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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    So complete duct system and wiring? What did they have before?
    if this was directed to me.... the home never previously had a/c and the ducts were all 4" runs and terribly undersized for the home, not too mention no supplies or returns on the second floor.

    we got lennox to donate the a/c as well due to homeowners child being autistic and apparently they have a real problem with crazy high temps.

    Quote Originally Posted by maniak View Post
    wow that's pretty cool, thank you for sharing this. Did you decide to do this on your own or was there an organized effort for these people before you got involved?
    my boss did it one year as a promotion and the next year it exploded into a statewide thing

    Quote Originally Posted by keeplearnin View Post
    Very nice lennox unit.
    thanks

  2. #15
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    lol, we gave away a prestige stat at our company fundraiser bbq this year. Ended up someone who rents a place won the prize and they took it to hock it on Kijiji. I guess they can't all work out. Worst is they were excited to see how much money they could get for it.

  3. #16
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    Our company did one in June 2010. The HO had purchased a furnace, AC, and tankless unit from a contractor. They ordered York equipment and got Goodman instead. They installed the furnace with 6 code infractions, it was oversized, hacked in, humidifier not installed correctly no permits etc.

    The AC unit, never installed. It was dropped off in their garage and they never came back to install it.

    The tankless unit was a Navien. They ran only the exhaust pipe outdoors, the water lines were not approved for potable use, gas line done poorly etc, I think there was 4 code infractions on the tankless.

    The above was all red tagged by the utility

    Somehow we got this call to go and inspect. The bosses went and heard their story, the wife was sent to the hospital because she was stressed(couple were 80-90yrs old)

    We got a hold of Lennox and they donated a new Furnace G61MPV and 14ACX A/C unit. We installed it at no charge and re-did the tankless unit properly.

    I cant believe the nerve some of these contractors have!!

  4. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniak View Post
    wow that's pretty cool, thank you for sharing this. Did you decide to do this on your own or was there an organized effort for these people before you got involved?
    Acctually we do a free furnace every year. We advertise it and have people write an essay about why they or someone they nominate deserves and are in need of a new furnace. With this one, their daughter wrote us and nominated her parents. The story was pretty touching, they are people that acctually are trying to keep there head above the water but just can never win.

  5. #18
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    Pretty neat to see competing companies working together.

  6. #19
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    GOOD TO SEE PEOPLE THAT CARE

  7. #20
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    Sounds like a great program!
    I have personally donated many a service call, but never an entire system plus install. Have done several at or below cost.
    It's great to hear other contractors are paying it forward, passing on some of the abundant blessings!

  8. #21
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    I cant wait to see My lennox reps face when I tell him to goto the war room and come back with some free furnaces for the neighborhood lol because they gave 72 away in Wisconsin
    That is a great task I give who ever put that together a lot of credit considering Lennox is tighter than a crabs ass
    jh

  9. #22
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    I put a furnace in this winter out of my pocket for a family in need all I asked was that they clean the walkway up and the area so I can work without killing myself. No such luck I fell and broke my wrist while doing the charity install. I should of kept the pictures of this place.

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimhvac86 View Post
    I cant wait to see My lennox reps face when I tell him to goto the war room and come back with some free furnaces for the neighborhood lol because they gave 72 away in Wisconsin
    That is a great task I give who ever put that together a lot of credit considering Lennox is tighter than a crabs ass
    jh
    Word is they are giving away 100 furnaces here in WI this year!

    Lennox donates the furnace, contractors donate the truck and supplies, and employees donate the labor.

  11. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
    We did one a year ago. The local association (formerly local ACCA) did a furnace clean program which a couple of us always participate in. This lady needed new equipment so our young owner said if a supply house would donate a furnace we'd put it in. She needed air too so I got another supply house to donate a little unit & coil.

    Never know if they appreciate it or not. One I cleaned this fall was more worried about the satellite system being installed than what I was doing for her.
    you said it I agree 100%

  12. #25
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    http://www.wzzm13.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=149725
    I have the young one in the vid. Been doing this for 7 years now have worked at 3 different places It is very have to find a place with a caring heart. Finally I found one and am very pleased to work for a company that is willing to give back to the community.

  13. #26
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    why dont we just give one a week away?

    Im tired of hepping people, im tired of seeing people with their mouths open waiting to be fed. we need toget rid of 75% of all the programs here is the us.
    I personally know of a young couple, 20 ish, got 3 kids, the man works for cash, girl stays home, they get 1100 a month food stamps, sell most of them for 50 cents on the dollar, get free housing, dental, health care, medicine, and, uh, they are very white too. im sick of it, what are we going to do about this?

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