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

Should I Fix My Old Furnace or Get a Heat Pump?

Monday, February 19th, 2024

When your tried-and-true furnace doesn’t even turn on anymore, you have several options. You could replace it with another furnace, get a heat pump instead, or put off thinking about it until next heating season. Well, we hope you won’t put it off, but even if you do, you’ll need to choose between the first options then.

Let’s go over how to know if your furnace is salvageable and if not, what type of system you should replace it with. Beyond your budget, there are a few important factors to consider such as how long you intend to be in your home and if your household size may be changing.

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I Need A New Heater—What Are My Options?

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Although our winters in Pomaria, SC are mild, you still need a reliable heating system when temperatures drop. If your current heating system hasn’t been keeping you warm enough, it’s time to think about a new heating system. Whether you replace what you have with the same type of system, or upgrade to something new, let’s go over your options for a new heater.

No matter what type of system you choose, be sure to hire a reputable heating contractor for its installation. You don’t want to compromise the integrity of your brand-new HVAC system with a shoddy installation job.

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Is It Your HVAC System or Your Thermostat?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

There are some obvious things that prompt someone to call for HVAC Repair in Columbia, SC. An air conditioner that won’t blow cold air, a heat pump that won’t switch modes, and a heater that won’t power at all are just a few. 

But there are some less-obvious issues that leave homeowners perplexed as to what’s going on. Sometimes the issue isn’t with your HVAC system—it’s the thermostat that’s causing trouble. Here are some examples of when a thermostat is the culprit behind some common—and not-so-common—HVAC issues.

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4 Silent Signs You Need Heating Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2023

When your heating system is in need of heating repair, it’ll often let you know in a way that’s easy to detect. Loud and unusual noises from your heating system can be alarming, but they’re also a helpful sign that something is amiss.

The silent signs that your heating system needs repair can be harder to recognize. Subtle signs such as a slow increase in your utility costs and an odd flame color can sneak up on you but need professional attention. Let’s go over four silent signs you need heating repair.

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Does Your Furnace Sound Like It’s Haunted?

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Halloween is a favorite time of year for many people who enjoy the thrills and chills of the season. But the last thing you want to give you a fright in your home is a furnace that sounds like it’s haunted. 

Furnaces that haven’t been used for many months can emit moans and groans when they’re first turned on for the heating season. If your furnace sounds like it’s possessed, don’t delay calling us for furnace repair. The last thing you want this fall is a furnace horror story of epic proportions.

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End Of Heating Season Furnace Checklist

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Springtime is just around the corner but here in South Carolina, we’ve had some unseasonably warm weather. Perhaps you’ve already made the transition from using your heater to using your air conditioner. Before you completely close the door on winter, go through this list of end-of-season furnace tips.

By devoting a little extra time to this checklist, you’ll help prepare your furnace for the next heating season, get ahead of any untimely repairs, and extend the lifespan of your furnace.

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Groundhog Day and Heater Maintenance

Monday, February 6th, 2023

On Groundhog Day this year, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. That means we’re supposed to get 6 more weeks of winter weather much to the disappointment of people everywhere. But have you ever wondered just how accurate Phil’s ability to tell the future is? Can a groundhog in Pennsylvania really have an effect on your heating in Columbia, SC?

Let’s take a fun look at just how accurate Phil’s ability to predict the weather is. Although you shouldn’t decide on whether to get heater maintenance based on whether a groundhog sees his shadow, we’ll also discuss the many benefits of heater maintenance. 

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3 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Furnace

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Furnaces are the choice for heating in about 60% of homes across the US. If you have a furnace for heating your Columbia, SC home, you’re probably aware of the many benefits that come with furnaces. You’re happy with your choice for heating your home and plan on purchasing another furnace when yours is due for replacement.

But what factors should you take into consideration when it’s time to buy a new furnace? Although this might not be a priority in the immediate future, it’s smart to know what will influence your decision when you’re ready to buy. Here are three things to consider when it’s time for furnace replacement.

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5 Signs Your Heater Is Struggling

Monday, November 28th, 2022

The holiday season brings many merry and joyful things we’ve come to count on. Some of these include spending time with friends and family, enjoying delicious holiday treats, and having a warm and toasty home. 

Perhaps you’re not so certain that you’ll be able to depend on your furnace when you need it during the holiday season and into the New Year. If you suspect your furnace might leave you in the cold this winter, you need to know the warning signs that indicate you may need furnace repairs.

It’s better to schedule service at the first signs of trouble rather than wait. Getting repairs done early on will not only save money, but it’ll keep you and your family safe. Read on to learn 5 signs you need furnace repairs and why it’s so important to be able to recognize them.

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How Important Is Heater Maintenance?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

If you’ve ever wondered why routine heating maintenance is important, think of it this way. You wouldn’t neglect oil changes for your car or annual healthcare visits, would you? Just like with any complex system, routine maintenance is essential to its longevity and functionality. 

Whether it’s your body, your car, or your furnace, scheduling regular check-ups is key to avoiding unexpected hiccups with their smooth and efficient operation. In fact, it’s so important, we came up with an entire list of reasons why heater maintenance benefits you, your home, and your family. 

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