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5 Easy Ways to Prep Your Home for Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house, take the weekend to prep your home in all the necessary ways. From cleaning the little things to making sure the big things are in proper working order, here are five easy ways to ensure you are good to go when the doorbell rings:

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Clean your oven
First things first. When was the last time you cleaned your oven? Probably not recently enough. With all the cooking your oven is going to do, make a non-toxic cleaner made out of baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar, or buy natural dish soap. Scrub the grease clean and let the solution do its magic. Your turkey will come out much better than it would if you didn’t clean at all.

Clean the silverware
Your silverware should be shiny and presentable for your Thanksgiving feast. Try a similar natural cleaner: place silverware in an aluminum pot filled with water, salt, and baking soda. Bring water to a boil for three minutes, remove the pieces, store in warm soap water, and scrub with a clean cloth.

Replace the vacuum belt
If your vacuum isn’t working the way it once did, try replacing the belt. Use screwdrivers to remove the cover, use a flat heat screw to pry out the agitator, and slide the belt off. Slid the new one on and replace the agitator. You’re more likely to capture that dust that’s flying around your home.

Childproof your home
Family usually means children and infants coming to visit too. With little kids running around the house, keep them safe by covering the outlets with their caps and keeping electrical cords out of reach.

Adjust your heating system
Your home should stay at a comfortable temperature and balanced air flow. Test where the airflow is heaviest and lightest to determine which vest might need a proper adjustment, and call your HVAC technician for assistance.

When all’s said and done, you’ll be ready for your Thanksgiving gathering!

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, your comfort and safety t is our number one priority. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs, heating installation, and maintenance. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

9 Home Heating Conservation Tips

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Aside from the fact that your heating bill is usually high in winter, many of us also want to know how we can reduce our carbon footprint. Here are 9 creative ways you can conserve energy at home and save money all at once:

1. Add more wall insulation to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and significantly reduce your home heating bill.
2. Find drafts using a small candle and slowly trace around all window sills and cents. If the flame flickers, you need to seal the leak.
3. Lower the heat during sunny afternoons when the sun is at it’s strongest, and you may realize you don’t even need to waste electric.
4. Leave the oven door open after cooking to recycle warm air in your kitchen.
5. A gas fireplace can use more energy to heat a room than central heating.
6. Invest in a wood burning stove. You’ll be shocked at how low your heating bill will become.
7. Reverse your ceiling fans in winter to rotate clockwise and draw down the rising heat.
8. Keep heavy curtains around the bed to help insulate your bedroom.
9. A programmable thermostat can automatically lower temperatures while you’re sleeping or at work, which can decrease your energy consumption by up to 25 percent.

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, your comfort is our number one priority. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs, heating installation, and maintenance. We can also help you install programmable thermostats to reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in winter. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

9 Home Heating Conservation Tips

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Aside from the fact that your heating bill is usually high in winter, many of us also want to know how we can reduce our carbon footprint. Here are 9 creative ways you can conserve energy at home and save money all at once:


1. Add more wall insulation to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and significantly reduce your home heating bill.
2. Find drafts using a small candle and slowly trace around all window sills and cents. If the flame flickers, you need to seal the leak.
3. Lower the heat during sunny afternoons when the sun is at it’s strongest, and you may realize you don’t even need to waste electric.
4. Leave the oven door open after cooking to recycle warm air in your kitchen.
5. A gas fireplace can use more energy to heat a room than central heating.
6. Invest in a wood burning stove. You’ll be shocked at how low your heating bill will become.
7. Reverse your ceiling fans in winter to rotate clockwise and draw down the rising heat.
8. Keep heavy curtains around the bed to help insulate your bedroom.
9. A programmable thermostat can automatically lower temperatures while you’re sleeping or at work, which can decrease your energy consumption by up to 25 percent.

At Leslie Heating & Cooling, your comfort is our number one priority. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and are here for all of your HVAC emergency needs, heating installation, and maintenance. We can also help you install programmable thermostats to reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in winter. To learn more, give us a call at 630.621.9419 or visit our website.

Top Ways to Warm Up Your Home Without Heat

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Is your heating bill going through the roof this winter? When temperatures drop you can bet that energy costs will bump up (that is, if you don’t have a proper heating system installed). With that said, why not find natural ways to help you heat your home? Below are five tips to consider:

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Layer it up. Either swap out your jute rug for a wool one instead, or add several layers. Not only will it keep your toes toasty, but it will also help to insulate your home.

Let the light in. During the daytime, open up the shades and blinds – especially in the rooms where you get the most sunlight. By taking advantage of Mother Nature, you can lower the heat a bit during the day to save energy for nights when you need it most.

Reverse the fan. You know that heat rises, but did you realize that running your ceiling fan in reverse will push warm air down? Try this method day or night to enhance the efforts of your heating system.

Do your laundry. Take advantage of your laundry machine by washing a load. There’s almost no better feeling than slipping into a shirt or wrapping yourself in a blanket fresh out of the dryer!

Block drafts. If a room feels drafty, check the weatherstripping around each of your windows. If you see it’s missing or feel cold air blowing through, you probably need to replace it.

Of course, these tips work best when used in conjunction with your heat. But in the event that you find your home is cold no matter what you do, give Leslie Heating and Cooling a call for a new, professional heating installation. And  don’t forget, we are here for all your emergency needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! For more information, give us a call at (630) 621-9419 or visit our website.