Drawing upon experience accumulated over the course of six decades in business, the insured and licensed technicians at Environmental Air Systems visit homes to improve energy efficiency and safety. Video-camera systems allow the workers to peer inside evaporators and other difficult-to-reach parts or show homeowners the deposits of dust that are attracting lonesome cowboys to nest in their ducts. Inspections of home systems involve 25 or more steps, allowing the workers to make specific recommendations and ferret out dangers, including carbon-monoxide leaks. The crews, who are on call at all hours, also install systems backed by a guarantee that each room will be within 3 degrees of any other section of the house, except when sullen teenage glaciers are visiting.
Taking the first bite of a cake from Ella’s Sweet Treats can be bittersweet, since it means destroying a work of art. The multitiered creations don seamless coats of fondant that command attention with majestic accents such as feathers, tiaras, or a message scrawled in icing that reads, “Hey, you. Look at this handsome cake.” The elegant designs invite forks to plunge into cores of chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, or strawberry cake in search of one of the nine available fillings, including cannoli cream or fresh strawberries and bananas. Presentation even matters for Ella’s cupcakes, which arrive with eye-catching swirls of buttercream frosting. The shop’s confectioners also shower their chocolate-covered apples with a hodgepodge of additional toppings, such as marshmallows, nuts, and sprinkles.