Over the past 5 months, Rebuilding Together Howard County has collaborated with the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland (HACC)to provide low income homeowners with heating and air conditioning services. Companies including Perry Hall Heating and Air, Carrier, Parker Fuel, Coastal Heating and Air, Air Plumbing and Heating Solutions, R.E. Michel and Lennox have donated an estimated $10,100 worth of labor costs as well as expensive HVAC systems and parts to create homes which are warm in the winter and cool during the hot summer months. These local companies have helped low income homeowners living in Howard County Maryland without receiving any payment in return.
Critical Home Repairs
The Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland contacted Rebuilding Together Howard County expressing interest in donating time and materials to install and repair HVAC systems to help homeowners in need. Each company acquired free equipment and HVAC units from some of their suppliers and gladly provided free labor to install the new systems and repair and in some cases replace the damaged units. Rebuilding Together Howard County provided the list of homeowners who indicated that their units were defective to the HACC Association, who completed the volunteer work over the 5 month time frame.
Executive Director Ann Heavner stated, “the HVAC installation and repairs provided by the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland were critical home repairs provided to elderly homeowners who could not afford to pay for the services.” She then went on to explain that these heating systems were in some cases installed during the middle of winter when the homeowner had no source of heating. Ms. Heavner expressed her gratitude by finishing with, “Rebuilding Together Howard County greatly appreciates the generosity and community spirit of the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland.”
Stephanie Anderson, spokesperson for HACC, stated,
“HACC’s charity branch named, Heating for Humanity, is happy to give back to the community, improving the living conditions of elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners by providing safe, energy-efficient heating equipment and repairs. It was an honor for our organization to give back to the community through the clients of Rebuilding Together Howard County.”
About the HACC of Maryland
The Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor of Maryland (HACC) is a trade association for independent heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The organization actively promotes and protects the interests and welfare of the industry, its members and the consumers it serves.
To learn more about HACC visit http://www.haccmd.org/
Rebuilding Together Howard County’s partnership with the Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland proves that like-minded organizations can work together to make a huge impact for our community in just a short time.
If you are part of a membership organization or company that is interested in providing services or sponsorship benefiting homeowners in need, visit our sponsor page or contact us to learn how you can get involved!