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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.

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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!

 

HVAC Tips for Fall 2016

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

As the temperatures begin to cool off and kids start to swing into the school year, we know that fall is right around the corner. Fall is that time of year when the years is usually just right enough to work in and around your house comfortably – yet is a reminder that frigid weather is near. As we fall into the next season, here are three HVAC tips to keep in mind:

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Clean your air filter
Cleaning your air filter should be a seasonal habit. To clean your filter, turn off the AC you’ve been using and remove the service panel cover. Inspect the filter. Clean with water and let it air dry. Replace the filter if needed and enjoy clean, fresh air once again!

Add a ceiling fan
Regardless of whether it’s hot or cold outside, ceiling fans can help circulate the air. If you’re making a list of home improvement projects to complete this fall, add “install ceiling fan” to the list! This will help you save energy on your electric bill and keep you feeling comfortable in your home.

Close off your fireplace
Pretty soon you’ll be using your fireplace on those chilly autumn and winter nights. So protect your home from a fire hazard by closing it off. Purchase a fireplace screen from your local home goods store and cover. In doing so, you’ll protect your wood floors, furniture, and other textiles.

To complete your 201 fall “to-do” list, turn to Leslie Heating and Cooling. We offer heating repairs, installations, and maintenance programs. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and is here for all of your emergency needs throughout the season. To learn even more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.