INHP helps “Bring the Heat”

Local HVAC companies provide free cleaning, servicing during “Bring the Heat”
Event promotes home heating safety for low income residents 

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 25, 2018) – 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 families.

Officially proclaimed “Bring the Heat Day” by Mayor Joe Hogsett, more than 50 local volunteer heating professionals from 20-plus area Indianapolis companies will inspect, clean and service furnaces for 125 low- and moderate-income Marion County homeowners at no cost Sept. 29.

During the event, HVACA technicians will donate 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 who have worked with INHP to make other necessary home repairs that keep their homes safe and habitable.

“‘Bring the Heat Day’ gives us the opportunity to work side-by-side with the community and homeowners to ensure their home is safe and warm this winter,” 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 families maintain their homes in the neighborhoods they choose to live.”

HVACA and INHP created “Bring the Heat” 15 years ago to raise awareness for the life-saving importance of proper furnace maintenance and to ensure homeowners on fixed incomes have adequate and safe heating sources in their homes. Since the program began, technicians have cleaned 850 furnaces, repaired 85 furnaces and replaced more than 40 furnaces at no cost to the homeowner.

“Thousands of homeowners in Marion County do not have a safe source to heat their homes,” said Brian Schutt, Indiana HVAC Association president. “We look forward every year to seeing our members, from various heating and air conditioning companies in central Indiana, give of their time and resources in way that helps make our community safer.”

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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.com.

About INHP
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) increases affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for individuals and families in Marion County, and serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. INHP enables families to become and remain long-term, successful homeowners through homebuyer education and lending services. INHP also provides thought leadership, technical assistance, financial support and programming to community partners dedicated to neighborhood revitalization. For more information, visit INHP.org.