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Maintaining Good Air Quality With a Fireplace

Monday, November 28th, 2016

While many of us love sitting around a cozy fire during winter, fires can affect the air quality in our homes – whether we see it or not. Due to the many health effects that poor air quality can cause, we wanted to show you how you can maintain good air quality while staying toasty through the season:

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Use dry logs: When you use dry, seasoned wood, you avoid burning wet or green logs that create extra smoke and waste fuel.

Look for dirty glass: Dirty glass doors on wood stoves is a sign that wood is too moist or that the fire needs more air.

Consider an insert: A fireplace insert fits right into your fireplace and burns 70 percent more efficiently than an open fireplace.

Check the moisture: According to the EPA, the moisture content of wood should be less than 20 percent. You can find a wood moisture meter at your local home improvement store.

Use dry kindling: Start a fire using dry kindling. Then add a few pieces of wood. Make sure to space out the logs so there is enough air between to get the fire ignited.

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, your comfort is our number one priority. That is why we offer professional air cleaning specialties where our air quality specialists will come right to your door and evaluate your home’s needs. To learn more about this offer as well as our other air purifying options, click here.

We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs. To learn 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.

 

DIY Ways to Lower Humidity In Your Home

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

In the thick of summer, it’s only natural for your home to produce more moisture – making your home feel sticky and humid. Humidity is one of those summer pains we’d all like to avoid. If you’re looking for a natural DIY project to lower humidity in your home, here are two methods to try:

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Rock Salt
Rock salt is well known for being a resourceful drying agent. One way you can use rock salt to lower humidity in your home is:

  1. Gather two plastic tubs of the same size
  2. Place something inside the bottom tub to hold the first tub off the bottom
  3. Poke holes in the bottom of the top tub
  4. Fill it with rock salt and place inside the first one
  5. Check the bottom tub daily and empty water as necessary
  6. Keep in mind it might take a few days for the tub to fill

Charcoal
Many people claim hat charcoal briquettes can help to remove indoor humidity. Not only does it dehumidify, but it also removes foul odors. A bag of charcoal is inexpensive and can fit into a basket. Place on the top shelf in the closest area. They will last for several months, absorbing humidity and odor. After that, they can be used for grilling or for a toasty fire pit.

If these methods fail, your best option is to purchase a dehumidifier and air purifier. At Leslie Heating & Cooling, your comfort is our top priority – especially during the hot summer months. That is why we offer air cleaners and air purifiers to make your home a healthier place to live! To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.