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

Why Is My Furnace Making That Noise?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

woman-listeningIf you’re asking this question, you’re already on the way to solving the problem. That you’ve noticed the furnace is making an odd sound is good news—not for the furnace, but for timely heater repair in Fresno, CA. The sooner you detect a strange sound coming from the furnace, the sooner you can call our technicians to investigate it and find out what repairs may need to be done. It always pays to move fast on potential furnace problems because it helps avoid safety concerns, the trouble getting worse, a more expensive repair, or the furnace breaking down entirely.

A malfunctioning furnace can make several types of noises. Below we’ll look at some of the more common. Please leave the actual diagnosis of the malfunction to our professionals, however.

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Advice on Energy-Saving Thermostat Settings for Your Heating

Monday, January 11th, 2021

hand-setting-thermostatWe want you to enjoy the best possible heating in Fresno, CA or wherever you live in the Central Valley each winter. We’ve served the area for many decades and are dedicated to providing the best in heating repair, replacement, and maintenance. But sometimes what our customers need the most in the moment is good, old-fashioned advice about running their heating systems.

For example, we’d like to give you advice on how best to set your home’s thermostat during the winter so that you save money—without having to freeze! Thermostats can be as simple as a manual dial or as intricate as state-of-the-art Wi-Fi “smart” models, but at the core, they are about setting a target temperature in the house for the heater to reach. Let’s look into what settings are best for lowering costs.

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Spread the Warmth with Coats for Kids in 2020

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is kicking off Coats for Kids 2020. We are now collecting coats for the Annual Coats for Kids drive in the Central Valley to spread the warmth to Fresno and the surrounding areas. We are proud to be working with our customers, local schools and our community to collecting coats. Collection dates are Nov 10th – Dec. 11th, 2020.

Coats for Kids 2020

Drop off is Easy! Please bring new coats to our local office at 232 South Schnoor Street. For your safety, you can give us a call at (559) 674-2774 when you arrive in our parking lot and we will do a curbside pickup.

This year, due to Covid-19 the Coats for Kids program will be accepting NEW coats only in 2020. Please know that your donation of a new coat will go a long way to help keep the kids in our Valley warm through the winter months. This is especially important in a tough and unprecedented year like 2020.

Thank you to the teachers, parents and students at St. Joachim Schools. We were overwhelmed by the donations and generosity. We also want to thank our Customers, Friends and Employees, who are already bringing in coats for this drive. The support of our local community has a far reach and we may never know the full impact these acts of kindness have for our youth.

A BIG thank you to 93.7 Kiss Country radio station for all the great work they do! All of the coats collected will be given to children who need them most.

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How Often You Need to Replace the Furnace Filter

Monday, November 16th, 2020

man-with-furnace-filterWe hope you’ve already contacted our team for your annual heating maintenance. It’s the best way to ensure your heating system works at its best through the coming winter. During maintenance, one of the steps we take is to replace the filter for the furnace. A congested filter creates numerous problems for a furnace, including causing it to shut down when you need it the most.

Although changing the filter is a maintenance task an HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA will do, it’s one you’ll have to handle as well, since the filter must be changed over the season on a regular basis. You can ask us how to do the filter change so you can take care of the job yourself until you see us again for AC maintenance in the spring.

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The ENERGY STAR-Rated Furnace: What It Means

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

gas-furnaceYou may be in the middle of deciding on a new furnace installation for your home. Fall is the best time to have this job done. If you’re still on the fence about getting a new furnace, call our technicians for assistance. We’ll provide you with honest and straightforward answers about whether it’s time to send your current furnace to the scrapheap and put in a new one, or if repairs can keep a heating system working effectively and efficiently for a few more years.

If you choose to have a new furnace installation in Fresno, CA, you’ll face more decisions. We can help you with this as well. In this post, we’ll talk about installing a furnace that meets the ENERGY STAR requirements, a program by the Department of Energy that guides consumers to products that are energy efficient and have other beneficial features.

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Why Has My Gas Furnace Shut Down?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

furnace-isolated-whiteAs we move toward the end of the year, furnaces will begin to come to life all over the Central Valley, and they’ll remain working steadily through the winter and into spring. At least, we hope they work steadily. A furnace failure can put a family in a bad position. Fortunately, you can always call us for furnace repair in Fresno, CA and throughout the Central Valley and we’ll get your furnace back in shape.

Below we’re going to look at some of the reasons your gas furnace may have shut off. Many of these are minor problems that you can correct yourself. Not repair yourself, however. These are basic troubleshooting steps. Please don’t open the furnace panel and try to tinker around inside. You probably won’t be able to fix the problem yourself and it’s potentially dangerous to try. You must leave all service on a gas furnace to licensed professionals.

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Schedule Heating Maintenance Early This Fall!

Monday, October 12th, 2020

USA-LogoOctober is here, and if you haven’t thought about getting year heating system ready for the coming cooler weather—and that cooler weather will be here before you know it—now is the time. Heating maintenance is important every year, but this year you especially want your heating system to be prepared for the cold and give you few if any problems.

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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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The Heatwave and Your AC—Some Tips

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

sunshine-imageThe late summer heat in the Central Valley can be brutal. Right now, we’re passing through a heatwave, and that means air conditioning systems are putting in heavy work. We know you only want to schedule air conditioning service in Fresno, CA if you absolutely have to. Nobody wants a failing or busted air conditioning system when the weather is hotter than 90°F! Our HVAC technicians will work fast and diligently when you need us, but you’ll end up with some period of discomfort before the situation is fixed.

We have a few tips to help your air conditioner handle the intense heat. Our experts are here to assist when you have an AC that’s putting your family’s comfort and safety in jeopardy during the August heat.

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