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Does Your Heater Need to Be Replaced?

February 24th, 2020

You wake up and the house is chilly, so you rush to turn on your furnace. The thermostat responds to your command and you hear your furnace kick on … but after an hour you are feeling no difference in your home’s temperatures. You check the thermostat and confirm you aren’t imagining things—the temperature in your home really hasn’t changed.

When your furnace isn’t performing its job, you have a problem on your hands. There is a chance you might have a repair need to take care of such as a disconnect in your ductwork. However, it is also likely that you have a furnace that needs to be replaced.

If you aren’t sure what the indicators are that you need a new furnace, we can help. On top of that, we can provide the services you need for furnaces in Columbia, SC.

But first, let’s do some diagnostic work.

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You Need To Replace Your Commercial Heater When…

February 10th, 2020

Imagine this: you manage an office building and the coldest part of winter hits. You got maintenance done on your commercial HVAC in Columbia, SC a while ago though, so you feel confident that the heating system will be running nicely. That is, you felt confident until the complaints started rolling in.

You aren’t sure how, but despite being well-maintained your commercial heating system isn’t working. The reality is that no commercial system lasts forever, and yours may simply be on its way out.

The question is, how can you be sure that your commercial HVAC heater needs to be replaced? It is possible that your heating system could be repairable and you certainly don’t want to set up a replacement service if you don’t need it. We can help answer that question.

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Why Now Is the Best Time for AC Maintenance

January 27th, 2020

We know that likely isn’t the time that you are thinking of cooling down your home. However, it is probably one of the best times we can think of to schedule maintenance services in Columbia, SC. Why? Because you aren’t using your air conditioner–and what better way to avoid the hassle of having to shut off your system during a heat wave than to have maintenance done when you need it the least!

We know you are likely asking why you should bother. We run into that question a lot in regards to maintenance services. We understand the hesitation, but we also want to let you know why a tune-up is well worth your time and money.

Let’s get into the details!

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4 Signs It Is Time for HVAC System Repairs

January 13th, 2020

Your commercial HVAC system is vital to your business. Whether you are selling products from a small store or selling food from a large restaurant, a commercial HVAC system that isn’t working can seriously hinder your business’ ability to function.

The weather here in Columbia my not get all that freezing, but it can still get chilly. And, especially if you run a business that works with young children or the elderly, going without efficient and effective heating can be a big problem.

But how do you know there is a problem with your commercial HVAC in Columbia, SC before losing your warm air altogether? We are happy to say that we have both an answer and a solution for you.

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Why a Heat Pump May Be the Best Heater for You

December 30th, 2019

If you’re considering a new heater to get you through South Carolina’s cooler months, there is type of system that you should know about: the ductless mini split heat pump.

This wonderful home comfort system offers you energy efficiency, warmth, and year-round comfort while taking up far less space than a furnace might!

If you want to learn more about heat pumps, read on, and, when you’re ready, contact our team to discuss installation services for heat pumps in Columbia, SC.

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Enjoy the Gift of Fresh Warm Air This Winter

December 16th, 2019

Columbia has plenty of options for those of us who like to spend our free time outdoors. Whether you are golfing, hiking, kayaking or doing something else, we can all agree that the feeling of fresh air filling our lungs is pretty nice, especially after being cooped up indoors.

The problem here is that, when temperatures drop, we are less likely to gallivant around outside. And yet, you may still have a craving for the fresh air. So what are you to do? Sit with the stale air inside, or crack a window and sacrifice your warmth for chilly but fresh air?

Believe it or not, there is a way to enjoy the best of a warm home and fresh air at once.

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The Pros and Cons of Heater Repair in Winter

December 2nd, 2019

Fall has fallen away and winter is in full swing. Can you hear those silver bells yet? Or, wait, is that just a strange noise coming from your heater?

Uh-oh, you might be in need of heating repair in Irmo, SC. Not to worry though, because if you are in need of repairs, the team at Fulmer Heating & Cooling has you covered.

Of course, even with our top-tier repair services, we can’t exactly make the process of fixing your heat absolutely perfect. Why? Because we can’t control the weather, which can make finding a time when you are okay having it off for an extended period … tricky.

Repairing your heater in winter is possible, but we want you to know the pros and cons of this situation, along with how to avoid it altogether.

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Repairing Your Geothermal Heating System

November 18th, 2019

You got the keys to your new home and have begun moving in. You are excited and have plenty to do. But when the temperatures drop you realize it is time to turn on the heater in your new home. You do and you notice that it doesn’t seem to be working quite right, so you call your local technician at Fulmer Heating & Cooling to come over and check out your HVAC in Irmo, SC.

When they mention that your geothermal heating system needs repairs, you become confused. What is a geothermal system and how would someone even fix it?

Not to worry, because we have the answers for you that will get you acquainted with this fantastic heating system. Even better, we can get you connected with a professional technician who will provide efficient maintenance and care for your geothermal system for years to come.

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Steps to Safely Turn on Your Furnace

November 4th, 2019

After a long toasty summer season it can seem like a chilly day appears out of nowhere. One night you go to bed in your T-shirt and shorts and you wake up wondering how you ever survived without sweatpants and a fuzzy socks. This sudden temperature shift only seems to worsen when you try to turn on the heat only to discover that your furnace isn’t cooperating.

You go to check on your gas furnace and discover, while peering through your blanket burrito, that the pilot light is out! Before you go to turn this little flame back on however, we want you to consider whether you truly know how to turn on your furnace safely.

The reason we ask is because lighting a furnace pilot light incorrectly can have some life-threatening consequences! That is why we want you to have this step-by-step guide to turning on your pilot light properly. We also want you to know that, should you feel even slightly uncomfortable with this task, we are only a quick call away.

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Will Your Heater Make the Cut When Cold Weather Hits?

October 21st, 2019

While South Carolina may not drop into the negatives during wintertime, it can get pretty frigid. That is why we want to make sure you are prepared. After all, there is nothing worse than finding out that your heater won’t cooperate with you on the one day or night when you really need it.

One of the absolute best ways to avoid this chilly situation is to take some time to make sure your heater will be in good working order long before you have to start using it.

Unless you are a trained technician, you may not know what to look for to see if your heater needs some TLC. Not to worry, however: that is where we come in. We have some insight on potential maintenance needs that your heater may have … and as an added bonus we provide heating maintenance in Columbia, SC. If you think you need to schedule service, please contact us.

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