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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.

How to Prep Your Home for Vacation

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Leaving on a jet plane for Spring Break? Before your departure, run through this quick checklist of steps you can take to prepare your home while you’re out of town.

Prep Your Home for Vacation

Step 1. Unplug your electrical devices. This means your computers, TVs, kitchen appliances, and tablet chargers. There’s nothing like keeping all of your devices plugged in to unnecessarily boost your electric bill. So be smart and turn off everything before you leave.

Step 2. Clean out the fridge. Toss out food that can go rotten to avoid a horrible stench upon your return back home.

Step 3. Turn off the water supply in your home by finding the main valve. This should help you to avoid a plumbing disaster, such as flooding.

Step 4. Set timers for your lights. Although it might cost you some extra money on your energy bill, it’s a great way to make it not-so-obvious that you’re away from home. Think of it as a security system.

Step 5. Create a list of emergency contacts and instructions for your close neighbors so that they can take care of anything that goes wrong.

Step 6. Turn down the heat about ten degrees. This should help you save money on your utility bill and conserve energy while you’re away.

Give yourself time to prepare for vacation, and remember – if you come across any heating and cooling issues at home, give Leslie Heating and Cooling a call! We are a family-owned and operated business based in Woodridge, Illinois and have a number of resources that can help you prep your home before your Spring Break getaway. Learn more by visiting our website or calling us at (630) 621-9419.