Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Reduce Indoor Humidity (And Why It’s Important)

Monday, May 27th, 2024

You’ve heard people say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” And no doubt you’ve noticed that high humidity can make you feel the impact of the heat even more. There’s a simple, scientific reason for that: air that’s already saturated with moisture can’t absorb any more. Since your body cools itself by perspiring, allowing air to absorb some of your heat with that moisture, you’ll overheat faster when it’s humid.

This overheating caused by humidity won’t just be uncomfortable for you. It can have other impacts on your home and your HVAC system! What you need is to keep your indoor humidity at a low enough level. What level? How can you do it? Why do you need to? We’ll explain it all.

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What Are My Options for HVAC Replacement?

Monday, 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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NATE Certification for HVAC Contractors: Why It Matters

Tuesday, 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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4 Common AC Problems & Their Repairs

Monday, 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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Why You Should Schedule AC Maintenance Before Summer Starts

Monday, May 1st, 2023

Summer is just around the corner and you know what that means for South Carolina homeowners. It means you really need to be able to depend on your air conditioner to keep your home and family comfortable. Now’s a great time to assess its performance.

If spring snuck up on you and you forgot to schedule maintenance, there’s no better time than the present! Air conditioning maintenance in Pomaria, SC is the best thing you can do to ensure that your AC will see you through the next six months of hot, humid weather. Let’s discuss the reasons why you should get your AC tuned up if you haven’t already. 

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For the Cooling Season

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Spring has certainly sprung up on us here in South Carolina. With the warm temperatures we’ve been having, you’ve undoubtedly made the switch from using your heater to using your air conditioner. The change in temperatures came so suddenly that you might have neglected scheduling AC maintenance in Columbia, SC, and it’s understandable how it slipped by you.

However, just because we didn’t have much of a shoulder season this year is no excuse to go without this essential service. In fact, it’s especially important to have it done now since it seems like we’re in for an extended cooling season. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to help make sure your air conditioner is in tip-top shape. 

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Come To Fulmer To Install Your New AC Unit

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Getting a new air conditioner in your house is no small task and it isn’t a cheap endevour either. We understand why most people want to put off this service for as long as possible, if only for budgetary concerns. With that said though, we have some good news for you.

First, we can help you handle every aspect of your system installation or replacement. Secondly, we offer promotions and financing options that are going to make things a lot easier on your budget. Let’s make sure that your home is comfortable without breaking the bank.

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Why a Heat Pump Could Be a Great Match For Your Home

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

You are on the hunt for a good Columbia, SC HVAC system so now is the right time to learn more about what a heat pump mini split system can offer you.

You can think of a heat pump as something like an “all-in-one” comfort system. We’ll get into that more below. For now, we want to say that a heat pump can be a great match for any home as long as it is installed professionally.

The team at Fulmer Heating & Cooling can provide that professional installation when you need it. We can also tell you everything you need to know about heat pumps so you feel more confident about your choice.

Let’s learn a bit more about what sets heat pumps apart…and what may make one a great match for your home comfort needs.

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How Your AC Does What It Does

Monday, August 8th, 2022

There are situations when it helps to understand how something works. Why? So that way you can better identify when it isn’t working properly. This is exactly why we want to give you a quick rundown of how your AC works.

Here is a brief overview of how your air conditioner in Columbia operates. Understanding the ins and outs of the cooling system’s process will help you determine more easily if and when you should call in one of our technicians.

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Why A Loss of Refrigerant Is a Problem

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Refrigerant is the substance in your system that makes cooling your home possible. This chemical is cycled between liquid and gas form in order to pull heat out of the air from your home. Without refrigerant, your AC wouldn’t be much more than an oversized (and exoensive) fan!

Contrary to popular belief, refrigerant doesn’t get used up the way that fuel does. It is cycled repeatedly. In fact, your AC is installed with the appropriate amount of refrigerant to last it throughout its lifetime.

What does it mean when you start to lose refrigerant? It means that you need to schedule an air conditioning repair in Lexington, SC.

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