Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for June, 2016

Why You Need a Reliable Carbon Monoxide Detector

Monday, June 27th, 2016

If you use fossil fuels for any purpose in your home, be it to keep your residence warm during the cooler time of the year or to fuel for oven, water heater, or other appliances, you need to be aware of the risk that carbon monoxide poses to you. If you ever hear your carbon monoxide detector going off, you need to vacate your home and alert the appropriate authorities immediately. Don’t bet on it being a false alarm. Carbon monoxide exposure is serious business and, as you’ll learn in the following post, you simply cannot hope to detect its presence on your own. 

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Is Your Air Conditioner Drying Out the Air in Your Home too Much?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Conventional wisdom tells us that summers tend to be quite humid. That may be true outdoors, and it may also be true that it is, to some degree, the humidity and not the heat itself that is most responsible for your discomfort. The fact remains, though, that the environment within your home may be much different than that outdoors, especially if you are running your whole-house air conditioning system around the clock in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. This can negatively affect your indoor air quality. More specifically, running your air conditioner that consistently can actually wind up drying out the air in your home too much. 

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Run in Short Bursts?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Have you noticed that, when temperatures warm up in your home, your air conditioner will start up, run only briefly, and then shut back down again? This phenomenon is called short cycling, and it is much more than a minor annoyance or curiosity. It could indicate that there is a serious problem with your home cooling system. If you choose to ignore the symptom, then you risk putting your air conditioner at even greater risk of damage. Fear not, though, for the AC repair technicians on our staff are never more than a phone call away. We’ll figure out what is causing your air conditioner in Chapin, SC to short cycle.

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Is Geothermal Cooling an Option Worth Considering?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

To answer the question posed in the title of this blog, yes. Geothermal air conditioning is definitely well worth your consideration if you are interested in having a new home cooling system installed on your property. There are many different factors to consider, of course, and geothermal cooling may not be right for every home or every homeowner. However, considering the incredible efficiency with which these systems operate, as well as state and federal tax credits making them more affordable than ever, geothermal technology really has a lot to recommend it. Just keep in mind that you must schedule your services with geothermal experts, such as those on our staff.

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