Archive for August, 2017

3 Ways to Cool Your Outdoor Labor Day Party

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

With Labor Day on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to throw an outdoor gathering! Although this holiday celebrates the unofficial end of summer, the temperature is still in full bloom — sometimes becoming even hotter than the middle of July! If you’re looking to make your guests feel comfortable at your backyard soiree, then here are some helpful tips you can implement:

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Way 1: Provide Fans

No, we’re not talking about handing out actual fans — we’re talking about paper fans! These party staples have been around for quite some time, and are just as effective as having an electrical fan nearby! If you don’t have the time to make some, there are plenty of online retailers who sell these wind-erful wonders in bulk!

Way 2: Get Umbrellas

Although an umbrella may be great at your patio table, it won’t cover the other areas of your backyard! It’s important to keep all guests cool and make sure they’re protected from sun exposure. If you need to implement more shade, go to your local hardware store and pick up some more umbrellas!

Way 3: Ice Cold Water

This may seem like the most self-explanatory method, but it’s true: ice cold water really does the trick! Simply get a cooler or plastic basin, fill it with ice and water, add a surplus of water bottles, and you’ll be good to go! Your guests can feel free to take a bottle at their convenience, and won’t have to disrupt you from your hosting duties!

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!

5 Green Ways to Improve Your Air Quality

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

One of the most sought after goals of any home improvement plan is to improve the indoor air quality. Although there are many professional approaches to diminish poor air quality, there are also many natural, green ways to improve it, too. Without further ado, here are the top five ways you can improve your indoor air quality from a greener standpoint:

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Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp

This fun and festive glowing rock will emit soft, pink hues of light in addition to purifying the air quality within your home. Truly encompassing the term “statement piece,” this natural wonder of the world also reduces indoor allergies and deodorizes the air. Slowly, but surely, this lamp is becoming a staple feature in every home that’s dedicated to improving its indoor air quality.

A Carousel of Houseplants

Granted, it won’t actually replicate a carousel (you can be creative and try to recreate one) but it’s best to have an assortment of plants within your home to improve the air quality. Some of the top recommended plants to have in your home are the following: Lady Palm, English Ivy, and Rubber Tree, to name a few.

Candles Made By Bees

Okay, so the candles aren’t exactly handcrafted by bees, but these specific candles are made from beeswax. Unlike traditional candles, that are a staple of every home and holiday gift exchange, beeswax candles don’t emit chemicals and deodorize the air naturally within your home.

Doormats

One of the simplest, most effective ways to improve indoor air quality is by placing a doormat outside every main entranceway. Many floor mats pick up an assortment of debris from footwear and can most of it before entering your home. It’s also a great way to give any doorway a simple makeover within seconds, too!

Open the Windows

Leave it to Mother Nature to help sharpen your indoor air quality! An age old trick to purify any indoor environment is to open up the windows and let the wind do the rest. Even if the breeze is slightly underwhelming, any little bit of air makes a tremendous difference — and it’s the greenest alternative in the land, too.

 
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!

Important Electrical Cord Tips

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

One of the most important staples in every home is your electrical cords. No matter what object you’re plugging into your wall, an electrical cord is there to help turn that electrical dream into a reality. Despite what you may think, there are some do’s and don’ts when using electrical cords. Need a refresher? Have no fear — we’re here to break it down for you:

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Inspect the Cord

Before you plan on using your electrical cord, make sure you thoroughly inspect every aspect of the cord’s composition. If the cord shows little to no signs of wear, then it’s good to use. If the cord looks like it hasn’t held up well since its last use, then it’s time to toss it and purchase a new one.

Keep it Dry

Although this sounds self-explanatory: always keep your extension cords away from water sources. Just like you wouldn’t splash water near a wall outlet, the same rule should apply to your extension cords. Always keep your extensions cords as dry as possible!

Use It or Lose It

One of the most biggest debates in the world of electronics is whether or not you should unplug cords from the wall when not in use. In fact if you haven’t used a device in forty-eight hours, then it’s time to unplug it. Regardless, you should always unplug cords when not in use because it will save energy and will also reduce the risk of having an outlet fire, too.

Give Them a Home

You should always store electrical cords within your home, whether they’re standard electrical cords or an all purpose electrical cord. By keeping your cords in a temperature controlled environment, your cords will sustain a longer lifespan and will endure less of a damage risk due to fluctuations in temperature.

 

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!

3 Benefits of Having a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The future of heating and cooling is here, thanks to Wi-Fi thermostats! If you’re always on the go, or a new technology enthusiast, then this device will suit your needs perfectly. Although traditional thermostats are still a well-working staple in many homes, a Wi-Fi thermostat is a great upgrade and comes with a slew of benefits. Without further ado, here’s why you should consider installing a Wi-Fi thermostat in your home:

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Benefit #1: Control Temperature from Miles Away

Just like downloading your favorite mobile game from the app store, Wi-Fi thermostats come with an application to control the device. Once your thermostat has been set up, the application on your mobile phone will pair with the device and you’ll be good to go! Next time you jet-set across the country to visit your grandmother, you can adjust the temperature in your home from your phone!

Benefit #2: Saves More Energy

Although many thermostats have pre-set features, a Wi-Fi thermostat provides more intricate options for energy-saving settings within your home. Think of this device as the concierge at a hotel — the device will accommodate your temperature needs 24/7. In addition: by saving more energy, a Wi-Fi thermostat will be saving you a ton of money, too!

Benefit #3: Makes HVAC Reports a Breeze

Does your home suffer from frequent HVAC problems? If so, a Wi-Fi thermostat will alert you ahead of time before anything happens. For example, if the filter needs to be changed in your unit, you’ll receive a notification on your mobile device. Having a Wi-Fi thermostat is like having an HVAC professional within your home, that will alert you of your heating and cooling system needs.

 

Looking to install a Wi-Fi thermostat in your home? Call the experts at Leslie Heating & Cooling at 630.621.9419 to learn more about this device, and to schedule an installation appointment. Here at Leslie, we offer comprehensive and trustworthy air conditioning services throughout Woodridge, Illinois, and are dedicated to making your home feel more comfortable this season.