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

Are You Considering a High-Efficiency Furnace for 2023?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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This may be the winter when you realize that your current gas furnace is approaching the end of its service life. You’re seeing higher gas bills when you run it, and the idea of paying a high cost to repair it the next time it breaks isn’t appealing. These are all good reasons to invest in a heating replacement in Fresno, CA during the coming spring. (Or even right now if your heater simply fails on you.) But is this the year to invest in a high-efficiency furnace? These heating systems cost more than mid-efficiency gas furnaces, but there are many reasons to give them serious consideration.

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Were the Recent Rains Too Much for Your Rain Gutters?

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Northern and Central California are seeing a large amount of rain at the end of December and the start of January. That’s good news in some ways, since it helps to ease drought conditions. But it can be rough in other ways—such as on your house.

Protecting your home from rainfall is one of the jobs of rain gutters. Like any part of a home, rain gutters will wear down over time and eventually need to be replaced. With all the rain coming down in the Central Valley, it’s a good time to check to see if you need to replace your rain gutters in Fresno, CA.

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Why You Aren’t Getting Enough Hot Water From Your Water Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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Nobody wants to get up in the morning and discover that the hot shower that gets them prepared for the day quickly changes into a lukewarm shower … or even a cold one. It’s especially a trial during the winter days!

If you’ve run into a problem where your water heater is delivering hot water, but not as much as it used to, then you’ll certainly want to have something done about it. Below are five common causes of this problem that we can solve for you.

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What Does a Furnace Limit Switch Do?

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Gas furnaces work on a basic principle: lit gas flames heat air that is blown through the furnace and into the rooms through ductwork. But gas furnaces are complex devices that have several safety features and mechanisms that allow them to work correctly and without creating hazards. 

One of the key components for the operation of a furnace is the furnace limit switch. You don’t need to know all the details about this part, but understanding the basics will help you know more about how your furnace works—and why it sometimes doesn’t work.

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Benefits of Having a Heat Pump Combined With Solar Energy

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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A heat pump is a type of HVAC system that uses the same refrigerant-based operation as a central air conditioner, except it can reverse the direction it operates so that it can work to heat a home as well as cool it. Using a heat pump can help a home save money on its heating costs, since it consumes less energy to move heat rather than generate it the way a furnace does.

No other type of air-source heat pump provides as many benefits as one combined with solar power. With a solar-powered heat pump installed in your home, you’ll have your year-round comfort needs taken care of with one system that runs primarily from the free and renewable energy of the sun.

If you’re interested in installing a heat pump in Fresno, CA, here are some of the excellent benefits of using a solar-powered one:

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Why Won’t My Gas Furnace Turn On?

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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This isn’t a situation you want to run into when the outdoor temperatures drop. A gas furnace not heating can happen for multiple reasons, some simple and easy to correct with troubleshooting, others that require calling professionals like ours to handle repairs.

We’re going to look at some of the common causes for a furnace that won’t turn on and provide heat to a home. Although we’ll point out situations where you can remedy the issue on your own, we want to stress that any actual repair must have a licensed expert. Tinkering with a gas furnace on your own can be extremely hazardous. When you have any doubts about your gas furnace, please reach out to us rather than attempt to solve it yourself.

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When Should I Schedule Duct Cleaning?

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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We’re glad you’re asking this question, because far too many homeowners forget that duct cleaning is an important routine service. Air ducts are hidden from sight in a house, making it easy for people to forget them or realize that they may need occasional service like duct testing and duct cleaning.

We offer duct cleaning in Fresno, CA and have many years of experience handling this service. We can help you determine when it’s best to call us to schedule this job, whether as a routine maintenance service or because you’ve got extremely dirty ductwork.

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The Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Systems

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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Ductless mini split systems are a type of comfort system for homes that work through a series of wall-mounted air handlers. Think of one of these systems as similar to a standard split system air conditioner, except the condenser doesn’t connect to a single indoor blower and evaporator hooked to ductwork. Instead, it connects to a series of separate mini-air handlers/evaporators placed throughout the rooms.

We offer installation of ductless heating and ductless air conditioning Fresno, CA. These systems aren’t ideal for all homes, but their benefits make them attractive options if you’re planning on making upgrades or changes to your HVAC system or if you live in an older home lacking ductwork. 

Here are a few of the best benefits of ductless mini splits…

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Why Does My AC Smell Strange?

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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An air conditioning system is not supposed to have any noticeable odor as it runs. The air from the vents should have the neutral smell of the rest of the house. If you start to detect any smell from the air vents you’ve never noticed before, such as a dirty laundry stink, rotten eggs, or an acrid burning, it’s something to pay attention to.

You may need to call our technicians for air conditioning system repair in Fresno, CA after you notice any of these odors. A few may have simple causes, but in many situations, these odors warn of a bigger problem with an AC. We’ll look into these strange air conditioning system smells and what they may mean.

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Time to Prep for the Heat With AC Maintenance

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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We’re experiencing extremely hot days in the Central Valley—days with true summer heat, and spring has only just started. You may have had to turn on your AC for the first time in several months to battle the heat. But your air conditioning system is going to need extra help to handle the continuing heat we’ll face through the middle of the year: professional air conditioning maintenance.

We always stress with our customers the importance of having their air conditioning systems professionally inspected and tuned up annually, preferably in spring to beat out the hot weather. The weather is already turning hot, so the time to call us to schedule your regular air conditioning maintenance in Fresno, CA is now. 

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