Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog

Do You Know When to Call for AC Repair?

September 10th, 2018

woman-fanSummer weather is winding down and we’re transitioning into fall, but our South Carolina weather will stay hot for a considerable while longer. Knowing the right time to call for air conditioner repair can save you time and money. Time is of the essence with an HVAC system, you don’t want to wait while problems you’re experiencing continue to worsen. If you’re looking for air conditioning repair in Irmo, SC contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling for excellent service from an experienced technician.

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How You Can Boost AC Efficiency

August 27th, 2018

house-and-money-seesawThis is not a blog post about how you can start cooling your home for free. That is just not possible. If you are serious about cooling your home as efficiently as possible, though, then this is definitely the post for you! And before you click away, allow us to put your mind at ease. This is not all going to boil down to “pay us to install a brand new, high-efficiency air conditioner for you.”

Sure, investing in a new, high-efficiency AC will get you the results that you’re after. And we are more than capable of and happy to install your new system for you the right way, provided that’s what you’re interested in. If, like so many homeowners, you just want to make sure that you’re getting the most efficient performance from your current setup, though, then read on and remember to let us handle your HVAC services in Lexington, SC.

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How Dirty Coils Cause Trouble

August 13th, 2018

woman-fanNobody wants to think about his or her air conditioning system coming up short on a hot summer day, let alone breaking down entirely. In the real world, though, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable mechanical system, air conditioner or otherwise. At some point, you are going to need AC repair in Columbia, SC, and the pros on our team will be here for you when you do. That being said, you also don’t want to invite problems with your air conditioning system.

That is why you need to have a basic understanding of some of the issues that can lead to trouble with your system. A dirty evaporator or condenser coil is one such issue, and it is a doozy. Now, we certainly don’t want you tearing apart your AC to evaluate its various components, and we understand that you are not an expert in diagnosing air conditioning problems. By having some information on how certain issues can cause problems, though, you are better equipped to contact us promptly when trouble develops.

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Your AC Demands a Fresh Air Filter!

July 30th, 2018

man-with-filterThere is nothing better that you can do for your air conditioner than scheduling annual air conditioning maintenance in Columbia, SC with a trained professional. Are you looking for something great that you yourself can do for your air conditioner, though? Something that you not only can do, but should be doing on a regular basis? Then look no further than your air filter. Specifically, look no further than the fresh air filter that you should be providing your AC every 1-3 months.

We have said time and time again that air conditioning maintenance is something that only tried and true AC professionals can handle. We meant it when we said it all of those times, and we are happy to reiterate that fact today. That being said, this doesn’t mean that you need to be completely hands-off when it comes to AC maintenance. After all, as mentioned above, that filter needs changing more than once a year! Here’s why.

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Why You Need Professional Commmercial HVAC Contractors

July 16th, 2018

rooftop-unitsLook, there is nothing wrong with wanting to take care of jobs around the house on your own. Heck, you can even take care of a fair amount of business around your commercial property, if you so desire—though most people do depend upon a designated maintenance worker to do so. Even the best, handiest maintenance workers have their limitations. However, it’s the mark of a truly great maintenance man or woman to call in the pros when the job necessitates doing so.

This is almost always the case when it comes to commercial HVAC services in Irmo, SC. We know that your bottom line is important to you, and working with your maintenance team that is already on the payroll may seem like an obvious way in which to cut costs. 99% of the time, however, that plan is really going to come back and bite you in the—wallet. So why do you need to work with professional commercial HVAC contractors?

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How Does the Ground Help Cool a Home?

July 2nd, 2018

geothermalAt this point, a lot of homeowners have discovered the benefits of using a heat pump. However,  most homeowners will associate heat pump technology with the air-source heat pump, a system that closely resembles a traditional split central air conditioner in many ways. Now, air-source heat pumps are great—but they are not the only systems that allow you to cool and efficiently heat your home through the implementation of the heat transfer process. A geothermal system allows you to do so, as well.

If you are unfamiliar with geothermal heating and cooling, then today’s post is for you! We offer outstanding geothermal services in Columbia, SC. The installation of these systems is uniquely complex, and you really need to be working with professional geothermal technicians if you hope to get the best and most reliable performance possible from your geothermal system. So read on, learn about how such systems operate, and reach out to our geothermal pros with any questions that you may have. 

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AC Repair Is NOT a DIY Project

June 18th, 2018

AC-tools-on-topLiving in South Carolina means that you need your air conditioner to work reliably. There is just no debate about it. Our summer weather is way too hot and humid to allow our air conditioners to just eek by with a subpar performance. Routine maintenance will definitely help to keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that there is no way to guarantee that your AC is never going to run into problems.

In fact, it is guaranteed that your air conditioner will require repair services at some point. And when it does, you need to ensure that the system is evaluated and serviced by skilled, professional technicians. As always, AC repairs are just not a DIY appropriate service. Whether you need your system tuned up, repaired, or you require a brand new air conditioning installation in Columbia, SC, you can count on our team to do the job right.

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Uh Oh: Avoiding Unexpected AC Replacements

June 4th, 2018

red-thermometerWe know that homeowners really want to get the best return possible on the investments that they make. Not only do we know this, but we understand it entirely. It is not as though most of us have the cash laying around to just go out and buy a new HVAC system at a moment’s notice, after all. That being said, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about getting the best return possible—and running your system into the ground is the wrong way.

When it comes to an AC replacement, you need to be working with skilled Irmo, SC HVAC professionals. You also need to be working with them at all the right times. You may assume that waiting until your AC has broken down entirely is the way to go, but that only leaves you vulnerable to unexpected breakdowns. In order to avoid these issues, keep the following tips in mind.

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Wait, I Don’t Need to Use Air Ducts?

May 21st, 2018

ductless-blower-unitIf you own a home and you don’t have a system of ductwork in place, then chances are that you are making due with window unit air conditioners. This is far from ideal. These units are noisy, they leave your home vulnerable to intruders, and they can cost a surprising amount of money to run. Yes, they have their uses—cooling a small studio apartment, a single dorm room, and so on. For a whole house, however, a whole-house cooling system is definitely preferable.

Now, even if you have a new home being constructed, you may still want to eschew the use of air ducts. They can leak, they can take in a lot of heat from the surrounding, unconditioned environments, and they can compromise indoor air quality. The fact of the matter is that you don’t need to use ductwork to enjoy whole-house cooling, though. You can instead opt for ductless air conditioning. This is an option that more and more homeowners in Lexington, SC are turning to.

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Why Are Leaky Ducts Such a Problem?

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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