Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

What Does Ice on AC Coils Mean?

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Ice on AC coils in Fresno, CA typically indicates an issue with your air conditioner that needs attention. You might think at first that ice isn’t a big deal—it just means that the AC is working hard. But ice is not part of the cooling cycle of an air conditioner. We’ll explain below why ice may appear on your air conditioning system’s evaporator coil and what to do about it and prevent it.

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Don’t Overstrain Your AC in Late Summer!

Monday, August 7th, 2023

The summer heat in the Central Valley tends to reach its highest point near the end of the season. During this time, we want our customers to take good care of their air conditioning systems so their air conditioning systems will take good care of them during. Nobody wants to get trapped with a broken air conditioner when the temperature outdoors rises past 90°F.

We want to provide a different type of help in this post by drawing your attention to several ways you may be pushing your air conditioner harder than normal and placing it under greater strain. You can’t stop all AC repair troubles, but you can help prevent most if you know how best to treat your air conditioning system.

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Common Air Conditioning Problems and How to Troubleshoot Them

Monday, July 10th, 2023

It’s hard to imagine getting along in our summer conditions in the Central Valley without having effective air conditioning systems cooling our homes. You probably rely on yours on most summer days—and when that AC starts to malfunction, it can be alarming.

Fortunately, you have a great team to take care of air conditioning repair in Merced, CA whenever you need it: ours. And in some cases, the situation with your AC may be a minor one that you can solve on your own with a little troubleshooting. Below we’ll look at some common air conditioning problems and ways that you can troubleshoot them. 

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Why Won’t My Gas Furnace Turn On?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

This isn’t a situation you want to run into when the outdoor temperatures drop. A gas furnace not heating can happen for multiple reasons, some simple and easy to correct with troubleshooting, others that require calling professionals like ours to handle repairs.

We’re going to look at some of the common causes for a furnace that won’t turn on and provide heat to a home. Although we’ll point out situations where you can remedy the issue on your own, we want to stress that any actual repair must have a licensed expert. Tinkering with a gas furnace on your own can be extremely hazardous. When you have any doubts about your gas furnace, please reach out to us rather than attempt to solve it yourself.

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Thank you for your patience during this Computer Outage.

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Thank you for your patience. Our team is here and fully operational, but we are without computers and email today. Please call us directly for all your HVAC needs, instead of email or our webpage. We appreciate your patience as we work to get things back to normal.

Thank you,
Purls Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning

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Coronavirus Alert

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Coronavirus Alert – March 18, 2020
Dear Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Customers,

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning prides ourselves on being part of the communities we have served since 1952. You can count on us to continue to do our best to serve you. We understand we provide services that can be critical for people, and we are here to help. At this time our office remains open. We encourage customers to call instead of visiting and to take advantage of our online payment options for invoices and requests. https://www.purlsheetmetal.com/about/pay-invoice
We have done a series of things to make our environment as safe as possible. Keeping your home safe has been and always will be our top priority. In light of COVID-19, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the steps we have taken and some of the procedures we have put in place to protect the health and safety of you, our customer, and our team.

  • We have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures in our office, warehouse, and service vehicles following CDC and public health guidelines.
  • Our advanced dispatch and accounting team will be working in the office or remotely to make sure there is no interruption in service to our customers.
  • We have established policies to ensure that any of our employees with high risks stay home.
  • We also have established that employees with any symptoms of any respiratory illness or fever stay home from work.
  • Our technicians have safety kits that include face masks, gloves, and shoe covers. Our technicians will wear disposable shoe covers before entering your home.
  • While in your home or business our technicians will avoid touching any non-essential installation, maintenance, or service items. We will also avoid close contact.
  • We have limited access to our facilities to Purl’s Sheet Metal personnel and essential vendors only. We have discontinued all large gathering events for the next 30 days.

As you know the situation is fluid and will vary from community to community, we will do everything we can to protect our employees and to be available for our customers. If you have a service-related emergency, we encourage you to continue choosing Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. We appreciate your loyalty and trust as a valued customer.

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What Could Go Wrong with Your AC’s Condenser

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-tool-bagThe condenser, or condenser unit, is one of the vital parts of a home’s air conditioning system. When HVAC technicians refer to the condenser, they’re talking about the entire outdoor unit of a split system air conditioner, the type most people use for home comfort. The condenser houses the compressor, which places the refrigerant under pressure so it will circulate through the system, condenser coils where heat is released to the outdoors to cool down the refrigerant, and a blower fan to draw air across the condenser coils and then exhaust the heat out of the unit.

The condenser is therefore responsible for two crucial functions in the AC: to move refrigerant and to exhaust heat.

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Wednesday Closure

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

We are writing with my deepest regrets to announce the recent passing of Michael Purl last Wednesday evening. As many of you have heard, Michael has had a hard fought battle with ALS. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his entire family. Michael was respected and loved by all.  He was a man of high moral character, which was built on honesty, respect and solid core values. He worked very hard and always had time to develop personal relationships and connections with each of us. That is the heart of what has made Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning feel like a family and not just a business. His teachings and influence will have a lasting effect on all of us and he will be missed by everyone!

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning will be closed on Wednesday 8-23-17 in observance of funeral service for Michael Purl. With heavy hearts our Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Family will be attending services and will return to work on Thursday 8-24. Thank you for your understanding and support.


The Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Family

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Coats for Kids 2016!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Start saving those winter coats from last year! Winter months are on the horizon and will be here soon. Don’t throw away any coats that are too small for your kids! Donate your coats to help keep another child warm in the winter! All donations stay in our own community and help children in our area.

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Hotdog dinner at the Madera Fair – 2016

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Another great evening at the Hotdog dinner at the Madera Fair

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, along with Randy and Sheryl Berry and friends, hosted the Annual Hot Dog dinner on Sept 6th, 2016. The 4H and FFA kids were busy preparing to show their livestock animals the day before the Madera Fair opened. Providing dinner is a fun way to support our local hardworking kids and their families. Randy and Sheryl and friends started this tradition over 25 years ago. Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning partnered with Randy and Sheryl over 10 years ago on this great event.

Our crew grilled more than 500 hotdogs that evening. Dinners were complete with drinks, chips and all the hotdog fixings’. This is an annual tradition in Madera that everyone at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning looks forward to attending and gives us a chance to visit with the kids and their families.


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