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Rockford business donates furnace to man with no working heat

After four months of using space heaters and an oven, Tony Reitz can rest a little easier.

Allen Heating and Cooling surprised the Rockford resident with a brand new furnace on Wednesday afternoon.

It's the first time the business has ever directly donated and installed a furnace, but the owner Tom Howe says things like this should be expected of small businesses.

"This is just another way for us to give back as we should as a local business," Howe said

Allen's Heating and Cooling also works with non-profits throughout the year to help people in the state-line.

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