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

The Importance of Gutters on Your Home

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The rain gutters on a house serve a number of important jobs that people often don’t consider. If your home lacks rain gutters, or if its current gutters are old, damaged, and falling apart, you should contact experienced professionals to install new ones in time for winter rains.

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Why Are Furnaces Today More Energy Efficient?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Technology improves with each year, and this applies to gas furnaces as much as it does to computers and smart phones. Although gas furnaces have been around for a long time, they have undergone many improvements to make them both safer and more effective.

One area where gas furnaces have seen a tremendous enhancement is in energy efficiency, i.e. how well a furnace converts its energy source into actual heating power. At one time, the average furnace would only convert 60% of its fuel into thermal energy, wasting 40%. But today, most furnaces waste less than 20%, and there are special high-efficiency furnaces that only waste 3%. This is one of the reasons you should consider replacing an aged furnace (15–20 years old or more), even if it’s still working at providing your house with heat. You could save large amounts on your monthly heating bills with a newer furnace.

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Some Checks to Make on Your Furnace During the Winter

Friday, December 18th, 2015

We want to open this blog by emphasizing that only trained professionals should handle furnace repairs. Although we’ve provided a list of tips below for ways to check that your furnace is operating as it should, you should never attempt to diagnose a problem or perform a maintenance task (other than changing or replacing the filter) on your own. If you suspect that your furnace has a fault or it’s running inefficiently, call our service technicians. We’re here to serve you seven days a week.

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Duct Sealing and Winter Warmth in Your Home

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Preparations for winter are now underway, and we’ve offered some advice on how you can help keep warm in your home this coming season while also saving money. (Remember, if you haven’t scheduled a regular maintenance tune-up and inspection for your heating system, now is definitely the time to do it!)

Today we’d like to focus on a part of your home that can lose heat that you may not have considered: the ductwork of the ventilation system.

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