Archive for May, 2016

How to Throw the Perfect Memorial Day Party

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. If you’re kicking off the summer with an outdoor party, here are a few tips to make sure your gathering goes perfectly:

memorial day party

Arrange Seating
If sun is in the forecast, prepare for lots of outdoor seating. If you don’t have enough outdoor seating, move some of your indoor seating outside. Set up a few extra table to make eating easier.

Create a Menu
Whether you’re planning a cookout or would rather arrange potluck, let guests know what kind of mouthwatering meal they can expect this weekend! Sometimes the easiest way to serve a large crowd is to set up buffet-style by setting up a long table of utensils, food, and drinks.

Decorate
Think red, white, and blue! From garland to american flags and flowers, there are plenty of ways to show your patriotism on Memorial Day. An arrangement of red and white carnations with an American flag makes for a great table centerpiece.

Get an AC Maintenance
If you’re taking your party indoors, be sure to check on your AC before the weekend. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down when your guests are feeling warm.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we offer AC maintenance and repairs to prepare you for summer weather. For 25 years we have been providing trusted customer service to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is here for all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website

Greening Your Bedroom

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Lacking on sleep? It could be the environment of your bedroom. Getting a good night’s sleep is easier when you make eco-friendly changes to the space. Below are a few tips to consider if you’re looking to green your bedroom:

Greening bedroom
Choose greener bedding
Sheets made of natural fibres such as wool and cotton are good at trapping heat to make you more comfortable. They also tend to collect less dust than duvets. Buying a mattress cover made of natural fibres also helps by absorbing sweat and protect you from dust mites.

Let it breathe
Air out the space by keeping furniture to a minimum to eliminate dust, and vacuuming regularly. Also, open the windows and pull the covers back each morning to help eliminate dust mites. Don’t forget to buy an air purifier to improve the air quality in your bedroom.

You’ll benefit most from an air purifier in your bedroom if you notice:

  • Poor ventilation
  • Pet dander
  • High temperature and humidity levels

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 bedroom’s comfort. To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Working?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Is your AC running low or not at all? Air conditioner problems can arise at the worst of times. So before the heat rises, make sure your system is working. Here are a few steps to make sure your cooling system is up and running before the thick of summer arrives:

Air Conditioner Repair
Central AC isn’t working at all

  1. If your central air conditioner isn’t going on automatically, you might need to simply adjust the thermostat settings. Here is what you’ll need to do:
  2. Make sure the thermostat is set to cool
  3. Check the main electrical panel for any tripped breakers or blown fuses. You might need to reset the breaker by shutting it off and turning back on or replacing the fust.
  4. Turn the furnace power switch on.
  5. Turn the power off to the AC and check the thermostat. Remove the thermostat’s cover from the base and replace the batteries. Wait a few minutes and try the system again.
  6. If all else fails, call your local HVAC technician to take a look at the problem.

Air Conditioner isn’t making your home cool enough
If your air conditioner is working but isn’t cooling off your home as much as it should be, here are a few solutions:

  1. Clear debris near the condenser to maximize air flow
  2. Create shade for your unit
  3. Clean or change the air filter
  4. Replace worn-out insulation on refrigerant line

Need a helping hand troubleshooting your AC? For 25 years Leslie Heating & Cooling has been providing trusted customer service to clients throughout the Chicagoland area. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is here for all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Becoming More Energy Conscious

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

A green home is a happy home! Whether it’s saving money or saving energy, knowing that you’re making a difference for your finances and in the community is a major reason many homeowners are learning what it means to be energy conscious.

Saving energy and money comes with even the smallest efforts. We encourage you to consider these conservation tips for a healthier lifestyle and environment:

saving energy at home

  1. Install a programmable thermostat to control the heating and cooling in all areas of your home whether you’re home or not.
  2. Only turn the dishwasher on once it’s fully loaded and consider air drying your dishes instead of leaving them in for a drying cycle.
  3. Unplug home electronics when you know you’ll be away for a while. This includes your laptops, lamps, TVs, DVD players, radio clocks, and appliances.
  4. Take shorter showers (or better yet, baths) and opt for a low-flow showerhead.
  5. Swap out your incandescent bulbs for LED lights instead.
  6. If you’re making a quick stop at a local store this summer, consider riding your bike or walking instead of taking the car.
  7. Look for an energy efficient HVAC unit to save energy and money during both the coldest and hottest seasons of the year.

If you’re looking to make greener upgrades to your home, turn to Leslie Heating and Cooling! We offer a wide array of home heating and cooling solutions to help you save money and energy as well as programmable thermostats for additional savings.

To learn more about these services and more, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website. And don’t forget, we are just a phone call away for any and all of your emergency needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!