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

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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Hot Dog Dinner at The Madera Fair 2017

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning along with Randy and Sheryl Berry are hosting the Annual Hot Dog dinner on Tuesday, September 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Madera Fair. We will be hosting dinner for all the 4H and FFA Exhibitors and their families for the Madera District Fair. The 4H and FFA kids arrive a few days before the Fair to prepare their livestock animal for show and sale. This is an annual tradition in Madera that everyone at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning looks forward to attending.  We cook over 400 hotdog dinners complete with drinks, chips and all the fixings’. It is a great way for us to get out in the community and support our local hardworking kids and the agricultural community!

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It is with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to Michael Purl.

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

 

Mr Purl

We will miss this great man!

It is with very heavy heart that say goodbye to Michael Purl.   Michael was a very respected business man in the San Joaquin Valley and he was known as a man of great integrity.    He was a true leader in every sense of the word, and his leadership, friendship and guidance affected us all.

He was proud of the employee’s at Purl’s Sheet Metal and saw the importance in continuous training to adhere to “better than industry standards”.   Many of the employee’s on our team have been with Purl’s Sheet Metal over 10 or 20 years.   He felt he was very fortunate to have been surrounded by great people over the years.   He expressed that this has been a key factor in the growth of Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.    He had an amazing ability to choose the right people for the right job.

He always said “Madera has been good to Purl’s Sheet Metal.”   That is absolutely true.   Michael and Mickie Purl also showed us the importance of supporting our community and giving back.  We learned why it is important to invest time in youth programs.  The Purl’s were deeply rooted and involved in countless organizations.

He was very proud of the solid relationship he built with Carrier and very honored to provide Carrier equipment to our customers.   In 2010 Michael received a very high honor and was inducted into the Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame. The coveted lifetime achievement award is given each year to only a select few.  This was a very special honor and he was humbled by the award.

Michael also shared his love of antique fire engines with us.   We have some of the greatest memories decorating and riding on the fire engines in the Madera Light Parade.  Even a memory or two of a break down and quick repair to make it back to the shop!   This event brought us together each year for some extra holiday cheer!

He led by example.  He taught us that the little things can matter.   He showed us how to stand back and see the whole picture.  He taught us how to respect the American Flag.   He expressed we should always be prepared.  He wanted us to take pride in our work and our relationships with our customers.

He made time to stop and talk about the latest Giants game or a local little league team.  Always a quick wit and smile!  He was interested in the important events in our lives.  He took the time to create lasting relationships and he made the business atmosphere feel more like a family.

He always did so much for others and wished to remain unnamed in his good deeds.   He always said that he wanted to fly under the radar!

Mr. Purl, you may have flown under the radar with some, but for us, you you could never hide how great of a man you were.   Words cannot express how much we will miss you!

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My AC Is Short-Cycling… Should I Be Worried?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-tool-bagYes, you should be worried! But you can stop worrying quickly, because all you have to do is contact our HVAC specialists, any day of the week, and we’ll have technicians out to your home to find out what’s wrong with your air conditioning system. Then we’ll have the problem solved, fast.

We could end the blog post right here, but we want to share some information with you about why short-cycling is trouble for an air conditioning system and the various ways it might start. Short-cycling can be the symptom of many different AC issues, from minor to major. The air conditioner could need a new filter, or it might need to be replaced. Our technicians will discover the exact issue and find the best air conditioning service in Madera, CA to get your home cooled down once more.

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Some Specific Consequences for an AC without Maintenance

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitWe place a special emphasis on regular air conditioning maintenance during the spring. There’s no better way to protect your investment in your HVAC equipment and ensure a long service life. Maintenance also helps keep your air conditioning system running at high efficiency and with reduced chances of breaking down suddenly during a hot day.

We’d like to explain in more detail exactly ­why maintenance is so essential. To do that, we’re going to list some of the ways that lack of maintenance creates trouble for an air conditioner. Explaining to people that “wear and tear” is bad news for an AC only tells part of the story. Actually showing people what this wear and tear is and what it does gets to the heart of the necessity of annual air conditioning system maintenance.

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