Is Electronic Ignition Only for Electric Furnaces?

September 18th, 2023

You may have heard about furnaces switching to something called electronic ignition. If you have a gas furnace, you might think this doesn’t apply to you—after all, wouldn’t electronic ignition only apply to electric furnaces?

The keyword you might be overlooking is ignition, which means igniting something. Electronic furnaces do not use any type of combustion or burning to work. Instead, they allow electric voltage to flow through a series of heating elements, which then warm up through electrical resistance. The only furnaces that use electronic ignition are the ones that burn natural gas (or less common options like propane or oil). 

If you’re curious about how this works and how to light a gas furnace with electronic ignition, we’ll explain below. We’ll also look at why electronic ignition is a beneficial change from standing pilot lights.

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The Biggest Benefits of Arranging for Regular Furnace Maintenance in Fall

September 4th, 2023

We can expect high temperatures throughout September here in the Central Valley, so it may seem strange that we’d recommend you start to consider service for your furnace. However, the best time to take care of regular maintenance for a furnace is in the fall, preferably at a time when you don’t yet need the furnace. 

An annual furnace inspection and tune-up is as mandatory as mandatory as HVAC jobs get. We don’t want you to overlook it, and you can make arranging for maintenance easy as a member of our Ultimate Service Agreement. Below we’ll go over the best benefits of having your furnace given the full maintenance treatment this fall.

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your Home

August 21st, 2023

A common problem people encounter with air conditioning systems during hot weather is when the AC is running, but not all of the house receives an even distribution of cooling. There will always be some fluctuations in temperature throughout a house because of factors like lower insulation and radiant heat exposure. But a professionally installed air conditioner should make these minor. If professionals accurately sized the air conditioner for the home when it was installed, the AC should deliver the necessary comfort to all areas connected to the ventilation system. 

What can cause an AC to struggle to provide even cooling? We’ll look at several possible causes and help you understand when you need air conditioning repair—or maybe even a full system replacement. When you’re searching for “AC repair or air conditioning installation near me,” Purl’s is the first company to call.

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Don’t Overstrain Your AC in Late Summer!

August 7th, 2023

The summer heat in the Central Valley tends to reach its highest point near the end of the season. During this time, we want our customers to take good care of their air conditioning systems so their air conditioning systems will take good care of them during. Nobody wants to get trapped with a broken air conditioner when the temperature outdoors rises past 90°F.

We want to provide a different type of help in this post by drawing your attention to several ways you may be pushing your air conditioner harder than normal and placing it under greater strain. You can’t stop all AC repair troubles, but you can help prevent most if you know how best to treat your air conditioning system.

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5 Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Air Conditioning System

July 24th, 2023

Each time your air conditioning system comes on, do you wonder how much longer it’s going to last? Probably not. But you know that eventually there’ll be a time when it won’t work anymore. No hard-working mechanical system like an AC can last forever. Hopefully, you’ll get ahead of a failed air conditioning in Oakhurst, CA and have time to arrange for our experts at Purl’s to replace it with a new one. 

But we’re not here to talk about your next air conditioning system. We’re here to talk about how you can get your current one to run for as long as possible. We have five tips that will help maximize the lifetime of your home’s AC.

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Common Air Conditioning Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

July 10th, 2023

It’s hard to imagine getting along in our summer conditions in the Central Valley without having effective air conditioning systems cooling our homes. You probably rely on yours on most summer days—and when that AC starts to malfunction, it can be alarming.

Fortunately, you have a great team to take care of air conditioning repair in Merced, CA whenever you need it: ours. And in some cases, the situation with your AC may be a minor one that you can solve on your own with a little troubleshooting. Below we’ll look at some common air conditioning problems and ways that you can troubleshoot them. 

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How Heat Extremes Affect Your AC

June 26th, 2023

We can expect to have another hot summer here in the Central Valley, with days that will rise into the triple digits. You’ll need to rely on your AC to work dependably during these heat waves. Remember that you can call us for air conditioning service Fresno, CA and elsewhere in the Central Valley when your cooling system starts to fall behind. 

In this post, we want to look closer at how heat affects an air conditioning system. This information can help you best deal with intense heat.

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Can I Save Money on Cooling by Closing Room Vents?

June 12th, 2023

Homeowners sometimes look at the louvers on the air vents in the rooms around their house and think, “Can’t I just shut that vent so no cool air is sent into this room? That at least means I’m not wasting extra money cooling it.”

This isn’t how vent covers or your air conditioning system works. In fact, shutting room vents can create much worse problems that may lead to you needing to call us for air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA. There are other ways you can save money with your air conditioning system, as well as ways to limit cooling to rooms.

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Why You AC Won’t Keep Up With the Heat

May 15th, 2023

It can be awful to have an air conditioner working away during the day, running almost constantly, and still have a house that’s too stuffy and hot. If you’re currently having this trouble, you may need the assistance of a licensed HVAC contractor. Our repair professionals will see that your cooling system receives the assistance necessary to work its best with our skilled air conditioning repairs in Fresno, CA.

Below are some possibilities for why your AC may not be keeping up with the summer heat.

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When an AC Runs for Too Long

May 1st, 2023

We’ve written before about the problem of a short-cycling air conditioner, which is when an AC stops its cooling cycle (which usually lasts 15–20 minutes) earlier than normal, then continues to turn on and off rapidly. This is a serious problem that often requires calling for repairs.

There is the opposite version of this problem—an air conditioner that runs for far too long. When an air conditioner spends more than 30 minutes on its cooling cycle, or won’t stop cooling at all, it’s a huge waste of energy and will make the house too cold.

There are several reasons you may start to see this “nonstop AC” problem in your home. You can count on our technicians to find out the exact problem and have it fixed.

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