Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

AC Repair Checklist: What NOT to Do

Monday, July 6th, 2020

We talk a lot about what you’re supposed to do as a homeowner for your air conditioner—but we rarely ever talk about what you shouldn’t do. These guides can be helpful because they steer the more DIY savvy homeowner from making a serious mistake that could cost them in expensive repairs. That’s exactly what could result from trying to work on your own air conditioner!

The truth is that homeowners are always looking for excuses not to call professionals for air conditioning in Fresno, CA. We understand the sentiment, it’s not bad to want to learn and work on your own home equipment. But just like a car, or going to the doctor’s, sometimes you should leave the heavy machinery to the professionals who really know what they’re doing.

Want to know what you should never do to your AC? Keep reading!

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Carrier President’s Award 2018

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning receives the 2018 Carrier President’s Award

We are so proud to announce that Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning was awarded one of Carrier’s highest awards “The President’s Award”. This award is only presented to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers. Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers are an elite group of dealers that are required to meet a strict set of standards set forth by The Carrier Corporation. Of that group, only the top 2 percent in the nation qualify to receive the President’s Award.

The award is based on a dealer’s representation of the Carrier product line, customer satisfaction, excellence in business and sales leadership. The number of years as a loyal Carrier Dealer also contributes to the award criteria. President’s award winners are invited to serve as part of a national sounding board to the Carrier brand leadership team.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in Madera, CA has been a Carrier Dealer since 1973 and a Factory Authorized Dealer since the program began in 2003. The Presidents Awards were presented during the Annual Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer National Dealer Meeting held March 8-10th.

Purl’s Sheet Metal maintains and services HVAC equipment and our team is available to handle all of your maintenance and emergency needs. Please contact us today to learn more about Purl’s Sheet Metal and the complete range of cooling and heating products and services we offer.

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Pictures- Left to right Craig Duncan- Sigler Wholesale Distributors Branch Manager, Lisa Davidson, Kurt Davidson (C0-Owner Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning)

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Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Receives the 2016 Carrier President’s Award

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

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We are so proud to announce that Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning was awarded one of Carrier’s highest awards “The President’s Award”. This award is only presented to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers. Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers are an elite group of dealers that are required to meet a strict set of standards set forth by The Carrier Corporation. Of that group, only the top 2 percent in the nation qualify to receive the President’s Award.

The award is based on a dealer’s representation of the Carrier product line, customer satisfaction, and excellence in business and sales leadership. The number of years as a loyal Carrier Dealer also contributes to the award criteria. President’s award winners are invited to serve as part of a national sounding board to the Carrier brand leadership team.CFAD_Dealer_Meeting_2016

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has been a Carrier Dealer since 1973 and a Factory Authorized Dealer since the program began in 2003. The Presidents Awards were presented during the Annual Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer National Dealer Meeting held March 17-19 in Huntington Beach, CA.

Purl’s Sheet Metal maintains and services HVAC equipment and our team is available to handle all of your maintenance and emergency needs. To learn more about Purl’s Sheet Metal and the complete range of cooling and heating products and services we offer contact us today.

 

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Why You Need a Licensed Contractor for Air Conditioning and Heating Services

Monday, September 28th, 2015

If you’re looking for services for your home’s air conditioning, heating, or ventilation system—no matter if it’s for a small repair or a complete new installation job—one of the most important steps you need to take is to hire licensed contractors to handle the work. In fact, this should be your first step. Once you’ve found the right contractor, most of your concerns will be taken care of.

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What Capacitors Do in an Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The modern air conditioning system is a complex piece of refrigeration equipment. It relies on numerous precision parts in order to operate correctly. One of the key components inside an AC is the capacitor, which forms part of the electrical system that provides power to the air conditioner. Each AC contains a number of capacitors that serve various motors. At times, capacitors may fail and require an HVAC technician to replace them in order to restore the system to full operation.

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3 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning Is Short-Cycling

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The term short-cycling refers to when the compressor of an air conditioning system turns on and off rapidly, never getting a chance to complete its full cooling cycle. A short-cycling air conditioner is a serious problem for a number of reasons: The extra stress placed on the components will lead to multiple repair needs. The strain can cause the compressor to break down, which often requires that the whole system be replaced. And because air conditioners draw the most power when the compressor starts up, a short-cycling AC will create a large increase in electrical bills.

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3 Common Misunderstandings about Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Air conditioning systems are such a standard part of life during the summer—especially in a place that grows as hot as the Central Valley—that it’s easy to take them for granted. This is one of the reasons that there are so many myths and misunderstandings about air conditioners that continue to spread. Below are three common ones we wish to dispel:

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Air Conditioning Question: What Does Refrigerant Do?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Modern air conditioning systems are complicated machines that require a balance of components working in peak condition: the compressor, fans, coils, capacitors, motors, etc. All of these parts play vital roles in providing a home with cool temperatures. If one of the parts starts to fail, it can mean a drastic drop in efficiency and effectiveness.

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Some Air Conditioning System Warnings Signs to Watch for in the Spring

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Spring is the season when you should arrange for professional air conditioning maintenance. This service will see that your home’s AC is cleaned, tuned-up, and any potential malfunctions caught before they become serious problems. Annual spring maintenance is the best way to protect your home comfort through the summer.

But even with the best maintenance possible for your air conditioning system, you must pay special attention to warning signs from it during these early spring days. Odd behavior can point to developing faults that may lead to an inefficient cooling system or even repairs down the road. If you notice any of the following from your air conditioner while it is running during the spring, give the professional service technicians at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning a call right away. Our expert team is ready 7 days a week to look into any problem with your air conditioning system.

  • Out of the ordinary noises: You probably have a good idea of the sounds that your air conditioner makes while it’s running normally. When something that doesn’t sound right interrupts this regular series of sounds—such as mechanical grinding, hissing, or clicking noises—it probably means something is wrong with the AC that needs attention.
  • Ice on the indoor coils: Although ice may seem like something normal for a system that sends out cold air, it isn’t. If the indoor coils of your AC begin to develop frost, one of a number of problems is affecting the system, and all of them are serious. Get service technicians on the job right away for repairs.
  • Odd smells from the vents: If you notice acrid, musty, or moldy scents coming from the air vents, don’t hesitate to contact HVAC professionals to look into it. This could indicate a motor that is overheating, or it may point toward ductwork damage that will require repair work from ventilation specialists.

It’s crucial that you never ignore unusual behavior from your air conditioning system. These aren’t “quirks”: they are the way that your AC warns you it requires the service of professionals.

Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning for the AC services you need to prepare for the coming hot season in Fresno, CA and throughout the Central Valley. Quality is the cornerstone of our success, and has been for over 60 years.

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Angie’s List Super Service Award

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning
Earns Esteemed 2014
Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service 

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.13ANG0007_SuperServiceLogo_Final_LessGradient_GrayScale-2200px

“We are proud to have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List and to have earned an “A” rating based on customer reviews.” said Brian Driggs of Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

“Only about 5 percent of the HVAC, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning companies in Fresno, CA and Madera, CA have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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