The Warm Wheels program is operated by the PPMCA. The PPMCA was formed after a carbon monoxide tragedy that took five lives in Colorado Springs in January of 1990. Following this, the PPMCA was created in 1990 and shortly after, the PPMCA created Warm Wheels in conjunction with Silver Key to avert another potential tragedy due to a homeowner not having the resources to have a safety inspection and service of their heating system. Each year the PPMCA members donate company resources, equipment, and service technician’s time to perform heating system inspections for qualified Colorado Springs and El Paso County residents.
Our objective is to perform heating system inspections for the elderly, physically and mentally disabled and those that are low income and cannot afford to have their heating systems checked. Our goal is to perform 100 inspections per year.
We work closely with Silver Key Senior Services of the Pikes Peak Region in order to serve their clients that are in need of our Warm Wheels services. In 2017, our member companies replaced five defective furnaces and cleared two red tagged furnaces for continued operation.