By regulation, the air inside airplanes is extremely clean. The founder of North Winds Heating & Cooling, Inc. knows this because he worked on maintaining the quality of aircraft for more than 12 years. When he turned his attention to the air inside homes, his high standards for quality came with him. Today, his team of technicians keeps indoor spaces safe and comfortable by servicing heating and cooling equipment as well as expertly installing brand-new units by Trane, Mitsubishi, and Noritz.
Sputtering air-conditioning and heating systems return to quiet, efficient form after Aire Serv of Mid Michigan's trained technicians perform comprehensive repair and maintenance services. During multi-point tune-ups, technicians measure room temperature, check the thermostat's pulse, make necessary adjustments, and lubricate parts. Before releasing heating and cooling equipment back into the wild, they test for carbon monoxide, sniff out issues such as faulty electrical wiring and flammable burner debris, and remove all anacondas from the ventilation ducts.
The ingredient list to make wines at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino Winery reads something like this: Grapes. That's it. The facility's refusal to use other additives–such as sulfites, preservatives, and glitter–means its bottles are filled with only all-natural flavors. Vintners who create all-natural wines believe good wine comes simply from healthy grapes aged in a vat. DeAngelis operates under that notion, all while producing the freshest, perhaps fruitier-than-usual varietals of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, zinfandel, and more.
After greasing the Slip 'n Slide with vegetable oil and shedding winter's fluffy bathrobe and insulated socks, the best way to celebrate summer's arrival is with a handful of velvety-soft frozen custard. The Ritter's menu features a wide variety of rotating flavors, including everything from the vanilla and chocolate classics to the fruit-based favorites such as blueberry and strawberry Italian ice to creations such as Boston cr?me pie and peanut butter. Order a cone of the flavor du jour ($2.29 and up), or opt for a signature Glacier ($3.19 and up), which is Ritter's frozen custard mixed with your topping(s) of choice and served upside down to confuse your already delicate perception of reality and emphasize the delicacy's extreme thickness. If a list of 25+ toppings dizzies your decision-making noodle, submit your fate to the friendly ice-cream slingers and opt for a signature sundae with pre-designed toppings ($3.99) such as the turtle sundae, a frozen-custard mountain capped with hot fudge, hot caramel, and whipped cream and crowned with butter-toasted pecans and a cherry. Celebrate your newfound superpowers and exploit your nemeses' weaknesses for bananas and chocolate with a banana split ($4.79).
As a former police sergeant, Turner Cooling and Heating owner Steve Turner is well-suited to interrogate home heating and cooling systems and identify signs of trouble. As you might expect, all of Steve’s employees undergo thorough background checks to ensure his staff is composed of only the most trustworthy, credible candidates, and the hand-picked professionals are experienced with many different brands, including products by Comfortmaker, Lochinvar, and Munchkin. All services––including heating, air-conditioning, humidifier, air-purifier, and water-heater repairs and installation––are backed by a one-year labor warranty, and the crew is available 24 hours a day to help with middle-of-the-night emergencies or sparse turnouts at last-minute surprise parties.
For more than 60 years, Blakeslee & Son's HVAC specialists have kept businesses, renters, and homeowners cool by installing and maintaining a variety of air systems. On call 24/7/365, their knowledge keeps systems running smoothly through emergencies, as well as periodic tune-ups that identify failing components and sabotage by house gremlins. The certified and licensed technicians also venture to construction sites to place high-efficiency furnaces, air-filtration units, water heaters, and central air-conditioning units. Additionally, they're well-versed in eco-friendly methods, such as geothermal and active-solar-energy systems.
The business was the creation of Clarence Blakeslee, a home-systems technician who started his business in his home cellar. Though originally a one-man operation, Blakeslee & Son eventually moved from Clarence's basement into it's own shop, which in turn fostered more shops and employees. It's now run by Brian Lovall, who worked his way up from shop boy to master plumber to president of the business.