Michael Cummings of Climate Heating & Cooling in Pittsfield, Mass., was a winner of the Lochinvar’s VIP Installation Showcase.

As part of Lochinvar’s annual VIP Contractor Program, the showcase offers contractors the opportunity to compete on a monthly basis by showcasing their installations atwww.knightheatingboiler.com

Among the entries was a submission from Cummings, which outlined a job he recently completed at an area residence. He and his team converted the home’s existing heating system to a 40-ton geothermal installation, which included the Knight XL as a backup heat source to improve energy efficiency. The system provides heat for more than 25,000 square feet 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,” said Cummings. “This was a really successful installation, and winning the VIP Showcase is the icing on the cake.”

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 according to Lochinvar will be selected as the grand prize winner and will receive an all-expenses-paid, three-day trip for two to Nashville, Tenn. The trip includes a stay at the Opryland Resort, a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, a night of entertainment at the Grand Old Opry, a tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery, and a visit to Lochinvar headquarters for a roundtable discussion.