Carrier Distributor and Dealer Donates to Frank Lloyd Wright Home Restoration Project

Jan 7, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash., United States

Carrier distributor Airefco Inc., and local Seattle dealer Gasline Mechanical Inc. recently donated a Carrier InfinityTM Hybrid Heat® dual-fuel system for the restoration of the Seattle-area historic Frank Lloyd Wright home, “The Musical Note.” An 80 mph windstorm damaged the residence in December 2006, displacing homeowner, Steve Enos, and his family.  Restoration began in January, 2007, and completion is expected early next year.

The historic home received an Infinity Hybrid Heat dual-fuel system, the most year-round energy-efficient comfort system manufactured by Carrier. The Carrier system’s heat pump, gas furnace, and compatible thermostat control combine the benefits of intelligent control for both gas and electric heating for an intuitive system that reacts to changing conditions. No matter what the temperature is outside, the system will automatically select the most efficient fuel source for the home.

“The Infinity Hybrid Heat dual-fuel system donation will give the Enos family the comfort of saving energy, resulting in lower utility bills,” said Chris Nelson, vice president and general manager, Carrier Residential and Light Commercial Systems. “Carrier is proud to take part in the donation opportunity with this deserving family.”

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, passed in October, extends the period that homeowners have to receive tax credits for improving a home’s energy-efficiency. . In a governmental policy update, Brad Penney, Alliance to Save Energy’s director of Government Relations, stated “[There has been an] extension through 2009 of the credit for energy-efficient improvements in new homes that achieve a 30 percent or 50 percent reduction in heating and cooling energy consumption relative to a comparable dwelling. The credit equals $1,000 for homes meeting a 30 percent efficiency reduction and $2,000 for homes meeting a 50 percent reduction.”

Carrier northwest wholesale distributor Airefco Inc. representative Jillianne Shellan said, “We’re excited to participate in the Carrier system donation to the Frank Lloyd Wright home restoration project. Once we heard the call for help, we jumped on the opportunity and got involved as soon as we could to help the family and participate in repairing a home with such historic architecture.”

About Carrier Corp.
Carrier Corp., headquartered in Farmington, Conn., is the world’s largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. With 2007 revenues of $14.6 billion, Carrier has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

About Airefco Inc.
Airefco Inc. began business in 1957 with offices in Portland and Seattle as the exclusive wholesale distributor in the Pacific Northwest for Carrier Corp. The air-conditioning industry was just taking shape in the region at that time. Airefco has now grown to serve the entire Pacific Northwest including Western Idaho, Montana and Wyoming from nine warehouse locations throughout the region.

About Gasline Mechanical Inc.
Gasline Mechanical Inc. is a full-service heating, ventilation and air-conditioning contractor for industrial, residential and commercial customers. Our certified technicians have the training, tools and experience to handle a complete range of heating, air-conditioning and air-quality services. Gasline Mechanical has a tradition of meeting customer needs. From the most complex installation to routine service and maintenance, Gasline Mechanical has the tools, the people, and the products to provide a system that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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