Our Community Involvement
Giving Back to the Communities that Support Us
At IKE’S Air Conditioning, we believe in giving back to our neighbors
and communities that support our business. We understand that we’d
be nothing without our customers, which is why we make it our mission
to take part in various community involvement programs every year. We are a
veteran-owned business, and we actively support fellow veterans and their families throughout
the San Antonio area, amongst other charitable endeavors and volunteer
Learn more about our community involvement initiatives below and, when
the time comes for heating and AC services in San Antonio, call IKE’S
Air Conditioning at 210-405-6116!
First Annual Coolest Hero
Being a veteran himself, Bill Eisenhauer, owner of IKE’S Air Conditioning,
decided that San Antonio needed a way to honor its wounded warriors in
a new way other than discounts or special offers. Bill decided that our
warriors need a chance to get something that will genuinely improve their
lives: a new Mitsubishi ductless AC system. The Mitsubishi ductless system
allows homeowners to improve a room with a hot spot. Bill decided this
is a perfect solution for veterans who may have a workspace, converted
garage, or even a bedroom that is uncomfortably warm, especially during
the Texas summers.
With the involvement of IKE’S Air Conditioning and Mitsubishi Electric
Cooling and Heating, the Coolest Hero contest began in May 2016. IKE’S
Air Conditioning created posters that were displayed at the VFW and the
Veteran Affairs office in San Antonio, TX. To reach more of the masses
IKE’S Air Conditioning was featured on KENS 5’s morning show,
Great Day SA. After two months of contesting it was a difficult decision
to choose just one veteran after reviewing so many deserving candidates.
IKE’S Air Conditioning’s First Coolest Hero was Jose Juan
Santiago Gonzalez. IKE’S Air Conditioning installed his brand-new
Mitsubishi ductless unit in his home.
Second Annual Coolest Hero
After the wonderful success with the first annual Coolest Hero Contest,
Bill Eisenhauer continued with the second annual Coolest Hero contest.
However, for 2017, Bill decided to open the contest to more than just
our wounded warriors, but to all veterans in the San Antonio community.
Extending the contest to all veterans allowed the contest to reach the
community on a much larger scale. The contest began on May 1st and ended
on Memorial Day due to the higher volume of candidates. IKE’S Air
Conditioning promoted the contest for nearly thirty days through Facebook,
the company website, and KENS 5’s Great Day SA.
By Memorial Day IKE’S Air Conditioning found the most deserving veteran
to choose for the Mitsubishi ductless AC unit. Former Marine Michael Owen
was chosen to be the second annual Coolest Hero winner. IKE’S Air
Conditioning installed Owen’s Mitsubishi ductless unit in his home.
IAir Conditioning cannot wait to continue honoring our veterans every
year with the help of Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating.
IKE’S Air Conditioning partnered with KENS 5 in 2016 for Mi Casa.
Mi Casa is a 10 + year program KENS 5 has committed to in changing the
life of a homeowner within the San Antonio community. KENS 5, IKE’S
Air Conditioning, and several other local sponsors pulled together to
completely renovate the home of the Garcia family. The Garcia family suffered
from a multitude of health and financial problems that deserved the help
of the Mi Casa program. Gregario Garcia served in the military for years
which resulted in several medical conditions such as heart health, diabetes,
and back problems, making him unable to work fulltime. Carmen, Gregario’s
wife, is a substitute teacher who works hard to make ends meet for her
husband and twin daughters.
The Garcia family was in desperate need of fixing leaks, ridding the home
of mold, removal of rodents, and removal of their faulty AC system. Unfortunately,
due to the mold and poor air quality in the home, the Garcias' twin daughters
could hardly sleep in the home due to their asthma. IKE’S Air Conditioning
happily stepped in to fix the AC unit. The old unit was removed and all
ductwork was completely re-done making dust being greatly reduced. IKE’S
Air Conditioning installed a brand-new Mitsubishi ductless AC unit, an
energy and cost-efficient system that can be temperature-controlled via
wireless remote. Overall the Garcia family was thrilled to have a quiet
unit that improved the indoor air quality in their San Antonio home!
Need heating or air conditioning in San Antonio? Want to learn more about
our community involvement? Call us at 210-405-6116 today to speak
with a member of our team!