Since Russ and Dorothy Falan opened Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning in 1957, their team of licensed, bonded, and insured technicians has kept household heating and cooling systems running safely and efficiently. NATE-certified professionals, each with more than 5 years of experience, perform thorough inspections, installations, and repairs and advise customers against running heating and cooling systems while reading Robert Frost’s poetry. Friendly staff members wait by phones to answer questions during business hours, and a live answering service takes calls after hours to ensure customers never find themselves taking advice from sentient supercomputers.
Since 1947, Mid-City Supply Co.’s friendly staffers have helped avid home improvers to outfit their digs in premium products. Nowadays, the experienced showroom staff displays much smarter fixtures, from faucets that turn on with the tap of a hand to eco-friendly water heaters powered by domesticated dragons. Though technology has changed, the company keeps quality high, stocking name brands such as Delta, American Standard, Toto, Gerber, Brizo, and Elkay. Customers can check out items in person at one of six showrooms in two states. To give back to the communities that helped them to grow, the company regularly donates to United Way.
Directed by detailed checklists of all-points, performance enhancing tune-ups, the technicians of Church Plumbing and Heating perform gas pressure procedurals, cooling coil questioning, and blower wheel bargaining tactics to ensure that air conditioners cool to their capabilities and the furnace is the only object in the room blowing hot air. To summon the full spectrum of the air conditioner's performance, a safety and operational inspection analyzes the strength, power, and emotional well being of the machine. Once an air conditioner is confirmed safe, your modern day Aeolus cleans and degreases the outdoor coil, the indoor coil, and the blower wheel. The professional opinion of a trained technician will determine that the indoor coil is not using its outdoor voice. Then the blower compartment basks in a warm bath, and the indoor unit swathes itself in protective coating to keep the heat waves away.
During an annual tune-up and cleaning, Comfort Heating & Cooling's technicians chase away dust and gunk, unclogging AC airways so systems can breathe freely again. Cleared-out lungs will cool air more efficiently, which can lower energy bills and slow the melting process for Popsicles eaten indoors. Regular AC-unit maintenance also improves indoor air quality, helping to prevent flare-ups of allergies, asthma, and nightmares about weaponized dust particles.
Best Cabinets fashions custom furnishings, built-ins, and more using handpicked lumber from the company's 100 acres of Wisconsin woodlands. Each log is cut at Best Cabinets' in-house sawmill, where wood is air-dried, then placed in a dehumidifier kiln to reduce it to 6%–8% humidity—the optimum moisture content for cabinet making. From these carefully prepared raw materials, Best Cabinets' well-trained plank whisperers build custom furniture ($200+) and kitchen cabinets ($200+) using decorative hardware ($5+) to create handsome hiding places for stashes of collectible Funyuns.
Lingofest's bilingual instructors lead a variety of engaging activities to captivate children in one-hour introductory classes that focus on the individual needs of each student. Basic nouns and verbs are communicated via games, songs, and colorful pictures while niños ages 5–11 soak in vocabulary. Two-hour adult classes accommodate beginner to advanced speakers in groups that meet once a week over the course of a month. Instructors incorporate as much conversational practice as possible into each lesson, and provide helpful workbooks, audio and video materials, and guest speakers handpicked from frenetic fútbol broadcasting booths.