All Comfort Services has been participating in Heat U.P. Wisconsin since the program started in 2010. Nominations are submitted on the Heat U.P. Wisconsin website and local Lennox heating contractors install a new, high-efficiency Lennox furnace for those who are chosen. Lennox Industries donates up to 100 furnaces to participating Wisconsin and Michigan Upper Peninsula Lennox dealers. Then, the dealers and their teams donate the installation materials and labor needed to install the furnaces.
The All Comfort Services team looks forward to this install all year. For a normal furnace install we would typically have one or two technicians come to your home but with the overwhelming support from our staff we typically show up with 8-10 volunteers who just love to be a part of such a special day. And that day is much more than just a furnace install, it is an experience about building a community. The slogan of Heat U.P. Wisconsin is “neighbors helping neighbors” and that slogan perfectly encapsulates the purpose of the day. We believe in helping the people of our community and there are so many deserving people out there in the Madison metropolitan area.
Typically on the date of the install our All Comfort Services volunteers will show up around 7:30 am. Every year we bring coffee and breakfast for the recipient and all the volunteers to enjoy. We love sharing a few meals together that day because we believe the best way to get to know someone is sharing conversation over a hot cup of coffee on a cool autumn day! After learning a little bit about the family the technicians will go to work by preparing the house for install. They lay down their mats to avoid any dirt being tracked into the house and wear their booties for extra safety.
The rest of the install is done by involving the recipient and showing them how the equipment will improve the comfort of their home. If you have had one of our technicians in your home then you know they love to help educate everyone on how to improve their comfort so you can imagine what it is like when you have eight technicians biding for your attention. Everything is cleaned up after the install and then we eat lunch together. Again sharing stories and getting to know one another. It’s a magnificent day and something we hope to do every year!
If you have a neighbor, community member, family member or friend who could use a new furnace nominate them at Heat U.P. Wisconsin’s website for next year’s installation which is held first weekend in October.
2016 Heat U.P. Wisconsin Nominations
All Comfort Services was onsite at the Martinez’s home in Stoughton on October 1 to install a Lennox high-efficiency furnace.
2015 Heat U.P. Wisconsin Nominations
2015 Heat UP Wisconsin Interview broadcasted on Channel 3000
2014 Heat U.P. Wisconsin Nominations
The 2014 recipient of a Lennox high-efficiency furnace through the Heat UP Wisconsin program was Grandma Foster! Every year All Comfort Services teams up with Lennox to give one deserving family a free furnace and this year was no different. Grandma Foster was nominated by her adult daughter who noticed a need for a new furnace.