“Bring the Heat Day” is Sept. 30

“Bring the Heat Day” offers free furnace inspections, cleaning and servicing for 100 Indianapolis homeowners Sept. 30

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INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 20, 2017) – The Indiana HVAC Association (HVACA), Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), Citizens Energy Group and The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) are joining forces to make this winter warmer and safer for Indianapolis-area families.

Officially proclaimed “Bring the Heat Day” by Mayor Joe Hogsett, more than 50 volunteer local heating professionals from 10-plus area Indianapolis companies will inspect, clean and service furnaces for low- and moderate-income Marion County homeowners at no cost on Sept. 30, 2017.

During the event, HVACA technicians will volunteer their time to clean dirt and debris, check for carbon monoxide issues, make necessary repairs, and replace heating systems at no charge if the unit is beyond repair. The event does not receive government funding and relies solely on volunteers for financial donations, labor, equipment and parts to inspect, clean and replace furnaces for Indianapolis families in need.

“Bring the Heat Day is an excellent opportunity for INHP to align its mission of providing affordable and sustainable housing opportunities with a program specifically aimed at enhancing the safety and the well-being of Indianapolis homeowners,” said Moira Carlstedt, president and CEO of INHP. “We are proud to partner with HVACA, IPL and Citizens Energy Group on this initiative that helps our families maintain their homes and build strong neighborhoods.”

HVACA and INHP created the Bring the Heat event 14 years ago to raise awareness for the life-saving importance of proper furnace maintenance and to ensure that homeowners on fixed incomes have adequate and safe heating in their homes. Throughout the past five years alone, nearly 600 furnaces have been cleaned, more than 25 furnaces have been replaced for free, and nearly 70 furnaces were repaired at no cost to the owner.

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About Indiana HVAC Association

The Indiana HVAC Association is a local trade organization consisting of industry professionals committed to meeting the HVAC needs of our community and promoting a safe and competitive marketplace. These licensed professionals employ trained service technicians using the latest technologies to promote energy conservation while following all health and safety standards to provide a comfort level you can rely on. For more information, visit hvacindiana.org.

About IPL

Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 490,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com or connect with us at http://www.twitter.com/IPLpower, www.facebook.com/IPLpower or www.linkedin.com/company/IPLpower.

About Citizens Energy Group

Citizens Energy Group provides safe and reliable utility services to about 800,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Citizens operates its utilities only for the benefit of customers and the community. Additional information is available online at www.CitizensEnergyGroup.comFacebookTwitterYouTube.