Archive for April, 2016

What’s That Smell In My House?

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Your house smells like many things, but foul odor shouldn’t be one of them. The last thing any homeowner or renter wants to do is walk home to the smell of a clogged sewer drain or wet dog fur – especially when you’re expecting guests.

Still wondering what that smell is? We’re here to help you sniff out the issue and figure out what it means:

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Mold – moldy or a dank smell can mean possible water or moisture damage. Check for visible flooding or leaks, or even wet patches on the walls or ceiling. There, you will find your answer.

Pets – The smell of a dirt or wet dog is an obvious one. Usually, the best remedy for this is to create an odor neutralizing and fabric spray made from baking soda and white vinegar.

Combustion By-Products – Use your gas detection meters or call your local gas utility if you sense a gas odor. Old or problematic gas appliances as well as improper ventilation can cause the smell.

Dust – Got dust? You’ll know by visually inspecting your ductwork. Poorly maintained forced air systems plus poor cleaning can make any home smell like dust, so be sure to vacuum vents weekly and check on your ductwork often as well.

The best way to keep the air clean in your home is to invest in air cleaners and purifiers. At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to have quality, fresh air ventilating throughout your home. That is why we offer our customers air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Getting Your AC Ready for Summer

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Your air conditioning is one of the most fundamental systems in your home, especially during summer. To avoid a malfunctioning AC when the temperatures outside are at their hottest, here are a few ways to prepare:

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Change the filter
Changing the filter is essential. By replacing your filter, you keep your air conditioning running smoothly. If you have a forced air system, locate the filter behind the metal panel on the front of the blower unit. Unscrew the pannel and replace. For window units, you should find the filter on the face of the unit behind the metal panel. Should your unit come with a permanent filter, gently remove and clean with some white vinegar and water. Allow it to air dry before putting back into place.

Clean the outdoor unit coils
Over the winter, your outdoor unit becomes susceptible to lots of dust, debris, and mud. Inevitably, all that debris can clog up your unit and prevent it from functioning properly. So disconnect the power and spray the outside unit with a garden hose.

Install a programmable thermostat
Did you know that with programmable thermostats, you can set the your system to automatically adjust the temperature when you leave or before you return home – a convenient way to save energy and know that your home will be comfortable the moment you arrive.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are dedicated to helping you get your HVAC up and running for summer! We also offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Customer Reviews: AC Installation and Repairs

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Picture this: It’s the first day of summer. You switch on your air conditioner and discover that something’s gone wrong. Whether your unit has a malfunction or is just too old, you’re going to need a professional to fix the problem quickly and efficiently.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we know that HVAC problems can arise when you least expect them, which is why we offer only the best installation and repair services. See what our customers are saying about their experience with us:

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“Jesse was informative and very. Each time he came to my house he came at the exact time he said he would arrive and even a courtesy call that he was on the way. He explained everything very well and I felt very comfortable with this knowledge and professionalism.” -Amy G.

“After an A/C failure, I contacted Leslie Heating and Cooling as suggested by a friend. Mike C. was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and had the unit up and running again in no time. In all the years of dealing with service people from industries across the board, this man, hands down, was the kindest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Thank you Mike C.!” -Megan P.

“My husband and I have used Leslie Heating & Cooling in the past. They are always very reliable in providing excellent customer service. Their technicians are professional, friendly, and informative. Jesse R., our technician today, arrived on time as scheduled and made sure our service call was properly addressed. He inspected our unit and took the time to thoroughly explain his findings as well as concerns not only to me in person, but also to my husband on the phone. Again, a big thank you to Leslie Heating & Cooling and, of course, to our service technician, Jesse R.” -Victoria M.

“I recently moved to Lisle and found the website for Leslie Heating and Cooling when I needed some AC service. Reviews were great, and for good reason! Appointment was set quickly and Jesse R showed up right on time after a courtesy phone call to let me know they were headed my way. Jesse did a thorough system inspection, explained his recommendations for service, explained my options for service agreements, and made this the easiest project of the day. He had the repair parts with him and I was up and running in an hour. Could not be happier and will definitely be a repeat customer. Thanks!!” -Vincent G.

To read more first-hand experiences, click here.

Leslie Heating and Cooling is a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Breathe Better in Your Home

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Can you feel the fresh air outside? If only you knew how to get rid of those allergy triggers inside your home and clear all those pollutants. The answer is simple, thanks to these solutions:

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Plants – First things first. To create a healthier environment in your home, buy plants that clear out the bad pollutants in your home. English Ivy, Boston Fern, and Red-Edged Dracaena are all perfect examples of plants that can restore healthy, mold and allergen-free air in your home.

Open windows – When cooking or bathing, the air inside your home can get humid. As a result, the air becomes heavier and more susceptible to mold growth. Fight off humid air at home by cracking the windows open and letting the fresh air inside.

Air filters – Investing in an air filter will ensure that the air quality in your home won’t be sacrificed. Such filters include Media Filter, Electronic Air Cleaners, HEPA Air Cleaners ,as well as Ultra-Violet Air Purification. These filters allow particles to filtrate up to 95 percent efficiency and trap air pollutants from affecting your home.

Vacuum -  One of the most obvious solutions to breathing better in your home is to vacuum often – we recommend at least twice a week. That way, the dirt and dust you carry into your home doesn’t absorb into your indoor textiles, like the carpet and couch.

Fresh Air Ventilation – Chances are you close your windows and doors to make sure the heat and cool air your HVAC system supplies doesn’t escape your home. While this seems beneficial, the truth is the air quality in your home can greatly suffer. Instead, it’s best to install a Fresh Air Ventilation system. These systems work by allowing your furnace or AC system to pull in fresh air and exhaust stale air. To learn more about Fresh Air Ventilation systems work, click here.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable. We also offer air filters and fresh air ventilation systems to maximize your home’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.