If you ever rented a home or apartment, you’ll remember those monthly notices about checking the air filters. Some complexes check more frequently than others, but this is an important part of keeping your HVAC unit running efficiently all summer long. We all enjoy that cool feeling of walking into our homes after a day in the sun. In order to ensure this feeling lasts, even on the hottest days of summer, there are a few things you can do for the air conditioning system in your Atlanta, GA home or business. First, if you haven’t already, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be set at a higher temperature during the day but it can lower at a certain time to be cool by the time you get home. Also, they can help reduce energy bills because they keep the unit from running during the day. To maximize your energy efficiency, you can also schedule a home or business examination to determine if any of your windows or seals leak. These leaks decrease your energy efficiency and increase your energy bills. Trained technicians from Fulton can help determine the efficiency of your home or office, and recommend a plan to maximize that efficiency. There are also checks you can perform before turning your air conditioning unit on. Try to examine these items at least 1-2 months before summer begins. As time passes and summer gets hotter, technicians often receive urgent calls from customers needing immediate assistance because their units are not working. Checking early can detect problems and ensure their resolution before things really heat up....
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...
This year we suggest adding some basic items to your Spring Cleaning to-do list for your Atlanta, GA. home or business. Simple maintenance can help prevent bigger and more expensive problems down the road. In your kitchen and bathrooms we suggest making sure all the sinks and showers have strainers to prevent debris from clogging the drains. This is also a good time to clean or replace your showerhead. Also, check under sink cabinets to make sure there are not any leaking pipes, garbage disposals, or pipe seals. Also check and around faucets. You should also make sure your toilet handle is working correctly, and if you have had a dripping faucet or running toilet now is the time to get repairs made and lower your water bill. In basements we suggest testing sump pumps and back up sump pumps. You should also flush out your water heater by draining a couple gallons of water. If you have boxes and items on the floor, we suggest putting them on metal shelves to prevent them from being invaded by pests or damaged by water. If your basement is moldy you may need to call a plumber to make sure there isn’t a major problem, and also start running a humidifier. Spring is also a good time to have your vents cleaned. You will be running your air conditioner all summer, so now is a good time to make sure it is in working order and that the vents are cleaned for optimum air quality. If you have an older unit, now is the time to replace it before the summer...
If you are planning to leave your Atlanta, Georgia home for an extended period of time during the colder winter months, or if you have a vacant property, it is important that you take some reasonable measures to protect the plumbing in your home. Frozen pipes are not unheard of in Atlanta, Georgia. And as the weather continues to surprise us, freezing temperatures are becoming more common. There are some simple steps you should take toprevent your pipes from freezing so that when you return you won’t come home-sweet-home to a not- so- sweet surprise. How do pipes freeze? When water reaches temperatures of 32°F or below it freezes. When water freezes it expands. When water freezes inside a pipe it pushes against the wall of the pipe with some pretty impressive force. If the pipe is weak then the pipe or the pipe seals can leak, fracture, break, or burst. If there is a continued supply of water to the pipe it can dump hundreds of gallons of water in as little as an hour. Imagine coming home to that disaster and water bill! The average insurance claim for water damage from a pipe burst is 15,000 dollars. A frozen pipe in Atlanta, Georgia may seem like a bad punch line to a joke, but is isn’t funny when it happens to you. How to prevent your pipes from freezing when you leave home When you are going to leave home for an extended period of time during the winter months, more specifically January and February, make sure you leave your thermostat set no lower than 55 degrees. This...
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...
Fulton is a find. They got our air conditioner working in a hurry.
Bob Z., Atlanta 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 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.