Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Community Involvement’ Category

Spread the Warmth with Coats for Kids in 2020

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is kicking off Coats for Kids 2020. We are now collecting coats for the Annual Coats for Kids drive in the Central Valley to spread the warmth to Fresno and the surrounding areas. We are proud to be working with our customers, local schools and our community to collecting coats. Collection dates are Nov 10th – Dec. 11th, 2020.

Coats for Kids 2020

Drop off is Easy! Please bring new coats to our local office at 232 South Schnoor Street. For your safety, you can give us a call at (559) 674-2774 when you arrive in our parking lot and we will do a curbside pickup.

This year, due to Covid-19 the Coats for Kids program will be accepting NEW coats only in 2020. Please know that your donation of a new coat will go a long way to help keep the kids in our Valley warm through the winter months. This is especially important in a tough and unprecedented year like 2020.

Thank you to the teachers, parents and students at St. Joachim Schools. We were overwhelmed by the donations and generosity. We also want to thank our Customers, Friends and Employees, who are already bringing in coats for this drive. The support of our local community has a far reach and we may never know the full impact these acts of kindness have for our youth.

A BIG thank you to 93.7 Kiss Country radio station for all the great work they do! All of the coats collected will be given to children who need them most.

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Excessive Heat Warning! What You Can Do

Friday, June 19th, 2020

The Central Valley is looking at a scorching hot weekend ahead, with temperatures reaching triple-digit highs starting Friday! We are here to help if you need air conditioning repair, of course. We also have some advice for how you can keep cool and safe through these temperature extremes:

  • Pull down the shades and close the shutters of windows around the house. This will help keep out radiant heat from the sun.
  • Keep to the shade as much as possible if you do have to go out. If you must be in the sun, apply generous amounts of sunscreen (at least 15 SPF) and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
  • Plan your day specifically around the peak heat times—11 a.m. to 5 p.m.—so you won’t be outdoors during the hottest periods.
  • Avoid tasks such as cooking, running the washing machine, or doing laundry during the day. These generate large amounts of extra heat.
  • Although cooling off with a shower can feel nice, too much extra moisture in the air will make the heat feel worse indoors.
  • Keeps all pets inside or in the shade.
  • Drink plenty of cool drinks to stay hydrated, and eat smaller cold meals such as salads and fruit. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate you.
  • Supplement your air conditioning system with fans to help create a cooling breeze.
  • Do not push your air conditioning system too hard—maintain a 78°F setting on the thermostat during the day when people are home.

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Coats for Kids 2019!

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

We are proud to kick off our annual Coats for Kids drive for 2019!

Winter months are on the horizon, and the cold weather will arrive before we know it. Please don’t throw away any coats that are too small for your kids—you can donate them to help others. Bring in any new or gently used coats to Purl’s. All these donations stay in the community and help children in our area.

About Coats for Kids

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to join Kiss Country (KSKS 93.7 Fresno) and the Salvation Army as a collection sponsor for the 2019 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 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 many young children.

We have partnered with St. Joachim’s School and Howard Elementary School to help bring in even more coats! We love that the kids of our community are helping give back at such a young age.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning encourages our customers and members of the community to get involved and help keep the kids in our Valley warm. We’re open to the public as a drop-off location for coats, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make things easier, customers can also give coats directly to our service team during their winter USA service maintenance. Our goal is to help collect hundreds of coats in the hope that no child will have to be cold.

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Purl’s Helped at the Alegria Guild Annual “Day in the Country” Event

Friday, October 25th, 2019

This year, Purl’s was proud to volunteer at the Alegria Guild’s annual “Day in the Country” event. The Alegria Guild represents Madera County, and its members are made up of a diverse group of women who share in common a love for children. The annual “Day in the Country” is a women’s luncheon that’s great for gathering with friends and family to support Valley Children’s Healthcare.

This year’s event was held on October 5 and included the guild’s famous baked goods sale, box office raffle, door prizes, silent auction, and shopping at the Artisan Faire. Our Purl’s volunteers donated a handcrafted entertainment station for the event. We are always excited to support the Alegria Guild and Valley Children’s Hospital.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning: “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success” Since 1952.

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Purl’s Supports the 4H and FFA Kids at the Madera Fair

Friday, October 25th, 2019


We’ve been a part of the local community for more than 65 years, and everyone at Purl’s is proud to support our future community leaders and achievers. This September, we got involved in supporting the 4-H and FFA children at the Madera Fair. Each year, the kids from FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) and 4-H (administered by the US Department of Agriculture to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility, and life skills of youth) hold a hot dog dinner.

We had a great night cooking hot dogs with the kids. It was a fantastic group! Thanks to Sheryl Berry for organizing and keeping us on track. We hope to keep this partnership and tradition going strong.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning: “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success” Since 1952.

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Congratulations to Purl’s Race Team!

Friday, May 17th, 2019


Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning is proud to sponsor the Davidson Racing team. And we’re even prouder to announce the team’s fantastic race on March 23rd at Madera Speedway. Beans Davidson placed 3rd and Kurt Davidson Jr. placed 4th in their class!


At Purl’s, we create custom sheet metal for many of the Central Valley’s local race teams. We’re proud to support all types of racing and to help our local teams bring to life their custom sheet metal designs and ideas.


Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning: “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success” since 1952!


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MadTown Robotics Wins the World Championship!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


We’re thrilled to announce that MadTown Robotics won the 2019 World Championship at Houston!

Purl’s is a proud sponsor of MadTown Robotics, which was founded in 2004 at Madera High School by math teacher Alan Hollman. The original four-student team of young robotic engineers soon grew and is now comprised of more than 50 students from three local high schools: Madera High School, Madera South High School, and Sherman Thomas. MadTown Robotics is dedicated to furthering the curiosity and knowledge of students and training them to excel at teamwork.

The team has received many awards over the past fourteen years, including winning the Central Valley Regional and the Sacramento Regional Championship. Now they’ve gone all the way to win the World Championship! Congratulations to all the winners from our family at Purl’s!

At Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning, “Quality Is the Cornerstone of Our Success!”

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Friday Blog 1/25/19

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Coats for Kids Wrap Up 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning wrapped up the 2018 Coats for Kids drive.

We enjoyed working with our customers, community and our local schools.   We give a big thank you our partners at Saint Joachim School.   The students and parents brought in numerous coats.   We are proud to announce we collected over 300 coats.    All of the coats collected will stay in Madera County and will be distributed by our local Salvation Army Office.

We want to thank our customers and friends who brought in both new and slightly used coats for this drive.  Thank you to the teachers, parents and students at St. Joachim Schools!  We were overwhelmed by the donations and generosity.   Huge thank you to our local Salvation Army for all the great work they do!    All of the coats collected will be given to children who need them most in the local San Joaquin Valley.

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

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Friday Blog 9/28/18

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Friday Blog 9/28/18


Supporting Youth in the Community: Hot Dog Dinner @ Madera Fair 2018

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning along with Randy and Sheryl Berry hosted the Annual Hot Dog
dinner Sept 4th from 5-7pm.    We were excited to host a complimentary a 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 open to work and prepare to show their livestock animals.  The hot dog dinner is an annual
tradition in Madera that everyone at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning looks forward to attending.










We cook over 500 hotdog dinners complete with drinks and all the fixin’s.   It is a great way for us to get out in the Madera community and support our local hardworking kids and the agricultural community!




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Friday Blog 8/27/18

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Wild Fires & HVAC systems

The air quality in the Central Valley has been greatly affected by the many wild fires burning in our area.  We can look out our window and see the smoke in our Valley.   Smoke mixed in the air from wild fires often includes a lot of small particles.   When you run your HVAC system in these conditions some of these partials can enter your home and affect your indoor air quality.   It is important to service and clean your system and to change your filters more often in these conditions.  You may consider upgrading your filters to a higher MERV rating for finer filtration.


If you are in a heavy smoke filled area you may consider cleaning the ductwork in your home or office to refresh your entire system.   This is something you can seek advice from one of our indoor air quality specialists.

Enjoy all the perks of summer in the Central Valley

Homegrown by Purl’s Sheet Metal employees!  Nothing beats home grown vegetables, especially tomatoes!  Lucky for us, Sheryl Berry and Pat Reese both have amazing gardens full of delicious vine ripened tomatoes.  They are kind enough to share with everyone!   Here are a couple of our Purl’s Sheet Metal favorite recipes!


BLT Bites

Slice Tomatoes cross wise- Stuff with shredded lettuce, top with bacon and drizzle some homemade buttermilk ranch across the top!   Salad in a tomato…Amazing!   For an added bonus top with Feta or Blue cheese!







Don’t forget your pets on these hot days.  Have a cool place for your pets with plenty of shade and fresh water.    Hot surfaces can burn their paws and many pets can overheat easily.  A little water in a kiddie pool is also a good choice for many pets.

Our best summer tip for your indoor home comfort is to make sure you air conditioning system is serviced by a professional HVAC technician so you are prepared for the long summer.  It is a good idea to call for preventative maintenance to avoid any major breakdowns during the peak season.    Our service technicians are trained professionals and will get your air conditioning system ready for the triple digits temperatures in Fresno, CA and the surrounding area.

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