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

What Air Purifiers Do

Monday, January 11th, 2021

The last year has brought up the topic of keeping the air in your home clean far more than ever. You may wonder how exactly you can “clean” the air in your home though. Some people use portable air filters or purifiers. We prefer a more encompassing solution.

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to consider the addition of a whole-home air purifier in Columbia, SC to your home. These systems are a great way to keep the air in your home much cleaner and they work to protect the entire home, rather than just one room.

Learn more about air purifiers here and contact us for installation when you are ready.

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How to Boost Your IAQ

Monday, July 27th, 2020

When you are hanging out at home, are you sneezing and coughing up a storm? Or maybe you have just noticed you can never quite get comfortable no matter what you do with your thermostat.

If this sounds familiar, it may be because you have poor indoor air quality in your home. Thankfully, we can help you boost the air in your house.

When you need to improve the air quality in your home, there is more than one solution that you can choose from. Not only can we help you assess where your IAQ is at, but our team can provide the systems and services to help your comfort in the long run.

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Beat the Humidity With This HVAC Addition

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Have you noticed that the air in your house feels distinctly … heavy, as of late? This may be a sign that you are having a problem with the humidity level in your home. While you don’t want to have air that is devoid of all moisture, because yes that is just as uncomfortable, you definitely don’t want to have a house that is holding in extra humidity and messing with your comfort.

Humidity is problematic in the fight to keep your house cool because that airborne moisture is great at holding onto heat. You may be wondering then how you are supposed to combat it. The answer comes in the form of a new addition to your HVAC system: a dehumidifier.

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Enjoy the Gift of Fresh Warm Air This Winter

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Columbia has plenty of options for those of us who like to spend our free time outdoors. Whether you are golfing, hiking, kayaking or doing something else, we can all agree that the feeling of fresh air filling our lungs is pretty nice, especially after being cooped up indoors.

The problem here is that, when temperatures drop, we are less likely to gallivant around outside. And yet, you may still have a craving for the fresh air. So what are you to do? Sit with the stale air inside, or crack a window and sacrifice your warmth for chilly but fresh air?

Believe it or not, there is a way to enjoy the best of a warm home and fresh air at once.

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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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