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Shaw’s Blanket Drive is Still Going On!

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Just a reminder to our customers that our 4th annual Gift of Warmth Blanket Drive is still going on until the end of the year! During our blanket drive, we collect and match blanket donations before donating them to local charities. No matter what kind of blanket you may want to donate, whether it’s a king-size comforter or a baby blanket, we’ll take it! All donations are given to the homeless, or to families in need in the community. Help keep your neighbors warm and comfortable this winter by participating in our blanket drive. Thank you so much for your support and donations!

 

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Gift of Warmth — 4th Annual Blanket Drive!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

SHAW’S will be hosting our 4th Annual Blanket Drive!blanket-drive

Shaw’s is giving the Gift of Warmth

Cold weather serves as a reminder that the kind of warmth and comfort that so many of us enjoy is hard to come by for others. Make a difference in the lives of those in need by giving the gift of warmth.

Starting October 1, 2016 through December 21, 2016

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Blanket Drive Winter 2015!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Help us surpass last year collection of 212 blankets and hit this years goal of 250!

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We’re hosting our 3rd annual blanket drive. Starting October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

Don’t let anyone be left in the cold! Help us collect and donate blankets to our local Kings County homeless shelters.

 

You can either drop off your new or gently used blanket at the Shaw’s located at:

16838 18th Avenue
Lemoore, CA 93245

… or we will be happy to pick them up at your home. Just give us a call!Blanket drive_11.21.13

Shaw’s will match all donations and will deliever all the blankets to our local Kings County homeless shelters.

All types of blankets are welcome! Cotton, wool, polyester, blends.

Find more info at: www.shawsacandheating.com, Like Us on our Facebook page, or call the office 559-925-9923.

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Gift of Warmth – 3rd Annual Blanket Drive

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Cold weather serves as a reminder that the kind of warmth and comfort that so many of us enjoy is hard to come by for others. Make a difference in the lives of those in need by giving the gift of warmth. Shaw’s will be hosting our 3rd annual blanket drive. Starting October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.

Horizons-Fleece-Twin-size-Blanket-MLB13368229You can either drop off your new or gently used blanket at the shop at:

16838 18th Avenue
Lemoore, CA 93245

… or we can pick them up at your home.

We will match all donations and will be taking all the blankets to our local Kings County homeless shelters.

cotton-linen-day-blankets-close-up_1 Last year we delivered 212 blankets and our goal this year is at least 250 blankets.

Find more info at: www.shawsacandheating.com, Like Us on our Facebook page, or call the office 559-925-9923.

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Lupercalia: The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Many people may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday essentially created by card and gift companies, but the truth is that the holiday has long-standing roots going back to the Roman Empire. The name “Lupercalia” has its origins in the word “lupus”, which means wolf, and the reason for this is that according to Roman pagan religion, the she-wolf Lupa nursed the two orphaned infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

 

The Festival

The Festival of Lupercalia spanned two days each February, from February 13th to 15th. The festival was about fertility and was led by Luperci priests, known as “brothers of the wolf”. The festival was serious with intention (fertility) but was executed as quite a romp for both the priests and citizens of Rome. The process was this: two male goats and a dog were sacrificed at the beginning of the festival by the priests; two young Luperci were then anointed with the blood from the animals, and the hides of the animals were cut into straps. As food and drink flowed, the male priests would run around the city wearing nothing but thongs made from the animal skins, and they also carried a strap from one of the sacrificed animals. The strap was used to strike the palms of Roman women waiting for the priests in the city, as it was believed that being hit with the strap could help with infertility issues and a safe, healthy labor for women who were pregnant.

 

The Transition to St. Valentine’s Day

The Christian influence of the holiday came around the 5th century. The Roman Empire was still strong, but Christianity was rapidly taking hold throughout the world. It is believed that to try and remove the paganism from the holiday, the deaths of two men, supposedly both named Valentine, were added into the mix. During the 3rd and 4th centuries, a law created by Claudius II forbade young men eligible for military service to marry, because Rome wanted a strong army. The two men named Valentine were priests, and married young couples in secret. Both were found out and executed on February 14th, although in separate years. The Church made Valentine a saint (they chose one), and Lupercalia became St. Valentine’s Day.

 

Here’s wishing you and your loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Gift of Warmth – Thank you!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

thank youThis winter season, we’ve had our share of cold weather, and it serves as a reminder that the kind of warmth and comfort that so many of us enjoy is hard to come by for others.

With the help of Island Elementary School students, Shaw’s Blanket Drive was a huge success! This last week we delivered 350 blankets to KCAO in Hanford. They will in turn give the blankets to the Kings County women’s shelter and a number of different homeless families in our community.

Thank you to all of our customers, family, friends, and Island School families for your generous donations.

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Shaw’s Support for Drought Relief in Food Giveaway

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

This month, Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating help out with “California Water Feeds our Communities” and  the California Community Food Bank in a food drive to help impacted communities throughout the state who are suffeCCF03102011_00000ring from a lack of food as a result of our drought.
“As responsible citizens of our community, we need to help out the less fortunate. Especially in the state that we’re in with no water. This is just our way of giving back and helping out some families” commented Annette Shaw.

Trucks loaded with fresh, local produce will be sent to food banks in Merced, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Watsonville, Salinas, Santa Maria, Oxnard, Riverside and San Diego. 2“We are seeing an increased number of people in line at our food banks at the same time that drought conditions have driven up the cost of food, making it difficult to provide for everyone.” said Andy Souza, President and CEO of the Community Food Bank.

The drought ‘s e ffect is now apparent with farmers and it is contributing to high rates of unemployment. The result is higher costs of living has rippled throughout California effecting both city and rural communities.  No area is exempt.

As food banks take a big hit in current conditions, efforts made by entities such as Fresno Downtown Business Hub, El Agua Es Asunto De Todos, 1Westlands Water District, and CalWA are making a difference in ensuring that people are fed.

California Water Feeds Our Communities will be sending trucks of locally donated food, departing from Fresno, CA, starting on September 3rd to at-risk food banks across California. If you’d like to make a donation to the drive, contact Diana Enriquez at 559-513-8561 or  Diana@aguaasuntodetodos.com.3

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California Water Feeds Our Communities, a grassroots effort of business, farming, and service organizations partnering to support drought stricken communities throughout California, raising awareness of the important role that water plays in California agriculture and everyday life. The drought has directly impacted our communities, farm workers and farmers. Many are devastated by the lack of water.

 Source credit: Lemoore Chamber of Commerce 

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Gift of Warmth – 2nd Annual Blanket Drive

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Starting to do your Fall cleaning? Have extra gently used or new blankets? We will gladly accept them!

Cold weather serves as a reminder that the kind of warmth and comfort that so many of us enjoy is hard to come by for others. Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need by giving the gift of warmth.

Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating is proud to be hosting our 2nd Annual Blanket Drive starting October 1, 2014 and running thru December 31, 2014. During these three (3) months, you can either drop off your new or gently used blanket at our office located at 16838 18th Avenue, Lemoore, CA 93245 or we will happily pick them up at your home. How convenient is that!

Shaw’s is matching all donations and will deliver the blankets to our local Kings County homeless sheltersLast year we delivered 212 blankets. This year our goal is 250. Help us reach our goal!

To find out more information:
On our web site: www.shawsacandheating.com
Like Us: Facebook
Call us: 559-925-9923

Images from our 2013 Blanket Drive

Delivery of the blankets.

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Jeff and Annette Shaw with their daughter displaying a blanket.

Jeff and Annette Shaw with their daughter displaying a blanket.

Shaw’s team delivering the blankets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Residential Rooftop Unit – Before and After Images

Monday, May 5th, 2014

We received a call from our residential customer stating their rooftop unit was not functioning properly. After evaluating the situation, we concluded that the problem was that the compressor was grounded out. The next step in our visit was that we proposed to the homeowner their options to repair the unit and what the repair costs would be versus replacing the current unit. The homeowner decided to replace the unit. We then installed a 2 ton, 14 Seer American Standard package unit.

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After Images –  2 ton, 14 Seer American Standard package unit

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3 Benefits to Adding More Insulation

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Whether it’s wadded-up newspaper or sophisticated fiberglass rolls, insulation is an important part of every home. Here in Visalia, insulation serves a vital purpose in keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s usually found in the crawlspaces or attic (especially the attic, since heat rises and it can do the most good at the highest point in the house). Most households have at least some insulation, but most have room for at least a little more. If you’re looking into a little home improvement this spring, you might think about adding another layer or two to your home. Here are 3 benefits to adding more insulation.

  • Lowered heating and cooling costs. Insulation helps you home retain conditioned air more readily, which means you don’t have to run your HVAC system as much to gain the benefits of a comfortable home. That translates to lower heating and cooling costs from month to month without having to lower your HVAC usage.
  • Reduced risk of repairs. Because insulation helps your heating and cooling system function more efficiently, you won’t have to run it as long to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Reduced use translates to reduced wear and tear, which can extend the life of your unit by months or even years depending on how well it is maintained. Considering the costs of replacing a heater or an air conditioner, the additional insulation can often pay for itself.
  • Reduced environmental impact. With less energy being used to condition the air in your home, your carbon footprint is reduced as well. In addition, you’re not releasing as many harmful components into the air (such as carbon monoxide, which is a byproduct of many forced-air furnaces). That translates into a healthier environment overall, again without impacting your ability to keep your home comfortable.

To discuss the benefits to adding more insulation, or to schedule an installation session, talk to the experts at Shaw’s Air Conditioning. Here in Visalia, insulation can be a benefit no matter what the temperature is outside. Call us today and let us help you make the most of it!

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