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Minnetonka home owner wins big with Minnesota Swarm Furnace Giveaway
CenterPoint Energy’s Home Service Plus® announces winner

MINNEAPOLIS – May 29, 2013 – CenterPoint Energy , a corporate sponsor of the Minnesota Swarm (National Lacrosse League, NLL), has selected Kevin Maire, Minnetonka, Minn., as the winner of the Minnesota Swarm’s first Furnace Giveaway contest. The contest, highlighted during the 2013 Swarm season, gave fans a chance to win a new, Ruud high-efficiency furnace and installation valued at over $3,800. “We are very blessed to have won the Ruud furnace and are thankful for CenterPoint Energy’s Home Service Plus® (HSP) and the Minnesota Swarm,” said Maire.

“This has been an exciting season for CenterPoint Energy to partner with the Minnesota Swarm,” said Dave Muller, Home Service Plus marketing and sales manager. “Each year, HSP partners with Minnesota teams that share our values of hard work, dedication and fan appreciation. Like the Swarm, we are grateful for our thousands of fans who have trusted HSP for many seasons—over 80 years! Thanks to the Goodin Company and Ruud furnaces, we were able to reward Kevin with a fantastic furnace, and enjoyed all of the fans we met at this season’s game table.”

The furnace giveaway ran February-April 30. Almost 700 entries were collected from fans at regular home games, as well as online at The Minnesota Swarm completed their season on Saturday, May 4, during NLL playoffs. HSP customers can still receive Swarm Rewards for purchases, and can visit for more details. 
CenterPoint Energy’s Home Service Plus provides equipment repair plans, repair and maintenance services, and new product sales and installation in the categories of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and home appliances. HSP serves the Minneapolis / St. Paul Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota. Customers do not need a CenterPoint Energy account to be eligible for services. Visit or call 877-HSP-1664 to learn more about CenterPoint Energy’s Home Service Plus.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a 58.3 percent limited partner interest in a midstream partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp. with operations in major natural gas and liquids-rich producing areas of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. With more than 8,700 employees, CenterPoint and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 135 years.  In Minnesota, CenterPoint Energy is the state’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serving about 806,000 customers in 260 communities. For more information, visit the website at