Repairman fixes military wife's broken furnace for $1

Repairman fixes military wife's broken furnace for $1

When a military wife’s furnace broke down, a Pennsylvania repairman stepped in and fixed the malfunctioning unit at a huge discount.

He charged her $1.

“He said that the $1 was a joke and to thank my husband for his service,” Bridget Stevens wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post that has gone viral.

Paul Betlyn of Moon Township’s Betlyn Heating and Cooling said the job normally would have cost about $150, but he gave Stevens, a mother of two, a “deployment discount.”

“I’m not the hero here,” Betlyn told ABC News. “The deployed, they’re the heroes.”

Her husband, Bobby, is deployed overseas with the National Guard. So when she arrived home to a cold house one evening earlier this month, she called Betlyn, expecting to get an answering machine.

“Ultimately, Paul, the owner, answered and was very patient as he walked me through different things to do to try to get it back on,” Stevens wrote in the Facebook post.

But when none of Betlyn’s suggestions fixed the issue, he drove to Stevens’ house to look at the furnace himself.

“As he was working on the furnace, we got to talking about Bobby and the deployment,” Stevens wrote. “I had mentioned in passing that I tried to figure it out with my husband, but since he’s deployed and couldn’t see it, he wouldn’t know what to do.”

Stevens said she was “apprehensive” about the cost. Then Betlyn handed her the bill.

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