Sal Sidoti founded his eponymous HVAC company in 1967, driven by the desire to provide top-notch workmanship with no strings attached. In the 45 years since, Sal has recruited a corps of technicians who possess encyclopedic knowledge of every make and model of HVAC equipment. 24 hours a day, these professionals field calls, dishing quotes and dispatching crews to perform basic maintenance or emergency repairs. The crews install, clean, and inspect heating and cooling units to keep homes operating at comfortable temperatures or at the temperature required for authentic reenactments of the first ice age. Technicians can also perform minor plumbing services, such as toilet installations or leaky faucet repairs.
Though the orangey wisps that rise over Tiger Air’s service van are meant to pay homage to the company’s namesake animal, they also resemble flames, which are a much better representation of the company’s area of expertise. The trained technicians deploy to homes and commercial spaces, handily tuning furnaces and air conditioners from an extensive list of brands that includes Ducane, Whirlpool, Lennox, and Amana. As they complete their checks, they run through a series of questions—Are the electric connections secure? Is there duct leakage? Have dust bunnies surveyed the space for development?—that can improve the equipment’s efficiency and subsequently cut energy costs. The staff also aims to educate clients on the latest products to improve their home’s air quality, such as humidifiers, filters, air cleaners, and UV lights.
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.