Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for April, 2013

Filter Options with Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Indoor air quality is critical to the health and well being of your household. Here at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, we have multiple filter options to fit your needs and budget. Check out this video for descriptions on three of the available options and give us a call today to get your filters changed!

 

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Fresno CA Air Conditioning FAQ: What Does The “Whole-Home” Approach To Home Efficiency Involve?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Ensuring that your home is cultivating the most efficient approach to its energy usage is a great way to reduce your utility bills and to reduce your environmental impact. There are steps you can take that do not involve massive renovations to your existing home. As we approach the summer and the peak usage times of our cooling systems, it’s important to take stock of the ways we can improve our current air conditioners. For more information about energy efficiency and your air conditioner, call the Fresno CA air conditioning experts at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today!

  • Air conditioning replacement. Whatever type of AC you currently have, if it is over 10 years old or requires frequent repairs, it may be a good time to consider replacing it with a high-energy efficiency model. Professional air conditioning installation can allow you to improve the way your home uses energy on a daily basis. Today’s air conditioners and heat pumps have SEER ratings (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) over 20, which makes them substantially more efficient than models produced just a decade ago. Ductless mini split air conditioning systems can offer SEER ratings of up to 26. While there are other factors involved in the whole-home approach, such upgrades can provide significant energy savings.
  • Duct cleaning and sealing. If you have a forced air distribution system, then you rely on ductwork to deliver cool air throughout your home. Unfortunately, over time your ducts can accumulate debris and develop cracks and loose connections. Professional duct cleaning and duct sealing are excellent ways to improve your whole-home energy efficiency, by eliminating costly leaks and obstructions.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. The EPA estimates that a programmable thermostat may save you up to $180 every year on your energy bill. If you have a conventional model, then consider upgrading it, so that you can customize your indoor climate, as well save energy when your home is unoccupied.

For more information about our whole-home approach to your energy efficiency, whether you’re interested in a new air conditioning system, ductwork improvements, or need a complete residential HVAC solution. For more information about your Fresno, CA air conditioning, contact Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today!

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Fresno CA Air Conditioning Repair Tip: Common AC Repairs

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Whether you have a central split, heat pump, or ductless mini split air conditioning system, it will need professional repair at some point in its life. Even if you received excellent installation and routine maintenance, repairs are inevitable. There are a lot of factors to consider when evaluating an air conditioner for repair, not the least of which is separating the problem from the root cause of the problem. You need to make sure that all AC repairs are handled by qualified Fresno air conditioning professionals in order to make sure that your air conditioner continues to run effectively and efficiently. For Fresno, CA air conditioning repair, call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today!

Let’s take a look at a few common AC repairs:

  • AC short cycling. If your AC turns on and off frequently, that’s known as “short-cycling”. It can occur for several different reasons, one of which is that your air conditioner is too large for your living space. When the size of the AC overpowers the size of the living space, it tends to turn on and off again. It may also become excessively or unevenly cold in your home. Another cause of short-cycling is due to an electrical problem with the blower motor that sends cool air out of the air handler.
  • Refrigerant leak. Your system requires an appropriate amount of refrigerant at all times. If a section of the refrigerant line or one of the coils has become damaged, refrigerant may begin to leak. This disrupts the entire refrigerant cycle, which depends upon pressurized movement between the coils, the expansion valve, and the compressor. It can lead to inadequate cooling.
  • Thermostat fault. You thermostat is the user interface of your cooling system. It’s responsible for communicating the setpoint (your desired temperature) to your air handler and sensing the temperature inside the home. Much depends upon the effective operation of the thermostat, so if it becomes damaged, or isn’t calibrated properly, it can cause your AC to short-cycle, to fail to operate, and inadequately cooling.

For more information about what you should look out for this spring as you prepare your AC for the summer, make sure you contact the Fresno, CA air conditioning repair experts at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today!

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Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tips in choosing a HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA

There are several things to check before you hire a heating or air conditioning contractor in Madera or Fresno, CA.

  1. Hire only a licensed contractor.  Check the CA state License Board and do an instant license check to confirm that the contractor has a current license status of “ACTIVE”.
  2. Check to make sure they are classified under HVAC C20 (warm-air, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and are qualified to do the job.
  3. Check to be sure they are fully insured and bonded and can provide you with insurance information upon request.
  4. Get several bids and make sure you are comparing the same equipment, service and options.
  5. First Impressions… Is the company representative properly identified and professionally dressed?  Do they have the proper tools to perform the work in your home? Check reputable review sites such Angie’s List.
  6. Choose a licensed contractor who will get the job done right the first time.   Hiring an unlicensed contractor can seem like a good deal in the beginning, but ends up costing you more money, more time and hassle in the end.

­­­Choosing Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning as your Contractor…    Experience the Difference!

 Reputable & Reliable

When you need reliable heating or cooling repair service or new equipment installation in Madera or Fresno, CA, call the experts at Purl’s Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning.  Our clients experience the difference of professionalism when they choose Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. We have been in business since 1952 and have an outstanding reputation in the Central Valley.   Our David Barnes-webtechnicians can repair any make and model of HVAC system.   With our years of experience, our customers recognize they have hired a qualified and licensed contractor from the start.  

Prompt Service

We take pride in a quick response time.   Our team will evaluate your needs and schedule the right person to help you get your HVAC system running again.  You will recognize our team the minute they pull up to your home or business in Fresno, CA.   Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning vehicles are well maintained, clean and easy to identify.  Our trucks and vans are stocked with the parts and tools needed to complete the job and get your home comfort level back on track.

Professional

Upon arrival our customers can easily identify our team members.  At Purl’s Sheet Metal our sales teams, service & installation technicians are professionally dressed.   They all have photo identification badges to let our customers know who we are.    Our customers can also access our webpage (purlsheetmetal.com) to meet the entire team with and view employee photos before we visit their home or business.   Our guys wear booties over their shoes while working in your home to keep the work area neat and tidy.   At Purl’s Sheet Metal our entire team is invested in the relationships we build with our customers and take pride in every aspect of our work.    We invite you to experience the Purl’s difference.

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