Congratulations to Kira, of Crapaud, Prince Edward Island for being the grand prize winner of a $5,000 furnace in Irving Energy’s “Extreme Furnace Makeover” contest. Kira was selected at random from over 12,000 entries from New England and Atlantic Canada.
When asked how she felt about winning the grand prize of a new heating system for her Prince Edward Island home, she said “I’m so excited; this will relieve such a financial burden of buying a new furnace. It is excellent news!”
We are currently working with Kira to install her new propane furnace. Kira’s new furnace should help her save money on heating fuel costs next winter.
Kira’s original entry:
“I am a single parent and have an old home which is forced air and runs hot and cold (upstairs temp is 15C) I would like to be a more efficient consumer of energy and have a better furnace. I would lke to get a two stage gas furnace from Irving.”
“We have had many sleepless nights because of our furnace – it has been a nightmare since we moved into our house in February 2008. Although it tries to be strong and mighty in its old age, it has seen far better days!
My husband and I are a newlywed couple – married in September 2010 and hope to start a family very soon. How can we have little ones crawling around with the constant worry of what the furnace may or may not do?? How can we get what little sleep we will be able to manage worrying about what the decrepit beast in the basement may or may not be capable of??
As you can see from our photo our furnace is in amongst a snake field of pipes, wires, and fire hazard. We might actually worry about a fire happening if it wasn’t for the constant leaking of water from every pipe and crevice! Water pours out of it at times; we regularly have to shop-vac it up. We would absolutely love to buy a new furnace, but unfortunately it’s the last thing we can afford right now. Please help us!”
“As you can see my system though it works needs a little bit of a shove into this century….as the last furnace guy said when he was in that if we going to have an old Irving furnace the one we had was a good one…..but I think it is time for an upgrade. Winning this contest would be the difference is upgrading our system now and being more efficient rather then waiting until we have no choice but to replace. I would feel safer with a new furnace.”
“Well, this beauty has served the home well. Date of home is over 200 years old. This baby isn’t much younger. Coal, oil, this furnace has seen it all. Its time to put her out to pasture and let a new high efficiency furnace take it’s place on the pedestal.”