Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

What’s the Hype About Heat Pumps?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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You deserve to have a great system for air conditioning in Columbia, SC. With that in mind, it is a good idea to know what your options for a cooling system are. If you’ve lived in the area for a while, it is likely that you’ve heard about heat pumps as a possible comfort system.

Heat pumps are pretty incredible systems. They do a great job at keeping a house comfortable at a low cost. But are they the right fit for your home’s needs? That depends entirely on what you are looking for.

Let’s take a look at what sets heat pumps apart so you can see if they are the right fit for you.

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3 Facts About Heat Pumps You Should Know

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Right about now you may be wondering why you ever leave your home to deal with the heat and mucky weather outside your door. Columbia isn’t at its most pleasant during this time of year, but it will help to have a good comfort system keeping your home livable. But if your AC system is about to give out, you might be worried about keeping your home comfortable until the weather eases up.

The solution to this problem may be found with a heat pump. An old air conditioner that can’t do its job anymore is one that needs to be replaced and a heat pump may be the best option for your next system.

Here are three great facts about heat pumps that we think you should know when making this decision.

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How Does Your Central AC Unit Work?

Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Have you ever had the experience of having a technician explain a problem they are addressing in your air conditioner only to realize that half of what they are saying isn’t understandable? This isn’t meant to confuse you! Professionals know the technical terms for all of the different parts in your HVAC in Columbia, SC and it isn’t often that the average customer is going to know all that terminology.

With that said, we want to help. Rather than leaving you to perform a long Google search to understand what in your AC is malfunctioning, we are going to give you a brief overview of how your AC works so that the next time one of our techs visit you feel a little less out of your depth!

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AC Maintenance: A Vital HVAC Service

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

temperature-guageIf you ever encounter an HVAC contractor seeming to imply that there is a way to completely eliminate the need for occasional AC repairs, you should definitely take your business elsewhere. Not only is your air conditioner a mechanical system, but it is one that you’ll be using quite extensively throughout the hottest time of the year. Even the best systems are going to run into trouble eventually.

That doesn’t mean, of course, that you need to invite problems with your air conditioner. How might one do that? by ignoring your system’s maintenance needs. Sure, there is no such thing as a 100% dependable air conditioner—but routine maintenance can keep it as dependable as possible. Read on to learn more about this vital HVAC service in Lexington, SC. When you’re ready to schedule your AC maintenance with trained professionals that you can trust, just dial our number to do so.

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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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Tips for a Successful AC Installation

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

AC-unit-topviewTemperatures are still fairly cool for the time being, and actually quite chilly at night.  That being said, it won’t be too long now before the intense heat—not to mention the at times crushing humidity—of summer descends upon us once more. If you have a new home being constructed, or if you don’t think that your AC has another productive season left in it, then it is definitely time to start thinking about getting your new air conditioner in Columbia, SC in place.

Before you get to the actual installation of your air conditioner, though, there are quite a few considerations to make. In today’s post, our AC experts want to give you some tips to help ensure a successful and completely satisfactory AC installation. There is a lot of ground to cover, and an air conditioner is the type of major investment that you absolutely want to get right the first time around. So read on, and contact our pros with any questions that you may have.

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What Causes HVAC Systems to Fail?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

AC-technicianThere are some, shall we say, less than reputable companies out there that may use their blog space to make wild claims aimed at luring customers to them with promises that they simply cannot keep. You don’t get that when you read our posts, of course, which is why you will never see us claiming to have any secrets or offering any services that will keep your HVAC system running indefinitely. Yes, with our professional installations and exceptional maintenance services we can keep your systems operating as reliably as possible.

However, no HVAC system is going to last forever. Even those systems that are well-maintained and manufactured by the best companies in the industry have finite lifespans. When it comes to HVAC replacement, we’re talking about “when,” not “if”. Working with professionals of the caliber that we have on our team will help you to get the most of your system. Eventually, though, you’ll be getting in touch with our Lexington, SC HVAC professionals to replace your system.

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What Does HVAC Maintenance Entail?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanWhen it comes to keeping your heating and air conditioning systems in great working condition, there is nothing that can compare with routine HVAC maintenance. Your HVAC systems are going to be doing a lot of work over the course of the year, and that means that they must receive annual maintenance in order to address the general wear and tear that they accrue as a result. It is vital that you schedule this service with qualified Lexington, SC HVAC maintenance professionals.

There are a few maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own, including the changing of your air filter. By and large, however, routine maintenance is a job that only trained HVAC technicians can handle. It more complex than many people realize at first, and attempting to complete your own maintenance will, at best, leave you with a system that has not been tuned up properly. At worst, you may wind up doing damage to the equipment that you rely on.

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Simple Tips for Improved HVAC Efficiency

Monday, December 18th, 2017

money-savingAre you sick and tired of pausing every time you want to adjust the temperature at your thermostat, just because you know that your energy costs may wind up higher than you’d like? We believe that you should not have to choose between your own comfort and your budget. We also understand, however, that there is no way to heat or cool your home for free. The more that you use your system, the more it will cost. So what is the budget-conscious homeowner to do?

That is precisely what we are here to discuss today. Our team has some tips to share with you that will help you to enjoy better efficiency from your HVAC systems. We are not going to suggest that you go out with money that you don’t have to upgrade to a high-efficiency system that you cannot afford, either. While doing so will certainly boost efficiency, we have some more practical tips to share today. So read on, and feel free to contact the Columbia, SC HVAC pros on our staff with any questions that you may have. 

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Getting to Know Your HVAC System Options

Monday, December 4th, 2017

hot-and-cold-housesChances are that you are familiar with at least a few different HVAC systems that may be used in homes to keep them cool throughout the year. Every now and then, though, we like to throw out a very quick refresher so that homeowners thinking about replacing their heaters or ACs can be reminded of some other options that they may not be so familiar with. That way, you can keep them in mind when the time comes to start seriously considering your new system.

We’ll also take this opportunity to remind you that, while there are certainly a lot of great heaters and air conditioning systems out there, not one of them will function at peak performance, efficiency, and reliability levels if not professionally installed and serviced. Do not put your system and your own personal comfort at risk—not to mention your safety. Schedule your HVAC services in Columbia, SC with the professional technicians on our team.

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