Fulmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Noises That You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Heater

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Some noises are welcome around your home: laughter, music, or even the sound of a good meal on the stove. Then there are other sounds that you don’t want to hear. This can include the sound of something going wrong with your heating unit.

Strange and concerning noises are often some of the earliest signs that you need to schedule heater repair in Columbia, SC. This applies to every type of heater, whether it is a furnace, heat pump, or another type of system. When you need heater repair, make sure to come to us for the professional service you need.

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Dirt CAN Hurt Your Heater

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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“Dirt don’t hurt!”

We’ve likely all heard this phrase or some variation of it. And while, yes, getting a little dirty won’t kill you, the same cannot be said for your heater. The internal components of your heater actually need to stay as clean as possible to operate well. A little bit of build-up won’t force your heater to break down (which is good since the combustion process in a furnace creates its own residue) but a lot of dirt collecting over time can create a variety of problems.

The issue created by an overly dirty heater can be counteracted with professional heating repair in Irmo, SC. We can provide you with the services you need to get your heater back in order. Curious about what a little dirt can do? We’ve provided that information for you below!

If you need maintenance or repairs for your heating system, make sure you contact Fulmer Heating & Cooling.

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What Are Your Options For a New Heater?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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It can feel like the weather can’t make up its mind sometimes. One day it is hot and sunny, the next day it is cool and drizzling. It can give you a bit of weather whiplash at times, but don’t let the changes distract you. Cooler weather is fast approaching. Now is the time to make sure you have a working heating system.

If your Columbia, SC heating system isn’t up to par the way it used to be, it may mean you need a replacement system. Choosing a new heater is no small decision. That’s why we are happy to give you the information and services you need to make an informed choice.

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Be Aware of Potential Post-Season Heating Repairs

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Springtime can be a wild ride. One day it is nearing warmer temperatures and the sun is peeking through the clouds; the next day it is raining and cold. Thankfully, your heater is still working the way it is supposed to and your home remains the haven of comfort that you love.

Here’s the thing though: if you want to keep enjoying a warm and comfortable home, you have to make sure that your heater gets the care that it needs. This doesn’t mean you have to tell your heater that you love it. You just have to remember that it will need maintenance and repairs sometimes and, when it does, you should schedule these services ASAP.

For now let’s focus on one key area for concern: you may have more than one heating repair in Irmo, SC that might show up at the end of the heating season.

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Repairing Your Geothermal Heating System

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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You got the keys to your new home and have begun moving in. You are excited and have plenty to do. But when the temperatures drop you realize it is time to turn on the heater in your new home. You do and you notice that it doesn’t seem to be working quite right, so you call your local technician at Fulmer Heating & Cooling to come over and check out your HVAC in Irmo, SC.

When they mention that your geothermal heating system needs repairs, you become confused. What is a geothermal system and how would someone even fix it?

Not to worry, because we have the answers for you that will get you acquainted with this fantastic heating system. Even better, we can get you connected with a professional technician who will provide efficient maintenance and care for your geothermal system for years to come.

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Furnaces Prefer Fresh Filters

Monday, February 26th, 2018

furnace-technicianOkay, so your furnace doesn’t really feel strongly about anything, what with it being an inanimate object and all.  That being said, your furnace does need a fresh air filter,  even if it lacks the cognitive awareness to truly prefer one. In fact, leaving a dirty air filter in your furnace is one of the very worst things that you can do for your system! Sure, it may be a relatively minor maintenance task, but that does not make it any less vital.

Air filters play a very important role in the furnace—and, truth be told, in any forced air heating system. A very dirty air filter in your furnace in Columbia, SC can result in a number of different problems, and those problems can really start to snowball the longer that you leave that dirty air filter in place. Air filters are cheap and easy to change out, so don’t let a dirty air filter cause the following furnace problems in your home!

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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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Common Signs That Heating Repairs Are Needed

Monday, January 15th, 2018

playing-with-dogLiving in South Carolina means that you enjoy relatively mild winters. We don’t have to worry about getting up an hour early in the morning to shovel our cars out, and we don’t have to worry about our pipes freezing and bursting due to continuous sub-freezing temperatures. So our heaters are not really all that important, right? Got ya! No, our winter season may not be all that extreme, but that does not mean that you can afford to underestimate just how important your heater is in the grand scheme of things.

It gets plenty cold enough around here to necessitate the regular use of our heaters during the winter season, even those temperatures may not have a negative sign in front of them. That is why it is so important to keep our heaters in great working condition. Scheduling routine maintenance will help to do so, but there is no way to make any heater 100% reliable. That is why you need to swiftly recognize the need for heating repairs in Columbia, SC.

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How Prompt Heating Repairs Benefit You

Monday, January 1st, 2018

cold-manAs much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, you’ll need to have your heater repaired at some point. There is simply no such thing as a 100% reliable heater. By investing in quality equipment and scheduling routine heating maintenance, you can expect a great and dependable performance from your heater. If and when you do run into trouble,  though, you need to schedule heating repairs promptly. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off your system will be.

Today, we are going to discuss the reasons why prompt heating repairs in Columbia, SC are so important. If your heater is not functioning properly, don’t wait for the problem to get worse before giving us a call. Our team is here to help get your heater back on track as soon as possible. Winters may not be too extreme around here,  but you still deserve to be comfortable at all times in your own home.

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