AMES, Iowa -- For an Ames woman 2015 is a lot warmer than 2014.
For the past two months, Sheli Dougherty was warming her house with an oven and space heater after her old furnace quit working.
“I was like oh I’m okay. I was like the oven is doing great. I`ll put on another sweatshirt. Everything is fine,” Dougherty said.
Dougherty was able to buy a furnace on E-bay but couldn't afford to have it installed.
But leave it up to social media to lend a hand. Word got around on Facebook and within hours heating and cooling technician, Brett Linder, offered his services for free.
“If we can make someone’s holiday a little brighter and they don’t have to use their oven to heat their house anymore, that`s the bottom line," Linder said.
Linder's company, Ames Heating and Cooling has donated furnaces in the past but it was especially nice to finish the year with a random act of kindness.
The cost to install a furnace would cost close to $1,000.