Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for June, 2020

We Offer Carrier Greenspeed Intelligence Units

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

carrier-largeWe are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and that gives us an important advantage when it comes to best serving our customers: we can get the finest in new Carrier cooling technology and pass it on to homeowners.

So we are proud to announce that we have started to offer installation of Carrier air conditioning units with Greenspeed® intelligence, such as the Infinity® 26 air conditioner. The Purl’s customers who had already had these systems installed have told us how much they love them. They’re not only energy-efficient with advanced humidity controls, but they run ultra-quietly—50% quieter than the competition. Comfort, savings, and peace of mind in one package.

As a bonus, these are all-electric systems, which means they work great with solar panels. Plenty of our customers in the Central Valley like to have solar panels installed on their roofs, and it’s simple for us to put in a Greenspeed® intelligence air conditioning system that makes maximum use of solar capabilities.

To find out more about having a Carrier air conditioning system with Greenspeed® installed in your home, call our team today.

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Excessive Heat Warning! What You Can Do

Friday, June 19th, 2020

The Central Valley is looking at a scorching hot weekend ahead, with temperatures reaching triple-digit highs starting Friday! We are here to help if you need air conditioning repair, of course. We also have some advice for how you can keep cool and safe through these temperature extremes:

  • Pull down the shades and close the shutters of windows around the house. This will help keep out radiant heat from the sun.
  • Keep to the shade as much as possible if you do have to go out. If you must be in the sun, apply generous amounts of sunscreen (at least 15 SPF) and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
  • Plan your day specifically around the peak heat times—11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—so you won’t be outdoors during the hottest periods.
  • Avoid tasks such as cooking, running the washing machine, or doing laundry during the day. These generate large amounts of extra heat.
  • Although cooling off with a shower can feel nice, too much extra moisture in the air will make the heat feel worse indoors.
  • Keeps all pets inside or in the shade.
  • Drink plenty of cool drinks to stay hydrated, and eat smaller cold meals such as salads and fruit. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate you.
  • Supplement your air conditioning system with fans to help create a cooling breeze.
  • Do not push your air conditioning system too hard—maintain a 78°F setting on the thermostat during the day when people are home.

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Why Does an Air Conditioner Short-Cycle?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitOne of the most common signs of something wrong with a central air conditioning system is short-cycling. This is when an air conditioner fails to complete a full cooling cycle and instead shuts down early, only to turn back on again a short time later. Short-cycling is bad news for a few reasons:

  • It wastes power, resulting in higher utility bills
  • It puts extra strain on the AC, leading to an early replacement
  • It doesn’t give the system enough time to spread cool air evenly around the house

Under normal circumstances, you can expect your home’s air conditioning system to run for 15 minutes or more before it cycles down. If you notice that it’s running for shorter times than this and you hear it turn on multiple times in an hour, you should look into it. Sometimes short-cycling is a simple issue to correct. But in many cases, you’ll need to call technicians to diagnose what’s happening and then handle the necessary air conditioning repair in Fresno, CA.

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