Three units at ‘Glentarkie’, in Boggabri have received new air conditioning units just in time for summer.

Whitehaven Coal have donated over $15,200 to the ‘Glentarkie’ Boggabri Home for the Aged Committee to allow them to install four reverse cycle air conditioning units into three residential units – two into a double unit with a separate bedroom at the facility.

‘Glentarkie’ consists of two blocks of units housing nine residents.

The original block of units were built in 1970.

This second section of the facility was opened in November 1981 and the existing air conditioners have been there almost from that time.

The older section has had the air conditioners replaced in the past.

Committee president Ron Boxsell, said that he had been speaking with some of the residents and had received feedback that the air was very cold in comparison to what they previously had installed and that they needed to turn the temperature dial up a bit.

The good news is that the residents will also feel the difference when winter comes as they will have the benefit of new heating temperatures.

Since the installation of the new quiet air conditioner, a 91-year-old resident told ‘Glentarkie’ secretary, David Grover: “I haven’t slept this well for a long while.”

“Whitehaven are very happy to support the committee to bring a cool quiet summer to the ‘Glentarkie’ residents of Boggabri,” Whitehaven’s Community Relations Manager Darren Swain said.

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