The efficiency experts at WeatherKing Heating and Air Conditioning drag domestic climate systems into the digital age with high-tech gadgetry. WeatherKing's techs, armed with meticulous training and science, deploy to homes to help clients work out cost-effective, convenient ways to keep living spaces comfortable. Rather than outright replacing furnaces, air conditioners, or barbecue pits filled with old newspaper, techs take the time to run through options that might include introducing an existing furnace to a touchscreen thermostat that's synced with WiFi to monitor energy output.
The staff also keeps homeowners breathing easy. Duct cleaning seeks out and eradicates mold and allergens stationed in vents, and heat-recovery ventilators purify musty in-home air, redirecting it back into the heating system and recycling up to 84% of otherwise wasted energy. The company’s motto—“We treat you the way we want our own family to be treated”—undergirds each of its services. To this end, dispatchers man phones 24 hours a day, at the ready to send out crews to replace furnaces, subdue burst pipes, or disperse the gang of mermen that have taken over the guest bathroom.
With the help of a high-powered, 48-inch fan, Clean Air America, Inc.'s truck-mounted vacuum system extracts dust, dirt, and allergens out of ventilation systems at a rate of 16,000 cubic feet of air per minute. To put that in perspective, traditional portable or truck-mounted vacuums muster between 400 and 4,000 cubic feet per minute on a good day. Before each session, technicians send an infrared camera into the ductwork to map out every inch of dust or reveal enclaves of ninjas hiding there. Then they move in with special brushes and scrubbing tools, leaving homes with cleaner air and fewer odors.
Robert N. Foster started WonderGro, Inc. with the sole mission of feeding hungry lawns, but thanks to client demand, he quickly expanded his horticultural buffet to include meals for trees, shrubs, and impoverished wood nymphs. WonderGro now offers a full selection of lawn-care and landscaping services, from weekly grass cutting to retaining-wall installation, irrigation systems, and other outdoor-design tasks. His permanent crew of experienced landscapers embraces the use of organic fertilizer products and helps homeowners maintain their yards' vitality throughout the seasons and whenever deer take over the world.
Many seasons have passed in the 50 years since Larmco Windows and Siding’s founding, but the company’s licensed, bonded, and insured craftsmen have yet to see a weather pattern that outlasts their protective windows and vinyl siding. Innovations such as energy-saving glass panes have helped Larmco’s staffers stay ahead of the curve as they continue to add to their number of 250,000 windows installed. Their insulated vinyl siding also reduces energy costs, trapping warmth inside on cold days and keeping out the heat that radiates from the home’s lava moat during the summer. They also insulate attics and install walk-in tubs that reduce the likelihood of bathing injuries.
Mr Mosquito Man's organic-compliant barrier spray doesn't just kill mosquitos, it stops them from coming back for up to three weeks. Technicians arrive at area homes and businesses with a back-mounted spritzer and go to task covering lawns in a specially formulated chemical-free mist. Their spray kills mosquitoes on contact and also deters future infestations by suffocating any larvae playing dead on bodies of water. In additional to residential services, teams are available to treat commercial properties, playgrounds, and outdoor event spaces.
The owner of Simpatico, which means congenial in Italian, didn’t think the name would stick when it opened in 2009, but it soon came to represent Simpatico’s green mission. By showcasing furniture made with sustainable hardwoods, organic fabrics, and recycled materials, the staff aims to help their customers create healthier living spaces. The eco-friendly offerings range from coffee tables made of reclaimed elm to light fixtures that emit recycled light waves. Simpatico also has a design studio where clients can get professional guidance with furniture selection, as well as custom furniture and renovation services.