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Friday Blog 1/25/19

January 25th, 2019

Coats for Kids Wrap Up 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning wrapped up the 2018 Coats for Kids drive.

We enjoyed working with our customers, community and our local schools.   We give a big thank you our partners at Saint Joachim School.   The students and parents brought in numerous coats.   We are proud to announce we collected over 300 coats.    All of the coats collected will stay in Madera County and will be distributed by our local Salvation Army Office.

We want to thank our customers and friends who brought in both new and slightly used coats for this drive.  Thank you to the teachers, parents and students at St. Joachim Schools!  We were overwhelmed by the donations and generosity.   Huge thank you to our local Salvation Army for all the great work they do!    All of the coats collected will be given to children who need them most in the local San Joaquin Valley.

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What to Consider Before Buying a New HVAC System

December 31st, 2018

woman-relaxingA new year is starting and you’re probably making some long-term plans. If you’re reading this, a new HVAC system is likely part of those plans. You’ve definitely come to the right people—we’ve worked on heating in Clovis, CA and throughout the Central Valley for more than sixty-five years.

Putting in a new HVAC system isn’t something you want to rush into, since you’ll want to have a system that will last for 15 years or more. Making sure you have the ideal system for your needs and also a system that won’t waste energy requires making some important decisions. Below are a few things you should consider before going through with the installation.

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Why Won’t the Furnace Evenly Heat My House?

December 21st, 2018

cold-man-with-thermostatA furnace system must have more than heating power to provide comfort to a house. It also needs to be able to evenly distribute heat around the different rooms connected to the ducts. After all, a furnace without a working air handler to move air from the furnace cabinet and into the ductwork isn’t much good!

One of the more frequent problems homeowners have with a furnace is when the heater creates hot or cold spots around the rooms. The family room may feel stuffy when the thermostat is set at a moderately warm temperature, while one of the upstairs rooms is as warm as an ice-skating rink.

We have many years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining furnaces in Madera, CA and throughout the Central Valley. We’ve handled numerous repair jobs to fix uneven heating issues. Below are some of the more common causes of this problem we’ve dealt with. You can trust us to have your uneven home heating remedied.

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Carrier Shines the Spotlight on Purl’s!

December 10th, 2018

Earlier this year, we were immensely honored to announce that Carrier awarded Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning with their prestigious President’s Award. This award is only given to an elite group of dealers who are Carrier Factory Authorized and have met the strict standards of the Carrier Corporation. Of these dealers, only the top 2% in the nation are qualified for the President’s Award. We were given the award thanks to our customer satisfaction and excellence in business and sales leadership and our many years as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. (We’ve been a dealer since 1973!)

Right now, Carrier’s website is spotlighting a few of the home service companies who have received the 2018 President’s Award—and we’re right there! According to the website, Carrier “award[s] this honor to our deserving dealers to support business improvements and show gratitude for their customer loyalty. Recipients serve as role models, sharing ‘best practices’ to help cultivate excellence across the dealer group.”

We’re once again proud to have earned this distinction, and we’ll continue forward with the same spirit that has made us a trusted Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer for 45 years!

At Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success!” since 1952. Arrange for service today in the Central Valley.

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How Long Will My Furnace Filter Last?

December 4th, 2018

air-fliter-cuCalifornia has recently experienced a series of major fires. Thankfully for us in the Central Valley, these fires were in the north and south of the state. But we’re not strangers to these disasters: last summer wildfires scorched more than 1700 acres in Fresno and Mariposa counties. This caused a plunge in air quality for surrounding areas. When this happens, we recommend making an immediate change to the furnace filter on your HVAC cabinet. Otherwise, extra pollutants trapped in the filter will further drop indoor air quality.

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Important Gas Furnace Safety Tips

November 20th, 2018

inside-a-gas-furnaceYour gas furnace is going to turn on soon and settle in for another winter of warming your home. You want to make sure the furnace not only runs reliably, but also runs safely. Below we’ve listed a few tips that will help your family relax and enjoy a safe winter with a natural gas furnace in Fresno, CA.

Know the smell of gas leaks and how to react

You’ve probably heard that carbon monoxide is colorless, tasteless, and odorless, making it difficult to detect. However, natural gas manufacturers place a chemical called mercaptan into the gas to give it a distinct—and unpleasant—smell. Mercaptan is harmless, but it smells like rotten eggs—a smell most people associate with sulfur. If you notice this smell in your home, you may have a dangerous gas leak. Don’t wait to find out if it’s from the furnace or not! Leave your house right away, and don’t attempt to call for help while still inside.

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5 Mistakes With Your Gas Furnace to Avoid This Year

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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Air Quality and Fighting the Flu Season

October 22nd, 2018

HVACkidAs the cold weather approaches, so does the dreaded flu season. There are good medical methods you can use to prepare for flu season, as well as simple precautions like getting into the habit of regularly washing your hands. But you may not be aware of the ways you can improve your home’s indoor air quality to make it easier to get through flu season without getting sick.

Yes, indoor air quality can play a big part in whether you and other people in your household catch the flu, the cold, or other illnesses during the fall and winter. Once germs and viruses get into your house, they’ll start to circulate through the ventilation system, making is easier for them to spread from person to person. Fresh air can help—but you often don’t want to open your home to outdoor air when it’s cold.

Fortunately, we offer indoor air quality solutions that can help you enjoy a much healthier home this coming flu season.

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Duct Sealing Is a Good Way to Prep for Winter

October 5th, 2018

duct-sealing-with-caulkingWhen we offer advice to people about how to prepare their HVAC systems during the fall so they’re ready for winter, we start with a reminder about regular heating maintenance. This is the number one priority to ensure a heating system works at peak efficiency and safety and encounters few (if any) malfunctions.

But we have another piece of advice for homes with central heating, which is to have the ductwork tested to check for leaks. Sealing leaky ductwork makes an enormous difference for both comfort and energy savings in winter.

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Friday Blog 10/05/18

October 5th, 2018

Friday Blog 10/05/18: Whole House Fans

The summer heat had us all running our AC systems to stay cool. Another great affordable
option to cool and refresh your home is a Quiet Cool Whole House Fan. These systems are
true to their name and truly quiet. They use innovative technology to create a quiet and
peaceful environment. This provide another way to cool your home while refreshing the inside
air and cutting cooling costs. This is a very efficient system so it only takes a little time before
the house is cool and will stay this way for hours. It is best to run in the evening or early
morning when the air outside is cooler. Contact us for more information on the benefits of
whole house fans. Ask us how to save $100 on the installation of a new whole house fan.

Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning and we can help you install a QuietCool Whole House Fan in your Madera, CA home!

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