For years we’d heard many whispers and rumours of ancient heating relics hidden in basements around the city of Edmonton… In February 2016, Indiana Johnson, Weiss-Johnson’s resident adventurer, began his epic Quest for the Oldest Furnace in Edmonton, trying to find this surviving artifact and replace it with a new Daikin unit for free! He searched high and low, and many timeworn contenders were discovered… but did he succeed in truly finding the oldest furnace?
As a company, we are committed to bringing families of the Edmonton area comfort, and we thought this would be the best way to do it. As your HVAC unit starts to age, it becomes less efficient, less effective and more susceptible to breakdowns and part failures. Usually this process begins between 10-15 years of age, but in the past we’ve seen systems that are 15, 20, 30 and even 40 years old!
When we began this contest, we recommended that anybody with a furnace that resembles a relic of past generations should call Indiana Johnson. Some of the signs that we mentioned you should look that signified that the unit might be the treasure we sought were rust, an increase in repair needs or if the system was over 15 years old.
We asked for photos of the furnaces and a few questions to get in touch with our contestants to confirm the age of the ancient systems lurking in your homes, and provided free estimates for a new furnace for each of the entrants. When it came to the contest, everyone truly delivered! We saw some outstandingly old furnaces, that you wouldn’t believe still get people by in the winter! The contest was launched on February 15th, 2016 and ran until we received 100 entries from the Edmonton area.
And now…we are happy to announce that Indiana Johnson did a lot of digging and has finally completed his Quest for the Oldest Furnace in Edmonton!
Congratulations to CORNERSTONE MANAGEMENT for your
submission of a Clare Bro’s & Co. Furance circa. 1925!
You will be receiving a brand new, energy efficient Daikin brand furnace, installed,
courtesy of Weiss-Johnson!
We’d like to thank everyone who entered and participated in our contest; it was an amazing adventure full of great submissions that we never expected to see! Weiss-Johnson is happy to provide assistance, consultations, and even get you a quote for any of your home comfort systems!
Questions? Let us know!
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