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

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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Spring Is Tough on Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 9th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseThere is a lot to love about the spring season. Trees and flowers in bloom, the weather warming up, the—allergy attacks? Okay, so you don’t necessarily love everything about spring. As great a season as it may be, the fact is that spring weather and all that comes along with it can really do a number on your indoor air quality. When indoor air quality suffers, so too will those residents of the home with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

So what can be done about this? Quite a bit, actually! Our indoor air quality experts are more than happy to help you to identify problems with your indoor air quality and to ensure that you are using the systems, equipment, and services to resolve those problems. Give us a call today if you have concerns about the quality of the air that you breathe in your home. It doesn’t matter how well you are able to maintain comfortable temperatures if your air is of a low quality, after all!

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Choosing the Right Air Purifier

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

uv-lampWith the summer season comes not only heat, but also humidity. So too comes and increase in airborne pollutants and allergens, both from the blooming plants and trees as well as increased activity in and out of your home. If you are convinced that your air conditioner is in outstanding working condition, it is important to remember still that your comfort is not guaranteed. You need to keep the air quality in your home high, as well as temperatures comfortable, if you want to live in the level of comfort that we know you deserve.

Our technicians can help you to achieve this goal. There are a lot of indoor air quality systems available for installation in your home. So many, in fact, that you may be a bit overwhelmed in determining which is the right option for your needs. That is why you should work with the Columbia, SC indoor air quality experts on our staff. In doing so, you ensure that you’ll have what you need to breathe clean, pure air in your home.

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Common Problems with Home Insulation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

insulation-in-an-atticHeating and cooling your home comes at a price. Now, our summer season is obviously a bit more intense than the winter weather is around these parts. No matter how much you are running any given HVAC system, you don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to heat or cool your home effectively. That is why you are diligent in scheduling routine heating and air conditioning maintenance, right?

Well, it is important to note that all issues with inefficiency and discomfort are the direct result of problems with your HVAC systems themselves. They could be working just fine, but are fighting an uphill battle due to subpar insulation. If you have any reason to suspect problems with your insulation in Newberry, SC, dial our number right away.

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Test and Seal Your Ducts for Greater Heating Efficiency

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Do you use a forced air heating system, like a furnace or a heat pump, to keep your home comfortable when the temperature drops? If so, you need the ductwork that this system uses to distribute heated air throughout your home to function properly. If your air ducts are leaking, then there is no way that you’ll enjoy the effective, efficient heating experience that you deserve.

We offer duct testing services that will pinpoint the source of problems with your air ducts, should there be any causing trouble. If so, we can also handle your duct sealing in Chapin, SC. Contact us today for more details.

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When Is Duct Replacement Necessary?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We’ve written before about how to tell if your ductwork is leaking, and how professional duct sealing can benefit you in such a scenario. What you may not realize, though, is that there are certain situations in which duct sealing is just not going to cut it. If you want to enjoy a better heating and cooling experience while also protecting your indoor air quality, it may actually be necessary to replace your air ducts.

If this is the case, be sure to give a member of our team a call. We can handle the replacement of your ductwork in Newberry, SC. Let us assess the situation, and we’ll help you to decide if duct replacement is the right move in your home. 

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Why You Need a Reliable Carbon Monoxide Detector

Monday, June 27th, 2016

If you use fossil fuels for any purpose in your home, be it to keep your residence warm during the cooler time of the year or to fuel for oven, water heater, or other appliances, you need to be aware of the risk that carbon monoxide poses to you. If you ever hear your carbon monoxide detector going off, you need to vacate your home and alert the appropriate authorities immediately. Don’t bet on it being a false alarm. Carbon monoxide exposure is serious business and, as you’ll learn in the following post, you simply cannot hope to detect its presence on your own. 

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Is Your Air Conditioner Drying Out the Air in Your Home too Much?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Conventional wisdom tells us that summers tend to be quite humid. That may be true outdoors, and it may also be true that it is, to some degree, the humidity and not the heat itself that is most responsible for your discomfort. The fact remains, though, that the environment within your home may be much different than that outdoors, especially if you are running your whole-house air conditioning system around the clock in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. This can negatively affect your indoor air quality. More specifically, running your air conditioner that consistently can actually wind up drying out the air in your home too much. 

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Why Use an ERV or HRV in My Home?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Most homeowners will want to keep things relatively simple when it comes to their home comfort systems. That being said, though, using your air conditioner alone may not be enough to allow you to live in the outstanding and affordable comfort that we know you deserve. Integrating a heat or energy recovery ventilator into your HVAC system can help you to strike the right balance between efficiency, indoor air quality, and successful temperature maintenance. If you think that doing so is beyond your means, we’re here to help you see the error of your ways. Just remember to let our skilled professionals install and service your HRV or ERV in Chapin, SC.

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Make Your Home More Comfortable with a Whole-House Dehumidifier

Monday, March 21st, 2016

At this point in the year, temperatures are fluctuating radically. While you are not likely running your air conditioner around the clock just yet, there are certainly days here and there during which you are going to rely on your home cooling system to keep you comfortable. It’s important to remember, though, that maintaining cool temperatures may not be enough to make your home the oasis that you deserve during the summer season. You may also need to take certain measures in order to improve the quality of the air in your living space. Around here, that usually means removing excess humidity. You can do so effectively with a whole-house dehumidifier in Columbia, SC.

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