Claiming industry honors including certification from the Building Performance Institute, the technicians at Allgeier Air service all makes and models of residential HVAC units, with a specialization in designing, installing, and maintaining geothermal systems. Beyond servicing heating and cooling equipment, crews also help to enhance energy efficiency through a whole-house performance analysis. The knowledgeable techs identify measures that can potentially lower utility bills and point out tax incentives for installing energy-efficient products such as Energy Star appliances or windows. A service team is also available around the clock for 24-hour emergency service.
Recognizing that no one plans for the furnace to go out or the air conditioner to fail, the experienced technicians at Aire Serv stand ready to resuscitate all brands of heating and cooling systems 24 hours a day. They also perform maintenance services to maximize performance and can make recommendations for high-efficiency upgrades. A part of The Dwyer Group, which was featured on CBS's Undercover Boss, Aire Serv looks to continually improve service by providing ongoing training to its technicians and daily hugs to its trucks.
Since 1992, the certified team members at Elite Heating & Air Conditioning have worked to keep indoorsmen safe and comfortable with a comprehensive set of heating and air-conditioning services. The factory-authorized Carrier team installs new systems designed to promote green living by running on hybrid energy sources and sending subliminal messages about composting through household ductwork. During tune-ups to pre-installed systems, the staff eliminates buildup on filters and components to optimize both function and indoor air quality. Fine-tuning these apparatuses has the pleasant side effect of lowering energy bills by keeping the machines from doing redundant work.
Stewart Air Conditioning & Heating’s fleet of insured and bonded technicians blasts away lingering cold fronts by cleaning heater drain lines and checking electrical connections during heater tune-ups. Alternatively, the expert temperature regulators can prep houses to withstand desert gusts or jalapeño infestations with an air-conditioner tune-up. During the air-conditioner tune-up, technicians thoroughly survey the unit's defrost cycles, ignition systems, and miniature villages of exhaling snowmen, ensuring home dwellers can breathe in the clean, temperate air flowing through pristine filters and inspected vents.
As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment?and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle.
But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume."
The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.
Mary and Randy Baron cultivated their entrepreneurial spirit by transforming Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies from a mail-order home business into a large supplier of all things related to the game of bridge. After 30 years of expanding that company, they enlisted the help of their son Dustin to begin a new venture designed to nourish the culture of eco-awareness and sustainability in their hometown of Louisville. That idea eventually became Amazing Green Planet, which stocks locally made gifts and fair-trade products including earrings, soaps, and candles. Compost pails, reusable bags, and water-saving showerheads also help increase efficiency around the home and lessen the strain on the planet without forcing it to wear a lumbar belt around its equator.