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Maryland HVAC Contractor Releases Video Featuring Local Broadcaster

Promotional Video Features Contractor’s Famous Client Smokin’ Al Koken

July 8, 2013
BALTIMORE — A famous representative of Washington’s media and a loyal customer of Grove Heating and Cooling, broadcaster Al Koken, partnered with the Maryland HVAC contractor in creating a promotional video for its HVAC services.

Available both on the company’s website and its YouTube channel, the three-minute video features Koken showing his older home with the mini-split HVAC units recently installed by Grove Heating and Cooling.

A broadcasting veteran, Koken, better known as Smokin’ Al Koken, is famous for hosting radio shows on WTOP and WTEM, as well as broadcasting for the Washington Capitals on two different sports networks.

“Long story short, a friend of mine was working at the CBS Radio where Al Koken was doing an interview, when Al mentioned he was looking for a new cooling solution for his Washington, D.C., home,” said Gary Grove, the owner of Grove Heating and Cooling.

He explained that at that time there was only one window a/c unit in Koken’s home that was expected to cool the entire downstairs but failed to do the job. Grove Heating and Cooling installed the Mitsubishi mini-split HVAC system, a solution for homes with no air ducts.

“I was impressed with the Grove team from our very first meeting. They came into the house and digitally measured every part of my house — upstairs, downstairs — to try and find the exact perfect location to place these Mitsubishi units,” said Koken.

He elaborated that a total of six individually programmable units were installed throughout his house, making it possible to heat or cool separate rooms depending on when and how they are being used.

“The beauty of a mini-split system, such as the Mitsubishi unit we installed in Al’s home, is that you get full control over heating and cooling of your entire house: you can select which rooms you want to adjust the temperature in, at what times, and for how long,” said Grove, who has installed similar systems in many Maryland homes from Bowie and Laurel to Annapolis.

“We believe mini-split systems can do wonders in ductless homes when it comes to energy savings and lowering your utility bills,” concluded Grove.

For more information, visit www.grovehvac.com.

Publication date: 7/8/2013

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