George Jones, an HVAC installer for Gunlach Plumbing and Heating in Richmond, Va., was the winner of the White-Rodgers Switch to Mercury-Free Thermostats contest.

George Jones, an HVAC installer with Gunlach Plumbing and Heating in Richmond, Va., was the winner of a flat panel high-definition television set from White-Rodgers.

The prize was part of the company’s Switch to Mercury-Free Thermostats contest.

Jones had his winning entry pulled by Geoff Godwin, vice-president of marketing for White-Rodgers.

“When we called George with the good news, we were pleased to find out that he already uses White-Rodgers thermostats and at 83 years young, George is still on the job installing equipment and controls,” Godwin said.

“The purpose of the Switch to Mercury-Free Thermostats promotion was to create awareness among property managers and supervisors about the ease of switching to mercury-free mechanical and digital thermostats. These managers already have a lot of regulations to keep up with, so we’re glad we can offer them a quick and easy solution for their properties.”

Property managers and supervisors that responded to the promotion will receive information relating to mercury products, including new state and local laws on mercury products, cost-effective thermostat replacements, and tips on how to dispose of existing thermostats.

Property managers and HVAC control installers can still obtain information on mercury-free thermostats and the advantages of converting by visiting  www.white-rodgers.com/PropertyManagement.