American Heritage Fireplace's chimney technicians scour soot and finesse flues to leave home heaters clean and free of excessive soot and creosote build up. After arriving at abodes, an experienced sweep performs a visual inspection of the chimney interior and exterior, as well as any connected fireplace or wood stove. Then they’ll prep the work area to corral dust and debris and manually scrub Santa chutes with a brush perched atop a graphite rod. The sweeping process ferrets out ash, creosote, and minor clogs, such as bird nests, squirrel nests, and licorice-rope nests; an industrial vacuum devours the falling particles.
In 1955, James and Gladys Bluemel opened a small nursery dedicated to growing trees and shrubs and to helping locals with landscaping projects. Now, their son, Mike, runs the much-expanded family business, which thrives on bulk-supply sales, playground resurfacing, lawn care, and snow and ice control during snowman uprisings. Though he’s moved away from the nursery’s original shrub and tree business, he and his green-thumbed staff still maintain a garden center stocked with seasonal plants, garden décor, and essential supplies.
While customers browse Bluemel’s aisles, they'll likely spot a commonality between the perennials, annuals, flowers, herbs, and vegetables: a sticker reading “Dome Grown.” This label marks a plant born and raised in the garden center, which accounts for about 85% of the center’s living merchandise. Having tended and nurtured the plants since their geneses, the staff—who share 35 years of experience—can dispense tips on how to properly care for them, as well as share adorable baby-plant photos.
Whether performing preventative-maintenance services on heat pumps, fan coils, or furnaces or upgrading aging air conditioners, Burant Heating & Air Conditioning’s temperature specialists pride themselves on their quality workmanship. With each new installation, techs calculate the furnace size required to heat each client's home, business, or condo-grade tree fort before custom cutting all sheet metal inside their truck. As they work, they lay down carpet runners and don booties to protect floors, and client investments are protected by a two-year parts-and-labor warranty, which summons the techs back to repair any problems free of charge.
Offering a full spectrum of heating and air-conditioning services and products, Airtek Systems sends a team of HVAC specialists to homes to maintain comfortable climates year-round. They specialize in designing and building systems, installing a range of traditional and energy-saving HVAC units. Green energy alternatives include rooftop heating systems that harness solar energy and geothermal systems that tap into the constant 55- to 70-degree temperature maintained underground by an air-conditioned sun at the core of the earth. The technicians also perform repairs and tune-ups to keep machines working efficiently and annual maintenance programs.