Our good friends at Allbritten Plumbing Heating and Air, a GreenHomes location in Fresno CA, had to make some hard decisions this summer, but doing the right thing was not one of them. After receiving well over 100 nominations for a Home Energy Makeover they offered, the hard part was picking just one.
Every year this location gives back to their community. Employees take part in cleaning up a park or volunteering at a food bank, and are proud to do so. This year, an installer suggested doing what they do best and offering their services improving a home for a family in need. Manager Andrea Doidge describes it as “a community service project on steroids”.
They discovered there were quite a few families making hard choices at home. And it really is a great service to offer since summer in the area can really be difficult. “With all the cooling stations set up around the Valley often being full, and with times still being tough financially for many local families, keeping homes cool in the triple digit heat can be difficult. We are excited about the chance to really make a difference in one family’s lives,” said Jerry Unruh, president of Allbritten.
One great thing about all of all of this is letting people know about the kind of work many of us need in our homes, and that it’s not only attainable and affordable it just plain makes sense. Energy Upgrade California offers great rebates making this work more affordable in across the state but other states offer rebates too. Having your home assessed and most importantly, improved isn’t a hard choice at all it’s a great thing to do!
In upcoming posts, I will tell you more about the family that was chosen and the great work done on their home.
pictures by Gary Kazanjian – from the Fresno Bee