Blue Dot Heating and Cooling Surprises Healthcare Hero on COVID-19 Frontline with Home Service Makeover

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Blue Dot, a local HVAC provider and part of the American Residential Services (ARS) Network of Brands, provided a new HVAC system to Karen Falco, a deserving nurse as part of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program. Following the announcement of the program on May 13, family, friends, and co-workers were invited to share stories of why a Maryland frontline worker was deserving of home improvements that would deliver relief and relaxation.

Karen Falco, Winner of ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes Program at Blue Dot Services

“We received inspirational nominations from our community through the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program, and are proud to complete these surprise home makeovers for our deserving healthcare workers,” said Eric Schmider, General Manager of Blue Dot.

Blue Dot, a local HVAC provider and part of the American Residential Services (ARS) Network of Brands, is providing a new HVAC system to Karen Falco, a deserving nurse as part of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program. The program is an extension of the year-round, company-wide ARS Cares initiative, and is rewarding more than 50 free home services makeovers to healthcare professionals across the country during the current COVID-19 crisis.

“We received inspirational nominations from our community through the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program, and are proud to complete these surprise home makeovers for our deserving healthcare workers,” said Eric Schmider, General Manager of Blue Dot. “Our employees are committed to giving back to the community, and these installations are one way we can support the selfless support of our healthcare workers as they continue to combat one of the worst public health crises and continue to help make our community safer.”

Karen Falco is a nurse at John Hopkins, and is known for the energy and kindness that she brings to all her patients, especially during the current COVID-19 crisis. She is also a mother of five, and her husband is disabled. In addition to keeping up with the demands of her job and family, one of her children was diagnosed with a very aggressive bone cancer last year. Recently, the HVAC system in Falco’s home stopped working. The family was unable to afford a new system, leaving her son and husband stuck in a hot home. Blue Dot is happy to provide much needed assistance to this local hero. The installation of Falco’s new HVAC system was completed on June 9.

Following the announcement of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program on May 13, family, friends, and co-workers were invited to share stories of why a Maryland frontline worker was deserving of home improvements that would deliver relief and relaxation. ARS received more than 400 nominations.

The ARS Cares initiative was launched in 2016 to cultivate positive relationships with communities where we live, work, and play. Since that time, more than 90 home services makeovers have been completed, donating more than $500,000 of HVAC systems and water heaters to deserving recipients. To learn more about ARS Cares and view official Terms & Conditions, visit ars.com/ars-cares.

ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 24 states, with approximately 7,000 employees. The ARS Network features industry-leading brands including, 4 Eco Services, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy's Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Apple Electric, Blue Dot, Blue Flame, Bob Hamilton, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Comfort Heating & Air, Conway Services, DM Select, Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, Hauser Heating & Air Conditioning, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter / Jack Howk, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, TempRite Air Conditioning and Heating, Unique Services, "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. As an Exceptional Service Provider, the ARS Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation, and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists. ARS requires background checks and drug tests on all employees. We hire professionals with the highest level of integrity. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right – the first time, with all work fully guaranteed. ARS: "Making it work. Making it right."

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