Local manufacturer Caframo has donated 100 Airmax Ecofans to the United Way of Bruce Grey’s Utility Assistance Program, with a retail value of over $16,000.
The United Way of Bruce Grey provides low income families with Utility Assistance, providing heating for homes using wood, oil, or propane. The Ecofans will go to recipients of the cord wood program. Since June 1, 2018, the United Way of Bruce Grey has provided wood for 101 families in the community, totalling $60,600.
The Caframo Ecofan requires no electricity, generating their own power by converting the heat from a wood stove into electricity, which makes the fan spin. Reducing fuel usage and circulating warm air faster, a single Ecofan can reduce the amount of wood used by 18%, or almost an additional month's worth of wood in a standard home over the winter months.
Caframo, which recently won the Business of the Year Award from the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce, has been a strong supporter of local initiatives. Alongside the donation of Ecofans, they have guaranteed the warranty on all donated products. The United Way is excited to receive this donation and continue to help families in the community, and thanks Caframo and its staff.
If you are in need of assistance with your utilities, please call 2-1-1 to check program eligibility.
Donations to the Utility Assistance Program, to purchase additional fans, can be made at donatetoday.ca