Kamloops woman is feeling the love — and the heat

Beverley is one of this year’s Feel The Love campaign recipients. Thanks to Interior Plumbing and Heating and Lennox, she now has a brand new furnace and air-conditioning system in her home.

Interior Plumbing and Heating and Lennox have helped to breathe new life – and better air – into a local woman’s home through its Feel The Love campaign.

The campaign identifies people in need of improved HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems and provides them with a new furnace or air conditioning unit. The program started in 2009 under the name Heat UP and switched to its current monicker in 2018. Since then, through Feel The Love, Lennox dealers have installed more than 1,200 high-efficiency furnaces at a market value of more than $5 million across Canada and the United States.

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Beverley of Kamloops (she asked that her last name not be published) was one of this year’s recipients and, while Lennox provided one new device free of charge, Interior Plumbing and Heating included a second, meaning she received a brand new furnace and air conditioning unit in her home.

Last week, staff from the Kamloops company removed the old units, installed the new ones and did some yard work around the house.

A food truck was also on hand to ensure no one went hungry.

“The idea is reaching out to help people in need,” Bhreagh Huber of Interior Plumbing and Heating said. “People who do lots of good for people around them.”

Beverley was nominated by her neighbours after one of them did some work on her current HVAC systems and realized just how dated the equipment was.

Beverley was surprised to be chosen as a recipient as, she explained, she never wins anything.

“Last time I won anything was 18 years ago,” she said. “I won a mailbox at a barbecue.”

That mailbox still sits outside her North Kamloops home, where she has lived for 20 years.

Beverley is grateful to everyone involved in this program, including the people who nominated her, those who selected and those who came and did the hard work of replacing her HVAC equipment.

“They stepped in,” she said.” I didn’t ask for anything. They just voluntarily stepped in. Sometimes things like that happen.”

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