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

Should I Have Custom-Made Ductwork for My New Home Construction?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

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When you decide to build your own home, you’ll face many important decisions. Choosing the correct ductwork design for the ventilation system from an experienced HVAC contractor will be extremely important to your home.

You may not think of ductwork as anything that needs to look “special” because it’s hidden out of sight. But this overlooks the significant benefits of having a ventilation system designed with customized ductwork. We think that when you consider the advantages of a higher rated R-value duct (Flex Duct) you’ll see that it’s the best way to go.

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The Improvements of Getting a New Furnace Installed

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

furnace-burners-CUIf you use an old gas furnace for your household heating in Madera, CA, have you started to consider getting a replacement? We recommend replacing any aging heating system before it starts to go into a decline. It’s not a good idea to let a furnace run and run until it fails. This is not only inconvenient (nobody wants to have to scramble to replace a dead furnace in the middle of winter), it also means the furnace will waste more and more energy during its final downward spiral.

There are other reasons to go ahead and replace an aging furnace while it’s still (outwardly) working okay. Newer furnaces contain several improvements that can help you enjoy better performance and energy efficiency with your home heating than ever before.

Below are several ways modern furnaces conserve energy. Not all furnaces have these same additions: ask our technicians about the different options available.

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Explaining AFUE Ratings for Gas Furnaces vs. Electric Furnaces

Monday, December 28th, 2020

natural-gas-burnerOne of the trickiest parts of navigating a new heating system installation for a house is figuring out energy efficiency ratings and what they mean. People want their heating systems to use less energy if possible, but they may not understand what the efficiency ratings mean and if it’s worth it to pay more to install a high-efficiency system.

Making the choice for a new central heating system is much easier when you have the assistance of our Madera, CA, HVAC experts. It’s our job to see you have the right heating system for your house, and we’ll assist you with figuring out efficiency ratings and all the other important factors that go into new system selection.

In this post, we’ll look at an example of where efficiency ratings can be confusing for homeowners, which is how the AFUE ratings for furnaces differ between gas and electric models.

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The Failed Furnace Control Board: A Major Furnace Problem

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

electrical-schematicA natural gas furnace may burn gas to create the heat sent into the home, but the furnace also uses electrical power to run. This is why your furnace won’t work during a power outage, and also why you may need heater repair in Madera, CA to repair electrical components in your furnace at times. In fact, electrical malfunctions are among the more common type of furnace problems. We’re looking at one of these major malfunctions today, which is a failed furnace control board.

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Safety Tips for an Electric Furnace

Monday, February 11th, 2019

stripped-electrical-wireWe’ve often talked about maintaining safety with gas furnaces, which is a topic that concerns many homeowners. But what about electric furnaces? Some homes must rely on this type of heater because they lack a connection to a gas main. Are electric furnaces much safer? Is there any reason to worry about them?

An electric furnace doesn’t pose any danger of toxic gas leaks the way a natural gas furnace might. However, electric furnaces are powerful electronic devices and can potentially start fires. Fortunately, this problem is easy to avoid if you take some basic steps.

Below are ways to make sure your electric furnace in Madera, CA keeps your family warm without putting them in danger.

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Why Won’t the Furnace Evenly Heat My House?

Friday, December 21st, 2018

cold-man-with-thermostatA furnace system must have more than heating power to provide comfort to a house. It also needs to be able to evenly distribute heat around the different rooms connected to the ducts. After all, a furnace without a working air handler to move air from the furnace cabinet and into the ductwork isn’t much good!

One of the more frequent problems homeowners have with a furnace is when the heater creates hot or cold spots around the rooms. The family room may feel stuffy when the thermostat is set at a moderately warm temperature, while one of the upstairs rooms is as warm as an ice-skating rink.

We have many years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining furnaces in Madera, CA and throughout the Central Valley. We’ve handled numerous repair jobs to fix uneven heating issues. Below are some of the more common causes of this problem we’ve dealt with. You can trust us to have your uneven home heating remedied.

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Duct Sealing Is a Good Way to Prep for Winter

Friday, October 5th, 2018

duct-sealing-with-caulkingWhen we offer advice to people about how to prepare their HVAC systems during the fall so they’re ready for winter, we start with a reminder about regular heating maintenance. This is the number one priority to ensure a heating system works at peak efficiency and safety and encounters few (if any) malfunctions.

But we have another piece of advice for homes with central heating, which is to have the ductwork tested to check for leaks. Sealing leaky ductwork makes an enormous difference for both comfort and energy savings in winter.

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Cool Cash Spring Rebates

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Save up to $1650 in rebates on qualified Home Comfort Systems by Carrier. Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer in the Central Valley since 1952. We are proud to announce the Carrier Cool Cash Rebates begin March 1st, 2018.

Spring is a great time to replace or upgrade your air conditioning system in your home before the summer heat wave begins. When you replace your older system with new more efficient equipment you can see monthly energy cost savings immediately. It is a great time to take advantage of Spring rebates before the high temperatures and hot days begin in the Fresno and Madera, CA.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has been serving Fresno, Madera and the Central Valley since 1952. We offer free estimates for replacement units and new installation with a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and a quick response time. Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning and ask about Spring Cool Cash savings today.

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Coats for Kids 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Coats for Kids 2017

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!  We accept gently used or new coats and jackets.  All donations stay in our own community and help children in our area.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to join Kiss Country (KSKS 93.7 FM) and the Salvation Army as a collection location for the 2017 Coats for Kids 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.

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.

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 help collect hundreds of coats in the hope that no child will have to be cold!

 

Please come out to the Purl’s office here: KISS Country and Purl's Sheet Metal helps out needy kids in Madera CA by collecting coats and jackets every year. Help out needy kids in Madera CA by donating coats and jackets.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning

232 S. Schnoor Street
Madera, CA 93637

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for the Winter Months

Monday, October 30th, 2017

capsAlthough the official start of winter doesn’t arrive until the third week in December, the cooling in the Central Valley often sets in earlier. Right now, we are still experiencing warm days, but the nights are developing a chill. Once Daylight Savings time ends in November, we can anticipate a faster change in the temperatures to the colder side. Right now is the time to see that your HVAC system is prepared for the change in seasons. Here’s what you can do to help prepare it.

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