What does a homeowner do when they’re left high and dry with no home improvement to show for the money they’ve spent? They call Holmes on Homes, a Canadian Home and Garden Television (HGTV) show. Mike Holmes, host and professional contractor, and his team of skilled tradespeople rip out the bad and redo the job the original contractors failed to complete.
A Burlington, Ontario family hired a contractor to complete the addition of a second story to expand their 1,200 square-foot bungalow on Lake Ontario. When the contractor made a mess of the HVAC system and left the homeowners with uncompleted second and third floor framing, the family of six resorted to cramped living in the basement.
After the family called Holmes on Homes, the production team shot the story for an upcoming one-hour holiday special, “Holmes for the Holidays.” Lennox was contacted for the HVAC work, and Lennox district manager Fred Ennamorato and territory manager Jackie Potter referred Burlington Energy Systems to complete the home’s HVAC system.
“We had to meet technical standards, since the safety authority had condemned the furnace and venting system,” said Rick Baum, owner of Burlington Energy Systems. “It was really a mess, and cold weather was upon us.”
Lennox supplied two G51 furnaces and an HSX12 air conditioning unit. Burlington Energy Systems donated their time to install the furnaces and rework the existing dangerous ductwork and venting. Burlington Energy Systems also worked on the house’s gas water heaters.
|Quoted from the Lennox News Fall 2004 issue