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Local business providing free air conditioning service calls to senior community

GRANGER, Ind. – Lutes Heating and Air will provide free service calls to Michiana’s senior residents whose air conditioning is broken down or unable to keep up.

Michael Wright, co-owner of the HVAC company, said he would want someone to do the same thing for his 86-year-old mother. He said he believe in giving back to the community. 

"You know obviously this time of the year, we are at a very high demand," he said.

Temperatures are forecasted to be in the 90s with heat indices in the 100s. The business says they have launched this campaign to help seniors, like Carol Williams in South Bend, stay safe and cool.

“It’s pretty awful,” said Williams about the overbearing heat felt inside of her home.

Williams said she has had a lot of work done inside of her home, since the floods in February. She said the floods caused damage to her furnance and air conditioning unit, which are beneath her home.

“I can’t maneuver down there," Williams said. "I can’t even get down the stairs."

On Friday, she was using fans and A/C box window units just to keep half of her home cool. She said it means everything nto her to have the company come out and help her for free.

"Our policy has always been customers first, and that is what Lutes strives to do every day," said Paul Wright, owner. "During times of extreme weather, it is important to watch out for each other. We want our community to know we are there for them. We do not want to read in the paper this weekend of a person we could have helped, but they didn't call because of financial reasons. We want them to know Lutes is there for them."

Starting Friday morning, diagnostic fees will be waived for those over 65-years-old until Sunday. 

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