The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls has partnered with RCM Heating & Cooling to award a new HVAC system to U.S. Army Specialist Abraham Gomez, a Vietnam veteran.

SPC Gomez was honored during a military and first responder tribute at the 34th annual “Proud American Days,” a community festival held in New Lenox, Illinois.

"We are honored to contribute our services to the home of Army Specialist Abraham Gomez. It’s a small token of the enormous amount of thanks he deserves for proudly serving his country,” said Bill Ward, owner of RCM Heating & Cooling.

RCM Heating & Cooling will install a YORK Affinity™ Series heating and air conditioning system. The system will be matched with an Alexa® compatible, Wi-Fi-enabled Affinity Hx3™ touchscreen smart Thermostat.

Johnson Controls has been recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a top veteran-friendly company. The company has pledged to hire 1,000 to 3,000 veterans and military spouses by 2020. The YORK brand of Johnson Controls is a sponsor of Building Homes for Heroes, a non-profit organization dedicated to gifting mortgage-free homes to severely wounded military veterans and their families. By the end of 2018, YORK plans to donate its products to over 100 military families through this partnership.