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

Friday Blog 3/15/19

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Get peace of mind with regular air conditioner maintenance from Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

As spring approaches, it’s time to think about getting your HVAC system ready for the summer. It’s been months since most of us have used our air conditioner. Finding out the air conditioner in your home does not work during the first heat wave can be a big problem. Below are some of the important reasons why routine scheduled maintenance will help get your Air Conditioning system serviced and ready for summer.

Replacing the Air Filter

Forgetting to change the air filter can cause big problems for your HVAC system. When the air filter is clogged, it means that the air conditioner has to work harder to move air throughout your home. The harder your air conditioner has to work it could cause stress to your system and lead to costly breakdowns. There are many options to update your filters and improve your indoor air quality.

Unclogging the AC Drains

It’s easy to see the problems from clogged drains in the sinks and showers in your home. It is much harder to see the problems from a clogged AC drain.  Often by the time you see evidence of a clogged AC drain in your home it has led to damage. A professional HVAC technician will make sure the drain is clean and flowing smoothly.

Cleaning the Air Conditioning coils

Cleaning the condenser coils is an important part of maintenance. A qualified service technician will clean the dirt and debris from the coils and this will help your system operate more efficiently.

Checking the Thermostat

It’s a good idea to check the batteries, programming and operation of your thermostat each season. A thermostat problem can be a direct cause of a cooling issue.

Schedule a certified HVAC Professional

Be sure to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner with a professional and qualified service technician at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning. Maintenance and tune up’s will increase the life of your equipment, find potential break downs and make sure your air conditioner runs efficiently so you are ready for the hot summer temperatures.

At Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success” since 1952. Leave all your air conditioning maintenance to our experts.

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How to Set Your Thermostat for Summer

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

adjusting-thermostatThe Central Valley is already experiencing days with highs in the 90s, and summer hasn’t even officially started. Now is when you’ll get the most use from your air conditioning system. If you’ve taken good care of it and kept up with regular maintenance (it’s not too late to schedule it!), the air conditioning system in your house has the best chance of making it through the hot weather with few problems.

But you might be forcing your air conditioning system in Clovis, CA to do more work than necessary because of the way you set the thermostat. If you fiddle with the thermostat settings throughout the day, you’re almost certainly wasting energy and not receiving ideal comfort levels. Here’s our guide to setting your thermostat for energy-saving HVAC performance this summer.

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The Côr Wi-Fi Thermostat from Carrier: Comfort and Savings!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The thermostat that controls your HVAC system can have an enormous impact on how well your home’s heating and cooling operates. A thermostat with special features will help you enjoy improved comfort while lowering monthly energy costs.Cor-Rest-Screen

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How to Get the Most from Your HVAC System This Coming Winter

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Fall is the time of year to start preparing your home for the cold weather that will soon arrive. You can’t simply trust that your heater and its ventilation system will do the job they are supposed to without some assistance, both from you and from professionals. Below are a few steps you can take to see that your HVAC system will perform at top level during the coming winter season:

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Summer Air Conditioner Start Up Tips

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Summservice pageer temperatures have arrived Fresno, CA and the Central Valley. Many people will be turning on their AC for the first time in the next few days as temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90’s for the first time this season. Here are a couple of tips to help keep you cool and to get your HVAC system ready for the summer months.

Replace air filters

It is a good idea to replace your air filters at the start of the cooling season. This will help your cooling system to operate at peak condition. (Filters should be changed every 3 months).

Service System Regularly

Servicing your home’s heating and cooling system is as important as changing the oil in your car. Schedule a seasonal service appointment to have your unit checked and cleaned for the summer season. Efficiency decreases when the system is dirty. Service Technicians will also check your condensate line to make sure it is draining properly. A clogged and dirty condensate drain can cause water damage to your home.

Program Thermostat

Program your thermostat for the summer season. Avoid making large thermostat adjustments during peak cooling times. If you turn your system completely off it can take many hours to bring the indoor temperature back down to your comfort level. Set your thermostat to 78 or whatever is comfortable while you are home and raise the temperature level while you are away.

Visual inspection of your system

Remove any debris or plant growth from outdoor condensing units. Make sure any outdoor winter covers are removed before turning on your unit. Keep area around units clean

Check to make sure all vents are open

Make sure all of the supply vents in the home are open for cooling.

Test your system

Turn on your HVAC system and let it run for about an hour. Make sure the vents are blowing cold air. If Heating Pagethe vents are blowing warm or hot air you may need refrigerant for your system. You can damage the cooling system components if you operate the system when it is low on refrigerant. Contact Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning to schedule a service appointment in Madera or Fresno, CA.

It is a good idea to do a visual inspection and to run your HVAC system through a test cycle at the beginning of every season. It is also recommended to have your system serviced routinely to keep it clean and to spot any possible problems before they lead to an unexpected breakdown. Call Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment with one of our service technicians today.

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New WirelessThermostat

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Check out this video showing just how easy it is to use the new Wireless Thermostat! Give us a call today or request an estimate online to have us install this new technology in your home. You will save money by ensuring that your home is temperature controlled at all times from anywhere you can access the internet from your mobile device.

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Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostats: Why Use Them?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Manage your home or business comfort level remotely from anywhere with a smart phone, computer or tablet.   With a new wireless, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat installed by Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning in Madera and Fresno, you have the ability to control your heating and cooling needs quickly and efficiently from anywhere.

At Purl’s Sheet Metal in Madera and Fresno, we can professionally install this new technology in your home or business.  These thermostats have large color touch screen programmable displays and are easy to use.  Screens have customizable backgrounds and screen savers to display up to 100 of your home or business photos.   The “at a glance” heat and cool indicators offer instant status information on the heating and cooling of your HVAC system.


Set reminders for scheduling service and air filter changes.   Some thermostats can send email alerts when there is a potential problem or break down with your HVAC system.   Many thermostat systems have the ability to show you how much energy are saving and offer monthly energy comparisons.

One of the most valuable features of this thermostat is instant access and control.   Have you ever left home and forgot to adjust your HVAC system?   With a Wi-Fi enabled system you can remotely make changes to the settings of your thermostat.    Want to make sure your employees have not over adjusted your thermostat settings and then left for a long weekend?   You can quickly log on to monitor and adjust your system for anywhere in the world.


The initial purchase cost of a Wi-Fi, wireless programmable thermostat can cost more than a standard programmable thermostat. But the benefits in energy savings and cost savings in Madera and Fresno should off-set the original expense in a short amount of time.

At Purl’s Sheet Metal our sales team and service technicians are qualified and trained to help you choose the right thermostat for your home or business in Madera or Fresno.   They will take the time to teach you how to use your new Wi-Fi enabled thermostat and make sure you are getting the most benefit possible.

No need to wait, give us a call or schedule service online to install the new Wi-Fi enabled thermostat today!

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