Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Looking for a New Water Heater? Here’s Why You Need Pros

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

water-heater-tankIn our most recent post, we listed signs that a water heater has reached the end of its service life and it needs a replacement. Now we’re going to move to the next stage: looking at water heaters in Fresno, CA and planning for getting a new one.

Here’s the first step: call us to arrange for water heater service. It’s an easy start, and we’ll make the process of water heater replacement as straightforward as possible. Choosing and installing a water heater is a job for professionals. You can’t do as a DIY experiment, and you can’t trust amateurs with the work either. There are many reasons, but here are some of the key ones.

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Signs You May Need a New Water Heater

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

water-heater-leakingA broken water heater means an unpleasant day. People often discover they have a failed water heater in the morning after they get up, go to the shower, turn on the tap … and the water never heats up.

You don’t want to start your morning this way: not only will getting clean be difficult, but you’ll need to have the water heater repaired so you can take care of many other tasks that require hot water through the rest of the day.

The best way to fend off water heater failure is to know ahead of time your water heater is coming to the end of its life. We offer excellent water heater repair in Fresno, CA that can get water heaters over the bumps in the road. But when signs point toward a water heating system that’s almost finished, we recommend consulting with us about a water heater replacement.

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Weird Water Heater Noises and What They Mean

Monday, April 20th, 2020

water-heater-tankYou need your water heater working steadily now more than ever. And that means it’s more important than ever to stay on top of potential water heater problems and their signs. The faster you schedule Fresno, CA water heater service when you think something is wrong, the faster and easier the repair job will be for our professionals. You don’t want to call for repairs after the water heater has failed—you want to get ahead of the problem.

As with heating and air conditioning systems, odd noises are one of the ways a water heater gives off warnings that something is wrong with it. Below we’ve listed the more common caution sounds you may hear from your water heater. Call us for assistance when you notice these noises. We’ll find out what’s wrong and have it fixed.

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What Do Strange Noises from My Water Heater Mean?

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Strange noises coming from any powered appliance is often a sign of trouble, and your water heater is no exception. When an unexpected sound starts to interrupt the standard operation of a water heater, you should call for professional technicians to look into the issue and see what needs to be done. Ignoring the problem puts you at risk of losing your hot water supply when the water heater breaks down.

Here are some of the more common noises that you may hear from a malfunctioning water heater. Please don’t try to do any close diagnosis yourself: call up a water heater repair service and describe the situation, and then let the professional technicians handle it from there.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is on call 7 days a week to handle repairs for water heaters in Fresno. You can put your trust in our more than 60 years of quality service to the Central Valley.

Some Water Heater Warning Noises and What They May Mean

  • Popping and banging sounds: Although these noises can be startling, they may simply indicate that you have the water pressure set too high. If that’s not the case, then the high pressure is coming from another source, such as the water overheating, and you will need to call for repairs from a technician.
  • Rumbling: This often indicates that you have excessive levels of sediment at the bottom of the tank. Sediment gathers from particles in the incoming water (particularly if you have hard water), and unless the tank is regularly flushed, the sediment layer will decrease the volume in the tank and create that rumbling sound. Call for technicians to flush out the tank, which should take care of the problem. Another possibility is that a broken dip tube is causing the incoming cold water to mix with the hot water at the top of the tank. Technicians can replace the broken dip tube.
  • Hissing and whistling: These are worrisome sounds, and for good reason: they indicate extreme high water pressure in the heater that could pose a danger. Call for a repair person immediately.
  • Sound of constantly running water: This is often an issue with the pressure relief valve, which is designed to prevent spikes in water pressure by occasionally leaking out water. But if the relief valve breaks, it will start leaking water regularly and create this sound of constant running water. You will need professionals to replace the valve.

Sometimes, an odd sound from a water heater is normal, but you do not want to take any chances. Always call for professional repairs if you notice strange behavior from your water heater. At Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, we offer full service for water heaters in Fresno, CA that includes repairs, installation, and maintenance, and we can handle whatever ails your water heater.

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Tankless Water Heater Special

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

NPE Tankless waterheater

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has a limited time special offer of $300 off the installation of a new tankless water heater system.  Tankless water heaters are an energy efficient way to heat the water in your home only when it is needed.

  • Never Run out of hot water again
  • Energy Efficient
  • Constant stream of fresh clean water
  • Space saving equipment
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Enjoy monthly energy savings

Call us today to take advantage of the special offer or schedule an appointment online.


This offer is for a Navien brand tankless water heater. Limited time offer. Not valid with any other offer independent. 


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