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YORK Support of Military Veterans Featured on TV Series

The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH) was featured on an episode of the TV series, Live Life Forward, which features organizations and individuals who the program recognizes as changing the world one step at a time.

Gold Star Wife, Natasha De Alencar and her children tour the amenities of their new home including the YORK Affinity Series heating and air conditioning system.
Gold Star Wife, Natasha De Alencar and her children tour the amenities of their new home including the YORK Affinity Series heating and air conditioning system.

The episode, titled “A Home Built for a Hero,” followed Gold Star Wife, Natasha De Alencar, whose husband, Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of Army Special Forces lost his life during a counterterrorism operation. The De Alencar family, including their five children, dreamed of owning a home. Building Homes for Heroes made that dream a reality with the gift of a mortgage-free home complete with top-of-the-line amenities.

As a longstanding partner of BHH, YORK installed a heating and air conditioning system from the premium Affinity™ Series complete with an Alexa® compatible, Wi-Fi®-enabled Affinity™ Hx3™ touch-screen smart thermostat. The combination offers advanced smart home features and energy efficiency. Equipment was delivered by M&A Supply, a Florida-based YORK distributor and the installation was completed by FL-based contractor, Jason Hale of Absolute Clean HVAC. After renovations were complete, teams from YORK, M&A Supply and Building Homes for Heroes were onsite to welcome the De Alencar family home.

“Johnson Controls has a longstanding commitment to supporting our country’s veterans,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Ducted Systems, Johnson Controls. “We are honored to be a part of welcoming this military family home and we hope the TV airing helps elevate the awareness of the tremendous sacrifices our veterans and their families make for our country every day.”

Since 2014, YORK and has donated HVAC systems to nearly 100 military families in partnership with Building Homes for Heroes. With the support from YORK distributors and contractors, these systems have been installed free of charge, many accompanied by complimentary lifetime maintenance.

Teams from YORK, M&A Supply and Building Homes for Heroes volunteer to landscape the home.
Teams from YORK, M&A Supply and Building Homes for Heroes volunteer to landscape the home.

To learn more about the partnership between YORK, Building Homes for Heroes and the hundreds of contractors and distributors who volunteer their service to support the cause visit: http://www.york.com/for-your-home/why-buy-york/building-homes-for-heroes.

Live Life Forward can be viewed by visiting https://youtu.be/QVUZEyLUnNg. To learn more about YORK®, visit www.YORK.com. Also follow on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @yorkhomecomfort and @YORKHVAC on Twitter.

About Live Life Forward

Live Life Forward is a movement dedicated to promoting lasting change by taking action and getting involved in our communities. Our hope is that the experiences we share will touch lives all over the globe, inspiring others to take up the mantle and chart their own course for making a difference. For more information visit http://livelifeforward.com/.

About Building Homes for Heroes

Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes® has been at the forefront of making a significant difference in the lives of wounded American service members and their families. The organization gifts mortgage-free homes that meet the needs of the men and women who have selflessly served our country. These homes not only help to remove the family’s financial burden, they help to restore the individual’s freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life. For more information visit https://www.buildinghomesforheroes.org/.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions

Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

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