Comfort Pro, Inc. provides a FREE Lennox Heating system to the Rhoads family of Reading. They are the deserving Berks County family selected as part of the 11th Annual Comfort Pro Cares Event!
After the panel reviewed five nomination letters, site evaluations were conducted by Comfort Pro and the Rhoads family was selected as the 2021 Comfort Pro Cares recipient. Christine Rhoads nominated her family to receive the new heating system through Comfort Pro Cares via a letter submission.
After the Rhoads’ gas furnace stopped working two years ago, she and her family of six have been heating their house with small electric heaters in each room. Not only is heating the home difficult, what makes it even more difficult is the financial toll on the family during the winter months when they average electric bills of $800 to $900 per month. Rhoads, 63, was laid off last December after working at the library for 23 years. Her husband works. They have applied for numerous loans but her unemployment has kept them from receiving a loan to replace their heating system. She and her husband also have custody of their four grandchildren ages 10, 14, 16, and 18.
“The electric heaters warmed the house the best they could but on days when the temperature drops below 30 degrees they struggle to keep up,” says Rhoads in her nomination letter.
“After reading Mrs. Rhoads’ letter and visiting her home to evaluate the heating system, we felt she and her family are very deserving of this new heating system. It takes a lot to raise four teenagers, then add financial struggles and no operable heating system to the mix, kudos to Mrs. Rhoads for what she is doing. We hope that the new heating system will be one less thing that she and her family have to worry about moving forward,” said Luis Velasquez, Comfort Pro Sales Team.
“I am so excited! I thank you. This a blessing. I could not face winter again without heat,” said Rhoads.
Doug Weisman, CEO of Comfort Pro, Inc. said, “we received five Comfort Pro Cares nominations this season. It was touching to read all the nominations. The Rhoads’ family story made a real impact on the panel and the Comfort Pro Team. It is heart-warming to know Comfort Pro can make a difference that will impact their entire family especially during the holiday season.”
“On December 22nd, a Comfort Pro team will be removing the family’s existing gas furnace and replacing it with a Lennox 96% high efficient gas furnace with a whole house air filtration MERV 11 air cleaner. We will also be installing a Lennox touch screen programmable thermostat. For the installation to work, the Comfort Pro team will also add new Fiberglass ductwork, run PVC flue piping and add new air supplies to the first floor and a condensation pump,” said Velasquez.