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Heat’s On Project Seeks Dane County Veteran Homeowners to Receive a Free Furnace Maintenance

Written by All Comfort Services | October 18, 2018

Volunteers at Heat's On

Brendan, Eric, Karl, Luke, and Kendall volunteered on during the Oct. 13, 2018, Heat’s On event.

32st Annual Heat’s On

Heat’s On Project Seeks Dane County Veteran Homeowners to Receive a Free Furnace Maintenance

Do you know a Dane County veteran who can use a furnace tune-up? Heat’s On is seeking requests for veteran homeowners in Dane County to receive free furnace maintenance during this year’s event held October 19, 2019. The Heat’s On program, organized by the Madison Area Mechanical & Sheet Metal Contractors Association, is collecting information from veterans who would like their furnace checked.

About Heat’s On

If you are a veteran homeowner, or a surviving spouse of a veteran, and are interested in having Heat’s On come to check your furnace, contact one of these sponsoring organizations by October 9, 2019, to be considered for free furnace maintenance:

  • Dane County Veteran Service Office (CVSO), phone: 608-266-4158
  • Madison VA Hospital – Patient Education Resource Center, phone: 608-280-2031

Veteran representing Steamfitters 601 volunteered to help veterans

Veterans representing UA Local 601 – Steamfitters volunteering to help veterans during Oct. 13 Heat’s On in Dane County WI. Photo includes Karl Rogers, All Comfort Services, Paul Kuphall – Local 601 Weld Coordinator, Gary Cox – Local 601 Business Agent and Dan Connery – Dane County Veterans Service Office

Criteria to receive free maintenance:

  • Veteran homeowner, or surviving spouse
  • Dane County Resident
  • Gas Furnace

Homeowners who do not meet the criteria, but would like to have their heating systems serviced, can contact the MSC office at 608-288-1414 for a union contractor referral.

Heat’s On has been serving Dane County residents since 1987, and have performed maintenance services on over 2,500 furnaces. The purpose of Heat’s On is to reduce the occurrence of residents going without heat or facing other life-threatening emergencies associated with home heating systems.

Heat's On 2018 Volunteers

2018 Heat’s On Volunteers

“Lack of maintenance and dirty filters can shorten the life of a furnace,” says Brad Werlein, President of General Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., a commercial and residential heating and cooling contractor in Madison. “Something this simple can save not only hundreds of dollars in fuel costs, but it can save a life as we experienced during last year’s event.”

In 2017, Heat’s On replaced the furnace of a World War II veteran who had been taken to the hospital twice with carbon monoxide poisoning. The leak in the furnace that was causing the poisoning was discovered and fixed by Heat’s On.

About MSC:
MSC is a non-profit contractor association representing union contractors in the heating, piping, air conditioning, and sheet metal industry. Their members are dedicated professionals who provide high-quality, cost-efficient products and services with a commitment to safety.

About Steamfitters Local 601:
About Steamfitters Local 601: Steamfitters Local 601 is comprised of approximately 2,400 members, and represents a 14 county area in southeastern Wisconsin. While the majority of the membership is comprised of Steamfitters and Refrigeration/Service Fitters, they also represent other classifications such as gas distribution, helpers, and welders. Their members work on a variety of job sites including residential and commercial heating and cooling systems, breweries, and power plants.

Participating Contractors (Madison):

  • All Comfort Services, President Kendall Richards, phone: 608-838-7300
  • Commercial Air, Service Manager Tami Schultz, phone: 608-221-8886
  • General Heating & Air Conditioning, Labor Manager Mike Polster, phone: 608-271-3900
  • MSC Contractors (Madison): 1901, Inc. (formerly H&H Industries), Owner Paul Christensen, phone: 608-273-3434

Participating Contractors (Milwaukee):

  • Butters-Fetting Co.
  • J.M. Brennan, Inc.

Participating Supply Houses:

  • Design Air, Branch Manager Barb Verbitsky, phone: 608-226-0344
  • First Supply, Sales Manager Scott Stritzke, phone: 608-222-7799
  • Gustave A. Larson, Store Manager Aaron Demuth, phone: 608-628-0209
  • Industrial Control, Owner Mike Stoffel, phone: 608-273-1717
  • Johnston Supply, Owner Dan Kunze, phone: 608-223-1499
  • Temperature Systems, Sales & Refrigeration, Roy Kempfer, phone: 608-327-2345
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