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

Heart of California Quilt Show Kept Cool with Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Support

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning loves to support our local community. From fundraising for the Camp Fire Heart of CA kids program to assisting with the recent Heart of California Quilters’ Guild show, our goal is to build long lasting relationships with local organizations and community members.

We were recently called on to assist with an air conditioning set up for the Heart of California Quilt Show. Given the high temperatures, it was evident that the show attendees would need to be cooled down in order to safely enjoy the show. So, Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning helped out with a portable air conditioner!

Here is a sweet note we received thanking us for the assistance:


Dear Mr. Davidson,

Thank you so much for setting up your air conditioning system at the Heart of California Quilt Show. We so appreciate your quick response to Mike Giersch’s call. It made a world of difference to all of us.

Over the two days, there were approximately 360 individuals who attended the show along with our guild members and vendors. The chairs that were set up in the front of the air conditioned “cool zone” were some of the most popular in the building. I heard many people comment that your air conditioning made all the difference in their enjoyment of the event.

Once again, we appreciate your support of our organization and the Quilt Show.



Patty Huff

Show Treasurer

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Camp Fire Heart of CA Fireworks Booth Success!

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Thanks to all who came out to support the Camp Fire Heart of CA fundraiser at the fireworks booth this year! We made our budgeted fundraising goal and had a great time connecting with the community. The funds we raised will go directly to the non-profit services of Camp Fire Heart, which offers youth and family services for Madera and Central CA residents. Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is an active sponsor of the organization and hopes that others will be inspired to get involved as well. We hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July! Check out a few of the photos of our crew working the booth below.

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Replace vs. Repair: How to Make the Call

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

This summer you’re going to be running your air conditioning system a lot to stay comfortable in the heat. This increased use can result in you requiring more repair for your AC system. If your AC is in need of repairs make sure that you call the Fresno air conditioning repair technicians at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. There are a few common issues that can arise and we wanted to put together a quick explanation of how you can know when you need repair and when it’s time to replace it.

Common Air Conditioning Repairs

If you’re having any of the following issues with your air conditioning system make sure that you call for repair immediately.

  • Not enough cooling – If your air conditioning system is blowing warm air or if it isn’t producing enough cooling, it likely means that your home is uncomfortable and that you need repair. It could be that the coils in your air conditioner are dirty, that you have low refrigerant, that the filter is clogged or the compressor is leaking.
  • Strange noises – If you start to hear any new noises from your air conditioner or if it starts to operate at a higher volume it usually means that something is wrong. Squealing can indicate that your fan motor belt is old and needs replacing. Hissing often means that you have a refrigerant leak somewhere. Gurgling can signify that you have low refrigerant.

Fresno Air Conditioning Repair Tip: When Should You Replace Your AC?

But when should you replace your air conditioning system as opposed to repairing it. Here’s a general guide for homeowners to use when they start to have issues with their air conditioner.

  • Age – Consider the age of your air conditioning system when it starts to break down. If your AC is old and it needs to be fixed, it could make a lot of financial sense to replace your system instead of paying to repair it.
  • Frequent repair – When you start to notice that your air conditioning system is requiring more frequent repair it could mean that it is on its way out and needs replacement.

If you need  air conditioning system repaired or replaced, call the Fresno air conditioning specialists at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

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How To Minimize The Need For Air Conditioning Repair Service

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Are you looking for a way to improve your cooling performance while also minimizing repair needs? With professional installation, you can make sure that your air conditioning performs properly and efficiently for years to come, but only when paired with the appropriate maintenance. Your air conditioner is comprised of various components, including a compressor, condenser, evaporator, expansion valve, and the blower motor, not to mention the lineset, weatherized housings, and electrical parts, among others. All of these parts have a role to play, and they all must cooperate in order to produce the cool air that you enjoy on a daily basis. But there comes a time when repairs are necessary and inevitable. Call the Fresno air conditioning repair technicians at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today for all of your AC repairs and maintenance service.

So, how do you minimize the need for air conditioning problems? Let’s have a look:

  • Clean and replace your air filter. The air filter is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust, dirt, and other debris on sensitive system components. That is its sole purpose, although there are some supplementary indoor air quality benefits as well. In order to do its job well, however, it needs to be kept clean. A dirty or clogged air filter can actually begin to work against your cool air instead of protecting it. Make sure you clean your filter regularly and replace it about once a month during the cooling season.
  • Keep your outdoor unit free and clear of debris. Whatever type of air conditioning system you have, some of your components are located in the outdoors, and for that reason, they are subject to much different environmental conditions. Dirt, dust and debris inside the housing should be cleaned by a professional, but make sure that you keep the surrounding area clear of debris that can get in the way of the refrigerant cycle.
  • Enroll in routine maintenance. There’s no substitute for pro maintenance. During these maintenance visits, your AC will be cleaned, tuned-up and thoroughly inspected to maximize cooling performance and efficiency.

Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today for excellent air conditioning repair and maintenance services throughout the Fresno area.

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How Dirt and Dust Cause The Need For Air Conditioning Repair Service

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Are you suffering from inadequate cooling or stuffy air in your home? When was the last time you had your AC cleaned? Dirt and dust are the major causes of many air conditioning problems that can develop within your HVAC system, no matter what type it is. Professional installation should be followed up with routine maintenance if you want to make sure you get the most out of your AC for the years to come, but occasionally, such wear and tear takes a toll and repair needs become necessary. Make sure you hire a reputable Fresno air conditioning repair technician to take care of your repair needs. Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today.

Here are some common problems caused by dirt and dust:

  • Dirty condenser coils. For most types of air conditioning systems, your condenser coils are located outdoors where the compressor resides. Because of their location, they are subject to all kinds of debris and when the coils become dirty, they can no longer effectively dissipate thermal energy into the outdoor air. Because they play such an essential role in keeping your home cool, your coils must be kept clean at all times.
  • Frozen evaporator coils. The same goes for your evaporator coils. These indoor coils are also subject to dirt and dust accumulating on their surface. But the primary cause of frozen coils is also caused by debris accumulation. Your air filter is designed to protect the components of your AC, but when it becomes excessive dirty or clogged with debris itself, it can trap cold air inside the air handler, which can lead to frozen coils. By keeping your air filter clean at all times (check it at least once a month) during the cooling season.

Like any other mechanical system, your AC will simply not work well when it is subject to dust, dirt, and other debris. Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning today for air conditioning repair service in Fresno, CA. We can handle any job, large or small.

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2013 Business Extravaganza!

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Big thank you to all who came out to the Madera Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business Extravaganza last month! It was quite a success and great to see some familiar faces as well as some new folks. We hope everyone enjoyed the cool booth with our ductless mini split setup as well as the complimentary popcorn! Here are a few photos from this years event in case you missed it:

Arthur Neff_Lucas Beeler_Jacob Davidson_and Andrew Davidson setting up at the 2013 Businsess Extravaganza

The crew at the 2013 Business Extravaganza - Ty Harpain_Kurt Jr. Davidson_Brian Driggs_Kurt Davidson_Andrew Davidson_Jacob Davidson

Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning booth with ductless mini splits cooling of our guests at the 2013 Business Extravaganza

Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning booth with complimentary popcorn and AC!

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Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

There are few things more “American” than baseball, apple pie and Independence Day. On this day over 200 years ago the second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. The document, which was primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, was a written explanation of why America wanted to be free from Great Britain. This bold move by the American colonies would start the Revolutionary War where many brave women and men would give their lives for the freedom that we now hold dear.

Over the years, our celebration of Independence Day has remained largely unchanged. John Adams, the 2nd president of the United States, said this about celebrating Independence Day: “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” We all remember going to family barbecues, watching fireworks, attending parades, picnics and fairs, building bonfires, and playing baseball.

However you celebrate this 4th of July, make sure that you take a moment to remember why we’re celebrating.

As a reminder, Purl’s Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning will be available for emergency service on the holiday. Please don’t hesitate to call if you are in need!

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Camp Fire Heart of CA Will be Having a Fireworks Booth

Monday, July 1st, 2013

FireworksEvery year during the summer time, one of the most important holidays of the year emerges, the 4th of July. That means baseball games, hot dogs, barbecues, family and friends, and of course fireworks.

This year, Camp Fire Heart of CA will be having a Fireworks Booth, located in the 47th Place Shopping Center, in the Southeast corner of Howard Road and Schnoor Avenue. All of the proceeds with benefit Camp Fire Heart of CA. Fireworks are available now through the 4th.

Camp Fire Heart of CA is a non-profit youth organization dedicated to providing a strong foundation for kids in the Madera and Central California areas. Camp Fire has been a constant and well-loved tradition in Madera for more than 95 Years.

Camp Fire will also be collecting worn US Flags so feel free to bring worn, torn, and faded flags to the Booth. The flags will be retired in a proper and respectful service.

The Fresno and Madera area HVAC technicians at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning wish you and your family a fun and festive 4th of July.

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