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.