Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for December, 2019

Signs You Have a Dying Water Heater

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Old-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last for years without suffering leaks, corrosion, or drops in performance. But no water heater is designed to last forever. Depending on how old your current water heater is and how well it’s been maintained, you may soon find yourself needing to have the unit replaced.

Below we’ll look at common warning signs that you should make “install a new water heater” one of your first priorities for 2020.

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Why We Recommend Dryer Vent Cleaning

Monday, December 16th, 2019

purl-s-hvac-service-and-repair-purls-madera-dryer-ventYou probably don’t often think of your clothing dryer as a source of potential danger in your house. Unfortunately, fires due to clothes dryers are among the leading causes of residential fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 dryer fires occur each year, leading to 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and a reported $236 million in property loss.

What causes these fires? Why would something as seemingly innocent as the clothes dryer turn into a major fire hazard?

The answer: clogged dryer vents.

Fortunately, there’s a basic solution to this problem, which is to call us to schedule dryer vent cleaning.

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Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance With Our USA Club

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

cold-sweater-manIt’s amazing that December has already arrived and the year 2019 is almost over. We know you’re probably ferociously busy with your seasonal plans and preparations for the new year. But we want to make sure you’ve gotten your annual heating maintenance already taken care of. It’s something we recommend all our clients schedule for their heating systems during the fall.

If you’ve already had our technicians perform heating maintenance in Fresno, CA for your house, great. If you haven’t, you don’t need to panic that it’s too late. It’s not too late—and it’s still technically fall! It’s always better to have heating maintenance done every year, no matter how late into the season, rather than skip it. The consequences of missing maintenance can be steep:

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