Champions for Affordable Housing Column 7
BRING THE HEAT A SUCCESS
For more than 12 years, we’ve partnered with the Indiana HVAC Association, IPL and Citizens Energy to help low-income families prepare their homes’ heating systems for winter through “Bring the Heat” day. On Oct. 5, 2019, we did it again, and we had the pleasure of including new partners Indianapolis Fire Department and CLEAResult Energy Advisors through IPL.
Volunteer teams visited nearly 150 homes to check furnace function and safety, check and/or replace smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and assess the home's energy efficiency. After crews completed their visits, eight furnaces were flagged for major repair or replacement — a life-saving effort by all those involved.
“What a luxury to head into winter relaxed about my furnace instead of anxious about maintenance and repair costs.”
Bring the Heat participant and homeowner