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Are You Staying Safe from Thunderstorms?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

The heart of thunderstorm season is here. Between now and September, storms from the west will push towards us, causing damage to trees and neighborhood alike.

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Make sure you are protecting your home and lessening potential damage from a lightning strike:

  • Remove dead or overhanging tree branches. They could fall on your house if a tree is struck by lightning.
  • Put your house in a surge-protection system. This will lessen the chances of voltage spikes.
  • Unplug appliances and electronic equipment. You could post a danger to you and your home by going near them while plugged in.

You also want to be sure your roof isn’t damaged by hail:

  • Check out hail-resistant shingles. No roofing material is hail-proof and you’ll want the extra protection.
  • Learn which style roof is appropriate for homes in your area. Every climate is different, as is every roof.

Don’t forget to get your AC prepped before the storm:

  • Secure your unit. Your AC should be installed on a concrete pad and bolted to the concrete with straps.
  • Protect the electrical components. Storms can cause surges of power through your home, which can ruin your AC’s essential electrical components. So install a surge protector for your AC as well.
  • Cover it up. When debris starts flying, you’ll want a covering to protect your unit from airborne objects.

If you endure AC damage regardless of how well you prepared, turn to Leslie Heating & Cooling. We offer fully professional air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance. 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.

Why Air Duct Cleanings Are Important

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Duct cleaning is one of the more easily forgotten tasks to take care of in your home. Truth is, remembering to have your air ducts cleaned has both health and financial benefits. Here’s how:

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Improve Air Quality
Dust can easily accumulate in your air ducts over the months. Ultimately all that dirt and dust links to dirtiness of your HVAC system and your home.

Boost Your Health
That being said, by cleaning your air ducts you can significantly improve your respiratory health. This especially rings true allergy and asthma sufferers. Dust and dirt in your air ducts means all that air is being blown into your home, leading to more contaminants and air pollutants.

Reduce Energy Costs
When your ducts becomes dirty, it makes your system work harder and shortens its lifespan. The harder your system has to work to pump out cool, clean air, the more energy you use.

By calling your professional HVAC technician, you can schedule an air duct cleaning to restore your system. At Leslie Heating and Cooling, the comfort of your home is a top priority for us. That is why we offer everything from AC installation, to repairs and maintenance, and even air purifiers. 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.

How to Soundproof Your AC

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Air conditioners: can’t live with them, can’t live without them!

As much as they keep us cool during the hottest days of the year, they can also be awfully noisy. From banging and rattling to dripping sounds, your AC can make your quiet home one you want to run from.

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Types of AC noise
Window units

  • Rattling or vibration of interior parts
  • Hum of the fan while on regular setting
  • Electronic beeping sounds when adjusting the settings
  • Sloshing water in humid conditions

Ducts and air vents

  • Air noise in vents
  • Pops and bangs in ducts
  • Outdoor unit banging

How to Soundproof
As much as these noises can be a nuisance, there are also ways to avoid them:

Ducts must be covered with closed cell sound absorbing foam, for sound and thermal insulation. As for metal ducts, they should be isolated from the fan shroud with flexible coupling. Window AC units are known to experience some rattling noises, but the matter can be made much worse if not installed properly. Make sure your AC is slightly tilted backwards outside the window and according to manufacturer’s instructions. Also, be sure all the compressor mounting parts are present and are properly tightened.

If the noise is coming from the outside condenser of the central air conditioning unit, call in the pros to resolve the issue. This will require them to open the unit and install a sound blanket for your model. While some homeowners like to take matters into their own hands, we know from experience that these units can be dangerous and are not to be experimented with.

That being said, if you’re in the Chicagoland area and are in need of AC soundproofing to get you through the remainder of the summer, turn to Leslie Heating and Cooling. 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.