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Furnace Winner

As you may know, we give away a furnace to a local person in need every single year. For 2021, our amazing installers Kevin and Lucas installed a new furnace, smart thermostat, and humidifier for Colleen C of Fort Collins. Here is her story:

“My house was built in 1969, and it has the original furnace. I’m not sure how the furnace continues to work, except that I ask God to keep it working every winter. I am a widow and retired. I’ve lived in my home for 41 years. Although it should be paid for by now, my husband had an extended terminal illness, and we had to refinance the house to help pay medical expenses. The house needs lots of upgrades/remodeling, and I am trying to do a little each year. Although my furnace is working so far this year, it doesn’t heat efficiently, and I’m not sure about whether it is leaking dangerous gases. I do not have the money to replace my furnace, but it would be such a gift to have a new furnace that I knew would be reliable and safe.”

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We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

We want to take this opportunity to give a hearty “Thank You” to everyone that voted for us in this year’s NOCO Style Magazine Best of 2020 poll.

2020 marks the fifth consecutive win for us in the Best Heating and Air Services category.

We’re proud of the title, and we’re proud of the hot streak. What we’re most proud of, though, is your support. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is the local company that puts our community first. Seeing all of your support, year after year, is one of our proudest achievements.

And don’t worry—we won’t let it get to our heads. 5 wins in a row or 50, we’ll always be big enough to serve, small enough to care!

Thanks Again from Everyone at the Fort Collins Family.

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For many years, Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning has given back to the community. For years, we did the FCHA charity of the month. Here’s how it worked:

  • We are continually asking for feedback from our customers on which non-profits they support and why. Our marketing team keeps a list of all organizations that are submitted.
  • Each month, our management team nominates three local non-profit organizations from that list.
  • We then have our customers vote via our email campaigns on one of those three charities to be the recipient of the $1,000 and be that month’s FCHA Charity of the Month.

These are the charities we chose for the year of 2020.

March 2020 Winning Charity: 3 Hopeful Hearts

Charity of the Month

Congratulations to the FCHA Charity of the Month, 3 Hopeful Hearts. They provide grief companionship to families after the loss of a child of any age and any cause. The mission is to help bereaved families through events, support, education and remembrance.

February 2020 Winning Charity: Disabled Resource Services

Pictured left to right; Koshya Wang, DRS Executive Director Joan LaBelle, FCHA Marketing Director Todd Harding, and Katie Harper.

Congratulations to the FCHA Charity of the Month Disabled Resource Services.  As a certified Center for Independent Living, DRS provides services (free of charge) that empower individuals with disabilities in our community to achieve their maximum level of independence at home and in the community by setting and achieving goals, enhancing self-esteem, self-advocacy, and providing peer support and education.

January 2020 Winning Charity: Kids in Nature

Pictured left to right: Kids in Nature hikers Jim Almeida, FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, Mary Beth McCubbin (KIN), and friends from partner agency, The Family Center/La Familia—Sophia, Gloria Kat, and Araceli Newman.

Congratulations to the FCHA Charity of the Month Poudre Wilderness Volunteers Kids in Nature Program.  It is an organization that supports our National Forest Service. The KIN program brings at-risk children from across NOCO on educational hikes in our National Forests. Many of these kids have NEVER been on a hike.

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We know that readers usually come to our blog for informative and educational posts about the systems and services that we offer. However, as is the case across the country and the globe right now, there is one topic at the forefront of our minds. That is COVID-19, or the Coronavirus.

We understand that homeowners everywhere are exercising extreme caution when it comes to mitigating the chance of exposure to this virus in their homes. Trust us, we are doing the same in ours. And we promise you that every member of our team will take these same precautions when working in your home and on your property.

If you have an appointment scheduled with Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning, rest assured that we’ll continue to provide you with the exceptional service that you deserve in this uncertain and trying time, and that we’ll do so while making your health and safety our top priority.

Our entire staff is well aware that prevention starts at their homes, that it continues in the workplace, and that it extends into the residences of our valued clients. They have the information and supplies that they need to do their jobs while protecting both themselves and the clients that they serve.

If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming appointment, or if you are thinking about booking an appointment but want to know more about our specific preventative measures, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Here is what we are doing:

  1. Tech makes no physical contact with the customer, maintaining a 3 – 6 foot barrier
  2. No shaking hands
  3. Techs wear shoe covers
  4. Wipe iPad after each use
  5. For your protection, we are using hand sanitizer, gloves, and disinfectant wipes
  6. Face coverings are worn
  7. Any employee displaying any symptoms of the Corona Virus or experiencing a temperature of 100 or more will not be in your home.

Call Us Today @ 970-484-4552

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Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning gives back to the community. It’s why we did the FCHA charity of the month for years. Here’s how it worked:

We are continually asking for feedback from our customers on which non-profits they support and why. Our marketing team keeps a list of all organizations that are submitted.
Each month, our management team nominates three local non-profit organizations from that list.
We then have our customers vote via our email campaigns on one of those three charities to be the recipient of the $1,000 and be that month’s FCHA Charity of the Month.
These are the charities we chose for the year of 2019.

December 2019 Winning Charity: Athletes in Tandem

FCHA Charity

Pictured left to right: Dennis Vanderheiden – President of Athletes in Tandem, Glenn Frank – CEO Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning.

Congratulations Athletes in Tandem, December’s FCHA Charity of the Month. Their goal is to provide a path for anyone, regardless of physical ability, to participate in outdoor events; from 5Ks to Iron Man distance triathlons.

November 2019 Winning Charity: Larimer Retired K9 Foundation

Pictured left to right: Glenn Fran (FCHA CEO), Todd Harding (FCHA Marketing Coordinator), Sergeant Jackie Knudsen (LCSO), Lucille Braden (Larimer Retired K9 Foundation Treasurer), Barbara Bennett (Foundation President), Oso, Corporal Jamie Smith (LCSO).

Congratulations to Larimer Retired K9 Foundation, November’s FCHA Charity of the Month.

Larimer Retired K9 Foundation financially supports a happy and healthy retirement for the amazing Larimer County Sheriff’s Office K9s that have given so much to our community safety and their handlers in Larimer County.

October 2019 Winning Charity: SAVA Center

Pictured left to right: Mike Missimer (FCHA COO), Dorothy Farrel (SAVA Executive Director), Vania Kacir (Bilingual Therapist), Tara Doudy (Practicum Student), Hannah Butler (Prevention Education Coordinator), Tanya Cadwell (Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator), Brett Naylor (Prevention Education Coordinator), Todd Harding (FCHA Marketing Coordinator).

Congratulations to SAVA Center, October’s FCHA Charity of the Month winner!

The Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA) Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado while also providing prevention programs through community outreach and education.

September 2019 Winning Charity: Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

Pictured left to right Nadia Engka (Database Administrator), Erika Nossokoff (Faith and Global Engagement Director), Theresa Bain (Homeowner Services Director), Abby Krstulic (Volunteer Manager), Mara Johnson (Philanthropy Director), Glenn Frank (Owner – Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning), Kristin Candella (Executive Director and CEO), Jim Skog (Corporate Relations Manager).

Congratulations to Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity! September’s FCHA Charity of the Month winner!

“Our mission is to build safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with hard-working families in need. This grassroots effort is made possible through the generous donations of materials, money, and labor from members of the Fort Collins community.”

August 2019 Winning Charity: Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department

Pictured with Chief Carol Dollard and FCHA’s Glenn Frank.

Congratulations to Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, August’s FCHA Charity of the Month winner!

“RCVFD, as an organization, is committed to providing, to the best of our ability and within constraints of providing for RCVFD responder safety, emergency response to life and property threatening fires, life or property threatening emergencies such as natural disasters and medical emergencies, accidents and rescue situations. RCVFD operates within our response boundaries as defined in the RCVFD by-laws.”

July 2019 Winning Charity: Veteran’s Compass

Pictured left to right Eric Peterson (Vice President), (Glenn Frank), Gordan Thibedeau (Director/Veterans Standown Chair), Christiane Makela (Secretary) and Donna Chapel (President).

Congratulations to Veterans Compass, July’s FCHA Charity of the Month winner!

Veteran’s Compass is a 501(c)(3), created by Veterans and their families to guide Veterans and their families. While several services currently exist to assist Veterans in Northern Colorado, many Veterans are still not finding their way to these resources.” We are the extended family that can help you navigate existing resources, share the loneliness you may be experiencing during deployment or assist you during your husbands, wives, sons or daughter’s transition between service and civilian life. We know the burdens that those left at home must deal with, and we are here to help.”

June 2019 Winning Charity: Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center

Pictured left to right: Glenn Frank and Executive Director Robert Fallbeck.

Congratulations to the June Charity of the Month winner Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center!

Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center’s mission statement: “is to reduce trauma to children and their families through a comprehensive response to child abuse.”

Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center is a safe place for children and families when there are concerns about child abuse or emotional trauma. Voices Carry provides proven child abuse prevention, victim support, family advocacy and forensic interviews through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. As the only agency accredited by the National Children’s Alliance that serves Larimer and Jackson counties, we minimize additional trauma by bringing the team of experts to the child and family.

May 2019 Winning Charity: Neighbor to Neighbor

Pictured left to right Jenny Maeda, Brooke Cunningham, Melissa Frasure, (Glenn Frank) and Morgan Krueger.

Congratulations to the May Charity of the Month winner Neighbor to Neighbor!

Neighbor to Neighbor mission statement: “Throughout our community, neighbors are helping neighbors stay in their homes, regain stability and achieve home ownership.

While changing the world is daunting, helping your neighbor is second nature. It was on this premise that Neighbor to Neighbor was founded in 1970, when neighbors in Fort Collins banded together to keep a family from losing their home.Together, we’ve experienced the exponential effect of that one simple, neighborly act. Today, we help more than 5,000 neighbors achieve, preserve and own their own homes each year.”

April 2019 Winning Charity: The Mathews House

Pictured left to right Mary, Cicely, Amy, (Glenn) and program founder Jerri.

Congratulations to the April Charity of the month winners The Mathews House!

March 2019 Winning Charity: Turning Point Center for Youth & Family Development

From left to right: Turning Point Director of Business and Operations Paul Christenson, FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, and Turning Point Marketing and Development Coordinator Scott Von Bargen.

Congratulations to our March FCHA Charity of the Month Turning Point Center for Youth & Family Development! Thank you so much for all that you do for youth and their families in our community.

Turning Point’s Mission: We are dedicated to turning lives around for youth needing substance abuse treatment, help with behavior or mental health issues, or a combination. We offer the broadest range of programs from outpatient services to intensive residential treatment, offering help and hope for youth and their families.

February 2019 Winning Charity: Childsafe

From left to right: FCHA Marketing Administrator Rachel Wagner, ChildSafe Clinical Director Val Macri-Lind, FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, ChildSafe Executive Director Carol Bennis and ChildSafe Development Coordinator Sonali Kovoor-Misra. Not pictured: ChildSafe Business Operations Manager Tim Alexander.

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Congratulations to our February FCHA Charity of the Month ChildSafe! Thank you so much for all that you do for victims of sexual abuse and their families in our community.

ChildSafe’s mission is to repair the damage done to victims and their families, reduce the risk of re-victimization, and prevent the cycle of abuse from carrying over into future generations.

January 2019 Winning Charity: Respite Care, Inc.

From left to right: Respite Care Development Director Lauren Whynott, Respite Care Volunteer Manager Amanda Sciarabba, Respite Care Community Engagement Officer Abbi Lockner, FCHA Marketing Administrator Rachel Wagner, FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, Respite Care Executive Director LeAnn Massey and Respite Care Program Support Megan McIntosh.

Congratulations to our January FCHA Charity of the Month Respite Care, Inc.! Thank you so much for all that you do for children with developmental disabilities and their families in our community.

Respite Care provides short term quality care for children with developmental disabilities and respite to their families, enabling them to enhance their quality of life.

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Every year, Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning accepts nominations for local families in our community who need a new furnace. There were so many great entries this year, but one stood out above the rest.

The winner of the free furnace is a woman from Wellington who lives on a fixed income because she had broken her back and can’t work. Her daughter-in-law, Sarah P, nominated her. The following is taken from her official entry:

“I would like to nominate my mother-in-law Cecelia R. She is on a fixed income (SSDI) which makes it difficult to make necessary home improvements. Not only is she in need of a new furnace, but she has been living without a central air conditioning unit for at least two years. She watches our two girls for us 4 days a week and we’d love to help give back to her for all that she does for us.”

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We were very excited to be able to help provide Cecelia with comfort in her home. Before we installed the new furnace, she had to bang the old one just to get it going! However, When we heard about her situation, we not only gave her a new furnace, but a new air conditioner as well. It was emotional for all of us. From our family to yours, have a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!

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Energy Savings Agreement

There is never a bad time of year to sign up for our Energy Savings Agreement. However, as we transition into the summer heat, it is important to be well-prepared and know that breakdowns do occur (often at the worst times). June and July are the busiest months in the HVAC industry. In July 2018, during one single day, our customer service representatives handled over 5,000 incoming calls! Although it’s a rarity to get so many calls in one day, you can imagine what the demand for HVAC service was during that time period.

What is an Energy Savings Agreement? It is regularly scheduled maintenance on your most frequently used, and maybe the most critical, appliances in your home. By being one of our Energy Savings Agreement customers, in addition to many other benefits, you receive Ultimate Tune-Ups on your heating and cooling equipment from our background and drug screened technicians that will show up to your home in a well-marked company vehicle and uniform. When you are one of our agreement customers, you are working with a locally-owned company that is “Big Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care.”

There are multiple benefits to our Energy Savings Agreement, but we want to focus on a few that are most beneficial for customers as we head into summer. We aim to provide the best service and offer the best value to all customers year round, but especially to our Energy Savings Agreement customers.

  1. During the heat of the summer, sometimes we are scheduled a week or more out—and when your AC is broken, you want us to fix it as soon as possibleOur Energy Savings Agreement customers are a priority and get front-of-the-line service. There will be no waiting for a week or more for us to service your AC. We will do everything we can to get out to you same day.
  2. Unfortunately, breakdowns tend to occur at inconvenient times, and never when you’re ready for it. Our Energy Savings Agreement customers never pay overtime, so don’t worry if you wake up in the middle of the night to a broken AC. You’ll pay the same rate as if it was a Tuesday afternoon.
  3. Additionally, our Energy Savings Agreement customers never pay a dispatch fee – a savings of $69. When your system isn’t operating properly, we’ll come out to your home at no cost (no matter what time of day or night). Our technicians will diagnose the problem and get your approval before performing any repairs.
  4. Speaking of repairs, our Energy Savings Agreement customers save 15% on all repairs.
  5. If you sign up for an Energy Savings Agreement this spring, you will have an AC Ultimate Tune-Up before it’s time to turn on your AC. An Ultimate Tune-Up is a full check and service of your system to ensure proper operation and maintain peak performance of the unit.

Ensure home comfort for you and your family all year long with an Energy Savings Agreement. To get a quote, contact our Service team today at 970-533-8570.

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It’s important to our Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning team to give back to the community. For years, we did the FCHA charity of the month. Here’s how it worked:

  • We are continually asking for feedback from our customers on which non-profits they support and why. Our marketing team keeps a list of all organizations that are submitted.
  • Each month, our management team nominates three local non-profit organizations from that list.
  • We then have our customers vote via our email campaigns on one of those three charities to be the recipient of the $1,000 and be that month’s FCHA Charity of the Month.

These are the charities we chose for the year of 2018.

December 2018 Winning Charity: CASA of Larimer County
FCHA Charity of the Month

From left to right: FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, FCHA Marketing Administrator Rachel Wagner, CASA Development Manager Rhiannon Tovani, and CASA Grants & Communications Coordinator John DeVos.

Congratulations to our December FCHA Charity of the Month CASA of Larimer County! Thank you so much for all that you do for abused and neglected children in our community. It is the mission of CASA of Larimer County to be a voice in court for abused and neglected children and a safe place in the community for conflict free interactions.

November 2018 Winning Charity: Alzheimer’s Association of CO
FCHA Charity of the Month

From left to right: Alzheimers Association of CO Director of Regional Programs Katie Fahrenbruch, Office Admin Marlene Brown, Development Manager Katie Petersen and FCHA CEO Glenn Frank.

Congratulations to our November FCHA Charity of the Month Alzheimer’s Association: Colorado Chapter! Thank you so much for all that you do to inform and support Coloradans living with dementia and their families and caregivers.

October 2018 Winning Charity: 3Hopeful Hearts
FCHA Charity of the Month

From left to right: 3Hopeful Hearts Co-Founder Betsy Strafach, FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, and 3Hopeful Hearts Co-Founder Kristin Glenn.

Congratulations to our October FCHA Charity of the Month 3Hopeful Hearts! Thank you so much for all that you do to help bereaved parents and families in our community. The mission of 3Hopeful Hearts is to provide bereaved parents and families opportunities to honor, find hope and seek healing through events, support, education and remembrance.

September 2018 Winning Charity: Food Bank for Larimer County

FCHA Charity of the Month

From left to right: FCHA Chief Executive Officer Glenn Frank, Food Bank for Larimer County Chief Development Officer Heather Buoniconti, and FCHA Marketing Administrator Rachel Wagner.

Congratulations to our September FCHA Charity of the Month – Food Bank for Larimer County! Thank you so much for all that you do to help feed our community. The mission of the Food Bank for Larimer County is to provide food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger–relief programs.

August 2018 Winning Charity: Partners Mentoring Youth
FCHA Charity of the Month

Congratulations to our August FCHA Charity of the Month – Partners Mentoring Youth! Thank you so much for all that you do for our community. The mission of Partners Mentoring Youth is to create and support one–to–one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and academic lives. From left to right: Partners Program Manager Shayna Kefalas, FCHA CEO Glenn Frank, Partners Program Director Tami Roskamp, Partners Board Member Jerry Horvath, Partners Executive Director Heather Vesgaard and Partners Program Coordinator Abby Rains.

July 2018 Winning Charity: Project Self–Sufficiency of Loveland–Fort Collins

FCHA Charity of the Month

Project Self–Sufficiency Leadership team with FCHA COO Mike Missimer

The mission of Project Self–Sufficiency is to assist low–income, single parents in their efforts to achieve economic independence and become free from community and government assistance while building and maintaining strong, healthy families.

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