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OVH lands $2.5M for HVAC

Andy Ouriel • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:40 PM

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials awarded the home $2.5 million toward the cost of renovating the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, helped secure the grant.

The new system aims to pump in either steamed or chilled water into residents’ rooms.

Work could begin as soon as this year, and it’s unknown when the project could end.

“This provides a greater efficiency for the system overall and in particular will allow us to switch more quickly between heating and cooling the home,” Ohio Veterans Home spokesman Mike McKinney said. “Given the changeable nature of our climate in Ohio, this is a very significant enhancement to the safety and comfort of our residents.”

All in all, the home — housing 400-plus beds for war veterans — in Perkins Township has obtained almost $6 million in some state and mostly federal funds during the past few weeks specifically to upgrade the facility.

“The Ohio Veterans Home is thankful to be the recipient of another grant from the VA that will help us continue to upgrade our facility” McKinney said.

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