Rosemary Cox, Blountville, TN, is the winner of the 4th annual heat pump giveaway by Leinbach Services
Leinbach Services uses our annual heat pump giveaway as a way to promote our family owned business. We ask for entries throughout the year then do the big giveaway right before Thanksgiving. All of the entries from throughout the year are then dumped in a basket. President, Jim Leinbach, has his grandchildren draw the finalists names until we reach a winner. In 2017, we drew Rosemary Cox’s name and she was able to meet all the requirements to win the big, expensive gift of a Bryant 14 SEER heat pump.
The next day, anticipation built within Rosemary’s home as she waited to see if Jim would pull up to her house with the heat pump.
“Winning would take so much stress off of me,” said Rosemary.
“You do not know how I sit here and worry about that unit going out. I think about it all the time. It makes a clicking noise that it didn’t used to make. It’s rattling from something being loose inside of it. My son has looked at it a couple of times, but he doesn’t know what to do about it other than pray. We’ve been praying.”
Rosemary’s inside air handler showed rust from a leak that’s been causing problems for years. There’s even rust stains across the basement floor from where it leaked right out the garage door. “Once my brother-in-law put the pump on it and ran the tubing out the garage door, it stopped leaking onto the floor. It’s in pretty bad shape.” The issues were beyond the typical heat pump repair and she just needed a complete replacement.
As Jim Leinbach’s truck pulled into Rosemary’s driveway, excitement filled the room as she squealed, asking if that meant she was the winner. The back of his truck was loaded down from the weight of the heat pump. He came to the door to notify her of winning. Everyone cheered and could feel and hear her relief from winning.
Leinbach said the reason he gives away a heat pump every year is to celebrate the anniversary of his company being in business. He’s thankful all year long for his local community, but particularly likes to celebrate homeowners in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol at Thanksgiving. “What better time of the year than during the holidays to give something big away,” said Leinbach. “We’re expressing our gratitude to our current and future customers for keeping us in business.”
Meet the winners of the 2018 heat pump giveaway
Read their stories and share in their joy of winning a brand new heat pump from Leinbach Services.
The Liang Family of Kingsport are the winners of our 5th annual heat pump giveaway in November 2018.
Richard and Charmaine Liang bought a house and quickly realized they needed a new heat pump. They suffered an entire winter last year with insufficient heat.
“Our home is not warm enough,” Charmaine said. “Sometimes it heats, but sometimes it doesn’t. We just bought the house last year, so we cannot afford a new heat pump.” Richard agreed.
Charmaine also said that even though their house was cold, their winter electrical bills were still expensive. “We would save a lot of money with a new heat pump.”
The fact that their unit was 15 years old has a lot to do with the reason why they were spending so much on electricity yet receiving such little heat in return.
Rosemary Cox in Blountville, TN won in 2017
Rosemary gave Jim Leinbach a big hug just moments after she won the heat pump giveaway.
“Winning a new heat pump took so much stress off of me,” said Rosemary. “You do not know how I sat here and worried about that unit going out. I thought about it all the time. My son looked at it a couple of times, but he didn’t know what to do about it other than pray. We had been praying.”
Congrats Rosemary! We hope you enjoy your new heat pump!
Our very first heat pump giveaway winner
Dorothy Pruitt cried happy tears in November 2014.
The sign out front of Dorothy Pruitt’s home says it all: WINNER. She won our very first heat pump giveaway! Previously, she kept her family warm with only a kerosene heater in one room.
Dorothy was deeply touched by her daughter's thoughtfulness to sign her up and to us for providing heat throughout her home. Even to this day, Dorothy and her family express gratitude for Leinbach Services.
“I still can't believe that I won the heat and cooling system that year,” Dorothy said. “It has been such a blessing to me and my family. I pray everyday for Jim Leinbach and his business to be blessed as he has blessed me and others over the years. Thank you all for listening to the Lord for the need I had.”
The winner heat pump giveaway in November 2015 was announced on Good Day Tri-Cities on WPKT-TV. Tiffany Arroyo of Kingsport, TN.
After the Arroyo’s heat pump broke, the family of six used space heaters to keep their four children warm at home. Tiffany watched an episode of the local daytime news show and entered to win a free heat pump.
Her husband, Jeff, was home when the Leinbach Services truck and the TV station car pulled up, and he described feeling thankful and relieved when he realized they had won the heat pump.
“This makes quite a bit of difference for my family,” said Jeff. “This will make our electricity bill cheaper since we’re not using space heaters anymore. We’ll be comfortable.”
Can't wait to win?
Need to replace your heat pump now? If you purchase a new heat pump from us this year, you'll receive a voucher at time of install. It'll state the total amount of reimbursement in case you were to win the giveaway. Just in case you're not the winner this year, you're always a winner being a customer of Leinbach Services because we offer free in-home design consultation AND 100% Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee.
The Beal Family stays warm after winning the heat pump giveaway in November 2016.
During freezing cold temperatures, Mickey Beal went outside and chipped ice off the outdoor unit to get it to work. That was before his wife, Kimberly, won our 2016 heat pump giveaway.
“We tell everybody we know about Leinbach Services,” Kimberly Beal said. “This is a very big deal. We appreciate you.”
After installing the Beal’s new heat pump, Kimberly raved about the process from start to finish on our Facebook page.
“Leinbach Services Inc. installed our new, FREE heat pump last week! We are so very thankful to have won this!! What a wonderful blessing these people have been. We have met the owner of the company, the marketing director, several technicians, spoken with the receptionist several times and have been highly impressed with everyone at Leinbach Services! They have superior customer service and have gone above and beyond our expectations!”
- Giveaway is for the same size unit that is currently installed. Any extra will be billed time and materials. To get a higher SEER, bigger (ton) unit, gas unit, extra ductwork or any other additions, it will be priced before the install.
- No cash value.
- Visit this year's heat pump giveaway page for giveaway package details.
You could be this year's winner!
- Owner occupied home in Tennessee
- Within 25 miles of any of our Tennessee locations (there will be a small labor and mileage charge if you are outside the 25 miles)
- Any additional charges must be paid at the time of install
- The winner of the new heat pump will have 30 days to have it scheduled to be installed or new winner will be drawn
- Leinbach Services, Inc. has the right to change, update, and/or revise the rules of the giveaway
- Winner will be emailed to make an appointment to come out to do a scope of work before the new unit is installed
- Drawing for giveaway will be in November 2018
- The winner will be announced (Name, City, State) on our social media outlets (Facebook, Google+ and others), on our website and other media.
- The winner of the giveaway agrees to "before and after" pictures of the heating system and themselves.
- The winner will sign a release form to allow Leinbach Services, Inc. the use of the photos on their website and for all other promotional use.