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...
Saving money on utility bills in Atlanta can be challenging. In the summer, it’s hot, and without air conditioning systems we’d probably melt right into the furniture. In the winter, it’s cold, and without heating units we’d have to chug hot cocoa and learn to walk around in a cocoon of blankets. So, heating and cooling our Atlanta homes is a necessity, but what if there was a way we could save money on our energy bills year round without sacrificing our family’s comfort and well-being? At Fulton Heating we know all the tricks to saving money on heating and cooling, and one of our favorites is the adjustable thermostat. Here’s how they work and how they could save you money. The Advantages of Programmable Thermostats for Atlanta Residents: Energy bill savings. You can program the thermostat to suit your individual schedule. Do you need less heating and cooling at certain times of the day when everyone is at work or school? Do you need less heat when everyone is asleep at night? Programming the thermostat will allow your cooling and heating units to use less energy when no one is home. By using less energy, you save money on your utility bills. Convenience. Your thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature of your home according to your initial input, so that you don’t have to constantly adjust it. Enjoy comfortable temperatures when you wake up in the morning and when you get home in the evening by setting the temperatures around your schedule. Have a sudden change of plans? You can always override the automatic settings. Environmentally friendly. Programmable thermostats don’t contain mercury, they’re eco-friendly, and they...
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...
During Halloween, scary movies are on TV; people decorate their commercial and residential properties to look haunted; and so much more! While this is quite fun, it can make some of us paranoid at every sound our home makes if we end up home alone. Thankfully, the friendly technicians at Fulton Services are here to help you track down some of those sounds and make them stop—at least, if they’re coming from your furnace. Your home’s furnace is often “out of sight; out of mind,” so it’s easy to forget that it needs regular maintenance and check-ups. Here is a list of a few sounds and what they might mean. If your furnace starts making a whining or vibrating noise, call Fulton Services immediately for a diagnosis. Clanging noises are probably more from your pipes than the furnace. The sound can result from pipes cooling down when the furnace shuts off. If your furnace makes a rattling sound when it shuts off, you’re probably hearing the metal components of the furnace cooling down; however, you should have a technician verify that nothing serious is wrong with the unit. When you first turn on your heating unit during cold weather, you may hear a loud boom or thud coming from your ducts. You could have dirty burners in the furnace, but a licensed technician can examine these and offer tips for resolution. It’s important to let a technician examine the unit in case your gas valve is defective or a more serious problem arises. Screeching noises generally come from the motor. Older models use a belt and pulley system that...
Imagine if every time your Atlanta, GA HVAC unit was running, a little bit of the cooled or heated air escaped through a leak in your ductwork. No big deal right? Oh wait, it just happened again… and again, and again… Leaking ductwork in your Atlanta, GAhome could actually be costing you a lot of money. Your HVAC system works hard to cool or heat your home depending on the temperature outdoors, and every time that conditioned air is lost through a leak, your HVAC unit has to do more work. When your HVAC unit does more work, it uses more energy, and when it uses more energy, your utility bill goes up, up, up! No worries though, Fulton Services has the answer to this annoying little problem: get your HVAC ductwork tested for air leaks and sealed! Step 1: An expert HVAC technician from Fulton Services will come out to yourAtlanta home and seal up all your vents except one. Then, he’ll push 50 pounds of pressurized air through the ductwork. The HVAC technician measures the pressure that comes through the unsealed vent. If pressure has been lost, there is a leak! Step 2: The HVAC technician seals up all the leaks in the ductwork. Step 3: You enjoy greater efficiency and more comfortable living areas! You will no longer have to pay for cooled or heated air that is lost through ductwork leaks! The rooms of your home will also get the proper amount of heating and cooling! At Fulton Services we’re always looking for ways to save our customers money on their utility bills. With greater...
Fulton is a find. They got our air conditioner working in a hurry.
Bob Z., Atlanta GA
Fulton is absolutely good. Their guys are very experienced and professional.
Susan J., Norcross GA
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
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They are wonderful. We have used them for the last 11 years.
Walter A., Duluth GA
They have always done a top-notch job. I’d use them and recommend them without question.