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

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

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016


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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Replacing Air Filters on a Regular Basis

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Replacing the air filters regularly in your home or business is a must.   A clogged air filter can cause trouble with your HVAC system.  It can cause additional stress to your heating and cooling equipment that can lead to costly breakdowns or even equipment failure.  This can lower the indoor air quality of the air you breathe.  The air filters need to be changed on a regular basis or it can block and restrict air flow through your ductwork and HVAC system.


Your AC system is designed to remove heat from your home or business.   The fan pulls the warm air and passes it over evaporative coils.  The fan pushes the newly generated cool air through the ductwork system to cool your home or business.   When the filter is clogged it reduces the airflow into the system and can cause many problems.   It can reduce the cooling capacity and in turn reduce the comfort level.   It can even cause the coils to ice up and the system to struggle and make noises.  During the hot summers in Fresno CA, you want to make sure your equipment is working to capacity.  Poor operation can reduce the efficiency and lifespan of your equipment not to mention your comfort level.


Operating your heater with a clogged filter can be very dangerous.   A clogged filter does not allow enough cold air to pass over the heat exchanger and can cause the heat exchanger to crack.   When a heat exchanger cracks it can be dangerous.   It can leak carbon monoxide into your home or business.

Just like your car, your home’s heating and air conditioning system needs regular maintenance and service to keep it running properly.   Check your operation manual for the suggested filter changing requirements.  The best way to extend the life of your equipment is to have your HVAC system serviced, cleaned and inspected on a regular basis by a licensed professional.  During routine service your technician will replace the air filters and clean the components of your HVAC Air Filter.   At Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning our service technicians can service your HVAC system, change your filters and help you maintain efficient operations.

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Coats for Kids Pizza Party with Lincoln Elementary and St. Joachim School

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Last week Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning wrapped up our 2013 Coats for Kids drive with pizza parties at St. Joachim and Lincoln Elementary School in Madera.  The pizza parties gave us the opportunity to celebrate with the classes who collected the most amounts of coats for the 2013 Coats for Kids drive.

We had a great time at the schools with a surprise appearance from Santa himself.   Santa brought candy canes and stayed for photos with each of the kids.   Brian Driggs of Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning took a moment to thank the kids for their part in bringing in 524 coats.   All of the coats collected stayed in Madera County and were distributed by our local  Salvation Army Office.    Mr. Driggs also talked about the importance of helping others in our community and how we can all make a difference.  During the party he also announced that all of the coats collected had already been given to kids in need.

At St. Joachim School, Santa had a couple of minutes to visit the kindergarten class, who brought in the 2nd most coats.   Santa thanked them for helping other kids who needed warm coats.  The kindergarteners were thrilled to see Santa!   What a great way to celebrate successful Coats for Kids drive in Madera.

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and thank you again for all your support!


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Final Coats for Kids Count is in!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Our final tally is in and all the coats have been picked up and taken to the local Salvation Army office in Madera. We didn’t know how many coats to expect at first and we are truly amazed at the outpouring of support to keep our kids warm this winter. Just last Monday, our count came in at 479. With the end date in sight, we hoped we could break 500 coats…and we did! Our final count came in at 524 coats. We are overjoyed and so thankful to all involved in the donation efforts. The spirit of giving is upon us! Happy Holidays to all from Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning!


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Coats for Kids Update!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

So far our Coats for Kids campaign has been a huge success! Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. This makes such a difference in the lives of the kids in our communities. It is true that “it takes a village” to ensure the the growth and well-being of our children. We are honored to get to be a part of this project to keep our kids warm this winter.

As of Thursday, November 14th, we have collected 57 coats and they keep coming in! Spread the word to friends and family!

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has partnered with St. Joachim School and Lincoln Elementary School in Madera as drop off centers.  We are also open to the public as a drop off location for coats Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm.  Come visit us!


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Coats for Kids 2013

Friday, November 1st, 2013


Coats for Kids LogoCoats for Kids 2013 kicks off their local campaign Nov 1st – Nov 30thPurl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to join Kiss Country and the Salvation Army as a collection location for the 2013 Coats for K

ids drive.  Each year the community and local businesses work with the Salvation Army to collect gently used or new winter coats to keep kids warm in the cold winter months.

The Coats for Kids Campaign was established by the Salvation Army in 1980.   For more than 30 years this campaign has brought together organizations, schools, businesses and members of the community with the single goal to donate to children in need.    Kiss Country has been part of Coats for Kids in the Central Valley for more than 20 years.   Their efforts to bring this issue and coat drive to the forefront, has made a real difference in the lives of so many young children.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning have also partnered with St. Joachim School and Lincoln Elementary School in Madera to help benefit our local kids.  We are open to the public as drop off location for coats Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm.   We encourage our customers and members of the community to get involved and help keep the kids in our Valley warm.  Our goal is to collect hundreds of coats in the hope that no child will have to be cold!


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New Construction Subdivision

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Purls Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has launched into another big project with a residential subdivision in Madera, CA. Take a look at the photos below for a glimpse at the work we have done so far. The images show ductwork, plenums, and return air vents that have been constructed and installed by Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. We are very proud of our team for their hard work and the quality they bring to all they do!

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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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Things to Know Before Hiring a Contractor

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Tips in choosing a HVAC contractor in Fresno, CA

There are several things to check before you hire a heating or air conditioning contractor in Madera or Fresno, CA.

  1. Hire only a licensed contractor.  Check the CA state License Board and do an instant license check to confirm that the contractor has a current license status of “ACTIVE”.
  2. Check to make sure they are classified under HVAC C20 (warm-air, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and are qualified to do the job.
  3. Check to be sure they are fully insured and bonded and can provide you with insurance information upon request.
  4. Get several bids and make sure you are comparing the same equipment, service and options.
  5. First Impressions… Is the company representative properly identified and professionally dressed?  Do they have the proper tools to perform the work in your home? Check reputable review sites such Angie’s List.
  6. Choose a licensed contractor who will get the job done right the first time.   Hiring an unlicensed contractor can seem like a good deal in the beginning, but ends up costing you more money, more time and hassle in the end.

­­­Choosing Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning as your Contractor…    Experience the Difference!

 Reputable & Reliable

When you need reliable heating or cooling repair service or new equipment installation in Madera or Fresno, CA, call the experts at Purl’s Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning.  Our clients experience the difference of professionalism when they choose Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. We have been in business since 1952 and have an outstanding reputation in the Central Valley.   Our David Barnes-webtechnicians can repair any make and model of HVAC system.   With our years of experience, our customers recognize they have hired a qualified and licensed contractor from the start.  

Prompt Service

We take pride in a quick response time.   Our team will evaluate your needs and schedule the right person to help you get your HVAC system running again.  You will recognize our team the minute they pull up to your home or business in Fresno, CA.   Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning vehicles are well maintained, clean and easy to identify.  Our trucks and vans are stocked with the parts and tools needed to complete the job and get your home comfort level back on track.


Upon arrival our customers can easily identify our team members.  At Purl’s Sheet Metal our sales teams, service & installation technicians are professionally dressed.   They all have photo identification badges to let our customers know who we are.    Our customers can also access our webpage (purlsheetmetal.com) to meet the entire team with and view employee photos before we visit their home or business.   Our guys wear booties over their shoes while working in your home to keep the work area neat and tidy.   At Purl’s Sheet Metal our entire team is invested in the relationships we build with our customers and take pride in every aspect of our work.    We invite you to experience the Purl’s difference.

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