Heating and air-conditioner installation has traditionally been a male-dominated field—that is, until Suzanne Kondra-DeFuria busted onto the scene. As one of only two women in New York to earn her heating license, Suzanne proved she could tune-up gas furnaces and improve a home’s air quality with the best of them. Getting the respect she deserved didn’t come easy, though. When she took the reins from Homer Potter, who started Potter Heating and Air Conditioning in 1944, she found that many of the company’s longtime customers and employees were unaccustomed to dealing with a powerful female executive. By putting her extensive education, experience, and Golden Rule leadership style to use, however, she eventually earned respect from her colleagues and clients, and she even became the first woman to serve as president of the Syracuse Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Association. In fact she’s so tough that even while battling cancer she continued to grow the business and sit on the board of directors for multiple charitable institutions, including St. Joseph’s Hospital and AIDS Community Resource.
Today, she continues to channel her passion and impossibly strong work ethic into helming Potter Heating and Air Conditioning. Her team of seasoned experts travel to homes and commercial businesses with one goal in mind: to maximize comfort. To achieve this, they do everything from installing new furnaces and state-of-the-art Bryant air conditioners to fabricating their own ductwork to improve a home’s energy efficiency. And they even maintain a 24-hour emergency service, meaning they’re always available to handle any issues that arise or to remove any half-man, half-dust creatures found lurking in the ducts.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We're your locally family owned air duct cleaning company. We power brush every vent and remove years of accumulated dust from your system.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We provide you with a better breathing environment and healthier living conditions. We build personal relationships with our customers to make sure they are 100% satisfied with our services.
Your request will be met with expert advice, individual attention, and innovative solutions.
What do you love most about your job?
Most people know that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern contributing to allergies and asthma. We always preform a complete system inspection to ensure the our customers will be breathing fresh healthy air.
The team at Doctor Air Duct believes that the air quality of a home and the health of the people who live in it are inextricably tied. By reducing contaminates such as mold and bacteria lurking in vents and carpets, they work to snuff out allergies, asthma attacks, and other unpleasant reactions. They also scour heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, allowing the units to operate more efficiently, terrify children less efficiently, reduce expenses for household repairs, and help homeowners save money on heating and cooling.
Don't hesitate to call Duct Cleaning Specialists the next time you need some help around the house in Schenectady.
Get your home ready for the harsh summer heat and bitter winter cold with a quality A/C and heating systems inspection from Duct Cleaning Specialists.
Having trouble tackling those household repairs? Give the handymen at Duct Cleaning Specialists a call today.
Big Apple Steam-N-Clean's insured and bonded grime fighters knock out bacteria and allergens with a one-two combination of dry-vapor solutions and eco-friendly DeSalvatore Enterprises cleaning products that are safe for children and pets. Its steam machines--which can be applied to a variety of surfaces including all types of flooring, upholstered furniture, and witch cauldrons--use thermal ionic-sanitization technology that emits temperatures up to 320 degrees to destroy germs, mold, and pet odors. The chemical-free cleaning process also eliminates overstaying pests, such as fleas and flea eggs, and the hot vapors contain only 5% water, which minimizes the moisture that causes off-putting smells. In addition to steam cleaning, the abode brushers employ the nontoxic, hydrogen-peroxide-based H2Orange2 to expunge incriminating dirt from bathrooms, kitchens, and email accounts.