Silver Key and the Pikes Peak Mechanical Contractors Association (PPMCA) are pleased to continue our partnership in offering free furnace inspections to qualified Silver Key Senior Assistance clients. For more than 25 years, the Warm Wheels Program has identified seniors needing checkups on their furnaces as the weather gets colder and providing needs repairs.
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.
PPMCA is an association of plumbing, heating and cooling contractors who get together to teach classes on safety and stay up-to-date with the industry. One of its goals is to get more mechanics aware of carbon monoxide dangers. Through a grant from several agencies including the Pikes Peak Regional Building, PPMCA runs a program to train mechanics. Each year 50 mechanics get training and a carbon monoxide detector at no cost to them.