MA HVAC Contractor Wins LochinvarContractor Showcase Award

Feb. 8, 2012
Contest underway for trip to Nashville.

Lochinvar, LLC announced that Michael Cummings of Climate Heating & Cooling in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was selected as the latest monthly winner of the VIP Installation Showcase. As part of Lochinvar’s annual VIP Contractor Program, the Installation Showcase offers approved contractors the opportunity to compete on a monthly basis by showcasing their installations at

Cummings and his team converted a home’s existing heating system to a 40-ton geothermal installation, which included the KNIGHT XL as a back-up heat source, to improve energy efficiency. The system provides heat for more than 25,000 sq.ft. of living space as well as a greenhouse on the property.

The system provides heat for more than 25,000 sq.ft. of living space as well as a greenhouse on the property.

“We chose the KNIGHT XL for this job because of its 5:1 turndown ratio, and we were all really impressed with its easy installation and setup,” Cummings says. “This was a really successful installation, and winning the VIP Showcase is the icing on the cake.”

Founded in 2000, Climate Heating & Cooling is a full service design build mechanical contractor serving the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts and surrounding areas.

As his prize for being named a monthly winner, Cummings selected a $250 gift card to Home Depot. The contractor with the most impressive project of the heating season will be selected as the grand prize winner and will receive an all-expenses-paid, three-day trip for two to Nashville, Tennessee. The trip includes a stay at the legendary Opryland Resort, a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, a night of entertainment at the Grand Ole Opry, a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery and a visit to Lochinvar headquarters for a roundtable discussion.

The monthly installation contest is one part of the VIP Contractor Program, a program that promotes advanced training of Lochinvar products and provides approved contractors with a wealth of resources and rewards.

Lochinvar, LLC is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks. Based in Lebanon, TN with facilities in Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, Pompano Beach and Dallas, Lochinvar stocks all products in all locations. For more information about Lochinvar, contact: Lochinvar, LLC, 300 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37090; 615/889-8900.