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Rains Mean More Pollen! We’ll Help Protect your Indoor Air Quality

April 5th, 2018

woman-with-allergiesIt’s been raining this week and last week in Fresno, CA. This rainfall is very welcome, since we’ve been going through a drought and rain brings relief for farmers. But there’s a downside—and we don’t mean having an outdoor touch football game being rained out. Spring rains cause the pollen count to rise, and this can be terrible for allergies. Watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and all types of allergy irritations occur because there’s too much pollen drifting in the air.

One of our jobs here at Purl’s Sheet Metal is to help locals improve their indoor air quality. We have solutions to keep control of the pollen count and other allergens inside your house.

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Carrier President’s Award 2018

April 3rd, 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning receives the 2018 Carrier President’s Award

We are so proud to announce that Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning was awarded one of Carrier’s highest awards “The President’s Award”. This award is only presented to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers. Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers are an elite group of dealers that are required to meet a strict set of standards set forth by The Carrier Corporation. Of that group, only the top 2 percent in the nation qualify to receive the President’s Award.

The award is based on a dealer’s representation of the Carrier product line, customer satisfaction, excellence in business and sales leadership. The number of years as a loyal Carrier Dealer also contributes to the award criteria. President’s award winners are invited to serve as part of a national sounding board to the Carrier brand leadership team.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in Madera, CA has been a Carrier Dealer since 1973 and a Factory Authorized Dealer since the program began in 2003. The Presidents Awards were presented during the Annual Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer National Dealer Meeting held March 8-10th.

Purl’s Sheet Metal maintains and services HVAC equipment and our team is available to handle all of your maintenance and emergency needs. Please contact us today to learn more about Purl’s Sheet Metal and the complete range of cooling and heating products and services we offer.

Purls Sheet Metal Carrier President's Award 2018

Pictures- Left to right Craig Duncan- Sigler Wholesale Distributors Branch Manager, Lisa Davidson, Kurt Davidson (C0-Owner Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning)

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Why You Should Use a Licensed and Insured Contractor

March 23rd, 2018

crossed-wrenchesIf you look at the home page of our website, you’ll see right under our name at the top of the page is our contractor’s license number: 463756. We have it displayed there because the license is what sets us apart from an amateur contractor. Each state has different requirements for licensing and regulation. Here in California, holding a license means a contractor has the necessary insurance and bonding required locally.

But what does this mean to you as a customer? Why should you turn to a contractor who has a license and insurance rather than to an amateur who offers low costs? One reason is the basic quality of the service you’ll get. But right now we’re going to look specifically at the importance of the license and insurance.

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How a Wireless “Tstat” Can Help You Save Energy and Money

March 12th, 2018

The technology behind climate control continues to improve each year. The top of the line thermostats today are advanced to a level where they’re essentially A.I. computers capable of handling home comfort on their own and maximizing energy use. The wireless or Wi-Fi thermostat is one of these fantastic advances in thermostat technology. This type of thermostat contains numerous features, such as “smart” programming and remote access.

You may be interested in wireless thermostats in Fresno, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley as a way of boosting your household HVAC system. What are the advantages of going with a wireless “Tstat”? Let’s take a look at a few of the biggest ones.

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Purl’s Helps with Valley Children’s Healthcare’s Kids Day

March 9th, 2018

Purls_Sheet_Metal_Valley_Childrens_Hospital_Kids_Day_FundraiserAt Purl’s, we believe in giving to the community we serve. That’s why we take active parts in charitable events like Kids Day.

Since 1988, Valley Children’s Healthcare has partnered with ABC30 and the Fresno Bee to create Kids Day—one of the largest fundraising events in the Central Valley. A special edition of the Fresno Bee is sold to provide donations to the hospital. This special edition of the paper contains stories of patients and photographs illustrating the essential pediatric medical care the Valley Children’s Hospital offers. Kids Day has helped cover millions of dollars in uncompensated care. This allows the hospital to treat kids with life-threatening conditions whose families may not be able to afford proper care.

Purl’s is proud to participate in this event. Karen at Purl’s was in charge of our local chapter to raise funds for Valley Children’s Hospital. She and a friend spoke to local schools and motivated volunteers to help with the cause. She helped coordinate with organizations to pick up the newspapers for distribution and sale.

Last year alone, Kids Day helped to raise $700,000 for the hospital—and this year hopes are high for even greater success!

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning: Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success Since 1952.

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Cool Cash Spring Rebates

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

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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Heating Troubles That May Be the Fault of the Air Filter

January 31st, 2018

air-fliter-cuModern heating systems are normally reliable, year after year, provided they receive a professional installation by licensed HVAC technicians and continue to have annual maintenance. But no system can ever be 100% reliable, and no amount of care can protect a heater from all malfunctions. At some point in your current heater’s service life, you may need to call for heating repair in Fresno, CA from our trained team.

One of the more common problems that affect forced-air systems (which include all types of furnace and heat pumps) is trouble with the air filter. This isn’t a filter for providing better indoor air quality, but the standard filter attached to the HVAC cabinet that stops dust and dirt from getting into the heater through the return air vents. An air filter clogs over time and must be replaced every 1 to 3 months so air can flow freely through the blower and heater.

If a clogged filter is left in place, it can lead to these heating problems:

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Why Won’t My Heater Stop Running?

January 17th, 2018

question-mark-badgeWhen you set your furnace or other home heating system to come on, and then nothing happens, you’ll instantly know you have a problem. It might be a simple issue, like a tripped circuit breaker or clogged air filter. It could a more serious malfunction, and in that case you’ll need the assistance of HVAC professionals to inspect and repair your heating in Fresno, CA or elsewhere in the Central Valley.

There’s a flip side to this: a heating system that comes on and won’t shut off. When this happens, not only will the heating system waste immense amounts of energy and risk suffering permanent damage, but the house can become overheated, stuffy, and unpleasant. Why does this happen? What can be done about it?

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Davidson Racing & McKenzie Rage at the River!

January 8th, 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is a sponsor for Davidson Racing in the 2017 McKenzie’s Rage at the River Race, which was held in Laughlin, NV, this past Dec 7–9. Several of our Purl’s Sheet Metal team participated in this off-road racing event as owners and drivers.

Racers, pit crews, and spectators packed the town for this off-road extravaganza. And it was the perfect sunny weekend for an off-road race! Over 300 entrants participated in the 12-mile tight racing course. The event included three days of racing, including qualifying, a fun run, and heat races. It was the perfect venue for SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts) to wrap up their 2017 season of racing.

Davidson Racing closed off the weekend with Beans Davidson finishing 8th in Class 12 and Kurt Davidson Jr. finishing in the top 20 of his class of 50 entrants! The team is looking forward to their next race in February of 2018.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning creates custom sheet metal for many local race teams in our Central Valley. We are proud to support all types of racing and helping our local teams bring to life their custom sheet metal designs and ideas.

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