Backed by a litany of guarantees, Aire Serv's climate techs install, repair, and tune up air-conditioning and heating systems. They replace broken units or units throwing temperature tantrums with Trane- and Carrier-brand equipment and execute mechanical and electrical maintenance on all varieties of brands. Keeping air conditioners and furnaces running smoothly increases energy efficiency and can lower utility bills. The crew further improves that efficiency, along with air quality, through duct-cleaning services. By installing clean filters or adding electronic air cleaners to the home, they greatly diminish the amount of dust, mold, and allergens swimming through the home's air, which can cause headaches and respiratory problems. In step with green technology, they also implement geothermal heating and cooling systems as well as solar and wind systems.
Blank teapots, plates, mugs, and figurines line the shelves at I Made This!, awaiting finishing touches guided by the artful eyes of do-it-yourselfers. The studio carries all of the materials necessary to complete each piece, including paints, glazes, and a 1,800-degree kiln, where pieces of pottery, like really good barbecue or really bad pizza, requires about 20 hours to cook. A team of knowledgeable employees stays on hand to answer questions regarding the glazing and firing processes. The ideal activity for a range of ages and groups, painting pottery at I Made This! can enliven a sunny Saturday morning or a ladies' night out with a customer-provided bottle of wine, with the option of reserving a private party room.
A family whose love for flora spans three generations, the Stadlers started their plant-growing endeavors back in 1932 when Paul Stadler began gardening for clients in Georgetown after emigrating from Switzerland. Soon, they opened up a small landscaping-and-gardening center, and today—more than 75 years later—Stadler Nurseries has grown to populate 340 acres of fertile land where they propagate native plants, landscaping shrubs, trees, roses, and more than 700 varieties of perennials. A staff of horticulturists and enthusiastic green thumbs helps visitors navigate the vast greenhouses and outdoor gardens, offering tips on how to prune leaves, fertilize soil, and teach plants how to roll over on command.
Professional sleep counselors facilitate peaceful slumber at more than 80 Mattress Discounters locations nationwide, where showrooms brim with mattresses from brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Tempur-Pedic, and Space Age Foam. Unlike pet stores, Mattress Discounters encourages customers to lie on the merchandise, as sleep counselors use the Discover Your Comfort system to ask questions about sleep position and comfort level. With this information in hand, client and counselor select the right mattress for restful slumber, with each sleep surface backed by a 60-night comfort guarantee.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
The trained and supervised techs at J&J Premier Cleaning arrive at homes and offices with green products in tow. The whirling dervishes of cleanliness pop in for one-time cleaning services or schedule repeat visits at regular intervals to keep homes sparkling and office cubicles as tidy as the well-ordered, dystopian office cubicles of the future. Their additional services include window washing, carpet cleaning, and floor waxing. Construction sites also relinquish their dust and debris when entrusted to their meticulous care.