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The Down and Dirty of Your Home Comfort System

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2014 at 11:02 am

As with most things, the better care you take of your heating and air conditioning unit, the better it will perform and the longer it will last. If you neglect your system, then it could be underperforming, and this can really show on your energy bill.

There are simple things you can do to help take care of your system like changing your air filters. This keeps dust and dirt from getting into the system and clogging it up. However, through your system’s months and years of service, it still can collect dust. This dirt buildup reduces airflow through your system which makes it have to run longer to heat or cool your house. If your system is outside, it can also pick up debris from items like your dryer vents, leaves and lawn mower dust.

It’s important to get your system cleaned and tuned up at least once a year to keep it running safely and efficiently. Read this report about “The Cost of Neglecting Your Home Comfort System” to see more about the hidden costs of putting off maintenance for your home comfort system.

I’m Glad You Asked…

In Uncategorized on January 22, 2013 at 11:32 am

“But why?” you may ask. “Why should I get my furnace tuned up when it seems to be working fine?” Well, I was hoping I’d get a chance to answer that question. It’s just something you might call “taking care of business.” There are certain things we do that may be inconvenient at the moment – but they keep us from having to take care of something much worse down the line.

It’s like going to the doctor for a checkup each year. Maybe nothing’s wrong, but if something is starting to develop, we want to find it quickly before it gets worse. Our health matters to us, so this makes sense. The same is true for going to the dentist. No one enjoys the ritual of cleanings and dental checks, but they keep our teeth “tuned up,” you could say, so we can keep enjoying our favorite foods.

Now that we’re headed into a North Alabama winter, our furnace or heater will matter to us even more. So we want to do a preventive checkup to make sure it’ll be in good shape on the days and nights when we’re counting on it for our comfort and safety.

Would you like to learn more? Take a look at this free report, What’s the Big Deal About Tune-Ups?

Trust, But Verify

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Do you ever feel like you’re scaring people? Let’s say when you visit a home, you sense that the family that invited you would like you to go through a security clearance before entering. Well, that could make the social gathering a little awkward. And yet, I’m sympathetic because I know a little about what that’s like – from both sides.

In this business, contractors sometimes get painted with a broad brush. A couple of fly-by-night operations swoop in, make promises, cash checks and leave town with work undone – and others who really do want to help feel the cloud of suspicion. It happens. So let me share a helpful piece of advice: “Trust, but verify.”

That’s a phrase Ronald Reagan made famous when he was talking about the old Soviet Union. Basically, it means to proceed confidently but with the backing of verification. Calling about home comfort services may not be on the same level as the signing of treaties with communist countries, but please feel free to verify our promises. And you can look for that type of verification in our guarantees, long work history in this community, testimonials of satisfied customers… and in many other ways. So let us hear from you when you need us!

Lost in Translation

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

How about a quick language test? Ever hear of the terms SEER and EER? Well, if it’s near dinnertime, you might think that SEER sounds like something you do to a steak, and EER sounds like corn just off the stalk. So maybe I’m just hungry, but I’m not talking dinner – I’m talking comfort.

And therein lies the problem. If you don’t share a common language, it’s hard to understand what someone is trying to tell you.

This concept is true in all sorts of ways – whether it’s English vs. French, or text message acronyms vs. correct spelling in complete sentences, or industry terms vs. what words people actually understand.

All industries seem to have an “insider language,” where words and technical terms are thrown around as if they should make sense to everybody. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.

We see that often as our customers are trying to choose the most energy-efficient solutions for their home, but sometimes they feel like things are lost in translation. If that could be you, you might appreciate this brief report on, “The Language of Energy Efficiency.”  Take a look.

Decisions, Decisions….

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

Decisions, Decisions…

Are you the sort of person who says, “I may be indecisive, but I’m not sure.” If given the choice between “Yes, No or Maybe,” do you look for the checkbox that says, “All of the above?”  You have my sympathies…

Making decisions is no laughing matter, and homeowners are faced with a slew of them. Some are smallish, like selecting new towels for the guest bathroom. Some are a little larger, like choosing a new bed for the guest bedroom. Some are even larger – like figuring out how to avoid in-law houseguests once they find out about your new towels and bedroom set!

And believe it or not, some decisions get even more sizeable than that – like whether or not to replace a home comfort system. Well, if you’re in the “fact-collecting” mode for that last one, we’ve got some information that can help.

With the summer we’re having in North Alabama, your air conditioning unit is experiencing a heavy load. But is it up for the job? Take a look at this free report, “Repair or Replace? How Do You Know?”

My Fuller Heating & Air Story

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Hi, my name is Brett McMicken and this is my Fuller story.

Eight years ago, I was moving into the house formerly owned by my grandparents; it had no central heating or air and was cooled by window air conditioners and heated by electrical wall heaters.  I knew that central heating and air was going to be a must when I moved in so I set about shopping around for a contractor.  Fuller’s reputation drew me to their office, where I was greeted with smile and a handshake from Randal Fuller.  Randal helped me with the information I needed and Jamie Crowell evaluated my home for the ideal system.  I never dreamed, as all of this was taking place, that I would one day be working for the company installing my heat pump!

Fast forward eight years:  I had just lost my job and was coming from an interview and decided to drop my resume by Fuller Heating & Air to be kept on file.  Two days later I was sitting in front of Randal Fuller for an interview.  Randal was still the same guy with the big smile and the firm handshake that I remembered from all those years ago.  I am now working for Randal as director of marketing/customer service rep and have seen first-hand the dedication to customer service and care for each person who calls into the office.  It’s a pleasure to be a part of Randal’s team and to have him for a boss and I look forward to assisting you when you call our offices!

Brett McMicken

Director of Marketing/Customer Service Representative

Fuller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

What is a Programmable Thermostat?

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

If you have central heating and cooling, you already know what a thermostat does; however, something you may not be aware of are the functions and benefits of a programmable thermostat.

An average household spends over $2,200 per year on energy bills, with almost half of that for heating and cooling.  A programmable thermostat, properly set, (and, keeping those settings maintained) can help save a homeowner about $180 per year.  I don’t know about you, but I certainly wouldn’t be offended at having an extra $180 left in my bank account!

By using a programmable thermostat you can regulate your home’s temperature during both summer and winter – whether you are home, asleep, or away.

Programmable thermostats come with four pre-programmed settings, which provide savings without sacrificing comfort; you can see the savings by adhering to those settings or adjusting them as needed.

Your main focus is to automatically reduce heating/cooling in your home when it is not needed as much (such as when you are away).

A programmable thermostat is not only ideal for savings on your heating/cooling costs, but, it is also ideal for your convenience.

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Welcome to our blog!

In Uncategorized on May 2, 2012 at 11:20 am


Randal Fuller, President

Fuller Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Hello friends!

I want to take this time to welcome you to the Fuller Heating & Air Conditioning blog.  Just as with our Facebook and Twitter pages, this will be a place for helpful information as well as a way for us to get to know each other.  We are living in a fast-paced world that is constantly changing and constantly on the move.  People are looking for ways to keep their homes comfortable and healthy as well as energy-efficient at the same time: at Fuller Heating & Air Conditioning our job is to help you maintain these goals.  Our job, however, does not end with selling and installing your new equipment.  We are here for you by providing service, when needed, and maintentance to keep your system operating efficiently!

For three generations Fuller Heating & Air Conditioning has consistently place customer service and satisfaction as our Number One priority.  I would like to invite you to view a presentation that features a brief overview of who we are.

I want to thank you again for stopping by our blog and I hope that you will do so as often as possible.  Please, feel free to ask questions or call us at our office to speak to one of our friendly staff who will be happy to help you!  Our number is 256-381-7195.


In Uncategorized on April 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

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