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Silver Key Clients Get a New Furnace – Warm Wheels Program Continues to Serve Needs of Seniors!

Silver Key and the Pikes Peak Mechanical Contractors Association (PPMCA) are pleased to announce that a Warm Wheels Program for Seniors recipient will receive a new furnace this season. In its twenty-fifth year, the partnership between Silver Key and PPMCA identifies seniors needing checkups on their furnaces as the weather gets colder.

This Thursday, October 12th, one of our Warm Wheels volunteer contractors, Home Heating Service, will replace a 1952 vintage furnace through the Warm Wheels Program for Seniors. Occasionally, during an inspection, a furnace is found to be beyond economical repair and must be replaced. The system being replaced on Thursday is original to the home, built in 1952. The project will be 100 percent covered for the recipients by the Warm Wheels Program. The new forced air furnace is being donated by Lennox Industries Parts Plus in Colorado Springs

The PPMCA was formed after a Carbon Monoxide tragedy happened in Colorado Springs during the winter of 1990. In 1991, the PPMCA created Warm Wheels in conjunction with Silver Key to avert another potential tragedy due to a homeowner not having the resources to have a simple inspection and service of their heating system. Each year the PPMCA members donate company resources, equipment, and service technicians' time to perform heating system inspections for qualified Colorado Springs and El Paso County residents.
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Since 1971, Silver Key has provided programs and services to help seniors live independently in the greater Colorado Springs area. To learn more about the furnace installation time and location please contact Lorri Orwig at lorwig@silverley.org or 719 649-0974. For more information on Silver Key visit www.silverkey.org.

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