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

5 Mistakes With Your Gas Furnace to Avoid This Year

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Furnace-standardGas furnaces are the #1 way to heat homes in the Central Valley. In fact, they’re the #1 way to heat homes across the country thanks to their powerful heating ability and the lower cost of natural gas compared to electricity. Furnaces are dependable and energy-saving.

If your household is one of the numerous ones that uses a furnace for heating in Fresno, CA, we have some advice for what not to do this coming winter. These are common mistakes people make with gas furnaces that can lead to them working poorly or even becoming hazardous. We want you to stay safe all winter and enjoy the best performance from your gas furnace, so watch out for these 5 furnace mistakes.

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It’s Not Too Late for Your HVAC Maintenance for Winter!

Monday, November 20th, 2017

hands-opening-heating-cabinetIt looks like we’re going to enjoy a warm—or at least moderately cool—Thanksgiving here in the Central Valley. We can’t expect this to last, of course. By the end of December, the heating systems in our homes will be working regularly, and they’ll keep up their hard work through until April.

The takeaway from this is that you still have time left to have major problems with your heating system fixed before the heater gets down its the hard winter work. And, if you haven’t yet scheduled regular fall maintenance for your heating system, it’s still fall and not too late to have it done. Simply put, you shouldn’t miss your heating maintenance for the year. It’s better late than never, and right now it’s definitely not too late.

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for the Winter Months

Monday, October 30th, 2017

capsAlthough the official start of winter doesn’t arrive until the third week in December, the cooling in the Central Valley often sets in earlier. Right now, we are still experiencing warm days, but the nights are developing a chill. Once Daylight Savings time ends in November, we can anticipate a faster change in the temperatures to the colder side. Right now is the time to see that your HVAC system is prepared for the change in seasons. Here’s what you can do to help prepare it.

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Ways Your Local HVAC Contractor Can Help You in the Fall

Monday, September 25th, 2017

autumn-backgroundTemperatures are still warm and sometimes hot here in the Central Valley as we enter into the official beginning of fall. You’ll need to keep a close watch on your AC during this time to catch repair issues, but this is also a period to begin preparing for the colder days of later fall—and the winter after it. We’re here to help you with whatever you need for HVAC in Fresno, CA. In fact, we have a couple ideas for how we can be of service to you this season.

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How a Dirty HVAC Air Filter Creates Problems

Monday, March 13th, 2017

outdoor-air-conditioning-unitMarch is a strange time for the weather in the Central Valley. It’s hard to predict the swings in temperature, which can run into near-summer warmth only to drop back to the lowest points of winter. It’s an important month for the transition between heating season and cooling season: you need to have a furnace in good shape and an air conditioning system ready for the heavy work ahead.

No matter which forced-air comfort system you use the most during March, there’s a component the two systems have in common that requires special attention, the air filter. This filter must be changed on a regular basis as part of ongoing heating and air conditioning maintenance.

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Why Changing the HVAC Air Filter Is Important

Monday, February 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-outdoor-cabinetWith the official start of spring less than a month away, people are thinking about preparing their home for hotter weather. Although here in the Central Valley we’re not quite ready to stop using our heating systems, there are some steps to take now that will help prepare for the seasonal transition. The most important is to schedule your regular maintenance in Madera, CA. Getting on the schedule for the spring maintenance visit at this time of year means you’ll have your air conditioning system inspected, tuned-up, and ready to go when the time comes.

If you haven’t already, contact our team to sign up for our Ultimate Service Agreement, which provides superb maintenance during the year for both your air conditioning and heating system. The benefits you’ll receive thanks to regular maintenance are immense.

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Freezing Weather Ahead: Is Your HVAC System Maintained and Ready?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The cold winter weather has arrived. But we can anticipate much colder in the first months of the New Year. When the outdoor temperatures drop below freezing, you’re HVAC system will undergo an immense amount of stress to provide your family with the warmth it absolutely requires. This leads to the Big Winter Heating Question: Is your HVAC system ready for freezing weather?

We’ll take a closer look by asking a few questions.

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4 Ways You Might Compromise Your Furnace This Winter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

If you’ve enjoyed steady warmth and reliable performance from your gas furnace during the previous winters, you may start to think that the system is in excellent shape and that won’t change. But there are ways you can compromise your furnace through neglect and other simple mistakes—and they can lead to a broken-down heater or even one that’s developing safety hazards. We’re going to examine 4 ways that you might compromise your furnace this coming winter.

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Sign Up for Our Maintenance Program This Fall!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

USA LogoNow that it’s October, we can expect the weather to begin to cool down. The true winter weather is still a ways off, but now is the time to start getting ready for its arrival. There are many winter preparation tasks you can do around the house (such as putting in weather stripping), but perhaps the most important is to schedule professional maintenance for your furnace or other home heating system.

The simplest way to manage professional maintenance is to sign up for our Ultimate Service Agreement (USA). This takes care of both your heating and air conditioning maintenance during the year. When you sign up now, you’ll have the maintenance inspection and tune-up for your heater done in plenty of time for winter.

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Some Checks to Make on Your Furnace During the Winter

Friday, December 18th, 2015

We want to open this blog by emphasizing that only trained professionals should handle furnace repairs. Although we’ve provided a list of tips below for ways to check that your furnace is operating as it should, you should never attempt to diagnose a problem or perform a maintenance task (other than changing or replacing the filter) on your own. If you suspect that your furnace has a fault or it’s running inefficiently, call our service technicians. We’re here to serve you seven days a week.

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