5 Reasons We Love Working in Newburgh

At BNG Heating and Cooling, we consider ourselves lucky to be able to serve the Newburgh community. This beautiful town is home to all kinds of fun activities and destinations that showcase what makes Newburgh such eclectic and unique place to live.

Here are some of our favorite things about Newburgh, IN.

Newburgh Wine Fest

Details: Each year, the Newburgh Wine Fest attracts locals and tourists alike for a weekend of amazing wine, art, and jazz music. The 21 and over event always features the best Indiana wineries for a sampling as well as food provided by several local restaurants. 

And what goes better with great wine than excellent jazz music? The Wine Down Stage always features amazing jazz groups to create a one-of-a kind atmosphere you’ll only find at the Newburgh Wine Fest.

Newburgh Farmers Market

Details: If you are looking for a place to experience the best that local farmers and vendors have to offer, look no further than the Newburgh Farmers Market. This market has everything from locally grown produce and meats to handmade goods from the finest artisans in Indiana.

On top of all of that, the market is also a place to experience great live music in a gorgeous setting. This unique Newburgh event truly has something for everyone.

Old Lock and Dam Park

Details: Located right on the banks of the Ohio River, Old Lock and Dam Park is a beautiful space that hosts all kinds of events, such as the Newburgh Farmers Market. 

Outside of organized events, the park is a great place to take a stroll along the river, enjoy a picnic on a sunny day, or simply enjoy some time outdoors on a perfect day.

The Refinery

Details: A staple in the Newburgh community, the Refinery offers amazing coffee and ice cream in an environment that emphasizes community and creativity. For the uninitiated, the Refinery is much more than your average coffee shape. They have always been committed to the town of Newburgh; they recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to move their operation back into the Old Country Store building in Historic Downtown Newburgh. Stay up to date with their progress by following them on social media!

Rivertown Trail

Details: Listed as Newburgh’s top activity on TripAdvisor, the Rivertown Trail is a must visit for both locals and anyone traveling to town. With gorgeous views in a peaceful setting, this outdoor getaway is an excellent place to get outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

BNG Loves Serving Newburgh!

As you can see, there is a lot to love about this amazing community. We consider ourselves lucky for the chance to provide the great people of Newburgh with our heating and cooling services. If your home or business is in need of any repairs or services, be sure to contact us today.

Our Thank You Note to YOU

It’s not lost on us that our company thrives because of the amazing people who make it go-round. In this season of gratefulness, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the things that our company is most grateful for!

Family

Did you know that BNG Heating & Cooling is a 3 generation, family-owned company? It all started with John—our owner and President—’s mother, Olive Lewellyn. Olive took on Boonville Natural Gas after her husband passed and successfully grew the business into a thriving operation. Now, we honor Olive’s legacy by instilling that same tough-as-nails work ethic into each member of our team, which includes Olive’s grandson Paul Lewellen. Read more of Olive’s incredible story here!

This Team

Our team feels less like a group of employees and more like a big, fun family. From our technicians who are new to the team to the people who have worked with us for more than three decades (we’re looking at you, Susie Peerman and Butch Leslie!), we’re constantly in awe of how members of our team encourage each other to bring 100% to the job each and every day.

It’s because of them that we’re consistently voted “The Best” by the Tri-State community! Our excellent team members strive for excellent service, and that kind of work ethic does not go unnoticed by clients.

Our Community

The people of Boonville, Newburgh, and the surrounding Tri-State area have been the lifeblood of our company! You guys show us support through continuing to come to us for your home comfort needs and by constantly referencing us to your friends and family in need of a reliable home heating and cooling service provider.

Our area boasts some of the friendliest people in the world, and we feel truly honored to do business with you. So, from the bottom of our hearts—THANK YOU! We appreciate your business and, even more importantly, your friendship.

How Homes Kept Cool Before AC

The end of June is the time of year when we start to appreciate our air conditioner again, with summer’s soaring temperatures and unbearable humidity just around the corner. Today, over 80% of American households have AC units to provide comfort at the flip of a switch, and has grown from a luxury to a necessary part of the quality of life in the industrialized world.

But, while some of us might wonder how our grandparents survived hot and steamy summers, the fact is that those older homes had a few tricks up their sleeves. The architecture of these buildings was designed and built with features to help the homeowners stay as cool and comfortable as possible.

Tall Ceilings

Ceilings between 10 and 14 feet were common in older homes for more than just a grand appearance. As heat rose to the ceiling, lower areas stayed cool and comfortable. Ceiling fans – powered by electricity or elaborate rope systems – facilitated air movement to create the perception of cooler temperatures.

Airflow

In northern states, it was common to create a stack effect, by opening windows in the basement and top floor, generating a cool breeze through the home. As you traveled south, you would see homes built on blocks to allow breezes to flow underneath to cool the house.

Large Windows

Many historic homes feature large, double-hung windows. Opening the top sash during the day allowed hot air to escape, while opening the bottom at night would allow cool air to flow inside. Additionally, thick, long curtains were used to “draw the drapes” and keep out the heat without sacrificing light.

Transoms

A transom –a small window over a door – allowed warmer air at the ceiling to circulate up to higher floors, providing much needed air movement throughout the house. Transoms were installed over both interior and exterior doors, with the later including hinges and special hardware for security.

Porches

Wrap-around porches used to be a staple of southern homes for a reason. These porches offered shade from the direct sun while allowing light to pour through windows. Screened and furnished sleeping porches were also common to catch a cool breeze on a summer night…without all the bugs.

Reflective Roofs

Many older homes had light-colored or silver-metal roofs made of lead, tin or copper to reflect heat away from the home. Quite the contrast from today’s dark asphalt shingles that can absorb the sun’s rays.

Thick Walls

For more expensive homes, thick brick masonry and stone walls were a great insulator against winter cold and summer heat. Walls 12 to 24 inches thick were common in the Deep South.

Looking at a historic home yourself?

If you own or are considering buying a house built before the age of common air conditioning, you may have the potential for energy savings due to some of the above architecture elements. Consult both an architect and an HVAC professional, like BNG, to determine the best way to preserve the ‘look’ of an older home using modern, energy-efficient materials.

Customer Appreciation – We Love You!

DSC_6992On Saturday March 1st, 2014, BNG had it’s first customer appreciation night. Kenny Presley performed his For The Love Of Elvis show to a packed house at the Boonville VFW. We had a great night, people won prizes had fun, listened to music and ate great food. The night opened with Casey Williams, a local musician.  Over $4000 worth of prizes were given out including, APCO air purifiers, WiFi thermostats, maintenance plans, microwave ovens, lots of T-shirts, autographed pictures of Kenny, and Kenny Presley CDs.

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Next came the main event. Kenny burst onto the stage with a ton of energy. It was a great show and we hope to have an even bigger one next year!  We have already reserved a space at the Warrick county 4H center for February 14th, 2015.  Be sure and make the date on your calendar, and since it will be Valentines Day, you can bring a date too.

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We would like to thank all the customers that came out to join us and apologize to anyone who didn’t get an invite.  The response was so overwhelming we gave out more tickets than we had room at the event, and we didn’t even get to invite all our customers. Next year we want to have an even bigger turn out, so we’ll definitely need more room.


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