Confident Aire, Inc., a Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Energy-Saving Solutions Company Awards a Trane Furnace for Family in Need

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Ken and Jeanine Staples are the lucky recipients of a brand new Trane High Efficiency Heating System to be received and installed completely free of charge as part of the annual "Ultimate Energy Transformation Award" from Confident Aire, Inc. in cooperation with Munch's Supply of Batavia, Illinois and the Trane Company.

Confident Aire, Inc., Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Energy Solutions Specialists Since 1992

Confident Aire, Inc., Your Trusted Home Comfort Professionals Since 1992

Ken and Jeanine Staples are hopeful that the new free furnace will mark the start of a positive trend in their lives. They will receive a more fuel-efficient heating system and save significantly on heating bills next winter.

After losing their jobs and suffering a series of unfortunate health issues and financial setbacks, Ken and Jeanine Staples found themselves in dire straights and close to losing their home. An old, inefficient furnace from the 1940's and mounting fuel costs were adding to the pressure throughout the winter. But at last, things took a positive turn with great news from Confident Aire, Inc. announcing they had won the company’s annual “Ultimate Energy Transformation” Award and would be receiving a new Trane 95% Efficient Furnace. As part of the award package, the Staples will also receive a home air quality test, complete cleaning of all their air ducts, a brand new hot water heater and a new programmable thermostat all at no charge from Confident Aire, the Illinois-based HVAC and Plumbing Company, in cooperation with Munch's Supply, and the Trane Company.

Pete Hansford, a family friend, had nominated the Staples for The Ultimate Energy Transformation Award without their prior knowledge. Pete admired both Ken and Jeanine for their incredible fortitude in staying positive despite a series of tremendous obstacles.

Things started to go downhill when Jeanine lost her job. Out of work only a few days, Jeanine broke her hand and wrist leaving her unable to look for work. After these injuries finally healed, she slipped on some stairs and broke both her shoulder and ankle. At the same time Ken was diagnosed with a blod clot in his leg and had to remain in the hospital for a time, leaving him unable to care for his wife. Ken had also lost his brother to brain cancer after caring for him in the Staples' home at the same time he was assisting his wife with her broken hand and wrist. To make matters worse, at the end of December Jeanine's unemployment funding was cutoff leaving the family with no income.

Ken is a self-employed handyman and was without work throughout the recent rough winter. Now that the warmer weather has arrived, Ken is still not able to work much due to his own health issues and having to care for his wife Jeanine.

Ken and Jeanine Staples are hopeful that the new free furnace will mark the start of a positive trend in their lives. They will receive a more fuel-efficient heating system and save significantly on heating bills next winter.

The new system will be installed in the next few weeks, along with the new hot water heater and air purifier and their heating ducts will be thoroughly cleaned for a healthier living environment.

Tom Wangler, owner of Confident Aire, Inc. and his Technical Team plan to visit the Staples' home to perform a load analysis of the home heating environment to determine the exact size furnace the home will require. They will also place an AirAdvice monitor in the home to test levels of VOC’s, dust, mold, pollen and other aggravating airborne contaminants that can compromise a family's health. This test will be performed both before and after the installation of the new Atmos Air Ionic Air Purification System to demonstrate its effectiveness.

“Assessing the home’s need for a new furnace involves a very intensive evaluation of the home”, said owner, Tom Wangler. “At least it should be. We spend time calculating what the actual load requirements on the furnace will be. We measure the home’s square footage as well as take into account other critical factors including the number and size of windows, where and how much sunshine comes into the home, the thickness of walls, room sizes and whether a garage, basement or crawlspace lies below the rooms. We also inspect air returns and heating vents to check for proper air flow and try to find those drafty areas where heat loss typically occurs.”

Measuring for a new furnace can involve a complicated algorithm, but Tom Wangler and his Team use a software program to help with the calculations. “If you want to maximize efficiency and maintain an optimal level of home comfort year round, you need to do the math,” said Wangler.

According to Confident Aire, buying a new furnace is a lot like buying a car. Just like one may not want a big a car that sucks up a lot of gas, a homeowner does not want an oversized furnace because it can drive up the energy bill. Instead, homeowners are better off with a reliable furnace just large enough to efficiently heat the home and keep up with demand on the coldest winter days. The same goes for installation of an air conditioning system. An HVAC specialist needs to install the most fuel-efficient unit possible for the home.

Confident Aire, Inc. is located at 416 East Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510. They can be reached by calling 630-761-9007. Product and service information is available online at

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