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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Should I Fix My Old Furnace or Get a Heat Pump?

February 19th, 2024
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When your tried-and-true furnace doesn’t even turn on anymore, you have several options. You could replace it with another furnace, get a heat pump instead, or put off thinking about it until next heating season. Well, we hope you won’t put it off, but even if you do, you’ll need to choose between the first options then.

Let’s go over how to know if your furnace is salvageable and if not, what type of system you should replace it with. Beyond your budget, there are a few important factors to consider such as how long you intend to be in your home and if your household size may be changing.

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I Need A New Heater—What Are My Options?

February 5th, 2024
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Although our winters in Pomaria, SC are mild, you still need a reliable heating system when temperatures drop. If your current heating system hasn’t been keeping you warm enough, it’s time to think about a new heating system. Whether you replace what you have with the same type of system, or upgrade to something new, let’s go over your options for a new heater.

No matter what type of system you choose, be sure to hire a reputable heating contractor for its installation. You don’t want to compromise the integrity of your brand-new HVAC system with a shoddy installation job.

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3 Signs Your Main Water Line Needs Help

January 22nd, 2024
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Did you know that one of the most important parts of your residential plumbing system lies outside of your house? We’re talking about your home’s main water line. This pipe is responsible for bringing fresh water into your home from the municipal system. 

This pipe is buried within your property and doesn’t get any attention until it springs a leak or breaks. Issues can occur when the pipe material degrades due to age. Pipes from before the 1980s were often made from clay or galvanized steel which will decay over time. 

Modern water lines are made from sturdier materials which are resistant to the corrosion that plagues older piping materials. If your main water line is old or incurs damage for some reason, you should be aware of these three signs that you may need water line repair to fix the main water line to your house.

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A New Year’s Resolution for Better Health & Improved Air Quality

January 8th, 2024
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With the joy and festivities of the holiday season behind us, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ve resolved to adopt habits geared towards improving health. Why not start by making the air that you breathe in your home healthier?

It’s been proven that a home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is often worse than the air outside. Portable air filters only go so far. You need a whole house solution to address this issue. That’s why we offer UV air purifier services. Read on to learn about the many benefits of these systems.

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Is It Your HVAC System or Your Thermostat?

December 25th, 2023
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There are some obvious things that prompt someone to call for HVAC Repair in Columbia, SC. An air conditioner that won’t blow cold air, a heat pump that won’t switch modes, and a heater that won’t power at all are just a few. 

But there are some less-obvious issues that leave homeowners perplexed as to what’s going on. Sometimes the issue isn’t with your HVAC system—it’s the thermostat that’s causing trouble. Here are some examples of when a thermostat is the culprit behind some common—and not-so-common—HVAC issues.

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5 Signs of Water Leaks in Your Home

December 11th, 2023
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Water leak detection is a service that few people know about until they’ve discovered a water leak in their home. This is a preventative service that professional plumbers like us offer to homeowners. Using special equipment such as sonic listening equipment, to methods such as thermal imaging, we can detect leaks in your home that haven’t left a visible mark anywhere. 

So how do you know if you need water leak detection services? Although leaks can be tricky to discover, there are some signs that you can be on the lookout for. From the sound of running water that can’t be pinpointed, to a sharp increase in your water bills, here are five signs that you may have a water leak somewhere in your home.

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What’s a Sump Pump & Does My Home Need One?

November 27th, 2023
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South Carolina is no stranger to torrential rain and flooding. And yet, many homeowners don’t know about our sump pump services in Prosperity, SC. If your home is prone to flooding or you just want to keep your basement dry and free of the ill effects of a slab leak or high humidity, a sump pump can be very beneficial.

Let’s look at what exactly a sump pump entails and the many ways it can benefit your home. Always rely on a true professional when it comes to sump pump installation. We possess a unique set of skills and true expertise when it comes to installations and repairs.

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4 Silent Signs You Need Heating Repair

November 13th, 2023
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When your heating system is in need of heating repair, it’ll often let you know in a way that’s easy to detect. Loud and unusual noises from your heating system can be alarming, but they’re also a helpful sign that something is amiss.

The silent signs that your heating system needs repair can be harder to recognize. Subtle signs such as a slow increase in your utility costs and an odd flame color can sneak up on you but need professional attention. Let’s go over four silent signs you need heating repair.

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Does Your Furnace Sound Like It’s Haunted?

October 16th, 2023

Halloween is a favorite time of year for many people who enjoy the thrills and chills of the season. But the last thing you want to give you a fright in your home is a furnace that sounds like it’s haunted. 

Furnaces that haven’t been used for many months can emit moans and groans when they’re first turned on for the heating season. If your furnace sounds like it’s possessed, don’t delay calling us for furnace repair. The last thing you want this fall is a furnace horror story of epic proportions.

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Is Your Water Heater Giving More Tricks Than Treats?

October 2nd, 2023
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Fall is here and brings with it many things: pumpkin spice lattes, the changing of leaves, cooler temperatures, and getting ready for Halloween. After the excessive use your water heater went through over the summer, now’s the time when you might be noticing your water heater is giving you tricks instead of treats, just in time for spooky season. 

From terrifying noises to horrifyingly cold showers, here are some signs that indicate you need water heater repair in Pomaria, SC. The last thing you want to do with a seemingly haunted water heater is to ignore the problem because that could lead to a full-blown nightmare. 

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