Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog : Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

How Dirty Coils Cause Trouble

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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AC Repair Is NOT a DIY Project

Monday, 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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Air Conditioning FAQ: Is Bigger Better?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

comfortable-woman-on-couchCertain areas of the company do not necessitate the nearly constant running of an air conditioning system just to live comfortably. Here in South Carolina, however, this is the reality of our situation. Not only are our temperatures quite hot for much of the year, but we also find ourselves dealing with very high humidity levels as well. With that in mind, we’ll remind you that you really need to be getting the very best performance possible from your home cooling system. That means using an appropriately sized air conditioner.

The problems that occur when using an undersized air conditioner are fairly straightforward and expected. If it’s too small for your home, it is going to run too long, drive up energy costs, and fail to provide you with the comfortable environment that you deserve. What you may not realize is the fact that using an oversized air conditioner is no better. Don’t let improper sizing hold back your air conditioning in Columbia, SC.

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Don’t Forget About Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter!

Monday, June 19th, 2017

filterIf you’ve checked out our blog previously, or if you have at least perused our website, then you know that we are big advocates for routine air conditioning maintenance. There is no getting around the fact that nothing else comes close when it comes to benefitting your AC in many major ways. While we also advocate against DIY service attempts that could leave your AC worse off than ever, there is one maintenance step that you can take on your own in order to help keep your AC in the best working condition possible.

That is simply changing the air filter in your system. While it may sound trivial, keeping a fresh air filter in your system is actually a vital task that can greatly benefit your AC in and of itself. Not convinced that changing your air filter regularly is worth it? Then be sure to review the following information and to keep it in mind. Once you do, we think you’ll be pretty vigilant in providing your air conditioner in Newberry, SC with fresh filters moving forward.

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Keep Your AC Coils Clean

Monday, March 27th, 2017

condenser-unit One of the reasons for this is because your system can get dirty over time, and certain components of your air conditioner will actually impede its overall operation if they are not kept clean. These include your evaporator and your condenser coils.

Now, we know that there are a lot of DIY enthusiasts out there, and that many people read these types of blogs because they want tips for how they can service their systems on their own. While it is true that cleaning your AC coils may not be the most complex task when it comes to AC maintenance, it is still something that you should have a trained professional complete. This will ensure that the job is done as thoroughly as it is properly. We’re happy to handle your AC services in Prosperity, SC.

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Why Choose a Central Air Conditioner?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianIf you have already spent even a single summer in this area, then you certainly do not need us to tell you just how hot and how humid the weather can be during the summer season. Ensuring that you are able to cool your home successfully should be a top priority. If your solution for beating the heat is to install multiple window unit air conditioners throughout your house, we urge you to reconsider. There is a much better way in which to cool your home, and that is by using a central air conditioner in Chapin, SC.

A central air conditioner is superior to window units in pretty much every way. While using a window mounted air conditioner may be fine for cooling a small studio apartment or a dorm room, it really is not a viable solution for cooling an entire house. Consider the following benefits of choosing a central air conditioning system, and contact our team to schedule service or to ask any questions that you may have. 

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