Fulmer Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Featured on American Plumbers TV Show!

September 19th, 2023

The team here at Fulmer was thrilled to participate in an episode of the American Plumber TV series! Created by Pfister® Faucets, this show features the stories of plumbers who have followed their dreams and sometimes taken the road less traveled along the way. You can check out the episode by clicking this link. 

Highlighting plumbers and plumbing companies from around the US, these stories have inspired, educated, and entertained those who want to follow their own path to success as a plumber, whether as an owner or employee. 

We were so excited to have our company featured in episode 4 of season 1. With a theme of “Young Guns,” this episode highlights the “solution-based approach” to becoming a plumber with an emphasis on recruiting and retaining the next generation of plumbers. 

Watch the episode and learn about our efforts and involvement in training the next (younger) generation of plumbers in order to grow our business. You just might see a face you recognize as someone who’s performed plumbing services in your home!

Contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our company and our plumbing services in Columbia, SC!

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Are Geothermal Systems a Good Investment?

September 18th, 2023
Geothermal System Diagram

You’ve probably heard of ground source heat pumps, which have been climbing in popularity. A lesser-known option is the ground source heat pump, also known as geothermal systems.

Geothermal systems are also 2-in-1 systems that supply both geothermal heating and cooling with the added benefit of being the most energy-efficient climate control system on the market with the lowest carbon footprint and emissions. Keep on reading to learn if a geothermal system is a good investment for your home.

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What Are My Options for HVAC Replacement?

September 4th, 2023

Have you decided to finally invest in a central air conditioner and get rid of an inefficient window unit? Perhaps your tried-and-true furnace finally gave out and you’re ready to make the switch to a heat pump. Or maybe you have a new addition to your home and need an option for cooling that small space.

Whatever need you have for HVAC replacement, let’s go over your options for a new system. That way, when the time comes to pull the trigger on a new system, you’ll be an informed homeowner who knows exactly what system will be best for your home and family.

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Are UV Air Purifiers Dangerous?

August 21st, 2023

When it comes to improving your indoor air quality, you may have heard that not all systems are safe to have in your home. Whether you opt for a portable model or go with a whole-house air purification system, it’s important to do your research when it comes to choosing an air purifier for your house.

UV air purifiers are often misunderstood as being potentially harmful. However, this simply isn’t true. You may have read articles recently about the use of UV lights in nail salons causing harm. You’re also probably aware that UV light can cause sunburns and premature aging. But this isn’t true of whole house UV air purifiers. Let’s dispel some myths so you’ll feel completely at ease calling us for UV air purifier services.

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How Do I Know If I Need Slab Leak Detection?

August 7th, 2023

There are certain phrases that can send a chill through the spines of homeowners. Termite infestation, mold remediation, water damage, and foundation problems are all highly problematic and potentially expensive things to fix. 

Another phrase no homeowner wants to hear is “slab leak.” That’s because slab leaks are not only difficult to pinpoint and diagnose, but they can also cause extensive damage when they’re not discovered promptly.

In this post, we’ll focus on the signs of a slab leak that every homeowner should be aware of. That way, you can call us for slab leak detection in Pomaria, SC at the first signs of trouble.

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Those Clogged Drains May Be a Main Sewer Line Problem

July 24th, 2023

A single clogged drain is a huge inconvenience. But when your home has more than one clogged drain in it, that’s when you have serious cause for concern. When your home’s plumbing system has multiple drains that are clogged, it’s a warning sign that there are other problems deeper down in the plumbing system, like in your sewer line.

The integrity of your home’s sewer line is vital not only to your home comfort and convenience, but to your health and safety as well. Sewer lines are responsible for taking all the waste that your household produces and sending it to a treatment plant or septic tank. All it takes is a small issue with your sewer system and, before too long, you could have a sanitation problem as sewage backs up into your home or yard.

With multiple drains clogged or backed up in your home, this isn’t something you should attempt to fix yourself. You need professional drain cleaning to get to the root of the problem. And that problem is likely the main sewer line. 

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NATE Certification for HVAC Contractors: Why It Matters

July 11th, 2023

When you need air conditioning repair in the heat of summer, you might be tempted to just choose the first option in your search results. However, doing so can result in having someone who isn’t fully qualified to work on your AC. 

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when choosing an HVAC company to handle your expensive home comfort systems and it pays to do a little research. Many people know that they should look for an HVAC contractor who hires technicians who are licensed, insured, and background-checked. But what other important qualifications should you be looking for?

In your search for a qualified air conditioning contractor, you may come across the terms “NATE certified.” Having this qualification is highly desirable and we’re not just saying that because our technicians are indeed NATE-certified.

Let’s look at what exactly NATE-certified means and why you can feel confident about hiring a contractor with this qualification.

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Air Source Vs Ground Source Heat Pumps: What’s the Difference?

June 26th, 2023

By now, you’ve probably heard about heat pumps as an alternative to central ACs and furnaces. Heat pumps are a 2-in-1 HVAC system that provides energy-efficient heating and cooling. However, not as many homeowners know about geothermal heat pumps. 

The major difference between the two is the sources they draw heat from. Both have their pros and cons. Let’s go over the benefits and drawbacks of each so that you can be an informed consumer when it’s time for air conditioning installation in Columbia, SC.

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4 Common AC Problems & Their Repairs

June 12th, 2023

When a homeowner suspects their AC isn’t working, one of the first things they’ll try to do is Google the symptoms to see what the possible problem is. They often do this for two reasons. One, they want to see if it’s possibly a DIY fix. And two, they’re worried about how much the repair could possibly cost.

If a Google search has brought you to this blog, then we hope the info below is helpful. But more than that, we hope you’ll leave the necessary air conditioning repair to a professional HVAC company such as ours. Ignoring the problem in the hope that it’ll go away is never a good idea and could possibly lead to a minor problem becoming a major headache. 

Here are four common AC issues and their symptoms, causes, and fixes.

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3 Signs You Need Drain Cleaning Services

May 15th, 2023

Your home’s drains are out of sight, but when there’s an issue with them, they definitely won’t be out of mind. When there’s a problem, you’ll know quickly. A slow drain in the shower, a stinky kitchen sink, or some unusual noises are all signs of drain issues. 

If your drains are showing signs that they’re struggling, scheduling drain cleaning with a professional plumber will return them to tip-top shape. This service will keep your home’s plumbing working the way that it should. The major benefits include the prevention of blockages and costly repairs, the elimination of foul plumbing odors, and maintaining a safe, clean home. 

Let’s go over the signs that you need professional drain cleaning.

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