Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing has been keeping the people of the Tri-State comfortable for over 60 years. We love being a part of this community, and that’s why we decided to give away a free furnace to a family in need this past January.

We asked the community to send us nominations of a family that was in need of a new furnace this winter. We got hundreds of nominations during the nomination period, and it was clear that we have a very generous community here in Evansville. There were many deserving nominees, but as we looked through the choices, one stood out. We had an overwhelming amount of nominations for Geneva Hicks-Barker.

Geneva faced a terrible tragedy over the winter. She lost two grandchildren and her son when a car involved in a police chase crashed into their car. Many friends and community members nominated her, knowing that she had been dealing with furnace problems for some time and wasn’t able to take care of it because of her family tragedy. Her furnace was over 50 years old, and had completely stopped working at the beginning of winter.

When our technicians went to Geneva’s house to find a temporary fix before the new unit could be installed, the temperature was in the 40s. But we teamed up with Lennox to install a brand new furnace/coil, air conditioner, thermostat, and air cleaner in Geneva’s house to keep her comfortable all year round. The unit is high efficiency, so it will save the family money on energy bills every month.

The family has never had air conditioning in the house, so the new system will be able to help Geneva and her family in every season. “I really feel blessed, I really do. It just lets you know the kind of community you’re in,” she told 14 News when she learned she was the giveaway winner.

Bryce Brackett, our General Manager here at Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing, said when asked about the giveaway, “We just wanted to help out a family.” All of our team at Brackett Heating, Air & Plumbing is proud to have been able to play a part in making life easier and more comfortable for a deserving family.