Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for May, 2016

Ways to Help Keep Cool This Summer

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The central air conditioning system is our main weapon against the summer heat. But to help your AC system obtain the longest life possible, as well as to keep down your bills over the season, it’s a good idea to find others ways to keep cool. You can give your air conditioning system longer periods of downtime when you use some of these “stay cool” tactics:

Keep the window blinds closed

You won’t need to have the light sealed off from the inside of your house all the time, but for windows that face toward the sunlight during the day, keeping the blinds closed can prevent up to 30% of unwanted heat from coming in.

Invest in a whole-house fan

This is fan installed in the attic of your home that draws hot air up through the top of the house, which then allows outdoor air to rush inside. A whole-house fan is especially helpful during the evenings, when the air outside the house is cooler than that inside.

Use less light—or change to LEDs

Rely on natural light as much as possible, since incandescent bulbs give off extra heat. (This is also a good way to save on electricity.) For a great longer-term solution, switch over to LED bulbs, which don’t give off heat and use significantly less power than standard bulbs.

The fan-and-ice cubes trick

This is an old-fashioned form of low-cost air conditioning, but it still works! Place a bowl of ice cubes in front of a fan. The air will lose heat to the ice cubes and cool down. This is a good way to chill-out a small part of your house at minimal little cost (just the electricity to run the fan).

The wet sheet across the window

Here’s an air conditioning trick that’s been around for thousands of years: hang a wet sheet in front of an open window. The breeze that comes in will be much cooler, and will lower the room’s temperature quickly.

Drink plenty of liquids

A large part of staying cool is keeping your body cool instead of the air around it. Make sure that you’re well-hydrated on the hottest days of the year with plenty of ice-cold drinks.

Whenever you need air conditioning services, call on Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Fresno and Madera, CA.

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My Air Conditioning System Is Noisy—Should I Replace It?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

It’s important that you keep a close watch out for signs of troubles in your air conditioning system so you can have them fixed in time to beat out the summer temperatures. After all, summers in Fresno, CA can be intense, and the heat places a great deal of stress on an air conditioning system.

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Some Things to Consider for a New Air Conditioning Installation

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

This is one of the best times of the year to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home: not only is there a great promotion to help you save money (see below), but it’s also an ideal season to prepare your house for the coming heat of summer. Our technicians will have an easy time scheduling your installation so you can start enjoying superior comfort and energy savings as soon as possible.

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Dirty Air Conditioning Coils—And Why You Need Professionals to Fix Them

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The warm weather is here… and it’s only going to get hotter during the next few months. To make sure that the AC that keeps your household cool through the spring and summer continues to do its job, it’s important that you watch for any signs that it is malfunctioning or starting to lose energy efficiency. (If you haven’t scheduled the air conditioner’s regular maintenance inspection and tune-up yet, now is a great time to have this done.)

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Russell Sigler Award for Sales Excellence 2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to receive the Russell Sigler Award for Sales Excellence for 2016. Co-Owners Brian Driggs and Kurt Davidson were honored to accept this special award. This award is given to a very few select dealers to recognize sales excellence. It recognizes companies that embody the same commitment to hard work, dedication to success and high integrity as Russell Sigler. This is a distinct honor to receive this award. Since 1952, Purl’s Sheet Metal has conducted business with the same high standards and commitment to excellence as Russell Sigler.

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Brian Driggs and Kurt Davidson with the Russell Sigler Award 2016

Brian Driggs and Kurt Davidson with the Russell Sigler Award 2016

Russell Sigler started his company in 1950 after being inspired by Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. Russell was called into service in 1941 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1946 and then worked as an engineer. He attended classes from Willis Carrier, who is the founder/inventor or modern air conditioning. A savings bond and war bonds he had sent to his parents to help out at home during the war provided his startup capital. His parents put those bonds in a savings deposit box to save for him.

Always a believer in positive thinking, Russell wrote himself a letter in 1949, stating that he expected to “earn 1 million dollars by 1980 by establishing air conditioning contracting business to install and service the best air conditioning systems at competitive prices.” Not only did he meet that goal, but, by 1970 the company was already recording sales of $8 million dollars. His next goal is to reach $1 billion dollars in sales in 2017 when he will also reach 100 years of age. Russell Sigler Inc. is currently comprised of 29 locations in 6 states.


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