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Central Air Conditioning Services in Columbia, SC by Fulmer Heating & Cooling

The heat and humidity we experience during the summer months are formidable, so it takes a real solution, like a whole home air conditioning system, to stay comfortable all summer long. But you can’t install just any central air conditioner with just any person, nor can you have just any person service your existing AC. The good news is that when you call our number to schedule an appointment for installation, repair, maintenance or replacement, you won’t be scheduling an appointment with just anyone – you’ll be working with experts who bring 30 years of experience to every job. We can provide you with excellent services for just about any type of air conditioner you have.

Fulmer Heating & Cooling offers expert, comprehensive services for your central air conditioner in Columbia, SC!

Signs You Need a Replacement Central Air Conditioner

Many homeowners wait until their air conditioners completely quit before replacing it. This is not a good route to go as it can leave you without the cooling you need, and you will rush to replace your system. The best option is to get ahead of your AC calling it quits by paying attention to what can sometimes be subtle hints that your air conditioner is ready for retirement:

  • Many repairs/a large costly repair – if you have had to pay for repair after repair just to keep your air conditioner up and running, those costs quickly add up. You may also be facing a large, costly repair to get your system back on track. Should the cost of the large ac repair equal half that of a new system, it’s time to think about replacement.
  • Poor performance – is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home appropriately? Does your AC lack the ability to dehumidify? These kinds of issues are common with aging systems because the interior components are breaking down. Pushing your system won’t help. Instead, it’s time to think about replacement.
  • High energy usage – are you seeing your energy bills climb even though you haven’t changed the way you use your system? Older air conditioning systems can be far less efficient than a new, reliable one, and if you continue to use your existing system, you may be losing out on important energy savings.

Why Central Air Conditioner Maintenance Is So Important

One of the best ways to make sure that your central air conditioner is ready to run during our hot summers is to schedule annual maintenance (bi–annual if you use a heat pump to cool your home). When our experts perform maintenance on your cooling system, it is far more than changing the air filter – it is a full tune–up for your AC. Our pros will inspect the entire system thoroughly so that we can check for any problems. We will also handle small repairs like worn fan belts or frayed wiring, and we’ll clean all the components. All moving parts are lubricated so they don’t suffer from friction and all the different connections, including electrical, are checked. Once all these tasks are complete, we’ll do performance testing to make sure your system is working optimally. Why do all this? To make sure that you gain better energy efficiency, better comfort, longevity for your equipment and to prevent future repairs.