By Tim Kowols
Local heating and cooling companies will be making a difference in the area on Saturday when equipment manufacturer Lennox hosts its annual Heat U.P. Wisconsin campaign. Luxemburg’s Ultimate Air and Sturgeon Bay’s Synergy Heating and Cooling are among the Lennox dealers in Wisconsin and upper Michigan donating a furnace and their time for two families going through hardships in their own life. In his fourth year participating, Ultimate Air owner Jeff Blemke and his crew will be installing a furnace for a Green Bay widower still committed to helping out his son who is dealing with the loss of his own wife. Blemke says Heat U.P. Wisconsin provides an opportunity for his company to give back.
Through the program, Lennox has provided more than $2.2 million dollars in support through providing hundreds of free, high-efficiency furnaces since its inception in 2010. Blemke says the hardest part is getting enough qualifying nominations to read through, which are accepted throughout the year.