Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for August, 2015

Is It Time to Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning

Monday, August 31st, 2015

We’ve previously written about the reasons dryer vent cleaning is an important job to schedule for your home. Here, near the end of the summer season, we’d like to provide a friendly reminder about taking care of a task that so often slips people’s minds.

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Reasons to Install a Whole-House Fan

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

What is a whole-house fan? It is a large fan installed into a home that draws air through open windows and then exhausts it out the attic and roof. A whole-house fan requires professional installation, since it must be appropriately sized in cubic feet per minute of cooling power to match the volume of space in the building.

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Godzilla (El Niño) May Be Coming! Time to Install Rain Gutters for Your Home

Monday, August 24th, 2015

You may have heard news about the possible upcoming El Niño event, one so enormous that NASA climatologist Bill Patzert dubbed it “the Godzilla El Niño”: a destructive force that rises from the sea and smashes onto shore. This could be the largest El Niño since record-keeping started in 1950, far more powerful than the 1997–98 one responsible for extensive flooding and mudslides in California.

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The Advantages of Custom Ductwork for New Home Construction

Monday, August 17th, 2015

If you are planning new home construction, or you are expanding your current home with add-on rooms, you should consider working with HVAC professionals who can provide you with custom-designed ductwork. A ventilation system that is designed specifically to match your new or existing home offers a number of significant advantages over one constructed from off-the-shelf duct parts.

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What Causes Refrigerant Leaks in an Air Conditioning System?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

One of the more common repair problems that an air conditioning system might encounter is refrigerant leaks. The refrigerant in an AC, as we’ve discussed before, does not dissipate during operation. The air conditioner should use the same amount of refrigerant (referred to as its charge) for its entire service life. The exception is when leaks start. When an air conditioning system loses refrigerant through leaks, it will result in frozen coils, a drop in cooling power, and possibly a burnt-out compressor.

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How to Clean the Air Filter in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Regular maintenance for your air conditioner is one of the most important steps to take every year to protect your home comfort and energy bills. The best time to have the maintenance visit done is during the spring; a professional provides a thorough inspection and tune-up for the AC so that it will work at its best throughout the coming hot season.

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