Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

5 Signs of a Struggling Air Conditioner

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Summer may be wrapping up according to the calendar, but things won’t be cooling off here for a while yet. Sure, we will get some cooler temperatures, but we still have several weeks until that happens. Until things change, we need to be able to keep our homes comfortably cool—and that’s hard to do if your air conditioner is malfunctioning.

With fall around the corner, it is important to remember that you should still pay some attention to your air conditioner, even if you are starting to use it less. Any issues that are going to pop up usually do so around this time, after all. If your system is struggling, you need to schedule an air conditioning repair in Columbia, SC before you even start to think about your heater.

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3 Possible Causes of Low AC Airflow

Monday, May 17th, 2021

You are going to rely on your air conditioner heavily in the coming months to keep you cool. Let’s say you are testing the system to make sure it is ready for action and you notice something is off. Specifically, you notice that there is little to no airflow in one or more rooms in your house.

Poor airflow, even if the air you are getting is cool, is bad news. It is an indicator that something is off within your AC and you need to get it fixed right away. Read on to discover what might be causing the weak airflow so you know if and when you should reach out to us for air conditioning repair in Columbia, SC.

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Low Refrigerant Isn’t a Normal Thing

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Does it take longer than before for your air conditioner to cool your home? Or the air coming out of the vents feels warmer than usual? If the thermostats are displaying correct temperatures and your filters are clean, the problem may be low refrigerant levels in the AC. We have compiled four signals to consider when determining diminished quantities of refrigerant in your AC system.

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3 Reasons to Knock Out AC Maintenance Now!

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Professional air conditioner maintenance has numerous benefits that just can’t be compared with layman tinkering and fixes. Eventually, you will need a professional to inspect and tune-up your AC unit. Here are the top three reasons to knock out AC maintenance now:

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What Are the Odd Noises Your AC is Making?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Maybe you have noticed that your air conditioner isn’t operating as well as it usually does. Or maybe it is still cooling your home but you can hear how hard it is trying. In either case, you should listen to what your air conditioner is saying so you can schedule an air conditioning repair in Lexington, SC when your system needs it.

When something is wrong with your AC system, reach out to a professional team for the repairs that you need. Fulmer Heating & Cooling can be that team. Just be aware of the noises that your AC is making and contact us when something sounds off.

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What Happens When Your Evaporator Coil Gets Dirty?

Monday, July 13th, 2020

We always encourage our customers to clean their vents and replace or clean their filters on a regular basis. This is because it helps your air quality and helps keep the interior of your air conditioning system as well. Trust us when we tell you that you don’t want dust and debris inside of your AC unit–and it’s not just because it will make you sneeze more often.

When it comes to factors that can hinder your cooling comfort during summer, there is one part of your system that is extremely important to the process: your evaporator coil. And if your evaporator coil gets dirty it will create all kinds of issues for you and your system’s wellbeing.

Learn more about the importance of your AC system’s evaporator coil and how we can help keep you comfortable this summer with our AC services.

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Common End of Season AC Problems and What You Can Do About Them

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Maybe you have discovered that you are looking forward to the cooler temperatures of winter with a little more gusto than usual. Why is that? Could it be because your home is feeling a little more tropical than it should be?

At the end of summer, it is common to encounter some potential repair needs for your AC system. This is because your unit has been running hard all season, likely creating some wear and tear that has to be addressed.

If you have checked your thermostat and discovered your inside air temperature is closer to the air outside your front door, you are likely in need of air conditioning repair in Columbia, SC.

Dust and Dirt

Everything gets dirty, even your air conditioner. After running hard all summer there are multiple places in your cooling system that might need a little washing.

For example, your air filter could be clogged with dust and dirt after helping to keep your home clean all season. Likewise, the condenser coils located on the outside of your outdoor AC unit can collect dirt simply by being exposed to the elements. You might also have a drain that is clogged with dust and debris.

If any of these instances occur, it can affect your cooling system’s ability to run well and put it at risk of sustaining damage too.

Cleaning or replacing the air filter, or cleaning the condenser coils, will offer a solution to these issues.

Fan Trouble

You can normally hear it if you have a condenser fan or an evaporator fan that is on the fritz as this issue is characterized by a screeching noise. Problems that can arise with the fans in your AC unit include bent or broken fan blades, belt issues, or motor malfunctions.

Once a professional AC tech has diagnosed what the issue with your unit’s fan(s) is, the solution to this problem is likely as simple as replacing the broken belt or fan blade or fixing whatever is hindering the motor.

Compressor Problems

If your compressor breaks down, it means your AC won’t be cooling your home anytime soon. Because your compressor is responsible for energizing the refrigerant in your system, if it isn’t working, the refrigerant won’t be able to do its usual heat exchange.

Likewise, if you have too much or too little refrigerant, your compressor won’t be able to do its job correctly.

In either of these instances, a professional should be called to check on your compressor and replace it if needed.

Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant is the material that allows your air conditioner to create the cool air you love so much on hot days. Also referred to as coolant, if your unit springs a refrigerant leak, it will eventually stop working properly and, in the meantime, won’t be able to cool your home efficiently.

Finding and fixing the leak, and replacing any lost coolant, is the best way to address this. However, this is best done by a trained technician.

Why a Professional Is the Best Solution

If it seems like your air conditioner is starting to share certain characteristics with an old jalopy, it is time to reach out to a professional about repairs. Retaining the services of a professional HVAC tech means ensuring your unit is getting the best diagnostic exam and repairs possible that will keep it running efficiently.

If you are in need of air conditioning repair services, contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling. With over 30 years in business, we bring you well-trained and experienced staff that will fix your problem the first time around.

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Keep Your AC Working Properly This Summer

Monday, March 26th, 2018

AC-technicianWe know that some people scour the internet for information about how to ensure that their air conditioning systems never encounter operational problems.  The answer to this question, of course, is that no air conditioner can truly make that claim. Your whole-house cooling system is a mechanical system, and that means that it will require AC repair in Columbia, SC eventually. When it does, you really want to make sure that those repairs are completed as soon as possible.

To do so, you must first learn to recognize the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. That way, you can avoid damage to your system that could develop if the problem was left alone for an extended period of time. You also must learn how you can keep your air conditioner working properly throughout the summer season, which is really the focus of our post today. Read on, and remember that you can count on our team to repair your AC when–not if–problems do develop.

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Always Schedule Professional Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

thermostat-with-sunWhen you consider just how hot and humid our summer weather can be in these parts, it should come as no surprise to hear us say that prompt and professional air conditioning repairs in Columbia, SC are a necessity. Even so, some homeowners foolishly make the mistake of loading up an internet tutorial video, grabbing some tools from the basement, and “going to work” on their systems themselves. If this is something that you’ve considered in the past, you need to reconsider!

The only way in which to ensure that your air conditioner repairs are completed properly is to work with skilled, trained professionals. The stakes are just too high to be taking any unnecessary risks with your home cooling system. When you notice problems of any kind with your air conditioner, no matter how “minor” you may think that they are, the only correct course of action is to pick up the phone, not the toolbox, and dial our number. 

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Air Conditioning Repairs: Short Cycling

Monday, September 11th, 2017

AC-technician-outdoorsLiving in South Carolina means that you need to have a great air conditioner working for you in your home. It is just too hot and humid for too much of the year to take any risks with the overall operation of your AC. That is why you should always schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Columbia, SC. The longer that you wait to have your system put back on track by a skilled, trained professional, the worse off your system is likely to be.

Now, some homeowners are of the mind that a running air conditioner is an air conditioner that is running fine. This is not the case at all. Just because the system has not broken down entirely does not mean that you have nothing to worry about. In fact, you never want to wait until the point of a total breakdown to schedule your air conditioning repair services. If you notice an issue like short cycling, for instance, you should be dialing our number to have the root of problem resolved. 

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