Insured, factory-trained technicians from Custom Air, Inc. pay close attention to details when they inspect and service furnaces, performing a 21-point inspection with each tune-up. They check heat exchangers, electric connections, and the safety of the furnace. To prepare furnaces for the winter, they change filters, keep a lookout for dangerous gas leaks, and give riveting pep talks. In addition to tune-ups, the technicians are factory certified to install and repair systems, offering express appointments at any time of the day or night. They back all their services with a 100% guarantee.
As a certified building analyst, home-energy specialist, and EcoBroker-certified affiliate, John J. Redmond knows that energy efficiency is more than an environmentally sound practice—it also saves homeowners money. Along with his partner Jay Gardner, Redmond has created a home-energy-consulting company that diagnoses inefficiencies and offers custom, low-cost solutions. Redmond is also known to share his expertise with the community Sunday mornings on a radio show focusing on energy efficiency.
In free home-energy analyses, Building Performance Institute and RESNET-certified technicians sleuth out energy and ventilation problems and develop custom plans to fix them, which may include air and duct sealing, window replacement, insulation, and heating- and air-conditioning-efficiency services. Certified contractors from Home Energy Solutions’ fully vetted network can perform repairs or improvements. After contractors complete their projects, Home Energy Solutions’ technicians return to homes to perform a second energy analysis to demonstrate improved household efficiency and reveal the punch line to knock-knock jokes they began on their first visit.
Since 1998, landscape specialists Glenn and Donna Claeys of The Garden Outlet have shared their horticultural expertise with customers who want to bring the outdoors indoors while also beautifying their property. The duo operates throughout the year, tending to flowering annual and perennial plants, trees, shrubs, and vines, while also offering seasonal items such as Christmas trees and Halloween pumpkins, the latter of which must be plucked before they hatch into Thanksgiving turkeys. Though The Garden Outlet staff supplies customers with landscape materials, they also professionally install plants, walkways, and patios. In addition, the gardening designers create elaborate arrangements for weddings and other formal events.
Gangs of ottomans and mattresses populate Atlantic Bedding and Furniture, whose continually changing designs from Coaster, Forbidden City, Harden, Sealy, Old Town Imports, and other top brands help customers capture the furniture species of their choice sans long waiting periods. Treat hard-working eye awnings to a decadent break with a solid hardwood Leonardo bed ($347–$516), backed by a strong, modern headboard the color of morning espresso but the flavor of tufted upholstery. Taking home a Davenport nightstand ($125) means never having to precariously perch glasses or bequeathed dentures on thin windowsills.