Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog

Can I Replace My Furnace in Mid-Winter?

February 10th, 2020

gas-furnaceThis question is one we can start to answer by first asking another question:

Why are you thinking about a furnace replacement in mid-winter?

How you answer this can help guide your decision, although we always recommend you call our technicians about heating in Fresno, CA before making a major choice. Expert advice is best for a large decision like this. We can offer some advice here, but general recommendations are no substitute for working directly with pros. Our technicians can examine your furnace and house and work to find the right solution, whether it’s a replacement, repairs, or something else.

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How an HVAC Contractor Can Help You Lower Your Heating Bills

January 13th, 2020

piggy-bankYou can find plenty of tips with an internet search on how to cut down your home heating bills. Many of these are common sense: “Wear warmer clothing and lower the thermostat” and “change the furnace filter every 1–3 months.” Good advice and easy for your household to do.

But the most effective methods of lowering winter heating costs, especially if those costs seem too high, is to work with an HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA. Our technicians have years of experience helping customers in the Central Valley enjoy better, less expensive comfort.

We’ve listed a few of the ways we can curb those heating bills with our services. The best method is to arrange for us to come to your house and look over your HVAC equipment. We’ll find what you need for more affordable heating.

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Signs You Have a Dying Water Heater

December 30th, 2019

Old-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last for years without suffering leaks, corrosion, or drops in performance. But no water heater is designed to last forever. Depending on how old your current water heater is and how well it’s been maintained, you may soon find yourself needing to have the unit replaced.

Below we’ll look at common warning signs that you should make “install a new water heater” one of your first priorities for 2020.

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Why We Recommend Dryer Vent Cleaning

December 16th, 2019

purl-s-hvac-service-and-repair-purls-madera-dryer-ventYou probably don’t often think of your clothing dryer as a source of potential danger in your house. Unfortunately, fires due to clothes dryers are among the leading causes of residential fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 dryer fires occur each year, leading to 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and a reported $236 million in property loss.

What causes these fires? Why would something as seemingly innocent as the clothes dryer turn into a major fire hazard?

The answer: clogged dryer vents.

Fortunately, there’s a basic solution to this problem, which is to call us to schedule dryer vent cleaning.

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Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance With Our USA Club

December 2nd, 2019

cold-sweater-manIt’s amazing that December has already arrived and the year 2019 is almost over. We know you’re probably ferociously busy with your seasonal plans and preparations for the new year. But we want to make sure you’ve gotten your annual heating maintenance already taken care of. It’s something we recommend all our clients schedule for their heating systems during the fall.

If you’ve already had our technicians perform heating maintenance in Fresno, CA for your house, great. If you haven’t, you don’t need to panic that it’s too late. It’s not too late—and it’s still technically fall! It’s always better to have heating maintenance done every year, no matter how late into the season, rather than skip it. The consequences of missing maintenance can be steep:

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Coats for Kids 2019!

November 22nd, 2019

We are proud to kick off our annual Coats for Kids drive for 2019!

Winter months are on the horizon, and the cold weather will arrive before we know it. Please don’t throw away any coats that are too small for your kids—you can donate them to help others. Bring in any new or gently used coats to Purl’s. All these donations stay in the community and help children in our area.

About Coats for Kids

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to join Kiss Country (KSKS 93.7 Fresno) and the Salvation Army as a collection sponsor for the 2019 Coats for Kids drive. Each year the community and local businesses work with the Salvation Army to collect gently used or new winter coats to keep kids warm in the cold months.

For more than 30 years, this campaign has brought together organizations, schools, businesses, and members of the community with the single goal to donate to children in need. Kiss Country has been part of Coats for Kids in the Central Valley for more than 20 years. Their efforts to bring this issue and coat drive to the forefront has made a real difference in the lives of many young children.

We have partnered with St. Joachim’s School and Howard Elementary School to help bring in even more coats! We love that the kids of our community are helping give back at such a young age.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning encourages our customers and members of the community to get involved and help keep the kids in our Valley warm. We’re open to the public as a drop-off location for coats, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make things easier, customers can also give coats directly to our service team during their winter USA service maintenance. Our goal is to help collect hundreds of coats in the hope that no child will have to be cold.

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

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Benefits of UV Light Installation

November 18th, 2019

UV-air-purifier-lightWinter is a time of low temperatures, but also a time filled with joy and celebrations. Unfortunately, something that comes along with the cold temperatures and more people gathering in homes is the rapid spread of illnesses. Yes, it’s cold and flu season once more.

Aside from medical precautions against getting sick this winter, you have other methods to make your house a healthier one. We recommend a basic indoor air quality improvement that can make a big difference for household health—installing a UV light to your HVAC system. These UV air purifiers provide multiple benefits to your home.

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Purl’s Helped at the Alegria Guild Annual “Day in the Country” Event

October 25th, 2019

This year, Purl’s was proud to volunteer at the Alegria Guild’s annual “Day in the Country” event. The Alegria Guild represents Madera County, and its members are made up of a diverse group of women who share in common a love for children. The annual “Day in the Country” is a women’s luncheon that’s great for gathering with friends and family to support Valley Children’s Healthcare.

This year’s event was held on October 5 and included the guild’s famous baked goods sale, box office raffle, door prizes, silent auction, and shopping at the Artisan Faire. Our Purl’s volunteers donated a handcrafted entertainment station for the event. We are always excited to support the Alegria Guild and Valley Children’s Hospital.

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

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Purl’s Supports the 4H and FFA Kids at the Madera Fair

October 25th, 2019

Purls-at-4h-hot-dog-fair

We’ve been a part of the local community for more than 65 years, and everyone at Purl’s is proud to support our future community leaders and achievers. This September, we got involved in supporting the 4-H and FFA children at the Madera Fair. Each year, the kids from FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) and 4-H (administered by the US Department of Agriculture to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility, and life skills of youth) hold a hot dog dinner.

We had a great night cooking hot dogs with the kids. It was a fantastic group! Thanks to Sheryl Berry for organizing and keeping us on track. We hope to keep this partnership and tradition going strong.

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

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Cold Weather Ahead! Sign Up for Our Ultimate Service Agreement

October 21st, 2019

Furnace-standardOne of the most important jobs we do as an HVAC company in Fresno, CA is help customers prepare for extreme weather. In the fall, we inspect and tune-up residential furnaces and other heating systems so they’re ready for the arrival of winter weather. Although we’re always glad to help customers when they have faulty heating systems, we’re even more glad to help them avoid those problems and hassles in the first place. Nobody wants their cozy indoor comfort interrupted during a chilly winter day, after all.

If you’re not currently signed up for our Ultimate Service Agreement, now is the right time to join. This agreement provides you with two annual maintenance tune-ups and inspections for your home—and we’ll start with the one for your heating system.

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