I often make the parallel between the “health” of our homes, to the health of ourselves. A cooling or heating system can be like our hearts, and the ductwork like the arteries branching out. The need for a physical, making sure things are working fine, applies to our homes. Our bodies are systems and so are our homes, its the treatment that makes a difference.
Albritten’s choice for the Home Energy Makeover is particularly touching because they have helped a family battling with health problems, a family with more than their fair share on their plate.
Steve and Rhonda live with four of their six children, in a home built in the 1950’s. Their son 28-year old J.J. is special needs with both physical disabilities that keep him in a wheelchair, and cognitive disabilities. AC and heat are important for them because of his and the entire family’s comfort and unfortunately it has not worked for some time.
Steve, battles with a rare type of cancer referred to as carcinoid, and has injections every two weeks. He still continues to go to work even though he spends time in the hospital when his symptoms worsen. In fact Steve, not in the pictures, was hospitalized on the day the Makeover was announced lasting a few weeks. Providing for his family is clearly important.
This Energy Makeover has allowed Allbritten to provide something for them which serves well as a reminder for all of us to take care of our families, ourselves and to lend a hand in helping others. Now that is having a healthy heart!