Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for May, 2018

Wait, I Don’t Need to Use Air Ducts?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

ductless-blower-unitIf you own a home and you don’t have a system of ductwork in place, then chances are that you are making due with window unit air conditioners. This is far from ideal. These units are noisy, they leave your home vulnerable to intruders, and they can cost a surprising amount of money to run. Yes, they have their uses—cooling a small studio apartment, a single dorm room, and so on. For a whole house, however, a whole-house cooling system is definitely preferable.

Now, even if you have a new home being constructed, you may still want to eschew the use of air ducts. They can leak, they can take in a lot of heat from the surrounding, unconditioned environments, and they can compromise indoor air quality. The fact of the matter is that you don’t need to use ductwork to enjoy whole-house cooling, though. You can instead opt for ductless air conditioning. This is an option that more and more homeowners in Lexington, SC are turning to.

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Why Are Leaky Ducts Such a Problem?

Friday, May 11th, 2018

ductWhat do you think of when you think of problems with your HVAC systems? A heater that is blowing cool air into your living space when the weather outside is at the lowest temps of the year? An air conditioner that keeps shutting down before it has even begun to effectively cool your home? There is no doubt that such problems are serious. There are other serious problems, however, that are not so immediately obvious. This is the case with leaky ducts.

Now, leaky air ducts are going to exhibit a number of different symptoms. It is up to the homeowner,  though, to not only recognize these symptoms, but to understand that they are the result of a problem that can be resolved. Do not settle for a subpar heating or cooling experience, just because you think it is the way your system operates. Read on to learn more about how leaky ductwork can affect you, your HVAC systems, and your comfort, and contact us with any concerns that you have. 

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