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Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Beat Fall Allergies

Friday, September 11th, 2020

The fall season is just around the corner for residents of Woodridge, IL, and the surrounding areas! As excited as we are for the falling leaves, cooling temperatures, and upcoming holiday season, there’s one part of autumn that nobody rejoices — allergies. Luckily, you don’t have to suffer over the next few months. The indoor air quality specialists at Leslie are here to help you beat fall allergies for good!

But first, let’s see what kind of allergens we’re dealing with in the fall season.

Leslie - Common Fall Allergens Infographic for Blog

Change Air Filters as Directed

The easiest thing you can do to help protect yourself from indoor allergens is to change your HVAC air filter on a regular basis. Air filters trap pollen, dust, pet dander, bacteria, and everything else that makes your eyes water and your nose itch. Basically, air filters are your first line of defense against indoor pollution. However, they’re only effective when they’re clean!

The more particles it traps, the dirtier the filter gets. Eventually, it will become clogged and ineffective, allowing allergens to travel freely in your home. That’s why it’s important to change your filters — or clean them, if you have the reusable kind — as directed.

Install Whole-Home Air Quality Products

If your home constantly suffers from poor indoor air quality, you should consider installing a whole-home air purification system. Try as you might, no amount of do-it-yourself IAQ maintenance will help you find the relief you need, especially once the fall season comes around. Air purification systems, however, are powerful devices that clear your air all day long, providing you with the ultimate indoor comfort.

Leslie offers brand name air cleaners and purifiers at the most affordable prices. From media filters to HEPA air cleaners, you can consider us your one-stop-shop for the best indoor air quality products. We also offer indoor air quality installation for your convenience.

Tune-Up Your Heater Sooner Rather Than Later

Last but not least, don’t forget to schedule your heating tune-up early in the season. HVAC systems circulate indoor air all day long, so any debris that escapes the air filter may find a home in your vents instead. A furnace inspection and service will clean the system inside and out, so you’ll have nothing to worry about!

To learn more about the IAQ products offered at Leslie, or to schedule your annual heater service, contact us today!


Tips For Cleaning Your Air Ducts

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

When spring rolls around, cleaning your air ducts is a must. But deciding whether not you should do it yourself or hire a professional is the big question at hand. Depending on the circumstances, you could benefit from calling in a pro. For example, if you have rodents or mold. If not, here is how you can clean your air ducts, even if you’re not an expert:

Cleaning Air Ducts
If you’re prepared to clean air ducts yourself, you will need the following tools:

  • Vacuum. Vacuuming is a popular method that many use to brush away dust. For best results, use a large portable vacuum with a HEPA filter.
  • Mechanical brush. This tool can suck up all the debris stuck in your ductwork.
  • Air sweep. The air sweep method is perhaps the most effective for getting the job done.

Professional Services
With pollution becoming a growing concern for our environment and our homes, it might be a more effective solution to hire a professional. Duct cleaning is essentially an inspection and cleaning of various components of your forced air heating and cooling system. It includes the following:

  • Supply and return air ducts
  • Supply and return registers
  • Heat exchangers
  •  Condensate drains
  • Fan motors and housings

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, we know how important it is to proactively take care of your home heating and cooling. That is why we offer duct cleaning along with many of our other services. Our experts are fully trained and licensed, ready to help! We are available for emergency repairs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website.