Archive for May, 2020

Seasonal Maintenance Tips for Maximum Home Comfort This Spring

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Spring in Chicagoland is a glorious time, as we begin to break out of our long winter’s hibernation and get ready for sunny days filled with backyard cookouts and baseball games. While residents of the Naperville, IL, area might not be able to ditch their coats or shut down their heating systems just yet, now is the perfect time to prepare a home for the transition between seasons.

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If you want to get maximum comfort out of your cooling system during the spring and summer — and who doesn’t? — simply switching on the air conditioner during the area’s first heat wave just isn’t enough. A little bit of seasonal AC maintenance with the HVAC service experts at Leslie Heating & Cooling will ensure that your family stays cool, happy, and healthy throughout the warm-weather months.

Check out this infographic for a few key selling points about our company, then read on as we discuss some essential spring HVAC maintenance tasks.

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AC Inspections and Tune-Ups

Every component of your cooling system has to do its job properly in order for the system to effectively cool your living space, day after day, month after month, and not have to work too hard in the process. Any worn out or dirty component will throw off the system’s efficiency, which will not only result in higher cooling bills — it could lead to premature breakdown and expensive repairs that could have been avoided.

That’s why a seasonal inspection and tune-up is so important. From replacing air filters to cleaning coils and refilling refrigerant, a professional AC specialist knows how to take a tired system and whip it into perfect shape. If anything needs repair, or if the entire system is on its last leg, you can trust our team to either fix the issue or advise you on what steps to take next.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

On top of the typical springtime allergies, we know you’re concerned about protecting your family from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which can spread through airborne saliva or mucus droplets that carry viral particles. With our comprehensive range of indoor air quality services, we can help to keep potentially harmful particles and pathogens out of the air you breathe, and to create a cleaner, healthier living space in general. Here at Leslie Heating & Cooling, we offer all of the following:

  • Duct cleaning
  • Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • Air cleaners and purifiers
  • Heat recovery ventilators (HRV)

Don’t worry if you’re not sure which air quality solution is right for you; our team will assess your situation and help you decide. Feel free to contact us to learn more!

Protection for the Future

We understand you’re busy, and in the midst of your hectic schedule, remembering to make time for regular heating and cooling tune-ups isn’t exactly your top priority. Fortunately, we offer Leslie Family Plan (LSP) maintenance agreements so you can “set it and forget it,” pre-scheduling two diagnostic visits a year for just $8 a month. Our LSP agreements give you a 15 percent discount on service fees, with no extra costs, and provide the peace of mind that comes with a fully functioning and efficient HVAC system.

For more information on our LSP agreements or to schedule an appointment for seasonal maintenance, contact Naperville’s leading heating and cooling company today. Our team looks forward to serving you!

Allergies and Indoor Air Quality: How Are They Linked?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Spring allergies can really make life miserable! Most people associate the sniffling, sneezing, and sluggishness they experience this time of the year with what’s going on outside, but in all likelihood, it’s poor indoor air quality that’s causing a lot of the discomfort.

No matter how clean you keep your home, it’s likely that the air you breathe is not as healthy as it could be. If you or your family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, indoor air pollution can trigger or exacerbate the symptoms, and you might not even realize it’s happening!

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Here are a few common sources of poor indoor air quality that could be affecting your health.

  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Mold and mildew
  • Unbalanced humidity levels
  • Poor ventilation
  • Clogged drains where bacteria can accumulate
  • Inadequate HVAC maintenance

All of the above release invisible irritants into the air you breathe, which is potentially harmful to your health, whether or not you’re prone to allergic reactions and respiratory difficulties. Poor indoor air quality is especially problematic during the COVID-19 pandemic when we have little choice but to spend extra time inside our homes.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, indoor air pollution could be the culprit.

  • Headache
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Congestion
  • Bloody nose
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath

So, now that you’re aware of potential issues stemming from subpar indoor air quality, what can you do about it? First off, don’t worry; the Naperville, IL, indoor air quality experts here at Leslie Heating & Cooling have plenty of ideas! We put together this infographic with a few helpful suggestions:

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If you’ve noticed a spike in your allergy symptoms this spring and would like to explore possibilities for whole-home air purification in the Chicago area, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for help. We’re a one-stop-shop for the latest indoor air quality solutions, and all it takes to create a healthier living environment for your family is a quick phone call to us. Contact us today to discuss your IAQ needs or schedule service.