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

Noises That You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Heater

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Some noises are welcome around your home: laughter, music, or even the sound of a good meal on the stove. Then there are other sounds that you don’t want to hear. This can include the sound of something going wrong with your heating unit.

Strange and concerning noises are often some of the earliest signs that you need to schedule heater repair in Columbia, SC. This applies to every type of heater, whether it is a furnace, heat pump, or another type of system. When you need heater repair, make sure to come to us for the professional service you need.

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Handling Efficiency Issues With Your Heater

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Now that the big holiday season is wrapping up, it is time to kick back and relax for a bit. But relaxing may not feel like it is an option if you aren’t able to get warm the way you want to. High heating bills are likely to make you think twice before you turn on your heater most days. Do you really want to deal with another expensive monthly energy bill? However, you can only wear so many sweaters. How do you deal with this issue then?

All too often, high bills dissuade people from using their heaters, leaving them cold in their homes for months on end. This can usually be fixed with some best practices and, if necessary, a professional heating repair in Columbia, SC.

Use these tips to deal with poor heating system efficiency so you can stay warm this season without it costing an arm and a leg.

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5 Issues Your Furnace Might Have

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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When the weather is cold and chilly or even rainy, it makes it that much easier to hunker down indoors with a heavy blanket and a hot drink. It also makes you that much more thankful for the warm comfort that your furnace provides. But if you want your furnace to really be able to keep you comfortable throughout the season, it means you need to address any issues it may have.

If you need a furnace repair in Columbia, SC, the sooner you schedule it, the better. Timely repairs can be the thing that prevents early replacement and high energy bills.

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Dirt CAN Hurt Your Heater

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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“Dirt don’t hurt!”

We’ve likely all heard this phrase or some variation of it. And while, yes, getting a little dirty won’t kill you, the same cannot be said for your heater. The internal components of your heater actually need to stay as clean as possible to operate well. A little bit of build-up won’t force your heater to break down (which is good since the combustion process in a furnace creates its own residue) but a lot of dirt collecting over time can create a variety of problems.

The issue created by an overly dirty heater can be counteracted with professional heating repair in Irmo, SC. We can provide you with the services you need to get your heater back in order. Curious about what a little dirt can do? We’ve provided that information for you below!

If you need maintenance or repairs for your heating system, make sure you contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling.

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If You Smell Gas, Here’s What to Do

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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When you need to ensure that your furnace in Columbia, SC is operating properly and safely, you need to turn to professionals like the ones on our team. Professional technicians like ours are going to be thorough when they service your furnace to ensure that no potential issue is left unchecked or unaddressed.

We know how careful we have to be with gas-powered furnaces. Why? Because we’ve all seen the results and heard stories about times when a furnace went from faulty to dangerous when the person performing services for it wasn’t careful enough.

Your safety and comfort is our priority. That’s why we want you to know what can cause the smell of gas and how to handle the situation safely.

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5 Noises Your Heat Pump Shouldn’t Make

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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There is a chill in the air, so you decide that now is a perfect time to call on your home’s heat pump for warmth. The sweaters and fuzzy socks are already on, so you only need the heat pump’s help with adjusting the temperature by a few degrees. The problem pops up when you turn your system on and discover that your heat pump is making some concerning sounds.

If running your heat pump creates too much noise to justify keeping your home warm, it means you likely need to reach out for heater repair in Lexington, SC. But first, you need to know what some of the noises are that your system absolutely should not make.

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What Are Your Options For a New Heater?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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It can feel like the weather can’t make up its mind sometimes. One day it is hot and sunny, the next day it is cool and drizzling. It can give you a bit of weather whiplash at times, but don’t let the changes distract you. Cooler weather is fast approaching. Now is the time to make sure you have a working heating system.

If your Columbia, SC heating system isn’t up to par the way it used to be, it may mean you need a replacement system. Choosing a new heater is no small decision. That’s why we are happy to give you the information and services you need to make an informed choice.

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Don’t Delay Your Heater Maintenance

Monday, October 5th, 2020

It is officially October and many of us are currently trying to figure out what Halloween will look like in our neighborhoods. Hopefully, you can rely on at least knowing that your home will be warm and comfortable this fall. If you really want to guarantee that your home stays warm this season, you’ll need to schedule your yearly maintenance appointment as soon as you can.

Scheduling heating maintenance in Irmo is an important requirement for your heating system. The sooner you reach out to our professional team to get your service taken care of, the better it will be for your comfort and for the well-being of your heater. Here’s why:

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Be Aware of Potential Post-Season Heating Repairs

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Springtime can be a wild ride. One day it is nearing warmer temperatures and the sun is peeking through the clouds; the next day it is raining and cold. Thankfully, your heater is still working the way it is supposed to and your home remains the haven of comfort that you love.

Here’s the thing though: if you want to keep enjoying a warm and comfortable home, you have to make sure that your heater gets the care that it needs. This doesn’t mean you have to tell your heater that you love it. You just have to remember that it will need maintenance and repairs sometimes and, when it does, you should schedule these services ASAP.

For now let’s focus on one key area for concern: you may have more than one heating repair in Irmo, SC that might show up at the end of the heating season.

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Prepping Your Heat Pump For the Switch

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Heat pumps in Columbia, SC are fantastic home comfort systems. Not only are they efficient with their energy use, quiet during operation, and able to offer custom control over your comfort, but they can also provide temperature-controlled air all year long. This is because a heat pump can offer both heating and cooling power to your home.

While this switch from heating mode to cooling mode can be as easy as switching the mode on the thermostat, things may not always be this simple. We want to make sure you can enjoy the comfort you deserve, so we want to give you some quick tips that will help you make sure your heat pump is fully ready to go come cooling season.

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