oThe holiday spirit is coming to the Region of Waterloo early this year. Our annual furnace giveaway is back, but we need your help! Did you know a new furnace can cost upwards of $4,000 in Ontario? Help us give the gift of warmth to a deserving family this holiday season.

Afterglow’s furnace giveaway was established in 2012 as a way to give back to the community.

In 2012 and 2013 two Waterloo Region families were gifted with a furnace. Last year, when we visited the furnace giveaway nominees, we realized their furnaces were in good condition and only required repairs and maintenance. So we switched things up, and gifted three families with a one year Care Package that included: free furnace cleanings, maintenance, a parts and labour warranty, along with a new carbon monoxide detector.

“In 2012 my daughter and I went 48 hours with no heat, and went 24 hours with no heat in 2013. The furnace giveaway was the nicest, warmest, Christmas present we could have ever gotten,” said the 2013 furnace winner Laura Walsh.

With weather experts calling for another frigid winter, it is essential that we keep another family in a warm home this season.

Nominations for the furnace giveaway are now open, and Afterglow wants to get the word out to families in need. Nominate a family here.

Nomination period: November 11 – December 7, 2015
Deadline for nominations: December 7, 2015
Installation date: Saturday, December 19, 2015

Here are some media links of past furnace giveaways:

  1. Free Furnace Answers A Family’s Prayers, December 23, 2012 – The Record
  2. A Warm Afterglow, December 10, 2013 – The Cambridge Times

Why do we do the furnace giveaway? Because we are a local company that wants to give back to a community that has welcomed us with open arms.

“This is an absolutely amazing initiative,” commented Char Le Duc, who was one of the 2014 winners. “Heart, business, philanthropy and all round goodness.”

Afterglow. Water, warmth, well-being.