. So our heaters are not really all that important, right? Got ya! No, our winter season may not be all that extreme, but that does not mean that you can afford to underestimate just how important your heater is in the grand scheme of things.

It gets plenty cold enough around here to necessitate the regular use of our heaters during the winter season, even those temperatures may not have a negative sign in front of them. That is why it is so important to keep our heaters in great working condition. Scheduling routine maintenance will help to do so, but there is no way to make any heater 100% reliable. That is why you need to swiftly recognize the need for heating repairs in Columbia, SC.

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How Prompt Heating Repairs Benefit You

January 1st, 2018

cold-manAs much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, you’ll need to have your heater repaired at some point. There is simply no such thing as a 100% reliable heater. By investing in quality equipment and scheduling routine heating maintenance, you can expect a great and dependable performance from your heater. If and when you do run into trouble,  though, you need to schedule heating repairs promptly. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off your system will be.

Today, we are going to discuss the reasons why prompt heating repairs in Columbia, SC are so important. If your heater is not functioning properly, don’t wait for the problem to get worse before giving us a call. Our team is here to help get your heater back on track as soon as possible. Winters may not be too extreme around here,  but you still deserve to be comfortable at all times in your own home.

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Simple Tips for Improved HVAC Efficiency

December 18th, 2017

money-savingAre you sick and tired of pausing every time you want to adjust the temperature at your thermostat, just because you know that your energy costs may wind up higher than you’d like? We believe that you should not have to choose between your own comfort and your budget. We also understand, however, that there is no way to heat or cool your home for free. The more that you use your system, the more it will cost. So what is the budget-conscious homeowner to do?

That is precisely what we are here to discuss today. Our team has some tips to share with you that will help you to enjoy better efficiency from your HVAC systems. We are not going to suggest that you go out with money that you don’t have to upgrade to a high-efficiency system that you cannot afford, either. While doing so will certainly boost efficiency, we have some more practical tips to share today. So read on, and feel free to contact the Columbia, SC HVAC pros on our staff with any questions that you may have. 

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Getting to Know Your HVAC System Options

December 4th, 2017

hot-and-cold-housesChances are that you are familiar with at least a few different HVAC systems that may be used in homes to keep them cool throughout the year. Every now and then, though, we like to throw out a very quick refresher so that homeowners thinking about replacing their heaters or ACs can be reminded of some other options that they may not be so familiar with. That way, you can keep them in mind when the time comes to start seriously considering your new system.

We’ll also take this opportunity to remind you that, while there are certainly a lot of great heaters and air conditioning systems out there, not one of them will function at peak performance, efficiency, and reliability levels if not professionally installed and serviced. Do not put your system and your own personal comfort at risk—not to mention your safety. Schedule your HVAC services in Columbia, SC with the professional technicians on our team.

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Heating Irregularities: When to Be Concerned

November 20th, 2017

 

dog-under-blanketWith the coming of the winter season comes the time for reflection. No, we’re not talking about inner, personal reflection—that’s all on you. What we’re talking about is very important too, though: reflecting in an honest manner in regards to your heating system! The chill in the air is only going to grow more pronounced as the calendar days drop away, so you need to know for certain that your heater is going to be there for you when you really need it.

Now, we would love to use this opportunity to tell you how you can guarantee 100% reliability from your home heating system. However, this is simply not an attainable goal. While modern heaters are very reliable, and routine maintenance will keep your system functioning as reliably as possible, you are going to run into operational problems from time to time. When you do, be sure to contact us right away to schedule prompt heating repairs in Irmo, SC. But when should you be concerned?

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Heating Maintenance: Yes, It’s Time

November 6th, 2017

chilly-manThere is no denying the fact that our winter weather is quite a bit milder than the temperatures that we deal with in the cooling season. Your heater is not going to put to work quite as hard as your air conditioning system when you live in this part of the country. That does not, however, mean that your heater is not just as important as your air conditioner. You still need this system to be there for you whenever you may need it.

That is why it is so important that you schedule routine heating maintenance in Columbia, SC. There is just no other way in which you can do more good for your home heating system. When your system is tuned up annually, you are going to enjoy many benefits that would otherwise remain beyond your grasp. Read on to learn more about what maintenance has to offer. We think that you’ll agree – it’s money well-spent. Check out our maintenance plan, too!

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Always Schedule Professional Air Conditioning Repairs

October 23rd, 2017

thermostat-with-sunWhen you consider just how hot and humid our summer weather can be in these parts, it should come as no surprise to hear us say that prompt and professional air conditioning repairs in Columbia, SC are a necessity. Even so, some homeowners foolishly make the mistake of loading up an internet tutorial video, grabbing some tools from the basement, and “going to work” on their systems themselves. If this is something that you’ve considered in the past, you need to reconsider!

The only way in which to ensure that your air conditioner repairs are completed properly is to work with skilled, trained professionals. The stakes are just too high to be taking any unnecessary risks with your home cooling system. When you notice problems of any kind with your air conditioner, no matter how “minor” you may think that they are, the only correct course of action is to pick up the phone, not the toolbox, and dial our number. 

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Air Conditioning Tip: Don’t Skip a Tune-Up!

October 9th, 2017

AC-techniciansWhile homeowners in many areas of the country are getting ready to pack in their ACs for the season and switch over to their heating systems, we still have plenty of cooling ahead of us in the coming days. While it may seem a bit late in the season to be talking about an air conditioning tune-up, the fact is that if you’ve gone this far into the season without one, you still need to have one! If nothing else, you’ll be getting your system onboard for an end of the year maintenance schedule.

Chances are that you’ve seen us talk about the importance of routine maintenance if you have visited this blog or our website before. Because air conditioning in Columbia, SC is so important, we want to take today’s post to reiterate why it is that you cannot afford to skip over even one maintenance visit. Read on, and let the AC maintenance professionals on our team help you to get the most from your home cooling system.

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