INDIANAPOLIS, Aug 3, 2005 – Carrier, the world leader in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration solutions is bringing some cool relief to those in need. The company is donating thousands of window air conditioner units to cities across the country experiencing sizzling temperatures. The relief effort covers 8 markets: Raleigh, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, Phoenix, Dallas, Indianapolis and Chicago.
Temperatures reached over 100 °F in all 8 cities in July, and in areas like Phoenix, the heat wave had a deadly impact on the community. Carrier recognized the need among these communities for air conditioning and decided to give back on a local level.
"The heat wave that has struck these cities has had a tremendous impact not only the level of comfort, but also on the health of these homeowners," said Johnny Johnson, Carrier Brand Manager. "We understand that many of these communities do not have the resources to stay cool this summer, so we felt very strongly that we had to do something."
Temperatures are expected to continue to soar throughout August, so with the help of local TV stations, Carrier was able to identify charities that would distribute the units to those in need. To help people battle the heat, Carrier is donating between 200 and 500 deluxe FCB Series in-window air conditioners in each market. The units offer convenient thru-the-wall or window installation. They are quiet and provide reliable comfort from 100-400 square feet. The units are valued at $250 each.
So far, residents in Raleigh, Phoenix, Dallas and Chicago have already begun cooling down with their new air conditioning units. Before the end of this month, Carrier will have donated a total of 2,200 units.
Carrier Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), provider of a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.
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