Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Replacement’

Should You Replace the Heater and AC at the Same Time?

Friday, March 29th, 2019

furnace-oldWhen you move into a new home, usually the AC and the furnace were installed at the same time—and usually they’ll need to be replaced at the same time as well. In other cases, either the AC or furnace will run down before the other (air conditioning systems in general don’t last as long as either gas or electric furnaces), and you’ll arrange to have the older unit replaced.

However, there’s a third possibility. What if one of the two comfort systems needs a replacement, and you decide to replace both, even though the other system is still in good working order?

This isn’t an outlandish idea. Homeowners often make this choice on the advice of professional HVAC installers and enjoy benefits from it. It isn’t automatically the right choice, but it’s something to consider.

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Your AC in a Heat Wave: A Few Things to Know

Monday, September 17th, 2018

sunshine-imageThe heat here in the Central Valley these last few weeks has been … well, there’s been a lot of it. Recording breaking heat. In July, Fresno broke the record of consecutive days with triple digit heat—22 days, starting on July 6, according to the Fresno Bee. The newspaper also predicted the heat might subside in late August. But the heat waves sweeps on and on. We’re still experiencing days peaking in the triple-digits, with other days hovering in the 90s.

We hope you haven’t had to deal with any serious heat-related emergencies (we did a post on recognizing these emergencies) and that your air conditioner is still managing to keep your home cool. In fact, let’s talk about your AC and the heat. There are a few important things to know about running your air conditioner during these extremes.

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What Could Go Wrong with Your AC’s Condenser

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-tool-bagThe condenser, or condenser unit, is one of the vital parts of a home’s air conditioning system. When HVAC technicians refer to the condenser, they’re talking about the entire outdoor unit of a split system air conditioner, the type most people use for home comfort. The condenser houses the compressor, which places the refrigerant under pressure so it will circulate through the system, condenser coils where heat is released to the outdoors to cool down the refrigerant, and a blower fan to draw air across the condenser coils and then exhaust the heat out of the unit.

The condenser is therefore responsible for two crucial functions in the AC: to move refrigerant and to exhaust heat.

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Cool Cash Spring Rebates

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Save up to $1650 in rebates on qualified Home Comfort Systems by Carrier. Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in the Central Valley since 1952. We are proud to announce the Carrier Cool Cash Rebates begin March 1st, 2018.

Spring is a great time to replace or upgrade your air conditioning system in your home before the summer heat wave begins. When you replace your older system with new more efficient equipment you can see monthly energy cost savings immediately. It is a great time to take advantage of Spring rebates before the high temperatures and hot days begin in the Fresno and Madera, CA.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has been serving Fresno, Madera and the Central Valley since 1952. We offer free estimates for replacement units and new installation with a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and a quick response time. Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning and ask about Spring Cool Cash savings today.

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Benefits to Upgrading to a High Efficiency HVAC System

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

checkmark-greenAs spring approaches, it’s a great time to give some thought to making an upgrade to your old HVAC system. If your heating and air conditioning system is more than 15 years old, or it has started to require more repairs while running up steeper utility bills, this is probably the year to have the system replaced—and with one that’s more efficient than your old system was even when it was new.

Because of advances in heating and air conditioning technology, almost any system you have professionally installed will perform at better energy efficiency. But we recommend you look into a special high efficiency system for your HVAC in Fresno, CA. These systems cost more to install, but the benefits are tremendous and the extra costs will soon be paid back.

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My AC Is Short-Cycling… Should I Be Worried?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagYes, you should be worried! But you can stop worrying quickly, because all you have to do is contact our HVAC specialists, any day of the week, and we’ll have technicians out to your home to find out what’s wrong with your air conditioning system. Then we’ll have the problem solved, fast.

We could end the blog post right here, but we want to share some information with you about why short-cycling is trouble for an air conditioning system and the various ways it might start. Short-cycling can be the symptom of many different AC issues, from minor to major. The air conditioner could need a new filter, or it might need to be replaced. Our technicians will discover the exact issue and find the best air conditioning service in Madera, CA to get your home cooled down once more.

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Low Airflow: Why This Happens, What Can Be Done

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

fan-on-white-backgroundWhether you have your heating or air conditioning system running (at this time of the year, you never know which one you’ll need) a common trouble you may encounter is a drop in the airflow coming from the room vents. There are many different reasons for a decline in airflow, which is why we recommend you call on our professionals to take a look into the situation to discover what needs to be fixed—or replaced.

Below we’ll look at some of the causes of low airflow and how they can be remedied.

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Options to Include with a Complete System Replacement

Monday, July 18th, 2016

No home’s HVAC system will last forever. Eventually, the heating and air conditioning system will wear down to the point where doing further repairs can be throwing money away. Costly repairs may only keep the system operating for a short time before it’s time for another repair. The system can also drain additional money through inefficient operation. A replacement system gives you a fresh start with an AC and heater that require few repairs and work at peak energy efficiency.

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Why You Need Professionals for Air Conditioning System Installation and Replacement

Monday, June 6th, 2016

You’ve made the choice to have an ailing older air conditioning system replaced with a new, energy-saving unit. Or you’re arranging to have the first AC system installed for a new home. Either way, to ensure that you have the best possible installation, it’s important to hire experienced professional HVAC contractors for this service.

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My Air Conditioning System Is Noisy—Should I Replace It?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

It’s important that you keep a close watch out for signs of troubles in your air conditioning system so you can have them fixed in time to beat out the summer temperatures. After all, summers in Fresno, CA can be intense, and the heat places a great deal of stress on an air conditioning system.

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