As the weather gets cold in Atlanta and heating bills rise to their most costly levels of the year, many people ask: Why is my heat bill so high? What can I do to lower my heat bill? These are excellent questions—questions that the heating experts at Fulton Services love to help out with. Naturally, we offer a wide variety of efficient heating products and oftentimes we recommend that a customer get a heating tune-up, but sometimes the best solution is to have your ductwork tested for leaks and sealed. So, the question is: Do I need duct sealing? Your Atlanta home or business may need duct sealing if… Furniture and other items are constantly dusty in spite of regular cleaning. Your heating bill seems unreasonably high. Ductwork in a garage, attic, basement, or crawlspace is exposed. Certain rooms are always colder than other rooms. The air in certain areas is stuffy. A leak in the ductwork at your Atlanta home or business could be costing you a lot of money month after month. Your heating unit produces heated air which then gets disbursed throughout the building via the ducts. If your ducts have leaks, your heated air is constantly being lost, and your heating unit must work extra to make up for it, causing your heating bill to be higher than it should be. This doesn’t mean you need to have the ducts replaced; some simple duct repair will work just fine. If you think your Atlanta area home or business has leaky ductwork, contact Fulton Services right away, so that you don’t waste any more heat and...
Most killers in our favorite Halloween-time horror flicks are easy to spot. We see their creepy masks, hear their evil laughter, cringe at their hideous faces, and scoff at how slow they walk. If we saw one of them come into our home, we’d grab our family and run outside (not up the stairs), and we’d scream; we’d yell, and we’d call 911. But what if a killer crept into your Atlanta home that you couldn’t see, that you couldn’t smell or hear? Carbon monoxide is one of the most horrifying killers of all because it’s invisible and odorless, and many people don’t suspect it’s there at all until it’s too late. Each year in the United States alone, thousands of people will visit emergency rooms and close to 500 people will die because of carbon monoxide poisoning. With winter’s chilly air not far away, Fulton Heating wants to share some tips for spotting carbon monoxide in your Atlanta home. There may be an unsafe level of carbon monoxide in your Atlanta home if… Appliance vent pipes appear rusted or corroded. Appliance vents have a buildup of soot around them. Your gas appliance burners have a yellow or orange flame. The air in your home is stuffy or stale. There is an excessive amount of moisture on walls or windows. You or a family member is experiencing one or more of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. These symptoms include: dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, heart palpitations, and chest pain. If you suspect someone in your home has symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, everyone (including your pets!) should retreat to fresh air and...
At Fulton Services in Atlanta, GA, our plumbing and heating technicians are really hoping we don’t hear anything on the news this winter about house fires that were started by space heaters, but chances are we will. Space heaters are notorious fire hazards, but people drag them out every year to provide additional heat in drafty rooms and areas that just aren’t cozy-warm enough. The problem with space heaters is simple: they are dangerous. You can’t keep them near anything flammable (chemicals, bedding, furniture, curtains), and space heaters that run on propane or kerosene have been known to give off harmful (and potentially deadly) carbon monoxide. To keep your family and pets safe, you must use your space heater wisely, or, better yet, purchase an alternative heating method. So, you’re probably wondering how you can avoid using a dangerous space heater and still have the warm, cozy home you’re after. The expert HVAC technicians, at Fulton Services have the solution to the space heater problem: say goodbye to the old space heater and get a ductless mini-split installed in your Atlanta area home. A ductless mini-split can be mounted on a wall or suspended from a ceiling, and it blows air directly into a single room. Some of the Benefits of Ductless Mini-Splits: They are efficient & reliable. They can both heat & cool. They can be operated by remote control. You can choose if you want them installed on the wall or ceiling. They are quiet, so they are an excellent option for bedrooms. At Fulton Services, plumbing, heating and air conditioning are our specialties. We strive to find the best...
Picking the right plumber can be a daunting process. Many homeowners are so desperate in the moment that they jump into a relationship without asking the right questions or getting to know the company on the other end of the phone. Below are three common mistakes Atlanta, Georgia homeowners make when looking for a plumbing, heating, and cooling expert. They care more about cost than quality Often times homeowners will search for the cheapest plumber instead of looking for a qualified plumber. Many plumbing, heating, and cooling “specialists” offer low pricing because they aren’t licensed or insured. Often times these “specialists” will show up, take your money, and either leave before the job is done, or worse yet, make the problem worse. Then you will call them back, they will charge you more money, and possibly leave you hanging once again. It is so important that you make sure the company you are working with is licensed and insured. A great plumbing, heating, and cooling expert will also be upfront about his or her pricing and put an estimate in writing. They should also be able to offer different options based on your budget, especially if you need new equipment. Instead of looking for a cheap plumber, look for a plumber who will offer you value for your money. Fulton is known for our reliable Client Assurance Pricing. All our pricing is clearly outlined in a catalog so you know exactly what the price is before the work starts. They skip the references Many homeowners are too intimidated to ask for references. You shouldn’t be. A good solid company...
In Atlanta, Georgia we are used to the weather being nice and toasty. So when it starts to get cold out we retreat inside our homes, turn the heating system on, and wait for the cold to pass. And when your home heating system doesn’t work it can be a real nightmare. Whether the heat is not distributed properly, or the heating unit produces a strange odor, or the heat won’t even turn on, theexpert technicians at Fulton can help solve any of your heating needs. Heating system problems can be hard to diagnose if you don’t know what to look for. They can be as simple as a malfunctioning thermostat or as serious as a furnace or boiler that needs to be replaced. Fulton plumbing, heating and air conditioning has the diagnostic tools, equipment, and training to diagnosis and fix the problem. And if your heating system needs to be replaced, we can help you make the best decision for your home and budget by clearly explaining all your options. Gas, propane, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, geothermal …you name it…and Fulton, your Atlanta Georgia plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning company is able to install and repair it. One suggestion we make to all of our customers is that they have their home heating system tuned up and safety checked at least once or twice a year. During one of our ultimate heating system tune ups we check all the belts, fans, motors, bearings, vents, burners, drains, wiring, thermostat and so much more. We make sure everything is clean, functioning properly and safely. We especially check to make sure that there isn’t any...
I’m a bit late with this review, but I wanted to once again express my thanks to you and Fulton for another job “well done” on my home. John and Stephen replaced our water line which fed from the county tap to our home. Here’s a short story I penned to describe the repair process, a bit tongue in cheek, and there might be a tiny amount of exaggeration…..
A Tale of Plumbing By-Pass Surgery
Part One- The Decision
It starts with a diagnosis from John Bauer… “Look son, the main … Read more
Fulton is absolutely good. Their guys are very experienced and professional.
Susan J., Norcross GA
They have always done a top-notch job. I’d use them and recommend them without question.
Jim F., Woodstock GA
They are wonderful. We have used them for the last 11 years.
Walter A., Duluth GA
Fulton is a find. They got our air conditioner working in a hurry.