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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.

5 Ways Improve Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Pollution is a term that usually conjures up images of car exhaust and smog, but people rarely think about their own living room as being polluted. Whether it’s guests dragging in pollen or gaseous chemicals — here are 5 ways to easily reduce the amount of air pollution in your home.

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1. Keep your floors clean

Vacuum regularly: Vacuuming twice a week can keep your house free of any pollen or pet dander visitors bring into your home, as well as toxins found in household cleaners. For the best results, use a high powered, HEPA filter vacuum to prevent blowing debris back into the air.

2. No smoking (even when no one’s around)

With over 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes, second hand smoke is one of the largest contributors to asthma related symptom in children. Even if you don’t smoke around others, smoke, ash and other chemicals can linger deep in carpets, the walls and air.

3. Protect against Radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, but many people may not even know if it’s in their home. This colorless, odorless gas is a natural product of decaying soil and can travel through cracks and vents into your home. Testing is quick and inexpensive, as are the treatments so there’s no excuse not to test.

4. Fill your home with natural scents

You may think lavender scented air fresheners make your house smell good, but these synthetic fragrances emit dozens of different chemicals into the air. Instead of choosing a manufactured scent, opt for its natural equivalence — decorate your home with good smelling plants, lay out baking soda and lemon slices and leave your windows open.

5. Control humidity

Mold and dust mites love moisture, so be sure to keep the humidity in your home low, between 30 – 50%. Easily solve humidity problems by running a dehumidifier during hot summer months.

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 or visit our website.