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

Get Expert Repairs If You Notice Your Heater Doing These Things

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Some people may want to try to avoid the need to schedule a heater repair in Lexington, SC. However, this can end up costing you more money in the longer run! Scheduling prompt repairs as soon as you notice trouble is truly the best way to stay warm without breaking the bank.

We understand the desire to avoid repair needs. But there are certainly times when it is best to call in the pros and get your system the expert service that it needs.

Let’s explore when it is best to get a repair from a professional technician.

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Have a Hissing Furnace? Here’s Why That’s Bad.

Monday, January 24th, 2022

You know what your furnace usually sounds like while it is in operation. But the new noise that you’ve been picking up on isn’t something that sounds entirely wrong.

Hissing can be tricky. It isn’t quite the same as the whoosh of air you’d expect from a functioning furnace heater. But it isn’t exactly a concerning noise the way a boom or screech would be.

Don’t be fooled. Hissing can indicate the need for furnace repair in Columbia, SC to address a very serious problem: a cracked heat exchanger.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Poor Heating? You May Need a Furnace Fix

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Keeping your home and yourself warm shouldn’t be a battle. It should be as simple at throwing on a comfortable sweater and turning on your heater to help things out. If this isn’t the case for your home though it may be time to look at getting a helping hand.

When your furnace hits a speed bump, it is worthwhile to get an appointment to have it checked by a professional technician. This is especially true if you’ve noticed it isn’t producing heat the way it is supposed to.

Do you need to schedule a furnace repair in Lexington, SC? Here’s how to tell!

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Sounds That No Heater Should Make

Monday, December 13th, 2021

When you run your heater, have you ever taken the time to figure out what it sounds like? Probably not. Most people don’t mull over the sounds that their heater makes on a regular basis. What they do not have though is when that same heater starts to sound different.

Modern heaters aren’t able to run silently, let’s make that clear now. That said, there are plenty of noises you shouldn’t hear your heating system make. If you notice odd noises from yours, it may mean you need a technician to come to check things out.

Here are some of the sounds you never want to hear from your Lexington, SC heating system.

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a New Heater

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Have you started using your heater yet? Our nights have gotten pretty cold lately, so there is a good chance you have. If this is the case, we want to ask how your heater is doing. If you answer that your heater has barely been functional, then we want to let you know that you don’t have to put up with poor comfort.

A poorly working heater, or one that isn’t really working at all, isn’t worth fretting over. When your heater reaches the end of its lifespan, you have every reason to replace it. But that means going through the process of finding a new system, which can feel overwhelming for some people.

Selecting a system for heating installation in Columbia, SC is no small task, but it is one that we can help make easier. Let’s look at some of the questions you’ll need to ask when choosing your next heating system so you feel better equipped to make an informed decision.

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

Monday, January 25th, 2021
Inside a gas furnace. Focus = the top of the middle flange. 12MP camera.

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

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

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

“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

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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