Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog

Don’t Forget About Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter!

June 19th, 2017

filterIf you’ve checked out our blog previously, or if you have at least perused our website, then you know that we are big advocates for routine air conditioning maintenance. There is no getting around the fact that nothing else comes close when it comes to benefitting your AC in many major ways. While we also advocate against DIY service attempts that could leave your AC worse off than ever, there is one maintenance step that you can take on your own in order to help keep your AC in the best working condition possible.

That is simply changing the air filter in your system. While it may sound trivial, keeping a fresh air filter in your system is actually a vital task that can greatly benefit your AC in and of itself. Not convinced that changing your air filter regularly is worth it? Then be sure to review the following information and to keep it in mind. Once you do, we think you’ll be pretty vigilant in providing your air conditioner in Newberry, SC with fresh filters moving forward.

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Common AC Problems: Leaking Air Ducts

June 5th, 2017

duct-sealingIf you are using window unit air conditioners in order to cool your entire home, then you really are doing yourself a disservice. Sure, these systems have their uses. However, they are not an ideal option for cooling a whole house. They run pretty much constantly, burning through energy and leaving warm spots in the house. Plus, they leave the house unsecured, as they sit in open window frames. A much better option for whole-house cooling is a system designed to do just that: cool a whole house.

That is where the central air conditioner comes into play. A central AC is specifically manufactured in order to keep an entire house cool throughout its living space. These systems must be appropriately sized for the spaces in which they are installed, and they must be professionally serviced. If you use a central air conditioner in Prosperity, NC, you need to know that every component of that system, including its ductwork, is working properly.

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Choosing the Right Air Purifier

May 22nd, 2017

uv-lampWith the summer season comes not only heat, but also humidity. So too comes and increase in airborne pollutants and allergens, both from the blooming plants and trees as well as increased activity in and out of your home. If you are convinced that your air conditioner is in outstanding working condition, it is important to remember still that your comfort is not guaranteed. You need to keep the air quality in your home high, as well as temperatures comfortable, if you want to live in the level of comfort that we know you deserve.

Our technicians can help you to achieve this goal. There are a lot of indoor air quality systems available for installation in your home. So many, in fact, that you may be a bit overwhelmed in determining which is the right option for your needs. That is why you should work with the Columbia, SC indoor air quality experts on our staff. In doing so, you ensure that you’ll have what you need to breathe clean, pure air in your home.

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AC Problems: Blowing Warm Air

May 8th, 2017

AC-repair-technicianWe’re rapidly approaching the hottest, most humid stretch of the air here in South Carolina, and that means one thing for certain. You need your air conditioning system to function at its very best. Obviously, an AC that is blowing warm air is not going to fall into this category. There are many different reasons why an air conditioner may start to blow warm air, and not all of them are very serious. Many can be resolved with some very basic troubleshooting on your part.

That being said, there are also some rather serious problems that could result in warm air blowing from your air conditioner in Chapin, SC. That is why you should dial our number if there is no obvious cause of the issue. The last thing that you want to do is risk the condition of your air conditioner, as well as your own comfort, by ignoring this sign of potentially serious operational problems. So why might an AC blow warm air?

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

April 24th, 2017

question-markAir conditioning is a major point of consideration here in South Carolina, where the heat and humidity of the summer season is practically the stuff of legend. If you are serious about cooling your home effectively and efficiently, it is important that you have a great air conditioner in place and that you have that system routinely serviced by skilled, trained professionals. However, it is also important that you choose your air conditioner with care if and when the time comes to invest in a new system.

Many homeowners that take the time to really review their home cooling options wind up going with a heat pump in Irmo, SC. Upon review, you may find yourself following suit. We’d like to share some information with you regarding the benefits of using a heat pump, and the way in which they operate. If you do decide that a heat pump is right for your home, be sure to schedule your heat pump services with the professionals on our team.

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Why Is There Water Surrounding My AC Unit?

April 10th, 2017

thermostat-with-sunPlumbing leaks are a major hassle. There are few scenarios more stressful to a homeowner than coming home to find a big puddle of water on the floor, with a pipe spraying water overhead. What do you do if you notice a puddle on your floor, and you come to realize that it’s not coming from a pipe, though? What if it is coming from your air conditioning unit? It’s a strange sight to behold, but it is one that is not all that uncommon. There are a few explanations for this phenomenon.

While the underlying cause of the water surrounding your indoor air conditioning unit may not be terribly serious in nature, it is still important that you have it resolved as soon as possible. After all, it could be a serious issue, and even if it’s not it could result in serious water damage in your home. Read on, and contact us if you have concerns about your air conditioner in Newberry, SC.

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Keep Your AC Coils Clean

March 27th, 2017

condenser-unit One of the reasons for this is because your system can get dirty over time, and certain components of your air conditioner will actually impede its overall operation if they are not kept clean. These include your evaporator and your condenser coils.

Now, we know that there are a lot of DIY enthusiasts out there, and that many people read these types of blogs because they want tips for how they can service their systems on their own. While it is true that cleaning your AC coils may not be the most complex task when it comes to AC maintenance, it is still something that you should have a trained professional complete. This will ensure that the job is done as thoroughly as it is properly. We’re happy to handle your AC services in Prosperity, SC.

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Tune Up Your Air Conditioner Before Summer Hits

March 13th, 2017

AC-technician-at-workIt is March, and that means unpredictable weather. Some days we’re climbing up near or into the low 80’s, while the next sees us dropping back down into the 60’s. This level of unpredictability can be frustrating, but it also means that the warmth of the summer season is on its way back into our lives once more. Of course, that means that you need to get your AC ready for action.

In order to do so, you need only dial our number to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with some of the finest AC technicians around. You don’t need us to tell you that your air conditioner is going to be working under an immense amount of stress for the coming months. Thorough and regular air conditioning maintenance in Columbia, SC is necessary if you want your system to excel in its operation. 

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Why Choose a Central Air Conditioner?

February 20th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianIf you have already spent even a single summer in this area, then you certainly do not need us to tell you just how hot and how humid the weather can be during the summer season. Ensuring that you are able to cool your home successfully should be a top priority. If your solution for beating the heat is to install multiple window unit air conditioners throughout your house, we urge you to reconsider. There is a much better way in which to cool your home, and that is by using a central air conditioner in Chapin, SC.

A central air conditioner is superior to window units in pretty much every way. While using a window mounted air conditioner may be fine for cooling a small studio apartment or a dorm room, it really is not a viable solution for cooling an entire house. Consider the following benefits of choosing a central air conditioning system, and contact our team to schedule service or to ask any questions that you may have. 

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Need a New AC? Skip the Ductwork!

February 13th, 2017

ductless-blowerOne of the benefits of living in our area is that the winter season tends to come and go fairly quickly. While many areas of the country are bracing for more frigid temperatures still to come, residents in South Carolina are already looking forward to the Spring warm up. Before long, we’ll even be reaching for the thermostat in order to cool our homes down with our air conditioners. If you hope to do so successfully, you may need to replace that old air conditioner that has been struggling the last few seasons.

If you are starting to think about replacing your air conditioner, or if you have a new construction project underway that will require an HVAC system to be installed, we strongly recommend that you give ductless mini splits some serious attention. Forgoing the use of air ducts in your home can benefit you in a few different ways. Keep the following information in mind when choosing your new air conditioner, and be sure to schedule your ductless mini split installation in Irmo, SC with our team.

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