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...
Winter is slowly approaching and many homeowners in Atlanta, GA are starting to think about getting their heating systems in order. Some will simply need to call for a heating system tune up others might be seriously thinking about replacing their heating system. If you do need to replace your heating system you should consider looking into the advantages of a heat pump, specifically a geothermal heat pump. For thousands of years human beings have been using the natural heating and cooling properties of the earth to cool and heat their dwelling spaces. Shade, caves, water, and wind have all been harnessed to effectively heat or cool living spaces. With our advanced technologies we are now able to better harnesses the heating and cooling properties of the earth using heat pumps. There are different kinds of heat pumps that depend on water, air, or earth. The most popular heat pumps are those that use air and earth. The most effective and efficient type of heat pump is the geothermal heat pumps. Geothermal heat pumps draw warm air from the ground to heat the home during the winter, and push warm air from the home into the ground to cool the home. The air is transferred through a pipe that is either filled with water or antifreeze. Similarly, an air source heat pump extracts heat from the air in the winter and pushes it through the house. In the summer it pulls hot air from the home and pushes it outside to keep the home cool. But because of the drastic temperature difference between the air temperature inside and outside...
Summertime is the busiest home shopping time of the year. Many are preparing their homes, staging rooms, and finishing up getting their homes ready to put on the market. But don’t just take looks into consideration. You can’t tell a book by its cover. The plumbing system and the Heating and Cooling Systems in the home are often hidden from view and may have some serious problems you can’t see. That is why we suggest having a professional plumber from Fulton plumbing inspect any home you are considering purchasing in Atlanta, GA. A professional technician will determine the age of the water heater, furnace, boiler, heat pumps, and air conditioner. They will also determine if they are in working order, need repairs, or replacement. The technician will also test the air and water qualityand make filtration suggestions and inform you on cost if there is a problem. They also will check for slow leaks and pipe leaks, and examine backflow preventers, faucets, tubs, toilets, valves and all the other components of the water, sewer, and gas pipes running through, in, and out of the home. You depend on the plumbing, heating, and cooling systems in your Atlanta, GA home every day. They keep you comfortable, safe and provide you with needed resources. It is important that you have someone inspect the plumbing, heating, and cooling system before a home purchase so you can make sure you are getting what you expect when you buy a new home. Don’t be like the 44 percent of homeowners who end up having to call a plumber during the first year of owning...
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...
They have always done a top-notch job. I’d use them and recommend them without question.
Jim F., Woodstock 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
It starts with a diagnosis from John Bauer… “Look son, the main … Read more
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
They are wonderful. We have used them for the last 11 years.