Archive for June, 2017

How to Plan the Perfect “Staycation”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

When the summer hits, there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind — vacation! But while we’d all love to take a luxurious vacation this year, hings like sudden expenses, work schedules, and saving for a down payment on your dream home can sometimes derail your vacation plans. But don’t let that get you in a bad mood. There are plenty of ways to have a perfect vacation right in your home. Enter: Staycations

How to Plan the Perfect Staycation

Refrain from work emails.

When you’re in another country, not having an international plan makes this step pretty easy. But it can be hard to pull yourself away from work when you’re home and your laptop is right there. But resist the urge! Before your last day of work, put on your away message, give your department any necessary information and let yourself relax!

Work on your bucket list.

Remember when you turned 18 and all you wanted for your birthday was go to skydiving? Or when that new restaurant opened and you told yourself you were gonna go, but never did? This is the time to catch up on all those fun things you never got around to doing.

Don’t be afraid to splurge a little.

It may be a staycation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend any money. Put a little bit of the hundreds of dollars you saved on air travel and hotel rooms into your vacation here. Spend a little more than you normally would the next time you hit the mall, or buy great seats for a band you’ve always wanted to see.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we want every day in your home to feel like a vacation. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your home as comfortable as possible! We’re a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your AC installation, maintenance, and HVAC emergency needs. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419!

 

6 Housewarming Gifts Every Recent Grad Will Want

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

With graduation ceremonies taking place across the country, thousands of parents are getting ready to watch their child walk across the stage and commemorate one of the greatest achievements of their life. So it’s only natural that you celebrate their hard work with an amazing gift! Make your loved one’s post-grad life a bit easier with these sweet and sensible gifts.

7 Housewarming Gifts Every Recent Grad Will Want

  1. Cooking classes. Now that they’re on their own, it’s time for your graduate to learn how to navigate the kitchen. Give them a leg-up by signing them up for a cooking class.
  2. The essentials. Things like sandwich containers and pots and pans may not seem like the most exciting gift in the world, but no 20 something can be without them, and no 20 something actually wants to go out and buy them.
  3. Personalized towels. Now that they’re out of the dorm, it’s time for fresh towels. Make this a little extra special by having their name or alma mater engraved in the towel.
  4. Tool box basics. Even if your grad plans on calling you every time something goes wrong in their house or apartment, they should still have basic tools on hand — like a hammer, tape measure, set of screwdrivers, and a utility knife.
  5. Artwork. A few pieces of quality artwork will take their space from an apartment to a home.
  6. An new AC unit. Believe it or not, most apartments don’t come with an air conditioner. When that first 90-degree day hits, you’re bound to get a “thank you” call.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we know how important having a comfortable and inviting first home is. That’s why we offer heating, cooling, and air ventilation options that are all designed to make your home feel as enjoyable as possible! To learn more about these solutions, give us a call at 630.621.9419!

 

How Poor Indoor Air Quality is Affecting Your Sleep

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Forget monsters under the bed, it’s now the air we breathe that’s keeping us up at night. Research shows that people who live in more polluted areas have a 60% increased likelihood of having low sleep efficiency. And with low sleep efficiency comes an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

How Poor Indoor Air Quality is Affecting Your Sleep Leslie Heating and Cooling

Poor indoor air quality can lead to:

  • trouble falling asleep.

  • trouble staying asleep.

  • sleep apnea.

  • snoring.

  • a sore throat.

  • respiratory problems.

How to improve your air quality and sleep:

Clean your sheets and pillow case often. You can help eliminate allergens, pollen, and dust from your room by changing and cleaning your sheets every two weeks.

Sorry Fido, but no pets in bed. We know sleeping with your pets is a comfort to many people, but your animal’s hair and dander could contribute to your difficulty breathing.

Add plants to your bedroom. Adding greenery doesn’t just make your room look nice, it can actually make it feel nicer.

Control humidity. Moisture attracts dust mites and mold, so make sure to keep the humidity in your home under control. With the help of a humidifier or dehumidifier, you can easily keep your home at ideal humidity levels — 30 – 50%.

At Leslie Heating and Cooling, we are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable. That is why we 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!

 

Why an AC Tune-Up Matters

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

It’s the first hot day of summer, so you turn your air conditioner on and instantly feel a cool breeze. All is good, right? Nope! Just because your air conditioner is working, that doesn’t mean it’s performing at its most efficient. Before the really hot days hit here in Illinois, make sure your unit is serviced!

Why an AC Tune-Up Matters

Why a Tune-Up is Important

We know — no one wants to spend money having something serviced if it isn’t “technically broken.” But in reality, the cost of running a dirty, rusted, or partially broken unit is much higher than the price of a tune-up. So not only will a tune-up keep your unit working longer, it will save you money in the long run.

Why You Should Call the Pros

In all honesty, servicing an air conditioner isn’t rocket science. That being said, there are electrical currents and high voltages that could harm you. There are also plenty of small parts that you could dislodge, break, or lose if you choose to fix a unit yourself.

What We’ll do For Your System

When you call Leslie Heating and Cooling, you’ll get a lot more than just a serviceman looking to check off boxes. During an inspection, we’ll look at several key aspects of your system and make sure that they’re working at their optimal performance. Just a few of the things we’ll do are:

  • Check your Freon levels and add to it if necessary.

  • Inspect all electrical components of your unit and make any necessary repairs or replacements.

  • Clean the condenser and evaporator coils.

  • Flush the condensate drain line.

  • Grease all moving parts.

  • Inspect your thermostat.

 

Still not convinced? What if we told you that we’re offering $29 AC tune-ups!? For just $29, you’ll have total peace of mind all summer long knowing that your system will be able to handle even the hottest day.

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, your comfort is our number one priority. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your AC installation, maintenance, and HVAC emergency needs. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419!