PHOENIX — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America-Arizona (ACCA-AZ) has been giving back to the community to help needy Valley residents stay cool and safe during the summer by offering selected Maricopa homeowners free home cooling system repair or replacement. The program recently helped Phoenix resident Carol Simpson, 86, who has not had a functioning air conditioner for 18 years. The group replaced a 55-year-old air conditioner on Simpson’s home with a custom-made unit.

The new unit was installed by Magic Touch Mechanical Inc., a Mesa, Arizona-based company that provides HVAC and energy efficiency audit services to homeowners.

Magic Touch donated labor, cost of the crane, and supplied some of the materials needed for the installation. HVAC manufacturer Goodman/Daikin donated the equipment, and The Metal Shop of Mesa, Arizona, donated the sheet metal needed. Other donors included RE Michel Co., a heating and cooling wholesale distributor, that chipped in other materials needed for Magic Touch to complete the installation for Simpson.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton recommended Simpson be considered for the Project Cool Aid Program and was on-site for the installation.

“It’s a great feeling when you can help someone like Mrs. Simpson,” said Magic Touch owner Rich Morgan. “She is such a sweet and grateful woman and I’m glad we can help. It takes a lot of generous people to make this happen and I’m proud to call them friends.”

Project Cool Aid, a collaborative project of the ACCA-AZ and United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona (UCP), focuses on assisting individuals and families with disabilities who are in desperate need of assistance.

Publication date: 9/15/2014

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